I'd go with A Static Place. Listened to both albums just yesterday. While A Static Place convinced me from the very beginning and has been a nice listen for the past few weeks, I still didn't make it past track 4 on Ravedeath, 1972. Rather tiring underwhelming.
I've had the same experience, I just figured my head was elsewhere at the time. Both occasions I've sat down to listen to Ravedeath, 1972, I've completely lost interest midway through.
I've liked A Static Place quite a bit, but the new Remain on Line I've liked even more.