One Time For All Time review by 65daysofstatic

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  • Released: Oct 17, 2006
  • Sound: 9
  • Lyrics: 9
  • Overall Impression: 9
  • Reviewer's score: 9 Superb
  • Users' score: 9.7 (19 votes)
65daysofstatic: One Time For All Time

Sound — 9
Describing an album such as this requires a completely different tact to reviewing a more conventional listen. This album is deliberately designed to be an ambient soundscape. Not so much a collection of songs, but a refined approach at making music into emotion. It's impossible to review such a drastically different piece of music as you would a metal album or even a rock album. Even so, this is one of those rare treats that you often come across when trying new things. The entire album flows perfectly, even if it was 1 track or 30, and weaves between a multi-layered sonance and a minimalist approach with almost wave like qualities. The guitar driven rock of "Await Rescue" when layered over the drum 'n' glitch style drums and synths makes for a constant pulsing groove of sound, all of which is highly pleasant to the ears. Because even though at times, there's a thousand things going on, they all work together to form this coherent listen. "Radio Protector" probably features the most conventional song structure and feel, and even then, it's interspersed with random beats of strings and programmed drums. The overall sound of this album is hard to describe, but it's essentially a synth driven rock album. Guitars are muddy and indistinct but grind along underneath waves of strings, trance drums and glitch noises. Piano and clean guitar driven sections that only emphasis the randomly organised chaos of melody that is tracks such as "Drove Through Ghosts To Get Here" and "Await Rescue".

Lyrics — 9
There are no vocals, and personally I don't feel it needs any. The music isn't conventional, so I doubt there's a vocal style on this Earth that could fit in with the pulsing, energetic force that is 65daysofstatic. The music works perfectly by itself, something that is often rare these days.

Overall Impression — 9
This is not an album I could recommend to any specific fan of music, because there's no way to compare it to anything. It's a stand alone piece of ambient, guitar and synth, drum and glitch, soundscaped, atmospheric genius. Everything fits in perfectly and it feels like a movie soundtrack. Something that always moves with the scene and yet would set it even without pictures. A classic album if there ever was one.

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