This one is weird in that it feels like two EPs separated by an interlude. The first three tracks are absolute masterpieces that blew my mind, so I was wishing that the rest of the album would be more connected and similarly experimental. But despite that, it's still fantastic music, Melody's Echo Chamber has a 2 for 2 track record of making some of the greatest albums I've ever heard.
Favorite track: Desert Horse.
Beautiful, eccentric, weird, jazzy, dreamy, sad, and happy. Everything I wanted in a follow up to Melody’s previous masterpiece. The coda in “Quand...” is one of the best things I’ve ever heard.
Favorite track: Quand Les Larmes D'un Ange Font Danser La Neige.
Made up of seven expansive tracks, Bon Voyage marries Melody’s breathless soprano to the wildest sonic excursions, always pinned to an emphatic, clattering groove as she delivers her fables of spiritual search and emotional healing in multiple tongues (French, English and Swedish).
Bon Voyage is a collaborative record between Prochet and Dungen’s Reine Fiske and The Amazing’s Fredrik Swahn with Melody sculpting and producing the sessions as well as encouraging the players around her to experiment, often with instruments that might be less familiar to them. It also features special guests Gustav Esjtes and Johan Holmegaard (both from Dungen) and Nicholas Allbrook (Pond).
released June 15, 2018
Songs written by Melody Prochet
Performed by Melody Prochet, Gustav Ejstes, Fredrik Swahn, Reine Fiske, Johan Holmegard, and Nicholas Allbrook
Produced by Melody Prochet, Fredrik Swahn and Reine Fiske
Mixed by Melody Prochet, Maxime Leguil, Fredrick Swahn and Reine Fiske
Mastered by Raphael Jonin
Artwork by Silly Jane. Design by Matthew Cooper and Paul J Street
Very special thanks to fabulous Alexis and Sabrine Rivera, Marika Prochet and my family, Reine Fiske, Fredrick Swahn, Mattias Gustavsson, Gustav Esjtes, Johan Holmegard, Moussa Fadera, Psychedelic Erk, Lotta Harder, David, Johanna, Felix, Little Bagis, Sam and Eric, Maud, Laure, Sarah, Elodie, Victor, Laurie, Maxime, and all of you sending me your precious support.
Love this record. "L'inconnue," "Dive," and "Lose Your Smile" are three of my favorite Beach House songs. Victoria's voice is always beautiful, but she literally sounds like what I'd imagine an angel to sound like on L'inconnue. Also "Lose Your Smile" has that same stoned alt country/dreamy vibe that later day Luna has. Definitely a diverse and inspiring record. I really hope they tour again soon so I can see them for the first time Jesse Mullen
This record has been a go to for when stress and anxieties are reaching unbearable limits, for when life is alright, and for when first kisses with somebody new have me soaring, it's like celebrating life with the ones I love in my life out on my grandparents farmhouse, cozy but roomy, comfort and killer tunes washing over me. Definitely one of my favorite records period skifigirl27
Great title, song, and album! The kids at 3 O'Clock Rock in Oakland really enjoy this album. Come to Oakland and play a show with us. firstname.lastname@example.org.
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