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2018.10.19

OUT NOW! German Army – Wakhan Corridor CD / Old Captain

A nomadic journey beyond the horizon halted by towering chiseled peaks. On the roof of the world, where highest ranges meet, dwell individuals untouched by government, war or terror. An opium-induced buffer zone of the Wakhan Corridor, one of the most remote, high-altitude, bewitching landscapes on Earth opens frail-looking deep lines etched by time pristine and harsh, conserved by a famous environmentalist project, German Army, to document extinctions of this rare culture. Insightful tribal muzak buried in obscurity, anonymity, secularity and eternity. Limited to 300 copies in a full-colour gloss-laminated Digipak.

Bandcamp: https://oldcaptain.bandcamp.com/album/german-army-wakhan-corridor

2018.08.29

OUT NOW! Bryan Lewis Saunders ‎– Near Death Experience CD / Old Captain

“The bastard son of William S. Burroughs, Antonin Artaud and Crispin Glover. Hilarious, awful, heartbreaking and brutally honest, his Stand Up Tragedy is some of the best shit I’ve heard in a decade” - Lydia Lunch. Bryan Lewis Saunders is a multi-media artist, poet, videographer, and performance artist from Tennessee mostly known for his disturbing monologues and somniloquies, a master of an outlandish universe of his spoken word. In 2006 he started his own label, Stand-Up Tragedy Records, and since 2007 has been performing in Contemporary Art Museums, Media Arts Schools, and at music festivals mainly in Western Europe. “Near Death Experience” is a 2010 recording, originally produced by Erratum as an LP release, that takes his twisted world and jams it into a 74-minute mindfuck. He channels his disturbance into his creativity, using visual art and musical performance as alternative ways to deal with recurring demons and mental health issues, conveying a message about the power of addiction. “For hundreds of years, artists have been putting themselves into representations of the world around them. I am doing the exact opposite. I put the world around me into representations of myself as I find this more true…” - B.L. Saunders. “Near Death Experience” is an extreme sound poetry collaboration with music from Joachim Montessuis, Marcelo Aguirre, Christopher Fleeger, Michael Peck, John Duncan, Spastic Dementia, Kaontrol Kontraos, Murmurists, and Tracy Lee Summers, from harsh noise to heavy drone, an impressive and immersive piece of contemporary art. Limited edition of 300 copies printed in a lavish, full-color glossy 4-panel digipak with a 20-page booklet with all the lyrics. First 50 copies come with an exclusive A3 folded poster.

Bandcamp: https://oldcaptain.bandcamp.com/album/bryan-lewis-saunders-near-death-experience

2018.08.22

OUT NOW! Jääportit ‎– Kauan Koskematon / Halki Lumisen Metsän CD / Old Captain / Faust

Two cult recordings from 1998 / 99 of pure Nordic beauty for the first time on CD! Icy frostbitten portals of the early years are now once again open! Jääportit is a Finnish dark ambient / neoclassical project centered around Tuomas M. Mäkelä and has been active since 1997. ‘Halki lumisen metsän’ material is minimalist alike Mortiis, ranging from deep, cloud-like drones to almost oppressive militaristic percussion and harmonies, while ‘Kauan Koskematon’ is majestic yet mournful, a forever milestone in dungeon synth winter epic tradition of the 1990s’. Calm and tranquil yet bewitching and mesmerizing winter ambient. A 6-panel matte-laminated Digipak with original images including the front cover by Aslak Tolonen (Nest) limited to 300 copies. First 50 copies come with an exclusive front cover A3 folded poster.

Bandcamp: https://oldcaptain.bandcamp.com/album/j-portit-kauan-koskematon-halki-lumisen-mets-n

2018.07.19

OUT NOW! Proscriptor ‎– The Venus Bellona CD / Old Captain / Faust

The occultic and atmospheric solo project of Proscriptor McGovern (of ABSU fame) smears an avant-garde style of Pagan music with 'The Venus Bellona' – an invigorating and magic(k)al listen to reveal 'the inner domains of immortality'. Awareness factor: the planet Venus is the sphere closest to the Earth and its longitude is based upon the actual epoch of time. With Venus' perihelion passage, it is known for a fabulous role as an adulate goddess in Greek mythology. Venus also represents the alchemic(k)al metal of copper, (the fourth "Dalkhu" of fire) whereas "Bellona", on the other hand, is the Latin term for "war goddess" to complete the bewilderment of the album title. Proscriptor comes to you with 'The Venus Bellona' – a collection of deathless fables gathered from a wide variety sources: from his ancestral attributions of Scottish heritage to superstitions and the Dominion folklore of Thoth. Handed down to his shadow from generation to generation, and once told in musky crofters’ cottages and draughty castles, these spellbinding tales of 'The Venus Bellona' will thrill and possess followers of all durations. Lightlessness of sound, which is sometimes motionless, is essential in occultic and atmospheric music. Recorded by Proscriptor McGovern in Texas (Autumn Equinox: 1995). First released by Cold Meat Industry's subsidiary label Cruel Moon International (1995). Re-mastered by Equitant in Texas (Summer Solstice: 2018). Reproduced by Old Captain's subsidiary label Faust (2018). Limited edition of 300 copies printed in a lavish, full-color glossy 4-panel digipak with an 12-page booklet. First 50 copies come with an exclusive front cover A3 folded poster, as the special edition version comes with a limited t-shirt press.

