Zao were a French Zeuhl ensemble that was active during the 1970s and again at sporadic intervals during subsequent decades. The band released five albums on Vertigo, Urus, and RCA between 1973 and 1977. Members: François Faton Cahen (piano, keyboards), Yochk’o Seffer (saxophone, clarinet, flute, tarogato, voice, piano, 1972-76, 1986, 1994, 2004-present), Mauricia Platon (vocals, […]

ZAO ‎– Kawana (1976)

Kawana is the fourth album by French Zeuhl ensemble Zao, released in 1976 on RCA Victor. Tracklist: A1. “Natura” (7:06) A2. “Tserouf” (8:53) A3. “F.F.F. (Fleurs for Faton)” (2:29) B1. “Kabal” (4:08) B2. “Sadie” (3:37) B3. “Free Folk” (10:39) CD bonus track: 7. “Salut Robert!” (12:48) Credits: François “Faton” Cahen — piano, fender rhodes electric […]

ZAO ‎– Osiris (1974)

Osiris is the second album by French Zeuhl ensemble Zao, released in 1974 on Disjuncta/Urus. Tracklist: A1. “Shardaz” (4:51) A2. “Isis” (9:35) B1. “Reinna” (4:26) B2. “Yog” (8:08) B3. “La Rhune” (4:10) CD bonus track: 6. “Montréal” (11:44) Credits: Yochko Seffer — saxophone, vocals François Cahen — keyboards Joël Dugrenot — bass, vocals Jean My […]

Zao – Z=7L (1973)

Z=7L is the debut album by French chamber-rock/Zeuhl combo Zao, released in 1973 on Vertigo. Tracklist: A1. “Marochsèk” (7:00) A2. “Ataturc” (6:00) A3. “Ronach” (5:00) B1. “Atart” (3:30) B2. “La soupe” (7:00) B3. “Satanyia” (7:30) Credits: Mauricia Platon — voice François “Faton” Cahen — piano, piano, composer, artwork Jeff Seffer — soprano saxophone, bass clarinet, […]