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Wovenhand / Mosaic
Album:Mosaic Collection:General
Artist:Wovenhand Added:10/2006
Label:Familyre 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2006-11-12 Pull Date:2007-01-14 
Week Ending:31 Dec3 Dec26 Nov19 Nov
Airplays:1223

Recent Airplay
1.Wed, 06 Jun 07:David McWade
Anywhere Out Of The World
4.Tue, 03 Apr 07:Natalie
At Your Local Dive
2.Thu, 03 May 07:Rob
Finneman's Market
5.Tue, 03 Apr 07:Jenn
Lost & Found
3.Thu, 05 Apr 07:Sunshine
Sunshine ... in the Afternoon
6.Mon, 02 Apr 07:Sans Dosage
Headcleaner

Album Review
Rob Majors
Reviewed 2006-11-13 
Soft, hypnotically urgent folk of the Denver ilk. David Eugene Edwards (formerly of 16 Horsepower) meanders his musings through coldly atmospheric tracks on his third(ish) solo album. Religious-themed lyrics mix hope with a mournfulness that perfectly complements DEE's ardent, weary vox. This album feels a bit subdued and smoothed in comparison to his earlier work. Really excellent. See also: 16 Horsepower, Lilium, The Denver Gentlemen, Nick Cave, Munly

No FCCs. Play any non-bookend track, but my picks are: 2, 9, 11, 5, 8, 10

1. 1:30 - Very low energy instrumental. Ambient, fadey bandoneon and pump organ drone to a vaguely Eastern tonality.
**2. 3:43 - Driving, hollow percussion over mixed instrumentation (esp. hurdy-gurdy) that drones and occasionally reels up to the front of the sound. Pulsing, anthemic Native American feel. No fade at end.
3. 3:30 - Mid/low energy. Great organ and plucked banjo sound at intro. Vamped plucking and repetitive structure.
4. 2:11 - Hollow perc strike into slow, droning intro. Organ, muffled perc, and soft vox float over atmospheric undertones. Text is from a 4th century chant by St. Ambrose.
*5. 4:40 - Mid energy. Wintery piano, dry plucked strings, and mature, catchy melody, but peters out a bit at the end.
6. 3:17 - Super-spooky 3/4. Ends with awesome bent bell sounds.
7. 2:21 - Simple, upbeat and major mid-energy instrumental. Almost bluegrassy.
*8. 4:42 - Mid energy two-feel with plucked guitar and strings.
**9. 5:53 - Low energy Middle Eastern sound, with drones and distorted, near-spoken vox perfectly accentuated by sparse but loud percussive strikes. Mood switch at 3:50 to a more upbeat, melodic feel.
*10. 3:33 - Mid energy. Smooth and urgently brooding.
**11. 5:34 - A ploddingly swung and reedy 12/8 song with an ardent cinematic feel. Great build and excellent falling hook.
12. 0:00 - 1:30: Very soft atmosphere with vamped toybox melody.
12. 2:03 - 4:12: Haunting, plodding, low-range vox with scattered, pounding perc.

Track Listing
1.Breathing Bull 7.Bible And Bird
2.Winter Shaker 8.Dirty Blue
3.Swedish Purse 9.Slota Prow Full Armour
4.Twig 10.Truly Golden
5.Whistling Girl 11.Deerskin Doll
6.Elktooth 12.Little Raven