apologies for making it so nobody could log in for the past hour
this thread is now about Architecture in Helsinki
I hear she's related to Jack Bauer.. shrug
Big War Bird
Curses on you! I had to restart my computer, which is always an iffy proposition as to whether it will reboot or not.
http//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helsinki#Architecture < [b332e20fce6]About the actual architecture in Helsinki.[/b332e20fce6]
[b332e20fce6]About the band[/b332e20fce6]
Architecture in Helsinki is an Australian musical collective based in the suburb of Northcote in Melbourne. The group consists of Cameron Bird, James Cecil, Gus Franklin, Jamie Mildren, Buster Sandhu, Sam Perry, and Kellie Sutherland.
Most of the band members can play multiple instruments. Their music makes use of a wide range of instruments, from more unique instruments such as analog synthesizers, samplers, the glockenspiel and handclaps; to concert band instruments like the trumpet, tuba, trombone, clarinet and recorder; and the more standard guitars, bass and drums.
The band has been on multiple national and international tours. They have toured the United States with acts such as Death Cab for Cutie and Clap Your Hands Say Yeah and opened for David Byrne, The Polyphonic Spree, Yo La Tengo and Belle & Sebastian.
Architecture in Helsinki began with Cameron Bird in the late 1990s in Carlton, Victoria. Bird and fellow Architecture in Helsinki members Jamie Mildren and Sam Perry were members of a teenage funk-grunge band called The Pixel Mittens. After outgrowing the limitations of living in a small Australian country town the trio moved to Melbourne. The band played one or two small gigs before going into semi-hibernation. In 2000, while studying photography at art school, Bird met James Cecil. The two had an instant musical connection and within a couple of months Cecil joined the band on drums. Around that time Bird met Kellie Sutherland at a party and invited her to play the clarinet on some of the band's songs. The band began work on their debut album at Supermelodyworld, James' recording studio built in a church hall on Melbourne's Southeast side. Recording was halted though when Bird had to leave for an extended holiday in the US, leaving the album unfinished. On his return, Bird, inspired by his experiences in Portland, Oregon wrote three-quarters of the songs for the album in six days. The songs marked the new direction for the band - short, catchy pop songs. Once again at art school, Bird met Isobel Knowles, Tara Shackell and the legendarily good-natured Gus Franklin who would complete the band's lineup. The three new members filled in the gaps on the album to complete it. After nearly two years of work, Architecture in Helsinki's debut album Fingers Crossed was released on 9 February 2003.
Source Wikipedia.org > http//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Architecture_in_Helsinki
I stopped listening when Isobel & Tara left. ;)