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Minimum Vital


Eclectic Prog

3.16 | 44 ratings

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5 stars MINIMUM VITAL OMNI! A slap in the face album for this avant-garde concept from a time when we could still listen and take the time to listen to music, in short! 1. Dance of wishes with keyboards sampling trumpets, 1st interrogation, me refractory to brass; ah a voice but what is this voice, la la; it swings, it jerks, it moves, Antoine uses his voice like an instrument and I love that; Thierry goes there with his 10 fingers by bringing the heady and bewitching air, by letting the sound immerse itself in our heads; Jean Luc comes to help him with this nervous, sharp guitar reminding me of a certain Ian from SAGA; the heavy riff denotes even more before a cottony jazzy break of the most progressive, MINIMUM VITAL that's it; finally enthusiastic end with this riff that makes me love 2. La villa emo soft progressive title on Thierry's synths, avant-garde and too recognizable introducing the incomparable air of the blood... of the sound of the Minimum; an orchestral journey from Occitan, rock, on YES yes Louis, a moment to savor, hold a flute, we are suddenly on the edge of the bucolic, of sensory sharing, of trance; emotion in bar until the arrival of a musical vocal, still in this language-newspeak-glossolalic, happiness again 3. The bucolic and burlesque worlds of Miranda or how to hear an innovative sound just with a few touches from the great Rick; it becomes France in the good sense of the term with the contribution of the accordion then the guitar becoming discreet and furious at the same time; once again it is the choirs that captivate; good.... I don't know but Miranda has this more to mix the music and the voices for a perfect osmosis; track that has aged and keeps its freshness, between folk troubadour and inventive jazz rock 4. Ann dey flon symphonic intro on rough piano for a while and the Occitan synth as if it had a particularity!! In short the title with a song... Andalusian, religious, Occitan... tick the right box; fresh, evolving, we would see ourselves moving like a kid; majestic air with rolling drums, angelic sounds ah... at 4 minutes it starts on a frenzied fantasy world of great beauty, honor to the synth, to the guitar, honor to the Payssan who send effortlessly towards limbo and reinforce their unique sound 5. Tabou pushes the nail even more...musically with this progressive, progressive, bottled art-rock track; thundering, seeming out of tune but so effective with this angry guitar; always this bombastic and well done mix between YES and jazzy, incredible; the sound is catchy, it reminds me of medieval games from the Middle Ages, from the time when sound could replace words; Antoine arrives gently, surreptitiously, nonchalantly with his instrumental voice to help us navigate beyond the frenetic sound; the symbiosis of synths, bass, drums and guitar brighten up the musical space; the final pleasurable climb sets off again on unknown lands before falling back on 6. What supports for the crazy hymn, yes the source can lead to Paradise if you are not careful; an interlude title for a religious tune that scares the hell out of you, keep your eyes open otherwise you risk leaving irretrievably and forever on their lands in Gironde 7. Mystical west goes even further in this intoxicating musical osmosis driving the point home between danceable groove and mediae-heavy-vale rhythmic, surprising and stirring; we can believe that it's a very stirring monolithic title, nah it suddenly explodes halfway through before falling like a ... good soufflé and drifting on a flamboyant jazzy-folklo-bizarroid track; who sings I don't know there, a woman surely the mystery will remain; the finale with the piano solo à la Jerry LEE LEWIS and Jean-Luc who strikes a final guitar blow 8. Source - Final to depart with death and life here, here, wish I proceed to understand their language; a majestic synth eyeing the medieval trumpet, a title that I had to put on replay for an hour, to the point where someone came knocking on my door thinking I was definitely asleep; in short the final coming to wake up my mind gone very far during the listening. (A few 5 for more titles!)
alainPP | 5/5 |


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