Vestigial – Solar/Aeon CD (co-released with Cyclic Law, 54th Cycle). In collaboration with Canada’s Cyclic Law label, we present a special re-issue of VESTIGIAL’s two first EP’s, “Solar” and “Aeon”. The Italian project points to a dichotomous vestige of man’s biological evolution relating to the degeneration of civilization, where a society enslaved to progress can only lead to a completely meaningless existence. Vestigial’s first output was the “Aeon” EP released in 2007 and had caused quite a stir in the Dark Ambient scene on its release for the sheer power and craftsman’s shift it contained, where slow burning atmospheres are offset by the occasional harsh outbursts of noise and crackles and underpinned by heavily processed voices. The “Solar” EP was released in 2009 and presented a rawer vision of Vestigial where death industrial sonorities collide with intricate ambient passages. Both EPs are very impressive pieces of dark ambient and we are pleased to make them available once again. The release includes two additional tracks taken from the compilations the project participated in 2008 and 2011. Edition of 500 copies in an A5 Digipak.
Out Now! Cisfinitum & First Human Ferro – Alchemicals CD. The fifth release by Old Captain is in stock. A new collaborative work by two modern alchemists, Eugene Voronovsky and Olegh Kolyada, is a transmutation of Saturn into Sol with the goal of attaining immortality. A cross-border of avant-garde jazz (featuring Sergei Letov, saxophone player) and dark ambient (Cisfinitum & First Human Ferro) reveals cryptic alchemical symbols, diagrams, and vocalisms (featuring James Thirlwell (of Foetus fame)) that contain multiple layers of meanings, allegories, and references to be laboriously decoded in order to discover true meaning hidden from its creators. A panacea “Alchemicals” is accompanied by a proto-scientific design of Andrey Bondarenko to enliven the content cornucopia. Edition of 300 copies in 4 panel Digipak. I dedicate this album to my brother, Sergey Kolyada (1979-2012), who died on the 25th of December, aged 33.
Out Now! Cisfinitum – Landschaft CD. The fourth release by Old Captain is in stock. Cisfinitum is a post-industrial project from Moscow, Russia. It was started in the late 1990s by a composer and musician Eugene Voronovsky and has drawn significant attention as one of the most uncommon and distinctive on the experimental scene. The project’s trademark is an emotional sound that trespasses the boundaries of drone ambient and noise, using classical instruments and unconventional sounds, processed with analog and digital technologies. “Cisfinitum” is the sound of eternity and the music is ‘metaphysical ambient’”. ‘Landschaft’ is an epic work of deeply emotional / dramatic drones, which successfully combines electro-acoustic sources with a wide arsenal of Soviet analog effect processors. Originally released by Insofar Vapour Bulk / Grief Recordings labels, this absolute ambient classic is now available as a CD. Authentic recording of the original demo cd-r of 2000. A true artifact to conserve for the generations to come. Edition of 300 copies in 4 panel Digipak.
Out Now! Oda Relicta – Ukrainian Insurgent Army CD. The third release by Old Captain is in stock. Oda Relicta’s “Ukrainian Insurgent Army” is a union of politics, religion, and music. The controversial agenda of the recording is exposed through 13 connoisseur compositions ranging from military marches to solemn chants to field recordings featured by a rank of artistic collaborations with While Angels Watch, Furvus, :Golgatha:, Dissonant Elephant, Lonsai Maikov, Gnomonclast, Luftwaffe, and Our God Weeps. A complex tapestry of church hymns and procession marches, Cossack patriotic chants and Legion of Ukrainian Sich Riflemen songs is the spirit of a true Ukrainian nationalist. There is no abuse of hackneyed documentaries or copycatting of profane neo-folk genre; instead, there is harmony, passion, and wisdom conserved in laconic sonorities. Triumphing over double standard European political correctness this milestone is released exclusively upon the 70th anniversary of the UIA, celebrated on the 14th of October, 2012.
Concerning illegal mp3 downloading and files sharing I have nothing new to add but feel obliged to voice my opinion. Rippers of today are like locust awaiting the harvests get ripe to devour. They are omnivorous, multiple, and aware of one's pathetic misery yet keep on posting they are sharing the stuff for the benefit of the anonymous users because once released the music does not belong to the author or label. Right, it belongs to the anonymous ripper. They initiate never-ending forum discussions on the stuff ripped claiming how important the music is, how great or lame the album sounds. Right, like insects of the same feather they keep together. Yet the market has devoured each and every of them long ago, - they are always hungry and it is never enough for them, anonymous consumers. They devour each other, so we do not really need insecticide. Be it so.
Out Now! Strops – Slepenie Rotaļlaukumi CD. The second release by Old Captain is in stock.