On Scholars, sonic shape-shifters Buke and Gase once again fabricate a new world of sound that takes the duo’s idiosyncratic, indefinable musical sensibilities and moulds it into brooding, pulsating electronica. Following on from the 2013’s General Dome, their new record sees New York multi-instrumentalists, Arone Dyer and Aron Sanchez, delve further into the realms of electronic experimentation offering a potent blend of heady melodies, sharp rhythms and sonic eccentricities.
Title track ‘Scholars’ pulsates with thunderous beats and rippling synths, over which Dyer’s ethereal, entrancing vocals soar. On ‘Temporary’ reverberating chords and vocal distortions create eerie, hazy atmospheres whilst ‘Grips’ offers expansive, growling basslines, while elsewhere the duo craft spiralling, melodic fragility. A record of hypnotising eclecticism, Scholars is a striking testament to the duo’s sublime talent.