╏ Feel ╏
Rhythmic catchy, pop sounds, Rhodes and analogue synths, the trio, I Me Mine, takes us into a psychedelic atmosphere through their album, Ellipsis which closes with the unforgettable song, “Feel“.
The track opens with an acoustic strum — it could almost be The Verve, is wonderfully moody with a stunningly arranged backdrop. It even breaks out into a Radiohead Ok Computer wannabe. The inventive and tormented opus turns, again and again, leaving us suspended without understanding where we are or how we feel.
At times you hear Supertramp, 10CC, mid 80’s Sparks, but you also can relate it to more modern masters like Tame Impala and Ooberon. The lack of guitar doesn’t matter, because you become consumed in the melody and arrangements.
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 our neurons, and enjoy pure ecstasy.
“Ellipsis” is a masterpiece, it’s a fact; but it is above all clear evidence that the harmonic intelligence has not completely disappeared. And to say that, is good nowadays.