Four Songs From & In The Hands& (CDr, Promo, Smplr). Rejoicing In The Hands Of The Golden Empress (CD, EP, Promo).
Rejoicing in the Hands of the Golden Empress. His voice sounds as if it was lifted from an old Alan Lomax field recording, strip-mined directly off a dusty shellac 78, pops and scratches intact; a troubadour’s croon wavering with a unique amalgam of jazz, blues and Appalachian folk. Discovered by Michael Gira, of the New York noiseniks Swans, who released a debut album of his lo-fi home recordings two years ago, Banhart returns with this remarkable, unforgettable collection of fractured folk and joyful blues. Devendra Banhart Rejoicing in the Hands Young God Records. Devandra Banhart is an odd singer songwriter. In a time when more and more folk artists move into the electronic era, Banhart takes a purer approach to recording, adding few additional instruments and running with the strength of his songwriting and playing, and creating a strong, if minimalist, album.
Rejoicing in the Hands (full title Rejoicing in the Hands of the Golden Empress) is the third studio album from psychedelic folk musician Devendra Banhart and the second full release for the label Young God. It was recorded during 2003 and was released on April 24, 2004. The song "Insect Eyes" was featured in the teaser trailer for the 2007 horror film The Hills Have Eyes 2. The song "The Body Breaks" was used in the 2007 film Eagle vs. Shark
Rejoicing in the Hands is the first of these albums - another will be issued in the fall of 2004. Simply stated, it is a stunner, form start to finish. Banhart's Muse may be furiously active, but she is tender all the same. The sonic ambience on this disc is breathtaking. There are glimpses here of Greil Marcus' "old weird America," the all-but-visible inner terrain that informed certain spiritual, social, and aesthetic elements in our culture. Banhart's music is utterly unselfconscious and poetic. Rejoicing in the Hands is a whole - each song an inseparable part of an offering for listeners to be, quite literally, enchanted and even awed by. Track Listing.
Rejoicing in the Hands establishes Banhart as a major voice in new folk music. it doesn't seem like an album so much as a collection of road hymns and journals, and small tributes to smaller pleasures. Welcome to the third collection of Devendra's primitive, folk tales which enliven slowly, right in front of our eyes, within a poetic world where courage fights fear, in such a fascinating way. 2. 1w.
Album · 2004 · 16 Songs. More By Devendra Banhart. See All. Cripple Crow. Smokey Rolls Down Thunder Canyon.
Nom du groupe Devendra Banhart. Nom de l'album Rejoicing in the Hands. Date de parution 24 Avril 2004. Labels Young God Records. Membres possèdant cet album2. 1. This Is the Way. A Sight to Behold. 5. Dogs They Make Up the Dark. 6. Will Is My Friend. 7. This Beard Is for Siobhan. 8. See Saw. 9. Tit Smoking in the Temple of Artesan Mimicry. 10. Rejoicing in the Hands. 12. Todo Los Dolores. 13. When the Sun Shone on Vetiver. 14. There Was Sun. 15. Insect Eyes.
Devendra Banhart's second full-length (and first of two planned 2004 releases), Rejoicing in the Hands, harkens back to a time before music had so many cultural roles. It's not necessarily an "old-fashioned" record, insofar as his performances or songs are concerned. Banhart's lyrics are as often seemingly nonsensical as they are evocative or descriptive, and his songs defy almost any conventional form you care to introduce . Other songs seem weightier. When the Sun Shone on Vetiver" features Banhart accompanying his acoustic with angelic slide guitar, and a ghostly violin harmonizing his lead vocal.
The results sound like old field recordings from the Smithsonian Institute, albeit with a little more sonic polish: Banhart writes tunes of primitive simplicity, matched to lyrics that sound as if they might have come from psalms or the Book of Revelations.