M. Sage is Matthew Sage, born and raised on Colorado's Front Range, currently living and studying writing at SAIC in Chicago. Equally inspired by Eno's luminous ambience, Scientist's clattering dub, Fahey's melodic folk narratives and Coltrane's reeling free jazz, Sage approaches mixed-media sound collage and electronic composition with a playful and earnest sensibility. Texture and melody interact to create lush environments, strange dwellings and inviting atmospheres.
Natalie Chami adopted the TALsounds moniker in 2009 for her solo explorations in the drone, ambient, and electro-acustic improv disciplines. In live performance, Chami’s analog synthesizers weave together into drifting loops that evolve in tandem with her vocal leads and choral harmonies. Her meditative sessions stretch into hypnotizing depths of stream-of-consciousness multi-instrumental input, sinking into expanses of infinite sustain and cresting into bursts of noise from an arsenal of oscillators and effects pedals. She has toured the country and performed on five physical releases as a member of drone improve trio Good Willsmith, including their debut LP, Honeymoon Workbook (Umor Rex, 2014). Chami performs as half of ambient duo l’eternebre, and co-founded the experimental collective/netlabel Screaming Claws. She was born in Ontario and lives in Chicago.