Soleil Zeuhl

"This double CD documents the pre-Shub Niggurath era of the bands who joined forces to create Shub Niggurath.

In the early 80s two bands (Apsara & Gorgonus), both from the southern suburbs of Paris, met & quickly became friends as they shared...

This release is by a Japanese duo that Alain of Soleil Zeuhl discovered. Yoshiyuki plays keyboards/synths/programming and Yoshihiro Yamaji plays guitar and bass. All of the drums are programmed, but they do a very good job of it, and this excellent deb...

This release is by a Japanese duo that Alain of Soleil Zeuhl discovered. Yoshiyuki plays keyboards/synths/programming and Yoshihiro Yamaji plays guitar and bass. All of the drums are programmed, but they do a very good job of it, and this excellent...

Second release by this instrumental Japanese duo of Yoshiyuki Nakamima-piano, organ, keyboards, bass guitar and Yoshihiro Yamaji-guitar. Their debut was a very good first effort, but it suffered from having programmed drums. It had some of the best...

Rational Diet were a chamber rock/RIO-styled band from Belarus, who released 3 very well liked albums on the AltrOck label. They seem to have imploded somewhat nastily, with the result being two bands arising from the ashes: Five-Storey Ensemble and....

BBI is Philippe Bussonet on bass (Magma's magnificent bassist since 1995, as well as one of the powers behind One Shot), Jean-Claude Buire on drums (drummer for Offering in the late 1980s) and Laurent Imperato on guitar (a founding member of Xaal...

This is the second release by this excellent jazz/rock/zeuhl band, led by drummer, vocalist & composer Serge Bringolf. His first album was entitled Strave and then when he formed a more permanent band, the band became known as Strave. The sound is a...

For those who take communion at the altar of Zeuhl, the small but completely excellent Soleil Zeuhl label always deliver the goods. But now, they've completely outdone themselves by finally presenting a reissue of the most desired, never-before...

"Now that ONE SHOT has split, this is the very first project of an ex-member to see the light. The band is led by drummer Daniel Jeand'Heur.

The music itself, while firmly connected to the classic One Shot sound (a heavy bass, explosive drums, Fender Rhodes, long tracks), also features a horn section.

The result, as you may expect from such a band, is a bridge between the most electric jazz-rock bands and prog. But the real sensation here is the inclusion of occasional vocals that add a...

"Reissue of an obscure underground French album from 1980. NOA features a histrionic female vocalist, piping the French language and enunciating syllables just like another instrument. The music of Noa is of the jazzy Zeuhl variety, with plenty of sax...

While they last, these are half the usual price - but ONLY while they last...

"Reissue of an obscure underground French album from 1980. NOA features a histrionic female vocalist, piping the French language and enunciating syllables just like...

"Olive Mess is a band from Latvia (ex-USSR) that plays a very original progressive music. The line-up features guitar ( electric, classic, baroque ), bass, keyboards, drums, occasional sax, and a superb soprano female singer. Olive Mess was founded by...

"Reissue of a rare as hell lp from 1978 (reaches $1,000 + on eBay) issued in micro quantity only in Corsica (a French Island located between France & Italy). Strongly rooted into mediterranean culture, Rialzu's sole recording is a highly original...

I just saw these guys in Paris and they totally KILLED it from beginning to end!

This is the second album by the fine quintet of composer/drummer/multi-instrumentalist François Thollot. He is a real talent and he has two previous albums on SZ...

Scherzoo is the band led by composer/multi-instrumentalist François Thollot. He is a real talent and has made fine albums completely on his own, but being the 'band guy' that I am, I like to see & hear him working with other musicians...

This band was discovered several years ago when they released a small number of really short musical snippets via their webpage and everyone's zeuhl-radar went into overdrive. Mixing a classic zeuhl sound with an original slant, this features female...

I just saw these folks in Paris at the Soleil Zeuhl festival, and they were unbelievably great and also quite cosmically intense in a spiritual way. They performed this album and it's a revelation!

One of the highlights of 2007 was the debut...

Shub Niggurath were a brilliant, very dark, French Zeuhl band. The original line-up (the only line-up that matters, imo) featured Alain Baullaud-bass, Franck Coulaud-drums, Franck Fromy-guitar, percussion, Jean-Luck Hervé-piano, harmonium, Ann Stewart-vocals and Veronique Verdier-trombone.
They seemingly burst out of nowhere with their stunning debut album on Musea (Musea's first release) "Les Morts Vont Vite" and then disappeared back into whatever dark hell had inspired them in the first place...

"This is the band's 7th full album - they have been around for nearly 30 years now and have always been difficult to classify, playing a weird mix of electronics, 80's RIO & post-punk music. Just like Ptose, another French band of the era, they have...

Excellent instrumental Zeuhl album by Franois on guitar and piano, but, unlike his first allbum, where he played all the instruments himself, this features a crack rhythm section: Philippe Bussonnet (Magma, One Shot) on bass and Daniel Jeandheur (One S...

Excellent instrumental Zeuhl album by Franois on guitar and piano, but, unlike his first allbum, where he played all the instruments himself, this features a crack rhythm section: Philippe Bussonnet (Magma, One Shot) on bass and Daniel Jeandheur (One S...

"The 3rd album of this great band whose guitar player is Frank Fromy (Shub Niggurath 1st period). This new recording shows the band in superb form, dropping over Gotham their dark, heavy & intense Crimsonian post-atomic music. Fantastic playing from...

This is the second release by Unit Wail, the group which brought forth the long awaited return to music of Franck Fromy, who was the founder and leader of the rightly legendary dark French zeuhl band Shub Niggurath. The sound here is heavy and dark...

Released by the always excellent Soleil Zeuhl label and given who appears on here, you won't be surprised to learn that this is a mostly excellent and very entertaining take on the music of Christian Vander. All tracks previously unreleased and

Released by the always excellent Soleil Zeuhl label and given who appears on here, you won't be surprised to learn that this is a mostly excellent and very entertaining take on the music of Christian Vander. All tracks previously unreleased and

Xing Sa is a trio offshoot of Setna, featuring Nicolas Goulay : rhodes / minimoog / organ, Christophe Blondel : fender bass, Nicolas Candé : drums. It's a really good trio Zeuhl/fusion album; maybe think of it as Setna channeling One Shot, but in a...