ALBUM REVIEW: The Soft Pink Truth – Shall We Go On Sinning So That Grace May Increase? | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Released: 01.05.20

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last time we saw Drew Daniel (better known as one half of Matmos) operating under the moniker of The Soft Pink Truth, it was with the wonderful sub-cultural protest record Why Do The Heathen Rage?, an album of synth pop covers of black metal complete with see it to believe it cover art.

This latest revival of the project is a hard left turn towards deep dance and classical minimalism. A highly collaborative album, including a vocal chorus of Angel Deradoorian, Colin Self and Jana Hunter, this is a patient and stoic work whose conceptual nature is of a piece with his work in Matmos but one in which the rich, carefully manipulated layers of live instrumentation and vocal drone achieve a new, spiritually nourishing context.

 

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