Sunday, June 19, 2011

Next Wave: Soft Metals

Soft Metal is a duo from Portland consisting of Patricia Hall and Ian Hicks who met at the audition for a band. Their mutual love is early 80s synth pop, ebm, krautrock, post punk, and the first wave of industrial music set the course. After a few sessions together the partnership proved to be exactly what they had both been searching for and Soft Metals was born in 2009.


Their collaboration eventually grew  into a passionate love affair and the first result is a self-titled album release with Captured Tracks. They explore fantastical soundscapes which conjure the dramatic cinematic worlds of Dario Argento, Roman Polanski, Stanley Kubrick, David Lynch, and the Czech New Wave. Sounds very close to early William Orbit's outfit Torch Song.
The Cold World Melts by Soft Metals

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