New York based singer/songwriter Christopher Porpora has been making music as Cheval Sombre for the best part of a decade now, so the fact that this self-proclaimed "dark horse" has only just gotten round to releasing his first long player probably says more about the perfectionist in him than anything else.»
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delicate druggy slowcore folk. debut album by cheval sombre. one-man band cheval sombre emerged in the early 2000s, writing and recording songs in an apartment studio on the
hudson river, ny. after sending initial recordings to sonic boom (of spacemen 3 / spectrum), recording sessions with sonic took place in march 2006, in jersey city, nj. further sessions followed over the next two years, both in new york and in rugby, with guest musicians dean wareham and britta phillips. to date cheval sombre has released three uk-only 7 singles (included here), all of which sold out immediately and are now collectors items.
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