TRUST #213, €4, 8¼” x 11¾”, printed, 68 pgs.

May 24, 2022

In Halberstadt, Germany there’s an organ in St. Burchardi Church that’s automated to perform the world’s longest and slowest musical piece in the history of the world. On September 5, 2001 it initiated its 639 year performance of John Cage’s “Organ2/ASLSP.” With a seventeen month pause before the first chord, of course! Over twenty years later, it’s still filling the halls of St. Burchardi with its tuneful, carhorn-like, vibrations. And sure! That’s all pretty cool, in a bizarre, happy-to-learn-it-exists way. But while the professors, composers, and snobby elitist-types pat each other on the back and congratulate each other on their fancypants job security, one hundred and fifty-six miles northwest in Bremen, a small team of people have been consistently active in keeping the world’s oldest punk zine alive! When Trust started, there were two Germanys. When Trust started there was only two waves of ska. And as the world changes, and air flows through the organ bellows, Dolf and crew churn out another fuckin’ sick looking issue, making 639 years look like a cakewalk. –Daryl (Postfach 11 07 62, 28087 Bremen, Germany, trust-zine.de)

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