Track Premiere: TALsounds “Dynasty (DoD Remix)”

For the second anniversary of TALsounds (aka Natalie Chami) exceptional Acquiesce, NNA Tapes are re-releasing the album on tape with a fully-remixed b-side, Requiesce, from Dust of Dreams (aka Rorik Brooks of Cloud Rat). On the original “Dynasty,” Chami’s synthetic dreamscapes follow a disjointed path where glazed-over vistas melt into neon frames. It was always one of my favorites on the album, but Brooks sends it off on a deep-space … Continue reading Track Premiere: TALsounds “Dynasty (DoD Remix)”

Visions of Love: An Interview with Damiana

Natalie Chami (TALsounds) and Whitney Johnson (Matchess) have incredible solo discographies, but their collaborative project, Damiana, cuts its own diamond path. On their debut, Vines, the duo creates gentle soundscapes that carry serious emotional heft woven through the detailed, ephemeral sonic glass. Each careful listen reveals something new. It’s work that feels timeless and important.  Chami and Johnson answered some questions through July and August. Vines is available … Continue reading Visions of Love: An Interview with Damiana

Damiana “Vines”

Natalie Chami and Whitney Johnson joining forces on Damiana is a gift. The two Chicago artists hover in the same ether with similar, though still unique, approaches and the melding of their collective energy is spellbinding. Vines brings together sky-gazing synth arpeggios, viola dreams, and their twin voices into a femme-centered sonic glasshouse. Chami and Johnson intertwine, flourishing in the connective tissue of these four songs. Emotional … Continue reading Damiana “Vines”