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Architecture in Helsinki NOW + 4EVA

Performer Notes
  • Tributee: Margaret Bird.
  • Audio Mixers: Damian Taylor; Francois Tetaz.
  • Recording information: Old Tricks, Melbourne, Australia (02/2012-03/2013).
  • Photographer: Michelle Tran.
  • After the release of their return-to-form album Moment Bends in 2011, Architecture in Helsinki seemed set up to make another album that skillfully blended indie pop quirk with synth pop slickness topped off with some seriously bouncy beats. Their 2014 album NOW + 4EVA is a shiny pop album with some high points that will remind listeners why they liked the band in the first place, like the insistent groover "In the Future," which kicks the album off in fine style, and the shiny disco empowerment jam "I Might Survive." The electro-pop cover of the Jackie DeShannon folk-pop classic "When You Walk in the Room" is also very nice, showing off Kellie Sutherland's clear-as-a-bell vocals. The Northern soul meets bubblegum stomper "Before Tomorrow" is another track that shows how the band succeeds by blending styles into a cute and spunky mix that's as colorful and messy as the album's cover image. ~ Tim Sendra

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