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.
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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).
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.
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
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.
Claustrum, the leading group of the industrial Latvian scene, offers a collection of their finest recordings from the early period between 1992-1997. A dismal, mournful and pensive retrospective glimpse into the distant past stirs the murky waters to reveal their evocative secrets full of grief and melancholy. Orchestral dark ambient and darkwave music true to the Nordic spirit from the Baltic wastelands. Limited to 250 copies in a matte-laminated Digipak.
Old Captain presents long sought-after two early vinyl only releases from the grand noise masters! Smell & Quim is a freeform improvised noise band. Their output has largely been concerned with diverse taboo topics such as fetishism, alcoholism, pornography and necrophilia and is of a nihilistic and absurd nature. Their rare live shows straddle the line between music and performance art, influenced and inseminated by performers such as Throbbing Gristle, Richard Youngs, Neil Campbell and Hugh Metcalfe. Professionally remastered from the original Ampex 456 reels recorded in 1990/1991 respectively, the current 2CD edition pays homage to one of the most bizarre and unconventional projects in the counterculture. 100 minutes of evocative dark industrial and lo-fi noise to those who love Jesus in Quim. Comes in a classical glossy white 6-panel Digisleeve preserving the provocative and disturbing pictures of the original vinyls released two decades ago via Tesco and Stinky Horse Fuck labels. Artwork by Marco (Wertham). Limited edition of 250 copies (with a 5-postcard set that comes with first 50 copies). Available also a limited edition of black TS's. https://oldcaptain.bandcamp.com/merch/smell-quim-jesus-jissom-christ-killers-black
The much acclaimed and sold-out debut LP of Kristian Olsson (Alfarmania / B.O.T.C. / Survival Unit etc.) is now made available on compact disc through Old Captain. Originally released in 2010 on the Swedish label Nattmaran in a limited edition. "Att vara där jag var innan jag var jag" contains 10 tracks making for a neck-breaking journey down a rabbit hole paved with rusty metal, the only light coming from cobwebbed, broken lead glass windows. And just when you think you are about to land in a bone-infested, giant badger’s nest, the winding hole takes another turn, and you fall backwards down a chute filled with sharpened rods which have impaled all who have come this way; a never-ending fall into a bottomless pit of despair. The acoustics contained in the tracks are a bit clearer than Olsson’s trademark style, but expect nothing less than a relentless 43-minute gut-punch with an iron-clad skeleton fist. Inspired by drastic changes in the artist’s personal surroundings, the recording is an obituary of a special time in the annals of the Sundsvall catacombs which this artist has frequented for far longer than what the doctor ordered. Recordings were made with the expert operation of the usual electronic nightmare arsenal of the Styggelse satanic whore-lord, in addition to thighbone flutes, bowed cymbals, metal barrels, chains, whips, and just about every other abominable material or implement this filth-pig heathen could assemble from the recesses of his anti-human haunts. With the determination of a snake, the stealth of a panther and the grace of a one-legged terminal patient on an ether binge, Olsson crushes expectations and excels through outright excellence. Limited to 250 copies in a 4-panel matte-laminated black & white Digipak with limited edition of two postcards put into random packs.
Blood Ov Thee Christ, the first real power electronic project from Sweden, began in Norsborg, 1983 under name Sachsenhausen Industriale. The project had relocated to Sundsvall area and transformed into Blood Ov The Christ around 1985 - music group and mailorder company. It recorded infamous tape “Master Control” and performed with Club Moral, Memorandum and others. After some years of intense activity at the end of the 1980s, the project was laid to rest. In 2005, Blood Ov Thee Christ was resurrected after slumbering since decades. The founding father of BOTC, Harri Honkaniemi, who joined forces with Kristian Olsson (Alfarmania / Kommando RJF / Survival Unit), recorded their first output together, “Filthy Criminals / Hatemaster”. Just 10 years since, this is a cult classic! Reissue from original master tapes with new artwork by Kristian Olsson. A 250-CD edition in a matte-laminated black & white Digipak.