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Monday 5th September 2022

HCM// Advance Base + Karima Walker + SH Davidson

— The Cube
Owen Ashworth (formerly of Casiotone for the Painfully Alone) returns to the UK with support from Karima Walker + SH Davidson
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“Outsider sad-boi muzack for films that don’t exist yet - Advance Base is the new incarnation of cult downer-pop act Casiotone For The Painfully Alone. Stripping back the chiptune aesthetics for a woozy pastoral, folky hit (with the same lo-finess you fell in love with). ”
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****Rearranged/postponed due to circumstances beyond our control - really hope to see you in September!****

Here Comes Midnight present Advance Base (ex-Casiotone for the Painfully Alone) + Karima Walker

Orindal Records recording artists Advance Base (Chicago, IL) & Karima Walker (Tucson, AZ) bring their electronic, cosmic Americana to the UK for a night of intimate & immersive solo sets featuring gentle synthesizers, sleepy drum loops, ambient field recordings, psychedelic visuals & folk-style vocals. Advance Base is the melancholic story song project of Owen Ashworth (formerly of Casiotone for the Painfully Alone), making their much anticipated return to the UK following the release of 2020’s Live at Home & 2021’s Wall of Tears & Other Songs I Didn’t Write. Singer, sound designer & filmmaker Karima Walker makes her UK debut following the critical acclaim of her 2021 folk/ambient album Waking the Dreaming Body (co-released by Keeled Scales), featured on best of the year lists by GoldFlakePaint, Gorilla Vs. Bear, For the Rabbits & more.

//Advance Base
Advance Base is the melancholic synth pop project of Chicago, IL singer/songwriter Owen Ashworth (formerly of Casiotone for the Painfully Alone). Using a two-handed arsenal of electric piano, Omnichord, samplers, effect pedals & drum machines, Ashworth builds minimalist, heavy-hearted, & nostalgia-obsessed ballads around his conversational baritone. The warm, electronic sound of Advance Base has been described as "lo-fi," "depressed" & "weirdly uplifting."

Animal Companionship, the third & most recent "studio" album by Advance Base, was released September 21, 2018 by Run For Cover Records / Orindal Records. GoldFlakePaint & Various Small Flames both listed Animal Companionship among their favorite albums of 2018. Since then, Advance Base has released Wall of Tears & Other-Songs I Didn't Write, a home-recorded collection of (mostly) country/Americana covers arranged for electronic instruments & Live at Home, a collection of mid-quarantine livestream concert performances & the closest representation of an Advance Base live set commercially available.

//Karima Walker
Tucson, Arizona interdisciplinary artist Karima Walker walks a line between two worlds. Aside from her long resume of collaborative work with artists in the diverse fields of dance, sculpture, film, photography and creative non-fiction, Walker has long nurtured a duality within her work as a musician, developing her own sonic language as a sound designer in tandem with her craft as a singer/songwriter. The polarity within Walker’s music has never been so articulately explored, or graced with as much intention, as on her 2021 album, Waking the Dreaming Body, which was featured on "best albums of the year" lists from Gorilla Vs Bear, Goldflakepaint, For the Rabbits, Deepest Currents, Hanif Abdurraqib & more.

//SH Davidson (Tellison)
SH Davidson has been, for many years, the songwriter and driving force behind the acclaimed indie rock band Tellison.
Alone he plays a much-repaired Fender Telecaster and sings quietly about love, loss and literature. Expect something thoughtful, fragile, bleakly humorous and sad.

Artist Videos:

Advance Base on Audiotree Live (Full Session)
Advance Base - "Rabbits" (Official Music Video)
Advance Base - WRMC Library Session
Karima Walker - Waking the Dreaming Body [official full album audio]
Karima Walker "Horizon, Harbor Resonance" [official music video]
Tellison - Tact is Dead (Official Video)
Tellison - Wrecker (Official Video)

Artist Audio:

Advance Base
bandcamp - Advance Base
Karima Walker
bandcamp - Karima Walker