This is an album that was recorded directly to a half inch 8-track reel-to-reel without the use of any computers. As a result, it’s an album that feels textural, earthy and in touch with its components. Oddly enough, the ramshackle, lo-fi result you may expect from an analogue recording is in fact nowhere to be heard – ‘Know Touching’ is a meticulously executed and interconnected album. It’s also wraithlike, floating and fragile. The album carries you along, acting like the soundtrack to a dream-like flight amongst the clouds. It’s hazy, dense and wonderfully atmospheric, yet you are never far away from a pop song. The vocals are sometimes so intimate that they “whisper in your ear” as it’s aptly described onomatopoeically on ‘Pull My Hair’. Multifaceted and deeply rewarding, this album drifts seamlessly between pop songs and curious soundscapes.

By Daniel Dylan Wray

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