BÊNNÍ: I&II: LP

Much like Joe Meek’s I Hear a New World, how one imagines this record might sound in one’s head prior to playing it (“Primitive sci-fi warlock soundscapes!”) is generally way more interesting than how it actually sounds once it’s home and on the turntable. What you actually get is something that sounds more like what you’d encounter if you were browsing through royalty-free music websites trying to find suitable free theme music for a no-budget Y2K remake of Tranzor Z or something. Why this would need to be on vinyl is beyond me. BEST SONG: “Chimera.” BEST SONG TITLE: “Moons of Almuric,” one hundred percent for life. FANTASTIC AMAZING TRIVIA FACT: Run-off grooves read “You’ll have a visitor soon…” and “…lock your doors.” ¬–Rev. Nørb (Goner, goner-records.com)