Mary Ocher to release ‘Faust Studio Sessions and Other Recordings’

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artist Mary Ocher
title Faust Studio Sessions and Other Recordings
label Klangbad x Sing A Song Fighter
date 23rd November 2017
format Vinyl 10″ | digital
cat. # TRP011

A1. Across Red Lines
A2. A Beginning of Disobedience (feat. Your Government)
A3. Blue Crystal Fire (with Julia Kent) (Robbie Basho cover)
A4. The Deep End (parts I-II)
B1. This World (edit) (live with The Great Hans Unstern Swindle)
B2. Ulifant Fadera (feat. Your Government)
B3. Calories in My Body
B4. Piano edit (revisited)
* bonus mp3 only * Under The Piles Horror (feat. Your Government))

Watch the ‘The Irrevocable Temple of Knowledge’ and see Mary live on tour over the next months.

Mary Ocher closes 2017 with the release of a further trove of songs.

The “Faust Studio Sessions and Other Recordings” 10″ is a collection of pieces whose vast majority was recorded during the sessions that gave birth to “The West Against The People”, Ocher’s full-length release that came out on Klangbad earlier this year to much praise, released alongside a sociopolitical essay and further collaborations (Felix Kubin, Die Toedliche Doris).

These two weeks of recordings were made with Hans Joachim Irmler at the Faust Studio, which is located in a small village by the Swiss border, in a big industrial space overlooking the Danube. Mary’s two drummers, Your Government joined the sessions for a short while, the rest was recorded solo. The 10″ also features a collaboration with cello player Julia Kent (Antony and The Johnsons) – in a rendition of Robbie Basho’s phenomeal “Blue Crystal Fire”, the second collaboration is a live recording with German experimental artist Hans Unstern and his band, known for their use of  self built instruments.

“Faust Studio Sessions and Other Recordings” is a mutual release of the German label Klangbad and the Swedish Sing A Song Fighter.

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Praise for Mary Ocher ‘The West Against The People’

FACT – “as sonically dense as it is politically potent … Her putty-like voice plunges you into underwater dreamworlds and places you’ve never even heard of before.”

NPR – “Few records this year, so far, are as wondrous, pointed and odd as Mary Ocher’s The West Against The People.”

The Wire – “a genre straddling pop oddity, a beguilingly strange, theatrical blend of lounge 1960s yé-yé, icy vocals, South American rhythms and battered industrial percussion.”

The Arts Desk – “none of this is avant-garde pissing about for its own sake … It will definitely take you to some peculiar places, but The West Against the People will also leave you feeling unexpectedly satisfied, and with a whole bunch of hooks echoing through your brain along with the strange thoughts.”

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