Minimum Vital

Progressif Rock since 1982

The biography, year by year

year 2006

Avec Christian Decamps

VITAL DUO with Christian Decamps (from ANGE).

HIGHLANDS N° 31 / interview with Jean-Luc Payssan

Compilation "Odyssey : the greatest tale" (Musea)

The triple collective album "Odyssey" is released on Musea.

Recording and mixing of "La Dawotsïn" for the tribute compilation "Hamtaï !".

Recording of the new album "Capitaines" by Minimum Vital.

Apearance of Jean-Luc and Thierry during "ANGE convention" on song "ballade pour une orgie".

year 2005


Jean-Luc and his lute.

Classical guitar playing in the open air...

Jean-Luc Payssan



CD "Pierrots & Arlequins". Ref Musea FGBG 4627.




Recording and mixing sessions of the album by Jean-Luc Payssan at Vital Musique studio.

The album Pierrots & Arlequins is released.

Start of the writing sessions for the original song included in the tribute album to Magma for Welcome records.

year 2004

Thierry, Eric, Didier, Jean-Luc

MINIMUM VITAL 2004. From left to right : Thierry Payssan / Eric Rebeyrol / Didier Ottaviani / Jean-Luc Payssan.

Jean-Luc, Sarlat 2004


Release of Minimum Vital album "Atlas".

Recording of "Odyssey - chapter 8" in Vital Musique studio.

Writing of new material for the next album of Vital Duo (or Minimum Vital ?).

year 2003



DVD Le Jardin hors du temps / VITAL DUO + re-release of video Les Mondes de MINIMUM VITAL (Musea)

VITAL DUO live 2003

Mixing work on "Atlas".

Release of the DVD "Le Jardin Hors Du Temps" by Vital Duo
Vital Duo concerts.

Appearance of Minimum Vital for the Prog'Sud 2003 near Marseille, thanks to the band Eclat.

Start of the work upon a 25 min long track for the Colossus & Musea project "Odyssey".

year 2002


Video "Le jardin hors du temps" (VITAL DUO)

 CRESCENDO festival 17/08/2002
Vital Duo

CRESCENDO festival 17/08/2002
Vital Duo

Thierry works upon the show "Sonnailles" directed par friend Erik Baron.

Recording of Atlas" in Vital Musique studio.

Work on the Vital Duo DVD with Gilles Pialat, recorded live in the Mussonville chapel, including one bonus (remastered video of Minimum Vital "Worlds of...").

year 2001

VITAL DUO at the Baja Prog of Mexicali (Mexico), march 2001.

VITAL DUO at the Baja Prog Festival of Mexicali (Mexico), march 2001.

Concerts by Vital Duo, among which Baja Prog' 2001 in Mexicali (Mexico).

Release of the 1st album of VITAL DUO "Ex Tempore".

CD Ex Tempore by VITAL DUO (Musea records)

CD Ex Tempore by VITAL DUO. Ref Musea FGBG 4322.

Purchase of studio equipment to create "Vital Musique" studio.

Vital Duo / Jean-Luc Mexique 2001

Vital Duo / Thierry Mexique 2001

Beginning of the recording o

f new MINIMUM VITAL album Atlas (drums parts), in PRO SYSTEM studio.