Minimum Vital

Progressif Rock since 1982

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Founded in 1982 by the twin-brothers Thierry and Jean-Luc Payssan, the band Minimum Vital created a singular musical landscape, sophisticated and luminous.

Loyal heir from the classic progressive rock of the 70's, responsible of a massive discography (10 albums on french MUSEA label), and having toured outside of France and overseas, they are sailing between Rock music, Progressive, Celtic and Medieval: all of this reaching toward an imaginary folklore wich melted recently with some oriental influences.

A music of sharing.....

  • Jean-Luc Payssan : guitares, percussions
  • Thierry Payssan : claviers, percussions
  • Éric Rebeyrol : basse, pédalier, saz

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Hugues le loup, Video Clip

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The basis of this piece comes from a recurring motif by Jean Luc on guitar, which we used to play in rehearsal, in an obstinate way. I don’t know why, it evoked stories of wolves, and we improvised amusing words on this theme. Moreover, there was this TV film that we saw in 1975, in […]

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Saint Petersbourg (final version)

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This piece has a long history. It was part of the many stuff recorded by Jean Luc and myself during the year 1986, which preceded the recording of “Les Saisons Marines”. There have been several versions, never played live, until MINIMUM VITAL “retrospective” evening in Eysines, in October 1997. It was presented there as a […]

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