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  • LITTLEBIG announces partnerships with NEWFORM + QUIETLOUD

    LITTLEBIG was founded by Ned Beckett in the UK in 2004. Representing the world’s finest leftfield artists including Aphex Twin, Jon Hopkins, Autechre, Battles, Clark and 65daysofstatic, the agency – whilst primarily focusing on concert and tour booking – produces special events worldwide, and to its artists it also offers management and consultancy.

    With offices in Brighton, Bristol and Berlin, the agency is thrilled to announce its expansion; it has opened a London office, under the banner NEWFORM.

    Headed up by the agency’s newest agent-addition, Nathalie Blue, NEWFORM will offer agency, production and consultancy services to composers, musicians and ensembles working between genres and forms. It builds on the agency’s belief in supporting artist visions, with a special focus on the intersection between contemporary classical, electronic and visual culture. NEWFORM will produce and tour a range of unique artists and projects.

    Nathalie Blue – who brings a wealth of expertise and experience from her years working in London agencies such as Primary Talent and Harrison Parrott – explains that NEWFORM will “offer a service which will allow us to curate, connect and promote the best in contemporary live performance”. And LITTLEBIG director Ned Beckett couldn’t be happier with the new entity; “I’m thrilled to welcome such a talented and experienced person to the LITTLEBIG family. Nathalie’s vision fits with our way of thinking, and how we look to evolve our work into new areas in the future.”

    Further to announcing its new London office, there’s an incredibly exciting development for the LITTLEBIG Berlin headquarters too. The agency has teamed up with new Berlin-based agency, QUIETLOUD. After two decades operating as Backroom Entertainment, Alma Ernst and her fantastic 7-person team are beginning a new chapter under the QUIETLOUD banner, sharing office space, insight and expertise with LITTLEBIG.

    This joint-venture between the two agencies has been formed to expand each organisations network and collaborative possibilities, continuing their shared passion and enduring dedication to developing the live careers of artists they truly believe in and are inspired by. Two cutting-edge organisations will now collaborate, and will continue building amazing live careers for artists, and special experiences for audiences.

    QUIETLOUD website

    LITTLEBIG ROSTER

    65daysofstatic // Actress // Afrodeutsche // Aisha Devi // Aleksi Perala // Anika // Aphex Twin // And So I Watch You From Afar // Autechre // Battles // Ben Frost // Ben Lukas Boysen // Bjarki // Bobbie Johnson // Braids // Camila Fuchs // Clark // Claro Intelecto // Clouds // Conforce // Daniel Lanois // Danny Daze // Dopplereffekt // Emmanuel // Emptyset // Eomac // Felixs Machines // Gábor Lázár // Gazelle Twin // Giant Swan // Hidden Orchestra // Holly Herndon // JETS // Jimmy Edgar // JoeFarr // Jon Hopkins // Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith // Kangding Ray // Kiki Hitomi // Kyoka // Lakker // Leisure System // Lisa Morgenstern // Luke Vibert // Maenad Veyl // Mariel Ito // Mark Ernestus // Max Cooper // Mira Calix // Mouse On Mars // Múm // Nathan Fake // Photay // Plaid // Powell // Randomer // Richard Devine // Rival Consoles // Roly Porter // Roman Lindau // Ryan James Ford // Shackleton // The Field // Tikiman live with Scion // Tim Exile // Tropic of Cancer // Tzusing // Venetian Snares // Wolf Eyes // Yaleesa Hall // Zebra Katz

    QUIETLOUD ROSTER

    Alex From Tokyo | Andre Bratten | Andy Hart | Bloody Mary | Brock Van Wey / bvdub | Christopher Rau | Curses | Daniele Baldelli | Elektro Guzzi | Engyn | Ian Pooley | Idjut Boys | KiNK | Kirilik | Lord Of The Isles | Max Graef | Morgan Geist | Mr Tophat | Musk | No Moon | Otologic | Paramida | Perel | Robert Henke and all aliases: Atom/ Monolake/ Lumière/ Piercing | Tim Sweeney | Todd Terje | Woo York

     

    CONTACTS

    Debbie Clare
    LITTLEBIG Partner & Booking Agent
    debbie@lb-agency.net

    Nathalie Blue
    NEWFORM Founder & Booking Agent
    nathalie@lb-agency.net

    Alma Ernst
    QUIETLOUD Founder, CEO & Booking Agent
    alma@ql-agency.net

    Alexandra Schütte
    QUIETLOUD COO & Booking Agent
    alexandra@ql-agency.net

  • 65daysofstatic release test render

    Ahead of their upcoming October and November tour dates, Sheffield’s 65daysofstatic have shared results from their recent exploration into new ways of harnessing algorithmic music techniques in the form new track ‘Z1’. The band state:

    “We’ve been busy trying to write music that isn’t also a song at the time. So – here is some brand new music from us. It is a live take of some machines we made to make music like we make, except in ways we might not have thought of ourselves.

    At this point there is probably hours of 65 audio that these machines have churned out. We’ve alienated ourselves from our own creative production. Full automation, a Fordist’s dream. And you all thought 65days weren’t commercially viable! Well, you were dead wrong. We’ve solved music now, so are currently looking into franchising options. Hit us up if you’d like to run your own 65daysofstatic branch locally. Also give us a shout if you’re a venture capitalist billionaire who still thinks technology will save us from Full Spectrum Doom, we will take your money and buy lots of drum machines.

    No.

    Look here instead. It’s a video of a new 65 song manifesting itself. Is it a true representation of the algorithmic process or a reverse-engineered illusion of the algorithmic process? Is the fact that we wonder about this difference a sign of the importance we attach to oblique creative processes as a valuable defence against the endless demand for content, or is it actually evidence of how capitalism has ruined our imagination to the extent that we can only perceive music in fixed commodifiable forms instead of endless streams of potential? Or is it the reason we don’t get invited to many parties any more?

