Faust Studio Sessions and Other Recordings
23 November 2017 / Klangbad, Sing a Song Fighter
- 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)
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.