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Gordon Ashworth is an American artist and musician. His primary mediums are magnetic tape, stringed instruments, and field recordings. He has released dozens of solo recordings as Concern, Oscillating Innards, Caen, and Riverbed Mausoleum, and is a member of the extreme metal band Knelt Rote. He has performed in over 25 countries and works as a taxi driver in Portland, Oregon.”

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from Plastic Owen Band, released 03 November 2014
Autoharp samples, bass synth, piano, Omnichord, rhythm box & vocals by Owen Ashworth
Autoharp by Gordon Ashworth
Backing vocals by Julie Byrne
Additional vocals by Twila Ashworth



Official video for “Our Cat” by Advance Base
taken from a 7″ EP on Orindal Records





Advance Base is new music by Owen Ashworth, formerly of Casiotone for the Painfully Alone. Advance Base songs have been described as “depressed,” “lo-fi,” & “pop.”


Advance Base plays the music of Washington Phillips!


From the EP “The World Is In A Bad Fix Everywhere: Advance Base Plays the Music of Washington Phillips,” out on June 25th via Ordinal Records U.S.A., Advance Base is new music by Owen Ashworth (ex-Casiotone for the Painfully Alone).

For The World Is In A Bad Fix Everywhere, Advance Base’s Owen Ashworth has arranged a selection of Washington Phillips’ compositions for autoharp, piano, electric piano, drum machine & voice. Phillips’ unique, beautiful melodies & heartbreaking lyrics are a natural match for Ashworth’s raw, inventive production & doleful singing voice.


Advance Base – Summer Music

Owen Ashworth, formerly of Casiotone for the Painfully Alone and currently of Advance Base, is set to release the first full-length “A Shut-In’s Prayer” under the name Advance Base, due out on May 1st via Ashworth Brothers’ imprint Orindal Records (vinyl/digital) and Caldo Verde Records (CD) for North America, and via Tomlab Records (CD/vinyl) for Europe/UK. It was recorded at his home and the Chicago Public Library’s piano practice rooms.




Taken from Advance Base (Owen Ashworth with Jody Weinmann, Nick Ammerman & Edward Crouse) / Concern (Gordon Ashworth of Oscillating Innards & Knelt Rote) “Traditionals” Split 7″ covering The Cater Family songs, released from Orindal Records (2011).

Advance Base is the new music by Owen Ashworth, formerly of Casiotone for the Painfully Alone, and the Advance Base Family Band features Nick Ammerman, Edward Crouse, Jody Weinmann and Owen.  Also, Owen Ashworth has co-produded Chicago rapper Serengeti‘s upcoming new full-length “Family And Friends” (out July 19th via Anticon) with Yoni Wolf (of Why?).


Whirlaway The Horse by Advance Base

Spanish Flangdang by Advance Base

Serengeti – Ha-Ha

Casiotone Compilation 2
(カシオトーン・コンピレーション・ツー)


‘ casiotone compilation 2 ‘ featuring; casiotone for the painfully alone, love of everything, greg davis, eddie marcon, kawashima circulation bus line, dydsu, hiroki misawa, takashi hishigaki, tetsuro yasunaga, aze, kyosuke fujita (3000ndl), helll, tonio, ueno takashi (tenniscoats), rima kato, yuki kaneko, thomas, sanchan, suzueri, will long (celer), shibata & asuna, cover drawings by casiotone for the painfully alone (aka Owen Ashworth).

3″ CD compilation called CASIOTONE COMPILATION 2, available soon from Aotoao, further information HERE.























Now chicago resident, Owen Ashworth (aka Casiotone for the Painfully Alone)







In April & May, Casiotone for the Painfully Alone will be touring the east coast & south with his friends Magical Beautiful, full band presentation of CFTPA’s songs, featuring the fellas from Magical Beautiful as well as drummer Nick Tamburro of The Dead Science.


Optimist Vs. The Silent Alarm (When The Saints Go Marching In
taken from the latest album “Vs. Children” (Tomlab/2009)
Casiotone for the Painfully Alone – Hotel Huntington Sign
taken from now out of print CFTPA’s debut 7″single on Train Bridge Recordings (1997), listen more songs from the A/V page of cftpa.org


Here ::  Listen and download CFTPA‘s recent in-studio performance at the WIDR FM.

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