Released by Altin Village & Mine

Release Dates
Worldwide: Feb 22, 2013
US: Jan 29, 2013
EU: Feb 22, 2013

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 AND GASE, set to be released on February 2013 by Discorporate and Altin Village. read more...


The pivotal fact of General Dome is that Buke and Gase make music of such absurdly catchy dimensions that it's almost avant-garde. Alongside Tune-Yards and Micachu & the Shapes, the pair are making strummable instruments sound new again, and it sounds like redemption. Proceed frantically and without caution.


General Dome is a very coherent piece of work, that makes it very obvious on every level that its authors know exactly what they want to say, and how to say it.

Oliver Arditi

It's intricately structured, with cryptic moods contained in a shuddering shoegaze framework. But it feels like a pop song thanks to Dyer's engaging vocal performance. She can swing limberly between a Karen O yelp and a huskier croon, sounding just like Victoria Legrand when she breathes extra syllables through the word "inside."


Buke and Gase seem like superheroes to me. “General Dome” is a fabulous ride whether you know the first thing about their extreme DIY approach or the life experience that fed into it, from Arone Dyer’s career as a bike mechanic to Aron Sanchez’s stint building instruments for the Blue Man Group. Buke and Gase are masters of a domain they built themselves. The record suggests there are new sounds left to be tapped in pop, even if we have to tap them by finding new paths to timeless sensations.


If you aren't yet familiar with Buke and Gase, the explanation of the Brooklyn duo's name goes a long way to illustrating what makes them special. Arone Dyer (her) and Aron Sanchez (him) are known for making intensely chugging No Wave chamber-punk using handmade instruments like the "buke," a baritone ukelele, and the "gase," a guitar-bass hybrid.


Though a bit poppier than its predecessor, General Dome has some big ideas about paranoia and subliminal messaging at its core — appropriate, given Buke and Gass' ability to convey jangled, unsettled emotions with its chaotic instrumentation. But for all its seriousness of purpose, the new album still sounds strangely playful, thanks to a loose, slippery vibe that finds room for invention of every kind.


Excellent! If you want to sound like no one else, it helps to play instruments that no one else has.

New York Times

"Buke and Gase makes music that is ORIGINAL and PURE. These sounds could only come from these two people. Watching them gave me a rush of inspiration, a high, that made me want to dive, or join, in and try to keep up, like jumping a frenetic old freight train hurtling somewhere unknown. You should listen to General Dome."

Melissa Auf der Maur (Smashing Pumpkins, Hole)

Best NYC Band of the New Millennium (so far).

The Deli

Absolutely thrilling ...


The kind of wonderful, odd, occasionally transcendent music you (yes YOU) are yearning to hear…this is an album that won’t be forgotten in a hurry whichever way you look at it.

The Line Of Best Fit

Wie viel Konzept verträgt Pop? Eigentlich eine ganze Menge – meinen zumindest Arone Dyer und Aron Sanchez und testen folgerichtig die Grenzen aus.


Bei Buke and Gase besteht die Gefahr, dass alle Welt durchdreht, weil das Duo aus Brooklyn seine etwas unkonventionell aussehenden Instrumente selber baut und darüber ganz vergessen wird, dass sie ja auch noch ziemlich coole Songs spielen.


Ein Duo aus New York liefert die intelligenteste, musikalisch versierteste Platte des Jahres.

Tinnitus Attacks

Eigentlich hatte seit PJ Harvey kaum eine Frau derart viel verquere Melodie in den Lungenflügeln.


Vieles auf ‘General Dome‘ besticht durch abrasive Ideen – getragen durch melodische Sensibilität und schäumenden Ehrgeiz. Empfehlenswert!

Oh Fancy!

Schwerlaibig und griffig. Wie auch der Rest des Albums einem unentwegten Changieren zwischen den Polen metallisch-düster und filigran-substantiell gleichkommt. Hier das grundierte Stampfen, dort der Engel weichende Gesang, hier die gewichtigen Schraffuren, dort das helltönende szenische Gebahren. Das Heilsuchende neben der eigentlichen Beheimatung. Zugreifen bitte! Klienicum- Empfehlungsstempel.

