EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: Soft Riot's album is titled "No." but I say "Yes."
Canadian-British synth artist Soft Riot is on his tenth album to date. Can you believe that? Seems like just yesterday I discovered JJD’s music and the next there’s a full catalog awaiting. I mean, this doesn’t include his work in other acts such as Radio Berlin and A Luna Red, but that’s beside the point. The man’s a music machine turning out his lovingly crafted babies left and right to bless the world. As it is, Soft Riot gained the attention of Possession Records at one point or another, and this beautiful marriage between artist and label led to one of Soft Riot’s most critically acclaimed albums to date “When Push Comes To Shove”. Naturally, Soft Riot is following up on that hype with his brand-new album “No.”.
Like many artists, the Covid-19 pandemic boggled his brain and changed his working environment. As such, his creativity and artistic drive shifted into a new gear. That factor paired with influence from outside of his normal listening ground turned “No.” into a less whole, thematic piece and transformed it into individual bites of JJD’s livelihood. Each song stands on its own but still have the signature SynthLord sound we’ve all come to know and respect for quite some time. All that said, we’ve got the entirety of “No.” available for streaming thanks to our friends over at Possession Records. Let’s take a listen, shall we?
Possession Records is giving this album the deluxe treatment. Available for pre-order on Bandcamp, the album will also be released in both limited-edition 12” Vinyl and CD formats on August 11th, 2023. The first forty copies of the vinyl will also come with a limited edition printed zine courtesy of Soft Riot himself. A bit of a collector’s item for sure, and something you should grab before it’s gone. Grab your copy HERE. Soft Riot has also released their first single for the album, 'A Spade Is Played Again'. Well, single is a bit of a stretch; more like an EP considering it comes alongside three remixes and a B-side. You can check out that HERE and you can stream the video below.
I've been writing for Brutal Resonance since November of 2012 and now serve as the editor-in-chief. I love the dark electronic underground and usually have too much to listen to at once but I love it. I am also an editor at Aggressive Deprivation, a digital/physical magazine since March of 2016. I support the scene as much as I can from my humble laptop.
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