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Minimum Vital


Eclectic Prog

2.94 | 41 ratings

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3 stars The opening minutes of this album makes me believe I am in for a drive in Zeuhl Road. But the road soon expires and the new road is called.......... well, it is a street without a name.

This is the second proper studio album from Minimum Vital and the follow up to their debut album Sarabandes. It is pretty obvious the band is still looking for their identity on La Source. The music is based on both keyboards and soaring electric guitar solos. There are also some medieval music based vocals here too. Everything here sounds competent and good enough.

This album starts out as a zeuhl album and it is trundles nicely along in a fusion-light tempo with some influences from medieval music, rock, zeuhl and symphonic prog (aka Camel). The music is good throughout. It is also inoffensive and is lacking both teeth and identity. Play this music to me blindfolded and I would never ever guess the origin of this music. I cannot even pick up a great song here. It has some very good melody lines inbetween the more anonymous stuff. And that is all I can say about it. Good, but not great.

3 star

toroddfuglesteg | 3/5 |


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