Busan, South Korea — In his more-than-a-decade-long journey as Her Space Holiday, Marc Bianchi has steadily drawn fans to his brand of dreamy melancholia, and gained critical acclaim from indie tastemakers like Pitchfork, XLR8R, and URB. He’s also released an impressive catalog of a genre-spanning six albums, several singles and EPs, as well as some formidable remixes.
While Bianchi started his music career fronting cult hardcore bands Indian Summer and Mohinder in the California Bay Area, he later moved to Austin, TX and on to the dream-pop sound of Her Space Holiday – a melding of delicate emotions, poignant songwriting and floating synthy production.
In keeping with Bianchi’s stoic, sensitive personality, Her Space Holiday’s rise to greatness has been a slow burn, but never lacking in raw emotional power, with his 2003 release “The Young Machines” reaching #2 CMJ’s top 200 list and gaining a flood of critical acclaim, and a Polish cover of “My GIrlfriend’s Boyfriend” going on to win the equivalent of a “Song of The Year” Grammy.
Her Space Holiday has toured alongside Bright Eyes, Pinback and The Faint the world over. Unfortunately for new and old fans Marc Bianchi announced that his world tour starting in 2011 would be his last. Citing the reason that “it just doesn’t feel right anymore”, and with Her Space Holiday’s music being an intense examination of emotion it wouldn’t be right for Bianchi to continue to pursue something that he isn’t one hundred percent connected to anymore. While he won’t be gracing the scene with Her Space Holiday’s gems of solace anymore he still produces quality creative work through other projects including a film based on his experiences in Japan, and another musical outfit XOXO, Panda.
Most of Her Space Holiday’s sound has been motivated by Bianchi’s personal relationships, and the combination of prodigal songwriting talent and chillingly accurate sonic detail is exceptionally beautiful. And although the sound is typically understated he deals with the concepts of change, love, death and hurt in an intriguingly intelligent way.
Bianchi himself is and intriguingly intelligent being, who seems to approach everything, including his music in an authentic thoughtful manner. Midway through his career in Her Space Holiday Bianchi decided to forsake electronic music production for “the real thing”, as he explains:
“I wrestled with it, like, am I really making music? Even though the output sounded like music, I was using this technology. So I kind of rejected that in a way and decided to see if I could just make a record and write the songs and play the instruments and have it not be electronic.”
Currently he uses both methods to create a visceral smorgasbord of enchanted dream pop, and his experimentation in all aspects of production have thankfully strengthened his live shows, where he effortlessly transports the audience into a hazy other-world inhabited by equal amounts of joy and pain.
Her Space Holiday will treat South Korean fans to a series of four shows across the peninsula, as part of his “Longest Winter” tour. Busanites can come in from the cold and allow themselves to get toasty with Bianchi’s ultra-smooth show on the 6th of January, Kicking off SUPER COLOR SUPERS amazing 2012 line up, at OL’55.
Seminz and Stacatoz will be supporting.
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JAN 5 // CHEONAN // DOLCE BAR
JAN 6 // BUSAN // OL’55 with SEMINS, STACATOZ
JAN 7 // SEOUL // FF with 9? ???,???,??,???????
JAN 8 // DAEJEON // CANTINA with BURNING HEPBURN,TIGER SUMMER
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SEOUL // ADVANCE 25000 DOOR 30000
OTHER CITIES // ADVANCE 15000 DOOR 20000
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