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Destroyer is Dan Bejar from Vancouver, British Columbia.

Kaputt is his latest vision: an opulent, lyrical, game-changing masterpiece to rank with the choicest works of Sade, Scritti Politti, Simply Red and Steely Dan. For a more contemporary touchstone, feel free to consider it the sad-eyed psychic cousin of GAYNGS’ smooth opus Relayted. These elaborate songs were lovingly crafted ... Read more in Amazon's Destroyer Store

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  • Audio CD (2 Dec. 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Single, EP
  • Label: Dead Oceans
  • ASIN: B00FVJF5XM
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 229,933 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Maria De Las Nieves
2. Del Monton
3. El Rito
4. Babieca
5. Bye Bye

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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By C. Jack on 29 Dec. 2013
Format: Audio CD
I wasn't a fan of their previous work but this was unexpectedly brilliant stuff, in fact not being able to understand the words actually gave it additional charm.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
"The English language seemed spent" 2 Jan. 2014
By Carlos Raul Molina - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Fans of Dan Bejar/Destroyer will find this a must for their collections. In fact, any fan of indie-rock that combines idiosyncratic lyrics and layered electric/acoustic guitars needs to listen to this collection of songs.

The language used in this record is Spanish, but it goes well, weeeeeeell beyond your SPAN 101 classes. So, unless you have had a Ph.D in Spanish Literature, I don't think you will fully understand what is going on here. Lyrics and music were exquisitely composed by Antonio Luque, the driving force behind Sevillian rock band Sr. Chinarro. Obscure poetry in "Bye Bye" reaches heartbreaking proportions, while "Babieca" is the best song you will ever hear about legendary Castilian medieval champion "El Cid", main character of the first ever Spanish epic poem (Babieca is the name of El Cid's horse, but also means "stupid" in Spanish).

Destroyer does an outstanding job re-interpreting Sr. Chinarro's songs. They are not mere copies of the originals. The instrumentation is either richer or more sparse that in the originals. "Babieca" uses congas to create a fast pulse to what originally was a mid-tempo that reflected a dream-like state. The results are amazing in this cover. "Del Montón", a flamenco infused original, becomes a warm electro-acoustic effort aided by light rattling percussion. The biggest change takes place in "El Rito", which goes from being a "sevillana" inspired rock to a glam hymn filled with electric guitars and female backing vocals.

Overall, a truly marvelous effort from one of the strongest musicians currently writing in pop-rock music. The only problem is that 5 songs are just too few. We can only hope that Dan Bejar goes back to Sr. Chinarro/Antonio Luque songbook for more songs. Oh, and Bejar pronunciation in Spanish is truly remarkable.
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Makes me want a full-length LP of this stuff! 29 Nov. 2013
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
I don't speak Spanish, but I still enjoyed this record. Dan's voice is still as distinctive as ever, and the delivery of the lines is so good that you wonder if sometimes contemplating the words doesn't get in the way-at least sometimes.
The songs don't mesh well. Sadly modern musicians have ... 5 Jan. 2015
By R. Rosener - Published on Amazon.com
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The songs don't mesh well. Sadly modern musicians have little idea how to maintain continuity between more than a couple of songs.
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