Ladies and gentlemen, slip into your favorite space suit and prepare yourselves for another edition of Music Mondays. This week we’re listening to 65daysofstatic and their No Man’s Sky: Music for an Infinite Universe soundtrack. Technically, Paul Weir and 65daysofstatic combined to create the soundtrack and ambient sounds for Hello Game’s action-adventure video game that releases tomorrow.
Upon first listen, the music reminds me of an updated version of Flash Gordon. Say what you want, but Queen’s soundtrack is better than the movie could ever hope to be. That isn’t really the point. 65daysofstatic produces lush soundscapes, dynamic sound structures, and weaves them together beautifully. Take whatever preconceived notions you have about video game soundtracks and throw them out the window. If you don’t believe me, just listen to Supermoon or Red Parallax. Either track sounds like it could have been taken from Radiohead’s OK Computer.
Fair warning, this is a double-album and the second half contains longer tracks – the shortest track is 8:52. I haven’t had a chance to check out any of the game footage (yet), but if it’s half as incredible as the music, it’s going to be amazing.
When YouTube eventually fails you, feel free to listen on Spotify.