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A Shut-In's Prayer

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A Shut-In's Prayer

Debut album of lo-fi idiosyncratic electronic songs under his new guise from Owen Ashworth, formerly of Casiotone For The Painfully Alone

ADM rating[?]

7.2

Label
Tomlab
UK Release date
21/05/2012
US Release date
15/05/2012
  1. 9.0 |   music OMH

    Coupling the stark lyrical honesty with the understated beauty of the melodies and instrumentation produces an album that that will stay with you for a very long time indeed
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  2. 8.0 |   Beats Per Minute

    A suitable introduction to one of the more interesting songwriters of our time
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  3. 8.0 |   Mojo

    This is an album of interiors, the childhood memories and small epiphanies of stay-at-home dreamers. Print edition only

  4. 7.5 |   Prefix

    Without sacrificing any of his detailed, anecdotal lyricism or thoughtful keyboard arrangements, Advanced Base managed to construct a record you can play over and over again without feeling so sorry for yourself
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  5. 7.4 |   Pitchfork

    Easily the most wistful work he's committed to tape. Couched in the most immediate and affecting melodies of his career, many of the stories told on A Shut-In's Prayer look back at the past mainly to remember its contents
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  6. 7.0 |   PopMatters

    This isn’t the sound of giving up, but rather the sound of pushing forward — for these characters and for Ashworth as a songwriter
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  7. 6.5 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    As ever, it’s Ashworth’s evocative lyrics combined with his ear for simple, unelaborated melody that glues these lo-fi nursery rhymes together
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  8. 6.0 |   Bowlegs

    I liked the DIY electronic records Ashworth produced as CFTPA. I just feel a little short-changed this time round
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