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Casiotone For The Painfully Alone

Fri 14 March 2008 // 20:00

with OLO Worms + I Know I Have No Collar
(fri 14th / 8pm / £7/6 adv)

Casiotone for the Painfully Alone is the musical alias of American film school drop-out Owen Ashworth. Owen began making music in 1997, after he realized that song-making was a far more cost-effective means of storytelling than
film-making. To date, he has produced 4 CFTPA albums, released through Tomlab, that have defined a hybrid strain of raw, emotional and very homemade synth pop that is instantly recognizable as Owen's own - claustrophobic two-minute character studies shuddered with reverbed beats, blown-out chords and
bittersweet odes to love lost.

OLO Worms. A sprawling collage of ideas as much as anything. A radio show. A stream of consciousness, a daydream punctuated with found sounds – loose change, creaking doors, toasters – acoustic asides, flights of surrealist fancy, field recordings, sampling and loopy laptopiary. Four people with tons ideas trying to find somewhere to put them. Now an album on Fence Records. Bristol's answer to The Books? May be.

http://www.cftpa.org | http://www.myspace.com/cftpa