5.0 out of 5 stars
Epic Post-Rock at its Finest, 3 Nov 2010
"one time for all time" is the album i recommend to my friends when introducing the current post-rock genre, and i think that says more about an album, that is 5 years old, than anything. i currently still listen to this album as much, or more, than any other post-rock album that i own, so i most definitely recommend it to anyone either trying break into the post-rock genre, or anyone who is expanding their tastes in the post-rock genre.
one time for all time, technically the second album released by 65daysofstatic, is a sonic achievement. beginning with a piano solo over a slowly building drum, the album ebs and flows to a crescendo when, as others have pointed out, it hits the final track radio protector. overall this album functions remarkably well, letting each single track function individually, yet contributing to the overall album as a cohesive whole.
personally, i enjoy the electronic touches that are present in 65daysofstatic's music. i haven't seen this influence in any other artist. i have heard either pure electronica, or either mogwai/godspeed your black emperor style bands. the difference with 65daysofstatic is that there is a delicate balance between the two styles- though there are electronic elements such as what sounds like drum machines, the general form of the songs are more similar to a mogwai song of the loud/soft style (listen to "sine wave" by mogwai). 65daysofstatic substitute the conventional instruments you would expect in a post rock band with electronic ones, which is what makes them unique.