Devendra Banhart, Niño Rojo
San Francisco Chronicle | by Neva Chonin
BlurbCulled from the same sessions that produced the CD "Rejoicing in the Hands" earlier this year, "Nino Rojo" continues urban folkster DevendraBanhart's journey through the dark night of his own quixotic soul. The hiss of his early cassette recordings has been replaced by piano, violin and sundry other effects delivered by backup musicians who enhance Banhart's lilting vocals and guitar without smothering them. It's a mix that works. Fey and sweet and strange, the album's 16 songs are the testament of a holy fool who knows his way around the human songbook.