    Just kidding we never really got invited to any parties.”

    Decomposition Theory Live

    12.10 AMFest, BARCELONA | TICKETS
    14.10 Paradiso, AMSTERDAM | TICKETS
    27.10 Funkhaus Kultursaal, BERLIN | TICKETS
    19.11 The Contemporary, NOTTINGHAM  | TICKETS (support from Johanna Bramli)
    20.11 Village Underground, LONDON | TICKETS (support from Johanna Bramli)
    21.11 Band Studios, BRISTOL  | TICKETS (support from Johanna Bramli)
    22.11 CCA, GLASGOW | TICKETS (support from Johanna Bramli)
    23.11 Howard Assembly Room, LEEDS | TICKETS (support from Johanna Bramli)
    24.11 Sage 2, GATESHEAD | TICKETS (support from Johanna Bramli)

  • 65daysofstatic announces Decomposition Theory AV show

    “We’re really excited to announce a run of special A/V shows around the UK as part of our ongoing Decomposition Theory project. Each show will be a unique, live collaborative performance with generative music algorithms we made. When we started this project, it was a way to try and imagine better futures from the mire of the outmoded music industry… Automation as emancipation, not alienation!

    Didn’t turn out that way though. We don’t trust the thoughts we’ve coded into our machines. They don’t trust us either.”

    19-Nov Nottingham, The Contemporary
    20-Nov London, Village Underground
    21-Nov Bristol, Band Studios
    22-Nov Glasgow, Centre for Contemporary Arts
    23-Nov Leeds, Howard Assembly Room
    24-Nov Gateshead, Sage 2

  • 65daysofstatic to tour Decomposition Theory

    DECOMPOSITION THEORY: LIVE ALGORITHMIC A/V PERFORMANCE

    Fresh from their critically acclaimed, infinitely-long and decidedly non-linear soundtrack to the universe-sized No Man’s Sky video game, and as active contributors to the burgeoning live-coding and ‘algorave’ scenes, with Decomposition Theory, 65daysofstatic are once again refusing to be easily categorised.

    Inspired by the ‘show us your screens’ attitude of live coders, their Decomposition Theory A/V show uses generative visuals to reveal the inner workings of 65’s musical algorithms. The code flashes by, logging every musical event as the band curate and sculpt the generative output in realtime. The musical process, not the band, is placed front and centre.

    Decomposition Theory is 65’s effort to imagine a space where music no longer has to take the shapes it is so often coerced into taking. In their own words:

    ‘Why are we doing this? No doubt, 65 are a long way from the frontline in any kind of struggle against capitalism and the abyss of a future it’s driving us toward. But perhaps there’s a minor supporting role in trying to imagine better futures. We are not railing against recorded music or albums or regular live shows, or what it can mean to be a band. However, these are all commodified forms. Almost all the ways anyone can relate to music these days are mediated through capital. Because we exist in relation to capital. We’re all drowning in it. It’s almost impossible to think outside of it. And so Decomposition Theory is some small effort to imagine a space where music is no longer shaped in commodity forms, and a live show doesn’t emphasise the ritual of performance. We are un-songing our songs and un-performing on stage.’

    This is ambitious, utopian thinking from a band at the top of its game.

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  • 65daysofstatic announce new installation

    Sheffield’s 65daysofstatic show no signs of slowing down. They have spent fifteen years establishing themselves globally as a relentless touring band. They have made seven studio albums, soundtracked contemporary dance, scored films and created site-specific A/V installations. In 2016 they released the critically acclaimed soundtrack to the video game ‘No Man’s Sky’: an ‘infinitely long’, dynamic, generative score that responded to the player’s actions. Then they toured a live version of it around the world.
    Decomposition Theory or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Demand the Future is a major new work from 65daysofstatic that will premiere at Algomech Festival in Sheffield. There will be three performances 9th – 10th November 2017, each one different.

    Decomposition Theory sees 65daysofstatic exploring new ways of harnessing algorithmic music techniques in the context of a live band performance. It focuses on custom-made procedural audio processes, generative music programs, and live-coded noise. By composing processes rather than finished songs, 65 can ‘decompose’ them again onstage. Processes can be combined, rewritten, manipulated or ignored. Each performance will be a unique curation of algorithms, coded by 65daysofstatic to generate live music for them.
    Decomposition Theory is a live collaboration between the humans and their code-based counterparts. It is 65daysofstatic becoming cyborg, demanding a future where we control the algorithms, not the other way round.

     

  • 65daysofstatic exclusive live performance of No Man’s Sky’s soundtrack

    For their first video game soundtrack project, noisy instrumental band 65daysofstatic certainly picked a blinder. Exploring the uncharted universe of No Man’s Sky needed a suitably sci-fi audio accompaniment and 65daysofstatic rose to the challenge of creating a soundtrack that included procedural elements to match the many and varied choices the player would make in the game.

     

    For the first time, Laced Records, 65daysofstatic and Hello Games are excited to unveil the first live video recording of three tracks from the No Man’s Sky soundtrack. The live video was recorded at 2fly Studios in the band’s native city, Sheffield in the UK, and includes live performances of Red Parallax, Monolith and Asimov.

    Here’s 65daysofstatic’s Paul Wolinski providing a behind the scenes perspective on what went into the live performance session:

    “This was one of the first attempts at rethinking how to approach performing music that was written to be non-linear and lend itself to generative, infinite soundscapes rather than fixed compositions.

    “The first song is ‘live coded’ using open source software TidalCycles,” he explains. “Code is typed, executed and instantly transformed into musical patterns. These are fed out to modular synths and hacked electronic magnets. The magnets rest on guitar strings, making them resonate. Each subsequent song smashes more live instruments back into the mix.”

    Wolinski saw the studio setting as a chance to create a unique performance – and a unique arrangement – that’d be different from the band’s other live shows.

