Today, I’m bringing you some new music from Sheffield four piece 65daysofstatic. After forming in 2001 and releasing 6 albums of noisy instrumental and experiemental music the band had, quite understandably, picked up a solid and loyal fanbase for their unique sound.
Their last album, ‘Wild Light’, was released in 2013 and showed further development in the band’s unique sound as they pushed to the extremes of guitar and electronic music yet again. It was the most widely received album of the band’s to date with critical acclaim coming from the likes of NME, Clash, Kerrang, Q, Drowned In Sound and many more.
However, fast forward to the present day and the band are back with their latest single, ‘Supermoon’, taken from the soon to be released album ‘No Man’s Sky’. You can check out the track below:
The track builds with drawn out notes calmly and almost serenely before rapid drum beats come in quickening the whole thing up and giving it a true sense of urgency. Faintly, you can hear vocal harmonies shooting in and out of the musical fore making their presence known with a high pitched note before disappearing into nothingness again. The next third of the track comes in and as the vocals disappear for a few moments tinkling keys, yo-yoing synths and reverberating notes are added creating choas and desperation as the track progresses and riffs quicken, drums pound and everything reaches its furious apex.
The new album, set for release on June 17th, sees the band hoping to take things up a level as the whole body of work is the official soundtrack to the space exploration game No Man’s Sky. But the album itself is still fundamentally a new 65dos album full of soundscapes, ambition and progression in the four piece’s sound. It is the biggest soundtrack project the band have taken on to date and sees them fulfilling their hopes of becoming a well known act of cinematic sounding music.
Here’s what the band have to say about the album and the project as a whole; ‘Being involved with No Man’s Sky is as unlikely as it is exciting. Two years of our lives have disappeared into a black hole and we’ve been spat out into another dimension. The project has pushed us to explore new processes and techniques, to rethink our relationship with our own music and to essentially soundtrack every narrative thread of a ‘choose your own adventure’ novel that exists only in our minds. We’re really proud of the results, and can’t wait to release the album and play it live.’