Facteurs Chevaux: mountain spirit

Discover the singular adventure of the French duo Facteurs Chevaux, who spent a part of their summer on hiking paths for a series of concerts in the Pyrenean refuges. Samuel Lebon, photographer and editor at Decathlon, followed them for a report.

Sammy Decoster and Fabien Guidollet aka Factors Horses, compose French folk songs inspired by the spirits of the forest and the mountain legends. Their tours usually borrow small roads to stop in chapels, temples or caves, suitable for their lyrical accent recitals. In August, we reduced the package – guitars and backpacks – to rejoin the mountain huts perched in the central Pyrenees, at 2000 meters and even more.

Concert au Portillon, tournée des refuges de montagne Facteurs Chevaux

We are escorted by some friends up to the first step, in the Espingo refuge, before continuing as a trio, with the simple joy of being together in a magical environment.

Autour du Portillon, tournée des refuges de montagne Facteurs Chevaux

More the journey is difficult, more the hikers in holidays are surprised to cross our unlikely team. Over the hours, lakes give way to small natural reservoirs, and arid, rocky plateaus alternate with large green areas.

Lac de Portillon, tournée des refuges de montagne Facteurs Chevaux

The songs of the “Facteurs Chevaux”  turn out at nightfall and fascinate weary hikers. After a generous meal, the dining hall is transformed into a makeshift concert hall.

Tournée des refuges de montagne Facteurs Chevaux

Sammy and Fabien voices perfectly complete each other in a minimalist and authentic recital. The warm atmosphere is suitable to discussions, and meetings are fascinating.

Autour d'Espingo, tournée des refuges de montagne Facteurs Chevaux

This area is definitely in harmony with the universe of Facteurs Chevaux. It undoubtedly will inspire their coming texts and will make them want to come back to challenge the spirits of the mountain.

Autour d'Espingo, tournée des refuges de montagne Facteurs Chevaux

Will waiting to discover their album “La maison sous les eaux”, available at the end of 2015, here is the official clip “Les dames de pluie”:

And to see more photos, go on www.lebon.photo. Thanks a lot to Samuel for this nice report!

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