Soft Pink Truth -- Why Do the Heathen Rage?

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I suggest reading the whole description but let the tracklisting summarize it:

1. Invocation for Strength
2. Black Metal (Originally performed by Venom)
3. Sadomatic Rites (Originally performed by Beherit)
4. Ready to Fuck (Originally performed by Sarcofago)
5. Satanic Black Devotion (Originally performed by Sargeist)
6. Beholding the Throne of Might (Originally performed by Darkthrone)
7. Let There Be Ebola Frost (Originally performed by An)
8. Buried by Time and Dust (Originally performed by Mayhem)
9. Maniac (Originally performed by Hellhammer)
10. Grim and Frostbitten Gay Bar (Originally performed by Impaled Northern Moonforest)

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 30 April 2014 16:18 (six years ago) link

Album of the year.

Matt DC, Wednesday, 30 April 2014 16:28 (six years ago) link

Heard it and you're not far wrong.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 30 April 2014 16:33 (six years ago) link

this sounds awesome, can't wait to hear it

adam, Wednesday, 30 April 2014 16:39 (six years ago) link

yeah this rules

cover art purportedly too lewd to be shared w/ world at present time :O

From Tha Crouuuch To Da Palacios (DJ Mencap), Wednesday, 30 April 2014 17:18 (six years ago) link

No byzantum no cred

Quinoa Phoenix (latebloomer), Thursday, 1 May 2014 04:00 (six years ago) link

2 kvlt 4 this world

Quinoa Phoenix (latebloomer), Thursday, 1 May 2014 04:01 (six years ago) link

So stoked for this.

etc, Thursday, 1 May 2014 05:44 (six years ago) link

i want this now

you poll a lot, but you're not saying anything (Noodle Vague), Thursday, 1 May 2014 07:34 (six years ago) link

"Grim and Frostbitten Gay Bar" :D

you poll a lot, but you're not saying anything (Noodle Vague), Thursday, 1 May 2014 07:34 (six years ago) link

Have been listening to this live set for a while in prep:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZwMqFDCzhRI

etc, Thursday, 1 May 2014 07:50 (six years ago) link

Oh my god, keep flying the flag! Is anyone paying attention?

I am Sporadicus! (I M Losted), Thursday, 1 May 2014 15:14 (six years ago) link

Enjoy a trailer

https://vimeo.com/93313290/

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 1 May 2014 17:22 (six years ago) link

I did not know Drew did a Soft Pink Truth set at Voice of the Valley festival

that is amazing

Milton Parker, Thursday, 1 May 2014 17:25 (six years ago) link

Pink metallic foiling!

etc, Thursday, 8 May 2014 10:14 (six years ago) link

amazing

Angkor Waht (Neil S), Thursday, 8 May 2014 15:42 (six years ago) link

long, interesting interview: http://www.steelforbrains.com/post/85545886662/drew-daniel

Angkor Waht (Neil S), Tuesday, 13 May 2014 09:36 (six years ago) link

reading that last night i was totally nodding my head to the axes of music/noise which has been my internal theory for years except i only had the one axis

Tributes as popular Lichfield cat dies (Noodle Vague), Tuesday, 13 May 2014 11:13 (six years ago) link

one thing I've been pondering is that I agree with Drew's point about the regressive politics of (some) BM, but does it then follow that BM fans are "cowardly" in their fandom? I don't want this to turn into another "should I listen to Burzum?" thread so tell me to STFU if you like, but how can one be a BM fan and avoid the trap of cowardice that DD alludes to? And is it fair to ascribe cowardice to a presumably disparate group of people who (as DD himself notes) are only united by their BM fandom?

Angkor Waht (Neil S), Tuesday, 13 May 2014 11:36 (six years ago) link

cowardice could mean a number of things in this instance I'd think but plausibly it might be about the handwavey excuses that get made for far-right sentiment and/or wilful bigotry, by people who would never cut that much slack to indierock bands or w/e

From Tha Crouuuch To Da Palacios (DJ Mencap), Tuesday, 13 May 2014 11:47 (six years ago) link

irl lol'd at Fenriz Has a Guidance Tattoo btw

From Tha Crouuuch To Da Palacios (DJ Mencap), Tuesday, 13 May 2014 11:48 (six years ago) link

so excited about this!!

now I'm the grandfather (dog latin), Tuesday, 13 May 2014 13:43 (six years ago) link

two weeks pass...

