Los Angeles duo Soft Metals approach their music with the loose conceptual framework of avant-garde sound artists. Their second album, which dives deeper into the hallucinogenic soundscapes of their previous work, comes off like a proggy synth-pop record that wants to get treated like a sculpture. did to worse effect on Lenses. On the occasions Soft Metals inch nearer to pop songcraft, like they do with the bass-heavy R&B light show of On a Cloud or the arty melodrama of No Turning Back, the results are surprisingly effective, especially considering the ways in which the duo’s penchant for breakneck cyclical synth patterns augment their prettiest harmonies with a paranoid sense of unease.
Album · 2013 · 8 Songs. The Cold World Melts - EP. 2010. Hot on the Heels of Love - Single.
Lenses - Студийный альбом от Soft Metals. В альбом вошло 8 треков. Продолжительность альбома: 36:48. Soft Metals - "Tell Me" (OFFICIAL VIDEO). Soft Metals - In The Air (Live @ The Shacklewell Arms, London, 27/05/14). Soft Metals - In throes. Soft Metals - Always (Live on KEXP). Soft Metals // "No Turning Back" (OFFICIAL VIDEO).
Lenses Remixes, 2014. Lenses Remixes, 2014. Interobserver (Bryan Zentz 5-Skandhas Remix), 07:52. Tell Me (Sumergido Remix), 07:18. No Turning Back (Wmx Bestial Mouths Remix), 03:54.
Soft Metals make most sense when they check their pop inclinations at the door, and by the end of the album you can’t help but think they realize it. And while the songs with vocals aren’t slouches, they do drift into too much of the same thing, with ‘No Turning Back’ jumping off with an intriguing, Blue Velvet -esque tone but loses its intrigue when the song over-embellishes the its implied directions. And space on Lenses is a precious commodity, with only eight songs offered, and only two of them drifting on for more than five minutes. The way that Soft Metals experiment with repetition without needing much time to do so is unusual and impressive, with Lenses ending up so much stronger for allowing the ideas behind the music to drift into view of the audience.
Soft Metals – Lenses. Label: Captured Tracks – CT-182.
Soft Metals - When I Look Into Your Eyes 03:29. Soft Metals - No Turning Back 04:14. Soft Metals - Hourglass 03:25. Soft Metals - On a Cloud 04:21. Soft Metals - In the Air 05:26. Soft Metals - Interobserver 07:50. Soft Metals - Soft Metals. Lenses Remixes - Soft Metals. The Cold World Melts - Soft Metals. Hot on the Heels of Love - Single - Soft Metals.
Listen to music from Soft Metals like Psychic Driving, Lenses & more. Find the latest tracks, albums, and images from Soft Metals. Soft Metals is an electronic duo from Portland, Oregon now residing in Los Angeles, California. Members Ian Hicks and Patricia Hall began writing and recording music together in the spring of 2009. Their songs are built from moody, improvised sessions together using exclusively electronic instruments- mostly analog and vintage.