TACTILE GEMMA was born as a project in 1997, consisting of Rune Sørgård, 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 harddisk. That was the start of the cooperation between him and the two sisters that led to one demo.
After the demo was sendt around to various record companies, Season of Mist signed Tactile Gemma.
Rune rebuildt his apartment, and recorded the self entitled full length debut album there.