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Fractured Air 30: Incandescent Innocent (A Mixtape by Cheval Sombre)

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New York-based artist Christopher Porpora – who creates music via his Cheval Sombre guise – has earned his reputation in recent times as one of independent music’s true treasures. Cheval Sombre has released two full length albums to date; 2008’s self-titled debut album (Double Feature Records) and 2012’s moving opus ‘Mad Love’ (Sonic Cathedral Recordings). Last year, Sonic Cathedral issued the limited cassette comprising Cheval Sombre & Sonic Boom’s celebrated live performance recorded at London’s St. Pancras Old Church. This year Cheval Sombre’s ‘Madder Love’ 12″ EP was released by London-based independent label Sonic Cathedral, comprising three exclusive remixes plus a special slowed-down re-interpretation of ‘Someplace Else’, entitled ‘Someplace Slow’. The EP is dedicated to the memory of Porpora’s dear friend Matthew Lyndon Wells, who recently passed away (Matthew played some early Cheval Sombre shows with Porpora).


Fractured Air 30: Incandescent Innocent (A Mixtape by Cheval Sombre)

“Once we admit our humanity, the experience of this life becomes tinged with authenticity. And the flicker of what is authentic illuminates – always.”

—Christopher Porpora


To listen on Mixcloud:



01. Cornelius Cardew ‘Father Murphy’ [Cramps]
02. KZA ‘Vous Dansez’ [Endless Flight]
03. Selda ‘Gesi Baglari’ [Bird / B-Music]
04. Dean & Britta ‘Incandescent Innocent’ [Double Feature]
05. Felt ‘Sempiternal Darkness’ [Cherry Red]
06. Amen Dunes ‘Lonely Richard’ [Sacred Bones]
07. The Limiñanas ‘La Melancolie’ [Trouble In Mind]
08. The Stone Roses ‘Don’t Stop’ [Silvertone]
09. Jacobites ‘Kissed You Twice’ [Glass, Regency Sound / Mammoth]
10. The English Beat ‘Save it for Later’ [I.R.S. / Go-Feet]
11. Gatto Fritto ‘The Curse’ [International Feel Recordings]
12. Sebastien Tellier ‘Le Long De La Rivière Tendre’ [Lucky Number / V2]
13. Spacemen 3 ‘Transparent Radiation (Violin Mix)’ [Forced Exposure]
14. Paul O’Dette, The King’s Noyse & David Douglass ‘Mr. John Langtons Pavan’ [Harmonia Mundi]
15. The Pogues ‘I’m a Man You Don’t Meet Every Day’ [Stiff / MCA]
16. John Fahey ‘In Christ There Is No East or West’ [Takoma]
17. Zbigniew Preisner ‘Tu Viendras’ [‘La Double Vie De Véronique’ OST / Sideral, Virgin]


The copyright in these recordings is the property of the individual artists and/or their respective record labels. If you like the music, please support the artist by buying their records.




“Madder Love” EP is available now on Sonic Cathedral HERE.


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December 3, 2014 at 5:50 pm

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