Soft Metals

Soft Metals

LA's Soft Metals formed in 2009 after Ian Hicks and Patricia Hall met at a DJ night and connected over their obsession with analog synthesizers and the shadowy, sultry, untamed expressions of underground electronic music. Their early collaborations paired Patricia's delicate vocals and introspective lyrics with Ian's solo sketches. Soon they moved on to writing music together, building songs from wild, improvised sessions in Ian's home studio. Their genre blurring brand of voltaic pop draws inspiration from a spectrum a sources including krautrock, synth wave, and techno. They've won over audiences in situations as varied as experimental noise shows in dingy basements, to sleek, modern nightclubs, to clandestine after hours warehouse parties, to dimly lit dives where post punk and synthpop records fuel the dance floor.

Soft Metals found a home on Brooklyn's Captured Tracks with the 2010 EP The Cold World Melts. The following year Hicks and Hall presented us with their debut self-titled long player, an album steeped in driving beats, maximalist textures, and the perfect placement of Hall's atmospheric vocals.

July 2013 will see the release of Soft Metals' next installment, Lenses, a continuation of their ethos, aiming directly at your body and subconscious mind with an intimacy that only lovers can bring.

Diamond Age

M. Leer has been fortunate enough to have played in several bands over the past 12 years, most notably Mandarin, Baptist Generals, History at Our Disposal, Paul Duncan, and Hallelujah- as well as more recent work with Lobisomem on the "Onze Pedras" release.

Between 2007-2008, he recorded an album consisting of a track-for-track reinterpretation of Gareth Williams (ex-This Heat) and Mary Currie's 1985 cassette-only release called "Flaming Tunes" Titled, "BEGUILING THE HOURS" this was initially a one off "project" not intended for wide release, although through contact with some of the people who worked on the original Flaming Tunes album it was released as a download only release on Jan. 27th 2009 via Life and Living Records (UK)- the same label releasing the original Flaming Tunes album reissue.

In May 2010 Diamond Age was coerced to play a live show thanks to New Fumes prodding and has since been developing new material for the next (and technically first) release...



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