At first instinct it seems handy to label Le Minus as a Primus follower and probably this French trio would not even consider themselves insulted, but listening throughout “Make My Day”, beside the obvious Les Claypool influences, Le Minus incorporates in their vivid musical universe elements which lead back to bands such as Mordred, Infectious Grooves, Fishbone, Living Colour and Rush. Sometimes getting wickeder and more Metal fueled (“Playing With Echoes”, “One Parachute”), the band forged some furious heavy riffs to combine them with some twisted funky grooves and crazy rhythmic structures finding the perfect balance between heaviness and fluidity, precision and wildness, complexity and efficiency.
Lord Murray, sing and play the bass pretty close in Les Claypool’s manner; Captain’ Yo have those Primus flavored crazy solos, but also deliver some serious riffs while drummer MOX is responsible for the solid structural and rhythmical bases of the trio. 9 tracks, a wild, colorful incursion in the experimental/avant-garde outer limits of Rock/Metal, an explosive fusion of energy and power, colors and flavors, murderous grooves, perfectly suitable for the fans of Claypool and Primus, but not only, more conventional/conservator listeners, fans of Rush for instance, may find this pretty exciting.
The band has released their debut 3-tracks EP in 2009 entitled “Rancour is a gift”, and one year later they released their debut full-length album, “The Book Of V”. In 2012, Le Minus released their second album, “Make my day”, a contorted, but colorful trip out of the gray comfort zone of excessively patterned nowadays music!
01 – Next
02 – Told You So
03 – Playing With Echoes
04 – Never Forgive, Never Forget
05 – My First And Only Lesson
06 – Castle Doctrine
07 – One Parachute
08 – Chaos Rains
09 – Journey’s End