Interview!

http://pitchfork.com/features/show-no-mercy/9417-soft-pink-truth/

Plus...a Burzum cover.

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 29 May 2014 18:00 (six years ago) link

DD: I wanted some kind of spoken word intro with ominous sound effects, like the way atmospheric black metal records begin. In fact, I made a mix that's just 45 minutes of intros.

I WANT TO HEAR THIS.

both the 45-minute black metal intro mix, and also the new record. i absolutely adored the Do You Want New Wave album. i think it was one of the last CDs i bought before i switched over to LPs, and it was in nonstop rotation in my car's CD player until i sold the vehicle

go to evangelical agonizing eternal hell (Karl Malone), Thursday, 29 May 2014 18:11 (six years ago) link

three weeks pass...

this is on rotation atm. a part-time metal fan so only knew some of the songs being covered but it's detailed, humorous and makes the language of torment and hell quite touching in places, suspended outside its complementary musical context. it's fun!

also I'm a sucker for the Snap! interpellation.

Fizzles, Thursday, 19 June 2014 07:26 (six years ago) link

Yeah I started listening this morning too. Also wish I knew more of the originals, but it's a fun listen so far all the same.

now I'm the grandfather (dog latin), Thursday, 19 June 2014 08:20 (six years ago) link

Thoughts from...a Norwegian black metal performer! Great piece, Drew just shared it out on Twitter:

http://theformant.info/why-do-the-heathen-rage/

Ned Raggett, Friday, 20 June 2014 15:31 (six years ago) link

yeah good stuff

Barry Gordy (Neil S), Friday, 20 June 2014 15:39 (six years ago) link

really love this record.

akm, Friday, 20 June 2014 18:17 (six years ago) link

haven't spent much time w this, but i think i like the concept more than the music per se. which has been the case since do you party?, tbh. it's a really good concept, so i'm not damning quite so harshly as my faint praise might suggest, but i am a bit disappointed. will give it some time to sink in though...

Pew Nornographers (contenderizer), Friday, 20 June 2014 18:34 (six years ago) link

DD: I wanted some kind of spoken word intro with ominous sound effects, like the way atmospheric black metal records begin. In fact, I made a mix that's just 45 minutes of intros.

I WANT TO HEAR THIS.


your prayers have been answered

willem, Friday, 27 June 2014 11:00 (six years ago) link

crap I edited it down to 35 minutes

time for a volume two

the tune was space, Tuesday, 1 July 2014 17:24 (six years ago) link

I, for one, wouldn't complain if that were to happen.

EZ Snappin, Tuesday, 1 July 2014 17:27 (six years ago) link

I made a Spotify playlist that interleaves the original versions of these songs (except the two that aren't available on Spotify):

http://open.spotify.com/user/glennpmcdonald/playlist/11qaRpKgoKFg8FuBiZPttb

glenn mcdonald, Wednesday, 2 July 2014 02:48 (six years ago) link

I covered Daft Punk's "Teachers" as a bonus track during this lil project

https://soundcloud.com/thrilljockey/the-soft-pink-truth-teachers/s-HY8N2

the tune was space, Monday, 7 July 2014 21:46 (six years ago) link

album of the year after eno/hyde's High Life, for me. So far.

akm, Monday, 7 July 2014 21:48 (six years ago) link

I covered Daft Punk's "Teachers" as a bonus track during this lil project

https://soundcloud.com/thrilljockey/the-soft-pink-truth-teachers/s-HY8N2

― the tune was space, Monday, 7 July 2014 21:46 (Yesterday)

!!!

etc, Tuesday, 8 July 2014 05:36 (six years ago) link

Lots of familiar names here I sez I sez

http://www.theguardian.com/music/2014/jul/10/black-metal-dance-soft-pink-truth-drew-daniel-why-do-the-heathen-rage

Ned Raggett, Friday, 11 July 2014 15:40 (six years ago) link

three weeks pass...

I love this record so much and the highlight has to be "Let there be Ebola Frost", but can we not let there be Ebola frost please?

Barry Gordy (Neil S), Friday, 1 August 2014 21:53 (five years ago) link

yeah this record is awesome \m/

The Reverend, Friday, 1 August 2014 22:46 (five years ago) link

one month passes...

Still so good. Feeling the Mayhem cover especially.

