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VINE VOICEon 30 October 2007
I became interested in investigating Devendra Banhart when I read that Michael Gira (of Swans) had "discovered" him and put out his first album. Then his name was mentioned here, on Amazon, in the same breath as Frank Zappa and Led Zeppelin. He's made a few albums already so I'm a bit late on the scene but anyway, what to make of it? From what I've read this is his most ambitious album so far, previous ones being more rooted in Banhart's admittedly leftfield take on folk-rock. This album rolls all right, it doesn't exactly rock. More accurately, it unfolds, in a series of dreamy episodes. There are Latin elements in places (and some lyrics in Spanish), there are bluesy elements elsewhere. On first listening it sounds a bit unfocused, and it probably is, but it takes better shape after a couple more listens and is rather good, in a laid back I-don't-care-about-daytime-radio-airplay kind of way. A smoking slow burner.
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