Norwegian duo Frost unveils languid emotional electro-pop vistas on its spacious and lush debut "Melodica." Comprising vocalist Aggie Peterson and producer/programmer Per Martinsen, Frost's songs conjure images of a dreamy netherworld reminiscent of the plaintive textural vistas of artists like the Cocteau Twins and Emiliana Torrini.
Keen has long been one of contemporary Christian music's most compelling voices. From her days as part of the award-winning group First Call to her recent solo efforts, Keen has always been a study in musical excellence and integrity. On her latest collection, she serves up a variety of musical flavors, from the bluesy buoyancy of "Sweet Forgiveness" to the exotic, African-influenced "Kum Ba Ya." "My Beloved" is infused with a soaring Celtic feel; it serves as a perfect showcase for Keen's powerful pipes. She also demonstrates her
There is a moment some six minutes into the nine-minute version of "Everything's Not Lost" when Coldplay frontman Chris Martin—rocking back and forth at a centerstage piano—charms his Australian crowd, saying, "We're not going to be in this neck of the woods for a while.