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Haiku Salut

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07 Jan 2013, 00:26 #1

I know no-one really reads this messageboard any more, so this is a nice, quiet spot where I can note down the blog and press mentions for Haiku Salut.

We're putting out their album in March. It's great. Have a listen to them here:

http://haikusalut.com/
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07 Jan 2013, 00:28 #2

This Is Fake DIY single review:

"On their début offering – a 100-edition 3” CD-R EP entitled 'How We Learned To Get Along After The Yarn Bomb' – Derbyshire's Haiku Salut came across as the soundtrack to the best animated children's flick never released. Intricate and enchanting, it took you on all sorts of crazy journeys. They've grown up a bit for their first full-length – as 'Los Elefantes' testifies – but they've lost none of their skill for an immersive, almost cinematic experience, with this initial cut begging your imagination to go wild and think of an accompanying short film. Magical."

http://www.thisisfakediy.co.uk/articles ... -and-more/
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07 Jan 2013, 00:31 #3

Sweeping The Nation:

"A Yann Tiersen soundtrack, chamber piano and accordion to hand, as rearranged and sent into something less definable and more experimentally playful by a Derbyshire instrumental trio whose debut album Tricolore is released on March 12th, shortly after which they'll be playing our second annual Leicester Indiepop Alldayer (if we ever manage to book a headliner, or indeed anyone else)."

http://sweepingthenation.blogspot.co.uk ... ation.html
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07 Jan 2013, 00:32 #4

Wonky Sensitive:

""Los Elefantes" is the new single taken from Haiku Salut's forthcoming debut album, Tricolore. Available March 11th on CD and vinyl from How Does It Feel To Be Loved?"

http://wonkysensitive.blogspot.co.uk/20 ... antes.html
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07 Jan 2013, 09:46 #5

Sound Of Confusion:

"An all-girl trio from the Derbyshire Dales, Haiku Salut's music is, as their name may suggest, a little bit more exotic sounding. Their debut album 'Tricolore' is due for release in March and here they're giving us a sample of what's to come. 'Los Elephantes' fuses sounds from far and wide, having classical piano as its lead, they gradually add layers of French accordion and an Asian flavour to create a great dreamy instrumental."

http://thesoundofconfusionblog.blogspot.co...nuary-2012.html
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07 Jan 2013, 16:04 #6

A nice mention on the French website Dans Le Mur...Du Son

Le premier album de Haiku Salut s'appelle Tricolore et sortira en mars chez How Does It Feel To Be Loved?. De plus le titre 'Los Elefantes' se télécharge gratuitement sur Soundcloud. Qu'atendez vous ?

http://www.danslemurduson.com/archive/2 ... salut.html
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07 Jan 2013, 16:06 #7

Los Elefantes included in an mp3 round up on Largehearted Boy:

http://www.largeheartedboy.com/blog/arc ... _3255.html
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23 Jan 2013, 00:14 #8

Bochi Crew

Ever wanted a soundtrack to accompany you, making you feel removed from it all? Haiku Salut can certainly do that. A mix between quintessential Parisian street music and soft, composed melodies, "Los Elefantes" delivers your daily dose of magic. The trio primarly utilizes the likes of piano, accordions, ukeleles, and glockenspiels to craft their sound. Haiku Salut hail from the eastern midlands of England known as Derbyshire. An intriguing and rather useless fact about Derbyshire, the Romans were infatuated with the spot as it produced significant yields of lead ore in the abundant limestone cliffs. Now while mulling over the Roman empire enjoy, "Los Elefantes."

http://bochicrew.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01 ... rds-v.html
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23 Jan 2013, 00:15 #9

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Derby’s finest (and almost certainly only) Baroque-Pop-Folktronic-Neo-Classic something or other band release their latest offering on the consistently brilliant How Does It Feel to Be Loved Label. Last seen at London Popfest being all a bit too ramshackle I wasn’t quite sure what to expect from this lot but this wonderfully polished slice of Yann Tiersen inspired instrumentalism is a world away from that performance.

