We’re delighted to have Berlin’s Mary Ocher back at the Duck this April!
For those of you who aren’t familiar with her work, 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 upcoming show is part of Mary’s new album release tour. “The West Against The People” was just released on Klangbad this March. It was produced with Hans Joachim Irmler of Faust and 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*. A further collaboration with Julia Kent shall be revealed soon.
*The essay can be read here
Cover image by Boris Eldagsen