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  • Summary: The British instrumental dream-pop band was commissioned by Nottingham Contemporary to create a new film score to Buster Keaton's 1926 film The General for BFI's Comedy Genius season.
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  1. 80
    Despite its purpose, The General is a warm, intricate experience that can soundtrack whatever you need it to on each listen.
  2. Aug 19, 2019
    80
    Haiku Salut could be a curious fit for this – certainly, anyone looking for an evocation of the honky tonk contemporary to that era of silent film will be disappointed. Instead, Haiku Salut have delivered one of their strongest works to date.
  3. Aug 8, 2019
    80
    Roughly 80 minutes of sensory delight, an album that – like the film that inspired it – is both deeply enjoyable on a primal level as well as dense and rich enough to revisit over and over.
  4. Uncut
    Aug 8, 2019
    80
    Overall this double album offers a rich blend of ambient glow, polyrhythmic glitch and absorbing textural detail. [Sep 2019, p.27]
  5. Mojo
    Aug 8, 2019
    60
    The whole soundtrack comes downbeat, mum-like fusion of standard instruments and glitchy electronics run throughout all the atmospheric instrumentals. [Sep 20129, p.89]
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