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The Soft Rider

The Pool

 

The Soft Rider  “The Pool”

AT002

Vinyl/Digital

 

Inspired by both JG Ballard’s “Atrocity Exhibition” and California’s psychedelic luminescence, this first EP from The Soft Rider revisits synth-pop and electronic/industrial music through the prism of Los Angeles as fascinating as it is chilling. The freeways lined with palm trees and the reflections of a radiating sun respond to a pulsation set at 128BPM, pink-candy melodies and the distant echo of waves, metal and concrete. Somewhere between Giorgio Moroder and Throbbing Grisles, The Soft Rider dystopian disco describes a world where silicon dreams, ice cream parlours and eternal sunshine melt with hi-tech surveillance and survival strategies. Recorded between Brussels and Los Angeles, the record features vocals by K. Hoffstedt and A. Edelman and comes as  12″ EP edition and digital download.  A super limited  edition ( only 50 copies)  Vinyl+ handscreenprinted beach bag is also available.

 

“A mix of sunkissed surfing vibes, italo-disco, and synthetic dreams enrobed in powerful acid.” The 405 magazine

 

Release Date: October 19th 2018

Price: 6€ (Digital Download) / 11€ ( Vinyl 250 copies ltd edition)

 

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The Soft Rider

The Beach

 

The Soft Rider “The Beach”

Somewhere between Giorgio Moroder and Throbbing Grisles, The Soft Rider dystopian disco describes a world  where silicon dreams, ice cream parlours and eternal sunshine  melt with hi-tech surveillance and survival strategies.

 

Price: 2.00€  (Digital Download)

 

 

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Laurence Wasser

"V"

 

Laurence Wasser “V”
AT001

Vinyl/Digital

Stomping bass lines and primitive drum beats are held together by a throaty, uncontrollable voice that mumbles and bellows over spurts of guitar twangs. The frantic energy of tracks like “Ah!” and “Swinging Man” is counter-balanced by moody interludes that give structure to the album. Influenced by Laurence’s youth in France and the rainy skies of Paris, these detuned “yeye” sketches take a walk through the grey territories of social alienation, suburban numbness, and bourgeois narcissism. A desperate ode to the pent-up energy of the people and the potential in our collective anger, Wasser’s 11 new unstable ballads, though vastly different than the primitive disco-trash of his earlier recordings, retain the same addictive, spastic energy, adding a gloomier mood for darker days.

Mêlant voix désarticulée, rythmes primitifs et guitares yéyés désaccordées, “V” oscille entre garage psychotique ( “Ah!”,”Swinging Man”) et instrumentaux taciturnes (“Faux amis”, “Island impossible”). Enregistré entre San Francisco et Berlin, le disque se veut une ballade  de 11 titres sous le ciel gris de la Vème république, celle des maisons Bouygues, des trains Ouigo et de la colère qui gronde.

 

Price:  7€ (Digital Download) / 7€ (Tape+Poster, ltd edition-SOLD OUT),  12€ ( Vinyl 250 copies ltd edition)

 

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