10 Feb 2010, 14:49
Sheffield, United Kingdom (2001 – present)65daysofstatic
began in Sheffield, United Kingdom in 2001 as Iain Armstrong, Paul Wolinski and Joe Shrewsbury. Contrary to popular belief, they did not originally form to try to write music to fit the unreleased and little known John Carpenter film, ‘Stealth Bomber’ (starring Kurt Russell). Instead, they took their name from the 1954 CIA-backed coup d’etat in Guatemala. There, the CIA disabled Guatemalan communication systems while spreading propaganda, leading to the overthrow of the government.65daysofstatic
(also known by the abbreviation 65dos or 65days) are an instrumental electronic
band from Sheffield, UK. Their debut album, The Fall of Math
(2004), was released to critical acclaim.
The band intersperses heavy, progressive, guitar-driven instrumental sections with both idm
-esque programmed and live drums. Their albums, as a result, maintain a distinctively gritty, almost industrial feel.