Buke And Gase General Dome on LP + MP3 Download
Buke & Gase garnered new levels of attention when NPR Music showcased them in their live webcast from CMJ. Smart music lovers around the world were blown away by the band’s uncategorizable sound. One commenter dubbed them “fiery metal-infused indie rock,” another said an “avant-folk duo.” No one was bored.
The band’s second LP, General Dome, finds them evolving their already innovative sound. I mean, change is good. Picasso had a “blue period” and then he said “fuck that” and invented Cubism. Gauguin moved to Tahiti to shed European ideals and dive headlong into Primitivism. The Stones cozied up in a chateau on the French Riviera to escape the city, wives, and bad habits and write Exile on Main Street. We’re not saying Buke and Gase are the Stones or a dead painter, but when you live in the busiest city in the world New York City, escape can be the mother of invention. Three notable changes led to their new full-length record...
First Thing: In 2011, Aron Sanchez moved from NYC to upstate Hudson, NY, and bandmate Arone Dyer followed. She then began riding a motorcycle, the obvious next step from racing and building bikes. She’s explored this new form of excitement vigorously, and claims it comes across in the new music.
Second Thing: They rented a cavernous empty room in between heavily used railroad tracks and the Hudson River to set up a temporary recording studio. The recordings have hints of their surroundings, such as natural reverb, train horns, rumbling annoyances. The size of the new space led to a grander songwriting style. As per usual, they recorded and mixed it themselves.
Third Thing: Out with the old and in with the new. A buke creation by their friend now replaces the wooden-toy that formerly occupied Arone’s hands. This new “battle axe” is made of steel salvaged from an automobile, with a halved pipe acting as the neck.
And so, hot on the heels of their recent Function Falls EP, our favorite self-invented duo returns with General Dome.
“On each of their releases to date, Buke and Gase have never been anything less than absolutely thrilling.” - Pitchfork
Buke And Gase General Dome Track Lising:
1. Houdini Crush
3. In the Company of Fish
4. General Dome
5. Hard Times
7. Twisting the Lasso of Truth
8. You Do Yours First
9. Split Like A Lip, No Blood on the Beard
11. Contortion in Training
12. My Best Andre Shot