Thursday, February 19, 2009


Casiotone For The Painfully Alone is the musical moniker of Owen Ashworth. He creates low-fi pop tunes that typically consist of cheap-sounding keyboards and drum machines, with a songwriting style and vocal delivery that gets right to the point. His latest release collects various 7'' singles and compilation tracks he has released over the past few years, making most of them available on CD for the very first time. From Tomlab:
"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 it's the very particular lyrical and musical vision of Owen Ashworth that's always at the heart of things.

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