Scherzoo - 05 CD

SKU 33-Lizard 063
Francois Thollot-bass
Antony Pontet-electric piano, organ, synths
Grégoire Plancher-electric piano, mellotron
Clement Curaudeau-drums

This is the fifth release by Scherzoo, the excellent band helmed by multi-instrumentalist and composer Francois Thollot.
This continues in the same vein as the last one but goes further towards the Canterbury sound; you can still hear the group’s zeuhl roots, but a lot of this reminds me a bit of “Mainstream” by Quiet Sun (minus Manzanera) with a touch of Present. Excellent stuff!

“05 is both a fresh new start for Scherzoo and a natural evolution of the keyboards driven formula introduced in its last album.
Mostly recorded in a live setting, this is the sound of a band brimming with confidence, benefiting from the stability of its line-up and strengthened by four years of playing together. Signing with Lizard Records marks a important new step for the French quartet, a perfect fit since the open mindedness of the Italian label joins perfectly the band’s desire to broaden its musical horizons.
Fender Rhodes and organ are still the main focus, but the addition of Mellotrons, synthesisers, Clavinet or acoustic piano results in the sonically most refined and diverse Scherzoo album to date, which will strongly appeal to all lovers of vintage keyboards.
"05" brings also another voice (sort of speak for an all instrumental music !) with leader François Thollot sharing for the first time the compositional duties with keyboardist Grégoire Plancher, who contributes with two original numbers. Blending effortlessly Avant-prog, Canterbury flavoured sound or Classic Prog, and reaching its climax with the epic 14 minutes of «Tsunami», the eight tracks explores both darkness and light, taking the listener through a musical trip full of twist and turns and memorable melodic ideas.”
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