July 18, 1999 |
Sparks are flying inside a Van Nuys recording studio, where Mexican group Cafe Tacuba is recording its new album. The most famous production team in rock en espan~ol, Gustavo Santaolalla and Anibal Kerpel have locked horns during the mixing of "Esperando" (Waiting), an intimate, 40-second solo song by Quique, the band's bassist. Santaolalla has decided to create a theatrical effect by pushing the bass to the front of the mix. And Kerpel is quick to disagree. "It's too loud," he says.