Do you know what extreme levels of hype feel like? That burning sensation in the pit of your stomach when you simply must have something? Well, pretty much anyone that cares about science fiction has been feeling that for months now, ever since the announcement of a certain game called No Man’s Sky. Set to feature a complete, procedurally generated universe, the game is setting imaginations ablaze as the sheer potential of space waits beyond our fingertips. Who better to complement this feeling of wanderlust than 65daysofstatic, one of the most energetic and wonderful post rock bands out there? Luckily for us, it was exactly them who were chosen to create a soundtrack that would fit such an unfolding universe, painting it in the colorful pallet of their unique style. A track was released two weeks ago (I know, sorry for the delay) to explain exactly what we’re dealing with here. Head on below!
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Well, this is just great. The vocal track that runs through the entire thing would be enough to set my heart thumping, but coupled with amazingly produced drums and moving guitar lines, it’s everything I’ve ever wanted a sci-fi soundtrack to be. Listen carefully for the subtle way in which 65daysofstatic introduce the buildup near the 3/4 mark. No slow, cliche buildups for them; you barely notice the drums picking up and when you do, it’s already too late and the crescendo crashes down around you. In its aftermath, the vocal track regains dominance, playing around poignant piano lines.
Long story short, give me this soundtrack and then give me this game so that I may free my mind from this burning need. There could have been no better selection for this than 65daysofstatic and I’m as equally excited for the album as I am for the game. I mean, it’s called Music For an Infinite Universe. How much cooler can you get? You can pre-order it here.