"...Scheinman’s use of stylistic interconnections and the way she blends instruments is completely modern. The folkloric changes of "June 21” may feel familiar, but her blend of violin, clarinet, and cornet to create long, slow phrases beneath Frisell’s slow-hand meanderings creates its own understated innovation. Scheinman’s effective arrangements make for an intriguing house of cards. In many cases individual instruments don’t appear to be essential, yet remove one and her carefully crafted sound would fall apart.
These appropriately titled 12 Songs may provide some solo space, but at the end of the day they're really compositional vignettes evocative of specific times, places, and emotions—another clear nexus point for Scheinman and Frisell. It would be easy to suggest she’s been influenced by Frisell, but the truth is much deeper. Scheinman’s voice was already well-formed before encountering Frisell, and 12 Songs is more a serendipitous case of two artists discovering they share a common space with common goals."