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2017.11.17

OUT NOW! Caroline K ‎– Now Wait For Last Year CD / Old Captain

Old Captain re-releases a masterpiece of experimental electronic music commemorating 30 years since its first release in 1987! "She was unique. Had a bad time in her childhood, her later years were never comfortable. But somehow she got an intensity, feeling of direction. Anything she didn't know, she just learnt it. Awful history in the countryside, then in London, carrying the banner against injustices. I was in the studio many times with her, the single mindedness. Brilliant technician. Long time before sampling took hold, Caroline had 4-track loops, proper innovation. A bit insecure, had to be in a band (natural for the period) to begin, but when she got on her own, I honestly think her material is up with the best classical musicians, with rock'n'roll - just listen."- by Danny Ayers, Nocturnal Emission, husband of Caroline K. Limited to 300 copies in a 4-panel matte-laminated black & white Digipak.

Bandcamp: https://oldcaptain.bandcamp.com/album/caroline-k-now-wait-for-last-year

2017.08.29

OUT NOW! Chöd ‎– Bardo Thodol 2CD / Old Captain

The Tibetan word "Chöd" means "to cut off' or "to slay", represented in icons by the victory banner and ritual knife. In Chöd, an adept symbolically offers the flesh of their body in a form of a tantric feast. The skin of the practitioner's body represents surface reality or maya: it is cut from bones, the true reality of the mindstream. The similarities between the Chöd ritual and the prototypical initiation of a shaman are obvious, although there is an essential difference between the two: the shaman's initiation is involuntary, whilst a Chod(pa) chooses to undertake the ritual death of a Chod ceremony as a will. Traditionally, Chöd is regarded as challenging, potentially dangerous and inappropriate practice for meditating practitioners. An external Chöd is to wander in fearful places where there are deities and demons, whereas an internal Chöd offers one's own body as food to the deities and demons: the Ultimate Chöd is to realize the true nature of the mind and cut through ignorance. Enter the charnel fields of the obscure monk of the Chöd project to witness the offering of a corpse to the vultures of the tradition that inspires terror. The object of ignorance, the root of samsara, which is holding the "I" as truly existent must be killed as the inner enemy, delusions, and the way of the dharma practice: to achieve liberation, ultimate happiness, cessation of all the sufferings, rebirth and death. Pure occult Evropean tradition in flesh and bones to hurt you. Filed alongside Zero Kama or Ain Soph. Raw, elemental, primordial 22 tracks / 100 minutes of the original ritual retrieved from 1996-1999 DAT-tapes. The layout is executed by Mauro Berchi (Eibon Records). A 300 2CD edition of Chöd's legacy in a 4-panel matte-laminated Digipak.

Bandcamp: https://oldcaptain.bandcamp.com/album/ch-d-bardo-thodol

2017.06.29

OUT NOW! Lasse Marhaug – White Inferno CD (co-released with Narcolepsia)

During a hellish blizzard in the winter of 1996 Norwegian noise artist Lasse Marhaug locks himself up in his home studio in Trondheim and records the harshest noise of his life. Marhaug's attempt to obliterate the arctic climate with total sonic destruction fails, but the recorded onslaught results in the "White Inferno" cassette, released on Macronympha's Mother Savage Noise Productions label. The material reflects Marhaug's modus operandi at the time: dense analogue tape overload, and could be seen as a more bloody-minded sister-release to his better known "Science Fiction Room Service" album of the same year. Fast forward 21 years and Ukrainian Old Captain Records ask Marhaug to dig out the original master tapes from his mouldy archives and remaster it for a CD release. In the process an obscure piece recorded at the same sessions surfaces, previously issued on an Ecuadorian compilation cassette, but included here as a bonus. So if you wanted to know what Norwegian noise music sounded like 20+ years ago, here it is: "White Inferno", remastered from the original DAT-master tapes to maximum volume for a new generation of music fans to endure and enjoy. Co-produced with Portuguese finest label, Narcolepsia. 300 copies in a 6-panel Digipak.

2017.06.07

OUT NOW! Svartsinn – Collected Obscurities CD (co-released with Cyclic Law)

“Collected Obscurities” is a collection of tracks from various compilations and also gathers unique collaboration works with Northaunt, Allseits, Psychomanteum and Gydja. These were released between 2002 and 2012 and many have now been unavailable for a long time. Also included is an early alternate version of “September Dirge” from the “Elegies For The End” album. Obscure and oppressive is the world of Svartsinn, explore this special selection of some of the finest Dark Ambient soundscapes released in the past decade. Prosper In Darkness…Edition of 500 copies in a 4-panel clear spot UV on black Digipak. Co-released by Old Captain and Cyclic Law.

