Miles Chic is a multi-instrumentalist born in 1985 in Lantzville, a small town on Vancouver Island off the west coast of British Columbia, Canada. From an early age, Miles showed interest in music, eventually learning how to play the trumpet before moving on to bass. As an alternative to the punk/rock bands he was playing in, Miles began to experiment with different electronic sounds and ambient music, eventually albums under the name Sommer beginning in 2002. His music is heavily influenced by the rural setting in which he grew up, relying on creaky guitars, wobbly old tape loops, and found sound collages to create atmospheric and hazy compositions as a way of exploring the world around him.