Monday, November 12, 2012
Album Review - Melody's Echo Chamber
The debut album Melody's Echo Chamber took the music world by surprise, being quite an impressive and unique album by means of being easily labeled a "pop" album; but not exactly. The first track "I Follow You" immediately hooks you with a simple guitar riff, and is soon followed by Melody's beautifully smokey vocals. The song eventually ends with a grainy guitar solo, which brings you to the second track, "Crystallized" another standout similar to the first.
The album takes you for a ride, from a more straight, pop-driven sound to (for lack of a better term) dream-pop at times. By the third song, "You Won't Be Missing That Part Of Me" the album becomes more layered, introducing a rougher sound with a wide variety of instruments and more synth. "You Won't Be Missing That Part Of Me" is the turning point where the album becomes more psychedelic with just the right amount of darkness, while maintaining it's core sound and dreamy vocals. The only downfall of the album is that its easy to get lost in, as some of the tracks blend together too well. But, that isn't necessarily a bad thing.
In the end Melody's Echo Chamber is a solid debut album from front to back bringing an interesting and unique pysch-pop sound, coupled with her pleasant smokey voice when it is added into the mix. Without over doing it, the album has just the right amount of effects, which add a nice touch the the songs to give the album more depth. Keep your eye out for Melody's Echo Chamber in the future, and check out a couple of tracks below.