New music review: Destroyer, “Kaputt” (excerpt)

“Though it’s been a long time since the scratchy simplicity of Destroyer’s earliest output, Kaputt, the band’s ninth LP, sees the group (primarily sole permanent member Dan Bejar) bursting into new territory that still feels as natural as all previous Destroyer material. This allows for Bejar’s skillful arrangements and the effusive viciousness of his prose to retain their proper place without upsetting attempts to wed them to a different, experimental, more mature and confident sound. While the buoyant disco spirit on display in much of Kaputt demands a lighter verbal hand from Bejar, this slight constraint has only made his lyrical elbow sharper and more exact. And what a joy Bejar makes listening.”

Rating: 4.6/5.0

Read the full review here:
Spectrum Culture music review: Destroyer’s “Kaputt”

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