Non-Stop Hongrotic Cabaret (dog latin), Monday, 29 September 2014 11:35 (five years ago) link

love this fuckin record. seeing SPT w/ dleone opening on saturday, super excited.

adam, Tuesday, 30 September 2014 10:59 (five years ago) link

http://i.imgur.com/q27bcMG.gif

adam, Sunday, 5 October 2014 12:33 (five years ago) link

woulda gone if i'd had any energy whatsoever :(

son of a lewd monk (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 5 October 2014 13:09 (five years ago) link

love this fuckin record. seeing SPT w/ dleone opening on saturday, super excited.

― adam, Tuesday, 30 September 2014 10:59 (5 days ago)

Dream lineup, but unlike Matmos I don't think SPT's gonna make it to Wellington. What's the live setup like?

etc, Sunday, 5 October 2014 13:16 (five years ago) link

drew on laptop and mic, a gentleman whose name i did not catch vogueing in corpsepaint, screaming (nicely) in audience members' faces, thunderous beats. it sounded great and looked great. like the whole why do the heathen rage project it could go horribly wrong in lesser hands but my wife and i (and the whole club) were floored.

also, surprise coil cover! "the anal staircase."

adam, Sunday, 5 October 2014 13:24 (five years ago) link

two weeks pass...

"Let There Be Ebola Frost" is giving me some serious KMFDM vibes

Belami Young (Stevie D(eux)), Thursday, 23 October 2014 03:46 (five years ago) link

one year passes...

Digging in now: https://thesoftpinktruth.bandcamp.com/album/why-pay-more

RAP GAME SHANI DAVIS (Raymond Cummings), Friday, 4 December 2015 23:01 (four years ago) link

ha, "Party Pills"! I hadn't heard this in ages.

RAP GAME SHANI DAVIS (Raymond Cummings), Friday, 4 December 2015 23:15 (four years ago) link

This will sound like slander but I dig this so much more than the previous two SPT releases

RAP GAME SHANI DAVIS (Raymond Cummings), Friday, 4 December 2015 23:39 (four years ago) link

four years pass...

A new Soft Pink Truth album is on the way! Shall We Go On Sinning So That Grace May Increase?

Hey! I have some news! Time to put SxPxTx into SuPer Tuesday! Thanks to the help of many friends, I'm now able to announce a NEW album by The Soft Pink Truth. "Shall We Go On Sinning So That Grace May Increase?" will come out on Thrill Jockey records on May 1st. The album is two sidelong 22 minute pieces and is very different from past SPT music; you can hear an element here: https://thesoftpinktruth.bandcamp.com/track/we
The artwork and design is by Robert Beatty; the mastering was done by Heba Kadry; the music features playing and/or singing from many people who are dear to me: M.C. Schmidt, Angel Deradoorian, Sarah Hennies, Jana Hunter, Colin Self, Koye Berry, Andrew Bernstein, John Berndt, and David Serotte all contributed and helped make it what it is. I'm so grateful to everyone who helped me to do this.

^^ as per Dr3w on fb.

Le Bateau Ivre, Wednesday, 4 March 2020 09:21 (four months ago) link

great artwork
love beatty's stuff

stoked for the record!

nxd, Wednesday, 4 March 2020 09:22 (four months ago) link

three weeks pass...

We is so dope

gaudio, Thursday, 26 March 2020 05:29 (three months ago) link

one month passes...

new one is lovely

devvvine, Monday, 4 May 2020 11:47 (two months ago) link

Yeah, gorgeous stuff.

k*r*n koltrane (Simon H.), Monday, 4 May 2020 12:34 (two months ago) link

took my breath away several times but none moreso than the transition from 'that' into 'grace'

devvvine, Monday, 4 May 2020 13:59 (two months ago) link

Just went to check the tracklist to see which transition it was that perked my ears up, but turns it was the exact same spot on the album: when the piano first comes in on Grace. Sublime.

(One question: if your conceit is that each track is named using one word from your 10-word title, then why only include 9 tracks on the album?)

enochroot, Monday, 4 May 2020 14:42 (two months ago) link

yes yr right it's a lil way into grace in fact

devvvine, Monday, 4 May 2020 15:00 (two months ago) link

one month passes...

loving this so much

Tim F, Monday, 29 June 2020 00:35 (two weeks ago) link

Y’all know about the companion album, right?

https://thesoftpinktruth.bandcamp.com/album/am-i-free-to-go

Jeff W, Monday, 29 June 2020 08:52 (two weeks ago) link

'Shall We Go On Sinning So That Grace May Increase?' is one of the best records I've heard this year.

Nourry, Monday, 29 June 2020 09:23 (two weeks ago) link


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