    “We ultimately took different versions of these songs on tour. In the context of a usual 65 show it made more sense than to lock them into more predictable arrangements. However, we are in a studio environment in this video. Everything wired up to play just these specific songs. This provided an opportunity to create a system where every performance of a track would be unique.

    “This is something that takes a bit of getting used to: unique doesn’t necessarily mean good. There is a future we want to explore in writing songs as recipes rather than as pre-packaged TV dinners. With recipes, both the person who wrote it and the person following it play a part in the outcome. Applying this to music feels like a step toward wiping out the ‘composerarchy’. The listener is as vital as the musician in making music matter. Like musical socialism.

    Wolinski pauses mid-flow. “It’s all just noise though, isn’t it? There’s nothing wrong with wanting your music ready-made, so perhaps the TV dinner is a bad analogy,” he continues after a beat. “Maybe broccoli is a better one. Human engineered. A technological product hewn from nature, its origins forgotten. Though raw broccoli is a niche meal.

    “Ultimately, though, this video is more content for the churning internet. More digital froth. We tried to make it interesting. These songs will never be performed this way again.”

    In conjunction with the video Laced Records are offering a 15% sale on the vinyl and CD versions of the soundtrack exclusively via their store:

    US: http://www.lacedrecords.com
    ROW: http://www.lacedrecords.co

    The soundtrack is available on deluxe double CD, 10 track double vinyl and a deluxe vinyl collector’s edition featuring all 16 tracks spread across 4 LPs in a hard-case sleeve.

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  • 65daysofstatic reissue second album, One Time For All Time

    65daysofstatic have made plans to reissue their second album, 2005’s ‘One Time For All Time’ on 18th November via Monotreme Records. It’ll be available on 1000 deluxe LPs, with half the run on black vinyl, and the other half on cream vinyl with sepia splatter.

    “We have never worked with a record label as great as Monotreme Records and they never do vinyl half heartedly,” say the band. “It’s cool to finally have all that hyper-treble and scratchy confusion we recorded back in 2006 pressed onto heavy plastic to warm it up a bit.

    “Plus this reissue gave us a chance to revisit our Radio Protector Polaroid project — a thousand 7 inch singles, each with a unique cover. We made a special booklet for this vinyl with images and titles for all 1000, finally bringing them together in the same place for the first time. Pretty happy with that.”

    Each vinyl will come with a twelve-page colour booklet containing the images and titles of all 1000 individual Polaroid photos taken by the band for the ‘Radio Protector’ single, plus a copy of the album CD and a colour-printed inner sleeve.

    The reissue follows 65daysofstatic’s most recent album, the soundtrack to No Man’s Sky.

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  • 65daysofstatic release No Man’s Sky : Music For An Infinite Universe

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    Stream the full album here

    • Released by Laced Records.

    • 4 x heavyweight 180g vinyl.

    • ‘Music for an Infinite Universe’ album across 2 x vinyl.

    • ‘Music for an Infinite Universe: Soundscapes’ second album across 2 x vinyl.

    • Thick, embossed boxset sleeve.

    • Digital download of all audio.

    Available direct from Laced Records from HERE.

    Available direct from 65daysofstatic standalone or as part of ticket bundles, signed or unsigned, from HERE.

    Live :

    7/10/2016 Mon NETHERLANDS TILBURG O13
    18/10/2016 Tue FRANCE DUNKERQUE Les 4 Ecluses
    19/10/2016 Wed FRANCE PARIS Badaboum
    20/10/2016 Thu FRANCE BESANCON La Rodia
    21/10/2016 Fri SWITZERLAND GENEVA Usine (PTR)
    22/10/2016 Sat SWITZERLAND ZURICH Bergmal Festival
    24/10/2016 Mon SPAIN BARCELONA Razzmatazz 2
    25/10/2016 Tue SPAIN MADRID But
    26/10/2016 Wed PORTUGAL PORTO Hard Club
    27/10/2016 Thu PORTUGAL LISBON Musicbox
    28/10/2016 Fri SPAIN MALAGA La Trinchera
    29/10/2016 Sat SPAIN ZARAGOZA Las Armas
    01/11/2016 Tue FRANCE CANNES MJC Picaud
    02/11/2016 Wed ITALY BOLOGNA Locomotiv
    03/11/2016 Thu ITALY ROME Monk
    04/11/2016 Fri ITALY MILAN Magnolia
    05/11/2016 Sat ITALY PADOVA Mame
    06/11/2016 Sun GERMANY MÜNCHEN Kranhalle
    07/11/2016 Mon AUSTRIA VIENNA WUK
    08/11/2016 Tue CZECH REPUBLIC PRAGUE MeetFactory
    09/11/2016 Wed GERMANY BERLIN C-Theatre
    10/11/2016 Thu GERMANY HAMBURG Uebel & Gefährlich
    11/11/2016 Fri NETHERLANDS AMSTERDAM Q-Factory
    12/11/2016 Sat NETHERLANDS MAASTRICHT Muziekgieterij
    13/11/2016 Sun BELGIUM BRUSSELS Botanique
    14/11/2016 Mon UK LONDON Islington Assembly Hall
    15/11/2016 Tue UK BRISTOL Marble Factory
    16/11/2016 Wed UK SHEFFIELD Plug
    17/11/2016 Thu UK NEWCASTLE University
    18/11/2016 Fri UK GLASGOW Art School
    23/11/2016 Wed TAIWAN TAIPEI Legacy
    26/11/2016 Sat HONG KONG HONG KONG Clockenflap Festival at Central Harbourfront
    27/11/2016 Sun SINGAPORE SINGAPORE Neon Lights Festival at Fort Canning Park
    29/11/2016 Tue JAPAN OSAKA Shangrila
    30/11/2016 Wed JAPAN TOKYO Duo

    Tickets and more information can be found here

  • Thought Forms confirmed for 65daysofstatic European tour

    Bristol-based noise champions, Thought Forms, will hit the road with 65daysofstatic this autumn, coinciding with the release of the band’s latest magnificent album.

