Playing tracks by
No More, Chrome, Les Provisoires, 13th chime, Sic and more.
FACT mix 295 is by The Soft Moon.
The brainchild of San Francisco-dweller Luis Vasquez, The Soft Moon has gradually evolved from a solo project into a fully-fledged four-piece band with a fearsome live reputation.
Their self-titled debut album (on Captured Tracks, 2010), blew us away: a visceral collection of driving, icy-hearted post-punk derivations, its wailing synths, relentless tom-heavy rhythms and plaintively melodic basslines made no secret of their allegiance to the likes of Joy Division, Bauhaus and Sisters of Mercy’s ‘Alice’. What made The Soft Moon more than a modern goth pastiche, though, was its manic, amphetamine energy, and the paranoid, psychedelic potential arising out of it.
For his FACT mix, Vasquez has dug into his collection to share with you some nuggets from his collection. Honestly, if you’re into goth, post-punk, cold wave, industrial – any morbid music of the night, in fact – you need to get your teeth into this.