When it comes to the post-rock genre of music, English band 65daysofstatic has had more than a decade to hone their craft. The expertise of the instrumental group is more than evident on their sixth and most recent album Wild Light.
Starting off with a clear warning “No one knows what is happening, There is a lot of danger out there ... OK” on the opening track Heat Death Infinity Splitter, Wild Light yanks the listener into a desolate, despondent, post-apocalyptic soundscape and the journey continues as the album plays on.
Artful use of noise and ambient guitars are heavily featured to create the gloomy atmosphere of the record. But songs like Prisms, with its syncopated, almost club-ready beat and Safe Passage with its delicate piano melody add variety to the mix as well as keep Wild Light fresh. If you want to delve into the post-rock genre, you can start with Wild Light by 65 days of static.