(Soleil 28 // CD)
As the titles says, this is Scherzoo second album. It clearly follows the footsteps of “01” published in 2011 & recorded by the same line-up (Anthony Béard (bass), François Mignot (guitar), Jeremy Van Quackebeke (piano), Guillaume Lagache (sax) & François Thollot (drums).
As for “01”, the album has a couple of tracks previously featured in Thollot’s 1st solo album (“Ceux d’en face” – 2002) but here re-written, re-arranged and in the end vastly improved.
The music of Scherzoo sums up the numerous influences of Thollot : RIO, Zeuhl, Canterbury etc..
This will be the last Scherzoo CD with this line-up as since the recording the guitar player has left and is now replaced by a violin player – bringing another sonic picture of the band. To be continued…