    17/10/2016 Mon NETHERLANDS TILBURG O13
    18/10/2016 Tue FRANCE DUNKERQUE Les 4 Ecluses
    19/10/2016 Wed FRANCE PARIS Badaboum
    20/10/2016 Thu FRANCE BESANCON La Rodia
    21/10/2016 Fri SWITZERLAND GENEVA Usine (PTR)
    22/10/2016 Sat SWITZERLAND NYON La Parenthèse
    24/10/2016 Mon SPAIN BARCELONA Razzmatazz 2
    25/10/2016 Tue SPAIN MADRID But
    26/10/2016 Wed PORTUGAL PORTO Hard Club
    27/10/2016 Thu PORTUGAL LISBON Musicbox
    28/10/2016Fri SPAIN VIGO MARCO (Museo de Arte Contemporánea)
    29/10/2016 Sat SPAIN ZARAGOZA Las Armas
    01/11/2016 Tue FRANCE CANNES MJC Picaud
    02/11/2016 Wed ITALY BOLOGNA Locomotiv
    03/11/2016 Thu ITALY ROME Monk
    04/11/2016 Fri ITALY MILAN Magnolia
    05/11/2016 Sat ITALY VENICE Spazio Aereo
    06/11/2016 Sun GERMANY MÜNCHEN Kranhalle
    07/11/2016 Mon AUSTRIA VIENNA WUK
    08/11/2016 Tue CZECH REPUBLIC PRAGUE MeetFactory
    09/11/2016 Wed GERMANY BERLIN C-Theatre
    10/11/2016 Thu GERMANY HAMBURG Uebel & Gefährlich
    11/11/2016 Fri NETHERLANDS AMSTERDAM Q-Factory
    12/11/2016 Sat NETHERLANDS MAASTRICHT Muziekgieterij
    13/11/2016 Sun BELGIUM BRUSSELS Botanique
    14/11/2016 Mon UK LONDON Islington Assembly Hall
    15/11/2016 Tue UK BRISTOL Marble Factory
    16/11/2016 Wed UK SHEFFIELD Plug
    17/11/2016 Thu UK NEWCASTLE University
    18/11/2016 Fri UK GLASGOW Art School

  • 65daysofstatic announce European tour + new track and album art

    65daysofstatic will return to touring this autumn, marking the release of its August 2016 album release No Man’s Sky : Music For An Infinite Universe.

    17/10/2016 Mon NETHERLANDS TILBURG O13
    18/10/2016 Tue FRANCE DUNKERQUE Les 4 Ecluses
    19/10/2016 Wed FRANCE PARIS Badaboum
    20/10/2016 Thu FRANCE BESANCON La Rodia
    21/10/2016 Fri SWITZERLAND GENEVA Usine (PTR)
    22/10/2016 Sat SWITZERLAND ZURICH Bergmal Festival
    24/10/2016 Mon SPAIN BARCELONA Razzmatazz 2
    25/10/2016 Tue SPAIN MADRID But
    26/10/2016 Wed PORTUGAL PORTO Hard Club
    27/10/2016 Thu PORTUGAL LISBON Musicbox
    28/10/2016Fri SPAIN VIGO MARCO (Museo de Arte Contemporánea)
    29/10/2016 Sat SPAIN ZARAGOZA Las Armas
    01/11/2016 Tue FRANCE CANNES MJC Picaud
    02/11/2016 Wed ITALY BOLOGNA Locomotiv
    03/11/2016 Thu ITALY ROME Monk
    04/11/2016 Fri ITALY MILAN Magnolia
    05/11/2016 Sat ITALY VENICE Spazio Aereo
    06/11/2016 Sun GERMANY MÜNCHEN Kranhalle
    07/11/2016 Mon AUSTRIA VIENNA WUK
    08/11/2016 Tue CZECH REPUBLIC PRAGUE MeetFactory
    09/11/2016 Wed GERMANY BERLIN C-Theatre
    10/11/2016 Thu GERMANY HAMBURG Uebel & Gefährlich
    11/11/2016 Fri NETHERLANDS AMSTERDAM Q-Factory
    12/11/2016 Sat NETHERLANDS MAASTRICHT Muziekgieterij
    13/11/2016 Sun BELGIUM BRUSSELS Botanique
    14/11/2016 Mon UK LONDON Islington Assembly Hall
    15/11/2016 Tue UK BRISTOL Marble Factory
    16/11/2016 Wed UK SHEFFIELD Plug
    17/11/2016 Thu UK NEWCASTLE University
    18/11/2016 Fri UK GLASGOW Art School
    23/11/2016 Wed TAIWAN TAIPEI Legacy
    26/11/2016 Sat HONG KONG HONG KONG Clockenflap Festival at Central Harbourfront
    27/11/2016 Sun SINGAPORE SINGAPORE Neon Lights Festival at Fort Canning Park
    29/11/2016 Tue JAPAN OSAKA Shangrila
    30/11/2016 Wed JAPAN TOKYO Duo

    Tickets and more information can be found here

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  • 65daysofstatic announce No Man’s Sky : Music For An Infinite Universe

    Greetings, Earthlings.

    If somehow, between the glacial rush of yesterday’s news, the creeping decay of the built environment, the lone slog to work on crammed mass transit, the dilatory hit of tabloid filth that crept in past the defences you erected round your best self, the screen’s mad diet, cogent analysis of the crimes of the wealthy, the blood on the hands of the kings, the inhumanity of collective consciousness, the brinkmanship of capitalism and the brink of survival versus funny animal .gifs, you wondered where 65dos had got to, then wonder no more!

    If, above the white noise rainfall of the weeping of our souls, you had time to feel the bittersweet ache of that little 65daysofstatic shaped hole in your life, then trouble not, for here we are to solve none of that, but nevertheless here with you in this, the shortest and newest of epochs, these low, dishonest few decades between peak everything and the new nothing.

