Fiction Prediction is a collection of songs selected for a first official <a href="http://www.softriot.com">Soft Riot</a> LP release, these tracks being a confident advancement in the unique and engaging “Soft Riot” sound developed on prior releases. Drawing inspiration from synthesizer-based film soundtracks of yesteryear, drones, early EBM, minimal synth, a dose of psychedelic synthpop and a heavy dose of throbbing appregiated rhythms, Soft Riot is a science-fiction heavy soundscape that narrates the listener through today’s fractured, excessive landscape with hints of black humour.
Soft Riot, coming from a more punk rock pedigree, often places more focus than the norm on his lyrical content, bringing in detailed pictures and sometimes even linear narrative storylines to subjects such as modern living, technology, surveillance, environment, overpopulation, enlightenment, life elsewhere, forewarning about catastrophic events, vain people in gyms, and not having enough time. The influences come less from other musical artists but more so from written fiction and film —a future predicted by fiction!
Soft Riot is JJD : Voice, synthesizers, samplers, programming, found sounds. Additional vocals in “There Just Isn’t Enough Time” by MM Lyle. All tracks written in 2011-2012 by Soft Riot (Jack Duckworth).
Tracks 1 originally released on the “Another Drone In Your Head” EP available through
Tundra Dubs. Tracks 1, 2, 5, 7 and 9 previously released on the “Hyperbolic Masses” limited edition cassette in May 2012, which is no longer available. Less than 100 made with no digital release.
Tracks recorded in sessions between Summer 2011 and Summer 2012 at Studio 10 and Studio 55 in London, England. Artwork and package design by JJD. Artist photo by Del Jae. Live photo by Greg Allan.
Purchase on LP, CD or Cassette at softriot.bandcamp.com
If you wish to buy this album digitally, check out:
Other Voices Records (Europe)
Volar Records (North America)