Very interesting stuff from the world of 65daysofstatic (who, as we all know are the best band in existence so there’s no point discussing any of that).
A new album is coming. More interestingly however, they’ve launched a subscription service of Unreleased/Unreleasable vol4 which will *"get you an entire library of new music over the course of 12 months. It will consist of loosely themed monthly releases direct to your inbox that attempt to curate and articulate the spaces we forged and then inhabited during our writing process. It’s an archive of primordial 65 sound palettes, a catalogue of (computer) errors and guitar glitches, drone ambience and breakcore math insanity, bleak strategies and escape tunnels. *
This music is at times experimental but hopefully never inaccessible. It’s not a bunch of lazy b-sides. If our next album is a map, then this collection here is the uncharted wilderness it describes a safe passage through. (It should be noted that this subscription does NOT get you the new record. That’s coming out on through more traditional channels)."
In addition to that, a podcast is coming called Bleak Strategies which is not music. I’m intrigued by this.
Very much looking forward to a new album, and seeing them for the 400th time at ArcTanGent this summer. Not sure I’ll be subscribing even if it is pretty reasonable but I hope they make a decent amount from it as I want them to continue as a band for as long as possible.
It’s definitely the most worried I’ve been by a first track from any of their releases. Not enough to not have pre-ordered obviously but Decomposition Theory was better in theory than it ended up being in practice for me personally so I’m hoping the record is a bit further removed from that kind of de-humanised sound.