MINIMAL CRIMINAL is a psygressive trance project from Brazil currently based in Israel and operated by Valerio Zhyin. Valerio performs unique live sets with the alien costume,live MIDI drumming, and theremin. Valerio Zhyin and Bruno Echoes started the project in 2004 in Rio de Janeiro. As of 2014 the official Minimal Criminal is Valerio Zhyin. In 2007 Valerio moved out of Brazil. For years , Bruno and Valerio performed as Minimal Criminal separately and would occasionally collaborate on a track together.