65daysofstatic is one of those far, over looked acts. And yes, I get it, so are a lot of great bands out there. Even so, for the amount of releases, shows, time, tours, and history together, I guess I had imagined them blowing up at some point, as Clinic miraculous did in the US with “Do It!” It is probably because of the odd realm 65daysofstatic meanders in: it’s not quite Electronica, it’s not post rock, its not quite ambient, and it’s not quite noodle rock. At times, its like Pinback with Fortress yet the next moment, its Electronica/Ambient feel like Meet Me In St. Louis. Yet for all the intricacies of 65daysofstatic, the reality is that this article is not about them. It’s about the mouthpiece, voice, and brain behind the project, Paul Wolinski. If the name doesn’t sound familiar, frankly, it shouldn’t. However, with his release in the works, “Labyrinths”, I’m getting the sense that he may cement a role somewhere in-between the rawness of Crystal Castles and the 8-bit sporadicalness of Gatekeeper (which yes, strangely, sporadicalness is actually a word…). The best way I can think of describing is as if Mario jumped through a pipe, landed in your bathroom, and did all of your Ecstasy before jumping back through your toilet once more. Yeah… it’s kinda crazy yet more importantly, it’s something, like 65daysofstatic, that refuses to fall into just one realm. So far, all we’ve got is a teaser video/mix of small segments of the album, album art, track listing, and a release date (Halloween for those lucky folks across the Atlantic though yeah, November 7th for the rest of us here in the U. S. of f’in A). Still, this 3 min gem gives me a lot of hope. Now if you’re questioning my music taste at this point, let me put it this way: I tend to hate pseudo, video game-esque rip offs. They seem lazy and furthermore, rely too heavily on a generation alienated by Pokemon on Gameboy and cliched, hipster imagery of PacMan. So for Christ’s sake, take this one a little more serious because believe me, I didn’t believe I would really be here writing a condoning album review the likes of this. I guess the real test is when the album comes out as a whole, a moment that I, and probably Polinksi (as he will be going by) cannot wait for. Who said experiments needed to prove hypothesis’s? “Labyrinths” may just be the album to disprove all stereotypes I’ve had of the classic, video game nostalgia. It’s about time.
04. Still Looking
05. Like Fireflies
Polinski – Labyrinths
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