65daysofstatic

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The information from this article is up-to-date as of 26 November, 2016.
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65daysofstatic is a band that provides the background music for No Man's Sky.

Summary[edit | edit source]

The background soundtrack for No Man's Sky was provided by Sean Murray's favorite band, 65daysofstatic (or 65dos). They are an electronic music rock band, described as "a soundtrack to a new dimension, where rock, dance, and electronica are equals."

Their first album was release in 2004, then ten years and five albums later they were asked to provide, like everything else in No Man's Sky, a "procedurally generated" soundtrack. This is not their first soundtrack; the group also produced the music for the 2011 movie Silent Running.

Soundtrack[edit | edit source]

Sean Murray has said numerous times that the sounds of 65daysofstatic helped inspire the game to begin with. When he and the band met for the first time to discuss a soundtrack, both sides came to the meeting ready to convince the other that 65daysofstatic should be the band selected.

Band member Paul Wolinski said in an interview with Andrew Webster of The Verge, "We had a meeting with [Hello Games’ Sean Murray] and it was the best meeting, because I went to meet him in London ready to pitch 65 to this project, because we’d been looking for a soundtrack project for a while and this one seemed perfect for us. He came to the meeting, I think wanting to pitch the exact same thing; he really wanted 65 to do the soundtrack. It was a really easy meeting. We just agreed to do it in the first five minutes and then talked about sci-fi for a bit."[1]

Album[edit | edit source]

An album called No Man's Sky: Music for an Infinite Universe has been released in conjunction with the game. It contains 10 tracks, both original works and several pieces of music that are used in the game itself. Of these, Supermoon is probably the best known as it was used in several of the pre-release trailers.

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. Webster, Andrew (21 April 2016). How 65daysofstatic made the sci-fi sounds of No Man's Sky. The Verge. Retrieved 22 June 2016.