Melody's Echo Chamber shares new song 'Desert Horse'
16th May 2018
Bon Voyage, the expansive new album from Melody’s Echo Chamber (aka Melody Prochet) lands on our shores on June 15th.
Having previously shared ‘Breathe In, Breathe Out’, Prochet is pleased to unveil perhaps the wildest track from the album, ‘Desert Horse’. A lysergic sound event that’s sparse one moment and frantic the next, juxtaposing backward looping and vocoders with acoustic instrumentation and arabesque ululations, “this track was a monster,” remarks Melody. “It's the most sculptural and mad I guess. It embodies my difficult life journey these last few years through my own personal desert of heartaches, thirst, mirages, moving sands, disillusionment and of becoming an adult woman in a mad world. It's a little punk to me somehow.”
The video for ‘Desert Horse’ – directed by Daniel Foothead – continues the story of ‘Breathe In, Breathe Out’s animated tale.
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).
Bon Voyage marries Melody’s breathless soprano to the wildest sonic excursions as she delivers her fables of spiritual search and emotional healing in multiple tongues (French, English and Swedish). The album arrives more than five years after Melody’s Echo Chamber’s debut, and it is the soundtrack to a trip back from the brink, the sound of spiritual renewal, and a pilgrimage to the sonic outer limits.
Bon Voyage is available to pre-order on LP (heavyweight vinyl with printed inners featuring lyrics and bonus phenakistiscope insert), Indies exclusive LP (heavyweight violet coloured vinyl with printed inners featuring lyrics and bonus phenakistiscope insert), Dom Mart exclusive LP (heavyweight violet coloured vinyl with printed inners featuring lyrics, bonus phenakistiscope insert and 12” colour-in poster), CD (with booklet featuring lyrics and artwork) and on digital download.