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Delicate Empires

by Captain Earwax

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  • Streaming + Download

    Pre-order of Delicate Empires. You get 3 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
    releases August 14, 2017

      $10 AUD  or more

     

  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    With original full-sleeve artwork by Kit Bennett

    Includes digital pre-order of Delicate Empires. You get 3 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
    digital album releases August 14, 2017
    item ships out on or around August 18, 2017
    edition of 250 

      $30 AUD or more 

     

1.
Unrest
2.
Cat Bus
3.
02:21
4.
Moss Rockers (ft. Lou Millar)
5.
03:40
6.
Bullet Train
7.
Star People
8.
Dreaming Forwards
9.
Walking Backwards (ft. Jonti)
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11.
Freedom Trap
12.
Delicate Empires

about

“Delicate Empires is about the fragility of power, and looks to the story of Genghis Khan for inspiration. Genghis saw the weakness in a way of life that was removed from nature and confined by stone walls and governed by greed, the rise of the Mongol empire was enabled by this realisation.” - Captain Earwax

On Delicate Empires, Captain Earwax blends his passion for nature and earthly sounds with playful and emotive melodies, intricate percussion and crunchy textures. Delicately weaved together with a varied yet cohesive range of tracks, some which feature vocals from Jonti, Lou Millar and Amy Kisnorbo, while others focus on unique instrumentation such as the title track which features the morin khuur, or Mongolian horsehead fiddle, played by Sydney based Mongolian musician Bukhu. What’s most notable about this album, though, is its accomplishment as a seamlessly crafted long player, a format that is becoming somewhat of a rare gem in today’s landscape of streaming services and playlists created by algorithms.

Mastered by Jack Prest
Cover art by Kitt Bennett

Delicate Empires will be released digitally + on vinyl via Fifty Records on 14 August 2017.

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releases August 14, 2017

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Captain Earwax Sydney, Australia

Captain Earwax is the musical moniker of Australian multi-disciplinary artist Daniel O’Toole. As a solo artist, he has released 2 albums, 2 EPs and his Sea legs beat tape. He is the founder of the Free The Beats compilation series, which has released over 11 beat tapes.

Delicate Empires his 3rd full-length album is due out via 50 Records on August 14.
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