They might have been off the road for a little while, but in true 65daysofstatic style, this does not mean they haven’t been creating something special once more. You might remember them soundtracking ‘Inside’ by dancer Jean Abreu earlier this year, well, they have gone and done it again. Only this time it is for a different project known as ‘Silent Running’. This soundtrack to the 1972 sci-fi film is to be performed live at Bestival this year, but many have asked for it to be put on record. It is for this reason that they set up a way for 65lovers to pre-order the record which would in turn allow it to be made in the first place. Within four hours they had reached their target, so with all expectations suitably surpassed, ‘Silent Running’ will see the light of day.
The more raised, the more copies can be printed onto vinyl…
A video about the project can be found here: http://vimeo.com/25603473
Pre-order here: http://www.indiegogo.com/65daysofstaticSilentRunning
The band comment…
“At the start of 2011 we did a live rescore to the 1972 sci-fi film Silent Running at the Glasgow Film Festival. At the time, we thought it would be limited to those two nights.
“In the end though, we wrote over 90 minutes of new music and the shows were so well received we’ve done a handful more around Europe, and have a handful more still to come. When the incidental ambience is stripped out of the music we wrote, there is still easily an album’s worth of new songs. People keep asking us if we are going to release it.
“This Silent Running soundtrack has already grown to be a much bigger project than we had ever anticipated. If we are to document it, having it pressed onto heavyweight vinyl seems to be the way we ought to do it, to fit with the warm analog fuzz of the original film. Having a record released this way will also necessitate the tumultuous return of Dustpunk Records – a beast that has long lain dormant. It released our first ever e.p ten years ago. If this project succeeds and rouses it from its slumber, who knows what else the future could hold…”
For more information visit the official 65daysofstatic website.