There’s this maddening quality to Melody Prochet’s Melody’s Echo Chamber project. It’s hard to pin down exactly, but these songs exist in this dream/awake state. They’re almost transportive, but Prochet’s voice is just gritty enough, and the happy strum and bop that many of the songs start out with, always ends up sufficiently eroded by the end of each track, like the album is crumbling around her as she sings. Credit where credit is due: Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker lent plenty of instrumental help on this album, and their work together is as pretty as it is fractured. Melody’s Echo Chamber is out next Tuesday, September 25th on Fat Possum.
Stream: Melody’s Echo Chamber’s Self-Titled Album