After many moons on studio hiatus, pop mavericks Architecture In Helsinki return with the hook-laden, magnetic and lush Moment Bends. It sounds like the album they’ve waited their whole lives to make, retaining the fizzing immediacy of its three predecessors but re-molded with a more sophisticated touch. In large parts, Moment Bends is in dialogue with the dance floor, without being a slave to any particular rhythm. So, imagine a sound equal parts Italia 1982, California 1979 and Melbourne 2011, glued together with a dynamic bounce and a compelling romanticism. Recorded over a 2 year period in the band’s studio space, Buckingham Palace, songwriter Cameron Bird says “Moment Bends was all about being at one with our ideas, obsessed with popular music and falling in love with our hometown.