Multiinstrumentalists ARCHITECTURE IN HELSINKI are back with a London show at XOYO.
You may not have expected it, all the way from Melbourne, but the first great modernist pop album of 2011 is here. Four years on since their last album, Architecture In Helsinki return with the hook-laden, magnetic and lush
“Moment Bends”. It sounds like the album they’ve waited their whole lives to make, retaining the fizzing immediacy of its three predecessors and re-moulding with a more sophisticated, grown-up touch.
“We started writing in mid-2008,” Bird recalls. “We had a love-hate relationship with the creative process. We wanted so bad to make a record that we didn’t have to make excuses about, that we wouldn’t cringe when we listened to it in ten years.” To ensure they didn’t spend ten years making it, the band enlisted long-time friend Francois Tetaz to produce the new tracks. Bird says that Tetaz broke them out of their routine; “we were going over every single sound and inflection and ghosted note with a fine tooth comb, and at the same time it needed to feel effortless and not overworked.” Job well done, then, going by how the percolating synths, dovetailing vocals and charged beats merge in a flurry of excitable hooks.
Here is a downloadable link for the single “Contact High” of the new album “Moment Bends”
Also, below is a story from pitchfork about the band’s new album.
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