Devendra Banhart - Rejoicing In The Hands / Niño Rojo
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Young God Records - 'Devendra's two 2004 releases, Rejoicing In The Hands and Nino Rojo, are back in print on 2xLP vinyl for the first time in years. As described at the time, "For all Devendra’s capacity for bone-chilling twists and passages of powerful melancholy, Rejoicing is an album defined, fittingly, by moments of heady, exultant joy — the overriding character of his singing is an unselfconscious ecstasy bubbling up from his heart, melding elements of the ancient and the sacred with the solicitous flair of a white swan-riding Marc Bolan. The songs here are spectral and enigmatic slivers spun on the sparsest instrumentation, ranging from Break the Body which courses with a gentle eroticism reminiscent of Tim Buckley at his most nakedly soulful to the faintly medievali st title ditty, accompanied by the great folk enigma Vashti Bunyan, and imbued with a potent, mystical spirituality."'