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Devendra Banhart - Ma

Release Date: 13 Sep 2019
Transparent Red Vinyl
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Devendra Banhart's new album, Ma, is due September 13, 2019, on Nonesuch Records. This is Banhart's first album since 2016's Ape in Pink Marble. Ma, bursting with tender, autobiographical vignettes, displays a shift from the sonic experimentation of his previous albums to an intricate, captivating story-telling and emotional intimacy. Banhart favours organic sounds to accompany his voice and guitar, the arrangements bolstered by strings, woodwinds, brass, and keyboards. 

"Kantori Ongaku" translates from Japanese to "country music" and is a nod to experimental pop legend Haruomi Hosono, a founding member of the influential electronic band Yellow Magic Orchestra. The song's video features a full circle journey of vignettes that play on the dream-like quality of intimate activities. The video, colourfully directed by Giraffe Studios, also features guest cameos and a brief infomercial pleading for donations to the I Love Venezuela Foundation.


1 Is This Nice?  2:54
2 Kantori Ongaku  3:41
3 Ami  3:55
4 Memorial  4:38
5 Carolina  2:32
6 Now All Gone  3:37
7 Love Song   4:22
8 Abre Las Manos  3:34
9 Taking A Page  3:36
10 October 12  3:12
11 My Boyfriend's In The Band 3:30
12 The Lost Coast  3:10
13 Will I See You Tonight?  3:23

Devendra Banhart