Looking for an electronic album that’s both easy to listen but still packs a punch? Look no further than Gaspard Auge’s debut solo project, Escapades. No screechy computer noises here - this project is smooth sailing all the way through. Auge is best known as the quieter half of the legendary French duo, Justice. As such, this project has classic “electronica” undertones, with a healthy balance of old school house + disco sounds but a more progressive approach builds and drops. It’s jam packed with potent baselines, rockin’ synths, and cheery chord progressions that all contribute to cinematic other-worldly soundscapes. Indeed, Escapades is a trip and a half but it’s well worth the ride.
Check out this article from SPIN.com breaking down Auge’s inspiration for venturing out on his own and creating the world of Escapades.
Release date: June 25, 2021
Similar artist(s): Justice, Eric Pyrdz, Oliver
Top tracks: Force majeure, Belladone, Hey!