Cheval de Frise

Cheval de Frise/Rroselicoeur [Split 7"]

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No big surprises on this record, but the pleasure of listening to two tunes from two great bands. Cheval de Frise, composed of drums and electro-acoustic guitar, offer an experimentation of their own, which is worthy of the best compositions of their eponym album. Rroselicoeur follows the path they opened with on the maxi 12" 730,000 Dollars, developing atmospheric post-rock. The track "No Twist at the End" is, like their best tunes ("Rêve n°3," for example), based on a piano melody (plus bass/drums), enduring the intrusion of a noisy guitar. Intense and beautiful -- probably the best split on Ruminance.

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