Tricolore is an album which is impossible to pin down, it pulls its influences from the classical era, minimalistic folktronica, 80's computer games, and in one song, dubstep.
It may sound as if that would be hard to pull off, and it is, but Haiku Salut do it in an inspired way. The song writing is clever without being too challenging, and the album is truly engaging and heart-warming.
Expect a blend of Aphex-Twin, Beirut, early Mum and the Books before pressing play and you won't be disappointed, it's exactly those things, but it's also so much more. There's a sense of naivety with this album that makes the whole thing such a joy to listen to over and over again.
Highlights include "Glockelbar", "Los Elefantes", "Six impossible things", "Train Tracks" and "No, you say it!" which I appreciate is nearly half the album, but it's really just one big, massive highlight.