65daysofstatic battle with algorithmic music on new track 'Z1'.
The band have always been entranced by new technology, allowing their sound to shift and evolve and they absorb fresh techniques.
New song 'Z1' appears just before the Sheffield group head out on the road, and it finds 65daysofstatic battling with algorithms.
"We've been busy trying to write music that isn't also a song at the time," they explain. "So - here is some brand new music from us. It is a live take of some machines we made to make music like we make, except in ways we might not have thought of ourselves."
"At this point there is probably hours of 65 audio that these machines have churned out. We've alienated ourselves from our own creative production. Full automation, a Fordist's dream. And you all thought 65days weren't commercially viable! Well, you were dead wrong. We've solved music now, so are currently looking into franchising options. Hit us up if you'd like to run your own 65daysofstatic branch locally."
"Also give us a shout if you're a venture capitalist billionaire who still thinks technology will save us from Full Spectrum Doom, we will take your money and buy lots of drum machines."
"No", they continue, "look here instead. It's a video of a new 65 song manifesting itself. Is it a true representation of the algorithmic process or a reverse-engineered illusion of the algorithmic process?"
"Is the fact that we wonder about this difference a sign of the importance we attach to oblique creative processes as a valuable defence against the endless demand for content, or is it actually evidence of how capitalism has ruined our imagination to the extent that we can only perceive music in fixed commodifiable forms instead of endless streams of potential? Or is it the reason we don't get invited to many parties any more?"
Tune in now.
Catch 65daysofstatic at the following shows:
19 Nottingham The Contemporary
20 London Village Underground
21 Bristol Band Studios
22 Glasgow CCA
23 Leeds Howard Assembly Room
24 Gateshead Sage 2
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