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The General

Haiku Salut

The General

Fourth album from the Derbyshire instrumental trio Gemma Barkerwood, Sophie Barkerwood and Louise Croft originally commissioned for a live screening of Buster Keaton’s 1926 classic comedy

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  1. 9.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    For a band consistently creating experimental yet deeply melodic music Haiku Salut’s score for The General is yet another success. Not only do they find new ways to immerse the audience into this cinema classic, but in doing so have shown themselves to be among the most artful composers of the moment
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  2. 8.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    In taking a risk and throwing their all into this album Haiku Salut have created a score that does a cinematic classic justice and an album that joins, not only, their excellent catalogue as an evolution but also the best of emotive electronica being released right now
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  3. 8.0 |   PopMatters

    British instrumental trio Haiku Salut create a new soundtrack for Buster Keaton's classic 1926 film The General with brilliant and unconventional results
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  4. 8.0 |   Uncut

    A rich blend of ambient glow, polyrhythmic glitch and absorbing textural detail. Print edition only

  5. 8.0 |   God Is In The TV

    This isn’t just a great soundtrack, it’s an incredible ambient album to get lost in time and time again
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  6. 8.0 |   Gig Soup

    Being just shy of 1 hour 20 minutes there's a lot to take in but you are richly rewarded with repeated listens
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  7. 8.0 |   The Quietus

    Haiku Salut have delivered one of their strongest works to date
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  8. 6.0 |   Mojo

    The whole soundtrack comes across as a unified suite rather than a series of 23 individual compositions. Print edition only

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