Devendra Banhart - Mala

 (LP + CD + 7")





Product No.:
ANON 534455
UPC: 075597959680

Vinyl Record & CD

No. of Discs: 3

Sorry, this Product is no longer available.

Also available on:
FLAC 48kHz/24Bit Download

Includes bonus 7-inch single with two songs

Fold-out poster and album CD included

"Career best. ... Surprising and enthralling." Q magazine

Singer/songwriter Devendra Banhart makes his Nonesuch label debut with the release of Mala, his eighth studio album. The album took shape in Los Angeles, where Banhart and longtime cohort Noah Georgeson produced the album together, playing most of the instruments themselves, using borrowed equipment and a recorder they'd found in a pawn shop. The LP is pressed on 140-gram vinyl and includes the album on CD, an additional 7" with two bonus tracks, and an exclusive poster.

In the U.K., Mala has earned four stars from Mojo, Q, the Times of London, and the Independent on Sunday. It's a "career-best LP," raves Q. "This is a beautiful album that counterpoints Banhart's boundless and surreal imagination against a newly-discovered depth and sincerity. Surprising and enthralling." Record Collector gives it five stars, exclaiming: "This is Banhart's best work. The prospect of sitting down and listening to Mala as a whole is a thrilling, private and all-too-rare feeling."

BBC Music, in its album review, concludes: "Overall, it's the album's sense of love and lightness that lingers: Its buoyancy and sense of discovery, a feeling that Banhart has remerged anew and refreshed. It is a fine thing to have him back."

Back in the U.S., Pitchfork says "Mala is Banhart's best record in nearly a decade," concluding that "Banhart sounds refreshed and relieved here ... finally taking the opportunity to show that he doesn't take himself as seriously as a lot of people take him."


Side 1
Golden Girls
Für Hildegard von Bingen
Never Seen Such Good Things
Mi Negrita
Your Fine Petting Duck
The Ballad of Keenan Milton
A Gain
Won’t You Come Over
Cristobal Risquez
Hatchet Wound
Won’t You Come Home

Something French
Loring Baker

Be the first to write a review for this item OR just rate it