Touching Bass launch label with the debut album from Clever Austin

Twistedsoul - Clever Austin

London-based collective Touching Bass is set to launch their record label with the release of Clever Austin’s (aka Perin Moss) Pareidolia LP on 15th March.

The multi-instrumentalist and producer is widely known for his virtuoso skills as the drummer for experimental neo-soul outfit Hiatus Kaiyote.

The 18-track record which features from Georgia Anne Muldrow, and Jon Bap to name a few developed over a jillion nights in his home studio with Austin mixing and self-producing the LP during a period of two-years.

Clever Austin - Pareidolia artwork.

Explaining how the Touching Bass crew and Moss connected during a late night jam session at his studio with Lori, Silent Jay and Mandarin Dreams’ Kuzich the label had this to say “We were all bigging up and sharing music made by friends in our respective homelands, but when Perrin started playing his own project, everyone was just in silence. He’d crafted something that was equal parts peculiar, innovative and so beautiful that it brought us to tears. That’s when we knew it was special.”

Pareidolia follows the release of his Hide​-​Away Headshell Vol​.1​ and Vol. 2 beat tapes from 2013 and 2015.

Along with the announcement of his debut album, we’re gifted with the first taste of the record, ‘Blue Tongue’ featuring Jon Bap.

The track channels a subtle Thundercat swing which provides the perfect backdrop for Baps playful vocals.

A world apart from the neo-soul grooves of HK, we can’t wait to hear what the album has in store for us!



1. Mist
2. Unipvich
3. Speckle
4. Blue Tongue (ft. Jon Bap)
5. Planet Viewing
6. Speckle Pt.2
7. Dime Head
8. Doves
9. Catapult (ft. Laneous)
10. Headgehog
11. Mother Ship Strip (ft. CAZEAUX OSLO)
12. Ark
13. Higher Plains
14. You Are All You Need (ft. Georgia Anne Muldrow)
15. Sazeq

Pareidolia is release on March 15th via Touching Bass and Wondercore Island. Pre-order from Bandcamp.

CF Smith

Permeating your ears with good music.

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