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ESPRIT D'AMOR

Minimum Vital

 

Eclectic Prog

3.75 | 40 ratings

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toroddfuglesteg
4 stars I have been following this French band with interest since the interview I did with them some months ago. Their first albums was promising, but nothing more.

The opening song, the title track no less, is an uplifting song somewhere between Magma and the B 52s. An excellent song with Sonia Nedelec demoting the Payssan brothers to backing singers. Sonia does a wonderful job throughout the album and her vocals is exactly what the doctors ordered for this band.

It is obvious that Minimum Vital draws on the rich French prog rock tradition throughout this album. From Ange to Magma. The songs are great throughout. They are also very varied and offers a wide variety of melody lines and landscapes. The album goes from cathedral like rousing symphonic prog like pieces to more toned down baroque pastoral pieces. There are also plenty of folk rock pieces here too.

Every pieces of the jigsaw puzzle falls into place on this album and it is one of the best French albums I have heard this year. A highly recommended album it is.

4 stars

toroddfuglesteg | 4/5 |

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