Release Date: Sep 27, 2005
Record label: Wichita
Genre(s): Indie, Rock, Electronic
Her Space Holiday mastermind Marc Bianchi brings a designer's sense to his albums, carefully arranging his sardonically whispered vocals over perfectly placed percussion beeps and swaths of strings, keys, or treated guitars. You can imagine him fretting over the space between two syllables, just as longtime HSH collaborator Hanni el Khatib must hash out the artwork and design for HSH records through long hours of sketching and color matching. That attention to detail saved 2003's Young Machines from becoming an exercise in push-button depression, because Bianchi's indie electronicist arrangements were either pristine little drama soundtracks or explorations into lonely-guy bedroom dance-pop.