The entire album is a wonderful Cyberpunk themed spectacle, it's moody, upbeat and has enough percussions and industrial sounding beats to send you on a trip you won't forget.
Favorite track: Breaking In (HOSTILE ARCHITECT Remix).
"Welcome to Riot City" Limited Edition SIGNED Cassette
Cassette + Digital Album
Professionally duplicated cassette with double-sided, three-panel J-Card. Featuring AI generated artwork from SHOKMACHINE, then edited to the dystopian pleasure you see before you. Features an autograph from Slighter.
Includes unlimited streaming of Welcome to Riot City
via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
You ride down the twelve-lane highway on your TransLance; a beat-up model from early 2138, but the rusty thing gets the job done. You can hear the motorcycle’s engines revving, gasping for air as does everyone else. You get no respite, neither should it. Hell, if it broke down here and now, it might save you both the trouble of going where you’re about to go. No city like it. No city as damned. But you’ve got business to finish. And that can only be done in Riot City. You pull your Dashdavaa Heavy AutoPistol from its holster; scratched paint job. You’ve been through a lot, and it’s the closest thing to a lover you have. 7 in the Magazine. Two more clips in your pocket. You slide it back in and look up at the towering skyscrapers ahead. “Welcome to Hell,” you mumble to yourself. As if a ghost is behind you, you swear you hear the city whisper back. It says, “Welcome to Riot City.”
We at Brutal Resonance are proud to present our latest collaboration with the crafty and innovative electronic producer Slighter. The already intense cinematic electronic music Slighter has become infamous for gets a tech makeover for his label debut on Brutal Resonance Records. Channeling cutting-edge futuristic elements and cyberpunk attitude, “Welcome to Riot City” is a concept album setting the tone, mood, and general story of Riot City – a location that will be revisited in future Brutal Resonance Records releases.
“Welcome to Riot City” begins with a trip into the city with the title track. The highway blurs and robotic voices read out the horrifying stats of the city – stats that are in-line with modern day atrocities. ‘Breaking In’ explores corporate espionage, detailing a break-in at a secure facility with an ambiguous ending. ‘ComaDose’ injects the newly introduced and widely popular synthetic drug to the listener. As it crawls into the user’s body, they are introduced to Nirvana. Only the potential to die is high; higher than any street dealer or corp is willing to admit. ‘Firefight On Warrett Street’ follows a news reporter’s coverage on a vicious gang war. As the bullets fly, the reporter remains calm and docile, reflecting the everyday violence within Riot City. Finally, we end with ‘High Tech, High Life’. A glimpse into the ego of the point-one percent; of how they control the city without fear of repercussion. Like a child overviewing a field of ants, they find Riot City as their playground.
“Welcome to Riot City” features a who’s who of talent. Voiceover work by dark electropop producer and all-around multi-media phenomenon Bara Hari (Sam Franco) appears on ‘High Tech, High Life’; guest voice actor and friend L Bacerra plays Chad Bailey on ‘Firefight on Warrett Street’, and voice over artist and author who’s worked with Slighter since 2012, R. A. Desilets, commits to ‘Breaking In’. Mirroring the album are an additional five remixes coming from synthpop robot-girl Eva X, electro-industrial and cyberpunk juggernaut HOSTILE ARCHITECT, glitchy and breaky artist royb0t, fellow electro-industrial and dystopian veteran Planetdamage, and underground synthwave producer Kizunaut.