Haiku Salut : Etch and Etch Deep（to be released on 31 July, 2015）
Fantastic sounds, just like an overturned toy box that never stops!
This is the second album from Haiku Salut, the UK-based female folktronica trio, who started writing music after they were influenced by múm, an Icelandic artist who hatched a new theory of electronica music, and the Amélie soundtrack, a French romantic comedy film directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet.
This awesome album has been crafted by blending instruments such as accordion, glockenspiel, piano, classical guitar, ukulele, trumpet, drums and synthesizer, with Aphex Twin and Lemon Jelly-esque groovy beats, with plenty of the playfulness. This method is the similar to the incipient múm, The Books and Animal Collective, but this album has Haiku Salut's unique originality that is a fresh sound created by their lovely melodies.
They are already highly regarded within media circles, with The Guardian, Uncut, Mojo, Artrocker, Drowned In Sound, Music OMH, The Digital Fix, and Rock’N'Reel all writing complimentary articles, and have accomplished a performance on the Mountain Stage at the Green Man Festival. In addition, the songs were played on BBC 6 Music by Jarvis Cocker, Tom Ravenscroft and Gideon Coe.
|1. Bleak and Beautiful (All Things)||Louise Croft: Accordion, Glockenspiel, Piano, Classical Guitar, Ukulele, Trumpet, Drums|
|2. You Dance a Particular Algorithm||Gemma Barkerwood: Accordion, Glockenspiel, Piano, Classical Guitar, Ukulele, Trumpet, Drums|
|3. Hearts Not Parts||Sophie Barkerwood: Accordion, Glockenspiel, Piano, Classical Guitar, Ukulele, Trumpet, Drums|
|4. Divided By Surfaces and Silence|
|5. Doing Better|
|6. Things Were Happening and They Were Strange|
|8. Skip To The End|
|9. The No-Colour of Rain or Dust|
|10. Foreign Pollen|
|All Tracks Composed by Louise Croft, Gemma Barkerwood, Sophie Barkerwood|
|Recorded and Mixed by Haiku Salut|
|Mastered by Joe Caithness at Subsequent Mastering, UK|
|Photo by Ali Safavi|
|Art Direction and Design by Jim Cork|
|Produced by Robin Newman & Rich Collins Snug Recording Co. UK and Haiku Salut.|
|Bleak & Beautiful||Hearts Not Parts|