The Female Form is the second collaborative record between two of Copenhagen’s most prolific experimental music personas. Frederikke Hoffmeier’s Puce Mary project is known from several solo records on Posh Isolation and her collaborative releases with Sewer Election, as well as almost countless shows and performances all over the world.
Loke Rahbek is probably best known for his work as half of Posh Isolation and his projects under the aliases Croatian Amor, Damien Dubrovnik, Lust for Youth, Vår and an impressive body of work manifested both as records, performances and strange places in between.
Together they have previously released ‘The Closed Room’ on Posh Isolation in 2011 and now, four years later, they are ready with the second record of their planned trilogy. The Female Form was recorded partly in their shared studio in Copenhagen located inside the venue and studio complex Mayhem, and partly at the historical Electro-Acoustic EMS studio in Stockholm.
Thematically the record deals with intimacy and the (im)possible relation of the sexes. It is obvious that the two artists have grown vastly, both as composers and lyricists since their last collaborative effort. Still, it feels like ‘The Female Form’ follows where ’The Closed Room’ left of, walking a path in between industrial, drone and electro acoustic music.
The room is still closed, the doors are shut and windows covered, whatever insight the listener is granted is the kind of insight you get peeping through the keyhole or the crack between the curtains. Every motion is obscured and the outcome uncertain. Still, the seven pieces that form ’The Female Form’ is a demanding and intriguing venture into the two artists’ world, even if we are left at the doorstep with the door closed in front of us.
2. A Body Reimagined
3. Swim ll
4. Liquefying of the flesh
5. The Female Form
6. With Complete Will