BOOKOVEN: The New Old Testament: 7”

Kind of like some hipster retelling of the Old Testament, with dark electronica as the background music. The note to the reviewer that was included claims that it’s an attempt to mock religion, but it sort of fails in that regard. Instead, this record is an innovative and playful modernization of the Old Testament. I like it, but not for the reasons that its creator intended for me to like it—rather than mockery, it shows that these mangy old Near Eastern myths might still make sense to us at some level if we package them in a modern idiom. Interesting.

 –Eric Carlson ([email protected])