Essentially Dome under a different moniker, this post-Wire crew hold a very specific and special place in the pantheon of the greats for me, having for some three plus hours soundtracked perhaps the strangest acid trip of my life, an event that left both my bandmate in VDO and myself permanently shattered and in thrall to their higher key sonic hallucinations for life. That the work of Dome to this day remains in the shadow of their far less significant and radical work in Wire speaks for the truly occult nature of the mode of operation Dome manifested, something I'd rate on par with the likes of This Heat for life-altering significance, but it's also music that doesn't immediately reveal it's truly sick psychotropic heart of darkness under the cold rational light of day or the casual perusal. This release compiles together three death-defyingly brilliant cuts spontaneously composed for a Peel Session that rival the peak works of their canon for sheer doom-laden phantasmagorical action, a real testament to the near-supernatural level of communication between Graham Lewis and Bruce Gilbert during this era. That said, one of the few lesser lights in their discography, a live-on-air sonic experiment relaying musical elements recorded individually by Gilbert, Lewis and Russell Mills (and unheard by them combined together previously) via satellite between Australia (where it was being mixed live) and ABC Studios in London. It *is* an interesting piece of work, offering up a 15 minute plain of overlapping voices, metallic clatter, droning sheets and rustling detritus, but absent most of the uncanny (and unwholesome) madness evident in their main body of work. Oddly, this is followed by a 5 minute block of silence and then an interview with them about the proceeding piece. It's most curious, but it's the Peel Session material that stands to floor many here and for that alone, this is an indispensable document.
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