SOFT RIOT

Let’s Scare Jessica To Death

Filed under Film Klub

22 May 2016

Let's Scare Jessica To DeathIt’s time to revive this on-and-off section of the website again. At this point it seems like I have a massive backlog of oddball films that I’d like to post in this section. It’s mainly finding the time in my crazy schedule to do so!

Anyway, without any further delay this entry is about a cult horror film from the early 70s called Let’s Scare Jessica To Death. It’s somewhat well known amongst cinephiles but it’s only recently that I’ve seen it. Much like another favourite film of mine, The Shout, it is a horror of the classic, supernatural vein that uses very little special effects and is more about the atmosphere and empty spaces that allow your mind to ponder the unknown, rather than constantly going at you with shock, gore and awe to provide the entertainment. Also, in both films the soundtrack and sound design is equally as important to the film as the visual footage. READ MORE

Repartiseraren meets Soft Riot

Filed under Mixes, News

08 April 2016

Repartiseraren meets Soft Riot - Years Of Riot (Mixtape 2016)

Years Of Riot (Mixtape 2016)

The Swedish online music magazine Repartiseraren recently got in touch to ask if they could compile a mixtape of Soft Riot material into an online mix. The result is a 2 hour retrospective of material. Here’s more info from Repartiserarnen themselves:

“Soft Riot is just not another electronic act to me. He produces a very special sound with his music that resonates with my experimental and my electronic side. Every album he releases seem to have been crafted from perfection itself. To show off his skills and tracks, Repartiseraren have created a mixtape that spans from his first album No Longer Stranger (2011) to his forthcoming Sounds In Alternate Pictures (2016), a compilation album of remixes done by Soft Riot between 2012 and 2016.”

“As you’re going to hear everything from the start til’ the end, there’s also some miscellaneous songs that have been included for your pleasure, as well as exclusives from his forthcoming remix album.” READ MORE

You Are A Caged Dancer | video still
Following the the previous two videos for “You Never Know What Might Come Next” and “For Your Entertainment” over the past several months, here is the third and final video to be released from the latest album, You Never Know What Might Come Next for the track “You Are A Caged Dancer”. Following the style of artwork from the various albums, this video is a collage of images showing impossible landscapes, dreams and other things. READ MORE

The Soft Riot Playlist on DEF

Filed under Mixes, News

20 January 2016

The Soft Riot Playlist Header
Originally airing this past Monday, January 18th on the Doncaster Electronic Foundation‘s weekly Monday night show, I was asked to provide a playlist of songs that I had some connection or personal engagement with. The playlist is likely a bit of an oddball mix of songs given that my musical interests when I was young were a bit unorthodox. Given that there’s a few “lost” gems in there including 90s synthesizer/post-hardcore band The VSS and their one album “Nervous Circuits”, some lesser known Canadian synth bands from back in the day as well as some tracks from projects I was involved in that have been dragged out of the vaults. READ MORE

A Video For Your Entertainment

Filed under News

12 January 2016

For Your Entertainment — Still ImageHere we are in 2016 and this is the first entry on softriot.com for the new year, back with a new promotional video for the track “For Your Entertainment” off of the recent album You Never Know What Might Come Next. It’s a glitched out, black satire of the modern media-drenched world we live in. Descriptive words might include: Absurd, frightening and psychotic.I’ve opted for a more personal statement regarding this premiere so here goes: READ MORE