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Cheval Sombre


IT’S ONLY his fourth album at all in the catalogue; the second, Mad Love, was almost nine years ago now; but the third, Time Waits For No One, is only three months old. Oh: more importantly, most importantly, Time Waits for No One was also absolutely beautiful. Chris Porpora, the thoughtful architect who guises as …

HE REALLY is spoiling us, is Cheval Sombre, the transporting, ethereal folk-shoegaze guising of Chris Porpora; who, not content with the hushed emotional whirlwind of Time Waits For No One, his album from back in February, is shortly to drop his second album of the year, an album that works in lighter correspondence with the …

AFTER so many moons away from us Chris Porpora, aka Cheval Sombre, has delighted us, truly delighted us, with the gorgeous ambient shoegaze folk of Time Waits For No One just a month ago. If you haven’t caught up with that yet, then by crikey you must. We commented upon its release that: “Well, wow. Time …

Time Waits For No One is not without its darknesses, its sadnesses, but they’re approached with the calm, supplicant grace that sits right in the heart of such feelings; and it is bloody beautiful. It’s an amulet, a perfect prescription; you can use it to ward off the world. Really, do

WE’RE a way towards the release of Chris Porpora, aka Cheval Sombre’s, first album in eight years, Time Waits For No One; brighter days to come, seasonally and musically, for sure, come February 26th. It seems serendipitous that, with the ‘rona and the lockdown and all, the globe has wound down to Cheval Sombre’s pace just …

CHRIS PORPORA makes very, very beautiful and hushed music as Cheval Sombre – and makes it very much at his own pace; he is, as we shall see, very much concerned with the passage of time and all its tricks in the human brain. And he’s just announced the release of a new album, Time …

HE’S BEEN away from our ears as a solo artist for what? Crikey it’s actually eight years now, how the egg-timer sands run; but Chris Porpora, who guises up for the world of music as Cheval Sombre, has come ambling in at the absolute final knockings of the year with a leaf-skeleton of absolute delicacy …