Listen: Architecture – “Diamond Mind”

5 Apr


Some simple maths for you today, no really it’s dead easy.

What do you get if you take one bottle of wine, add two girls (steady, that’s not where this is going), two keyboards and a guitar? If you answered anything other than ‘the beginnings of a dreamy electro-pop act from Chicago’, then I am afraid you lose and must wear the crown of shame for the next 2 minutes, or at least as long as it takes to read about Architecture and then go hit start on the soundcloud player below.

Initially comprised of Melissa Harris and Rebecca Scott, but now with added Blake Gardener to flesh out the beatage, the then duo did indeed begin life in a Chicago sunroom one evening with just those ingredients to work with. Having released an album of darkish electronic melodies in 2011, When We Were Young, Architecture are about to drop their new single, “Diamond Mind”, and it is altogether more floaty and wistful. For just under three minutes you are swept up on smooth and swoonsome harmonies and elongated synths notes. The beats are more gentle taps on the shoulder than the giving of dead arms and the whole thing is dreamy swirly loveliness. It’s like crowd surfing on teddy bears, which frankly sounds like a ridiculously good idea to us.

“Diamond Mind” will be released on 17 April on 7″ vinyl via Notes and Bolts records.

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One Response to “Listen: Architecture – “Diamond Mind””

  1. name not supplied June 18, 2013 at 18:35 #

    this is nice, quite crisp and clear like a Norwegian Fjord 🙂

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