Tuesday, January 23, 2007
CASIOTONE FOR THE PAINFULLY ALONE
I've recently fallen in love with CASIOTONE FOR THE PAINFULLY ALONE (or Owen Ashworth, actually). His latest album 'Etiquette' was released a while back in 2006 and spawned a couple singles - 'Bobby Malone Moves Home' and my favorite 'Young Shields'. Sure, the moody synths and driving beats hooked me at first, but beyond that there's something sad and nostalgic about Ashworth's voice. A voice that has the power to encapsulate you in his haunted world - imagine Leonard Cohen in a sweet synth-pop landscape. Dynamite.
Hear the tracks mentioned above on CFTPA'S myspace page.