BLEAK STRATEGIES


A podcast by 65daysofstatic



Bleak Strategies is a podcast by 65days talking about our efforts to find new ways of existing as a band in the current, confused moment. So far is mostly us talking about the possibly interesting, often stupid, definitely unglamorous reality of being in 65daysofstatic. As the series progresses, it will feature various 65 comrades who have helped us over the thousands of years we have existed as an autonomous musical group.

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SHOW NOTES>>
17.07.19

Episode Three


MODE OF PRODUCTION, LOUDNESS WARS, EXPLODING AND SCANNING BEETROOT


Featuring our first guest, the indefatigable Dave Sanderson. Co-Producer and engineer on upwards of 7,000 65daysofstatic records. Trying to stick mainly on the topic of how we all co-produce the 65 records, we mumble about all sorts, including:

  • Dave’s back catalogue.
  • when ‘producing a 65 record’ actually means telling us to go and write more songs.
  • the legend of Alan Smyth, professional Sheffield Wizard.
  • some of the thinking behind our A Year of Wreckage project
  • late capitalism etc. etc. exploiting yrself = good art!??
  • caffeine-based confrontation.

Show notes:

Access the 65 subscription service here: subscription.65daysofstatic.com
Website: 65daysofstatic.com
Hellscape of Twitter: twitter.com/65dos
Instagram: instagram.com/65daysofstatic
Email: mail@65daysofstatic.com
Soundcloud: 65daysofstatic
All other merch: store.65daysofstatic.com

As mentioned in the podcast:

Dave Sanderson: davesanderson.com
Dave on Twitter: @Sandersonicus
2fly Studios: 2flystudios.com
2fly on Twitter: @2FlyStudio
Alan Smyth: Wikipedia
Polinski: polin.ski
Polinski on Twitter @polinski


22.05.19

Episode Two


SALAD DAYS, PEDAL MATRIX ATTITUDE, WILD LIGHT AND BORIS JOHNSON’S FAILED STATE


An attempt at having a main topic, nominally the 2013 65daysofstatic album Wild Light, this episode also touches on:

  • the different shades of post-rock (it’s either ”thin and gain-y” or “a bit Game of Thrones”).
  • bands we once saw at The Harley in Sheffield.
  • how great Godspeed! You Black Emperor continue to be.
  • lack of time and resources as a creative force/limitation.
  • figuring out how to best approach Q&As.

Show notes:

Access the 65 subscription service here: subscription.65daysofstatic.com
Website: 65daysofstatic.com
Hellscape of Twitter: twitter.com/65dos
Instagram: instagram.com/65daysofstatic
Email: mail@65daysofstatic.com
Soundcloud: 65daysofstatic
All other merch: store.65daysofstatic.com

As mentioned in the podcast:

Lightship FM: The Undertow
Lightship FM: Unmake the Wild Light
Lightship FM: Taipei
Pina: Documentary Trailer
Al English | Radio Show: Outer Banks
Al English Twitter: @Al_Sundvall
Alex McClean | Live Coding Pioneer: @yaxu
TidalCycles (live coding software): https://tidalcycles.org
Prisms Video Maker | Mat Pearson: @zenbullets


22.04.19

Episode One


THE HELLSCAPE OF TWITTER, VORTEX OF DEBT, SILENT RUNNING AND HIGH ART


Adhering to 65’s strongly held principle of making-it-up-as-we-go-along, this first episode of Bleak Strategies addresses the following concerns:

  • what even is this podcast about/for?
  • the terrifying vortex of debt
  • a vague and abandoned attempt at order
  • Silent Running
  • Sleepwalk City, Fugue State and 65’s approach to sound installations

Expect more (or less) clarity as the series progresses.

Show notes:

Access the 65 subscription service here: 65daysofstatic.bandcamp.com/subscribe
Website: 65daysofstatic.com
Hellscape of Twitter: twitter.com/65dos
Instagram: instagram.com/65daysofstatic
Email: mail@65daysofstatic.com
Soundcloud: 65daysofstatic
A short film about the Sleepwalk City installation is here.
The teaser trailer for the Fugue State installation is here.
Silent Running is here.
All other merch: store.65daysofstatic.com