Monday, May 3, 2010

Metal Auf Metal

Awesome italian-flavored dark wave from Portland duo Soft Metals. Downloaded this tune and played it out at Robo later the same night! My number one gripe with a lot of new wave/cold wave/dark wave/italo tunes is that the vocals are either cheesy or weak (or both), but Patricia's voice is bold and haunting.

I guarantee we're going to hear more about these two in the near-future. Look for them on the west coast supporting Indian Jewelry, Glass Candy, The Chromatics, Mike Sim, etc.

Soft Metals is the love story of Ian Hixx and Patricia Furpurse played on vintage synthesizers and drum machines. Brought together in April of 2009 through a common love of late 70s to early 80s analog synthesizer music, Ian and Patricia decided to meet and write some songs. Inspiration came to them in a bittersweet variety by way of noise groups like Cabaret Voltaire, the romantic industrialists Chris & Cosey, the seductive Chicago house of Larry Heard, and the flashy italo disco of Klein & MBO and Mike Mareen. Soft Metals make dark, romantic dance music that's got something for that dramatic goth, the jackin' house head on ecstasy, or early the 1980s pop nostalgic daydreamer.

Soft Metals - The Cold World Melts | divShare | 320 kbps

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