Matt's Track of the Week: "New Year's Kiss"

Track: "New Year's Kiss"
Artist: Casiotone for the Painfully Alone
Album: Etiquette
Year: 2007

Casiotone for the Painfully Alone began as the product of film school dropout, Owen Ashworth, making Lo-Fi, synth and drum music on small, battery-operated keyboards.  As you will hear in the song below, he has slightly upped production value to give the music a little space to breathe on his latest record, Etiquette.  Still, it remains in the same vein as his earlier releases, and I see it as a mature development.

I came across this track while making a New Year's Eve playlist this year, and it immediately struck me as interesting.  From the distorted opening percussion, to the minimalist piano, and Ashworth's unique vocal delivery (which is strangely reminiscent of a disinterested David Bowie), I thought it seemed like something worth sharing.  I would definitely recommend checking out the rest of his work if you feel the same.  Listen below.

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