Welcome to My Site



My name is Pete Baldwin and I go under the creative musical moniker of S. A. Fred. I’ve been creating electronic music since around 1989 but have been listening and inspired by it since before I can remember.

I remember as a child electronic music always fascinating me, the sounds created by these amazing and fantastical Synthesiser instruments seemingly coming from another world entirely; a world of the future or some weird imaginary place. I was always a bit of an odd bod dreamer, and this little spark of interest in electronic music would inspire me in other creative ways such as drawing or writing. Eventually though, despite having no interest in school with music as a subject, I started to create my own tracks.

My initial inspiration was drawn from that classic electronic sound, typified and defined by artists such as Jean Michel Jarre, Tangerine Dream, Vangelis, Isao Tomita, John Carpenter, Brian Eno, Wendy Carlos etc, etc. This classic sound would typically include pure Synthesiser patches, Phaser effects, Flanger effects, Synth made percussion, intricate sequences, bouncing delay effects, massive pads and organs and all that electronic goodness!

As electronic music grew up, I grew up with it, always inspired by my contemporaries; of note, FSOL, DJ Shadow, and recently by the likes of Autechre, Aphex Twin and Plaid to name but a few. It is a continuing journey for me, a creative obsession that mirrors and compliments my efforts in the visual fields.

If you’ve stumbled across my site, then I hope maybe you can find something of a little interest; if you know of me then thanks for dropping by, this site is growing and developing. You can listen to my tracks via some handy Soundcloud widgets, and also check out my ongoing Podcast experiments...

Oh, and thanks for listening!

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