Destroyer chats about "Kaputt" with PasteMagazine.com
Destroyer's Dan Bejar shared a few details on Kaputt and the forthcoming Destroyer "orchestra" tour this spring with PasteMagazine.com.Destroyer's Dan Bejar shared a few details on Kaputt and the forthcoming Destroyer "orchestra" tour this spring with PasteMagazine.com. Kaputt will be in stores on January 25, and is available for pre-order on CD and dbl-LP now in the Merge store.
Paste: How is Kaputt different from your previous efforts? Dan Bejar: In almost every single respect. An easier question would be, “How is Kaputt similar to any of your previous releases?” to which I could say that the album Your Blues did dabble in some of the similar technology and process of building something out of nothing. But our intentions were much different on Kaputt. Your Blues has baroque leanings warring with the idea of severe space. It also has a fairly strict “no rhythm section” rule—pretty much the exact opposite of Kaputt.
Also, Nicolas Bragg plays lead guitar, as he has been doing for the last nine years in Destroyer. has a pretty distinct style that you could maybe pick out from other Destroyer albums.
Everything else is completely different, starting with the songs themselves—with two or three exceptions, they are structureless. The singing, the instrumentation and the arrangements. And what they mean and what they intend to mean. And how it is to be listened to.