Aquaserge’s ‘Guerre EP:’ A Journey Into Sound

aquaserges guerre ep a journey into sound aquaserge press photo
Aquaserge is a band that defies easy categorization. From one moment to the next the music will morph from something you might hear in a French film to noisy free jazz. The shifts in sound make the band’s latest EP, Guerre EP (Out now via Crammed Discs), a thrilling listen.

Aquaserge was originally formed in the southwest of France in Toulouse by three friends, Julien Barbagallo, Julien Gasc & Benjamin Glibert. It was not long, however, before the band grew into a collective, with members shifting in and out of the group. In their time away from Aquaserge, Barbagallo, Gasc, and Glibert became part of Tame Impala, Stereolab, and Melody’s Echo Chamber.

Though Aquaserge has been around for a number of years at this point and is associated with a number of big acts (namely Acid Mothers Temple, in addition to the ones mentioned above), the band has remained in the European underground scene. With so many collaborators involved in the project, it comes as no surprise that Aquaserge’s music is stuffed with myriad sounds.

“Les vacances,” the second track on Guerre EP, opens with a driving guitar riff, but slows down and expands over the course of its three and three-quarters minutes, transforming into an entirely different beast than it was at the beginning.

[ad align=”right”]Thanks to the fluidity of both Aquaserge’s membership and its influences the band is able to incorporate a wide variety of sonic influences into a concise whole.

Aquaserge’s Guerre EP is out now through Crammed Discs and available on Amazon, the Crammed Shop, and iTunes.\

Cover of Aquaserge's 'Guerre EP'
Cover of Aquaserge’s ‘Guerre EP’

PlugVan Converts Most Vans Into Full-Fledged Campers in 5 Minutes

Your van can be backcountry-ready for the weekend and back to work Monday morning.
Food & Drink

Homebrewing 101: An Introduction to Extract Brewing

There’s no need to tackle the most complex processes right away or invest in a ton of expensive equipment. Ease yourself into the world of homebrewing by using a malt extract kit.

Cheesemakers Whey in on Why Cheese is So Un-Brie-Lievable

Talking about cheese is something that just gets feta and feta.

5 Best Car Movies to Watch Again and Again

Everything that makes cinema extravagant and exciting is only enhanced by automotive action.

What You Need to Create the Ultimate Man Cave for Music Lovers

Immerse yourself in sound and style with these products perfect for your own personal listening room.

Cut the Cord with the Best Wireless Headphones for Running

It's easier to get in the zone with your favorite tunes when you don't have to worry about pesky wires.

How Bose Sleepbuds ‘Non-headphones’ Promise a Better Night’s Sleep

Replace snoring partners or screaming babies with soothing sounds to help you fall (and stay) asleep.

The Best Funk Songs for Getting Down

From roller rinks to velvet lounges, funk is the grout between the tiles of life that keeps our bathtub all sparkly, scrubba-dub-dub fun.

New Music Preview: Blood Orange, Ohmme, and Wild Nothing

August has plenty of new album releases in store, but there are three particular records coming out this month that we can’t wait to hear.

Ever Heard of a Cigar Box Guitar? This Book Teaches You How to Build One.

Known as the "poor man's guitar," these DIY instruments are low on cost but big on sound, according to author and musician Shane Speal.

New Music Preview: Bob Moses, The Chills, and Cypress Hill

September has plenty of new album releases in store, but there are three particular records coming out this month that we can’t wait to hear.

Workout Playlist: The Best Songs for Getting Pumped About Pumping Iron

Our workout playlist on Spotify has been audio-engineered to get you started on — and help you stick to — your new fitness routine.

The Perfect Party Playlist for When It’s Time to Dim the Lights

Once everyone's eaten and the booze-infused blood of your crowd starts pumping, it's time to dim those lights way down and put on some good tunes.
Fashion & Style

Casio Announces New G-Shock X Gorillaz Watch Collection

In honor of Casio G-Shock's 35th anniversary, the timepiece specialists have released a tantalizing collaboration with one of the world’s most successful virtual acts.