There Is No Elsewhere PRAH 7/10 Sparkly electro-folk trio, now with added orchestral shading
Newly signed to modern classical label PRAH, avantfolk instrumental trio Haiku Salut deepen and widen their electro-pastoral sound on this mostly sublime third album. There are inescapable tingles of vintage Eno and Aphex Twin on softly undulating melodic reveries like “Occupy” and “Shadows”, where glitchtronica meets glockenspiel in the sunlit uplands of the Derbyshire Dales. Adding fresh shades to the trio’s twinkly musical rainbow are two collaborations with the Glastonbury Brass ensemble. “Cold To Crack The Stones” is a gleaming tapestry of sepia-tinted brass and woozy synth loops, while the uncharacteristically punchy “The More And Moreness” could almost be The Unthanks remixed by The Chemical Brothers.