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First new solo album from the Venezuelan-American singer-songwriter since 2016's "Ape In Pink Marble".

Bursting with tender, autobiographical vignettes, "Ma" displays a shift from the sonic experimentation of his previous albums to an intricate, captivating story-telling and emotional intimacy. Banhart favours organic sounds to accompany his voice and guitar, the arrangements bolstered by strings, woodwinds, brass, and keyboards. He also debuts a fantastical, surrealistic video for the first single, ‘Kantori Ongaku’, which translates from Japanese to “country music” and is a nod to experimental pop legend Haruomi Hosono, a founding member of the influential electronic band Yellow Magic Orchestra.

Welsh singer-songwriter Cate Le Bon contributes background vocals on ‘Now All Gone’ and Banhart’s mentor, muse, and dear friend, the folk legend Vashti Bunyan, duets with him on ‘Will I See You Tonight’. Notes Banhart, “Vashti is the archetype of the mother, one of the most important people in my life. It was so beautiful to sing this duet with her".
Tracklist
1. Is This Nice?

2. Kantori Ongaku

3. Ami

4. Memorial

5. Carolina

6. Now All Gone

7. Love Song

8. Abre Las Manos

9. Taking A Page

10. October 12

11. My Boyfriend’s In The Band

12. The Lost Coast

13. Will I See You Tonight? (featuring Vashti Bunyan)
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