Lily Frost Viridian Torch

Lily Frost Viridian Torch
Lily Frost returns with her sixth solo album, Viridian Torch, taking her cues from the paintings of Emily Carr and a palette full of blue-green tones inspired by the wilderness surrounding her grandfather's property off of Lake Huron, ON. With husband/producer José Miguel Contreras (By Divine Right), she textures her musical imagery with wild, quirky brushstrokes from glockenspiel, harpsichord and most compellingly, the pulsating moan of the Theremin. Frost deftly translates the majesty and chaos of natural elements into sound waves that billow and blast one moment and gently lap and ripple the next. Her whimsical folk style remains constant while she releases daring flares of string orchestrations interweaved with haunting narrations of destructive forest fires. Lily Frost brings her listeners on an eerie adventure through the woods, balancing it with more traditional fingerpicked guitar ballads and then lightens the whole experience with the very witty "Bug Tax," just in time for the coming summer. Viridian Torch is gripping, to say the least. (Aporia)