The Sheffield, UK band 65daysofstatic are among the leading lights of Great Britain’s post-rock movement. Almost thirteen years after their formation and ten after their debut EP, Stumble.Stop.Repeat, the band showed this crowd at Bowery Ballroom why they’ve endured. Even going back to their first album, The Fall of Math, 65daysofstatic were ahead of the times, adding glitchy electronic noises over the top of their cinematic compositions. The band strikes me as less guitar-driven than many of their peers generally; the cresting waves of guitar are still very much there, but they feel more of a component to the sound rather than the band’s reason for being. Consider, for example, “Prism”, the band’s latest single, from their 2013 album Wild Light, or the piano-driven “Taipei”. Most of this set was drawn from Wild Light, but we also got a taste of the band’s earlier material, such as a sweeping version of The Fall of Math’s ”Install A Beak In the Heart that Clucks Time in Arabic”. Considering that the band chose a New York live set for their 2009 live record Escape From New York, I can’t say I was surprised by the outpouring of love from this crowd, who treated 65daysofstatic as enthusiastically as the headliner, Caspian (that recording here).
I recorded this set with Schoeps MK5 microphones and a flawless soundboard feed from the house engineer, Kenny. The sound quality is outstanding. Enjoy!
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Tracking by IceMan
Schoeps MK5c (30cm PAS Bar)>KC5>CMC6>Sound Devices USBPre2 + Soundboard (engineer: Kenny)>>Edirol R-44 [OCM]>2x24bit/48kHz WAV>Adobe Audition CS 5.5 (mixdown, adjust levels)>Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ, effects)>Audacity 2.0.3 (fades, tracking, amplify, balance, downsample, dither)>FLAC ( level 8 )
Tracks [Total Time 53:32]
01 Retreat! Retreat!
02 Crash Tactics
03 Install a Beak in the Heart That Clucks Time in Arabic
05 The Undertow
07 Unmake the Wild Light
09 Radio Protector