Ahead of the European release of her eponymous debut album next week, Melody’s Echo Chamber has revealed a video for one of the album’s highlights, “You Won’t Be Missing That Part Of Me.” The video was filmed by Matthew Saville in Perth, Australia around the recording of the album earlier this year and gives an insight into Melody’s world in all its hazy sun-blistered brilliance.
Melody’s Echo Chamber is the name given to the work of Paris-based multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Melody Prochet. Possessing a penchant for wild-eyed psychedelia, homespun motorik rhythm and an effortless flair for the sort of melodic classicism redolent of chamber song, Prochet is at once both an aficionado of pop’s outer limits and off-kilter to its expectations. The album was recorded between Perth (with Tame Impala’s maestro Kevin Parker) and her grandparents’ beach house in Cavalière in France. With her smoky, sensual voice and romantic presence, Prochet embodies a distinctive kind of elegance and bold sense-of-self long associated with France’s more notable musical exports.
What the press has been saying about Melody’s Echo Chamber:
“The self-titled debut album by Melody’s Echo Chamber (Fat Possum) is an anthology of haze. Melody Prochet… floats her breathy voice amid instrumental tracks she created along with her producer, Kevin Parker from the Australian band Tame Impala. They create a neopsychedelic, anachronistic daydream of loops and live instruments.” – New York Times
“A record of psych-tinged pop with just the right amount of thematic darkness and grime around the edges. Prochet has a way with melody and a voice that places her among the top tier graduates of the school of dream pop” – Pitchfork
“It’s a trickily raw record that sweeps you up in its layered psychedelic flourishes, with Prochet’s vocals floating and weaving their way through each track.” – The FADER
“Music like this requires careful layering: Prochet recorded the album with Kevin Parker of Tame Impala, and his fondness for grooves with crunch around the edges rather than bounce makes him a good fit for her misty vocals” – NPR
11/03 Amsterdam, Netherlands London Calling
11/06 London, UK Cargo
12/08 Rennes, France Transmusicales
Melody’s Echo Chamber
Melody’s Echo Chamber
Street Date: Sept. 25, 2012
1. I Follow You
3. You Won’t Be Missing That Part of Me
4. Some Time Alone, Alone
5. Bisou Magique
6. Endless Shore
7. Quand Vas Tu Rentrer?
8. Mount Hopeless
10. Snowcapped Andes Crash
11. Be Proud of Your Kids