Music & Visions – projects selected by Massimo Di Roma + ThePT
Mary Ocher has been persistently creating passionate, uncompromising work, raw, thought provoking, socially and creatively pushing against the current, dealing with subjects of authority, identity and conflict.
Her work is as enchanting as it is polarizing, ranging from traditional folk to raw 60s garage, ambient with ethereal vocals and abstract synths, to experimental pop with African and South American rhythms. She has released 4 studio albums on 5 labels in the past 6 years, as well as a double anthology of home recordings, 2 EPs and 2 collections of remixes. Her previous solo release was produced by Canadian Psych Rock&Roll guru King Khan.
The most recent, “The West Against The People” is out on Klangbad, Hans Joachim Irmler‘s label of Faust. It features solo tracks, as well as tracks with her two drummers Your Government, and elusive legends Die Tödliche Doris and Felix Kubin. It also features an essay elaborating on the themes of the album and analyzing the current sociopolitical climate*.
*The essay can be read here: www.maryocher.com/essay.html
… I´m a collagist and qualified graphic designer, living in Berlin. I was trained as a window dresser, studied visual communications, worked as a printer and graphic designer and also as a set decorator and graphic artist for different movies. My collages are published in several international books and magazines and were also used for international music cds and lps.
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