Her Space Holiday – Her Space Holiday

January 01, 1970

(No More Good Ideas)

 

www.herspaceholiday.com

 

In the 15 years gone by since Marc Bianchi began creating
music as Her Space Holiday, his sound has gone through quite an intriguing
metamorphosis from drone-rooted abstract space grooves to electro-organic
jangle pop from some lost transmission of an old college radio show back in the
heyday of IRS Records. And in between this transition in artistic expression,
he has managed to score gigs remixing a host of acts that read like the
blueprints of his own unique style, including such names as varied as R.E.M.,
Boom Bip, Matmos, DNTEL, Stereolab and Super Furry Animals among others.

 

2011, however, will mark the year that Bianchi puts his
longtime pseudonym out to pasture. Yet Her Space Holiday is not going quietly
by any means, as he retires the handle in style with a self-titled set of songs
on the artist’s own No More Good Ideas imprint. Culled from a stockpile of
sonic sketches he had stashed away on his hard drive for nearly 18 months, Marc
stowed away in a converted 150-year-old farmhouse-turned-studio with producer
Stephen Ceresia to construct what turns out to be the most robust HSH title to
date. Across 10 new tracks of jubilant, melodically rich compositions, Bianchi
conducts a big band ensemble consisting of former Indian Summer drummer Eyad
Kaileh, Attack Formation’s Nick Moulos, guitarist Matthew Shaw of City Light
fame, Mice Parade’s Caroline Lufkin and Via Tania’s Tania Bowers among others.
They lend a helping hand to the orchestral swell of indie pop vibrations here
that fall somewhere between Neutral Milk Hotel and early Van Dyke Parks as
heard on such key tracks as “The Hummingbirds” and “Ghost In The
Garden”.

 

Her Space Holiday brings
together all the key elements of Bianchi’s decade-and-a-half of coloring
outside the lines of the pop infrastructure to deliver a swan song
appropriately fitting for his underrated one-man-act. It will be most
interesting to see where he goes from here.

 

DOWNLOAD: “The Hummingbirds”, “Ghost in the Garden”, “Death of a
Writer” RON HART

 

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