2018.07.19

OUT NOW! Equitant – The Circle Of Agurak CD / Old Captain / Faust

The first release on Faust, a dungeon synth sub-label of Old Captain. The first US dungeon synth recording back from 1993 by a great artist, Equitant, formerly a member of Absu. The album in fact features his former bandmates Proscriptor (flute) and Shaftiel (voice). A 10 track solo debut of a genuine occvlt tradition. Original demo tracks + unreleased tracks from 1993. Rarity. A limited CD edition in a 6-panel gloss-laminated Digipak. 300 copies. The special edition comes with two (black / white) T-Shirts and an exclusive front cover A3 folded poster.

2018.06.09

OUT NOW! Shinkiro – Archive: Volumes I - III 2CD / Old Captain

Shinkiro is a dark ambient project from Japan, formed in 2003 by Manabu Hiramoto who dwells in organic isolation full of pulsating drones and elegiac solaris ambiances. Based on the old recording sessions in 2003 - 2007 this release captures the darkest and most beautiful moments of Shinkiro’s music: low-key synth textures merged with rhythmic cadences and slight distortions gradually unfolding roaming melodies, magnetic and cold undercurrents, ethereal epiphanies and ever present longing for the unattainable abyss. Three early unreleased albums assembled for the first time together manifest thrilling, oneiric and existentialist nature of Shinkiro’s nature exposed in its dark and cinematic mosaic: Japanese voice samples blended with strained piano parts, machinery industrial noises, ominous drones, ritual percussion, hypnotic hardware pads leading to the event horizon. Dissolve in the myriad of mysterious emanations towards colossal eschatological pleroma. Recommended for those who follow Lustmord, Apoptose. Amazing music is accompanied with an exquisite layout executed by Mauro Berchi (Eibon Records) and produced as a 2CD edition in a 4-panel gloss-laminated Digipak limited to 250.

Bandcamp: https://oldcaptain.bandcamp.com/album/shinkiro-archive-volumes-i-iii

2018.06.09

OUT NOW! Gerstein – Kiawaltz CD / Old Captain

“Kiawaltz” is commissioned and compiled by Old Captain to commemorate the early musical rituals composed by Maurizio Pustianaz, a famous Italian experimental artist known since 1984, and his project Gerstein, whose first recordings featured on this compilation represent solo melancholic piano ballads, experimental harsh sounds, synth-guitar powerful extravaganza within post-industrial style. These rare materials were obtained from the original 1986/89 tape releases issued 30 years ago by such labels as Misty Circles, Infektion Prod., Minus Habens Records, Broken Flag, Bekko Bunsen and Slaughter Productions. File alongside Psychic TV, Ain Soph. The layout is made by Mauro Berchi (Eibon Records) and the CD comes in a 4-panel gloss-laminated Digipak limited to 250.

Bandcamp: https://oldcaptain.bandcamp.com/album/gerstein-kiawaltz

2018.06.01

Old Captain's sub-label Faust

Faust is a dungeon synth sub-label of Old Captain launched in May 2018 specialized in resurrecting obscure pearls of 1990's.
"A cold wind blows the last of the dried leaves from the branches above. The fading light of the setting sun reveals a fissure in the sheer rock wall ahead. Entering the cavern, the dancing light of your torch reveals a staircase hewn from stone, descending into darkness. As you begin your descent, you hear faint melodies echoing from some unseen chamber. Unwilling to turn back, you continue into the depths, the darkness surrounding you. You walk along a seemingly endless corridor, searching for the source of the music. You couldn’t find your way out now, even if you wanted to. The dungeon has claimed you as its own. Dungeon Synth is the perfect soundtrack for this kind of escapist fantasy."

2018.05.20

OUT NOW! Coph Nia ‎– The Tree of Life and Death 3CD (OCCD39) / Old Captain

Recorded almost two decades ago this obscure compendium by Aldenon Satorial for years remained a secret now regained to enlighten the pilgrims’ progress. ‘A Collection of Dead Drones and Aborted Soundscapes’ as a subtitle for the album, sums up a gateway to the darker realms reflecting the inherent duality of being. From mortal sins to immortality the symbolic circle made of branches and roots encapsulates us to provide ancient esoteric vitality Coph Nia is famous for. Discover your Verus Pastor at the base of the tree where ‘Everything Is True’. A 3CD set (25 tracks / 225 minutes) in a 6-panel matte-laminated Digipak in edition of 250 copies. The special edition comes with a T-Shirt.

2018.05.20

OUT NOW! No Festival Of Light – Divide Et Impera 2CD (OCCD38 / NOF105) / Old Captain / Eibon Records

No Festival Of Light is the best kept secret in the annals of dark industrial Swedish tradition. For decades Fredrik Bergström’s guilty pleasure lingered at the backyard of the world to sporadically cast a shadow of minimalist ritualism and evaporate in enchanted air again. An unorthodox approach and such deceptively simple music itself stirs all the senses to trigger morbid addiction, affection and unconscious share in blasphemous conspiracy. The 2CD set manifests rhythmic and ambient mind-numbing versatility of the project ranging from the debut “Divide Et Impera” (1994) mixed by Jouni Havukainen / In Slaughter Natives, to cryptic “Tape 1” (1996) originally released by Slaughter Productions, to various arcane compilation tracks featured on labels like Abyss, Slaughter, Thaglasz, Art Concept, to rare unreleased two live sets in Belgium and the USA in 1998/99. “Within the pleasures of the flesh, rests the Salvation of the human spirit”. For the lovers of early Cold Meat Industry and Slaughter Productions era, projects like Morthound, Ordo Equilibrio or Kranivm. A 2CD edition in a 4-panel gloss-laminated Digipak in edition of 300 copies. Co-released with Eibon Records. The special edition comes with a T-Shirt.

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