Devendra Banhart’s “Für Hildegard von Bingen”

Devendra Banhart’s new ballad chronicles Hildegard von Bingen, a 12th century polymath and Catholic saint, and her decision to drop all that divine mystic stuff and join the ranks of MTV’s Golden Age (1990s, of course) VJs! (Seriously, what the fuck?) The track steadily churns along a path carved out by pedal-guided guitar licks, a crispy snare and Banhart’s patented shadowy/fluttery vocal chorus. The path ends in a very funky place, umlauts and all. I won’t spoil the ending.

Devendra Banhart-Für Hildegard von Bingen (download)


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