MARY OCHER: Faust Studio Session and Other Recordings: CS

Mary Ocher is a Berlin-based musician paying dark, haunting folk music. The vocals have an operatic quality that I associate with 1950s folk singers, and they give this music a timeless quality, but also can sound affected enough to take me out of the experience. Will probably keep this around in case I’m trudging up a rainy, windswept winter beach and need a soundtrack. –Chris Terry (relatedrecords.bandcamp.com)