TALsounds, Aaron & the Sea
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About the Event
www.talsounds.com Natalie Chami adopted the TALsounds moniker in 2009 for her solo explorations in the drone, ambient, and electro-acoustic 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 improv trio Good Willsmith, including their debut LP The Honeymoon Workbook (Umor Rex Records 2014). Chami performs as half of ambient duo L'éternèbre, and co-founded the experimental collective/netlabel Screaming Claws. She was born in Ontario and lives in Chicago.
www.aaronandthesea.com Aaron & The Sea as a certain unforgettable sound. Breathy but commanding vocals, dark synth sounds, atmospheric effects, and driving rhythms. It's no surprise that their brilliantly textured music is often referred to as "nightmare-pop" or "murder-pop". Drawing influence from remix music, Japanese glitch, Crystal Castles, and Thom Yorke — listening to Aaron & The Sea is comparable to floating through a foreign landscape of ancient ice palaces on the darkest, stillest night of the year.