Mary Ocher is possibly possessed by demons, or perhaps by ghosts of deceased prophets. Born in Moscow in 1986, Ocher grew up in Tel Aviv and now lives in Berlin. Eden was produced by Canadian rock & roll guru King Khan, its sensibility falling somewhere between The Slits, Nico, a torch singer from a David Lynch film, and something else mystical and entirely Ocher’s own. Wonderfully raw and biting, your heart will explode from listening to her music.
“Mary Ocher gives me the chills, she frightens me with her feral soul. Her sound is of a true outsider artist, immaculately self possessed. Was this recorded this century? Or out of a basement that’s she’s been imprisoned all her life? Time to set her loose on the world. I’m so happy she exists. Set me free Mary!”
“This is a beautiful, transportive, disturbing, calming, scary and fantastic recording… Her songs and style were from a special planet … with EDEN Mary has entered another zone – adding the feeling one gets from Paul Horn’s solo recording in the Taj Mahal and channeling Yma Sumac to her already ‘one of a kind’ artistry. Mary Ocher will open your eye and ears and take you on a journey that will change the way you hear things for a very long time…. “
“Mary Ocher arrived at Moon Studios like a UFO…. her performances were otherworldy and absolutely breathtaking. I never thought that an alien could combine the magic powers of Bowie, Laurie Anderson, Buffy Sainte-Marie and tie it all together in Kate’s bush. She is the Wolf Messiah in sheep’s clothing…”