Etch and Etch Deep
Haiku Salut - Etch and Etch Deep
Critic Score
Based on 9 reviews
2015 Rank: #34 / 741
User Score
Based on 35 ratings
July 31, 2015 / Release Date
LP / Format
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Art Pop / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
Drowned in Sound

With luminous vibes and electronics that chime, strum, sparkle, dance and glow, the trio evoke worlds within our own, places we don’t usually hear.

85
The 405
Of course, they aren't the first to do this, but of all the bands that have been labelled with the hybrid genre-tag of folktronica, Haiku Salut may be the band that it fits best.
80
The Skinny

This is no mere soundtrack, it’s an imaginary world: to dwell there even briefly is a uniquely spiritual experience. 

80
NME

‘Etch And Etch Deep’ finds multi-instrumentalists Gemma and Sophie Bakerwood and Louise Croft exploring electronica, with deep synth tones, crunching glitch.

80
The Guardian

This is an insinuating record, a sunshine-and-haywains counterpart to the sinister English ruralism of the likes of Hacker Farm, but one that nags at you once its charms are clear.

80
musicOMH

There may be no words, but their music speaks volumes – and is consistently rewarding and charming.

80
Clash
Where once the band may have occasionally caught your ear, these songs command attention throughout.
Sep 25, 2015
84
A whimsical and awe-inspiring dream full of tiny sprites who play accordions and give you flowers.
Aug 12, 2015
JustinSlick
86
Oh wow, this gave me such a rush. I didn't know anything about Haiku Salut (and didn't know this was a soundtrack). From the cover I was just expecting a typical synthpop album or something.

But as soon as that very first tempo change hits, you know you're in for something a bit different. It's easy to imagine that this is the soundtrack Yann Tiersen would have written if Amelie were set in a modern city instead of a French village.

A very cool album--eclectic, and visually evocative, as ... read more
Aug 10, 2015
Gupla
72
El conocer y saber utilizar una gran gama de instrumentos ayuda en mayor parte a la imaginación y las ganas de desarrollar un sonido completo, y Etch and Etch Deep es un ejemplo de eso, la tendencia a experimentar sin ser pre-juiciosos y darle oportunidad a cualquier alternativa, es bienvenida en este álbum. Con una estética mayormente electrónica, y sonidos que no se asemejan, como bandoneones, gaitas y guitarras españolas, hacen de este material algo ... read more
Aug 8, 2015
onlylivingboy
80
A joyous, sonic stargazer. It brings to mind albums like Detektivbyrån's "Wermland" or Amiina's "Kurr," where the electronic and organic are found dancing wildly together.
Aug 5, 2015
bitterblossom12
85
Very under-listened as of now, best ambient/instrumental album of the year thus far and in a long time.
END OF YEAR LISTS
#30/Drowned in Sound
Track List
  1. Bleak and Beautiful (All Things)
  2. You Dance a Particular Algorithm
  3. Hearts Not Parts
  4. Divided By Surfaces
  5. Doing Better
  6. Things Were Happening and It Was Strange
  7. Becauselessness
  8. Skip To the End
  9. No Colour of Rain and Dust
  10. Foreign Pollen
Contributions By
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Added on: July 9, 2015