VEB89 presents Sz. Berlin’s first CDR release and video, Windstärke zwölf (Force 12), available now via bandcamp or in person at Iklectik in London. The album is based on the group’s 2017 performance aboard M.S. Stubnitz and explores the legacy of the East German fishing fleets and navy. It concludes with Autopsia’s stunning remix of Sz. Berlin’s, Nationalhymne 2009, taken from our DDR60 release.
Various Artists: DDR60
VEB89’s first pre-release is the long-awaited CDR compilation DDR60. Commissioned by Sz. Berlin in 2009 for the 60th anniversary of the DDR, it is officially released on the 65th anniversary in October 2014. With a range of standpoints from pro to contra to ambivalent, the artists open some thought-provoking new perspectives.
Featuring Sz. Berlin, The Party Machine, Gerechtigkeits Liga, Last Dominion Lost, The Pain Machinery, H3NR!K, Kristus Kut, Groupe T, Eva3 (remixing Sz. Berlin), Special Victim and Orgonautic, DDR60 embraces EBM, martial industrial, dark ambient, power electronics, hardcore post-new beat and even East German-inspired space pop.
Presented in a 20 page A5 booklet with artwork by the contributing artists, the compilation features 11 sonic commentaries on the East German state and its history. Released in an edition of 100 numbered copies, DDR60 is available directly from the label: info[at]VEB89.org
These prices include first-class/airmail postage.
ROTW: price on request
DDR: 30 Ostmarks