When asked by LA Weekly if his music is experimental, Devendra Banhart reflected, “I can’t imagine anyone approaching art without the joy of experimentation. The joy of it is inherent … and that is how you flow with the reality of change.” The quote comes from a recent interview he did with the storied alt weekly, Throughout the interview, Banhart opines on how to sustain an independent career, how to weather criticism, and how Japanese music influences the sound of new LP Ape In Pink Marble. But as to what that album is about, Banhart doesn’t offer any clues, telling LA Weekly that “it beats me what the album is about. It’s a game that has no instructions.”
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