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Destroyer – Kaputt  [2011]

 

Destroyer – Kaputt (2011) [MP3]

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Genre: Indie Folk /  Lyrical
Release date: January 25, 2011

Record Label: Merge Records

Location: Vancouver, BC, CA

Website: www.troubleindreams.com

Labels: Merge, Rough Trade, Scratch, Acuarela

Members: Daniel Bejar (vocals, acoustic and electric guitar), Ted Bois (keyboards, m-tron), Nicolas Bragg (lead guitar, vocals), Tim Loewen (bass guitar), Fisher Rose (drums, percussion, vibraphone, brass, whistling, vocals)

Playtime: 50:07
Tracklist:
01. Chinatown 03:49
02. Blue Eyes 04:07
03. Savage Night at the Opera 04:23
04. Suicide Demo for Kara Walker 08:25
05. Poor in Love 03:26
06. Kaputt 06:17
07. Downtown 03:51
08. Song for America 04:28
09. Bay of Pigs 11:17

 

Dan Bejar had to put out his masterpiece sooner or later. The Canadian singer-songwriter has wooed audiences since recording We’ll Build Them a Golden Bridge in 1995. That record was the earliest and rawest embodiment of Bejar’s self-defined “European Blues”, a classification so broad in its meshing of blues, folk, and emotive glam that the only applicable comparison is to the quintessential music chameleon himself, David Bowie. Songwriters like Bowie and Bejar only share sporadic comparisons though. In their primes, both have evolved with each successive release. Sitting idle is not their preference; their only constants appear to be great songwriting and remarkably unique incorporations of lyrics/vocals.

Bejar’s ninth LP under the Destroyer moniker, Kaputt, may be his most interesting yet. From spacey electronics to acid-jazz, it features a variety of styles that Bejar has found recent fascination in. Instead of Bowie, names like Bryan Ferry and Gil Evans become relevant. A few efforts – like “Poor in Love” and “Savage Night at the Opera” – are not too surprising even for a diverse songwriter like Bejar. The latter’s synth-heavy funk beat is infectious and oddly comparable to the ‘80s feel of a track like Ariel Pink’s “Fright Night (Nevermore)”. But the predictable sounds stop there. The tragic yet powerful “Suicide Demo for Kara Walker” brings to mind free-jazz, “Song for America” touches on vintage funk, “Blue Eyes” plays with the good side of soft-rock, and “Chinatown” is a gorgeous meshing of acoustical folk and ambient electronica with some great pairing of brass sections and airy synth effects. Although Bejar has touched on the styles of such efforts before, never has he been able to release something this eclectic with such cohesion. You can expect the funky bass lines and bursts of jazzy brass on most tracks, but their utilization differs frequently to keep things fresh.

Bejar credits names like Roxy Music and Gil Evans as influences to Kaputt, and although this is far from a jazz release it does retain some aspects of the genre that are amiable even to those opposed to it. At its heart though, Kaputt is most fascinated with blue-eyed soul and funk. The addition of saxophones and woodwinds is vital in crafting a wonderfully unique sound, one that benefits from the smoothness of these instruments without sounding anything like Kenny G. Bejar introduced orchestral and electronic aspects to his “European Blues” on 2004’s Your Blues, a critically acclaimed effort that advanced Bejar’s cult following. He entered a sensitive realm as a result, one where he recognized a potential of electronics to deter to his songwriting’s authenticity. Instead, fans were treated to a wonderfully coherent set of songs that touted Bejar’s brilliantly idiosyncratic wordplay, evolving arrangements, and nasally yet narrative croon better than ever. Even when undergoing a sonic shift in sound, Bejar showed no sign of struggle. So is it really that surprising that his new album – which features expansive use of acid-jazz and electronic-induced psychedelia – is his most successful yet?

When Bejar starts touring for his new album Kaputt in a few months, I imagine the demand for tickets to be absurd. He is touring with an eight-piece orchestra, and if you heard the album yet then you likely realize the great potential of this. The orchestral elements on Kaputt are creatively methodical; thankfully the actual arrangements lack the discordancy or superfluous nature to sound like some attempt at avant-garde fusion. Instead, they breathe wonderful life into songwriting that is already great to begin with. It contributes to the wide-reaching appeal of Kaputt. Whether your interests lie in infectious folk-pop, spacey electronica, or improvised jazz, there is no getting around the sheer number of quality songs this album has to offer. Bejar’s songwriting has reached its full expansion point, perhaps defined best by centerpiece “Suicide Demo for Kara Walker”, one of the greatest songs of Bejar’s career.

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