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65DAYSOFSTATIC

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English outfit 65daysofstatic play a tense, dramatic form of instrumental post-rock which heavily incorporates electronic music styles such as drum'n'bass, techno, and glitch. Their guitar-led melodies and live drums are combined with sampled beats and digital processing, reminiscent of Mogwai as well as Squarepusher.

 

The group gained a loyal following through extensive touring and well-received albums such as 2004 debut The Fall of Math. Their output during the 2010s has included more dance-influenced releases, like 2010's We Were Exploding Anyway (which included a guest appearance by the Cure's Robert Smith), to forays into soundtracks, such as the 2016 video game score No Man's Sky: Music for an Infinite Universe. Later in the decade, the group explored algorithmic composition techniques during their concerts and releases like replicr, 2019.

The band was originally formed in 2001 by Joe Shrewsbury, Paul Wolinski, and Iain Armstrong. In 2003, Armstrong left the band, and they recruited drummer Rob Jones and bassist Gareth Hughes (later replaced by Simon Wright) to expand their sound. Their earliest material consisted of pop mashups and remixes as well as original material. They released a few limited CD-R EPs followed by proper debut EP Stumble.Stop.Repeat in 2003.

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