Before we talk about Buke & Gase, there are a few things you should know. Yes, the band members, Arone Dyer and Aron Sanchez, both pronounce their names the same way (“Aaron”). No, they are not a couple. Oh, and they don’t play folk music.
How, after hearing the duo’s delightfully scrambled second full-length, General Dome, anyone could call their music folk is a little baffling. But then, their music can be a bit baffling, too. Intent on creating as much sound as possible with just two people, Dyer and Sanchez’s live performance can look like that of a pair of scruffy buskers, especially considering their fresh-from-an-Occupy-general-assembly look. But the toe-bourine, the kick drum, the gase—a guitar strung with bass strings—are not being used to make folksy protest songs.