Present were a Belgian chamber-rock/Zeuhl ensemble that was initially active during the first half of the 1980s. The band was headed by erstwhile Univers Zéro guitarist Roger Trigaux and also included ongoing UZ drummer Daniel Denis, who concurrently played in Art Zoyd while recording the debut Present album Triskaidékaphobie, released in 1980 on Atem. A […]

Univers Zéro

Univers Zéro is a Belgian chamber-rock/Zeuhl ensemble that has been sporadically active since the mid-1970s. Led from its inception by drummer Daniel Denis, the group released five albums between 1977 and 1986. After a decade-length pause in activity, the nameplate relit at the cusp of the millennium. Members: Daniel Denis (drums, keyboards), Guy Segers (bass, […]


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, […]


Weidorje were a French Zeuhl band that released a self-titled album on Cobra in 1978. The project was headed by once-and-future Magma members Bernard Paganotti and Patrick Gauthier, who both played on the 1976 album Üdü Ẁüdü, which featured a song called “Weidorje.” Members: Bernard Paganotti (bass, vocals), Patrick Gauthier (keyboards), Kirt Rust (drums), Jean-Philippe […]


Vortex were a French Zeuhl band that released a self-titled album on JBP in 1975, followed by the popular Les Cycles de Thanatos on F.L.V.M. in 1979. Members: Jean-Pierre Vivante (keyboards), Jacques Vivante (bass), Jean-Francois Trouillet (flute, 1975-77), Gerard Jolivet (saxophone, clarinet), Francois Gerald (drums, 1975-77), Maurice Sonjon (vibraphone, xylophone, 1976-79), Alain Chaleard (xylophone, vibraphone, […]


Vertø was a French electronic/Zeuhl project headed by guitarist Jean-Pierre Grasset and featuring contributions by Benoît Widemann and members of Potemkine. The project yielded two albums on the experimental small-press labels Pôle and Fléau between 1976 and 1978. Members: Jean-Pierre Grasset Discography: Krig / Volubilis (1976) Reel 19.36 (1978)

Art Zoyd

Art Zoyd were a French avant-garde/chamber-rock ensemble that was active from the dawn of the 1970s through the early 21st century. Between 1976 and 1987, the band released seven albums of original material. During the 1990s, they sporadically issued soundtracks. Members: Rocco Fernandez (guitar, vocals, 1969-75), Patrick Zoltek (guitar, 1969-71), Jean-Paul Dulion (bass, 1969-71), Claude […]


Pataphonie were a French experimental/improve band that released an eponymous album on Pôle in 1975, followed by the Zeuhl-influenced Le Matin Blanc on self-press FeeriMusic in 1979. Members: André Viaud (guitars), Gilles Rousseau (drums, percussion), Pierre Demouron (bass, double bass), Bernard Audureau (piano), Alain Seve (saxophone) Discography: Pataphonie (1975) Le Matin Blanc (1979)

Paga Group

Paga Group was a French Zeuhl band headed by erstwhile Magma/Weidorje bassist Bernard Paganotti. Originally known as Paga, the band released a self-titled album on CREAM Records in 1985. Two further albums under the suffixed nameplate appeared on Bleu Citron between 1988 and 1993. Members: Bernard Paganotti, Bertrand Lajudie, Claude Salmieri, Eric Séva, François Laizeau, […]


Nyl were a French psych-rock/Zeuhl band that released a self-titled album on Urus in 1976. Members: Michel Peteau (guitar), Stéphane Rossini (drums, vocals) Discography: Nyl (1976)


Magma are a French chamber-rock/zeuhl band from Paris, formed in 1969 by drummer and keyboardist Christian Vander. During the 1970s, the band released six proper studio albums and a live disc on the Philips, Vertigo, Utopia, and Eurodisc labels. Members: Christian Vander (drums, vocals, piano, electric piano), Laurent Thibault (electric bass, 1969), Francis Moze (electric […]


Eskaton were a French Zeuhl/chamber-rock band that self-released three albums and a standalone single between 1979 and 1983. Members: Marc Rozenberg (bass, keyboards), Gérard Konig (drums, 1970-84), Alain Blesing (guitar, 1970-79), Xavier de Raymond (keyboards, 1970-79), André Bernardi (guitar, bass, 1973-present), Eric Guillaume (keyboards, 1973-79), Paule Kleynnaert (vocals, 1973-84), Amara Tahir-Konig (vocals, 1973-84), Gilles Rozenberg […]

Eider Stellaire

Eider Stellaire were a French Zeuhl/jazz-rock band that self-released two eponymous albums between 1981 and 1986, followed by a third album on Musea in 1987. Members: Michel Le Bars (drums), Jean-Claude Delachat (guitar), Patrick Singery (bass), Pierre Gérard-Hirne (piano, organ), Véronique Perrault (vocals), Pierre Minvielle-Sébastia (synthesizer), Ann Stewart (vocals), Marie-Anne Le Bars (flute), Michel Moindron […]


Dün was a French Zeuhl/chamber-rock band that self-released the album Eros in 1981. Members: François Teillard (guitar), Laurent Bertaud (drums), Pascal Vandenbulcke (flute), Jacques Bretonniere (piano), Michel Blancart (bass), Thierry Tranchant (bass), Philippe Portejoie (saxophone), Jean Geeraerts (guitar), Bruno Sabathe (piano), Alain Termol (percussion), Christian Mellier (bass), Christian Dupont (saxophone) Background Dün evolved from Vegetaline […]