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Scholars improvisations

by Buke and Gase

Basic Balls 02:12
30 dollars 05:10


๐—ฆ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ผ๐—น๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜€ ๐—ถ๐—บ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€ are the working sketches left behind in the making of the Buke and Gase album ๐—ฆ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ผ๐—น๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜€ โ€” the record which we named this here Bandcamp subscription club after.

All of these recordings are from a time in our musical evolution when we were spending upwards of 8 hours a day with each other, improvising, recording our experiments with pedals, electronics and Max software live in the hopes that we could move beyond our previous modes of working together. It lent itself to very sparse pieces that pretty much stayed on the same riff the whole time, something we were, until then, wary of. Taking a cue from popular musicโ€™s ability to be so mind-numbingly simple, we aimed to encompass an alien world of complexity in the same skin. Our opposing internal time-signatures managed to keep each of us on our toes as we passed ideas back and forth, and I believe we collectively yearned for a bigger, monstrous sound that, in these snippets, is only implied. This deep-diving, brain-grinding process eventually led to the pieces that would become the ๐—ฆ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ผ๐—น๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜€ album, released in 2019, which boasts audio dreamscapes, meditations on melodies, as well as an intrinsically pop-based attention span. "My favorite," says Arone.

We released a more produced version of the first track โ€œTrue Belieferโ€ but donโ€™t really distinguish our released music from all the other things we make, so maybe we didnโ€™t?

The second track is the original improvisation of a song we released as โ€œBubblesโ€ โ€” which you can find on our subscriber-only release ๐——๐—ฅ๐—ฌ ๐——๐—”๐—ก๐—œ๐—˜๐—Ÿ, our โ€œlostโ€ album:
At the time we were just calling it โ€œAhahaโ€ so thatโ€™s what we called this.

The next two improves are called โ€œDrive by Goodieโ€ and โ€œBasic Balls.โ€ Funny names ahahahahaha. Maybe we should have called those improvs that instead?

The final improvisation is called โ€œ30 dollars.โ€ The lyrics are from Arone's dream diary.

If youโ€™re interested in more of this kind of thing make sure you go back and take a listen to our #MondayMission improvs. Originally posted to Soundcloud, theyโ€™re one of the first things we shared with the ๐—ฆ๐—–๐—›๐—ข๐—Ÿ๐—”๐—ฅ๐—ฆ ๐—”๐—Ÿ๐—Ÿ๐—œ๐—”๐—ก๐—–๐—˜. You can find them here:


p.s. Thank you to Dandelion Radio DJ Brownbutter (aka Cory Brown) for inspiring us to share these recordings in the first place. Back in February of this year he asked us to do a โ€œsessionโ€ for his program. It aired in March, and you can listen to this music in the context in which it was originally shared over at these links:


released May 18, 2022


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Buke and Gase Hudson, New York

Est. 2008, New York by the duo of Arone Dyer & Aron Sanchez. We are an experimental pop band who improvise & edit down the results until only the grooviest parts remain.We play on instruments we buildโ€”formerly the buke & gase exclusively. Now the Arx & other things. NPR Music once said โ€œNo other bands sound quite like the duo of Buke & Gase.โ€ Ok! ... more

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