Saturday, February 11, 2006

Casiotone For The Painfully Alone

Casiotone for the Painfully Alone is the lo-fi solo project of Portland, OR, indie-boy Owen Ashworth. His songwriting is part Bright Eyes sensitive singer/songwriter heartache balladry and Atom & His Package battery-operated antics. His weapons of choice are Casio SK-1 and his hot-rod Casiotones. His lyrics are a coy-edged blend of Stephin Merritt sarcasm and the Mountain Goats earnestness. His first recording, Answering Machine Music: A Brief Album in Twelve Parts, was released in 1999 on his own label Cassingle USA and loosely a concept album of clever musical voice mails. Some of the tracks, including "Theme From David Hanna," were first recorded into his machine. Pocket Symphonies for Lonesome Subway Cars followed in 2001 on Tomlab and included several "real" instruments including cello and drums. Casiotone for the Painfully Alone is about to release its most sonically expansive record yet, Etiquette, on the surefire Tomlab Records label.

CFTPA - Young Shields (from Etiquette)
CFTPA - Cold White Christmas (from Etiquette)
CFTPA - Lonesome New Mexican Nights
CFTPA @ MySpace

Mogwai - Mr Beast
The Appleseed Cast - Peregrine
Always The Runner - S/T + An August Golf
The Uncertainities - Keep Your Hunter's Moon Out For Me
The Big Round Band - Summer 2005 Recordings
The String Quartet Tribute To Slayer - The Evil You Dread
The Elms - The Chess Hotel
The Flaming Lips - Hit To Death In The Future Head
The Music Lovers - The Words We Say Before We Sleep
The Fiery Furnaces - The Fiery Furnaces
Belle And Sebastian - The Life Pursuit
Vince Guaraldi Trio - A Charlie Brown Christmas
VA - Twisp & Catsby
Tindersticks - Tindersticks
M. Ward - Transistor Radio
Tiger Lillies


Blogger Matt Blalock said...

A writer on my site did a great story on CFTPA about a week ago. It was noticed by the label and the manangement, needless to say, we received praise for it.

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