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LAist Interview: Peter Salett

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To say that musician Peter Salett is a busy guy would be an understatement. A true “multi-hypenate,” Salett is a singer, multi-instrumentalist, actor and film scorer. The recent release of his fifth solo album, In the Ocean of the Stars, reveals a singer/songwriter at the top of his game. In addition, his soundtrack work has included Forgetting Sarah Marshall and the new film Role Models, which opens in theaters tomorrow.

LAist caught recently caught up with Salett over apple pie and green apple sorbet at Hal’s in Venice to chat about the new album, film work and his move from NYC to LA.

LAist: Your album has an organic feel even though you employ elements such as backwards strings and an echoplex. Did you make a conscious effort to give it that intimate feel amidst the lush instrumentation?

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Peter Salett: Well, I mixed the record three times, so the third time that I mixed it, we were really conscious about trying to keep the sounds very organic in general. We recorded the tracks digitally and then finally bounced them to tape, which is where they belonged.