This debut album of the women's trio Haiku Salut must be enjoyed with caution, because the music on "Tricolore" is not for everyone. The three ladies basically make it quite easy for the listener: You love them or you hate them. Either you respect the reductionist sound corset, the wonderful fusion of acoustic instruments with playful electronics and the crazy concept behind the album (it's about the three core colours and how they work together). Or you find the sounds childish, the performance amateurish and the songs simply meaningless and rippling away to seriously want to deal with the work. In short: Haiku Salut polarize in their irrepressible cuteness, almost like Björk or Momus polarize in a different way, but in a similar sound universe. That's not the worst thing. But it's like with the Japanese poem type after which the band is named: You have to get over it and get involved with the album.
Top Track: Sounds Like There's A Pacman Crunching Away At Your Heart