65daysofstatic is an English band from Sheffield set to release its new album, replicr, 2019 on September 27, 2019. The band released a new track, “Five Waves” which has a slow, tranquil and hypnotic introduction with a sound of wind chimes swaying gently. The song then fades adding in elements of buzzing, alternate sounds with a blending cascade and flow. The video is brilliant as the sound of the track is a mixture of beats and various sounds that uplift and mesmerize your mind. It serves as a lullaby of sorts.
The song feels like it plays with your senses as a humming vibration is set against a heavy beat that fights for an upbeat or positive theme. The visual in the video is red and black with six blocks of different, alternating symbols that resemble a recording session. 65daysofstatic includes instrumentalists Paul Wolinski, Joe Shrewsbury, Rob Jones and Simon Wright.
The song, “Five Waves” is described as a tidal push and pull of clean, fundamental frequencies and sculpted white noise beats. One of the earliest tracks from replicr, 2019, it started life as a ramshackle piece of generative software that stacked sine waves on top of each other in interesting combinations and then battered them against rhythms in 5/8 built from glitches and white noise, like waves at high tide hitting the rocks of a stormy shore.
The new album, replicr is described in a statement as forty-two minutes of dread and 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. It wastes no time because there is no time left to waste.
Drummer Rob Jones explains: “This was supposed to be the future, but that future got cancelled. History is moving but it’s got nowhere to go. It’s piling up all around us. That’s what this record is about. This atemporality is an illusion, it’s the cultural logic of late capitalism, consuming everything faster and faster, each artefact a more diluted replica of the last. Even the idea that ‘pop will eat itself’ is eating itself. We need to find a way out.”
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