MARY OCHER – Eden (Buback/Indigo/Finetunes) Out Now!!
Born in Moscow, raised in Tel Aviv, living in Berlin. Over the five years, from festival to art shows, Mary Ocher has become a rather prominent character in the European queer music world thanks to her stunning voice, unsettling lyrics and out-of-this-world live Performance. The previous album “War Songs” was released on Haute Areal. There’s a way to write pop music which is still intellectually stimulating. Mary Ocher does just this with her second album release Eden. It has been produced by Canadian Rock & Roll guru King Khan (producer of the Black Lips among other acts) and recorded in his legendary Moon Studios.Its existence is a paradox in itself. The album contradicts the State of the music industry today, in its anti-thesisness to everything that’s marked as „sell-able“ these days: it’s raw, weird, lo-fi, minimalist and analog; existentialist pop. It is influenced by anything from kraut rock („The Road“) to oldschool psyche-delia („No Lesson Learned“) to ambient and cites anything from Nico to Brian Eno, via Suicide, Suzi Quatro, Sparks and Lene Lovich.You will find guitar-driven folk tunes („Sweet Charity“) next to grim piano ballads („The Android Sea“), garage („Baby Indiana“) and towards the end it loosens itself in four minimal electronic pieces compiled into three tracks: The Thunderbird Tetralogy. These meditative, spheric Ornaments lead us to a level of evolution where even the voice is lost. Eden is about life in various stages of degeneration of the human race: greed, xenophobia, remains of colonialism.
But the thunderbird is a phoenix, it rises from its own ashes: „In death there can be life. How it got there, is a mystery to me.“To experience the depths of that paradisian universe in its entirety, you should certainly visit one of Ocher’s stirring live Performances.