Deconstruction is more often a literary term than a musical one. While I can certainly think of artists who deconstructed the basic building blocks of popular music to show us those pieces in an entirely new light (Merriweather Post Pavillion
managed to both deconstruct and then reconstruct the idea of pop music itself), even avant-garde artists like Ariel Pink aren't trying to make points about the nature of music itself. Meta-textualism is a little too cerebral for the average listener to appreciate. Despite that, Brooklyn via Berlin band Fenster
claim deconstruction as their goal, and with an arresting dichotomy between analog and digital, they may be on the verge of accomplishing that.
March of this year will see the release of Fenster's debut LP Bones
which you can get a teaser taste of in the stream above and you can stream other songs from the band's website here
. While it is different to characterize their sound with only a handful of songs to sample, Fenster's music explores the breadth between the coldness of the digital world and the vitality of more traditional instrumental music while going back and forth between male and female vocalists and the sexual paradigms inherent therein. At its core though, it's lyrical ambitions and simple arrangements set the tone for Fenster and their brand of intellectual pop music.