Genre/Influences: Indie-pop, pop-rock.
Background/Info: Myselfson is a French duo based in Paris and which is now active since 2009. “Memory Park” is the band’s debut album.
Content: Myselfson claims to be inspired by bands such as Depeche Mode and NIN. I can’t really hear those bands in their music, but the mix of influences, ranging from pop to rock, are quite noticeable elements. Electronics and guitar are pretty complementary creating this open-minded sonic canvas. I also noticed some more ballad-minded passages with mainly piano sounds.
+ + + : The diversity of the songs makes it interesting as you for sure will find tracks that will catch your attention. I like the songs with explicit electronic sound treatments such as “Every Night Is A Fight” and the well-crafted and more sophisticated “At The Far Side Of The World”. I think this band has more potential moving on an explicit electro-way. I also want to catch your attention this band is working in a pure DIY style resulting in an honest work.
– – – : Even if Myselfson is already active for several years I still have the impression they’re a bit in search of a real sound identity.
Conclusion: There are some real good ideas running through this work, but ideas aren’t enough to speak about a fully successful album. However I feel this band can do better and this work can be a basis to move on with.
Best songs: “Every Night Is A Fight”, “At The Far Side Of The World”, “Wake Up”.