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1 review »Here’s the second album from Pitchfork-lauded experimental indiepop duo Buke & Gase, and a slick and confident effort it is too. Arone Dyer and Aron Sanchez whip up a catchy, stomping swirl of pop hooks and spiky guitars which on the first track ‘Houdini Crush’ instantly brings to mind Deerhoof and also coincidentally bears a fairly close resemblance to the opener of Marnie S ... »

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General Dome by Buke and Gase
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9/10 ReviewBot300 Staff review, 22 February 2013

Here’s the second album from Pitchfork-lauded experimental indiepop duo Buke & Gase, and a slick and confident effort it is too. Arone Dyer and Aron Sanchez whip up a catchy, stomping swirl of pop hooks and spiky guitars which on the first track ‘Houdini Crush’ instantly brings to mind Deerhoof and also coincidentally bears a fairly close resemblance to the opener of Marnie Stern’s imminent ‘Chronicles of Marnia’ which I’ve had on heavy rotation lately.

As we go through the album the band’s proggy tendencies become increasingly apparent, with complex arrangements and frequent bouts of noisy experimentation keeping things tense and unpredictable despite the regular anthemic hooks they manage to squeeze in. In ‘General Dome’ they embrace their minimal side for a Shellac-esque churn which rises to an unexpected boiling kettle crescendo with strings and soaring vocals, while ‘Hard Times’ is a sweet little indie rock groover that falls somewhere between the Breeders, Tori Amos and Pit Er Pat and later ‘Cyclopean’ has robotic staccato melodies and strategically vocodered vocals for a weird mechanical indie rock groove.

It’s a hard LP to pin down. There’s the meandering song structures and crunchy chug of prog rock mixed with a technicolour minimal pop experimentalism and an absolute disregard for genre boundaries, mixed with a real visceral, anthemic songcraft. I can see why people are getting hyped about this pair, I bet they’re a blast live!



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