The resulting album is the sound of these sun-drenched structures and meteorological phenomena, a 20-song surreal-pop odyssey whose title, The Domes, aptly conjures the architectural landscapes of utopian Californian design. Musically dense and vocally luminous, the album is a catalogue of experiences. As with Quick Potions, songs on The Domes bleed into each other through a rabbit hole of interconnecting transitional segues.
During his time in Los Angeles, Brassell has honed his signature guitar sound, playing, recording and producing with the likes of Susanna Hoffs, The Haden Triplets, Jon Brion, Fred Armisen, Belinda Carlisle, The Section Quartet, and many more. This year marks Brassell’s first as a composer, having scored the feature film, Izzy Gets the F*ck Across Town (Christian Papierniak, 2016).