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2018.02.09

COMING-UP! Koufar ‎– Phoenicianism CD / Old Captain

Koufar (Arabic for "disbelief" ) Is a US Power Electronics act led by Waddiah Chami to channel his Right Wing Militant Maronite Lebanese views pushing forth the message of restoring Lebanon to its glory days. Phoenicianism is a word of identification: the Lebanese people of the present days are strongly identified with the ancient Phoenicians via the power of the blood, the lineage of the roots, the story of the actions. "Phoenicianism" is powerful alpha and omega of the millenary bloody lineage, a brutal sustenance of every flag. 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.

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.

2016.09.25

OUT NOW! Claustrum – Funeral Fugues & Reminiscence † 1992-1997 CD / Old Captain

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.

2016.08.31

OUT NOW! Smell & Quim – Jesus Christ / The Jissom Killers 2CD / Old Captain

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

2016.08.23

OUT NOW! Kristian Olsson – Att Vara Där Jag Var Innan Jag Var Jag CD / Old Captain

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.

2016.08.23

OUT NOW! Blood Ov Thee Christ – Filthy Criminals CD / Old Captain

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.

2016.06.01

OUT NOW! Vhril – Vortex Psysynthesis (Black T-Shirt) / Old Captain

Special edition of Vhril – Vortex Psysynthesis T-Shirt is now available.

2016.05.24

OUT NOW! Vhril – Vortex Psysynthesis Set (T-Shirt + Pin) / 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/vhril-vortex-psysynthesis-special-set-cd-ts-pin

2016.05.17

OUT NOW! Vhril – Vortex Psysynthesis CD / Old Captain

In the name of Ulex, in loving memory of John, here comes Vhril! Vhril began life as Ulex Xane's (Streicher, Zero Cabal fame) own solo project in 1991. He and John Murphy (rip) had been friends since the early 1980's and had long wanted to do some duo recordings together contributing to each other's projects on several occasions and playing live together. John became interested in the Vhril concept when Ulex had told him about its occult associations exploring Thulean esoteric paths and Vril energies in a ritual setting. Together they would record material during extended sessions/meditations and assemble it into specific tracks later: John often brought tapes of material he'd recorded elsewhere to be used as a basis to add other sounds in Ulex's studio. Later on when John went up to Sydney again he took the Vhril idea with him and morphed it into his Shining Vril project (but that's another story, folks). In the vein of Ain Soph or Zero Kama, the present "Vortex Psysynthesis" record, originally released via Zero Cabal in 1992 as a limited tape, commemorates the dawn of early sparse and minimal ritual style music, using John's tapes, bells and percussion and Ulex's field recordings, clay percussion and electronics. Enter the Janus' psychedelic world of the two twisted minds to be immersed by ever-evolving Vhril sun that never rises. A 250-CD edition in a glossy full-colour Digipak.

2016.04.14

OUT NOW! First Human Ferro – Heterodox T-Shirt / Old Captain

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

2016.03.19

OUT NOW! First Human Ferro – Heterodox CD / Old Captain

Old Captain's owner, Olegh Kolyada, fights the sea and presents his Lost Generation victory in defeat. "Heterodox" is a dark ambient album born of the sound and the fury with heroes lonely and mad. A sparse, straightforward yet emotionally vigorous record with its own interior monologue, a discourse to be a silent interlocutor to. Restraining the interior the musician offers the nature symbolism via modular synthesizers and analogue junk approach to scatter one's ego worldwide for good. Full of elemental primitiveness the heretic in his destructive folly challenges to claim a nihilistic vision of reality to engage the listener into an ever-present absurd. A 200-CD edition in a classical glossy Digipak co-produced by Old Captain and Gradual Hate Records.