Destroyer - Kaputt (2011)

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I'd say he sounds like a smurf. His voice is really beyond bearable. The music can have its moments though. Like "The laziest river" for example. Very eclectic stuff rooted in the eighties. Reminds me of my student years. Retro but pretty good retro.

Ich bin kein Berliner (alex in mainhattan), Friday, 23 November 2018 22:06 (nine months ago) link

the sound of an entire generation of music critics ossifying about half-remembered childhood referents

just playing, ilx!

imago, Friday, 23 November 2018 22:12 (nine months ago) link

his actual speaking voice sounds like that so he's not putting it on (he was in front of me at the waldorf cold beer and wine once)

( ͡☉ ͜ʖ ͡☉) (jim in vancouver), Friday, 23 November 2018 22:23 (nine months ago) link

don't let the terrible name scare you, mr twin sister delivers sophistihouse sure to delight any Kaputt fans

it's not the terrible name that puts me off.

brokenshire (jed_), Saturday, 24 November 2018 01:01 (nine months ago) link

oh then what is it

princess of hell (BradNelson), Saturday, 24 November 2018 01:12 (nine months ago) link

sophistihouse

brokenshire (jed_), Saturday, 24 November 2018 01:36 (nine months ago) link

haha

well see what descriptor you can come up with

anyway people who dislike Bejar's voice I don't mean to say you're not welcome itt but I will say you're wasting your time because Bejar is a great singer

niels, Saturday, 24 November 2018 09:49 (nine months ago) link

polite no

single bed mentality (||||||||), Saturday, 24 November 2018 11:06 (nine months ago) link

a friend of mine once described his voice as a cross between nick cave and kenny everett

. (Michael B), Saturday, 24 November 2018 11:32 (nine months ago) link

I actually like that Mr. TS song but I'm struggling to see much of a connection. That name though, sheesh.

brokenshire (jed_), Saturday, 24 November 2018 19:20 (nine months ago) link

here's an interesting anecdote:

Frontman Dan Bejar had largely completed his soft-rock opus before asking Shabason to improvise over the recordings, where his ghostly saxophone lines proved to be the perfect complement to Bejar’s alternately hedonistic and weary narrator, hanging over every story like a heavy cologne.

that's from the review of recent Shabason album, but not sure what the source is? also, it seems, in my mind, more of a trumpet record than a sax record but maybe I'm misremembering

niels, Tuesday, 4 December 2018 13:34 (nine months ago) link

three months pass...

i got a new tattoo

https://i.imgur.com/Nge8t6i.jpg

gr8080, Tuesday, 2 April 2019 13:37 (five months ago) link

Excellent <3

Uptown VONC (Le Bateau Ivre), Tuesday, 2 April 2019 14:29 (five months ago) link

8 years old. How.

Hey Bob (Scik Mouthy), Tuesday, 2 April 2019 20:23 (five months ago) link

one of the greats

ciderpress, Tuesday, 2 April 2019 20:33 (five months ago) link

three months pass...

randomly the new lloyd cole album "guesswork" sounds a lot like a destroyer album with lloyd cole singing (with a touch of junior boys ballads too)

na (NA), Monday, 29 July 2019 15:10 (one month ago) link

i'm not saying it's a great album or anything

na (NA), Monday, 29 July 2019 15:10 (one month ago) link

thanks for the tip! this album is totally Blue Nile core.

L'assie (Euler), Monday, 29 July 2019 15:34 (one month ago) link

the commotions were definitely in the sophitipop pocket at times (other time more jangly or even countryish?). can't say I've kept up with his solo career but will give this a listen

bookmarkflaglink (jim in vancouver), Monday, 29 July 2019 16:04 (one month ago) link


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