Thursday, 6 May 2010

Song Of The Day No.43

Frenchy, I'm Faking

by Architecture In Helsinki (In Case We Die, 2005)

Once eight people strong, the band membership currently stands at a respectable five. The full cast of eight were present for their first two albums, Fingers Crossed and In Case We Die, but it took a while for the band to settle down. By 2000 the band had it's core but it wasn't until 2003 that their debut was released, the second followed in 2005 and the less well received third in 2007.

'Frenchy, I'm Faking' is in keeping with the typical AIH style; calamitous but well structured, random, sugar-sweet pop songs. The song goes through a few changes to reach the end of it's two minutes and fifty-three seconds. Opening with a gangly, awkward-in-a-good-way guitar/synthesiser riff. The brass comes in just before the vocals, at which point the song takes on a stop-starting routine complete with drill and electric sawing sound effects. This album track ends slowly, complete with crashing cymbals and 'finale' drum rumbles and group choir renditions of “Baaah, ba-ba-ba-baaah” shadowing the lofty brass section that has featured throughout.


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