Devendra Banhart Receives Four-Star Review by The Times of London and is Top 10 CMJ for Back-to-Back Weeks
The Times of London recently reviewed Devendra Banhart‘s Ape In Pink Marble, placing the album in the context of the veteran musician’s career. The four-star review states:
“When he emerged in the mid-Noughties, Banhart seemed as if he had stepped out of a book of fairytales – a handsome Venezuelan-American singing in a Marc Bolan warble about lazy butterflies and little yellow spiders. His new album leaves behind such whimsy for something more serious. ‘Mourner’s Dance’ is a eulogy for the recently departed with a vaguely Chinese melody; ‘Linda’, a portrait of a widowed and solitary woman, is beautiful in its own bleak and empty way; and ‘Saturday Night’ is so calming and gentle, with a church-like organ humming along in the background, that it’s easy to miss the depth of its words on the devastation of loneliness. Banhart has rejected his former hippy pin-up status for reflective, almost avant-garde minimalism, and the result is this strange, rewarding, meditative album.”
Read the whole review here, and give Ape In Pink Marble a bump in your station’s rotation so more of your listeners will discover this exceptional LP.