After crafting the deconstructed synth-pop of Soft Metals for the past 6 years, Portland OR - based synth artist Ian Hicks has resumed his solo output and has delved deeper into exploring the darker,
weirder, more mutant alleys of his mind and studio. Inspired by the capricious winter of the Pacific Northwest, early industrial gear experiments, science fiction, horror and the explosion of the modular
synthesizer scene in Portland, Ian presents VIY as his initial post-Soft Metals work. VIY is a snap shot of an ever-changing configuration of equipment, textures and moods captured with minimal
processing and editing to preserve the original idea in the purest form.