Thursday, 9 October 2014

Dome ‎– "Dome" (Dome Records ‎– DOME 1) 1980


Glbert and Lewis,the artier ones from Wire, complete quest to finally remove the rock form the punk. Not much here for fans of '12XU',as minimal as that was.Even though, proto-hardcore album,Pink Flag, has more in common with Dome than the other two Wire harvest albums;purely for its reductive qualities. This was rock'n'roll reduced down to its most basic form, a journey continued by the Dome project. Here the music is textural ambient echo's from a neighbouring room merging with the occasional beats,guitars and voices of conventional song structures, inevitably dissolving into the murk. There seems to be a German prog influence at work here, in a melange with post punk UK,with the Industrial scene rising to the surface of these turbulent , muddied, waters. There's something post-diluvian about this record,the moment when one exits a nuclear bunker after the all-clear siren,taking a moment to take stock before making something new from the wreckage. A down trip,after the exhilarating highs of the punk rock years; post-orgasmic depression captured as a dull thud.

Tracklist:
 
A1 Cancel Your Order 2:12
A2 Cruel When Complete 3:15
A3 And Then... 4:15
A4 Here We Go 3:04
A5 Rolling Upon My Day 3:40
B1 Say Again 3:30
B2 Linasixup 3:10
B3 Airmail 3:22
B4 Ampnoise 4:17
B5 Madmen 3:29

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19 comments:

ROOKSBY said...

I was just about to post some solo Bruce G, so let's see where this goes... ;)

Jonny Zchivago said...

Fear not! I am only doing Dome 1,2,3,& 4.....not 5 interestingly? So go for the solo Gilbert....I look forward to it.

ROOKSBY said...

Ha, was only joking, post as much Bruce as you want, there's LOADS of it after all!

I don't think I've ever heard 5, is it much cop?

Jonny Zchivago said...

Nah, never heard 5 either. I may try and locate it on the net. Never fancied it cus it came out years after 4, so they inhabited a different zone by then. rather like the difference between Roxy Music in 74 and Roxy Music part 2 in 78.Never works does it?

ROOKSBY said...

Ah, good point... Let me know if you find it though, I wouldn't mind giving it the once-over. :)

J.H.M. said...

I am really glad to see Dome here. A thoroughly underrated project with some truly remarkable sound design. I also love Colin Newman's solo records from this period, but I feel like Gilbert & Lewis had more going for them at this point in time—and particularly Gilbert, who has continued to be startling and musically contrarian to this day.

icastico said...

Gracias.

Jonny Zchivago said...

Don't you find 'Provisionally Titled The Singing Fish' a tad boring? But 'Not To' is Wire's 4and a half-th album is it not?
Probably post A-Z after Dome 4 in fact. No longer have the fish LP, so it is probably excellent!

Anonymous said...

Dome 5

Don't remember it being very good though

Jonny Zchivago said...

Many thanks anon.
I'm not expecting it to be good either....its from 1999 isn't it? Forget it. It'll be all pro tools and computer perfect.Yuerggh!

ROOKSBY said...

Thanks for Dome 5, Anon... had a swift skip through it & it sounds "OK", definitely not the misjudged '90s disaster I was expecting! ;)

Jonny Zchivago said...

I concur Rooksby,in fact I thought it was rather good? Such talented chaps.

Bodhi Amol said...

Hey,anon was much quicker then me.I wanted to drop a link for dome 5 (yclept)here,had to rip it first ,but since i don't have a net connection at home ,it took me too long...
It+s not that bad and its a mixture of 80ties and 90ties stuff!
Cheers!

Jonny Zchivago said...

Thanks for your efforts bodhi.Hope you're doing this on your workplace computer as you don't have a connection at chez vous?

Bodhi Amol said...

Hey,thanks for your comment,Johnny! I can use the infrastructure of our local university,if one PC makes trouble ,i can just hop to the next and the hotline will take care and do the troubleshooting.Very convenient and the connections are of the highest speed and very trustworthy as well.

J.H.M. said...

Funnily enough, The Singing Fish is the only Newman solo record (before the '90s, at least) that I have not actually heard in its entirety! But to be completely honest, I don't think about it much; it seems like a stopgap release, down to its full title. A-Z and Not To seem a lot more substantial, and both are great fun.

Anonymous said...

HEY MAN !
DO NOT SLOW DOWN BUT HEY HEY!
WHAT A BUNCH OF CRAZTY INCREDIBLE WORK! THANKS
i had dome 1 and 3 some years ago and they under went on my ears with no much less pleasure: now then they boom! i love a lot this sound!

THANKS FOR THE FULL DOME CD QUALITY!

ITALIAN CDR ARMY

Jonny Zchivago said...

Don't worry, I'll be back, i'm taking an enforced break from blogging for the next week or so.
Cheers.

Anonymous said...

Thanks, Anon, for Dome 5. This is the first time I've come across it. Looking forward to hearing it.

-Brian