Wovenhand

The Laughing Stalk

Release Date: 09/07/2012 · Format: CD/LP (+CD) · Catalog-No: GRCD 765

About ten years go David Eugene Edwards‘ new band Wovenhand (Woven Hand in the beginning) 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 released six albums that made the old fans happy, won new ones and progressed tremendously as a band.

Wovenhand have just finished their 7th album – titled „The Laughing Stalk“ – which represents the most radical change in the history of the band. After touring their last album „The Threshingfloor“ long time collaborator Pascal Humbert left the band to move back to his native France in order to help his father maintaining the family-owned vineyard near Bordeaux.

A turning point for David Eugene who reconsidered the basic music concept of the band and decided to break new ground. He only kept drummer Ordy Garrison from the old line-up and enlisted fresh members Chuck French (guitar) and Gregory Garcia jr. (Bass) resulting in the „most heavy incarnation“ of the band ever.

„Intense“ was a word commonly used when describing the sound of the band. Especially on stage the last line-up was an incredible force, but the current band managed to transport this „heavyness“ into the studio while losing nothing of it’s love for detail or delicate arrangements. That was accomplished by producer Alexander Hacke (Einstürzende Neubauten, Bad Seeds) who created an intoxicating mix of guitars and other stringed instruments in the final mix. David Eugene and Alexander Hacke became friends recently when both were recruited as guitarists in the reunion of australian indie legends Crime & The City Solution.

Two years have passed since the release of „The Threshingfloor“. In The meantime nine new songs for „The Laughing Stalk“ were recorded. Tunes that despite their power and heavyness have lost nothing of it’s magic and hypnotics. Those who thought there could be no progression after „Threshingfloor“ will be convinced otherwise.

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Tracklist

01 LONG HORN
02 THE LAUGHING STALK
03 IN THE TEMPLE
04 KING O KING
05 CLOSER
06 MAIZE
07 COUP STICK
08 AS WOOL
09 GLISTENING BLACK

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09/20/2014 Wovenhand · NL - Tilburg - Incubate Festival Info Tickets
09/21/2014 Wovenhand · BE - Leffinge - Leffingeleuren Festival

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09/22/2014 Wovenhand · LU - Esch-sur-Alzette - Kulturfabrik Info Tickets
09/24/2014 Wovenhand · DE - Bielefeld - Forum Info Tickets
09/25/2014 Wovenhand · DE - Freiburg - Cafe Atlantik Info Tickets
09/26/2014 Wovenhand · AT - Lustenau - Carini Saal

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09/27/2014 Wovenhand · CH - Fribourg - Fri-Son Info Tickets
09/29/2014 Wovenhand · FR - Rouen - Le 106 Info Tickets
09/30/2014 Wovenhand · FR - Nantes - Lieu Unique

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10/01/2014 Wovenhand · FR - Biarritz - L'Atabal Info Tickets
10/03/2014 Wovenhand · ES - Barcelona - La 2 de Apolo

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10/04/2014 Wovenhand · ES - Sound Isidro series of shows Madrid - Joy eslava

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10/05/2014 Wovenhand · PT - Porto - Amplifest @ Hard Club

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10/07/2014 Wovenhand · GR - Thessaloníki - Fix Factory Info Tickets
10/08/2014 Wovenhand · GR - Athens - Fuzz Club Info Tickets
10/10/2014 Wovenhand · FI - Helsinki - Ääniwalli

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10/11/2014 Wovenhand · No - Oslo - Café Mono

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