Olden (Vinyl) LP
16 Horsepower have forged a legacy of classic albums. Vocalist/lyricist David Eugene Edwards, the grandson of a traveling Nazarene preacher, spins tales of sin and redemption against an evocative, stripped-down backdrop. Olden is a collection of never-before-released versions of classic tracks, six along with an exclusive interview from the Night Owl Session 1993, six along with another exclusive interview from the Kerr Macy Session 1994, & six cuts spotlighting their legendary live show, Denver 1994. 20 tracks in all.
Since their start in the early '90s, 16 Horsepower have created and perfected a sound that's build around a fascinating, elegiac pulse. Albums such as 2002's Folklore are inundated in jet-black rivers of dread. That sense of foreboding is found in this collection of 12 previously unreleased demons and early live tracks earlier, expressed in lead songwriter David Eugene Edwards's cracked, terrified screeches and the muscular, edgy acoustic music. The demo recording of "Coal Black Horses" (a finished version appears on their self-titled debut) throws a messy slide guitar and throbbing brush beat behind Edwards's fire-and-brimstone rant. Meanwhile, the live tracks from 1994 demonstrate the band's developing chops and emerging theatrical flourishes that characterize their more recent work. --Matthew Cooke
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