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65daysofstatic








Hometown: Sheffield (UK)

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65daysofstatic began in Sheffield, United Kingdom in 2001 as Iain Armstrong, Paul Wolinski and Joe Fro. Contrary to popular belief, they did not originally form to try to write music to fit the unreleased and little known John Carpenter film, â??Stealth Bomberâ?? (starring Kurt Russell). Instead, they took their name from the 1954 CIA–backed coup dâ??etat in Guatemala. There, the CIA put a white book instrument to use in which 65 days of disabling the communication systems of a nation while spreading propaganda is enough to overthrow a country.

65daysofstatic (also known by the abbreviation 65dos) are an instrumental electronic and post–rock band from Sheffield, UK. Their debut album, The Fall of Math, was released to critical acclaim and they have released a second album, One Time For All Time, which has also been well received.

The band intersperses heavy, progressive, guitar–driven instrumental sections with both idm–esque programmed and live drums. Their albums, as a result, maintain a distinctively gritty, almost industrial feel.

Armstrong left in May 2003, Feedle then joined for a brief period and played a part in writing the bandâ??s first single from The Fall of Math, Retreat! Retreat! (video here). By the end of 2003 Rob Jones (drums) and Gareth (bass) had been recruited, increasing the band to four members. Gareth left around the time of the release of their debut album, The Fall of Math, to be replaced by Simon Wright. In 2005 they remixed Burn from the album Crimson by Alkaline Trio. The track appears on one 7inch vinyl out of a set of 2.


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65daysofstatic / Fear Before the March of Flames

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