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Minimum Vital


Eclectic Prog

3.72 | 45 ratings

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Tarcisio Moura
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4 stars Very, very interesting band from France that makes quite an original sound. It is unique and still quite accessible and melodic. Itīs hard to label them because their use of many different thythms and sounds make it hard to even compare them to other bands. I donīt belive anyone else is doing anything like them. There is salsa, bossa nova, jazz, traditional french music and a whole pallete of other sounds, all mixed together with melodic compositions that are beautifully crafted and very well sung by both lead singers, alternating male and female vocals. Prog music indeed!

The production is quite good, not exceptional, but good anyway. I specially liked the mixing, because these kind of sound is full of subtle details that could easily end up lost if this would be badly done. Fortunatly this is not the case. The tracklist is varied and there is no filler at all. All the musicians are masters of their instrument but ther is no gratuitous display of virtuosity any time. Itīs technique used for the sake of the songs.

If youīre looking for something that is different, but still accessible, melodic and in song form, try this CD. You wonīt be disappointed. Highly recommended! 4,5 stars.

Tarcisio Moura | 4/5 |


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