A dreamy piano holds the first couple of minutes together accompanied by some wheezing accordion and a smattering of fairly sparse electronics bringing to mind when Elbow strip things back and go for the heartstrings instead of the arenas. Just when you think you know where the whole things going there’s a tremendous break down as the piano gives way to marimbaesque electronic beats before being joined by the ever present accordion and there’s even a guitar outro thrown in for good measure, it’s all a lot more thrilling than it has any right to be. This sort of wonderfully balanced instrumental music is hard to get right but Haiku Salut have certainly pulled it off here, though the real test will be whether they can do it consistently over a whole album without it becoming (admittedly very tasteful) background music.

http://soundsxp.com/artman2/publish/sin ... view.shtml
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23 Jan 2013, 00:17 #10

The Girls Are

Derbyshire orchestral-baroque-instrumental-everything-but-the-kitchen-sink lasses Haiku Salut have revealed the video to their new single.

The clip to ‘Los Elefantes’ is a bit of a surreal wonder, seeing an unsuspecting bloke being enticed into an alternate world by a woman with red balloons and a gas mask – as you do. Check it out below:

To tell the truth, we wouldn’t have resisted either… ‘Los Elefantes’ is taken from the trio’s forthcoming LP Tricolore, which is released on CD and vinyl (with a free download code too, in case that’s more your bag) on March 11 through How Does It Feel To Be Loved?. The single itself is out now, and can be downloaded gratis here.

http://www.thegirlsare.com/2013/01/14/v ... iku-salut/
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23 Jan 2013, 00:19 #11

Norman Lebrecht

This piece of cinema verité has been shot to accompany a debut release by Haiku Salut, a trio from the Derbyshire Dales who are part neo-classical, part electronica, part folk. It reflects the way they, and most of us, go about our daily biz. The piece is called Los Elefantes. The primary influence (see below) is Swedish.

http://www.artsjournal.com/slippeddisc/ ... music.html
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23 Jan 2013, 00:20 #12

For Folk's Sake

Our esteemed friends at How Does It Feel to be Loved recently announced their latest signing Haiku Salut. The three-piece are planning to release their debut album Tricolore this year (you can pre-order it now).

We had a sneak preview of the album, and were delighted to hear that our favourite track Los Elefantes is to be the first single. 6music are predictably ALL OVER IT, and it’s been played by Gideon Coe and Tom Ravenscroft. You can download it for free here. And see the rather wonderful video below.

http://forfolkssake.com/news/20508/news ... -elefantes
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23 Jan 2013, 00:21 #13

Nothing But Hope And Passion

Although the Derbyshire-based instrumental trio HAIKU SALUT is not that famous yet, NOTHING BUT HOPE AND PASSION is sure, they soon will be due to the fascinating music these three ladies create. Their first longplayer Tricolore is set for a march release via label How Does It Feel and already today the band gives away its first single, Los Elefantes, for free. A romantic littlle piece that reminds us of artists like MÚM, DETEKTIVBYRÅN or YANN TIERSEN. HAIKU SALUT use accordions, ukeleles, glockenspiels, pianos, loopery and laptopery to create this specific and romantic soundscape and we’ve already fallen in love with Los Elefantes. There is also a beautiful video which you can watch right here too.

http://nbhap.com/21995/haiku-salut-pres ... song-free/
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23 Jan 2013, 00:32 #14

The Endless Tail

Put simply Haiku Salut are a wonderfully infectious, rambunctious, and perhaps a little ramshackle sometime electro alternative trad all female three piece instrumental band...oh, and are utterly impossible to take your eyes and ears off of. I'm quite certain that this must be a popular consensus as the atmosphere throughout the set was intense to say the least. They are one of very few bands who can render a crowd entirely speechless to such an extent that there wasn't even any background chatter audible during the quieter elements of the set!! They also happen to have just released a debut album called Tricolore on the How Does It Feel To Be Loved label which I for one bought immediately after their set.

http://theendlesstail.blogspot.co.uk/20 ... ter-3.html
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23 Jan 2013, 22:52 #15

SYFFAL

"The second this video starts you know it's going to be fucking awesome. Vibe, instrumentation, pace, fucking creepy chick in a gas mask holding 99 luft balloons. Whoever this band Haiku Salut are, they're fucking awesome. That accordion could play at my fucking funeral it's so damn crispy bacon. Los Elefantes means 'trippy ass chase through urban and forest settings while high on salvia' in Europeanish, or so says my alta vista web crawler. Peep the download of the single they're offering on their Soundcloud page, and join me in hoping their album that is dropping in March is as magically delcious as this teasing ass display of gorgeousness."

http://www.syffal.com/haiku-salut-los-elefantes
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