Jul 20, 2006

Your Painfully Lonley, Circular Life

Modena Railway Station - Lorenzo Fonda and Davide Terenzi (2006)
[watch Their Circular Life]

Rolling through the days is producing heavy deposits of residual fascination with the cycle of life in the corners of my eyes. Every 24 hours with haunting precision our ocular windows refresh and we relive another daily structure. Sometimes it feels like parading around a mobius strip, too distracted by flashy reinterpretation to notice I've been here before... yesterday. Visualization of our ignored reality is apparent when all other distractions are removed and only the passing of time remains. Their Circular Life accomplishes just this, a chillingly empty observation full of every moment in a perpetual day.

Casiotone for the Painfully Alone spills yellowed bile over his dancing fingers and into the melodic crevases between the keys of his electonics. And the heat makes the music brighter. Ever since his 2004 stop in Madison, Owen Ashworth's unexplained presence has been a part of me. With Xiu Xiu gritiness, Arab Strap deepened resonance, Bright Eyes honesty, and occasionally surprising Kylie Minogue danceability, Casiotone always comes from a unique point of view. He is the DIY everyman.

Casiotone for the Painfully Alone - Jeane, If You're Ever in Portland (mp3)

Casiotone for the Painfully Alone - When You Were Mine [Prince cover] (mp3)

Casiotone for the Painfully Alone - Young Shields (mp3)

2 comments

At Tuesday, July 25, 2006, Anonymous The Polish Ambassador said...

voice is reminiscent of lead singer of soul coughing. but, wow, this guy's genre range is pretty impresive. His voice sounds pathetic but in an endearing sort of way that works - if that makes any sense.... I keep waiting for him to let loose and start belting it out, but he stays calm...maybe its for the best.

 
At Wednesday, July 26, 2006, Blogger Kyle said...

his vocals are definitely his charm... the mismatch ear-catching and almost empowering.

 

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