VENERDI’ 05 APRILE 2019
La Societa’ Psychedelica presenta: BENNI + Davmatic & guest
BÊNNÌ (New Orleans, Goner Records) sci-fi synth wizard
hi NRG New Age” music
A pivotal member of bands Wizzard Sleeve/Gary Wrong Group, Heavy Lids, Roman Gabriel Todd’s BRUOOTS, and many more, Bênní was born from his personal need of new music to listen to while driving his space craft long distances. Tired of listening to Van Halen’s “5150” and Zebra’s self titled album on his journeys, he began creating sci fi landscapes and ethereal soundtracks of his own. Often times primitive, BÊNNÍ’s music can go from Vangelis, to John Carpenter, to 80s dungeon electro band Warning and into vintage arcade game circuitry with the blink of an eye. Using vintage keyboard rigs (“no soft synths were used in these recordings,” he pointedly says on his Bandcamp), vocoders, and arpeggiators, he departs from the same sci-fi sounds that made S U R V I V E famous. BÊNNÍ’s sound is swampier, dirtier; you get the sense that there’s duct-tape residue on a lot of his gear.
BÊNNÍ’s I & II LP is out on Memphis’ Goner Records.
+ dj set party +++++++++
Davmatic & guest
garage | ’60s psych | afrobeat| Ethio jazz | psych funk