MOVING away from their recent investigations of the film score, which includes their last full album proper, 2019’s The General, a score for Buster Keaton’s 1926 early slapstick comedy classic, and two short film commissions last year, Derbyshire’s completely gorgeous (fan? Moi?) post-folk trio Haiku Salut have announced they’re releasing their fifth album in August – and it’ll be an exploration of memory and ghosts.
“We’re very happy to finally release some new music,” said Sophie, Gemma and Louise, in revealing that Secret Name will be letting The Hill, The Light, The Ghost out into the world on August 27th.
They’ve released a short film documentary explaining the conception and the genesis of the record, which we have embedded for you below; and you can also get your order in nice and early for the album, which will be out digitally, on CD and on vinyl, via Bandcamp, here.
“We began actively searching for ghosts in the world and framing the songs around their qualities,” they say in the short film.
Gathering recordings, removing them from their context and building worlds around them. Capturing and preserving personal experiences, and evoking vivid spaces.”
And if you’ve yet to fall for their particular, organic, instrumental lusciousness, get y’self over to that selfsame page and start at the beginning with their 2013 debut Tricolore and work forward; you won’t regret this.