Soft Riot will be contributing a 4 song studio performance for the upcoming Mutant Transmissions Festival II later this month. The festival is a live stream happening 23-26 April and curated by the Mutant Transmissions Radio show out of Brugge, Belgium. It will feature studio performances and DJ sets from contributors all over the world for fans of the wave, synth, post-punk and generally weirder end of the underground synth spectrum.
“Jack Duckworth is a synth-driven journeyman who has delivered leftfield sounds across multiple projects over the past 25 years. For the past decade, he’s developed a sizeable, sinewave-forward solo catalogue as Soft Riot.”
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 album When Push Comes To Shove.
All music, lyrics, incidental music and sound effects by SOFT RIOT (JJD). Set construction, painting, effects, concept and editing by JJD. Select building props used from the publication “Brutalist London” by Zupagrafika (Prestel). Lighting and filming by Georgina Penstkart and JJD (Flustervision).
After a bit of a break, this new mix is an extended one, starting with some mood-lifting synthpop from around the office, then a mix of synth and dance-y, dark and dirgy and to atmospheric pieces. Includes tracks of the recent Forbidden Figures compilation as well as from the Glasgow artist compilation album Votive Offerings.