Soft Metals is a multi-disciplinary electronic duo from Portland, Oregon now residing in Los Angeles, California. Its members Ian Hicks and Patricia Hall were brought together through a common love of 1970s and 80s synthesizer music and began writing and recording songs together in the spring of 2009.
Inspiration came to them by way of experimental electronic sounds, film soundtracks, early industrial music, minimal synth, house, techno, synth pop, krautrock, psychedelic rock, and shoegaze. Ian and Patricia share songwriting duties and compose the music together before writing lyrics and adding vocals. Their songs are built from moody, improvised sessions together using exclusively electronic instruments.
Soft Metals | Psychic Driving
The meaning of the raw music they make is explored and interpreted afterwards with lyrical themes ranging from life experience, films, literature, history, science, love, conflict, and death. Soft Metals prefer to express themselves freely rather than adhere to a particular genre. This freedom gives them a diverse sound somewhere between dance music, austere synthetic pop, and experimental electronic composition.
Sixth June is a minimal synth pop duo formed in 2007 in Belgrade, Serbia by Lidija Andonov (vocals, synths) and Laslo Antal (synths, drum machines, samplers, guitars, vocals). After a few years working and living in Belgrade, the band relocated to Berlin, where their first album, Everytime, was released in 2010.
Sixth June | Pleasure
The Italian label Mannequin Records released the band’s EP Back For a Day in 2011 and Pleasure in December 2013, beautifully reinterpreting elements of 80s darkwave and cold synth with contemporary sensibilities.
As an actress and visual artist respectively, Lidija and Laslo are both closely connected to film, and as such live video projections complement Sixth June’s music in their live performances in delicate and mesmerizing balance.
Gazelle Twin | Never Let Me Go
Gazelle Twin is a solo project of UK based composer and artist Elizabeth Bernholz (née Walling).
The project débuted with Changelings (Nov 2010, Something Nothing), and the latest release is the EP Mammal (Jan 2013, Sugarcane).
Kometenmelodien w/ Soft Metals, Gazelle Twin and Sixth June
Friday, 9th May 2014 | 20:00 CET
Berghain Kantine | Am Wriezener Bahnhof | 10243 Berlin/Friedrichshain