Fresques sur les parois secrètes du crâne is the second album by french duo Cheval de frise, one of the most paradoxical bands rock has ever produced.
Consisting of Vincent Beysselance (drums) and Thomas Bonvalet (classical amplified guitar) the band recorded this striking, enigmatic, baroque masterpiece at Black Box studio (France), in 2002. It was later released on Compact Disc by RuminanCe (Paris), in 2003.
20 years later, Computer Students™ is pleased to reissue this recording and to press it to vinyl and cassette tape for the first time.
Fresques sur les parois secrètes du crâne is the fifth release in our Expanded Reissues series with the original 10 tracks remastered.
This breathtakingly gorgeous reprint comes with almost entirely new artwork and is supplemented by an imposing 12-page booklet containing never-before-seen art by Thomas Bonvalet.
— Fresques sur les parois secrètes du crâne was remastered by Carl Saff in November 2022 in Chicago.
— Lacquers were cut by Ruy Mariné at Dubplates Berlin in April 2023.
Notes —— Please read carefully before placing your order.
— LP HQ-180 + Digital
— Cassette + Digital
— Lossless M4A
— MP3 (320kbps)
Fresques sur les parois secrètes du crâne is offered in 3 forms:
— White HQ-180 gram premium vinyl running at 33rpm, inside a reversed, 6mm spine gatefold cover together with a massive 12-page booklet. The entire package is housed in a unique heat-sealed aluminum Type-2 foil bag.
— Cassette tape with standard J-card with one extra flap cover, C42 Magnolia Cream shell and clear liberty case.
— MP3 (320kbps) and Lossless M4A digital files for download.
— The art was almost entirely redesigned from the ground up, using original drawings from Otto Brunfels’ 1532 book “Herbarum vivae eicones“, courtesy of the Biblioteca dell’Orto Botanico dell’Università degli Studi di Padova, Italia.
— The 12-page booklet features photos taken by Thomas Bonvalet in 2002, buried in 2007, then unearthed in 2017.
— Vinyl inner sleeve illustration by Greg Vezon.
— Unlike our previous releases, the booklet is located inside the gatefold sleeve.
Vinyl — Cassette — M4A — MP3
CS008 — CS008T
Vinyl — 3700604750093
Cassette — 3700604750109
Vinyl — Type-2
Cassette — Standard
November 17, 2023
Side A — 17:36:07
Lucarne des combles
Deux nappes ductiles
Songe de perte de dents
Side B — 17:28:17
Fresques sur les parois secrètes du crâne
L’agonie dans le jardin
Phosphorescence de l’arbre mort
Vinyl & Cassette Timegraph
Vinyl & Cassette Image
— Recorded and mixed by Guillaume Largillier and Pascal Joguet at Black Box studio, France in September 2002, except IX that was recorded on a four track tape in Bordeaux, France in 1999.
— Simon Quéheillard plays on tracks 6 and 8 (additional recording by Fabrice Moinet). Reissued on Computer Students™ by arrangement with RuminanCe.