Being one of the earliest Dots recordings available, Brighter Now stands as more of a stepping stone for the rest of the Dots career. At the time, you could say the band was technologically impaired, as their equipment couldn’t have been exactly top of the line. However, as with any Dots recording, it’s the (???!) of the songs that shines through. Though most of the latter day Dots albums are more in key with my tastes, this is of course a decent listen that only shines more light on the musicial enigma of the Dots.