Dan Bejar's new album is a really, really excellent piece of music. With his cryptic comments about ambience in grief point, I wasn't sure what the result would be. Bay of pigs was epic, but unique. The sound of Kaputt is basically the best possible result of what Bejar's recent work --(Archer on the Bay EP, Bay of Pigs EP, performing with Loscil, see my last few destroyerelated blog posts ;) were building up to. Don't believe the hype? Check this clip, courtesy of stereogum:
The look of the opening segment with the ambient glassy faraway guitar chords in the song give me some strong Mysterious Skin vibes, which had excellent music by Harold Budd and Robin Guthrie.
Thanks, Dan. You are amazing.