OZMA at The Cutting Room
Wed, November 2, 2022
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OZMA, the impetuous drummer Stéphane Scharlé’s quintet, is back with its 7th album, HYPERLAPSE. It is a captivating and jubilant roadmap dedicated to the ten cities visited by the group during an incredible tour in 2018 which earned OZMA the distinction of being one of the most exported French artists along with Youn Sun Nah and Tigran Hamasyan («Succès Export 2018»).
56 concerts in 13 countries, from Europe and Africa to Asia, a year-long world tour which was overwhelming for the composer Stéphane Scharlé, and inspired this magnetic sound-fresco in ten stops.
The ten compositions of this new opus were, for the most part, sketched ahead of the trips, like fantasized memories of adventures to come, then refined and enriched in light of the experiences lived and the energy felt on the spot....