Thursday, February 23, 2012
Review: Destroyer - Kaputt
Released on January 25, 2011, Kaputt is Destroyer's ninth album. The band is a brainchild of Daniel Bejar of the more famed The New Pornographers. Previous Destroyer albums covered the gamut of low-fi pop to quirky honky-tonk, so this new direction of Roxy Music-influenced lust is a strange, but lovely move. Low-key vocals, female backing vox, saxophone, and synth all rumble in the background to create a simplistic, but beautiful noise. This is one of those 'slow burn' albums that I keep returning to, even though I can't put into words exactly why. Highly recommended.
Available as a CD (people still buy those?), MP3 download, or a double-LP. The LP, to my amazement, actually features more music than the other releases. A MP3download coupon also comes with the vinyl release.