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Minimum Vital


Eclectic Prog

2.94 | 41 ratings

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2 stars This album was quite a deception for me. The French ''Minimum Vital'' developed a very much jazz-rock influenced music in this album. This was already the case during their re-released debut effort ''Envol Triangles - Les Saisons Marines''.

''La Source'' is mostly instrumental and offers little real great and inspired moments. Melody and symphony are definitely not a strong asset from this band. Fine rocking moments are still available, like during the upbeat ''Mystical West'' which is my favourite song from this work. Complexly structured (as most of their music), it offers a more accessible side, more melodic (flute) angle. But it is almost the last track from this work.

This band could never really reach fame (unless an esteemed one). While you would listen to this sort of record, you can easily understand why. These musicians are of course very skilled, but the type of music being played here can't really be enthusiastic to my ears.

Skilled music for a very small audience to which I do not belong. Two stars.

ZowieZiggy | 2/5 |


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