TACTILE GEMMA was born as a project in 1997, consisting of Rune Sörgard, Ann-Mari Edvardsen (THE 3rd AND THE MORTAL) and her sister Monika Edvardsen (ATROX). Rune attended at that time a course in sound engineering, and his growing interest for sonically more challenging music found its way naturally to the hard disk. That was the start of the cooperation between him and the two sisters that led to one demo, which caught our immediate attention here at Season of Mist.
Concerned about being categorized as a Black/Death Metal label, and seeing Season of Mist more as an eclectic label, we took the risk of signing TACTILE GEMMA having listened to two songs only: "Come Eclipse" and "Blackberry Jam". Between these two radically different songs, the "poppy" "Blackberry Jam" and the "très Avant Garde" "Come Eclipse", nobody knew what to expect... but what a glorious and unique result!
Indeed, TACTILE GEMMAs music is impossible to classify & even harder to describe: Bjork meets THE 3RD & THE MORTAL? A Metal PORTISHEAD? Your suggestions are welcome! Far away from these concerns regarding the classification of the genre, Rune is already busy writing new songs. This is not a one shot project, Runes, Monikas and Ann Maris creative debauchery bears no limits, TACTILE GEMMA are here to stay!
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