Sunday, September 28, 2008

Casiotone For the Painfully Alone - Town Topic EP

Billed as 15 Songs in 22 Minutes, CFTPA's Town Topic EP is the soundtrack to indie film Stay the Same Never Change. Filmmaker Laurel Nakadate intially wanted to use previously released CFTPA material, but Owen opted instead to re-construct songs from a variety of previous projects and blend it with a number of new pieces to create a cohesive score specifically for the movie. "Ice Cream Truck" is a fantastic song. Also, "Nashville Parthenon" was turned into an instrumental track. It's a beautiful, entertaining switch from the original recording. All in all, the Town Topic EP succeeds brilliantly. If you have 22 minutes to spare, sit down for a listen.

Just for kicks, here is the video for the original version of "Nashville Parthenon!"

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