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THE DESTRUCTION OF SMALL IDEAS

65DaysOfStatic

 

Post Rock/Math rock

3.52 | 31 ratings

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TRoTZ
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4 stars 65 Days of Static had the sense they had to do something, to explore new domains, their experimentations were generally exhausted. In "The Destruction of Small Ideas" they tried to bring new horizons, but what instead ended to happen was a removal of much of what was really theirs - their unique electronic breakbeat elements would dilute much more on favor of the traditional post-rock aesthetics. So, basically a failed attempt of reconstructing their vision, because instead of doing it, they almost erased it.

Well, actually, not entirely true. It may be valid the aphorism but, by doing so, they put in evidence their gentle ability to retrace subtleness, which was present, but somewhat ostracized on the previous works. They, after all, wanted to give more emphasis on the feeling - electronic elements are secondary and work for the atmosphere. The album's single, "Don't Go Down to Sorrow" is a good picture of this sensible perceptiveness of a moving, intricate disillusion, in a taciturn contemplative analysis, flowing from elegant and memorable piano lines to captivating spacey odd signatures and haphazard guitars. And in fact, there is a moment on the album, a turning point almost evolving into something different. This moment is on the elegant "Music is Music as Devices are Kisses Is Everything", reaching levels of misconceived beauty with its layered piano and symphonic nuances. And continued with the distinctive post-techno nostalgia of "The Distant & Mechanized Glow of Eastern European Dance Parties". "Little Victories" move the general feeling into an anticipated majestic glory, introspectively analyzed in "Primer", inexorably ending with the solemn anguish of the "White Peak/Dark Peak". The album could end here, but the band opted to give a more impulsive final ending with "The Conspiracy of Seeds".

While not bringing much of new, it happens to be a distinctive work for the band, their supreme achievement of a gifted sensibility towards music. Their paintings are opaque, sometimes abstract, but meaningful.

TRoTZ | 4/5 |

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