Take a Belgian couple who write and perform songs of exquisite fragility, record them in Brussels with an amazing line up of musicians such as Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy (Will Oldham), members of Raymondo, Jesse Vernon (Morning Star), Kate Stables (This is the Kit), and producers Sean O’Hagan (The High Llamas) and Charlie Francis (R.E.M., The High Llamas, Turin Brakes producer), and you have the duo Soy Un Caballo (Spanish for “I am a horse”).
Last year Aurelie Muller and Thomas Van Cottom released their delightful debut album, titled “Les Heures De Raison” - you may have already caught a glimpse of them featured in Blogotheque’s “Take Away Show”, or previously you may have heard Aurelie’s collaboration with Bright Eyes’ Conor Oberst.
'Call it global village music: on "La Chambre", Belgian boy/girl duo Soy un Caballo (Spanish translation: "I'm a horse") and Louisville's Will Oldham sing entirely in French over what is essentially indie-fied bossa nova. Backed by nothing but an acoustic guitar, a Rhodes piano and a brokedown rhythm preset, Oldham and Aurélie Muller sound weightless and content, their half-sighed verses resolving into sweet choral refrains. Of course, the language doesn't hurt either; it's downright charming to hear Oldham's woodsy Kentuckian palette wrap itself around a French lyric.' - Pitchfork Media
'If it smells like Stereolab, I'm all ears. Belgian duo Soy Un Caballo (I am a horse, in Spanish) had their debutalbum produced by Sean O'Hagan, they use vibraphones, Fender Rhodes and Wurlitzers and have a French chanteuse (Aurélie Muller). Even Will Oldham comes by for a duet. Les Heures de Raison was released in June on the small, but sympathique Matamore-label. The understated, dreamy atmosphere reminds me of Juana Molina - like with her, it takes a while before Soy Un Caballo's songs start to grow on you. But they do.'