Album Review: Do You Want New Wave Or Do You Want The Soft Pink Truth? by The Soft Pink Truth
Fairly Good, Based on 2 Critics
The Guardian - 60 Based on rating 3/5
As half of Björk-collaborating San Francisco duo Matmos, Drew Daniel has employed sounds generated from surgical monitors, rat cages, latex fetishwear and that old stand-by, amplified crayfish neural tissue. The Soft Pink Truth may be his housier solo project but his idea of a floor-filler is, unsurprisingly, not the same as Eric Prydz's. For his second album, he's reinvented a handful of obscure anarcho-punk songs - Crass and Minor Threat count as big names - as crunchy, glitchy techno.
Matmos’ better half Drew Daniel is stepping out again, only this time he's sporting a mohawk sprinkled with glitter. His latest “project”: Nine semi-obscure hardcore covers in the very punk run time of 32 minutes. Do You Want New Wave Or Do You Want The Soft Pink Truth? (a play on the Minutemen song) plays as a twisted melding of anarchic nihilism and careless disco, proving this Daniel fellow hits well from both sides of the plate.