"Few records this year, so far, are as wondrous, pointed and odd as Mary Ocher's The West Against The People.” - NPR Music
Fresh off the recording of a new album and touring over 25 countries with the much-celebrated "The West Against The People" and in association with the Audio Foundation, Mary Ocher comes to Wellington in September, performing under the lights of the planetarium at Space Place.
Over the past decade 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.
“The West Against The People” was released on H.J. Irmler’s label Klangbad (of Krautrock pioneers Faust). It features collaborations with elusive legends Die Tödliche Doris and Felix Kubin and an essay elaborating on the themes of the album and analyzing the current sociopolitical climate*. Her previous solo release was produced by Canadian Psych Rock&Roll guru King Khan.
In Association with the Goethe Institut and the Audio Foundation
Doors open at 8PM.
Event Image: Thank you to Boris Eldagsen for the beautiful image of Mary Ocher for this listing.