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Denver, Colorado, United States (2001 – present)

Wovenhand is the personal project of David Eugene Edwards, former frontman of 16 Horsepower, featuring a revolving cast of collaborators from Denver, Colorado, United States.

The band began in 2001 as a solo project for Edwards while his primary group, 16 Horsepower, were taking a temporary hiatus. The band’s first live shows were performed by Edwards and multi-instrumentalist Daniel McMahon; the debut, self-titled Wovenhand album was released in 2002 on Glitterhouse Records. Performances following this record were executed by Edwards, McMahon, drummer Ordy Garrison and cellist Paul Fonfara. 2003 saw a release of Blush Music, the score to a dance performance mostly composed of reworked material from the first record. Touring behind this album saw Shane Trost replacing Fonfara.

In 2004, Consider the Birds was released on the Sounds Familyre label, who has also released the previous Wovenhand releases domestically. Edwards performed the bulk of the instrumentation in the studio; he and Garrison toured behind the record as a two-piece.

2005 saw both the demise of 16 Horsepower and the Wovenhand debut of guitarist Peter van Laerhoven, a Belgian guitarist - McMahon and Trost were now inactive with the group. 2006’s Mosaic album featured more input from Garrison and van Laerhoven, but still read like an Edwards solo album for the most part. Touring behind the record saw the inclusion of Pascal Humbert, 16 Horsepower’s founding and long-time bassist. Nonetheless, Edwards also played solo tours at this time billed as Wovenhand.

2008’s Ten Stones, conversely, was the first record from the group written and performed collaboratively; the project had thus evolved into a proper band, albeit with Edwards firmly at its head.

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  • Wunster

    Great show in Helsinki! Check these guys out live if you have a chance.

    11 Oct 3:24pm Reply
  • tsintskaro

    Alright, I just think that the new songs suit their subject matter. I don't think anything has been sacrificed and I don't want to keep hearing the same album over and over. What I'm saying is that I don't see it as a case of inferior material at all, the quality of the writing is there. I like all the albums, but right now I'm between Refractory Obdurate and Mosaic Who knows what the next two albums will be like.

    1 Oct 10:38pm Reply
  • _duif

    No I'm not. I *like* rocking guitars. I just think the WH songs in this style are generally inferior to what came before, lacking in personality and atmosphere. If they weren't I would be totally fine with the harder sound.

    1 Oct 4:33pm Reply
  • tsintskaro

    You're confusing your own aesthetic preference with an objective notion of what constitutes song writing skills or in the case of SlaveOfN1 what it is to be 'spirit filled' or 'spirit sapped'. Yes the new material has a harder sound, and that sound is wholly appropriate to the subject matter of the songs. There is nothing shameful about the last two albums, I feel that it is a good thing that we have a songwriter of DEEs calibre who is producing a body of songs that cover so much musical territory. I like it all, I have my own preferences, and I don't feel the need to rubbish any of it.

    1 Oct 1:47pm Reply
  • _duif

    I agree with SlaveOfN1l. Was thinking the same thing 2 days ago at Incubate, and thinking back to the time I saw them live 10 years ago. At the hotel afterwards I listened again to 'Consider the Birds', and well, the difference is just huge. He seems to have traded in some of his songwriting skill and knack for atmosphere when he decided he wanted WH to be a hard rock band. The 2002-2004 material really puts the last couple of albums to shame. Sad, really.

    22 Sep 6:34am Reply
  • manos87

    wovenhand are already writing new songs :D http://noisefull.com/news/david-eugene-edwards-wovenhand-already-writing-new-songs-and-i-plan-work-alexander-hacke

    11 Sep 7:55am Reply
  • Grimroock

    If there is one thing in the universe that could convert me to crap-feeding thing like religion it could be their <b>amazing</b> music. So try harder ;)

    4 Sep 11:32pm Reply
  • Obzedat

    Fantastic band!

    1 Sep 9:22pm Reply
  • ktototut

    даже лучше, чем 16 лошадиных сил

    17 Jul 2:50pm Reply
  • tsintskaro

    How anybody could listen to the last two albums and say they are spirit sapped is completely beyond me. It's not a huge stylistic leap and as a band they sound totally reinvigorated.

    10 Jul 3:20pm Reply
  • SlaveOfN1l

    His last two albums seem to have had all the spirit sapped out of them. More folkish feels and less rock n' roll pls :3

    4 Jul 3:02am Reply
  • Greenviper_

    с каких пор Joy Division стали панками?

    2 Jul 5:51am Reply
  • Bentheimmortal

    This man possess a unique and maddening talent.

    22 Jun 9:29am Reply
  • Wonrei

    @tsintskaro I found it, it's called Tyrique by Jack Bull... thank you anyways!

    8 Jun 1:06am Reply
  • tsintskaro

    @Wonrei, are you referring to the recording that they play at 1.03:30? I can't tell you the track title but I'm pretty sure it's one of Young Spirit's recordings https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rTu3bJ_55vE

    30 May 2:47pm Reply
  • rajmund69

    http://jeszczenie.pl/wovenhand-refractory-obdurate/

    29 May 4:59pm Reply
  • Wonrei

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SGGU-ODYERw the song at 01:03:30, sometimes he sang it during the intro to "Raise Her Hands" does anyone know its name?

    27 May 2:46am Reply
  • mollycee

    I agree that RO might just be the best one since Mosaic. I love it. Wish I'd got to hear it live when I saw them back in september, hah. Amazinggg.

    22 May 12:26pm Reply
  • d1lll1nger

    Tomorrow!

    22 May 7:49am Reply
  • musrum

    I can't wait to see them in June

    19 May 9:12pm Reply
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