The Daily Choice: Melody’s Echo Chamber – Some Time Alone, Alone
It’s a week to celebrate Tame Impala. Their new album Lonerism is a bonafide hit, a sharp slap in the face to those critics worried about the looming presence of the sophomore slump. More so though, just a mere week ago Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker released the intercontinental debut of French psych-songstress Melody Prochet’s outfit Melody’s Echo Chamber. It isn’t hard to see Parker’s influence in the mix, the production features the same smooth, shimmering waves of beachy psych-rock Tame Impala has become so well known for, but here, paired with the distinctly French voice of Prochet, the shimmer has a more crystalized feel. The chords somehow stretched to a point where they ring out in stunning bits of melodic individuality. Prochet’s haunting croon manages to both lift above the sonic proceedings while ingratiating itself amongst Parker’s hazy sonic landscape. To say the least, Prochet is a talent and with Kevin Parker backing her, this is much more than its collected hype.
Melody’s Echo Chamber’s self-titled album is out now on Fat Possum.