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Minimum VitalAudio CD
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Product Details

  • Audio CD (June 8, 2004)
  • Original Release Date: March 1, 2004
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Musea
  • ASIN: B0002EAU8Q
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #864,758 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Editorial Reviews

MINIMUM VITAL is certainly amongst the most original bands from the Eighties Progressive rock scene: twin brothers Thierry & Jean-Luc PAYSSAN mix art-rock influences from YES, guitar parts as fluid as Mike OLDFIELD's, an amazing virtuosity coming from jazz-rock fusion, many innovations and a deep mark from medieval and southern European traditional musics. This French band has built its own style, marked by a huge identity and originality, and is now recognized as a reference in itself. "Envol Triangles/Les Saisons Marines" gathers the first audio-cassette (1985) and the first vinyl (1987). Beautiful album recorded on the Musea label, "Sarabandes" (1990) reflects the strong personality of the band. MINIMUM VITAL is not far from equalling masters such as YES or CAMEL. "La Source" (1993) sees the inclusion of female singer Sonia NEDELEC and her counterpart Jean-Baptiste FERRACCI. They use a language of her own, melting Latin, Occitan (A dialect from the South of France) and Portuguese. The live video "Les Mondes De..." allows to understand better the strange attraction that charmed the American audience, reputedly very demanding, during the 51 minutes that the Los Angeles' ProgFest 1994 performance lasted. It comprises pieces from the three first albums, as well as unreleased tracks. "Esprit D'Amor" (1997) is a complete renewal of the genre, letting the usual apart. "Au Cercle De Pierre..." (1997) allows the listener to appreciate the charisma and the energy of the band on stage. The CD includes twelve titles, two of them being unreleased (One studio track), and is completed by a multimedia part (With biography, music and video). After a seven-year silence, so hard to stand even with the VITAL DUO experience, MINIMUM VITAL is eventually back with a new studio opus. "Atlas" (2004) continues the same way, bettering its style. Not to be missed !

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5.0 out of 5 stars A Band With Real Life Signs! March 23, 2006
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Seti is a band that is really worth listening to. Quite amazing progressive rock from a band that comes from Chile. You would really never know it by listening, as they sound more like a great prog band from England or Sweden. The musicianship is top-notch, the songs well-crafted, and the vocals sound amazingly like Greg Lake or John Wetton. Lots of synth keyboards that create some really nice atmospheres. The CD reminds me a bit of the K2 project "Book of the Dead" from last year although the guitarist sounds more like Steve Hackett than Allan Holdswoth, and there is no violin, yet they definately have their own sound. I am really looking forward to hearing more from these guys, but meanwhile I am really enjoying listening to this CD! Highly recommended. Nice cover art too!
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