Michael Orendy is an LA musician that operates under the moniker of Frankel. Aquarium Drunkard compares Frankel’s sound to the likes of Hary Nilsson and Richard Swift, but I also hear quite a bit of Elliot Smith in the sound. Anonymity Is The New Fame is out now via Autumn Tone Records and their description is far better than my own:
Anonymity is a home studio record that reminds the world why it’s done and how all the crucial emotions of a lived life are most artfully framed within walls. Orendy’s private room, and his music, are bigger than any clichƒ© of the wounded and bedridden. Everything that crosses a human mind and heart come to life most vividly when alone, and Orendy is here to deliver it all: the quietly lovely parts and the forcefully grandiose parts; the hazy dreams and the cold-eyed realities; the gentle shuffles and the urgent poundings; the creamy voices and the solid guitars. A 1920′s piano, key to many of his songs, is an instrument best meant for intimate parlor, not the stage – or the Internet.