'the utterly unique and overwhelmingly creative Frank Pahl wants to do it all, or so it seems. And so far he's made a pretty good dent on that 'all,' being an award winning multi-instrumentalist, composer, instrument inventor, toy/electronics tinker, and improviser who has made music for film, art installations, dance, cabaret and theater. This, in addition to his acclaimed solo albums and material with the avantfolk outfit only a mother. Pahl channels his wartime outrage with humor and off center songweaving on his latest, songs of war and peace.' - ernest paik '... a playing field where ukelele ike, charles ives and don van vliet meet in an avantgarde adjunct to the soundworld of taking tiger mountain or bone machine ... a humourously dark funhouse of musical creativity.' - metro times 'this is the kind of music you don't hear often, even in avantgarde circles. It allies genius and cuteness!' - amg.