Anyone lucky enough to catch 65daysofstatic’s live accompaniment of sci-fi classic ‘Silent Running’ know that they’re a group built for soundtrack work. After all, these Sheffield lads have spent the past 15 years crafting nitro-powered noise filled with dread, passion, hope and fury. The aforementioned are exactly the kind of emotions you’d want to put into the ‘infinite procedurally generated galaxy’ of Hello Games’ hotly anticipated No Man’s Sky. In just 10 tracks (and six bonus soundscape numbers), the listener truly feels as if they’re on a cosmic voyage of discovery encountering no end of marvels and danger.
Apocalyptic, transcendental and drenched in a sense of pure epic-ness, here we get that wonderful rarity of a soundtrack that doesn’t just match the artist’s usual output but one that stands as some of its best. Grab your space boots and take the ride.
Words: Sam Walker-Smart
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