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ARTIST
TITLE
Chrome Dome
FORMAT
CD

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CATALOG #
LEXDEV 028CD LEXDEV 028CD
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RELEASE DATE
7/6/2010

Lexicon Devil is mighty pleased to be releasing the debut, uh, mini-album from Melbourne's Chrome Dome. The band, started by keyboardist/vocalist Shaun South in 2008, went through various line-up configurations before finally settling in as a three-piece in 2009 with ex-Brisbane-ite Andrea Blake similarly on vocals and keys and power-violence percussionist extraordinaire Bryce Sweatman (also from young hardcore/noise outfit Pathetic Human) on drums. That makes the line-up consisting of vocals, keyboards, samples and drums. No guitars. Influenced by legendary cult bands of yesteryear such as Nervous Gender and the Screamers, as well as Suicide and Melbourne's own Primitive Calculators, Chrome Dome have nailed down the sound of 21st-century synth-punk to a fine art. Like their forebears, Chrome Dome "rock" like a garage band and sing songs of love and despair: they just don't use any guitars. Their songs are at times frenetic, splintering with nervous energy, while others drone with depressive introspection. They're a wild mix of live and programmed drums, high-pitched synth freak-outs and ominous bass notes coated with both hyper-driven screeches and gloomy, goth-laden vocals. Best of all, Chrome Dome have the songs -- they're not "improvnoise" nor are they an art project. Chrome Dome is seven tracks at just under 20 minutes, all housed in a black & silver wallet at a nice price.