I Me Mine
No it's not a Beatles song from 1970 but a group from Toulouse. After their first album, I Mine Me returns with "Ellipsis", ten new pop songs extravagantly sixties. It promises something very rhythmic if you look at their influences: Supertramp, The Prodigy or Tame Impala.
The three boys (Fred - guitar, Sam - bass, Guillaume - drums) display their hybrid universe: an electrically irresistible psychedelic electric sound.
After an eponymous debut in which the trio wandered in the history of pop culture, they come back with ten new songs and as many opportunities to unveil new facets of his personality.
Ellipsis is an album that sounds like a Sofia Coppola movie soundtrack. It's as if Supertramp, Electric Light Orchestra and had sex with Queen and the Beatles.
In short, the result is an indie-pop-rock- psyche with British references assumed. But all these influences are digested and not copied. It must be said at first listen that it sounds like good sixties pop with a lead male vocal, licked melodies, remarkable arrangements and in particular the backing harmonies.
It's an album full of good ideas and good surprises, the Toulouse even offers the pleasure of a big feature on the title Expectations, featuring none other than keyboard wizard, Hervé Salters better known under the pseudonym of General Elektriks to accompany them.
So, yes, we can read everything about I Me Mine. Or we can just close our eyes and shut up, let the imprint of a force of musical nature pass through our veins and neurons, and enjoy ecstasy. "Ellipsis" is a masterpiece, it's a fact; but it is above all, very clear evidence that the harmonic intelligence has not completely disappeared. And to say that it is good nowadays.
A great album that makes you want to discover and follow the continuation of the adventure of this group!