CHEVAL DE FRISE – reissue
“Fresques sur les parois secrètes du crâne” is the second album by french duo Cheval de frise, one of the most paradoxical bands rock has ever produced. This striking, enigmatic, baroque masterpiece, was recorded at Black Box studio in 2002, and released in CD format on RuminanCe (Paris), in 2003. The album is now being reissued by New York label Computer Students™, and will be pressed to vinyl and cassette tape for the first time, with the original track list remastered by Carl Saff. It will be released on November 17, 2023.
Evoking the cubist digressions of expert jazz, as well as the paroxysms of flamenco with a nylon guitar flexing its muscles on the anvils of the darkest Metal, Cheval de frise creates a frightened rock’n’roll, highly aesthetic yet half ugly, with a transfigured ugliness. Transfigured by what? The question remains unanswered. As does almost every other question that repeated listening to Fresques raises.
The album is available now for preorder at the following link
The track “Lucarne des combles” is available for listening here