Sad indeed. Zazou was fantastic and I was not aware he was ill. >From ZNR through “Gelogies” and, yes, “Sahara Blue”, he infused really profound dreamy soundscapes with shards of exquisite melody. Hector Zazou used an extremely broad palette, but often peeled everything away to reveal small instrument groupings that were by turns funny, disturbing, frothy, and all shades in between.
He will be much missed. Au revoir.
Sad, sad new.
One of my favourite Zazou's works is Sahara Blue (with collaborations by Depardieu, Sylvian, Sakamoto, amongst others), great atmospheres (http://www.lastfm.it/music/Hector+Zazou/Sahara+Blue?autostart).
See you, Hector.