Architecture in Helsinki - In Case We Die

Architecture in Helsinki are definitely one of the more quirky groups to emerge in recent years, closer resembling an orchestra than your average band. They consist of an unusual eight members (by that I mean it’s an unusual number, the members are rather usual as far as I know) and use more abstract instruments than you could comfortably count. The many instruments and many voices makes for much variation, ranging from fast to slow, low to high, happy to sad, all in the one two minute song. Their overall sound could easily be described as childish but that’s what makes it so great. The silliness makes you laugh and the glockenspiel makes you dance, they’ve really found a winning combination

It’5 – You know you’re in for a treat when a song opens with ‘Stranger, Danger!’ and in this case you’re not let down. It’s a boppy little piece and you’ll be dancing and pumping your fists in no time. The song really highlights the voice of the main male singer, whichever he might be.

Wishbone – At the other end of the spectrum we have a female led song (I’d give names if I knew which was which). It comes in at a nice fast pace and invokes a slightly different dancing style. I’d say a steady skip accompanied with flailing body parts to represent the sudden changes in direction…..you’ll see.

5 comments:

Frank Sinatra said...

it is indeed a 'boppy little piece'

julian said...

um, cameron bird sings most of it'5 and kellie sutherland sings wishbone.

Peter said...

thanks mate!

Anonymous said...

i saw these guys live.. it was crazy. everyone just ended up going on the stage and dancing. tho it didn't really like the electro support band.. muscles..

Peter said...

yeh they're great. i'm not yet hooked on the newer stuff, but i must admit it does add to their live energy. i'm looking forward to seeing them again at laneway. woo!

as for muscles, he can keep his repetitive, monotone beats to himself