Thursday, May 8, 2008
PIAPTK has the Casiotone!
It's no secret I'm a huge fan of Owen's bedroom heartsleeve electronica and recently he was approached by video artist Laurel Nakadate to score her film Stay the Same Never Change. A lot of her previous work I've seen is about the weird uncomfortable relationships between men and women with a lot of voyerism and general creepiness. So it's kind of appropriate to have an equally nontraditional score. I really hope I get a chance to see this eventually, between this instrumental single and the other on on OIB records you practically have the soundtrack. Owen is insanely prolific and keeps adding instruments and vocalists to his formula of sincere naked songwriting.
Not only that but he keeps popping up on amazing labels that have led me in all kinds of new directions. PIAPTK also just announced this incredible release from Golden Boots who I haven't even heard yet, but was supposed to be part of thir trust subscription series and
this record has a couple of very peculiar qualities:
SIDE A - PLAYS FROM THE INSIDE OUT!
SIDE B - HAS DOUBLE GROOVES that run parallel, meaning that if you put the needle down on the lead-in groove, you will play either the odd or even grooves, and each set of grooves has a different set of songs.
PIAPTK#25 - Casiotone For The Painfully Alone - STSNC Instrumentals 7" - $5
Owen Ashworth (CFTPA) was recently commissioned to do the music for an indie film called Stay The Same Never Change. He wrote all the music, including the ringtones for the character's phones. Owen asked PIAPTK to release a very limited 7" with some selections of this score. We were very happy to ablige. These should be available just in time for CFTPA's
West coast tour that starts on May 21st. However, they are available for preorder right now! He will also have some copies available at the merch table. There were only 300 of these made, all on mixed (random) colored vinyl. These will probably sell out extremely quickly, so order soon.