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65daysofstatic – Discography (2001-2019) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1-48kHz]

65daysofstatic – Discography (2001-2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1-48 kHz | Time – 02:52:51 minutes | 1,73 GB | Genre: Post-Rock, Experimental, Electronica
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: Bandcamp | 7 Releases

65daysofstatic (often abbreviated as 65dos, 65days, or simply 65) are an experimental band from Sheffield, England. Formed in 2001, the band is composed of instrumentalists Paul Wolinski, Joe Shrewsbury, Rob Jones and Simon Wright.

The band’s music has been described as noisy, electronic, guitar-driven instrumentals, interspersed with live drums and off-beat sampled drums akin to those of IDM artists, although they have continued to evolve their sound by incorporating electronic music, drum and bass and glitch music. They have been described as, “a soundtrack to a new dimension, where rock, dance and electronica are equals.”

The band’s first album, The Fall of Math, was released in September 2004, to critical acclaim, described as “an album that can retain the dynamics, fraught tension and climactic explosiveness of its peers and influences, whilst still sounding like one of the most urgent and direct long-player releases of the year.”[2] The band released a further four studio albums, One Time for All Time, The Destruction of Small Ideas, We Were Exploding Anyway and Wild Light, and a soundtrack, Silent Running.

During the Game Awards 2014, it was announced that they would be providing the soundtrack for the video game No Man’s Sky, followed by a live performance. An album containing music from the soundtrack, entitled No Man’s Sky: Music for an Infinite Universe, was released in August 2016. During September 2017, the band announced new work involving algorithmic techniques, titled Decomposition Theory.

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65daysofstatic – replicr, 2019 (2019) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1kHz]

65daysofstatic – replicr, 2019 (2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 42:08 minutes | 427 MB | Genre: Post Rock, Experimental, Instrumental
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover | © Superball Music

On September 27th, Sheffield-based experimental stalwarts 65daysofstatic release their anticipated, expansive new album replicr, 2019 via Superball Music. This immersive album highlights a continuation from previous releases and a constant evolution which has been evident since their formation.In 2016, they released their critically-acclaimed score for ‘No Man’s Sky’, the most anticipated game in the world at that time. Their generative, infinitely long, in-game score was experienced uniquely by each of the game’s millions of players. This crash course in algorithmic music led to the band building their own procedural musical systems and generative soundscapes, crafting custom synths, live coding and writing software to make music for (and against) them. This new way of working they called “Decomposition Theory” – decomposing from the infinite possibilities their systems churned out instead of composing from the ground up, a dialectic between the band and their machines. From the eventual smouldering wreckage of their broken software systems and entropic algorithms, the band realised their next record needed to be the opposite. An album born from the debris, but stripped down to its most focussed, intentional form. replicr, 2019 is the album carved from the wreckage. Forty two minutes of dread. A record that stares head on into the abyssal futures of late capitalism and refuses to blink. A melancholic, tireless soundtrack of acceleration. A feeling of frayed-nerved, time-smudged, light-speed drifting through cities built upon cities. Neon seen through rain-riddled windowpanes. replicr, 2019 is a stark, angular, stripped back slab of focussed noise. It wastes no time because there is no time left to waste.

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65daysofstatic – Under the Summs (EP) (2021) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1kHz]

65daysofstatic – Under the Summs (EP) (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 19:11 minutes | 207 MB | Genre: Electronic, Post-Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © 65daysofstatic

The first e.p from 65daysofstatic’s Wreckage Systems project is out now. Written and recorded across various states of lockdown, Under the Summs is the distressed sounds of noise smuggled across borders via ftp servers. It is amplified distance, urgency coaxed from life on pause. The future without future. Under the Summs is the beginning of a new arc of music from 65days. If the Wreckage Systems stream is the infinite, endless soundtrack to now (and it is), then these accompanying releases that we cut out of it are the disjunctions. The breaks in the transmission. Anchors, too heavy to be dragged away into the fog of digital ephemerality.

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