OUT NOW : Tral Neu, a collaborative, multi-country musical project featuring tracks by groups of musicians in the underground synth/wave scene working as a collaboration. On this release is the track “Making The Same Mistake”, a group effort by Soft Riot, Madmoizel and Iv/An.
Announced today, and delayed over the past two years due to the pandemic, Gothic Pogo Festival XV Festival is a go for this June in Leipzig, Germany. It’s my favourite festival ever and I’m to be performing a SOFT RIOT set on the Sunday showcase as part of five days of amazing bands, DJing and dancing.
A double-entry for the Canadian (1985) and American (1993) versions of the The Tower, both made-for-TV movies involving powerful, master computers in state-of-the-art (for the time) office buildings that go bezerk and start killing people! Both films are of dubious quality but provide a certain entertainment value. This entry is a bit of a contrast and comparison between the two and delves a bit into aesthetics, Canadian film and the little known genre of Canuxploitation.
From the compilation Upperwave Selections Vol. 1 on Miseria Records
All music, lyrics, incidental music and sound effects by SOFT RIOT. Based on a dream with camera work, production, editing and assemblage by JJD. Many thanks to MM Lyle (Marcel Wave) and William Maybelline (Lebanon Hanover, Qual) for lending their personage and time for inclusion in this film. And additional thanks to Carlos Grabstein.
A mix was recently done as Possession Records for Glasgow’s community radio station, Radio Buena Vida which aired on 30 July 2021. that is now up and archived on their SoundCloud channel. Along with a couple of Soft Riot tracks, this mix includes selections by artists old and new, covering synth and post-punk moods that range from summery and hazy vibes, icy dirges and moments of soundtrack-inspired ambience.