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    Posted: January 20 2008 at 00:01
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Cheval De Frise were created in 1998 in Bordeaux, France to be a duo of Vincent Beysselance (drums) and Thomas Bonvalet (electro-acoustic guitar) playing instrumental quirky, avant/math-rock with guitar and drums. They released 3 albums, all of them highly recommended for fans of avant/post/math-rock and of the bands such as Hella, (acoustic, minimized) Don Caballero and Ruins.
The music, as was written in reviews of their music their releases remind of “Gastr Del Sol, Don Caballero and Ruins directions, intersections, juxtapositions, superpostions”. It does bear some characteristics of post-rock but with an energetic boost and a generous amount of quirkiness and oddness.

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Highly recommended for avant/math-rock listeners.
 
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 20 2008 at 04:56
Very interesting sound. I agree with the math rock mixed with avantish zeul style. (it kinda reminds me of something i've heard from Bondage Fruit with an extra helping Don Caballero :) )

Thanks for the recommend sir. As much as i respect these guys they may actually be a bit too avant for me. I'm gonna have to keep listening to that Myspace sample to try and obtain some kind of understanding.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 20 2008 at 09:42
Hi Dominic,
 
Once you get their "shtick", you'll see they're not that avant-guard. There is always a leading thread in their music, a good sense of composition and structure, you just need to "unlock" the lock to listening to them.
 
If you want to listen to more of their material to get a better idea, let me know.
 
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 20 2008 at 18:22
A great band. I'm still trying to grasp their sound, but I'm quickly enjoying their debut since I've been listening to it for quite some time now.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 20 2008 at 18:33
I shall be listening to them sometime soon, hopefully, including their EP.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 20 2008 at 19:56
Plan to check them out soonish. Thumbs%20Up
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 21 2008 at 13:43
Great band. Good to see them in the archives finally! 
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