Written by DET Syndication
Monday, January 24th, 2011
Dan Bejar returns with a brilliant album drawing from the lush sounds of the early 1980s, but never forgets the importance of songwriting. The sound surrounding Bejar cast his songs in a very particular light and reinforces the feeling of the singer as persona. Bejar has always seemed to slip in and our of character and his albums all have their own unique feel-- the rootsy art-pop of Destroyer's Rubies, the MIDI experiments of Your Blues, and so on. But here everything seems even more sharply defined. Singing these songs, Bejar comes over as the wizened ex-playboy who has indulged every vice, come through the other side, and now looks on amused.