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2019.10.16

OUT NOW! Contemporary #2: English Drama: Martin Bladh. Book / Old Captain Press

Swedish-born Martin Bladh is a contemporary multimedia artist who has resided for a decade in London, England and established himself as a unique proponent of the New Theatre of Cruelty adhering to the original Antonin Artaud’s disrepute legacy. Hybridizing genres of drama, poetry and fiction Bladh gravitates toward performance art, actionism in particular, with its main focus on stage performativity based on Wiener Aktionismus (Viennese Action Art movement) of the 1960s to purposely shock through self-torture actions. Solidly accompanied with music and photography Bladh’s theatrical arsenal transcends the subject-matter traditionally tabooed by the mainstream, including the objectives of death, necrophilia, sadomasochism, pornography, narcissism, lustmord and monomania. The 2nd issue of the “Contemporary” series traces Bladh’s artistic genesis analysing his works throughout a 2004 – 2019 period to revisit the concepts of cruelty and violence as segments of the current underground art, a built-in element of the counter-culture superstructure. All the presented literary analyses are exclusively supported by the authorial photographs and collages, both disturbing and fascinating, therefore 21+ readers’ discretion is advised: nudity and acts of torture are graphically reproduced without condescension or censorship as homage to the artist’s intentions. The edition also includes the recent interview with Bladh as well as a substantial cross-cultural entry on his genre fundamentals: the Theatre of Cruelty retrospective and three influential artists, Antonin Artaud, Francis Bacon, and Hermann Nitsch, the artist finds relevant to his method. 2019 Contemporary #2: English Drama: Martin Bladh. Book. A5 format, 416 pages, an interview and analysis, 200+ pictures; full colour, digital press. A hardbound cover with a tassel. R 21+

Bandcamp: https://oldcaptain.bandcamp.com/merch/pre-order-contemporary-2-english-drama-martin-bladh-book

2019.10.16

OUT NOW! Control ‎– The Abattoir CD / Old Captain & Eibon Records

"The Abattoir" is Control's stunning rarity that covers 2003 - 2006 period and features the following must-have and sought-after EPs: 'Affliction', 'The Pleasures of Rape', and 'No Surrender', alongside v/a tracks from 'Break your Face' and 'Alliance - United in Death' compilations. Recorded and mastered at Misanthrope Studio more than 15 years ago the selected monoliths bring back intense memories of the project's history and solidify its unique place in the US power electronics scene. Co-produced with Eibon Records and Mauro Berchi's exclusive artwork, it is released in a 4-panel matte-laminated Digipak with an A3 Poster limited to 300 copies.

Bandcamp: https://oldcaptain.bandcamp.com/album/control-the-abattoir

2019.10.16

OUT NOW! Skrol – Eschaton CD / Old Captain

A musical application of a geometric symbolism of certain mechanisms of the psyche. Aptly conceptualized as fractal musical geometry. Signals of interval logic, rhythm, construction and instrumentation, and sound are used for this purpose. A simply structured but emotionally tense atmosphere is created in which instrumentation plays the role of inner structure, industrialized sound that of the chaotic and the vocals a passionate element, significantly potentiated by fiery existential lyrics. Limited to 300 copies in a full-colour gloss-laminated Digipak.

Bandcamp: https://oldcaptain.bandcamp.com/album/skrol-eschaton

2019.10.16

OUT NOW! Inanna – Oeuvres Completes Tome I-XVI 2CD Repress / Old Captain

A ritual death ambient masterpiece, a non-mastered analogue recording dated 1992 (Sound Source cassette release). Mikael Stavöstrand’s grand project with all-time classic. A White 2CD Digipak + A3 Poster. Ltd. to 100.

Bandcamp: https://oldcaptain.bandcamp.com/album/inanna-uvres-compl-tes-tome-i-xvi

2019.05.15

OUT NOW! In Meditarivm – Plexus / Uterus 2CD / Old Captain & Mertvi Bdzholy

A collaborative release between two Ukrainian labels, Mertvi Bdzholy and Old Captain: compilation of the two official early dark ambient, apocalyptic ritual albums "Les Fleurs Du Mal" and "Uterus" composed and recorded by Olegh Kolyada and Sergey Svistelnik in 2000 - 2001 with three exclusive tracks from the same period. A luxurious 8-panel Digipak edition limited to 500, with first 25 copies accompanied with an A3 Poster. Layout & design by Mauro Berchi (Eibon Records). In memory of the project member, Sergey Svistelnik († 2nd January, 2018).

