"Clues brought to you by Aaron Mayer Frankel is a hauntingly quirky folk album. Aaron's quivering, deep and soulful voice is right out in front with creative guitar progressions and various other organic sounds behind him. The album has that great "right in the room with you" production quality. It grabs your ear and makes you hang on every word, as the lyrics are well paced and interesting. The title track, "Clues" is the catchiest and most radio-ready track with stop-start rhythms, great guitar work and refreshingly original lyrics. "Horrible Suburban Little Deaths" invites you to clap along to domestic animal catastrophes. "After the Wave" is another "story of a song" and features great guitar work and creepy accordian. If you like Nick Drake or Leonard Cohen, you will like this one."
"One of the most haunting voices I have ever heard." Nightspots.
Influences: John Martyn Nick Drake Eliott Smith Cassandra Wilson Joni Mitchell Bruce Cockburn Habib Koite Iron & Wine Pierre Bensusan Kurt Weil Henri Dikongue Yehuda Poliker Shlomo Gronich Nurit Galron Ofra Haza Rufus Wainwright Hebraic liturgical chants Woody Guthrie Delores Fredrickson
Guitar/Voice Aaron Mayer Frankel
Keyboards/Percussion Michael Caskey
Lap Steel/Guitar Synth Richard Doherty
Produced by Aaron Mayer Frankel & Anthony Gravino