Over the past fifteen years, in addition to his solo career, Julien Gasc made brief stints in Stereolab and Hyperclean. Most notably, though, Gasc has been a core member of Aquaserge, a French outfit that walks a fine line between psychedelic grooves and avant, Henry Cow-like tangents. On his own, Gasc creates pop songs, classifiably.
Toulouse based singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Julien Gasc, returns in September with the release of his fourth solo album, Re Eff. “Qui est cette femme qui danse tout autour de mon corps?” inquires Gasc on “Amour Velours”, the first taste from the forthcoming lp.
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.