A new website has gone up at jjdinfo.com, a portfolio for graphic design, art and video production by yours truly, which includes a lot of the video and graphic design work for Soft Riot.
The second album Fiction Prediction was released on this day in the year 2013. Over the past year I’ve started writing these reflective summaries of past works on their release date anniversaries so here’s my thoughts on this record.
This Sunday I’ll be doing yet another recorded video live/studio performance, this time keeping it local with friends Null/Void, broadcasting out of the well-known Glasgow venue Nice N Sleazy. It’s from 8pm til late this Sunday, 21 June 2020.
Today BandCamp is donating all of their fees today on Juneteenth to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund to support racial injustice, inequality and change. As with the Bandcamp sale earlier this month, all proceeds from the Soft Riot / Possession Records sales today will go to Black Lives Matter UK.
The new video for the track “The Moon King” by synth-pop artist Marcel Wave is now online, with filming, production and video effects done by myself. Read on for more information and to watch the video.
One of a few old interviews I totally forgot about were found, including this one with a California-based webzine called He Would Rather Kill, a strongly titled, short-lived operation run by an acquaintance I had met on an A Luna Red tour in 2001.
A bit short notice on this announcement but frankly we’ve all be wrapped up with major, seismic events going on in the world at the moment, as you can read more about in this post. I’ll be doing a video-recorded live/studio performance scheduled for 18 June 2020, for STRICT TEMPO out of Seattle, Washington. Thanks to DJ Vox Sinistra for the invite to contribute to this online event.
Some news regarding donations to the UKBLM campaign, next post-punk bands to watch and a revamp of video content on the site.
Starting tomorrow, the Gothic Pogo XIV.5 Livestream commences with 3 days of musical acts and DJs from around the world. Along with a live/studio Soft Riot performance of three songs, there’s a bunch of other video treats that have been created for this online festival upon request of the fine folks at Gothic Pogo.
After contributing an exclusive live performance to the online Gothicat Festival #2 earlier this month there’s two more Soft Riot online performances coming up right around the corner: 24 May 2020 for Moonfrog TV and then during the three days of Gothic Pogo XIV.5 Livestream.
And another video for the Turkish post-punk band She Past Away by Flustervision has premiered today! It is for the track “Durdu Dünya” which has been given a re-work by the American synth duo Boy Harsher as part of She Past Away‘s most recent release, X, which celebrates ten years of the band making music […]
Today is the anniversary of two releases, both released in past years on May 3rd with Hyperbolic Masses released in 2012 and Sounds In Alternate Pictures released in 2016 on this same day.
“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.”
The new ealbum Chin Up is out now! A collection of 11 tracks that make for a “one off” release for a more experimental, ambient-leaning soundm the majority of these tracks where written at the same time as the recent album When Push Comes To Shove.
As a lot of the world is just over a month into lockdown over the current Covid-19 pandemic, there’s been a rise in bands and promoters getting creative and taking a lot performance activity online for the time being. This coming weekend one of those festivals is the currently ongoing Gothicat Festival, of which I’ve […]
Flustervision, a video production parntnership between myself and Glasgow video artist Georgina Penstkart, have recently done a video for the Turkish post-punk band She Past Away for their track “Ritüel”, remixed by The Soft Moon off their most recently remix album X on Fabrika Records.
Many thanks to the music site White Light/White Heat for premiering the first video from the album Chin Up for the track “Who Knows Where You’ll Be”. “Detached, disillusioned lyrics tread through an unsure existence in a disconnected search to find comfort and understanding.”
Available on digital and limited CD and cassete, the majority of the tracks from this album were written at the same time as the tracks from the most recent release, When Push Comes To Shove. Chin Up was mostly written in the late night hours as an escape from the trappings of things like culture, scenes, political calamity, information overload, existential dread and the confines of what is considered synthesizer pop music.
As we are now in midst of a lockdown during a very monumental pandemic, I thought it seemed like the best time more than ever to do a very in-depth post about over 30 of my favourite and most influencial records. Get reading!
I’m back in Glasgow after an aborted tour in Germany, Belgium and The Netherlands due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation. All shows were cancelled by promoters, whom we worked with and unanimously felt this was the best idea. As I’m now back home, I thought I’d write this post.