2008's Ten Stones marks the first album in which Woven Hand wrote and recorded as a proper functioning group rather than Dave Edwards doing it all himself.
There is a noticeable change in style but it works for the better. Edwards' furiously menacing vocals and deeply woven textures are still there but with a lighter touch to it that breathes new life into the fabric the band uses to spin it's musical tales of prophetic doom.
It's almost like starting over again, which makes for a few bumps but is a strong indication of great things to come.
3½ curious Jobim's out of 5
Songs Of Note: Not One Stone; Cohawkin Road