65daysofstatic - Dance Parties EP Review

20 Feb 2008

Review of Dance Parties EP by 65daysofstatic

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65daysofstatic Dance Parties EP

Dance Parties EP

EP Review

(Monotreme Records)

Its difficult to understand the long term appeal of Sheffield's 65daysofstatic, particularly as what seemed like an interesting and varied concept from the outset, has gradually turned into three albums worth of what is fast becoming the same old same old.

Whilst combining the typical elements of post-rock (loud-meets-quiet, fast-becomes-slow guitar orientated noise) with electronic beats and such was a masterstroke, particularly on their initial 'The Fall Of Math' opus, one suspects the band have reached something of a creative lull at the moment.

Last year's 'The Destruction Of Small Ideas' was a major disappointment and accusations of the band turning into the U2 of their genre were not far wrong; "one song, you've only got one song." and such.

Nevertheless, their work hasn't gone unnoticed and the fact Robert Smith has taken more than a passing interest culminating in a four month residency on their world tour suggests they're gonna be around for some time to come.

One can only hope that they seek out a few new sources of inspiration as 'Dance Parties', while being typical 65dos, doesn't really offer anything different either. Not that we're suggesting that the band develop some kind of emojazzmath fusion of course, but a little variation wouldn't go amiss every once in a while.

6/10

Dom Gourlay




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Cletus's picture

Cletus

The EP isn't out til April, and you didn't say boo about any of the material, on it. So I'm rather skeptical of this 'review'.

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Major

Clearly you have never listened to 65days...

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Cletus's picture

Cletus

Got confirmation from someone close to the band. No way in hell you've heard the new EP.If you have, I dare you to post the track order here.

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libido

here's some music from the actual EP, care of a mini-site they made for it. as you will notice it's quite different from anything they've done before:http://www.65daysofstatic.com/danceparties/please consider this a request to re-review at a later date, for posterity's sake.

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