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SOFT METALS Live in London

2014-05-27 21.42.04SOFT METALS delightfully impressed with their debut London gig at The Shacklewell Arms in Daltson. For this European tour, instrumentalist Ian Hicks’ arsenal of vintage synths and drum machines was simplified to feature a more straightforward, modern but still analogue set-up. Meanwhile, as well as providing her innocent reverbed vocals, Patricia Hall had a Dave Smith Mopho x4 at her disposal instead of her usual Juno60. Continue Reading ›

SOFT METALS Interview

SOFT METALS colourMaking sine waves on their extensive tour of North America at the moment are LA based duo SOFT METALS. The couple met through a mutual love of art and music, releasing their first EP ‘The Cold World Melts’ in 2010. Fusing Detroit techno and elements of acid house with European experimental forms, Patricia Hall and Ian Hicks have just released ‘Lenses’, the follow-up to their well received eponymous debut album, through notable Brooklyn indie label Captured Tracks. In the midst of a busy touring schedule, SOFT METALS were kind enough to took time out to chat to The Electricity Club. Continue Reading ›

SOFT METALS Lenses

Soft-metals;2013Los Angeles based duo SOFT METALS’ 2011 eponymous debut album was a promising collection of danceable bubbly electronics with one foot in the squelch ‘n’ bleep framework of ORBITAL and the other in more experimental climes such as THROBBING GRISTLE and SECTION 25. Layered with reverbed sequences and driven by the snap of Roland analogue rhythm composers, 'Lenses' continues where 'Soft Metals' left off and visually, the artwork follows on in continuity from its predescessor as if to indicate this. Continue Reading ›

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