Apparently Owen Ashworth retired Casiotone for the Painfully Alone, the recording moniker for his lo-fi analog-pop project, a few years back. He’s now releasing new music as Advance Base, and A Shut-In’s Prayer drops thru Caldo Verde on May 1. With its slow soft beats and Ashworth’s deep lonesome vocals, “Summer Music” doesn’t come across at all as advertised. What it does though, like the best Casiotune songs, is perfectly capture Ashworth’s sharp eye for lyrical detail and natural sense of melancholy. Like a master of his craft, his words reach out to all of your senses without a wasted breath.
MP3 :: Summer Music
(from A Shut-In’s Prayer. Info here)