Bandcamp: https://oldcaptain.bandcamp.com/album/in-meditarivm-plexus-uterus

2019.04.18

OUT NOW! Navicon Torture Technologies ‎– Insanity 2CD / Old Captain

Ukrainian industrial label OLD CAPTAIN presents INSANITY, a double CD reissue of the classic cassette by NAVICON TORTURE TECHNOLOGIES, originally released by LSD ORGANISATION in 2000 AD. Disc One contains the original cassette material, with a previously unreleased bonus title track, retooled for this edition. Disc Two features never before released material covering the project's formative years. From these meagre beginnings, NTT would go on to work with labels such as MALIGNANT RECORDS, EIBON, and ANT-ZEN, along with many others (who have not stood the test of time), until its dissolution and final releases in 2009. INSANITY serves as a revealing historical document of a notable American power electronics project between the years 1997-2001.The release is remastered by John Stilling (Steel Hook Prostheses studio) and comes in a 6-panel matte-laminated Digipak limited to 300.

Bandcamp: https://oldcaptain.bandcamp.com/album/navicon-torture-technologies-insanity

2019.04.18

OUT NOW! Bryan Lewis Saunders ‎– Near Death Experience Book / Old Captain

Old Captain Press: A5 format, 220 pages, an interview and analysis of the album lyrics + pictures; full colour, digital press.

Bandcamp: https://oldcaptain.bandcamp.com/album/bryan-lewis-saunders-near-death-experience

2019.03.30

OUT NOW! Striations ‎– Vietnamization 2CD / Old Captain & Eibon Records

“Imagine obsession. Now imagine compacting years of that obsession into a well-crafted work of art. Striations has done just that with, what I would call his magnum opus, ‘Vietnamization’. This is the sound of war. Not just on for the soldiers on the battlefield; but the nations that feel its impact as well. With a battalion of highly praised collaborators, Mike Finklea has collaged Power Electronics and Harsh Noise to a seamless point. PE and HN have always been not-so-strange bedfellows with masterpieces such as Deathpile’s “G.R” or Taint’s “Justmeat,” but many, if not most, have a very stagnant backing accompanied with vocals. ‘Vietnamization’ manages to keep you interested with what sounds are coming next, a powerful vocal presentation and well-placed samples that are culled from various sources that are most certainly NOT Youtube. Originally released on cassette on the surging New Forces label, this expanded 2CD edition contains the original C60 as well as the companion CDr that was given to a select few close friends as well as additional art that was not included with the highly uniform NF cassette. The war has been over for nearly four and a half decades, but Striations has placed us right back in the jungle”, Jim Haras. A 6-panel matte-laminated Digipak limited to 300. A special edition comes with an A3 poster limited to 50. Co-produced with Eibon Records.

Bandcamp: https://oldcaptain.bandcamp.com/album/striations-vietnamization

2019.03.08

OUT NOW! Streicher ‎– Annihilism Repress CD / Old Captain

Old Captain’s 2019 special 30th Anniversary re-issue edition of the classical album. 100 copies in two A3 posters ltd. to 50 each.
Bandcamp: https://oldcaptain.bandcamp.com/album/streicher-annihilism

2019.02.28

OUT NOW! Slogun ‎– Nothing. Ever. CD / Old Captain & Eibon Records

“Nothing you do will ever matter. Nothing. Ever.” The first full-length release by American True Crime Electronics project Slogun, aka John Balistreri, since “I Will Bury You” in 2013, features eleven new tracks, the last of which is the 12-minute piece “Just For One Day” from his side-project “Self”. Continuing his journey inward, “Nothing. Ever.” delves deeper into self-hate, disgust and the absolute exhaustion of escaping the foundation of which his life was built on: failure and all of its expectations and realizations. Tracks 1 through 10 offer up Slogun at its truest, spewing truth about self-actualization, manipulation, denial and justification, while track 11 has “Self” finishing everything off with pure defeat. The end of it all. Featuring Slogun’s own art and handwriting, “Nothing. Ever.” quite possibly closes out a 23-year journey through the depths of one-man’s disgust at himself, at the notion of “civility”, at victimization and of the human animal. 1996-2019. A regular CD edition in a 6-panel gloss-laminated Digipak in edition of 300 copies.
The special edition comes with an A3 poster limited to 50. Co-released with Eibon Records.

Bandcamp: https://oldcaptain.bandcamp.com/album/slogun-nothing-ever

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