|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
|The Young Machines, released in 2003, was an album of gloomy indie electronica that cast Marc Bianchi as a quirky, one-man band genius. Here each track from the album has been monkeyed around with by the indie luminaries like Arab Strap. Super Furry Animals and Stereolab. The soothing wash of the original album is given a new lease of life that keeps the vocals intact but adds an extra layer of crazed weirdness to the background mix. When it works the remixes actually improve on the originals. Songs like the Dntel remix of "Japanese Gum" and the Album Leaf's take on the title track show that a little tweaking can go a long, long way. - Rip and Burn