|MH-231 Her Space Holiday - The Young Machines (Remixed)
Marc Bianchi (Her Space Holiday) has joined with an all-star line-up for The Young Machines Remixed, a companion piece to his 2003 Mush release, The Young Machines. Each remixer was given one track from the original album to dissect and reconstruct, and they have exceeded expectations. The styles of the acts involved are as diverse as they are impressive. The Album Leaf, Arab Strap, Matmos, Super Furry Animals, Dntel, Blockhead, Broken Spindles, Boom Bip, Stereolab, and Nobody have each delivered a mix that holds true to a key element of the original and builds around it in their own unique style. From IDM influenced electronic productions through psychedelic hip-hop meltdowns - from organic flavored reworkings to Japanese influenced kitsch, The Young Machines Remixed succeeds as a cohesive album while never prohibiting the artists involved to shine on their own terms.
|An interesting new way to hear last year's gems - Chord / These dreamy sounds are a gift that keeps on giving - Tokion / It's a dandy little album all on its own - Treble Zine / Undeniably excellent - All Music Guide / Very fun - Almost Cool / A fine diversion - Urb / Worth the trip to space - Remix
|Her Space Holiday is the product of Mark Bianchi, and brings some well crafted electronic poprock (a la Postal Service) to the table by way of Mush records. Although I have to say I've enjoyed the hell outta this album since I got it, there's one glaring flaw: this dude is a real nutbag when it comes to girls. We're talking his mom probably hated him, his #1 crush dissed him in the tenderest moment of his formative years, his virginity was probably lost to someone else's girl, and so on. Given that after a brief listen of The Young Machines one might compare his work musically to the likes of Matmos, Dntel, Boom Bip, etc, it's kinda neat to see that this entire LP was remixed by all three of the aforementioned in addition to Stereolab, Super Furry Animals and others. - Music for Robots