Wovenhand’s ‘Star Treatment’ Feels Like a Cormac McCarthy Companion
There is a shamanistic quality to David Eugene Edwards that is consistent throughout his projects, no matter what role he plays. From 16 Horsepower to his supporting role in Crime and the City Solution to his current focus, Wovenhand, Edwards' music has a quality that seems to touch the void: a darkly gothic touch that feels religious and nihilistic all at once. If Cormac McCarthy wrote a record, it might sound a little like Star Treatment, Wovenhand's new, reverb-and-drama-soaked LP, streaming in full below. Order yours via Sargent House ahead of its 9/16 release. The band is rounded out by guitarist Chuck French and bassist Neil Keener of Planes Mistaken for Stars, drummer Ordy Garrison and Matthew Smith of Crime and the City Solution.
For those counting at home, that is another LP in Edwards' busy release streak of "every other year," following 2014's Refractory Obdurate. If he's this good with every outing, then keep pushing these bad boys out. I ain't mad.