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  • Summary: The second full-length release for the music project of Melody Prochet features contributions from Pond's Nicholas Allbrook, Dungen's Reine Fiske, Gustav Ejstes, Johan Holmegard, and The Amazing's Fredrik Swahn.
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  1. Uncut
    Jun 11, 2018
    90
    A strange, rich and global journey in sound--lasting just 37 minutes, Bon Voyage begs to be put on again, each listen revealing more of the myriad ideas that make up its weird majesty. [Jul 2018, p.22]
  2. Jun 15, 2018
    83
    Lyrically, Bon Voyage searches for healing and “some kind of light to come,” and the chemistry Prochet found with Swahn and Fiske seems to deliver it; this album is as freeing to listen to as it must’ve been to create.
  3. Jun 18, 2018
    80
    Bon Voyage really highlights the musical vocabulary of Prochet, and as such, the record achieves a great deal in very little time. Satiating in a rather unique way, this album cements singer/songwriter Prochet in the archives of psych rock heavyweights.
  4. Jun 15, 2018
    75
    If anything, Bon Voyage is even stranger than its predecessor, seven songs splashed in psychedelic colors.
  5. Jun 15, 2018
    70
    Beautiful things take time to properly come to life, and this is no exception; although this reading obviously comes in the aftermath of her accident, Bon Voyage sounds like a rebirth of sorts for Prochet.
  6. Jun 15, 2018
    60
    There are recurring themes--Prochet’s sweet, breathy voice, extended psychedelic wigouts, Middle Eastern instrumentation--but no trope as pervasive as the record’s proclivity for impromptu left turns. On the one hand, this means dull moments are few and far between. Yet an album that flits wantonly back and forth between languages and decades needs a strong personality to anchor it--and that’s one thing Bon Voyage’s restless experimentalism never quite gets round to establishing.
  7. Jun 11, 2018
    40
    Wildly inconsistent album.

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  1. Jun 18, 2018
    8
    Another pleasant surprise. Melody Prochet teams up with swedish psychedelia group Dungen and they make a moon of a baby; there's light, andAnother pleasant surprise. Melody Prochet teams up with swedish psychedelia group Dungen and they make a moon of a baby; there's light, and there's dark. Expand