Wovenhand Refractory Obdurate on LP
About twelve years ago David Eugene Edwards' new band Wovenhand showed it’s first sign of life with their self-titled debut album. His main band 16 Horsepower was still active at that time, but their three members – David Eugene, as well as Pascal Humbert (bass) and Jean-Yves Tolà (drums) were slowly drifting apart. Yet in the same year they still managed to release Folklore - a blistering album and their studio swansong.
Long since has the former solo-project stepped out of 16 Horsepower’s long shadow. Wovenhand so far have released seven albums that made the old fans happy, won new ones and progressed tremendously as a band. Led by dedicated life-musician and lyricist, David Eugene Edwards, Wovenhand cannot be described in traditional terms.
Their sound is an organic, weavework of neo-folk, post rock, punk, alt. country, and alternative sounds. All coming together as a vehicle for David's soulful expression and constant spiritual self exploration. Sometimes sad and sorrowed and at other times uplifting, Wovenhand are always unforgettable in spirit and sound.
Refractory Obdurate is the latest album from Wovenhand. Joining David on this album are longtime percussionist Ordy Garrison, along with musicians Chuck French and Neil Keener (Planes Mistaken For Stars, Git Some). Refractory Obdurate is a moving masterwork that shows Wovenhand exploring louder roots hinted at on prior albums.
As they maintain their melodious course, "Good Shepherd," "Field of Hedon" and "Hiss," stomp forth with a newly amplified punk rock heart. While "The Refractory," "Salome" and "Obdurate Obscura" each ascend epically into a multi-layered haze. Ten songs in all, Refractory Obdurate plays as a beautifully crafted patchwork that transcends genres and expectation; a true artistic achievement, that only Wovenhand could offer.
Wovenhand Refractory Obdurate Track Listing:
1. Corsicana Clip
2. Masonic Youth
3. The Refractory
4. Good Shepherd
6. King David
7. Field Of Hedon
8. Obdurate Obscura