About Us

I Speak Machine are vocalist and synth-nerd Tara Busch and filmmaker Maf Lewis. Together, they make brooding soundtracks and horror/sci-fi films, creating audio and visual in unison to give both elements equal prominence. The result is a “live score film”, where all screenings of the film are accompanied by Tara perfoming the score live.


They released their first soundtrack, the score to their mind bending sci-fi short "The Silence", in 2014 on Lex Records. They released their latest soundtrack to their short film Zombies 1985 in May of 2017 in collaboration with producer/ writer Benge (Wrangler, John Foxx). The soundtrack & film is a sinister, synth-centric love letter to 1980’s horror.


I Speak Machine toured the US & UK in 2016 with Gary Numan, and was part of the TROIKA! tour (a triple bill with Kite Base & Hannah Peel). New projects on the horizon include the groundbreaking sci-fi horror animated series “STRATA" with illustrator/ writer/ director Tommy Lee Edwards. Also recently announced is Tara’s upcoming I Speak Machine album “WAR” - a sonic dive into the harrowing trenches of mental illness and one’s internal struggle to navigate their way to sanity & peace.