MARY OCHER [IL]
Experimental political pop artist Mary Ocher returns to European stages with an exceptional new record: “Approaching Singularity: Music for The End of Time”.
The new recordings feature collaborations with Barry Burns (Mogwai), Red Axes, composer Roberto Cacciapaglia, pieces with her two drummers Your Government, and a homage to electronic music pioneer Delia Derbyshire. The album is accompanied by an essay on authoritarianism, unruly technology and the various political and ethical implications of the impending changes on humankind.
Over the past decade and a half Mary 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 when performing with her drummers (Your Government).