    Brothers and sisters, let’s hold hands.

    Here’s what we’ve been up to:

    A couple of years ago we were approached by video-game makers Hello Games to provide some original music for a new game they were developing, then known as ‘project skyscraper’, now known as ‘No Man’s Sky’, a sort of hyper-real, solitary waltz through a parallel universe in search of oblivion or whatever else feels appropriate in the face of the indifference of eternity.

    The game, close to completion and due for release this summer, is also procedural, meaning, for those of you who don’t ‘do’ games, that it generates itself algorithmically rather than manually and therefore is, to all intents and purposes, evil. In other words, it means that the parts of the game one journeys through are theoretically unique, built by the game itself, and you are experiencing them for the first time. And the idea was to create an audio engine that also generated unique instances of music, albeit from a central library of sounds. 65daysofstatic sounds.

    Our sort of gig, right?

    Plus we got to go to Las Vegas and stay in a hotel room with a massive bath. But that’s another story.

    65daysofstatic had been angling for a soundtrack project of some description for a while, but this seemed a little too perfect: classic sci-fi aesthetics married with a scope both cinematic and simultaneously HD but lo-fi, with a nice loose analogy for human loneliness or human agency or human desire in whichever unevenly distributed version of the future you happen to live in.

    Right now, two years later, 65daysofstatic are working really hard with Hello Games’ best scientists and magicians to finish feeding enough raw music into the gaping mouth of the insane A.I. composer-in-the-machine to satisfy the tabula rasa that will conduct this vast symphony of noise, in time for the game’s release in June of this year.

    And the fruits of this labour, we’ve made into an album.

    And so:

    ‘No Man’s Sky: Music for an Infinite Universe’

    The next 65daysofstatic record, and the official soundtrack to the game. Just short of two hours of new music.

    Recorded at Chapel Studios, Lincolnshire by Dave Sanderson and Adam Sennitt, produced by 65daysofstatic and Dave Sanderson, and mixed at Castle of Doom, Glasgow by Tony Doogan in early 2015, with additional recording / red-light mixing by 65daysofstatic. Mastered at Abbey Road by Frank Arkwright. No Man’s Sky: Music for an Infinite Universe will be released on June 17th by Laced Records.

    Available for pre-order now, HERE

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  • 65daysofstatic : Supermoon

  • 65daysofstatic announces soundtrack for ‘No Man’s Sky’

     

    “We’re happy to bring news that we’ll be writing the soundtrack for the galaxy-spanning phenomenon ‘No Man’s Sky’, a procedural, open-universe space exploration video game.
    We’re in Las Vegas right now and played a new song, ‘Supermoon’ live at the The Game Awards, alongside new visuals which were created by Mr. Div, inspired by No Man’s Sky. We imagine this will be viewable online before too long. We’ve also been working with sound designer Paul Weir to help create further procedural sound for the recesses of No Man’s Sky’s lonely galaxy.
    Obviously we’re insanely excited, so excited, overly excited to be involved.”

    Further information on No Man’s Sky is here

  • 65daysofstatic announces 2015 Australia tour

    “It’s taken us a little while, but we’re really pleased to announce that, as long as civilisation scrapes its way through one more year, we’ll be bringing the Wild Light tour to Australia in March 2015. We’re beginning at the Adelaide Festival of Arts on 7th March and then doing our own headline shows after that. Check out the poster below for the dates; tickets are available now from birdsrobe.com.”

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    March 7 – Adelaide tickets
    March 8 – Melbourne tickets
    March 9 – Melbourne tickets
    March 10 – Sydney tickets
    March 11 – Brisbane tickets
    March 13 – Perth tickets
    Links to tickets for all shows are up at www.birdsrobe.com
  • Dour Festival Announces LB.10 Stage

    Dour Festival have announced our LB.10 stage, part of the ongoing event series celebrating LittleBig’s 10th Anniversary

    The LB.10 Stage at Dour on July 19th will be on the Cannibal Stage and  features live performances from Fuck Buttons, the legendary LFO, and Clark, who will be presenting his new Phosphor live show. Paula Temple will also be DJing on the LittleBig stage, while LittleBig acts Machinedrum and 65daysofstatic play elsewhere at the festival that same day.

    to stay connected with all LB.10 updates, visit. www.littlebig.org.uk/lb10

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  • 65daysofstatic unveils stunning new ‘Taipei’ video

    65daysofstatic aren’t ones for shunning an experiment. When the opportunity knocked to make a video for ‘Taipei’, a track taken from 2013’s ‘Wild Light’, the band teamed up with director Ashley Dean of Broken Pixel to work on something truly monumental.

    Within a prism – think The Cube minus Philip Shoefield and without tedious tasks – smoke and lights are made to bounce off into a maddening collision.

    “Our goal was to create an environment where raw sound could be translated into vibrant imagery,” says the director.

    “A lot of the process centred around experimental filming techniques and animated light. We built a scale model of Leitner’s Iconic Soundcube to house our ideas and constructed a tightly razored edit that considered each beat of the track.”

    Inspirations range from “the photography of Gjon Mili and writings of Italo Calvino to specific works such as Rene Magritte’s Le Chateau de Pyrenees and Bernhard Leitner’s Soundcube.”

    Words by Jamie Milton

  • 65daysofstatic announce new single Taipei

    The next single from the band’s critically acclaimed album Wild Light will be Taipei, a song first conceived in the city it’s named after. It’ll be released on 23rd March via Superball Records, coupled with the b-side ‘DroneNotDrones’.

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    65 wrote DroneNotDrones last year, shortly after finishing Wild Light. In the interim, it turns out that somebody took this idea and ran much further with it, which the band felt they ought to acknowledge. The idea, after all, is a bit more important than a sloganeering song title: dronenotdrones.com.

    In the band’s words : “We don’t pretend to be in any way connected with this project, but it seems like something worth supporting to us. Drone is great; drones are murderous.”

