Greta Kline, the daughter of actors Kevin Kline and Phoebe Cates, grew up musically with
Aaron Maine's project
Porches that released the
EPs Summer of Ten (2011), Je T'Aime (2011) and Scrap and Love Songs Revisited (2012)
and then the albums Slow Dance in the Cosmos (2013) and
Pool (2016), on which he converted to synth-pop.
Kline, still a teenager, assumed the moniker Frankie Cosmos and started
releasing tons of music on Bandcamp.
Zentropy (Double Double Whammy, 2014), recorded when
she was still only 19 years old, is an album of melancholy bedroom-pop
(Art School). However, she succeeds brilliantly in two songs
that evoke 1960s virginal heroines Petula Clark and Francoise Hardy: Birthday Song and Dancing In The Public Eye.
Even better is the catchy, propulsive and danceable Buses Splash With Rain.
Next Thing (Bayonet, 2016) contains 15 brief songs recorded with
vocalist and keyboardist Gabby Smith (of Eskimeaux), bassist David Maine (Aaron's brother), and drummer Luke Pension.
Now she sounds like the child of
Tamla's exuberant soul of the 1960s and British twee-pop of the 1990s.
The singalong Floated In and the breezy If I Had a Dog are the
highlights. She can be both tender and inventive, as in On the Lips.
There is still charm in her simplicity,
but too many of the songs are irrelevant, hard to listen to more than once.
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