RIYL: Explosions In The Sky, Mono, Sigur Ros, Mogwai, Boards of Canada (at times..)
Hello post-rock. I know we haven’t talked since Sigur Ros’ “Hvarf-Heim”, but here you are once again knocking on my ear drums with 65DAYSOFSTATIC’s re-re-release of “The Fall Of Math”. Interesting name for the album considering the control this group has with the abundance of noise that they play with. I can just see dozens of nobs and buttons tuned to perfection when creating this album. Nothing but perfection.
But enough about quality, the meat of the music doesn’t need to be cooked for the masses. Anyone can start bobbing their heads to the beat with songs like “This Cat Is A Landmine”. The scratchy noise and distortion makes you wonder if you’re at 128, but then it cuts off and they rip like there’s no tomorrow. If music had teeth and could gnash them, it would be to the song “The Fall Of Math”. It brings the inhuman sounds that Aphex Twin made so popular along with the familiar Mono crescendos and what’s that? Epic violins? Yes my friends, violins can too be epic. The only words in the entire album are samples from old timey sci-fi movies depicting the destruction of civilization which to me is like a mint on very soft pillow. It’s the little things that make the big difference.
This album unfortunately will not garner much attention but is a must if you’re a post-rock fan. The Japanese have Mono, but we have 65DAYSOFSTATIC.