Friday, March 20, 2009

Casiotone For The Painfully Alone

ARTIST / BAND: Casiotone For The Painfully Alone

MP3s: Old Panda Days

ALBUM: Advance Base Battery Life


LABEL: Tomlab

INFO: From Kraftwerk to Leonard Cohen, The Smiths to Suicide, and Pet Shop Boys to Smog, Chicago’s one-man musical army Owen Ashworth – a.k.a Casiotone for the Painfully Alone- has been bracketed with all manner of illustrious names in the course of his eleven year career. But in collecting the 7-inch split-singles and compilation tracks he released from 2004-7 (all but two of them on CD for the first time), Advance Base Battery Life provides compelling evidence of the singular nature of this industrious film-school dropout’s talent.

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