8 out of 10
Let's face it, ever since Trish Keenan (Broadcast) passed away there has been a certain void in forward-thinking Neo/Post Psych Pop sounds. Lucky enough for us Melody (and her Echo Chamber) took it upon herself to fill this void.
Melody's Echo Chamber is a perfect combination of (cutesy-)Dreamy Indie Pop with a twist of flourishing/colorful Psychedelia, that "French sound" that we as listeners can never get enough of (I can't anyways), and a few other eccentric Electronics noises/samples. I'm pretty sure this is all mostly live instrumentation (drum, bass, guitar, and a synth) but there are a few trippy samples thrown into the mix that really give this artist the edge over all other (current) Post-Psych Pop artists. Like a bright haze of confusing color floating like a mist over melted Pop art, Melody's Echo Chamber's debut release is one not to be missed and it has me completely curious about her next move..
The cover art for this album probably said all that I just said, but better..
Standout Tracks: Crystallized, You Won't Be Missing That Part Of Me, Bisou Magique, Quand Vas Tu Rentrer (LO♥E this.), Snowcapped Andes Crash