July 11, 2024

Puce Mary – The Drought (CD Album – Pan)

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Genre/Influences: Experimental, industrial, dark-ambient.

Background/Info: Frederikke Hoffmeier is involved with multiple projects, but Puce Mary is for sure her main sonic experiment. Most of her work has been released on the Danish label Posh Isolation, but for her newest work she joined hands with the Berlin based company Pan. The album is also available as vinyl format.

Content: The opening cut “Dissolve” clearly reveals the essence and influences of this work. Puce Mary is collecting sounds and noises, which are next manipulated to obtain a mix of industrial- and experimental music with an explicit noise approach. The songs are heavy and dark, sometimes mixed with a few spoken word  samplings.

+ + + : “The Drought” is a great production in a rather ‘extreme’ music genre. I think there’s a next generation of industrial- and noise artists operating and Puce Mary is just part of them. I like the heavy sound treatments creating a truly attempt for the tympana. This album also sounds diversified revealing a great sonic canvas.

– – – : This album is cool, but I’m missing a few more highlights. I think that’s precisely what this artist needs to gain a wider recognition.

Conclusion: It really is an art transforming sounds and noises into something new, but Puce Mary clearly has a personal approach in this exercise.

Best songs: “Red Desert”, “A Feast Before The Drought”.

Rate: (6½).

Artist: www.facebook.com/pucemarypucemary 

Label: https://as.pan.org / www.facebook.com/pan.hq

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