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Get Lost In A Maze Of Music At TALSounds' Free Show Friday

By Justin Freeman in Arts & Entertainment on Aug 20, 2015 9:54PM

Photo via TALSounds

If we’re being honest, we’re not entirely sure how we came across TALSounds. Maybe it was it the result of diving down a rabbit hole of interesting things on Bandcamp at 2 a.m. fueled by insomnia and increasingly cold Chinese takeout. Maybe her work was recommended to us by one our #noiselife friends we follow on Twitter. We don’t quite know. What we do know is that somehow we came across TALSounds’ BE 021: Medium Strong, on a snowy day in the middle of January earlier this year, and we found a sense of warmness in her warbled Eno-esque synths and soft distorted vocals.

TALSounds is the stage name of Natalie Chami, a music teacher and a member of the local experimental collective, Good Willsmith, who released the excellent The Honeymoon Workbook last year. Chami’s most recent release is the full length All the Way on the local experimental cassette label, Hausu Mountain. All The Way is a journey—a maze if you will—of strange field recordings intermixed with meditatively minimal chord progressions from her vintage synths while muted haunting vocals speak at you from a distance.

TALSounds is playing a free show with M Sage tomorrow, Aug. 21, at Constellation. We know her music can take a while to wash over you, and isn't immediately accessible, so luckily the digital version of All The Way is available below for you to try out and download for free (or pay what you want). Give it a try and if you like it, consider seeing her at Constellation.