A show preview by Nate Lippens that appeared in the April 11-17, 2002 (Vol. 11 No. 30) issue of The Stranger (Seattle, WA). Parts of the text seems to be recycled from his review of Wonder Wonder which appeared in the 8/9/01 issue.
Edith Frost, Carissa’s Wierd, Central Falls
(Graceland) Edith Frost’s debut, Calling Over Time, showcased her cool, clear take on Americana shaded with minor-key melodies reminiscent of an earthier mid-’70s Joni Mitchell. Its follow-up, Telescopic, was an atmospheric affair that displayed a bleary, introverted psychedelia similar to Syd Barrett and Skip Spence. With Wonder Wonder, Frost finds the balancing act between the sounds of those albums, more in league with her 1999 single Love Is Real. The dozen songs are subtly powerful, implying emotional depth rather than spelling it out. In person, Frost’s gossamer voice retains its otherworldliness; it’s alt-country from an alternate universe. She creates her own atmosphere with a sonic palette of skeletal arrangements that are the perfect bed for torchy balladeering.