"It'd be nice to return to the hardcore side of things. Over the last few weeks I've got a bit over-saturated with 'beautiful' music. I miss the energy of the live shows in particular. If I were to do it now though I'd probably throw my back out."
Having wound down his AudioInformationPhenomena label due to its evolution into more of a business than a creative interest, whether he likes it or not Bianchi can't help making 'beautiful' music, as his second album Manic Expressive proves. Filled with more general references than his "self-indulgent", cheerily-titled debut Home Is Where You Hang Yourself, Bianchi reckons he's moved on with his latest work. Yet those wanting to chart the start of his ascension should check his self-explanatory and really rather good remix album, Ambidextrous, where hip-hop and classical strings are put through a mangle and Elastica are reincarnated as the stuttering, panting sleaze-rockers they've always aspired to be.
Manic Expressive is the sound of a man declaring his own lovelorn fragility as Hansel and Gretel lead lost souls into the bosom of Savoy Grand, Spiritualized and Badly Drawn Boy jamming together in the Blair Witch house. It's a set of songs semi-tortured, at times, by their own blissful simplicity and naivety but still capable of coaxing you in to the land of unwritten fairy-tales. To Marc and Keely though, it's their all. "Our Music and futures are roped into one big package. We sold everything we had to pursue this dream - and whatever you do you have to chase your dreams. Whether chasing dreams or soundtracking them, Her Space Holiday are hard to beat.