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Le Reveil 07:25
XZ/02 08:37
Tsunami 14:10


"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.


released October 10, 2020

Clément Curaudeau: Drums
Anthony Pontet: Electric Piano, Organ, Synths
Grégoire Plancher: Electric Piano, Mellotron
François Thollot: Bass

All compositions by François Thollot exept "XZ/02" and "Baron Perché" by Grégoire Planchet

Recorded and Mixed by Yann Van Eijk
Mastered by Raphaël Léger

Artwork by Blériotte

Thank You: Loris Furlan, Boris Cassone, Le Bar des Capucins, and all our friends who made this possible

Open Mind-Lizard (P) 2020


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François Thollot Lyon, France

SCHERZOO is an Avant-Prog / Zeuhl / RIO /canterbury band founded by the composer / multi-instrumentalist François THOLLOT around 2005.

Line-up since 2017:
François Thollot: Bass, Composition
Clement Curaudeau: Drums
Gregoire Plancher: Electric Piano
Anthony Pontet: Electric Piano, Organ

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