Fémina – Perlas and Conchas

Album Review | Self Release | Review by Allan Wilkinson | Stars: 4/5

We don’t really need a diploma in Latin to figure out that Fémina translates to ‘woman’, a more than suitable moniker for these three Argentinian vocalists, whose sultry and sensual harmonies weave their way across continents, from their native San Martin de los Andes in the southern region of Patagonia, to the clubs of New York, Paris and London. The trio is made up of sisters Sofia and Clara Trucco, together with Clara Miglioli, who each appear a little like Botticelli’s Birth of Venus on the cover, their hair and conchas (shells) coming in as handy as fig leaf replacements from an earlier story. If the cover attempts to demonstrate their sensuality to varying degrees of success, the songs certainly come closer. Sensuality drips from the performances, certainly on “Agradezco” (I appreciate) and “Treparme” (climb up) with superb vocals both individually and collectively, to an enticing set of beats. Iggy Pop even makes a guest appearance on “Resist”, evidently unable to resist an attempt to sound equally as sensual as Fémina.