Albert Salt

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Albert Salt

Where are you currently based?

Melbourne. 

How did you first start playing music?

I started playing violin when i was three years old and piano when I was four (my parents are musicians).

What’s been happening recently and how has your Covid experience been so far?

I’ve been working on this EP which is finished now! And covering songs, making videos for them and releasing them on YouTube. Oddly enough my Covid experience has been really great, allowing me to essentially work on music full time. 

What influenced the sound and songwriting for your new single “25”?

Being introduced to The 1975 definitely has a big influence on 25, specifically their honest and revealing approach to lyricism.

How do you usually for about writing music?

I’ll basically just sit down in my studio and start tinkering with different instruments. Eventually I’ll come up with a melody or polyrhythmic synth line and just build on top of that. 

What programs/instruments do you use?

I use Logic as my DAW and then in the synth department I use a Juno-106, Behringer Model-D, Prophet 08, Nord Electro 3, Bass Station 2, Arturia V Collection. Maschine and Spark take care of the drums, and then use a Neumann TLM 103 mic to record all my vocals, violin, percussion.  

How do you approach recording/production?

I approach the recording aspect by mucking around in the studio and then once I’ve got a a demo of a track, I’ll go back and do proper vocal takes etc. and then send it off for mixing. I used to mix everything myself but over the last couple of years I’ve been very fortunate to have my very talented friend and other half of Juno Disco Nick Bond take care of it and it’s really taken everything to another level. 

Please tell us about the upcoming video, how was it filmed and where?

I was very influenced by how they filmed The Mandalorian by their use of rear screen projection with giant screens. So I experimented with making visuals then putting them on my TV and then would shoot a single take of myself performing in front of it.

Please tell us about how you got into videography:

Filmmaking is something I did a bit in High School but hadn’t really touched it again since lockdown. I started making these videos for the covers I was making and then through doing so many of them, I got better at filmmaking.

It’s something I really love and will continue to do, the process is very similar to making music.

Who are you listening to at the moment?

The only new thing I’ve really gotten into recently is Parcels, such an amazing band and was very excited to hear that they’re big Whitest Boy Alive fans. That and The Weekly Planet podcast which is 11/10.

What do you like to do away from music?

Very lucky to have a park as my backyard so hanging out there, Watching movies, I’m watching The Sopranos for the first time and  I’ve gotten weirdly into running this year. 

What’s planned for the remainder of 2020 going into 2021?

More music! You’ll be hearing some new stuff from me very soon! The EP is done so I’ll be bringing out another single and the EP before the end of they year. And then I’ll work on my next release over the summer. We also have a lot of Juno Disco stuff in the pipeline which is exciting so I reckon it’ll be a busy 2021. 

Favourite food and place to hangout?

Without a doubt ‘Leonards House Of Love’.

 

 

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