The music of French singer-songwriter, troubadour, and multi-instrumentalist Julien Gasc is a perennial gift. Shortly before the world locked down due to Covid-19, Gasc released his third LP, L’Appel de la Forêt. Both a stylistic break and continuation of his evolving muse, we asked our mutual friend Derek Wheeler James to catch up with Gasc, via phone at his home in Toulouse, to discuss the album’s aesthetic origins, and more.
More ether-access basement broadcasts transmitting from the hills of Glassell Park, Calif. Welcome to episode two of the Aquarium Drunkard picture show: Liminal Shift.
Feat: Julien Gasc / Maston / Map of Africa / White Fence / Conspiracy of Owls / Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy / Ty Segall / Thee Oh Sees / John Andrews & The Yawns / Lou Reed & more …
For this week’s installment of the Lagniappe Sessions, Gasc chose a fitting selection of tunes that feels something like a stripped-down companion piece to his debut lp, ‘L’Appel de la Forêt’. Now at Aquarium Drunkard, the Toulouse, France based troubadour covering Marie Laforêt, The Who and Michel Delpech.