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Minimum Vital / Vital Duo

Minimum Vital / Vital Duo
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Minimum Vital is a French band formed in 1983 by brothers Thierry and Jean-Luc Payssan. They mix art-rock influences from Yes, the instrumental virtuosity of fusion, influences from medieval and southern European traditional music, and modern innovations. Over their extensive catalog, the Payssans have recorded with a variety of different musicians in differing configurations, including as a two-piece called Vital Duo.
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Minimum Vital — Air Caravan Minimum Vital — Air Caravan
(Musea FGBG 5018, 2020, CD)
Minimum Vital — Pavanes Minimum Vital — Pavanes
(Musea FGBG-4945, 2015, 2CD)
Various Artists — Hur! Hommage à la Musique de Christian Vander Various Artists — Hur! Hommage à la Musique de Christian Vander
(Soleil Zeuhl 19-20, 2009, 2CD)
Minimum Vital — Capitaines Minimum Vital — Capitaines
(Musea FGBG 4817 AR, 2008, CD)
Minimum Vital — Atlas Minimum Vital — Atlas
(Musea FGBG 4533.AR, 2003, CD)
Vital Duo — Ex Tempore Vital Duo — Ex Tempore
(Musea FGBG 4322.AR, 2001, CD)
Various Artists — Un Voyage en Progressif Vol. 6 Various Artists — Un Voyage en Progressif Vol. 6
(Musea FGBG 4403.AR, 2001, CD)
Various Artists — Un Voyage en Progressif Vol. 1 Various Artists — Un Voyage en Progressif Vol. 1
(Musea FBBG 4287.AR, 1999, CD)
Minimum Vital — Au Cercle de Pierre Minimum Vital — Au Cercle de Pierre
(Musea FGBG 4229 AR, 1998, CD)
Minimum Vital — Esprit d'Amor Minimum Vital — Esprit d'Amor
(Musea FGBG 4209.AR, 1997, CD)
Various Artists — Le Meilleur du Progressif Instrumental Various Artists — Le Meilleur du Progressif Instrumental
(Musea FGBG 4170.AR, 1996, CD)
Various Artists — Progfest '94: Variety Arts Center - Los Angeles Various Artists — Progfest '94: Variety Arts Center - Los Angeles
(Musea FGBG 4154.AR, 1995, CD)
Minimum Vital — La Source Minimum Vital — La Source
(Musea FGBG 4075AR, 1993, CD)
Minimum Vital — Sarabandes Minimum Vital — Sarabandes
(Musea FGBG 4014, 1990, CD)
Minimum Vital — Envol Triangles / Les saisons Marines Minimum Vital — Envol Triangles / Les saisons Marines
(Musea FGBG 4050. AR, 1988/1992, CD)
Minimum Vital — Les Saisons Marines Minimum Vital — Les Saisons Marines
(Musea FGBG 2012, 1988, LP)
Various Artists — Enchantement Various Artists — Enchantement
(Musea FGBG 4006, 1987/1989, CD)
Minimum Vital — Envol Triangles Minimum Vital — Envol Triangles
(Carat CA 3322, 1985, MC)

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