Photo by Shane Houchin

Photo by Shane Houchin

Bandcamp - The Best Beat Tapes on Bandcamp: September 2018

POST WRITTEN BY: MAX BELL

‘One of my many aims with this column is to avoid selecting two records in one month that sound similar to one another. For September, I’ve chosen projects that feature thoughtfully crafted, jazz-imbued suites, sample-heavy chops, electronic hip-hop hybrids with lots of low-end, and more.’

“His latest record, Buried at Sea, is his best to date, achieving a cohesion that belies his chaotic schedule. Grounded in the grief that comes with the loss of close kin, Buried at Sea is a eulogy and a valediction that rests at the nexus between bass-heavy electronic music and left-field hip-hop. While those sonic touchstones might suggest an album primed for the club, Buried at Sea is more ruminative than raucous, better suited for headphones than towering speakers. Crafted using instruments (e.g., flutes, electric and upright bass) Cable mostly played himself, the most powerful songs shuttle between emotionally turbulent moments and brighter ones. On “Oh My Night,” for instance, the metallic, coin-shaking jangle finds its counterpoint in cavernous bass. This poignant harmony comes through strongest on songs like “Dog Park,” which comes before the album’s trip-hop coda “The Cave Dweller & The Sea Fairer.” Built around off-kilter percussion and the swirling melody of what sounds like clipped, pitched vocals, “Dog Park” approximates the bittersweet feeling of remembering a happy moment with a departed loved one. Like the rest of Buried at Sea, “Dog Park” aims to buoy the spirits rather than drown them in melancholy.”


 Photo by Sarah Belle Miles

Photo by Sarah Belle Miles

XLR8R - Premiere: Hear a Soothing Bass Cut from Wylie Cable ft. Laura Darlington

POST WRITTEN BY:  XLR8R STAFF

'Accelerating music & culture for twenty-five years.'

'Buried At Sea' will be available on vinyl, cassette, and all digital platforms via Dome of Doom on September 14.

"Wylie Cable will release a new album later this month, titled Buried At Sea.

The 12-track album will arrive via Cable's own Los Angeles-based Dome of Doom, under which he released his debut solo album, Water Under The Bridge, in 2011. Cable recorded the album over the last two years at Dome of Doom's LA headquarters as a way to process the loss of his father, Arthur Cable. The literal meaning behind "Buried At Sea" stems from scattering his father's ashes into the Pacific ocean, per his Dad's last wishes. In the extroverted sense, the album theme is "a meditation on the emotionally complex nature of loss and finding the beauty of life again," the label founder explains."

Though the record is influenced by hip-hop and electronic music and rooted in sample culture compositionally, Cable performed a bulk of the album's elements himself, playing flutes, guitar, electric and standup bass, keys/synths, percussion, and more, with features from the likes of Daedelus, Kenny Segal, and Laura Darlington."


 Photo by Ryan Houchin

Photo by Ryan Houchin

Forbes - "How Dome Of Doom Became One Of The LA Beat Scene's Best New Labels"

Passion of the Weiss , CONTRIBUTOR

'We're here to cover the intersection of rap, business, and Benjamins.'

POST WRITTEN BY: Max Bell

Max Bell is an LA-based writer, who regularly contributes to Noisey, Red Bull Music Academy, and Passion of the Weiss

"If you’ve been to Low End Theory, the Lincoln Heights mecca for fans of forward-thinking beats, bars and places intersect, you’ve probably seen Wylie Cable. He’s the tall, wiry gentleman with the Gordian knot of fiery dreads, slanging cassettes for $10 a pop at the table opposite the bar.

An L.A. native, Cable grew up riding his bike around the streets of Los Feliz and learning to play various instruments in L.A. public schools. After competing in national competitions with his high school symphony orchestra, Cable learned how to slap the bass at CalArts. Throughout his musical education, he’s played in more bands than we need to list here. For the curious, here is a small sampling: Freeblind, Grapes & Nuts, The Dog of Tears Orchestra, The DeathMedicine Band.

Today, Cable’s channeled his passion for music into running one of the beat scene’s most promising record labels, Dome of Doom."


LA Record - TRACK PREMIERE: WYLIE CABLE “DOG PARK”

Chris Zeigler, CONTRIBUTOR

'Los Angeles' Biggest Music Publication.'

POST WRITTEN BY: Chris Ziegler

Chris Ziegler is a Founder and contributing member of LA Record who also hosts a monthly show "One Reporters Opinion" on LA Radio Station, Dublab.

"Dome of Doom mastermind Wylie Cable just created and released this brand new song “Dog Park”—named of course after a place of great joy—as a way to put a little positivity into the world. Consider it a teaser for a coming solo album, but it’s here now as a few glitchy twitchy minutes of happiness. (With evocative art by Albert Albaladejo, too.)"

 Artwork by Albert Albaladejo

Artwork by Albert Albaladejo


 Animation by Gabriella Molina

Animation by Gabriella Molina

LA Record - VIDEO PREMIERE: WYLIE CABLE “YOU FOUND A HIDDEN AREA”

Chris Zeigler, CONTRIBUTOR

'Los Angeles' Biggest Music Publication.'

POST WRITTEN BY: Chris Ziegler

Chris Ziegler is a Founder and contributing member of LA Record who also hosts a monthly show "One Reporters Opinion" on LA Radio Station, Dublab.

"Dome Of Doom master-monster Wylie Cable put out his Lunatic Bard album about two months ago, and if you didn’t hear us play it on dublab, you can see one of the songs come to wild life in the just-out video above! The striking old-school cut-and-paste animation here—which looks like Harry Smith took some scissors to an old World Book Encyclopedia set, which is awesome—was done by Gabriella Molina, who has other similar works out if you’d like to get deep into collage-a-delica."

Paintings by Wyatt Mills, Photography By Jennifer Pearl

Impose Magazine - DEBUT: WYLIE CABLE, “JUST OUT HERE DOIN IT”

Emily Chu, CONTRIBUTOR

'New Music Every Day'

POST WRITTEN BY: Emily Chu

Emily Chu is a student at Washington University in St. Louis, as well as a staff writer on the Impose Magazine team. 

"Setting aside his music career for his music business, the founder if Dome of Doom records in LA, Wylie Cable, has spent the past few years supporting up and coming artist who put out new experimental and underground music.  But now, it’s time for the spotlight to refocus on Cable. He’s just released the first track off of his upcoming record, and we have the exclusive premiere.

The track is called “Just Out Here Doin It,” and it’s off of his record Lunatic Bard. The track has a laid back, synth-y sound that will sooth your soul, as well as get the blood pumping through your body. The track is glistening and is full of swells of sound that will make you fall in love. If this first track is any indication of how the album is going to be, then it’s safe to say that Lunatic Bard will be awesome."