It’s been a long time since we have heard anything from Melody’s Echo Chamber. Ever since she released her first album in 2013, she has been for the most part silent. Now, five years latter, Melody’s Echo Chamber is back with her new album titled Bon Voyage and it does not disappoint.
Sticking with the psychedelic sound that she is known for, Melody’s Echo Chamber new album blends elements of her previous album with some new flavors to create an album that feels new but doesn’t alienate fans of her previous work.
The album is trippy, unique, and doesn’t sound quite like any other. The album combines electronica, catchy guitar riffs, and Melody’s unique and dreamy voice to create what can only be described as electronic psychedelic pop.
This unique sound is no more prevalent than in the song “Visions of Someone Special, On a Wall of Reflections.” The song is a almost five minutes long that switches back and forth from synthwave, to French gypsy folk (complete with Melody singing in French), then to an indie/alternative sound complete with off kilter guitar riffs.
Even with the scattered, occasionally nonsensical writing style, this album still makes sense. What I like most about Bon Voyage is how well put together it is. The album itself is technically just seven songs, but when listening to it track by track it seems as if it is just one big song strewn across an entire album. Weather intentional or not, it works, and makes Melody’s Echo Chamber Bon Voyage a must listen and one of the most unique albums of the year.
For Fans Of: Tame Impala, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, spacing out
Our Take: A collage of trippy influences that'ss more than the sum of its parts