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― Mike Hanle y, Tuesday, 28 August 2001 00:00 (11 years ago) Permalink
I revive because lead guy David Eugene Edwards' solo work as Wovenhand can be really great -- the new album, Mosaic, reminds me of everything from Peter Gabriel's Passion to Savage Republic and Morricone. Looks like he's opening some Serena Maneesh dates.
― Ned Raggett (Ned), Friday, 8 September 2006 16:18 (6 years ago) Permalink
this is the only 16 horsepower thread on ILM? sheesh!
new double live disc is great. everything from them is great. doesn't stray too far from a few basic themes (fire n' brimstone, evil ladies, jeffrey lee pierce, nick cave and hank williams walk into a bar), but, shit, that's ok. love them. and woven hand.
― Emily Bjurnhjam, Monday, 16 June 2008 07:32 (4 years ago) Permalink
sub-Nick Cave schtick
David Eugene Edwards sorta scares me whereas Nick Cave is more obviously a theatrical ponce. Maybe they both are, but it comes across to me as more believable in the hands of Edwards.
― RabiesAngentleman, Monday, 16 June 2008 09:17 (4 years ago) Permalink
Maybe I'm letting the whole son of an evangelist thing sink in too deeply...
― RabiesAngentleman, Monday, 16 June 2008 09:18 (4 years ago) Permalink
Just discovered this band via Pandora and I'm loving everything I've heard thus far. Would anyone with more experience care to do a S&D?
― Allen, Thursday, 17 July 2008 23:47 (4 years ago) Permalink
Got into them via Secret South, and I think it's probably the best gateway album in that it seems to be the most consistent in tone although Low Estate is my favourite, probably because it has their two best songs on it in 'For Heaven's Sake' and 'Phyllis Ruth'. Olden and Folklore are arguably for fans only.
Woven Hand are pretty great as well though, with Consider The Birds probably the best one to get first. Blush/Blush Music have their moments, but again probably fans only.
― aldo, Friday, 18 July 2008 08:23 (4 years ago) Permalink
S/T > > > Consider The Birds. IMHO. but they're all great. Mosaic, while lovely, does show the first signs of Edwards treading water. not worryingly so, but he needs to mix it up a bit on the next one.
Secret South seconded for 16HP starters. just an awesome album. i was on the fence, but "Cinder Alley" won me over instantly, completely.
― Mr. Hal Jam, Friday, 18 July 2008 14:31 (4 years ago) Permalink
I always thought Secret South was mildly disappointing after Low Estate
― some dude, Friday, 18 July 2008 14:34 (4 years ago) Permalink
Secret South is the best album as a whole. But they're much better live than on studio recordings. Sackcloth 'n Ashes sounds like it was recorded in a burlap sack. But it has some of their best songs. The songs from it sound amazing live.
― firehorse, Saturday, 3 July 2010 04:18 (2 years ago) Permalink
They do an absolutely killer version of Dylan's Nobody 'Cept You.
― kornrulez6969, Saturday, 3 July 2010 14:46 (2 years ago) Permalink
man sackcloth 'n' ashes was a jam for me when it came out. think i got one of their EPs after that and then lost track.
so secret south is the one, yeah?
― fresno's wet (gbx), Saturday, 3 July 2010 14:49 (2 years ago) Permalink
Gonna disagree and have to go with FOLKLORE as being a favorite, though I'll confess that I don't care for the more 'upbeat' tracks and instead prefer the bleak majesty of 'Hutterite Mile'. The live disc HOARSE also comes highly recommended.
― Matt M., Saturday, 3 July 2010 15:08 (2 years ago) Permalink
just revisited Low Estate recently, and that album is still an absolute monster to me. never got around to checking out other albums besides Secret South, really should.
― some dude, Saturday, 3 July 2010 15:15 (2 years ago) Permalink
man sackcloth 'n' ashes was a jam for me when it came out.
can't really emphasize this enough -- listening to secret south and it sounds like driving a car for the first time by myself (even though i only got it two years ago)
― catbus otm (gbx), Thursday, 6 September 2012 22:47 (8 months ago) Permalink