Sore Eros is Robert Robinson on six-strings, vocals, and percussion, and Adam Langellotti on bass, drums and keyboards, with the help of a lot of friends. It’s pretty much just two guys making some outsider folk, adding something new to the current trend of lo fi bedroom pop balladry. They put together some creepster acoustic songs with warbling hooks. The falsetto voice and the fuzzy edged guitar create an intimate setting for sharing the melancholy of relationships, the ironies of modern life, and the lighthearted musings that lend themselves to such a venue. These ruminations would fit in equally well in a clearing in the woods, an abandoned barn, or a buddy’s basement. This, to me, sounds like what Mountainhood could be at full potential. And from before, I only say “creepster” because it has some mild ethereal quality about it sometimes since it is very experimental at times. Definitely one of the better artists of its kind though.
“Know Touching” is a twelve-track vinyl delight. It is super chill to just put on and hang out. As the quality printed insert tells me, “All songs written and recorded on 1/2 inch 8 track without the use of computers…in Chicopee, MA 2009-2010,” so you know you’re getting a pure and privileged listen. I mean, this is it. You get the real deal here without the manufactured editing and the insincere pretense. You might have to glance at this insert to see what the lyrics are though, but once you do you’ll be singing along in no time. Solid release.