The sounds of Frankie Cosmos now at The GTC.
by Walter Price
“Frankie Cosmos is the flower you should grow. Frankie Cosmos is the infinite cosmos infinite space.”, reads a line from Frankie Cosmos’ Facebook page. A line that I found a bit brash at first, but that was days ago. You see, it’s a line that accurately starts the conversation.
As suggested by a friend’s email I found my way to and subsequently got lost in the lo-fi sounds of Frankie Cosmos (Greta Kline & Co). I found myself going in reverse through this artist’s galaxy of releases, starting with 2016’s Next Thing and landing someplace in 2012 and meandering back and forth like a drifter. Getting albums, titles, lyrics, and the multitude of genre blending confused. I was becoming hypnotically happier and more understanding of the directional nondirectional approaches.
At times feeling awkwardly high and moments nostalgia as I was being reminded of the early days of the Alternative movement. The era when artists didn’t particularly need to be pigeonholed to be accepted and be exceptional. A thing that has lasted and allowed a plethora of brilliant talents to thrive on all levels over the four decades since.
I may have meandered again…But it is the ideas and tactile senses that flourished then that I find in abundance with Frankie Cosmos. I’ll forego the direct comparisons, let’s just get lost together in only 3 of the Reasons Why Frankie Cosmos.
“Is It Possible / Sleep Song” (Next Thing 2016)
Video by Greta Kline
“Korean Food” (Fit Me In 2015)
Directed By Greta Kline
“Birthday Song” (Zentropy 2014)
Live at the Wilderness Bureau
(Greta Kline-David Maine-Lauren Martin-Luke Pyenson and previously: Aaron Maine-Gabrielle Smith-Joejoe Kline)