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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Envol Triangles 1985 – 1st album (Remastered 2016)

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In 1992, when Musea planned to release the two first albums of the band in one Cd, they were still recording La Source and all the energies (and the money too..) were aimed toward the current studio works. Then, no budget was available for a correct mastering of the two orignal albums and only a “quick […]