Soft Thoughts

by Soft Thoughts

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Perils 05:14
1806 04:10
Stemen 05:50
White Seal 03:47
Garden Party 04:20
Tocco Rosso 03:55
5 03:16
Hollow Falls 05:01


Soft Thoughts is an equally cooperative project between Matt Nish-Lapidus, Timothy Condon and Michael Peter Olsen. At various times one of them has taught design in Copenhagen, played on a Drake record or been honoured with Western Australia’s Cub Scout of the year award. Matt Nish-Lapidus’s “New Tendencies” is an abstract experimental music project, his latest record “Code422” is currently out on Co-Dependent. Timothy Condon has been a key member of projects such as Mirrored Silver Sea and Fresh Snow. His new project Lake Versions is about to release their first full length record. Michael Peter Olsen has been a part of hundreds of musical ventures and will be releasing his first experimental electric cello record under his own name on Hand Drawn Dracula in 2020.

"The self-titled Soft Thoughts (Arachnidiscs) comes to us from trio Matt Nish-Lapidus, Timothy Condon and Michael Peter Olsen. It’s an elusive record that seems to want to break out into the field of metal, but only teases by way of a flanging riff that repeats on Perils. There are many moments where the gents create this starry-eyed sense of void that is mesmerizing, stunting. They also offer generous stringed reverb that blends shoegaze and ambient techno somehow flawlessly (Stemen). The work is emotive even at its most peculiar, and you can expect plenty in the light of conceptually driven experimental electronics. There are beats, but they are quite wayward, following their own wry trajectory. And when you least expect it incoming are field recording samples and U.F.O. monitors at full-tilt (Garden Party)." ~

"A sense of grey and of fog. Unease married with beauty and chills. Don’t be put off by tags experimental for this is music that is sensual and natural.... Soft Thoughts is an abstract piece with distinct human touches.... Grim truths are exposed on pieces like ‘5’ where through the use of piano we are transported to what feels like the scene of an ugly crime where innocence was snatched and snapped apart by the grotesque act of an warped individual.... A vital component in the quality of this album is the way the trio never trip into the trap of over indulgence. There is a sense of purpose to every noise and every quick switch in mood or ambience..... Soft Thoughts is a thrilling listen that is hypnotic and addictive. It is honest and full of substance and is an album which has been released at the most perfect time of year. Draw your curtains..dim your lights and allow for the silver energy to cascade over you."
~Louder Than War (Simon Tucker)


released January 5, 2020

Originally released September 20, 2019 on Arachnidiscs, cat#. AD195.

All sounds, composition, recording, production and mixing herein by Timothy Condon, Matt Nish-Lapidus, and Michael Peter Olsen.


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Soft Thoughts is an equally cooperative project between Matt Nish-Lapidus, Timothy Condon and Michael Peter Olsen.

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