The last we heard from enigmatic songwriter Dan Bejar and his Destroyer project was the experimental and electronic Bay of Pigs. While the album wasn’t bad, it felt like a letdown after his amazing Destroyer Rubies, which is my favorite album from the singer/songwriter genre of the last few years. When I heard he was releasing a new album, Kaputt (out in January on Merge), I had high hopes it would be back to the sound he did so well on Destroyer Rubies. The first song released from the album, “Chinatown,” isn’t quite where I hoped and stills feel a little mechanic and cold, but it is a step in the right direction. I hope his quirky songwriting jumps back to the foreground on Kaputt and his electronic tinkering is left a little more for the fringes.
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