Exceedingly interesting as it goes, feeling a bit Nick Drake in places instrumentation wise, but he does have a pretty unique voice. Something of Elliot Smith n’all, quite compelling actually”. – The List (UK)

An Ocean Without A Shore‘ on

WMPG 90.9FM/University of Southern Maine/(March 1, 2019, 11p-1am):

LifeSpanon Find A Song Blog (Germany)/(Feb. 14, 2019):

‘LifeSpan’ on FindASongBlog

An Ocean Without A Shore‘/Daily Dose Feature:

Jammerzine (Chicago)/(Feb. 6, 2019):

Jammerzine: Daily Dose:

Featured Interview ‘Exit Wounds’ EP/MySoundPoster (NYC)/(Jan 10. 2019): 

MySoundPoster Blog

Show Press: features Music Millennium In-Store Performance/Aug. 14, 2016

Portland Mercury recommends Twilight Bar/Sep. 30, 2016 features Portland Saturday Market/Oct. 1, 2016

Co-Pilot Single: (2016 Press):

No Depression Interview (8/26/2016)

No Depression Feature/Review of Co-Pilot (8/12/2016)

Paste Magazine Feature/Review of Co-Pilot (8/5/2016)

KPSU 98.1 FM Portland State University Radio/Interview (8/11/2016)

Selected Press:

(Reviews attained without a press agency)

(Single Reviews/Features/Interviews)

Indie Apex (Houston, Texas)/Feature & Interview:

Feature article on Indie Apex (Belgium)/Interview: Feature/Interview

Find a song blog: (Germany)/Discovery of the Day:

Find a song blog: (Germany)/Interview:

A Delicate Balance

Album Reviews/Features/Interviews

France|Italy press features

Emme by Rock – Italy Feature Article (Italy)

The Naked Society – France Feature article (France)

Paper – France Feature article (France)

Musical Scene – France Feature article (Paris, France)

Toute Ouie – France Feature article (Lyon, France)

Musicalisation – France Musicalisation (Paris, France) Review/Interview

Literati Records – USA Literati Records (Denver, Colorado, USA) Album Review

Kaput Brain Zine – France Kaput Brain Webzine (FR) Review

Et Ca Critique – France Et Ca Critique! (FR) – Feature

Real Sounds OK – UK Real Sounds OK (UK) – Interview

A Music Blog Yea? – Canada
“Uncovering Demons” – Weekly Playlist – A Music Blog, Yea? (CAN)

Evoked Response (USA) – Track review – Memory Loss.“Dynamic range of string, voice, & words exiting the heavy fog of life. Seek precious moments of clarity.”


There are six reviews from France (March 2013-May 2013) from the digital release, (“To the Grave” A collection of songs 2005-2010):
You can read those on the links posted above:

“Kasen can put together a fine folk-song that one can easily imagine echoing out over the heads of an attentive folk-festival crowd.”
God is in the TV Zine (UK)

PMK has an intense voice that will have you weeping by the end of the three song E.P. “Antique Scars”. A mix between Andrew Lipke and Jose Gonzales, PMK has a voice that will have you wondering why you haven’t stumbled upon him before. PMK is an artist with intense talent who should not be left out of the picture. His debut album “Dust, Doors, and Debt” will be released in the UK in April 08 and I beg you ladies and gentlemen, give this man the credit he deserves and take a listen.
Susan Ford Music Reviews, Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)

“Track three “Collapse and Fade” is the highlight of the disc and seems particularly suited to appeal to fans of The Shins and Death Cab for Cutie. Overall, this short disc is intriguing enough to make you wonder what Kasen could do given the opportunity and backing to record a full length disc. Definitely worth picking up.”
Rock Star Gallery, Orange County, CA. (USA)

“Pennies in the Pocket softly strums its way into a tender ballad that runs perfectly along the grain of Kasen’s sustained and drawn out vocal lines. It is a subdued, warm sound he makes and reminds me of Eddie Vedder’s progressive-folk efforts with a dash of Jose Gonzales.”
MadDog Magazine (UK)

“It’s a masterful piece of work.”
Fragile Famile Records (US)

“His beautiful acoustic harmonies will definately leave you wondering why you hadnt discovered him before.”
Mad Dog Magazine (UK)

“Peter Matthew Kasen moves on that entirely in the minimalistic tradition of American Singer/Songwriter such as Dylan or Guthrie, but also pertinent to Drake or José Gonazlez.”
Blueprint-Fanzine (GERMANY)

“Friendly Foe” feels very bluesy, but it’s almost a dark midnight blue, that allows you to sense the agnst caused by those that are closest to you, an instrumental piece full of feeling.”
Neil Fatea Magazine (UK)

“This is a very relaxing yet charging CD and I see tons of potential, from sold out venues and top college stations blaring Kasen’s intense tunes.”
The Reviewer Magazine (US)

“Peter is a musician of the coast of California that devises a dense and intimate rock in the linea of authors of renown as Nick Drake.”
Popchild Records & Magazine (SPAIN)

“It’s like Evan Dando and modest mouse on Quaaludes.”
The Reviewer Magazine(US)

“Passionate and emotional, emo is not the word, It’s raw. It’s acoustic grunge. It’s San Francisco.”
Now on (US)

“En écoutant cette dernière galette, on est d’emblée confronté à un art minimaliste pourtant assez complexe, dominé essentiellement par la dualité entre le chanteur et une guitare folk décomplexée et sombre. En cherchant les principales références musicales, on est tenté d’insérer l’art Kasen dans la lignée directe des auteurs/compositeurs phares de ce registre musical comme Bob Dylan, Jeff Buckley, Nick Drake, Woody Guthrie, John Martyn ou José Gonzalez. Mais avouons aussi que ce style alternatif évaporant une folk à la fois dense et intimiste reste unique en son genre”.