The Soft Pink Truth
Is It Going To Get Any Deeper Than This?
Thrill Jockey
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2022
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Tracklist
1Deeper
2La Joie Devant La Mort
3Wanna Know
4Trocadero
5Moodswing
6Sunwash
7Joybreath
8Deeper Than This?
9Toot Sweet
10Now That It's All Over

The Soft Pink Truth is the solo electronic project of Drew Daniel, one half of Baltimore-found sound duo Matmos. Asked to explain his new album’s gauntlet-throwing title, Drew Daniel says: “Years ago a friend was DJing in a club and a woman came into the DJ booth and asked ‘is it going to get any deeper than this?’ and the phrase became a kind of mantra for us. What did she really want? This album was created as an attempt to imagine possible musical responses to her question.”

Throughout the ten songs of the album, the provocation to go “deeper” prompts promiscuous moves across the genres of disco, minimalism, ambient, and jazz, sliding onto and off of the dancefloor, sweeping higher and lower on the scale of frequencies, engaging both philosophical texts re-set as pop lyrics and wordless glossolalia.

Featuring: François Bonnet: Speech on “Deeper Than This?” Erica Burger-Hannum: Singing on “Trocadero” and “Deeper” Daniel Clark: Singing on “Deeper Than This?” Angel Deradoorian: Singing on “Deeper Than This?” Eléonore Huisse: Speech on “Deeper Than This?”

Rose E. Kross: Voice on “Joybreath” Jamie Stewart: Singing on “La Joie Devant La Mort” Id M Theft Able: Voice on “Sunwash” and “Deeper Than This?” Jenn Wasner: Singing on “Wanna Know”