(125) Troy Collins, JunkMedia.org -- October 6, 2005

"4 stars (out of 5). While there are no vocals on 12 Songs, that doesn't interfere with the tunes' natural ability to insinuate themselves into your subconscious. Ably abetted by a small group of her peers, Scheinman has written a subtle but compelling album...Frisell himself sounds better here than he does on his own recent records, freed of the pressure to make commercially appealing music, he lets himself go off on wilder tangents....This is one to spin over and over again."

Troy Collins
October 6, 2005