The release comes ahead of a debut solo album titled ‘Escapades’, which will be released via Ed Banger Records and Because Music.
‘Force Majeure’ an impactful introduction to Gaspard Augé’s solo work, starring dazzling synth chords and a funk-fuelled bassline.
It arrives alongside a visual accompaniment directed by Filip Nilsson filmed in Turkey at the Bosphorus cymbal factory, featuring a suited Augé playing the drums and factory workers hitting bronze in unison.
Augé said: “We were really attracted by the epic visual appeal of cymbal making: bronze, fire, hammers - something almost mythological and elemental like Vulcan or the Nibelungen.
“We chose Bosphorus Cymbals because they had this very traditional process that barely changed in centuries, in this video i am just a link in the chain of production and quality control, after all these cymbals have been melted, hand hammered, and lathed into a musical object.”
More captivating visual works has been promised alongside the album rollout - hopefully Justin Bieber won't be biting Augé's solo style.
Listen to ‘Force Majeure’ here.