Sixteen Horsepower / Folkore
Album: Folkore   Collection:General
Artist:Sixteen Horsepower   Added:Sep 2002
Label:Jetset Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2003-01-06 Pull Date: 2003-03-10
Week Ending: Mar 2 Feb 16 Feb 2 Jan 26 Jan 12
Airplays: 1 2 1 1 2

Recent Airplay
1. Aug 07, 2009: Trailways
Beyond the Pale
4. Sep 08, 2005: I once was Canadian
Outlaw Song
2. Oct 24, 2007: public noize racket
Blessed Persistence, Outlaw Song, Hutterite Mile
5. Jul 08, 2004: old skool
Hutterite Mile
3. Nov 02, 2006: Finneman's Market
Hutterite Mile
6. Jul 05, 2004: I once was canadian
Hutterite Mile

Album Review
Your Imaginary Friend
Reviewed 2002-12-16
Survivors of the “” “no-depression” non-movement of the mid 90’s, this is quite a beautiful cd incorporating folk, mountain and western components. Of course there is dark twangy “western-gothic” flavors throughout. The male vocs are a bit too in-your-face for my taste but the lush instrumentation (guits, hammonds, creative drums/perc, strings, banjo even) more than make up for it. Good horse-shit! All tracks good, pick any.

1) dark slow, sparse, distant strings, Hammond creeps in as brushed drums become more evident
2) banjo gives this a decidedly mountain folk flavor, lyrics about a horse in this traditional song
3) minimal marching snare drum with pulsing bass and twangy guits, dark, Nick Cave’ish delivery and tone
4) banjo and dark cello, Hank Williams morose ditty, slow swingy western waltz
5) upbeat folky bluegrass, blow your jug son, swing yer pardner, Carter Family song
6) slow dark goth feel, another Bad Seeds feeling one
7) psyche droney with bowed bass and noise, male chorus a la Nick Cave, like a slow church dirge
8) distinct Nick Cave cinematic feel despite sparseness of gut guit, after 2 minutes it picks up to galloping western feel
9) minor, acous guit w/ Spanish, exotic feel, madredeus, strings, vocs ruin it 10) deep waltz mazurka, has irish Cajun feel, vocs in Creole (?)

Track Listing
1. Hutterite Mile   6. Beyond the Pale
2. Outlaw Song   7. Horse Head Fiddle
3. Blessed Persistence   8. Sinnerman
4. Alone and Forsaken   9. Flutter
5. Single Girl   10. Robe a Parasol