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  • Audio CD (May 15, 2012)
  • Original Release Date: 2012
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Caldo Verde
  • ASIN: B007KFZ7WE
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #420,757 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Advance Base is the new musical project by Chicago, Illinois singer, songwriter, & producer Owen Ashworth (formerly of Casiotone for the Painfully Alone). A Shut-In's Prayer is Ashworth's first full-length release in over three years, & his first under the name Advance Base. Recorded at home & in piano practice rooms at the Chicago Public Library, A Shut-In's Prayer is an intimate collection of deliberately crafted but decidedly lo-fi torch songs, waltzes & ballads. Ashworth sings nostalgic stories about lost loves, childhood friends, estranged siblings, & hard feelings over simple drum machine rhythms & spare percussion.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By student of the craft on June 3, 2012
Format: Audio CD
It's called "emotional contagion" (or so I understand) when music transfers an emotion in such an authentic way as to induce a genuine and similar response from the listener. You can listen to a song, can acknowledge that it's 'sad' or 'happy' but not always truly share what the song is trying to communicate. Then there's "A Shut-In's Prayer" which manages to induce such responses in the listener better than almost any other collection of songs that I've heard. Its gentle, memorable melodies and seemingly small but insightful, therefore significant, stories put you in the room, in the car, on the street, in the mind of the characters. And the songs have an odd physiological effect: they slow you down, they make you promise to pay more attention and look a little more kindly on yourself and others. Remarkable, and much, much more than wonderful music.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By NedZeppelinII on November 15, 2012
Format: Audio CD
Ben Gibbard hired on Advance Base as the opening act on his Former Lives solo tour and we recently saw him at the Keswick Theater in Glenside, PA. Having recalled my epiphany at hearing Ben's prior choice for opening act at a Philly gig for his Death Cab band, the remarkable band (and heretofore unknown to me) "Low" (equally deserving of your attention: try The Great Destroyer), I assumed that the choice of opening act would be no fluke and to pay attention. Although primarily interested in guitar based music, Owen won me over quickly. He sits bearded and capped bohemian style before an ancient, road worn Rhodes electric piano, with various and sundry electronic devices, knobs and wires, even an iPad (?) surrounding him which he fiddles with like a happily deranged scientist, drum machine whoosing and thumping, three-chorded melodies leaping out from the keys and devices like tiny precisely carved ivory notes, his deadpan baritone delivering but not overstating thoughtful lyrics to his catchy tunes. I predict you'll find yourself humming "New Gospel" before you know it, and then the rest of the album will quickly become a favorite. Definitely quirky, indie-flavored and lo-fi, but certainly not lo on talent. When Ben recommends, it is worth your time. Do you dance to it? No, but Advance Base is definitely worth your aural investment. One of my current faves.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Tim on June 17, 2012
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Not since Conor Oberst's aka Bright Eye's "I'm Wide Awake It's Morning" has indie artist taken such an assured and welcome step toward the main stream.
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