Thursday, January 6, 2011

Amping Destroyer's Kaputt

Destroyer's Kaputt is due out in a couple of weeks. I make no bones about being a big Destroyer guy, and I don't want to say much about how wicked the record is quite yet (I want to make sure I get it right). However, the first few listens through the record have resulted in me going through some of my records to try to figure out how to better locate this whole "slow disco" aesthetic he's built throughout the record. Bellow are the results.

In my mind, Kaputt's closest cousin is Destroyer's 2004 record Your Blues. Like on that record, the question of the distinction between life and artifice is at all times at the forefront, blurring the lines between firm conceptions of real and fake.

Some more classic inspirations.

Crappy video quality. But you get the point.

And then from Destroyer himself.


  1. Man, I should have put together an over/under on when you would be posting something about Kaputt. Or an office pool. Who had "first week of 2011"?

    That said, I've been mulling over the video for the title-track. Are we to take it that the boy at the beginning, the thirsty man and the whale in the sky are all reaching above their capabilities and only the boy survives?

  2. I've only watched the video a couple of times, but yes, I think that's what we're supposed to think. Or, maybe, it's only the boy who is able to fully realize and embrace the absurdity of the situation.

  3. The more I listen to Kaputt, I hear Roxy Music's Avalon album.