Tell us about yourself and your music

Right from the start, I wanted to reach as many human beings as possible with my music, regardless of nationality, creed, and age. The human being was my concern. I believe music is the universal language of human beings, the language that is equal to all intelligent beings.
I realized we all are the same human being everywhere. There is no difference between I and You and Them. It is the same human being everywhere.
As I had the luck of getting to know several languages, I decided to make music in different languages, to reach as many people as possible.
It also occurred to me to use the type of style that is typical of one language with other languages that do not usually use that style of music.

Talk to us more about your latest release

My ¨Musas¨ CD is an attempt to make British Rock style music but in the Spanish language.
I am now preparing another CD where I will be using the same British Rock style but in the English language, so that style and language will be typical.
Of course, this will take time to accomplish, having to write the songs, make the arrangements for all the instruments, record all the tracks, mix them down, and so forth.
For the time being, I am promoting and doing all the work for my ¨Musas¨ CD.
Later on, I will start work on my English language project.

What inspired you to write this release?

Making British Rock style music for the Spanish speaking people.

Describe the writing and recording process

Regarding this point, it is difficult to put into words the things that are involved in music writing. Music is the language of music, not words. This is why you always write the melodies and harmonies first and then when creating the lyrics you try to adapt words to the recently created sounds, and then different subjects storm your head until you decide which way you will go.

The recording process can become expensive for someone who records all the instruments and voices in the songs. And this without taking into consideration the time you will spend setting out the arrangements for the different instruments. It is a matter of knitting different instruments lines with one another until they form a web.

Usually, a band can record and mix a song in a session or two, but for the musician who has to do all the recording himself, the process can sometimes take between one and two weeks for just one song. And this without taking into consideration the difficult mixing where you want all your instruments to be heard and is hard to decide which instruments will be at the front of the panorama and which will be sent to the bottom, or a second plane. At the mixing stage, I always take advice from the recording engineer.

Any plans to hit the road?

For the time being, I cannot think of hitting the road, because I am now a recording artist who works on his own at the studio and do not have a band.

Nevertheless, I am also quite aware of the fact that nowadays the music scene has changed and the biggest revenue comes from live performances, so I plan to also form a band because I cannot be playing all the instruments on a live performance since I am not an octopus. I can do it in a studio, but I cannot do it on stage.

Thus forming a band will be my third project, after the ¨Musas¨ CD in Spanish, and my next English language CD.

As an indie artist, how do you brand yourself and your music to stand out from the rest of the artists out there?

There are two points to this. The first point is that I try to make British style music in Spanish, and second the fact that I play all the instruments and record all the voices myself.

I think these two points make my case stand out from the rest of the artists out there.

Who have you been listening to lately?

I try not to listen to other artists when writing music not to get influences from other people that can deviate you from your writing path and style.

Who are your biggest influences?

Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, Ten Years After, The Who, Yes, Emerson Lake & Palmer.

Tell us about your passions

Changing the world for the better.

What else is happening next in your world?

Working on my English language CD.



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