    The single will be available in digital format only, available here

  • 65daysofstatic Taipei

  • Paul Wolinski & Joe Shrewsbury (65daysofstatic) confirmed for FutureEverything Fireside Chat

    FutureEverything 2011 Images by www.WeAreTAPE.com

    FutureEverything Fireside Chats are a series of intimate, exploratory conversations with internationally renowned artists, designers, thinkers and business leaders from across the FutureEverything Festival programme. They offer an opportunity for a more in depth, nuanced explorations of the work and ideas of captivating festival guests. Hosted by and produced in conjunction with Little Atoms and Resonance FM.

    Session times
    Mon 31 Mar, 16:30 – 17:30

    Venue
    Room 3 – Reception Room Town Hall,M60 2LA

    Tickets

  • 65daysofstatic announce Silent Running re-score for Convergence festival

    “It’s been a while since we last played mournful synthesisers over Bruce Dern playing poker with some robots, so we figured it might be about time to bring the project back to life.

    After all, loads of people bought the soundtrack record but only a few people (relatively) can have ever seen the whole thing performed in context, right? So we’re doing TWO PERFORMANCES ONLY at Convergence Festival, in London, both on 27th April. It’s not a big room, so we don’t know how long tickets will be available for this.”

    More info HERE. Line-up also includes Fuck Buttons and Ben Frost. Nice.

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    Listen to ‘Burial Scene’ from the soundtrack :

    https://soundcloud.com/65daysofstatic/burial-scene

  • Thought Forms confirmed for 65daysofstatic Euro dates

    LittleBig’s latest signing Thought Forms has been confirmed to support 65daysofstatic on a string of very special shows in Europe. 65daysofstatic will be performing their debut album The Fall of Math in its entirety, with Thought Forms as the main and only support act.

    15th April – Paris, La Maroquinerie | TICKETS
    16th April – Berlin, C-Club | TICKETS
    17th April – Brussels, Ancienne Belgique | TICKETS
    18th April – Utrecht, Tivoli | TICKETS

  • Littlebig acts score high in the critics 2013 lists

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    After another great year for our acts in 2013 we’re looking forward to continuing to grow and strengthen for 2014. The end of year lists contained a very strong showing from our acts, including No.1s from Jon Hopkins, Oneohtrix Point Never, and many many more. Below is an edited selection of the cream of the crop, get in touch now for festival bookings and tour dates!

    Email us at: info@littlebig.org.uk

    65daysofstatic : ‘Wild Light’ [Superball Music]
    No. 3 in Sam Law’s (Kerrang) ‘Albums of 2013’
    No. 3 in Muzik Discovery’s ‘Top 50 Albums of 2013′
    No. 4 in Thrash Hits’ ‘Albums of 2013’
    No. 19 in Drowned In Sound’s ‘Albums of 2013’
    No. 19 in Prog Magazine’s ‘Albums of 2013’
    No. 19 in Music OMH’s ‘Albums of 2013’
    No. 23 in Rocksound Magazine’s ‘Albums of 2013’
    No. 35 in Gigwise’s ‘Albums of 2013’
    No. 78 in Louder Than War’s ‘Albums of 2013′
    also…
    Included in Gigwise’s ’32 most underrated albums of 2013′ & ’30 most beautiful covers of 2013’

    Autechre : ‘Exai’ [Warp Records]
    No. 2 in Bleep’s ‘Artists of The Year’
    No. 12 in Bleep’s ‘Best Albums’
    No. 46 in FACT’s ‘The 50 Best Albums’

    DJ Rashad [Hyperdub]
    No. 3 in Dummy’s ‘The 10 best EPs’ for ‘Rollin”
    No. 8 in Rolling Stone’s ‘20 Best Dance Albums’ for ‘Let it go’
    No. 14 in Dummy’s ‘The 20 Best Albums’ for ‘Double Cup’

    Dopplereffekt [Leisure System]
    No. 17 in Resident Advisor’s ‘Top 50 tracks’ for ’Gene Slicing’
    No. 30 in Boomkat’s ‘Top 100 Singles’ for Tetrahymena

    Fuck Buttons : ‘Slow Focus’ [ATP Recordings]
    No. 1 in The Skinny’s ‘The Albums of 2013’
    No. 3 in RollingStone’s ‘20 Best Dance Albums’
    No. 9 in Bleep’s ‘Best Albums’
    No. 34 in Rough Trade’s ‘Albums of 2013’
    No. 40 in NME’s ‘50 Best Albums’

    Jon Hopkins : ‘Immunity’ [Domino]
    No. 1 in XLR8R’s ‘Best Releases of 2013’
    No. 1 in Musicexpress ‘Record Of The Year’ (Germany)
    No. 1 in The Evening Standard’s ‘Best 10 Albums’
    No. 1 on Triple J ‘Electronic album of the year’ (Australia)
    No. 3 in Tsugi (France)
    No. 3 in NME’s ‘The Best Albums’ voted by readers.
    No. 4 in Rolling Stone’s ‘20 Best Dance Albums’
    No. 4 in Mixmag
    No. 6 in Rough Trade’s ‘Albums of 2013’
    No. 7 in Time Out
    No. 8 in Mondo Sonoro (Spain
    No. 11 in NME’s ‘50 Best Albums of 2013’
    No. 11 in The Sunday Times
    No. 13 in Groove (Germany)
    No. 14 in DJ Mag
    No. 16 in Intro (Germany)
    No. 17 in The Quietus’ ‘Albums Of 2013’
    No. 18 in Resident Advisor
    No. 24 in XLR8R’s ‘Best Tracks of 2013’
    No. 28 in NME’s ‘Best tracks of 2013’
    No. 29 in Mojo
    No. 32 in Clash
    No. 37 in The Guardian
    No. 37 on Pitchfork
    also…
    No. 16 in Resident Advisor’s ‘Top 20 Live Acts’

