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Casiotone for the Painfully Alone (CFTPA) was the beats-and-keys solo project of singer, songwriter and Chicago resident, Owen Ashworth. Drawing heavy influence from traditional Americana as well as 80's synth pop and commercial hip hop, the music of CFTPA is a curious mix of austere character studies and playful electronic programming.

Owen Ashworth started to make music on a small casio keyboard back in 1997. His first two albums, "Answering Machine Music" and "Pocket Symphonies for Lonely… read more

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  • <3
  • there is nobody else quite like you.
  • hey casiotone fans. here's bedroom-recorded cover of Scattered Pearls - trying to do justice to this absolute tearjerker by slowing it down so the devastating lyrics can shine. Bonus tears: added snippets from an interview with Holocaust survivor Rachelle Ellis talking about her grandmother. [sorry for spamming!] https://soundcloud.com/aggi-can-swim/scattered-pearls-casiotone-for-the-painfully-alone-cover
  • dear god, please kill me.
  • Some feels were felt whilst listening to this dude [4]
  • i miss you so much.
  • Some feels were felt whilst listening to this dude [3]
  • исключительно крутая группа, лично для меня - одна из лучших групп нулевых вообще, наряду с the books и xiu xiu
  • даже не знаю, что написать. так грустно и прекрасно. спасибо.

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