TACTILE GEMMA was born as a
project in 1997, consisting of Rune Sörgård, Ann-Mari Edvardsen
and Monika Edvardsen . 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
Monika's words about Tactile Gemma :
"The music is mainly based on programming/synths/samples and two singers with similar voices but with different style of singing."
Tactile Gemma is very difficult to classify , Season of Mist ( the record label ) said :
"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 GEMMA's music is impossible to classify & even harder to describe: Bjork meets THE 3RD AND THE MORTAL? A Metal PORTISHEAD?"