    Laurel Halo : ‘Chance of Rain’ [Hyperdub]
    No. 2 in Juno’s ‘Best of 2013: Top 25 Albums’
    No. 2 in The Wire’s ‘Top 50 Releases of 2013’
    No. 15 in Dummy’s ‘The 20 Best Albums of 2013’
    No. 21 in The Quietus’ ‘Albums Of 2013’
    No. 22 in Bleep’s ‘Best Albums of 2013’
    No. 36 in FACT’s ‘The 50 Best Albums’
    also…
    ‘Behind the Green Door EP’ [Hyperdub]

    No. 4 in Juno’s ‘Top 100 Tracks, EPs, and Singles’
    No. 8 in Dummy’s ‘The 10 best EPs’
    No. 15 in XLR8R’s ‘Best Releases’
    No. 46 in Resident Advisor’s ‘Top 50 tracks’ for ‘Throw’

    Leisure System
    No. 20 in Resident Advisor’s ‘Top 20 Labels of 2013’

    Machinedrum [Ninja Tune]
    No. 6 in Bleep’s ‘Artists of The Year’
    No. 16 in Bleep’s ‘Best Albums’ for ‘Vapor City’
    No. 20 in XLR8R’s ‘Best Tracks’ for ‘Eyesdontlie’

    Micachu & Tirzah : ‘I’m Not Dancing’ [Greco-Roman]
    No. 1 in Dummy’s ‘The 10 best EPs’

    Objekt : ‘Agnes Demise’ [Objekt]
    No. 27 in Resident Advisor’s ‘Top 50 Tracks’
    No. 41 in XLR8R’s ‘Best Tracks’

    Oneohtrix Point Never : ‘R Plus Seven’ [Warp Records]
    No. 1 in Bleep’s ‘Best Albums of 2013’
    No. 1 in Ele-King ‘Album of the Year’ (Japan)
    No. 3 in XLR8R’s ‘Best Releases of 2013’
    No. 3 in SPIN’s ‘20 Best Albums of 2013’
    No. 5 in Juno’s ‘Best of 2013:Top 25 Albums’
    No. 6 The Wire’s ‘Top 50 Releases’
    No. 18 in The Quietus’ ‘Albums Of The Year’
    No. 34 in FACT’s ‘The 50 Best Albums’
    No. 51 in ‘Boomkat’s Top 100 Albums’
    No. 89 in Rough Trade’s ‘Albums of 2013’
    also…
    No. 3 in Bleep’s ‘Artists of The Year’

    Stellar OM Source : ‘Joy One Mile’ [RVNG Intl]
    No. 1 in Juno’s ‘Top 25 Albums’

    The Field : ‘Cupid’s Head’ [Kompakt]
    No. 7 in Rolling Stone’s ‘20 Best Dance Albums’

    Visionist [Leisure System / Lit City Trax]
    No. 5 in Dazed & Confused ‘Best Tracks’ for ‘Pain’
    No. 6 in Dummy’s ‘The 10 best EPs’ for ‘I’m Fine’
    No. 8 in White Noise ‘Best EPs’ for ‘Shakes EP’
    No. 15 in DJ Broadcast’s ‘Best Tracks’ for ‘Shakebite’
    No. 19 in Boomkat’s ‘Top 100 Singles’ for ‘M/Secrets’

  • 65daysofstatic announce ‘The Fall of Math’ European dates

    Following the release of their latest album ‘Wild Light’ to critical acclaim and sold out shows across the U.S and Europe, Sheffield’s 65daysofstatic will really step things up with a special series of 2 set shows in March & April.

    2014 marks 10 years since the band’s debut album ‘The Fall Of Math’ was originally released and so with that in mind, each night will see 65daysofstatic perform the whole album in full. On the importance of the album the band had the following to say:

    ‘In the first year of the weird post 9/11 future we all now occupy, 65daysofstatic wrote a record entirely by mistake in an obscure room in the North of England, usually in the evening after finishing whatever day jobs we were holding down.

    In the weird spring of 2003 we watched in horror as the US invaded Iraq, aided by our own morally destitute government and seemingly for completely fabricated reasons. A month later, we went into the studio to record the music that would become ‘The Fall of Math’ aided by the kindness of Monotreme Records, the label that helped to build 65dos from the ground up into a viable commodity fit for digestion in the public sphere. We pulled a huge round the clock session, aided by the wisdom and skill of the infamous Alan Smyth, a man whose expertise and advice we seek to this day. While not exactly a global smash, The Fall of Math was met with some excitement by a number of people we had never dreamed of, and threw us into a world of very hard touring and recording for the foreseeable future. In short, it changed our lives, as did the aftermath of the events we were quasi-soundtracking by living through.

    While 65daysofstatic are no longer the same people we were back then, The Fall of Math holds a great significance for us. Maybe it does for you too. We’re looking forward to a pleasant six months trying to remember how to play a bunch of the music on there. The world is as big a mess as it ever was. Come and see the results in March and April!’ set will be a normal performance featuring tracks from new album ‘Wild Light’ plus the band’s previous records.

    ‘Wild Light’ has been the band’s most widely received album with the likes of NME, Clash, Kerrang, Rock Sound, Independent, Q, Fake DIY, Line Of Best Fit and Drowned in Sound all heaping praise on the record.

    27th March: Koko, London, UK • Tickets
    15th April: La Maroquinerie, Paris, France • Tickets
    16th April: C-Club, Berlin, Germany • Tickets
    17th April: AB, Brussels, Belgium • Tickets
    18th April: Tivoli, Utrecht, Netherlands • Tickets

    For reviews/interviews/features please contact – Simon Glacken // I Like Press // 07545 303276 //

    www.ilikepress.co.uk // simonglacken@ilikepress.co.uk

     

  • 65daysofstatic announce Fall of Math anniversary show

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    Following the release of their latest album ‘Wild Light’ to critical acclaim and a sold out performance at the Scala In London, Sheffield’s 65daysofstatic will really step things up in 2014 with a special two set show at the 1400 capacity venue Koko in Camden on 27th March.

