Gaspard Augé, best known as one half of the French electronic duo Justice, has released his inaugural single as a solo artist. It’s called “Force Majeure,” it’s released by Genesis, Ed Banger Records, and Because Music, and it’s due on his forthcoming debut Escapades. Listen to the new song below.
The “Force Majeure” music video was filmed in Turkey and directed by Filip Nilsson. “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,” Augé said in a statement. “We chose Bosphorus Cymbals in Turkey 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.”