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Refractory Obdurate

Wovenhand

Refractory Obdurate

Label: Glitterhouse

Genre: Rock / Pop

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<p>About twelve years ago <strong>David Eugene Edwards</strong>‘ new band <strong>Wovenhand</strong> (Woven Hand in the beginning) showed it’s first sign of life with their self-titled debut album. His main band <strong>16 Horsepower</strong> 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.<br /> <br /> Long since has the former solo-project stepped out of 16 Horsepower’s long shadow. <strong>Wovenhand</strong> so far released seven albums that made the old fans happy, won new ones and progressed tremendously as a band. <br /> <br /> <strong>Wovenhand</strong> is a band led by dedicated life-musician and lyricist, David Eugene Edwards. Over the last two decades, his prolific work in both Wovenhand and the legendary 16 Horsepower has influenced and inspired a generation of musicians throughout the expansive alternative music world. <br /> <br /> 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. <br /> <br /> "<strong>Refractory Obdurate</strong>" 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). <br /> <br /> "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.</p>