23 April, 2013

Soft Riot - Fiction Prediction LP and preorder available

After being turned on to Soft Riot's No Longer Stranger digital EP and subsequently recently releasing it in its expanded LP form (buy it here), we're happy to announce his second LP, Fiction Prediction, (PREORDER limited color copies here) as well as present to you the video for "Cinema Eyes", constructed by Soft Riot main man Jack Duckworth along with his cohort MM Lyle.  Info below.





We're also happy to announce the digital single of FP track "Your Own Private Underworld" coupled with the digital-only track "You've Been a Seeker For Long Enough", available via Bandcamp below.







Soft Riot is Jack Duckworth, a former Vancouverite now living in London who traces his musical beginnings to the vibrant underground art-punk/hardcore scene emergent across the Canadian and American west coasts in the mid-90s. Duckworth was among the fixtures in that community’s northern outpost before helping to consolidate the early outpourings of a larger pre-“synth/new-wave” revival with his band Radio Berlin alongside others like Black Mountain, Wolf Parade, Frog Eyes, etc, though his output has shifted at least a few degrees from that older sound. His move to London is at the heart of his ongoing personal maintenance; the new atmosphere and cultural dynamic giving fuel to Soft Riot, previously just a concept. 

Fiction Prediction collects Duckworth’s latest material, recorded after the songs that populated his previous album/EP, No Longer Stranger (originally released on Panospria, the EP was expanded and released as an LP by Volar Records). A heavy dose of throbbing arpeggiated synths coupled with Duckworth’s ongoing romp through the annals of sci-fi film history keeps the album well grounded, minimal synths describing the parameters of his psychedelic soundscapes. Coming from a punk rock pedigree Duckworth brings an unusual focus on lyrical content to his music. In evocative detail, Duckworth builds images through song as he explores a range of disparate themes; modern living and overpopulation, technology and enlightenment, state surveillance and prognostication. These influences come less from other artists, and more from written fiction and cinema — a future predicted by fiction! 

“I think we’re going to hear a lot more about Jack Duckworth and Soft Riot in future. I certainly hope so as he’s a real talent deserving to be recognised.” - Friedrichstrasse, May 2012 

Soft Riot en masse, is what it’s refusing to do. Like the tension-soaked soundtrack to a robotic mob, just on the rink of anarchy.” - Mollie Wells, Mishka Blogin NYC

“Three tracks of heavy analog synth vibes. Masterwork synthpop tracks from the UK via Canada.” 

VOLAR RECORDS
North America
volarrecords.blogspot.com volarrecords@gmail.com 

OTHER VOICES
Europe/World
www.othervoicesrecords.com othervoices@inbox.ru 

SOFT RIOT www.softriot.com www.soundcloud.com/softriot www.facebook.com/softriot 




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