My record collection
#047: Cheval Sombre - self-titled
I first heard of Cheval Sombre in September 2008 when Dean emailed me to tell me that Britta had remixed a track for a single by “our friend who goes by the name of Cheval Sombre” on Irish label Trensmat. Britta’s remix of I Sleep was on the CD that was tucked in with the 7” single. The following year Dean & Britta’s Double Feature Records released this, Cheval Sombre’s first full length LP. And it’s a beauty.
My copy, as you can see, is still in it’s shrink-wrap - that’s because Dean had sent me a promo copy before release, which I had listened to a lot.
A few months after release Dean & Britta played a show at St Giles’ Church in London with Cheval Sombre supporting:
I arrived shortly before Cheval Sombre took to the stage, hooked up with David and settled down in a pew with as good a view as we could expect at this late stage. Cheval Sombre played seated, accompanied by a seated Sonic Boom. I think Britta (who accompanied them) may have been standing… but she was standing behind the PA (except when she sat behind the drums). Dean played guitar on a couple of songs and stood… in my eye line. But I never saw too much of the set
I have quite the history of seeing, yet not seeing Cheval Sombre gigs… even from the front row!
- Catalogue Number: AHFOW 10/141
- Artist: Cheval Sombre
- Title: Cheval Sombre
- Packaging: Sealed digipack
- Format: CD
- Not sure where I bought this - possibly direct from Dean & Britta / Double Feature??