|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
|Marc Bianchi is the one man force behind the beloved dreamy indie-electro pop sounds of Her Space Holiday, a project that combines lush sampling, beautiful synth programming and bitter/sweet lyrical poetry. 2003's The Young Machines saw Bianchi/Her Space Holiday soften these nuances somewhat from 2001's critically acclaimed Manic Expressive, which caught some fans off guard. Ironically, this works very well in terms of The Young Machines Remixed, a new release of all tracks from the original recording remixed by the most elite in this field. The Album Leaf, Arab Strap, Matmos, Super Furry Animals, Dntel, Boom Bip and Stereolab all rework the template established by Bianchi in such a way as to create a sound that is unique to each of them while maintaining the aesthetic that keep Her Space Holiday fans coming back for more. An excellent release. - Jackson Free Press