Boomkat Product Review:
Dome ‘3' is the most rhythm-focussed and asymmetric of their hyper-inspirational run of albums between 1980-1982, this time on a mostly percussive tip featuring guest turns from Mute founder Daniel Miller.
Where the first Dome volumes spanned everything from ghostly pop songs to noise, ‘Dome 3’ is driven by an itch to bang and klang with a post-industrial, disco-not-disco appeal. Of course, the contrary buggers would call the album’s one beatless track ‘Danse’, and they even lean into jazz in their own way on the self-evident ‘Jasz’, but the rest retches with fizzing noise and radioactive rhythms that work somewhere between Throbbing Gristle and the kind of rotted pulse also found on that Two Daughters mindblower.
The maddest of those are found in the hyper-ventilating ‘AN-AN-AN-D-D-D’, the nuclear waves of ‘NA-DRM’, and the fusion of jagged arps with Andrea Conway’s plaintive vox in ‘DASZ / ROO-ANS’, which all recall cuts from Bruce Gilbert’s ‘The Shivering Man’ LP, while the post-punk heads should be looking for action on the slompy swagger of ‘BA-DR’ and the dubbed-out skronk ’n pomp of ‘D-D-BO.
These albums just get more influential and precious as time goes on.