Gaspard Augé, ½ Of Justice, Releases Otherworldly Cinematic Debut Album ‘Escapades’

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Gaspard Augé has always created brilliantly lurid musical worlds to get lost in. Best known as one half of the iconic duo, Justice, the French electronic producer decided it was time to figure out his own musical identity with a solo project. His debut album, Escapades, is full of deliciously massive dreamscapes and sentimental sugar rushes that conjure images of proggy pagan rituals in orbit or spaghetti westerns on a space station.

There are some elements that are expectedly in tune with Justice, like the way the synths crunch and whirr and the cinematic size of it all. For a predominantly instrumental body of work, Escapades is packed with sharp hooks and clever melodic tricks from the melancholic “Captain” to the operatic nod to Pink Floyd on “Belladone.” The entire album sounds like a UFO landing from another galaxy, or time, a baroque masterpiece that reimagines European classical music for this century.

Gaspard Augé has proved once again that he is a master of maximalism and can inspire a generation with pure musical ingenuity and romanticism. Stream Escapades below and enjoy!

Gaspard Augé – Escapades