- Release Date 2019-07-05
- Label Secret Name
- Catalog SCRTNDIG004
?The General? features Haiku Salut's new original soundtrack for Buster Keaton's 1926 comedy classic of the same name. Commissioned by Nottingham Contemporary as part of the BFI's Comedy Genius season, the 23 track score was written within a two-month period over winter in the band's studio at the edge of the Peak District, and sees the trio of Gemma Barkerwood, Louise Croft and Sophie Barkerwood give the revered silent film a startling electronica overhaul.
Combining glitchy electronica, soaring post rock, and beautiful piano pieces, ?The General? is an emotional, transformative record. The band find moments of drama and heartbreak in a much-loved comedy, and enrich the bygone, pre-digital world of Buster Keaton with a gloriously contemporary score.