"Guilty"
CD
1. Guilty
2. No Secret
3. Binagwe
4. Ba Wela
5. Kinshasa
6. My Shoes
7. Sans Musik

After the release of the groundbreaking "Noir et Blanc" album, Zazou Bikaye became a touring band. Their music started shifting towards a kind of electronic afro-funk. They released a mini-album entitled "Mr Manager" (1986), and these two records reached cult hit status in the US clubs. The band played across Europe and the States.


Entitled "Guilty", their last album came out in 89 and pushed the Hot vs Cold, Robotic vs African paradox to the limit.


Here's a mix of press reactions:


"...a crossover between white funk, Zairean Rumba and robotic beats...techno-funk Voodoo... between Talking Heads and Front 242....Who came first: Zazou Bikaye or Prince ?... The perfect mix between the Tribal and the Digital.... Zazou Bikaye plead Guilty: we pray for a repeated offence !".


Unfortunately, there was be no repeated offence: Zazou and Bikaye were forerunners, they were widely respected and acclaimed, but their views on the possible musical evolution of the band began to diverge. A last series of concerts took place around the release of “Guilty” (with a band featuring several of the future members of FFF). Bikaye went on to work alone, while Zazou made a pause by recording a new album of chamber music (“Géologies”, which came out as part of the Made To Measure collection) before launching into the series of big, ambitious projects for which became widely known  “Nouvelles Polyphonies Corses”,  “Sahara Blue”, and  “Songs From The Cold Seas”.


Releases

ZAZOU BIKAYE - Noir et Blanc
ZAZOU BIKAYE
Noir et Blanc
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ZAZOU BIKAYE - Guilty
ZAZOU BIKAYE
Guilty
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ZAZOU BIKAYE - Mr Manager
ZAZOU BIKAYE
Mr Manager
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