• Image of Buke & Gase — General Dome

Release Date: February 22, 2013
Catalog Number: AVM 048
Format: LP/CD/Digital

Change is good…when you live in the busiest city in the world, escape can be the mother of invention. It can be said three notable changes led to the new sounds that are encapsulated on »General Dome«, the new full-length record of uprising phenomena Buke & Gase, set to be released on February 2013 by Discorporate and Altin Village & Mine.

Firstly: In 2011, Aron Sanchez moved from New York City to his home in upstate Hudson, NY. Arone Dyer thusly followed, therein marking a large geographical change. She then began riding a motorcycle, the obvious next step from racing and building bicycles, and has been exploring this new form of excitement vigorously and often. She claims it comes across in the new music.

Secondly: They rented a cavernous empty room in between heavily used railroad tracks, warehouses and the Hudson River, and set up a temporary recording studio, a far cry from their previous digs, Aron’s tight little basement space. The recordings have hints of their surroundings, such as natural reverb, train horns, rumbling annoyances, and the size of the new space also led to a grander songwriting style. As per usual, they recorded and mixed it themselves. During this time, Aron purchased a myriad of new guitar pedals in his ever-enduring chase for the »perfect gase** sound« which, to this date, he has yet to find.

Thirdly: 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, a widespread US- & UK-tour with Deerhoof, showcases with Flying Lotus and Death Grips in New York, and after being invited to perform at two ATP-Festivals in a row, one curated by Shellac and the other by their friends The National—our favorite self-invented duo returns with »General Dome«. One track, »Hiccup«, has already been unleashed, which Pitchfork dubbed a »Best New Track« and calls a »mobilising, bodily cry.«

* buke = a self-modified six-string former baritone ukulele
** gase = a guitar-bass hybrid of Aron Sanchez’s own creation

Recorded & mixed by Aron Sanchez & Arone Dyer, Hudson, NY; Mastered by Aron Sanchez, Hudson, NY; Designed by Aron Sanchez & Arone Dyer, Hudson, NY

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