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Folklore

16 Dec. 2011 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 17 Jun. 2002
  • Release Date: 16 Dec. 2011
  • Label: Glitterhouse Records
  • Copyright: (C) 2011 Glitterhouse Records
  • Total Length: 37:11
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  • ASIN: B006HCX4QC
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 42,014 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Daniel S. Russell on 1 Aug. 2002
Format: Audio CD
In the wake of rumors of their imminent demise, the members of Sixteen Horsepower have produced what is perhaps their most compelling work to date. But don't buy this disc expecting to hear a progressive new sound from these gothabilly songsters. Rather join them for an often-harrowing trip across Appalachia and Europe visiting backwoods cabins and barren countrysides searching out their musical and cultural roots.
David Eugene Edwards, Pascal Humbert and Jean Yves Tola have crafted a complex and powerful homage of sorts to their progenitors. We witness how such musical influences as Hank Williams, The Carter Family and a fistfull of traditional folksongs have taken root in their fertile psyches and then blossomed into these ten songs, both beautiful and distressing to behold.
Taking a step back from the highly polished sound of their last group effort, "Secret South," "Folklore" is in a way their least accessible work to date, but inaccessibility has never frightened their truest fans. The songs with few exceptions master the brooding drone that has marked this band a unique and precious find among so many unremarkable efforts.
These songs are dark, among their darkest. A friend of mine once described 16hp's work (disparagingly I fear) as "music to contemplate a coffin by." At points during "Folklore" he might have not been too far off the mark. "Horse Head Fiddle" is so mist-shrouded and ethereal that one can hear the spirits of Tom Waits, Ry Cooder and Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan hovering in the carefully layered rhythms and drones. But we are here to witness influences and to welcome old friends.
This highly textured musicscape is at once triumphant and windswept.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Tom Chase VINE VOICE on 15 Oct. 2006
Format: Audio CD
16 Horsepower are a tragically overlooked band, fronted by the eccentric yet undoubtedly talented David Eugene Edwards (also of Woven Hand). The band play a dark, brooding style of country music. If you see the word 'country' and are instantly thinking of hillbilly music and cowboys, 16 Horsepower will completely change that notion. The subject is dark - man's sins and downfall, societies lack of faith, wallowing in a world of superficial possessions... all engulfed in harrowing soundscapes of `eerie' banjos and a rather pounding low-end. This is not for the faint of heart.

Standout tracks include the menacing opener 'Hutterite Mile', a slow paced chilling opener that sets the tone perfectly. The same style is ensued in my personal favourite `Blessed Persistence', brooding, slow paced bass lines and desolate guitars surround Edwards' bleak lyrics. `Sinnerman' and `Beyone The Pale' also follow this style. `Outlaw Song' is very worthy of note for its difference, standing out from the overall gloomy atmosphere with its somewhat upbeat feel, despite the lyrics telling a rather violent narrative.

16 Horsepower really should get more recognition as they are a tremendous act, really engulfing and thought provoking, this is music to be savoured.
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By Peter on 1 Jun. 2014
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If you see '16 Horsepower' or 'Wovenhand' on a CD cover, expect me to give it five stars.

This is dark, edgy, scary country folk music. Imagine stripped-down barnraisin' American country music given the intensity and savagery of Nick Cave, Swans or even Neurosis. Simultaneously beautiful and terrifying.
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By Ilgaz Kuruyazici on 9 April 2010
Format: Audio CD
A good album including good covers, like traditional folk songs of different nations. Blended with David Eugene sound. Dark music like always, dark on the album cover, dark on sound...
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