Sep 13, 2008

HECTOR ZAZOU "Reivax Au Bongo" (FRA, 1986)


With threads thrown in separate time-labyrinths and differently directed pathlines Hector Zazou draws the maps of his imagination. He makes up countries (BONGO) and puts characters (REIVAX) acting, following uncertain indications, running after illusions, magnetized by the plot of the dreams. Music is the five oceans sea that surrounds these imaginary scenes, while photographer XAVIER LAMBOURS gives them the life of light...
Unjustly low acclaimed among Zazou`s amazing works, and personally speaking perhaps my favourite,
REIVAX AU BONGO returned in my ears after long absence, via digital, just recently. It is, with no second thought, a gem to share with others immediately.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

One of the best ever! Thanks for any Zazou!

Monschau

QEF said...

sadly Hector Zazou died on september 8th - lets listen and enjoy the music he left us...

Anonymous said...

Too bad! This is a great post and much of his music was wonderful.

Anonymous said...

He was an overlooked genius. His music has never ceased to amaze. Traite de Mecanique Populaire and Reivaux au Bongo are timeless and brilliant.

smokey tazawa