Sunday, 12 October 2014

Dome - "Will You Speak This Word" (Uniton Records ‎– U 011) 1982

For some reason Dome 4 isn't called Dome 4!? It's called “Will You Speak this Word”!What word they want you to speak isn't clear,but tribal could be one guess. Yes, tribal drumming is a major contributory factor on Dome 4;What for? Well, maybe as an interesting juxtaposition between modern electronics and the primal instruments of our ancestors. That along with a bit of free Jazz horn blowing,and lashings of ambience,the boys have thrown the experimental kitchen sink at this one. Coming out at a time when we had similar efforts from PiL and This Heat, the opening track could easily be from “Deceit”, and the next couple of tracks from “The Flowers Of Romance”. This yearning for the modern primitive was obviously in the air around 81/82, with all that industrial percussion, and Adam and the Ants/Bow Wow Wow Burundi beat stuff in the charts. Gilbert and Lewis were not immune to musical fads after all.

However, “Will You Speak this Word”, is probably the most rewarding and consistent of the four eighties Dome albums.


it's official, Dome 5 is good!


To Speak
To Walk, To Run
To Duck, To Dive
Seven Year

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