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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

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.

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