A 9 part mailorder serial story (approx. 130 pages of text) that also included other risograph printed ephemera, vinyl stickers, and other "evidence."


A novel-length journey split across 9 chapbooks detailing a deep dig through the evidence locker of Jacques Dupont, a fur trader who was plucked from time and sent by an unseen force on a quest to collect evidence surrounding a series of lights seen in the sky over early America. Through his journeys he encounters farmers, Native Americans, ship captains, cattle ranchers, grannies, loggers, hippie gurus, lost souls, and newborns.


Throughout the subscription, subscribers were sent digital downloads of an album of music which is now available digitally below. It is called "Wild Manifest." This music should serve as a soundtrack to accompany the documents and their exploration.









Bias Folklore is the last ever Patient Sounds tape. It is a collection of practice live takes and studio recordings collaged into two sprawling movements. It is as much an ode to the medium of the Patient Sounds tape as it is to the format of music as a non-linguistic storytelling platform.


NPR says: "After ten years, Patient Sounds has just released its last batch of tapes, including Sage's own Bias Folklore, a bubble bath bog of komische bliss and glitchy twee. Recording under the name M. Sage, this tape is far more playful than — but just as headphone-rich as — this year's Catch a Blessing. Collaged in bright and fantastical colors, I want it to soundtrack my next D&D campaign."








This album came out on the inimitable Geographic North label in March of 2019. It was a pleasure to work with them and it was a pleasure make! Farbod Kokabi did the design on the album and really knocked it out of the park.



Boomkat says: "Heady, impressionistic ambient scenery from Matthew Sage, limning a windows-open summer vibe as heard from a crumbling old apartment in Chicago. Transmuting the intangible into a fizzing, warm sound, there’s a beautifully nostalgic, heavy-lidded drift and waft to proceedings that recalls everyone from Roberto Carlos Lange to Jefre Cantu-Ledesma, Hood and Bibio, all heard thru a smudged kaleidoscope..."







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