The musicians behind Dome: Bruce Gilbert and Graham Lewis, originate from the seminal and influential new-wave band Wire, often acclaimed as pioneers of a music that took "punk" to more "intellectual" realms. Dome was their project for exclusively exploring such experimental music. During their original incarnation they recorded 4 albums, and also releases under other guises on 4AD (both under their own names and as Cupol
) and on Mute with Daniel Miller as Duet Emmo
. They also issued a further album as Dome later.