Vinyl LP pressing including digital download. Soft Metals is an electronic duo formed in 2009 by Ian Hicks and Patricia Hall currently based in Los Angeles, California. They met in late 2008 at a DJ night hosted by Patricia in Portland. Work began on their self produced, self recorded second LP Lenses in the summer of 2012. They sketched out what would become the song "Lenses" and work then continued into the fall and winter.