Das Klienicum

Klingt wie industrielle Revolution der Neuzeit. Diese Frau kann mit ihrem Organ so einiges. Schönes Hörbeispiel: 'Metazoa'. Timberlake sagt hallo, aber hallo!


Post-Nothing: 'Gase' und 'Buke' wirken in Szene gesetzt wie mythische Zauberwaffen aus einer anderen Dimension.

Rote Raupe

New York’s Buke and Gase continue fine-tuning their unique combination of noise pop, folk, and indie rock with loads of strangely idiosyncratic melodies and textures.

The Needle Drop

Here, the duo delves into a sonic realm that’s considerably sunnier than that of their previous release, but with lyrics that still smile while spitting.

Consequence of Sound

The word “inventive” gets thrown around a lot in music criticism, but New York’s Buke and Gase literally create their own instruments, making the critically adored duo sound like a full-on, post-rock band.


Composed of the similarly named Arone Dyer and Aron Sanchez, the group revels in its offbeat nature, using big but spare percussion, tiny guitars, and copious amounts of electronics to create its intense tunes. Think Tune-Yards, but with less yelping.

The Onion’s AV Club

“Tension and exuberance are the key ingredients in the elegant mess of jagged riffs and irresistible melodies that constitute General Dome, the new album from the Brooklyn duo Buke and Gase.”

Interview Magazine

On first listen, “General Dome” delivers minimalist yet colorful guitar-and-vocal melodies woven into a bizarre tapestry and driven by nothing but bass drum and a "toe-bourine"—and once you check under the hood and see how the band's engine works, you can appreciate even better what goes into creating the layers of their sound.

Chicago Reader

The musical chemistry showcased here is awe-inspiring. With this new collection of songs, Arone Dyer and Aron Sanchez have trimmed their sound - focusing on a meatier overall timbre and in the process, becoming a leaner, darker and grittier band.

The Huffington Post

Buke and Gase are just fucking adorable, aren't they?

The Quietus

"Was für ein Glück, dass Buke And Gase im Jahr 2009 zur richtigen Zeit am richtigen Ort ein Konzert spielten, denn wer weiß schon, ob Aaron und Bryce Dessner von The National sonst auf sie aufmerksam geworden wären. In einer Bar gleich um die Ecke des Studios wurde das Duo entdeckt und direkt unter Vertrag genommen. Diese zufällige Zusammenkunft beschert uns dieses Jahr „General Dome“, das zweite Album der zwei Ausnahmemusiker."


"Keine Kompromisse werden eingegangen, keine Hochglanzpolituren eingesetzt - die Reibung bleibt vollends erhalten. Und diese Mischung macht das Duo klanglich so sympathisch und trotz aller Drehungen und Windungen vertraut."

Alternative Nation

"Buke and Gase überzeugen vollends mit Innovation und Einzigartigkeit." (Album of the month)


“Is it old-school progressive rock or newfangled art-pop? This head-spinning epic neatly splits the difference, wrapping a cool female voice in fractured noise to riveting effect.”

Mother Jones

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CD/LP - Feb 22, 2013

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Altin Village & Mine - AVM048_DISREC22

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 AND GASE, set to be released on February 2013 by Discorporate and Altin Village.
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 (only Shellac’s Bob Weston was trusted to do the mastering). 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 = (pronounced “byook”) a self-modified six-string former baritone ukulele
gase = (pronounced “gace”) a guitar-bass hybrid of Aron Sanchez’s own creation AVM048_DISREC22
Format: CD/LP


1. Houdini Crush
2. Hiccup
3. In The Company Of Fish
4. General Dome
5. Hard Times
6. Sturtle
7. Twisting The Lasso Of Truth
8. You Do Yours First
9. Split Like A Lip, No Blood On The Beard
10. Cyclopean
11. My Best Andre Shot
12. Contortion In Training
13. Metazoa

Release Dates:
Feb 22, 2013 (Worldwide)
Jan 29, 2013 (US)
Feb 22, 2013 (EU)