Subkraut: U-Boats Willkommen Hier (2012)

“A German bird of prey had been carved into the rock above the submarine dock, but Morris had used a kosher salami to blast away the swastika in its talons. Likewise a yellowed banner announcing ‘U-Boats Willkommen Hier’ had been scorched with lasers, and a stack of crates and steel drums stamped with the SS thunderbolt had served as the bull’s-eye for numerous whipped-cream targeting experiments.” – from “Sewer, Gas & Electric: The Public Works Trilogy” by Matt Ruff (Atlantic Monthly Press, 1997). The 4th VESPERO’s official album, “Subkraut: U-Boats Willkommen Hier” is a conceptual framework for six instrumental kraut-rock songs which are inspired by Russian Futurism of the early 20th century, German musical underground of the 70’s, modern American fiction writers, as well as mysteries of the Great Ocean still not completely explained by mankind. The first pressing of CD (6 tracks – 67 min.) is limited to 500 units. 450 units are packaged in an oversized thick folder of rough cardboard with silkscreened cover-art; it contains a big full color submarine navigation map. Original graphics and artwork navigation by ZonderZond.

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