Saturday 19 Apr
 
 

Dustin Prinz - Eleven

Few musicians take the time to master their instrument in the way that Oklahoma City singer-songwriter Dustin Prinz has; he’s a guitar virtuoso in every sense of the word, and Eleven gives him the chance to show just how far he can push that skill.
04/15/2014 | Comments 0

Horse Thief – Fear in Bliss

Listening to Horse Thief’s previous release — the haphazardly melodramatic Grow Deep, Grow Wild — felt like a chore. Whatever potential the Oklahoma City folk-pop act demonstrated on the EP was obscured behind a formulaic, contrived and ultimately hollow cloud. But it at least offered a glimmer of promise for a band consisting of, frankly, five pretty talented dudes. Critics saw it; the band’s management saw it; its current label, Bella Union, saw it; and its increasingly fervid fan base saw it.
04/08/2014 | Comments 0

Colourmusic — May You Marry Rich

There’s always a sense of danger when debuting songs in a live setting and playing them well. Without having heard the studio versions, expectations are set according to the live incarnations. But capturing the breadth of free-flowing atmosphere and sheer volume on a disc, vinyl or digital file isn’t the easiest thing to do, especially for a band as vociferous as Colourmusic.
04/01/2014 | Comments 0

Em and the MotherSuperiors — Churches into Theaters

As titles go, Churches into Theaters is an apt descriptor for the debut album from Oklahoma City rockers Em and the MotherSuperiors. It’s a reverential record, one that shares the gospel of classic rock, blues and soul but embraces the need to refashion it for modern times, channeling The Dead Weather, Grace Potter and Cage the Elephant along the way.
03/25/2014 | Comments 0

Rachel Brashear — Revolution

Rachel Brashear’s second EP, Revolution, starts with a kick to the shins.
03/18/2014 | Comments 0
Newsletter
Home · Articles · Music · Music · Casiotone shifts focus to...
Music
 

Casiotone shifts focus to songwriting


Graham Lee Brewer June 14th, 2007

Casiotone for the Painfully Alone's first three albums were made with the idea that art can be truly unique and amazing when made with strict boundaries. Or in Casiotone's case, one:...

casiotone

Casiotone for the Painfully Alone's first three albums were made with the idea that art can be truly unique and amazing when made with strict boundaries.

Or in Casiotone's case, one: a Casio keyboard.

"I like the idea of making stuff with sort of a limitation," sole member Owen Ashworth said. "I like the idea of sort of getting the aesthetic of the music out of the way and concentrating more on the songwriting."

BRANCHING OUT
Ashworth said that lots of great art made with the same ideals influenced him. On his newest album, "Etiquette" " as well as the album he is currently working on " he decided to branch out a little and let himself grow as a songwriter by incorporating more instrumentation and fellow musicians.

"Once I made the third, I felt I had sort of graduated and allowed myself to make more ambitious records," he said. "I have a tendency to shoot myself in the foot with this sort of thing. I've really been taking my time on the next record and I think it's really going to be far more different than my previous stuff " a lot less electronics, for sure. I tried to keep my head down and make stuff that sounds interesting to me." "Graham Lee Brewer

 
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
 
 

 

 
 
 
Close
Close
Close