Minimum Vital

Progressif Rock since 1982

All recordings and Videos, since day one

2016    Connexions

Musea: FGBG 9039

2016 - CD

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Available march 2016

St André de Cubzac - 2012 - Salle du Champ de Foire

  • 1 Yassim

Bègles – 2014 - Chapelle Mussonville

  • 2 Salvé - Maria Flies
  • 3 La Basse Danse
  • 4 Soul Song
  • 5 Djin Alzawat
  • 6 Ariana - Suite Ibérique
  • 7 A La Francesca
  • 8 Pour Le Temps Présent
  • 9 Jongleries

Bègles – 2015 - Salle A. Delteil

  • 10 Danse Villageoise
  • 11 Le Tourdion

Bergerac – 2015 - Le Rocksane

  • 12 Villages
  • 13 Maria Flies
  • 14 La Pavane
  • 15 Jongleries

Bonus tracks

  • 16 Javary & Montago
  • 17 Sur Tes Pas

Duration: about 80mn

Music : Jean Luc & Thierry Payssan
Arrangements : MINIMUM VITAL
Sound: Bertrand Amable et Thierry Payssan (Studio Vital Musique)
Video Mastering and Dvd Authoring : Gilles Pialat

Co produced by Vital Musique and Musea - 2016

The Band:
Thierry Payssan : Keyboards, Percussions
Jean-Luc Payssan : Guitars, Percussions
Eric Rebeyrol : bass, Cornet
Emmanuelle Troy: Voices (Guest on "Jongleries")

2016    Pavanes

Musea: FGBG 4945

2016 - CD

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"Minimum Vital have released the awesome Sarabandes and Esprit d'Amor, and Pavanes is almost as good. Pavanes, it's great folk and medieval music. For all fans of Gryphon, Jethro Tull or Mike Oldfield, here it is. From the groovy Ende Limbo, Le Tourdion and Chanter Toujours, the more rock Rodéo or Javary & Montago and the totally folk songs Soleil Dén, Suite Ibérique, Folkish or L'Enfance Des Sages. And more, it's a double album. Two discs, and theres no weak songs. The only default is that i'm not a big fan of medieval and folk music, so a double album of this sound it's a little bit too much for me. But it's still great, and the musicians are awesome."

From Progarchives.com, the ultimate progressive rock music website

CD 1 "Pavanes I"

  1. Javary & Montago +
  2. La Basse Danse
  3. Valadôn *
  4. La Pavane
  5. Rodéo
  6. Le Prisonnier Hollandais (trad.)
  7. Maria Flies
  8. Suite En Poussière De Lune
  9. Folkish
  10. Villages

CD 2 "Pavanes II"

  1. Saladin
  2. Yassim
  3. Sur Tes Pas *
  4. L’Enfance Des Sages
  5. Le Tourdion
  6. Chanter Toujours
  7. Ende Limbo +
  8. Soleil Dén °
  9. Suite Ibérique

Music : Jean Luc & Thierry Payssan
Arrangements : MINIMUM VITAL
Recorded and mixed at studio Vital Musique
Mastering : studio Globe Audio (Bordeaux)

Co produced by Vital Musique & Musea - 2015

The band :
Thierry Payssan : Keyboards, percussions, voices
Jean Luc Payssan : Acoustic & electric guitars, oud, saz, percussions, voices
Eric Rebeyrol : bass, saz, cornet

Guests :
+ : Gilles Pialat : batterie MIDI
* : Chfab : chant
° : Laure Mitou : chant

Photos : Kapriell / graphics : Philippe Poirier

"Minimum Vital have released the awesome Sarabandes and Esprit d'Amor, and Pavanes is almost as good. Pavanes, it's great folk and medieval music. For all fans of Gryphon, Jethro Tull or Mike Oldfield, here it is. From the groovy Ende Limbo, Le Tourdion and Chanter Toujours, the more rock Rodéo or Javary & Montago and the totally folk songs Soleil Dén, Suite Ibérique, Folkish or L'Enfance Des Sages. And more, it's a double album. Two discs, and theres no weak songs. The only default is that i'm not a big fan of medieval and folk music, so a double album of this sound it's a little bit too much for me. But it's still great, and the musicians are awesome."

