"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!"
Another from Hal Willner: (The guy who musically produced SNL in the 80's and a bunch of Lou Reed/Marianne Faithful albums):
"this is a beautiful , transportive, disturbing , calming, scary and fantastic recording… two years ago when chancing upon mary ocher's record "war songs" - -( well, how can you NOT just buy a record titled "war songs') and seeing her perform in a small club in berlin, i knew that this is an artist to keep an eye on - her songs and style were from a special planet - i hadn't totally understood what she was doing but i was intrigued and was on the edge of my seat the whole time/ there was a tense but loving presence and one had no idea what was about to happen - similar to what i heard it was like seeing laura nyro in her early days……. … with EDEN mary has entered another zone - adding the feeling one gets from paul horn's solo recording in the taj mahal and channelling 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….
And one from King Khan himself:
"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..."