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.
French one-shot (from 1977) Rahmann plays in a fairly unique style, mixing fusion and Arabic flavours with a slight zeuhl feel courtesy of explosive bass lines and repetitive rhythmic patterns. Their music could be characterized as jazz fusion with zeuhl-associated musicians performing on it (Didier Lockwood and Liza Deluxe (Magma), and Gerard Prevost (Zao).
KOTEBEL aims to approach progressive music from the perspective of classical or "academic" music, mainly through the rigorous development of thematic material and the use of resources (e.g. harmonic) from periods like impressionism.
The French instrumental progressive fusion quartet PRIAM was founded out of the ashes of the late-eighties progressive rock group ARLEQUIN. Their music is complex with busy interaction between players.
Founded by former Elohim members, brothers Jean-Paul Trutet and Daniel Trutet, along with Delphine Douillard, and keyboard maestro Thierry Brandet. This would prove to be mainly a Brandet venture, as the Trutets did not stay for the second album. Brandet is also the primary composer.
There are two bands that go by the name 'Amenophis'. (1) Melodic Black Metal band Amenophis started to play in 1998 and recorded a demo, but "Heretic Solstice of Darkest Gleam" was never released and the band split up in 1999 for personal reasons.
An Australian progressive-rock band originally formed in 1966 as the 'Sebastian Hardie Blues Band', in 1973 became 'Sebastian Hardie' with members Mario Millo - Guitar, Vocals; Peter Plavsic - Bass Guitar; Alex Plavsic - Drums, Toivo Pilt - Keyboards.