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65daysofstatic, Toktek - An evening of rock and electronics
Electronics and rock, do those two go together? DemonDust and Sledgehammer went on a, once again, very high journey to find that out and let themselves be astonished by what is possible...

The evening was kicked off by an entirely electronic set by the Dutchman Toktek. Now, is that really interesting for a metalhead one could ask himself. My answer would be yes, because this guy did some stunning and surprisingly complicated shit. He made some sort of minimal breakcore, which is always a challenge for you ears, and did that in a pretty unconventional way. Remember those huge flight joysticks with 14 different fire buttons and a throttle handle with which youíve killed numerous Empire soldiers playing Luke Skywalker (and secretly fantasising about fucking your sister Leia!)? Well, with such a joystick he made his music, which looked pretty awesome. But it was more than just that, because Toktek sampled noises from toys live on stage, with which he slowly build up a song from an ambient track to a tremendous chaos. This is shit which is interesting to see for every experimental and complicated music junk. (Sledgehammer)
 
I had encountered 65daysofstatic the previous year at the Pukkelpop festival in Belgium, where I walked into a tent where they were playing and I didnít leave until the last note was played. I missed their previous European tour, so this would be a good chance to make up for that. The band somehow creates music by combining intense beats with intense post-rock/post-core parts, thus throwing out massive soundscapes and overwhelming powerful riffs and beats. The show started out fairly mild, but as the set progressed the music gradually intensified. The drum kit got a beating of a lifetime on an immensely tight and groovy level, while the guitar sound which is kind of more rock than metal just spaces over it, only to erupt in mass devastation together with the electronics. Itís actually really difficult to describe the music if you havenít heard or seen them, but I can advise you to go see them the next time theyíre over here for sure. (DemonDust)
Details Written on Wednesday Nov 21st, 2007
Writer @Sledgehammer Messiah

Tags: #65daysofstatic #Toktek
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