It's understandable that some might imagine that Paula Frazer's clock-stopping voice could make even mediocre, poorly arranged songs sound amazing. If her last record with Tarnation was any indication, she can't. Fortunately, the intervening years have been well spent composing fabulous new material for Indoor Universe. Moreover, the musical accompaniment she gets here -- a small orchestra set-up involving violin, cello, French horn, tubular bells and rumbling tympanum -- is finally worthy of her magnificent pipes. Think Shirley Bassey fronting the Bad Seeds and you'll get some idea of the high-drama dazzle in store.