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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.

2018.05.12

OUT NOW! Coph Nia ‎– The Tree of Life and Death T-Shirt / Old Captain

A 100% cotton T-Shirt. Silk-screened. Limited edition. Sizes M, L, XL, XXL available. Fruit of the Loom TS. Black.

Bandcamp: https://oldcaptain.bandcamp.com/album/coph-nia-the-tree-of-life-and-death

2018.05.06

OUT NOW! No Festival of Light ‎– Divide et Impera T-Shirt / Old Captain

A 100% cotton T-Shirt. Silk-screened. Limited edition. Sizes M, L, XL, XXL available. Fruit of the Loom TS. Black.

Bandcamp: https://oldcaptain.bandcamp.com/merch/no-festival-of-light-divide-et-impera-t-shirt

2018.03.29

OUT NOW! Merzbow ‎– Exoking CD / Old Captain

Merzbow 'Exoking' record is a rare allegedly lost tape from obscure 1990's. Unknown Mix (40:58). Recording: Unknown (1990s). Sources: Unknown. Mixed and mastered from original 4ch Cassette Master Tape at Munemihouse, Tokyo on March 2018 by Masami Akita. Released as a 4-panel matte-laminated Digipak in edition of 300 copies.

2018.03.15

OUT NOW! First Human Ferro ‎– Ephemeron

"Ephemeron" is an unreleased album by FHF сomposed by Olegh Kolyada in 2005-2008. Due to its evanescent nature it destined to be in the shadow for a decade till 2018. The only known track from this archival Panoptikvm series was 'Sacral Sin' featured on a famous compilation "Sacral Symphony" by EE Tapes in 2008 (with 1000schoen, Troum, Cisfinitum and Rapoon). 8 tracks in low-key, minimal and nostalghic dissonance. Cover image is courtesy of Mauro Berchi.

Bandcamp: https://oldcaptain.bandcamp.com/album/first-human-ferro-ephemeron

2018.02.25

OUT NOW! Koufar ‎– Phoenicianism CD / Old Captain

"Phoenicianism is an attempt to put on display the further identity crisis that many of the Lebanese face. Whether its over there, or here in America the confusion reigns supreme. Arab or Phoenician? Western or Eastern? Christian or Muslim? Identity often dictates politics, but with the Lebanese that is not consistent. Historically the only thing consistent is instability. An instability creating frictions that slowly grind against one another until the only eastern answer is reached, violence. Caught between Eastern values and Western luxuries.This album attempts to reflect all of this, while mixing in the artists own personal experiences of living a life of dualism. Misbaha beads or "Worry" beads? Christ or Shams? Allah or Mawt? Walk the edge of the boxcutters razor and make your offering." Remastered and accompanied with an exclusive material the CD is released in a full-colour matte-laminated 6-panel Digipak in edition of 300 copies. The special edition comes with a T-Shirt.

Bandcamp: https://oldcaptain.bandcamp.com/album/koufar-phoenicianism

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