With 2011 rolling in full, many new post-rock albums lie on the horizon; however, we simply can't forget the small things. In this case, the small things notably point to this interesting EP, by the English post-rock / electronic project 65daysofstatic. The EP has it's fair share of ups and downs, being a half-compilation with a couple of new songs, but it was put together in such a great way, that fact remains almost unnoticeable.
"Sawtooth Rising" portrays a much more electric side of the project, hence the name, and grows in such a mesmerizing way that it feels like a true element of what the project does best, a meshing of genres to create something beyond its core components. Meanwhile, "Pacify" gets down to the true roots of the band, bringing out a very M83 type sound, but a softer, Mogwai-esque style, creating a romantic and tender yet solid track to be cherished. The rest of the EP does as much justice as their prior releases to the post-rock genre, and shows the real devotion the band has to creating and refining their sound.
Band info and album purchase links can be found here.
1. Tiger Girl (Wishful Thinking Edit)
2. Sawtooth Rising
3. The Wrong Shape
6. Beats Like A Helix
7. Guitar Cascades