From Progarchives.com, the ultimate progressive rock music website

2013    Au Cercle de Pierre & others Live Archives

Vital Musique: MVARCH01

2013 - CD

Eysines - Salle du Vigean - oct-4-1997

  1. Pour le Temps présent
  2. Zapatta!
  3. Sarabande N°1
  4. Ronde
  5. Song a Cinq
  6. Ce qui Soustient
  7. Esprit d'Amor (extrait)
  8. Au Cercle de Pierre J'ai dansé

Bonus Tracks

  1. Ronde (1985)
  2. En Transit (1986)
  3. La Scala (1988)
  4. Hymne et Dande (1991)
  5. Tabou (1993)
  6. Sarabande N°2 (1994)

2012    Chapitre 3 (DVD Live)

Musea: FGBG 9032

2012 - CD

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  1. Saladin
  2. Saltarello
  3. En Castille
  4. Rodéo
  5. L'Enfance Des Sages
  6. Le Tourdion
  7. La Basse Danse
  8. Fantaisie Pour Mandoline
  9. La Pavane

"Since 1985, brothers Thierry and Jean-Luc Payssan have been refining a crisply dynamic blend of medieval-inspired music with liberal quantities of vintage prog sounds rubbing up against Middle Eastern-infused modes. In lesser hands it could make for an ungainly stilistic mariage. Yet the seamless integration between ethnic and electronic instrumentation, combined with a stirring rhytmic momentum, makes for a bracing and enjoyable union. Many of the squeaky-synth settings and textures used by Thierry enjoy a Wakeman-esque flourish, sometimes revealling in a similarly opulent grandeur. Jean Luc coaxes frantic dervish-like melodies from his twin-neck 12 and six string Ovation guitar. A subtle Celtic/Breton inflection occasionally evokes the freewheeling pelt of Alan Stivell or Dan Ar Braz in the course of the six tightly-drilled pieces here. Augmented by three extra studio tracks and rehearsal footage, the virtues of their supple technique are elegantly expressed. Intelligent editing ensures the driving excitement of this French trio's music is experly and engagingly showcased. (Sid Smith - PROG magazine)"

Produced by : Gilles Pialat

2011    Dans la Maison Vide (T. Payssan)

Musea: FGBG 4867

2011 - CD

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  1. Le Vieux Cahier - (2'33)
  2. Promenade Intra-Muros - (4'44)
  3. Les Jours Heureux - (4'50)
  4. Nocturne I - (3'16)
  5. Juste Du Temps - (4'17)
  6. Entre Les Murs - (3'45)
  7. Fenêtre Aux Nuages Qui Filent - (2'43)
  8. V'la Le Bon Vent - (2'59)
  9. Lune Rousse - (4'08)
  10. Dans Un Songe - (0'46)
  11. Chanson Revisitée - (4'57)
  12. Dans Un Songe - Reprise - (1'03)
  13. La Galerie Aux Miroirs - (5'16)
  14. Nocturne II - (1'50)
  15. Cortège Aux Ames - (2'56)
  16. Au Matin - (2'29)

Recorded and mixed at Vital Musique

2009    Capitaines

Musea: FGBG 4817

2009 - CD

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  1. She Moves through the Fair
  2. Avec Uppsala
  3. Mauresque
  4. En Terre Etrangère
  5. La Croix de Bourghi Bando
  6. Le Chant de Gauthier
  7. En Superbo
  8. Capitaines
  9. La Route

Recorded and mixed in Vital Musique studio

2009    Hur!

Soleil Zeuhl: SZ 19-20

2009 - CD

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Tribute to the music of Christian Vander

  • Udü Wüdü - MINIMUM VITAL (ar. Jean-Luc & Thierry Payssan)

Jean-Luc Payssan : classical guitar, voice, percussions. Thierry Payssan : piano, synthé, voice, percussions. Eric Rebeyrol : bass, bow. Guest : Christian Coutzac : "ghost" voices

"Minimum Vital opens the 25-song set with a more buoyantly upbeat reading of the title track to Üdü Wüdü (Seventh, 1976), as nylon-string guitar, electric bass, and hand percussion support Kobaïan singing that possesses less of its inherent gravitas. (allaboutjazz.com)".

2007    Hamtaï

Welcome Records:

2007 - CD

Tribute to the music of Christian Vander

  • La Dawotsin - VITAL DUO (7'16)

(+ Eric Rebeyrol : bass guitar)