The original soundtrack to the graphic novel to the greatest movie never made, Giraffes on Horseback Salad – Original Soundtrack features score by Quin Arbeitman and tracks by Pepe Deluxé and Josh Frank – available now on Lakeshore Records! Listen below.
“Bring beverage and blanket, Josh Frank’s soundtrack for Giraffes On Horseback Salad has a dreamlike intensity, rabbit-holes that lead to other rabbit-holes, presented as floor show, musical comedy album that guides with libretto and gags and surreal contemplation from another time and place. Stay hydrated.” – The Pixies’ Black Francis
“Giraffes on Horseback Salad: The Album is a tantalizing work of musical speculative fiction.” – Joel Hodgson, Creator of Mystery Science Theater 3000
Soundtrack Available Now: [Download/Listen]
Frank turned his attention to creating a REAL “soundtrack” with song, score and spoken word vignettes. Frank enlisted the help of composer and jazz multi-instrumentalist Quin Arbeitman who brought the book to life with a large cast of players and vocalists from around the world including Japanese harpist Kaoru Arai-Colucci who played solos throughout reminiscent of Harpo’s contributions to each Marx Brothers film. Dali had originally envisioned music by Cole Porter in the film and Arbeitman found himself channeling Porter in his compositions. The resulting vibrant music with a decidedly vintage flair was recorded in Osaka and Tokyo, Japan and provides the perfect backdrop to the mix of fantasy and classic comedic flourishes. Appearing on the album as characters in the book are Frank Ferrante (the Marx Bros. Estates official Groucho), Matt Roper as Chico, Brian Hemstock as Jimmy and introducing Charlotte Kerbs as The Surrealist Woman. Brian Baumbartner (beloved character actor who played Kevin on The Office) brings his vocal talents to two special tracks and Finnish genre bending band Pepe Deluxe also contribute a theme song to the mix.
Learn more about Giraffes on Horseback Salad the graphic novel by Josh Frank here.
“Utterly one of a kind” – Publisher’s Weekly