Available now: [R]evolution by Epoch featuring Sz. Berlin mixes

The limited CDR and digital formats are now officially released and can be listened to bought from the Carbon 12 website…

“In the global state, economies, politics and peoples combine in trans-nationalism and what occurs in one country’s system ripples through the rest of the world, often with tragic consequences. The audacity of those in power, coupled with the desire to control and manipulate, has led to the chain of events currently striking across the globe.

 But this came as no surprise to Epoch, which chronicled the path to today’s crisis with the 2013 album “Purity & Revolution,” featuring the power hungry and those who warned in their own historical words, set to the backdrop of industrial militaristic machine music.

An anthem to the corrupt nature of politics and economics, “Purity” displayed a range of style and instrumentation from subtle neo-folk acoustic guitar, to powerful symphonic martial arrangements, to driving and distorted guitars.

With “[R]evolution,” Epoch invited an equally diverse and global range of artists to remix tracks from “Purity & Revolution.” Acknowledging the extremism in the socio-political landscape, “[R]evolution” delivers extreme interpretations of Epoch’s sound. “[R]evolution” features remixes by <dE/mutE> from Germany, Sz.Berlin from England, Thy Fearful Symmetry, R3m0rt and Psychepoppet from the US and Lenin from the Netherlands.

The resulting tracks explore Epoch’s musical territory even further, prodding the listener with an even harder mix of “W.T.O.” by <dE/mutE>, which pounds the dance floor with emphasized drums and incessant beat. Thy Fearful Symmetry provides the opposite, with a quietly stylized and guitar-laden take on “Architects of the Third World,” aptly titled “Neglect of the First World.” R3m0rt delves into club territory on “Corporate State,” while Sz.Berlin ventures into art/noise construction, taking on “March of the Revolution,” Lenin delivers a brilliant and dense IDM version of “Capitalism is the New Fascism.” Featuring 7 different artists across 9 tracks, Epoch’s sound crosses sonic boundaries and international borders.”

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About Sz.Berlin

Sz.Berlin (Schmerzzentrum Berlin) is a London-based cultural intervention force formed in 2007. It draws inspiration from German and European historical, cultural & ideological sources. It takes particular inspiration from the hidden history of electronic music research in the DDR, as well as from East German design culture and the Warsaw Pact. More recently, it has engaged with Irish history and continues to develop its sound and aesthetic. Sz. Berlin has performed at several London nights including Ill FM At The Others, Klub V.E.B. and Noise=Noise. It has also performed on location in Bosnia and Ireland. In May 2011 the group participated in the Konjic Biennale with installations and a performance in the former Yugoslav command bunker. See the Biennale website for further information on the bunker and the installations page for more details of the Sz. Berlin works featured. Following a pause Sz. Berlin re-emerged in 2013 with a London live action and a new video. Sz. Berlin also commissioned a thematic compilation based on the history of East Germany and this was issued in October 2014 by the label VEB89. Studio work continued in 2015, resulting in the release of a new digital track. Following a period of intensive historical research and a/v production and editing Sz. Berlin re-emerged in summer 2016 to participate in 2nd NSK State Folk Art Biennale in Ireland. Future plans include a London live performance and the release of both new and archive recordings. For press, performance or installation enquiries please contact sz.berlin[at]ymail.com
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