Frederikke Hoffmeier aka Copenhagener Puce Mary joins PAN for her new album The Drought, where she is found tucking in to the world’s most suspicious-looking apple. The image suggests themes of temptation, self-destruction and self-preservation are encountered in these new tracks, while compositionally Hoffmeier seems to be using decidedly less aggression and more vulnerability and melody than we’ve heard from her before.
Vinyl LP £15.99 PAN87LP
LP on PAN, mastered by Rashad Becker, featuring cover art by Torbjørn Rødland.
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CD on PAN, mastered by Rashad Becker, featuring cover art by Torbjørn Rødland.
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- The Drought by Puce Mary
As I write about this from the comfort of my own home, I currently have a plumber in (this is not a naughty euphemism) fitting a new tap in the bathroom so I’m being somewhat delicate with the volume for fear he’ll think I’m partaking in some sort of degenerate debauchery.
I’ve had the digital promo of this for some time - it took bloody ages for the CD/LP to arrive, so in the interim I’ve given it the volume it’s worthy of and can confirm it’s a pretty great album - but then Puce Mary has made some cool records - mostly on Posh Isolation and now snapped up by PAN. So that’s no surprise - however, I’m inclined to say this is possibly her most refined and focussed work thus far, yet still retains the thrillingly visceral and cathartic aspect that makes her work so engrossing. Somehow she appears to be more in control, her noise sculpted into tantalising forms and her spoken word/lyrics as intimate, highly personal, and captivating as ever. Well worth the wait!
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