    2014 marks 10 years since the band’s debut album ‘The Fall Of Math’ was originally released and so with that in mind the opening set will see 65daysofstatic perform the whole album in full for the first time. On the importance of the album the band had the following to say:

    In the first year of the weird post 9/11 future we all now occupy, 65daysofstatic wrote a record entirely by mistake in an obscure room in the North of England, usually in the evening after finishing whatever day jobs we were holding down. 

    In the weird spring of 2003 we watched in horror as the US invaded Iraq, aided by our own morally destitute government and seemingly for completely fabricated reasons. A month later, we went into the studio to record the music that would become ‘The Fall of Math’ aided by the kindness of Monotreme Records, the label that helped to build 65dos from the ground up into a viable commodity fit for digestion in the public sphere. We pulled a huge round the clock session, aided by the wisdom and skill of the infamous Alan Smyth, a man whose expertise and advice we seek to this day. While not exactly a global smash, The Fall of Math was met with some excitement by a number of people we had never dreamed of, and threw us into a world of very hard touring and recording for the foreseeable future. In short, it changed our lives, as did the aftermath of the events we were quasi-soundtracking by living through. 

    While 65daysofstatic are no longer the same people we were back then, The Fall of Math holds a great significance for us. Maybe it does for you too. We’re looking forward to a pleasant six months trying to remember how to play a bunch of the music on there. The world is as big a mess as it ever was. Come and see the results in March!’

    The 2nd set will be a normal performance featuring tracks from new album ‘Wild Light’ plus the bands previous records as seen on their recent UK run and upcoming U.S co-headline tour with Caspian.

    ‘Wild Light’ has been the band’s most widely received album with the likes of NME, Clash, Kerrang, Rock Sound, Independent, Q, Fake DIY, Line Of Best Fit and Drowned in Sound all heaping praise on the record.

     

  • 65daysofstatic releases 6th studio album

    Our album, Wild Light, is released in the UK and Europe on Monday 16th September through Superball Music. It will follow in the U.S on 29th October, and is also coming imminently to Australia via Bird’s Robe Records and Japan via Zankyo.

    Of course we all know that, if you look in the right places, it’s also available entirely for free on the torrent sites and will be forever more.

    65daysofstatic had wanted to put out a torrent release ourselves on the day of the official release. Somebody is going to whether we like it or not, and we believe that rather than putting our heads in the sand and pretending it isn’t happening, by proactively seeding the torrent on release day (especially after having managed to avoid the record leaking), we could control the things bundled with it, and allow people to support us in other ways. We could include ticket linksinfo on the vinyl version…A donate button, maybe? A message to people torrenting it explaining that as much as 65 believe the current model of music ‘consumption’ is hopelessly outdated and fundamentally broken, we are stuck inside it nevertheless; even just buying a t-shirt from our online store makes a real, tangible difference.

    All of the above sounds better than a bunch of mistagged, badly compressed mp3s zipped up alongside a dodgy .nfo file with bad ascii art, leading you to a sketchy Russian malware site on the promise of more free music, right?

    We haven’t done it, though and we won’t. We have a resolutely old school record deal and, perhaps unusually, we actually like the labels we work with (all small indies, obviously), and so out of respect to them, we decided to just post this message instead. (To be fair, we have an ulterior motive, which is that we want to share this record with as many people as possible and the means by which they hear it is less important to us than knowing that they’ve listened. The labels can’t afford to share that perspective).

    One good thing about torrents is that they still preserve the idea of an ‘album’ as a collection of songs, as a cohesive ‘whole’. Even if it’s a collection of mp3 files rather than anything physical, they at least come bundled together with a tracklisting, artwork, a sense that this is ‘something’. Streaming services, in comparison, remove even these fine threads from making music something you might want to own. The songs become just more digital froth spilling out of your computer, along with videos of cats and Facebook notification pings.

    Anyway. We didn’t do it. I suppose we could have done it secretly, but that would have missed the point. But. If you are the kind of person that seeds music on torrents and intend to host our new record, it would be great if you could also include links to our live shows page, our online store where people can buy physical copies of the record should they like it, and perhaps also a link to this blog post you’re reading right now.

    If you’re a leecher and you intend to download our record from a torrent site, then we hope you enjoy it, and if you do, please consider coming to one of our shows, or buying a t-shirt or something, if paying for the music itself feels weird or old-fashioned.

    Most of all though, if you like our band, please share that info with as many people as you can, however you feel sharing works best. The reason 65 has survived so long outside of most of the music industry as you know it is through the word of mouth of people like you.

     

    ‘Next time someone tells you guitar music has run out of new ideas, simply point them in the direction of ‘Wild Light’ – 8/10 – NME
    ‘Instrumental rock at its best’ – 8/10 – Fake DIY Magazine
    ‘It’s the depth and scope that make this album worth while’ – Rock A Rolla
    ‘Retreat is death, and 65days only ever run towards the light.’ – 8/10 – Clash
    ‘Full stop. Perfect.’ – 9/10 – Drowned in Sound
    ‘Stunning, and for the 65dos hardcore will no doubt act, along with the rest of this album, as motivational music for their bleakest of days.’ – The Quietus
    ‘65daysofstatic have somehow emerged more original than ever’ – 4/5 – The Skinny
    ‘This is a solid addition to their jaw-dropping canon, proving that there’s plenty more on offer from 65daysofstatic.’ – 8/10 – The 405
    ‘The sort of experimental electronic weirdness that would give Thom Yorke a massive hard-on’ – Album of the Month – Bizarre Magazine
    ‘A meticulously crafted and admirably complex record from a band that are constantly thrilling in their unpredictability.’ – 8/10 – The Line of Best Fit
    ‘65Days… have created something dystopian and unrelentingly victorious.’ – 9/10 – Loud & Quiet