Melodica

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 conj

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. Peterson's evocative torch songs and detached soulful stylings drift beautifully over Martinsen's supple electronic musical backdrops. "Melodica" is more than just another "coffee table" or "chill-out" confection. The set subtly seduces with rapturous and vibrant melodies. Cuts like the edgy "Endless Love" (remixed by fellow Norwegian act Royksopp) and the soothing instrumental "Klang" (with acclaimed trumpeter Nils Petter Molvaer) showcase the pair's preoccupation with quirky and majestic elegies to life, love, relationships and dreams.—CR