Yorks experimentalists release soundtrack in June
65daysofstatic set to release the official soundtrack to the most anticipated game of the year, No Man’s Sky on June 17th.
Formed in 2001, the Sheffield four piece have continued to evolve from their chaotic, thrashy inception to the measured, sonic brutalism of recent years. Releasing 6 albums of experimental, noisy instrumental music since 2004, they have developed a unique sound with a broad aural palette, a healthy disrespect for genre and a delight in mashing the extremes of both guitar and electronic music together.
Their most recent record ‘Wild Light’, released in 2013, was the band’s most widely received album to date with the likes of NME, Clash, Kerrang, Rock Sound, Independent, Q, DIY Magazine, Line Of Best Fit and Drowned in Sound all heaping praise on the band’s work.
In 2016 they hope to take things to a whole new level with the release of the official soundtrack to the space exploration game No Man’s Sky. As well as the game’s official soundtrack, ’No Man’s Sky: Music for an Infinite Universe’ is very much a new 65daysofstatic record, comprising 10 original new songs that make up the official soundtrack along with an additional collection of soundscapes and sound design, exclusive to this release. Grand in ambition, the album presents a restless, overwhelming experience, both a natural progression from ‘Wild Light’ and an attempt to answer the question, ‘what does forever sound like?’.
While 65 have made inroads into soundtrack and composition work via their alternative soundtrack to the sci-fi classic, ‘Silent Running’, this is by far the biggest project they have yet undertaken. However, having spent over a decade striving to make compelling, dynamic music with a cinematic scope, it feels like a natural progression.
Recorded at Chapel Studios, Lincolnshire with co-producer Dave Sanderson (Reverend & the Makers), and mixed at Castle of Doom, Glasgow by Tony Doogan (Mogwai, Belle & Sebastian) in early 2015, ‘No Man’s Sky: Music for an Infinite Universe’ will be released by Laced Records.
Of the project, 65daysofstatic say ‘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.’
No Man’s Sky’s procedurally generated universe is unlike anything yet seen in the gaming world, and 65daysofstatic’s sonic assault is equally ambitious. The music, along with a vast library of raw audio comprised of loops, sound textures and melody is currently being fed into the game’s unique music engine, effectively creating a self-generating soundtrack to infinity.
The album will be available on the following formats and is available for pre-order through the Laced Records web-store now: http://www.lacedrecords.com
• Digital download / streaming on all major music retail stores of 16 track deluxe album (10 track album + 6 soundscapes)
• Deluxe double CD (Including 10 track album + 6 soundscapes)
• 10 track double vinyl including digital download of all 16 tracks/soundscapes
• Deluxe X4 LP vinyl collectors box-set edition of all 16 tracks on vinyl including digital download
No Man’s Sky is available to pre-order now:
Humble Bundle: https://www.humblebundle.com/store/p/no_mans_sky_storefront
Information of the game can be found on the official website: http://www.no-mans-sky.com/
Upcoming live dates:
28th April – 02 Academy 2, Liverpool
29th April – Handmade Festival, Leicester
30th April – Trades Club, Hebden Bride
5th May – Dunk Festival, Belgium
24th July – Bluedot Festival, Manchester