Just made a very pleasing purchase!!!
I came across this band about a year ago while listening to my favorite podcast, RadioLab. They were being featured because of their unique sound. There are only two band members, and they perform with hand-made instruments such as the “buke”, a six-string former-baritone ukulele; and the “gase”, a guitar-bass hybrid. Which is where the name of the band comes from. I love made up words.. No, really I do..
Any-who, when you listen to them, it sounds like there’s a lot more going on than just the two of them. There’s a bass drum, tambourines, fx pedal’s, and whatever else I am missing. Maybe a shaker… There really isn’t a way to describe their sound. I have trouble with describing most of the things I enjoy as entertainment. They do sound like Rock, but that’s only the basis of where their music begins. You’re soon tidal-waved by a chaotic rumble of melodic foam. And if you let, it will cast you out into the sea of ups, down, and adventurous uncertainties. And I simply love that kind of thing.
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This is the song I heard on RadioLab. I kept playing the Podcast episode over and over just to hear the little clips of their songs. I was low-key needing a fix.
As I mentioned before, there’s a lot of things going on in their compositions for it to be just two people. All of the different sounds come and go as if there is some multi-tracking going on. I have to commend them on their skill to redesign, build, and master their own instruments… I wonder what made them do that… Makes me think of when I was young, and I would find something so interesting or fun, that I would do it for no reward or gain other than the delightful satisfaction of being able to just do it.. Some of my best songs came out that way… I don’t know why I let myself get to the point of making music for the approval of others.. Listening to artist like Buke & Gase helps me regain perspective..
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