Joey Casio

The Frame (IPU129)

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“The Frame” (IPU129) is the third single by Joey Casio released by K, and the second in the International Pop Underground series (following 2009’s “Debtor’s Prism”(IPU125)).

On this 7-inch, Casio continues to create something wholly new for this unsteady era. The longtime Olympian, and current Portlander, reassembles the wired connections of white-hot punk energy and post-disco electronic dance music. “The Frame” finds Casio sharpening his edges rather than just running in place: you’ll hear the calculated combination of dance and punk forms fused within a neon-lit matrix of percussion, including electronic strings, claps and bells and Casio’s laconic delivery; a box inside a box. The b-side, “Rituals,” is a tar pit of sound, pure disenfranchisement, remaining danceable while flirting with chaos.

This is Vol. CXXIX in K's International Pop Underground Series.

The digital version of this 7-inch is available from Bandcamp

  1. The Frame
  2. Rituals