“Grid Of Points is a set of songs for piano and voice. I wrote these songs over a week and a half; they stopped abruptly when I was interrupted by a high fever. Though brief, it is complete. The intimacy and abbreviation of this music allude to an essence that the songs lyrics speak more directly of. The space left after matter has departed, a stage after the characters have gone, the hollow of some central column, missing.” – Liz Harris
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).
Today, Melody’s Echo Chamber shares Breathe In, Breathe Out from the forthcoming album. Having gone back to her childhood music conservatory to learn drums aged 30, ‘Breathe In, Breathe Out’ is the first song Melody played drums on. Prochet adds about the track “It’s a special one. I’m used to recording with masters of drums and accepting my drum playing as not perfect but with the right intention was a big deal to me”.
Directed by Daniel Foothead, the animated video invites us into a mystical and magical universe as we follow a pilgrim trying to reunite with his source of inspiration and light, his muse.
01. Ross From Friends – John Cage
02. Kadhja Bonet – Mother Maybe
03. Flohio – Bands
04. Vince Staples – Get The Fuck Off My Dick
05. Chloe x Halle – Hi Lo (feat. Goldlink)
06. Maria Usbeck – Bosque De Bambú
07. Half Waif – Torches
08. Sun June – Young
09. Westerman – Confirmation
10. Jon Hopkins – Emerald Rush
11. Bicep – Opal (Four Tet Remix)
12. Pional – Tempast
13. Smerz – Worth It
14. Grouper – Parking Lot
Image by Jack Garland.