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Puce Mary debuts on PAN
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Puce Mary announces new album, The Drought, on PAN - released 5 October

Building from a reputation of arresting live performances and critically acclaimed releases Puce Mary breaks new ground with The Drought, evolving from the tropes of industrial and power electronics to forge a complex story of adapting to new realities. Remnants of noise still exist, sustaining the penetrative viscerality offered on previous records, however The Drought demonstrates an intention to expand on the vocabulary of confrontational music and into a grander narrative defined by technical and emotional growth.

Bringing together introspective examination with literary frameworks by writers such as Charles Baudelaire and Jean Genet, Puce Mary’s compositions manifest an ongoing power struggle within the self towards preservation. The traumatised body serves as a dry landscape of which obscured memories and escape mechanisms fold reality into fiction, making sense of desire, loss and control. The Drought presents both danger and opportunity; through rebuilding a creative practice centred on first person narrative and a deliberate collage of field recordings and sound sources Puce Mary’s injects an acute urgency across the album seeking resilience.

“To Possess Is To Be In Control” makes use of lyrical repetition as an ambiguity of two selves, or a divided self, attempting to consume one another, while “Red Desert,” named after Michelangelo Antonioni’s 1964 film, portrays the individual subsumed by surrounding environmental forces. The seven-minute epic “The Size of Our Desires” acts as the emotional tipping point of the record; amongst the ominous drone and dense feedback flutters almost-beatific melodies, while the lyrics reveal a romantic call to be swept up in the midst of an increasingly uninhabitable world.
 
Rather than escape, The Drought dramatises a metamorphosis in which vulnerability is confronted through regeneration. Noise and aggression no longer act as an affront to react against but part of a ‘corporeal architecture’ where space, harmony and lyricism surface from the harsh tropes of industrial music. The Drought chronologises the artist’s transformation through a psychological famine, new ways of coping akin to plant survival in a desert – to live without drying out.

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An incredible live act: "no other act is quite as physically affecting. Armed with an electric violin and her signature screams, she wields goosebump-inducing timbres on the high end to balance the unyielding bass." The Quietus review of Atonal 2017.

Puce Mary will be touring EU in October, and open to further dates later in 2018 and early 2019.

Please get in touch to discuss your ideas soon.

All the best,

Keira

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Keira Sinclair
POLY. Artists

working with: Alessandro Cortini · Awesome Tapes From Africa · DJ Bus Replacement Service · DJ Richard · DJ Stingray · Joe · Nene H · Nina · Noncompliant · Puce Mary · Sarah Davachi · SPFDJ · SØS Gunver Ryberg · Varg

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