Buke and Gase Take a Cautionary Drug Trip in ‘General Dome’ Video
Vintage drug propaganda gets 'The Matrix' treatment
When we first heard Buke and Gase’s “General Dome,” we frankly found it terrifying. But we had no idea. The incredibly tense paranoia-inducer has now been set to video footage that only increases those traits. J.D. Molero directs, drenching what appears to be a vintage anti-drug PSA in digital distortion. All of the terrible convulsing, inexplicable cobras, and creepy old ladies in the original footage appear infinitely more worrisome when turned into smeary visions of minute hyper-colored squares. Had this guy, and this song, been around whenever the cautionary clip was made, there’s a good chance casual drug use would be a thing of the very distant past. “General Dome,” of course, hails from Buke and Gase’s recently released album General Dome, which SPIN’s Jessica Hopper described as “revving, unafraid, and loud.” And did we mention it’s kinda scary? Right. Well, it is.