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It's A Blast,
This review is from: The Fall of Math (Audio CD)
If you like Mogwai and Explosions in the Sky but get bored by the quiet bits, then 65 Days of Static could be the band for you.
At just under 45 minutes long `The Fall of Math' crackles with restless energy. The band put a dizzying array of music into the mix - breakneck drumming, keyboards, strings, electronic effects and most prominently guitars, for this is a post-rock album that truly rocks. In fact, whisper it if you dare, in places it is a bit nu-metal (sorry).
Spoken word samples are used sparsely but with great effect: `we will not retreat - this band is unstoppable!' introduces `Retreat! Retreat!' the album's best track and truly thrilling it is too.
Occasionally, the mix of styles is less than successful, for example the burst of Squarepusher-style electronica in `Default This' jars somewhat and towards the end of the CD compositional acumen seems to take second place to sheer energy.
`The Fall of Math' reminds me of Explosions in the Sky's `Those Who Tell the Truth...' but without all of the Texan outfit's subtlety and songwriting craft. However, if you are in the mood for something with raw energy this CD is an uplifting and thrilling listen. Good stuff!