In much the same way as Eels' "E", Mark Bianchi has drawn strength from the tragedy of personal experiences to produce a fluent, emotionally-informed masterpiece. Bianchi's 'The Young Machines' is the third album recorded under the Her Space Holiday avatar which is partly inspired by the loss of a loved one and the break up of a relationship. 'Something To Do With My Hands' and 'Tech Romance' revel in a Babybird-like world of twisted lyricism and nursery rhyme tunes. Better still is 'Sleepy California' which vividly recalls the news of a grandmother's death. Yet best of all is saved for 'Japanese Gum' and 'The Luxury Of Loneliness'; both of them are bona fide classics in bedsit electro-pop angst. Somewhat surprisingly, 'My Girlfriend's Boyfriend' and 'Meet The Pressure' document some bitter feelings towards the music press but on this performance Bianchi should have no such worries about bad reviews.