2017.05.16

OUT NOW! Vladimir Hirsch – Scripta Soli CD / Old Captain

Scripta Soli (“The writings of the earth”) is a thematic contemplation triggered by a great Czech artist in the form of a fictive experience during an apocalyptic war catastrophe, perceived by a person imprisoned in the bunker. Epically dramatized, it consists of 12 figurative parts to strip moral vacuum accumulated by memories, fears, visions and expectations of the inevitable, like echoes from the devastated core, sonically interpreted by the ground and aborted on the surface. Vladimir Hirsch offers expressionist sharpness and contrast to gouge out the focal sound from the background cacophonous substance to evoke stark and haunting imagery behind. Proving his expertise and repertoire he renders field recordings, electroacoustic and digital techniques through his typical metamorphic musicalization of primarily non-musical elements realizing the shrill, dynamic realities of the inner conflict: the titular sonic earth eventually turns into a grave. Limited to 300 copies in a full-colour matte-laminated Digipak.

2017.04.16

OUT NOW! Vidna Obmana – The Face That Must Die CD / Old Captain

Vidna Obmana is a pseudonym used by Belgian artist Dirk Serries. He has been one of the most significant names in the ambient scene for more than three decades, releasing over more than 50 solo albums and numerous collaborations. Apart from his main ambient colleagues, Vidna Obmana originates from the industrial cassette network scene in early eighties. ‘The Face That Must Die’ was recorded when Vidna Obmana was slowly transforming into his trademark ambient signature. In-between the noise outbursts and his melancholic ambient music Vidna Obmana produced a few albums which are industrial-oriented but more of an orchestral and percussion nature, in the vein of Autopsia. With turntables, shortwave radio, voice and synths Vidna Obmana recorded one of his most underrated albums full of tribalesque, doom-risen and dark ambient atmosphere. Originally released in a limited run on Vidna Obmana’s own Mechanical Orchestration Music and almost around the same time issued by Trev Ward’s The Order Ov Wolves, who also narrates the opening track, this is verily an indisputable masterpiece accompanied with four rare vinyl tracks from the same obscure era to turn the edition into a true collector’s precious document. Limited to 300 copies in a 4-panel matte-laminated black & white Digipak.

CD: https://oldcaptain.bandcamp.com/album/vidna-obmana-the-face-that-must-die
T-Shirt: https://oldcaptain.bandcamp.com/merch/vidna-obmana-the-face-that-must-die
T-Shirt + CD set: https://oldcaptain.bandcamp.com/merch/vidna-obmana-the-face-that-must-die-ts-cd-set

2017.03.19

OUT NOW! Ebola Disco – Discography 1997-2017 CD / Old Captain

The first CD collection of the true North Queensland Power Electronics project Ebola Disco that spans its 20-year history. Industrial Australia's potent duo at their absolute best: static analogue tension, feedback squeals and pitched rhythm in studio-to-live-in-yer-face extravaganza. A 300 black/white matte-laminated Digipak edition with a great design by Mauro Berchi (Eibon Records).

Bandcamp: https://oldcaptain.bandcamp.com/album/ebola-disco-discography-1997-2017

2017.02.21

OUT NOW! Abattoir & Satori – Aether CD / Old Captain & Malignant Records

Old Captain (Ukraine) and Malignant Records (USA) offer a great collaboration of two famous musicians: Satori (UK) and Lorenzo Abattoir (Italy). "Aether" is the globe made of infinite tiny components: small cogs of shining gold, cobwebs of the finest platinum wires, balances and fulcrums made of wood and precious stones sprinkled like rose petals throughout; densely packed machinery regulating and controlling every small detail, creating cause and influencing effect. The sounds of chaos and order, ritual and redemption filled the sphere of the album like a mist, the Aether, hung over the surface accumulating sparks of fire and swirls of darkness underneath to roil and tumble like an approaching cataclysmic storm. Formed in 1982 and saturated in the industrial and power electronics culture Satori released music on the legendary Broken Flag and Tesco Org Germany in the '90's, toured with Justin Mitchell (Cold Spring) and Neil Chaney (Pessary). "Aether" is its new statement of intent of the original member Dave Kirby. Lorenzo Abattoir is an Italian-based noise artist and sound engineer whose work takes shape in a context of underground extreme music to become accessible through various projects related to contemporary art including Psicopompo with German composer Hermann Kopp (4IB Records), Mare Di Dirac, an electro-acoustic collective (Dusktone Records) and a collaboration with Phurpa. A 300 b/w glossy Digipak edition with a great front cover by Seals of Blackening.

2016.11.21

OUT NOW! Merzbow – Hanakisasage TS / Old Captain

A 100% cotton T-Shirt. Limited edition of 35. Sizes M, L, XL, 2L, 3XL available. Fruit of the Loom TS. White. A special b/w pin is added to the set. https://oldcaptain.bandcamp.com/merch/merzbow-hanakisasage

2016.11.17

OUT NOW! Merzbow – Hanakisasage CD / Old Captain

A new album by Merzbow. The name "Hanakisasage" means very rare trees which exist only few in Japan. 2 tracks of noise ambient/rhythm recorded in Tokyo during 2014-2016 and musically follow in the tendency of his recent works like 'Kakapo'. 55 minutes of pure untamed energy and sonic insight into Masami Akita's world. A 300-CD edition in a glossy full-colour Digipak.

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