Astoria, New York (PressExposure) October 06, 2011 -- Becoming a super model just wasn't in the cards for former IMG fashion model Cristen Elmore. The globetrotting beauty lived in Paris, Milan, London, and NY. She was seen in the pages of Vogue, appeared in films, TV commercials, countless editorial ads, and runway shows. However, Cristen landed back home in Pennsylvania when times got tough in modeling, which she chalked up to being much too young to handle the very grown up world of the modeling industry.
Cristen forged through some very lean times. Armed with a fistful of determination, talent, and not much else, she was driven for a second chance at success, but this time in the music business. Her determination and resilience can be traced back to her roots growing up in a military family. She was born in Virginia, but traveled with her family where she was raised in Scotland, before settling in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania as a teen.
A talented singer and lyricist, Cristen turned to ET (Eric Todd), a songwriter, producer, and music biz entrepreneur, who had his own share of false starts with bad record deals and a near miss writing collaboration with the "son of a Beatle", Julian Lennon, when just in his teens. ET's family owned restaurants in the Poconos, where he cut his teeth in the business world. Determined as well, he always believed that success was just around the corner. He is an innovator and artistic visionary who's day has finally come.
The duo became inseparable as a writing team and in less than a year produced their debut full length release, "Blufrost-These Elegant Machines", available now at itunes and all major digital retailers worldwide, on ET's label, Etherwax Music. The album features 8 time Grammy nominee master guitarist, Frank DiBussolo. Frank played with Dizzy Gillespie, Count Basie, Frank Sinatra, and many other legends throughout his career. He is also the guitarist on the legendary recording & Billboard smash "Me & Mrs. Jones". Cristen and ET met through an acid jazz recording project that the three were developing.
Blufrost's music is a genre bending fusion of electronica, pop, acid jazz, and ambient trance. We also know what Blufrost's music is not due to a recent interview with ET where he joked: "We don't produce the homogenized, pasteurized, & sanitized for your protection, kind of music that you hear on the radio today." As for the lyrics, they are generally upbeat, quirky, and whimsical as in the single, "Tilt": "You start the song, I'll sing along, Let's tilt this world together, Hey that's a reason to sing". A Nashville publisher, Bob Dellaposta was quoted as saying, "Tilt could have been written by the Beatles". Some high praise from the industry, but fans are reacting to Blufrost as well, from all walks of life and from around the world including Japan, Israel, the EU, the UK, Brazil, Australia, Russia, and even China.
In a sense, "These Elegant Machines" was produced much like a classic progressive rock album of the 70's, in that it consists of both accessible pop songs and extended musical works. "It's edgy and yet instantly familiar at the same time", reported ET. The sound of Blufrost however, is anything but retro. This record sounds like it was produced 20 years in the future.
Blufrost is taking aim at the music world with a laser like precision. Based in Bethlehem, PA but reaching out to the world through the web, they are using music videos and social media to spread the Blufrost gospel. ET is also developing licensing opportunities in film, TV, and video gaming, and is forging new paths in the music publishing division of EtherWax Music Group through the discovery of new music acts. Additionally, he is fielding offers for Cristen's re-energized modeling work. Maybe Cristen just might be a super model yet!