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Certificate of Achievement (2009)

A mix of ambient soundscapes and traditional indie pop. My first album ever. Also features odes to Nobuo Uematsu, Jonsi from Sigur Ros, and everyone's favorite tweedy fellow: John Hodgman

#f8811d (2010)

Paranoia. Who's listening? Every note, chosen precisely. Perhaps not the correct note or the note you would have imagined, but the notes that were chosen nonetheless. A swirling voice chimes in, reminding you of a time long since passed, but altogether near. Eons come together as a moment in time. Colors collapse as sound, and all is energy. Waves crash from the speakers and prepare for an assault on the sensory. The mind blanks as the frequency and amplitude modulation reverberate through the brain. Somewhere, the radio turns on. A hiss of static the likes of which you've only imagined rings out and takes control.

Manete Fortis (2012)

What started as a surf album for the great white north eventually turned into an abstract affair about drinking with a music legend, warnings against werewolf killings, micronations, generic fantasy, and an armageddon causing a nuclear winter.

Spoiled Superior Captain COMRADE (2013)

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BIOGRAPHY

Recording project of Randy Johnson, currently a resident of Durham, NC. The first Captains of Industry recordings of earnest were for the 2009 RPM album Certificate of Achievement (recorded in Charlotte, NC). A diverse affair, this album was followed up by a number of cuts in the fall of the fall of 2009, including the Starfall EP, which featured a more wall of sound-esque approach. 2010 brought about the new RPM album #f8811d (recorded in Lynchburg, VA), an affair concerning sinister radios, and continuing with the wall of sound based approach used on the Starfall EP. Dropping the silly monicker, Randy recorded Experimental Film while in Philadelphia and then returned for RPM 2012 with the surf-esque Manete Fortis

BAND MEMBERS
Randy Johnson - Guitar, Keyboard, Vocals, Ebow, Bass, Shortwave Radio, Tenor Guitar, Keyboard

YEARS COMPLETED
2009,2010,2012,2013

GENRES
Pop, ,College Rock,Indie Rock

OTHER BAND SITES
randyjohnson.bandcamp.com
http://www.alonetone.com/johnsorc


Completed Albums

Certificate of Achievement(2009)

A mix of ambient soundscapes and traditional indie pop. My first album ever. Also features odes to Nobuo Uematsu, Jonsi from Sigur Ros, and everyone's favorite tweedy fellow: John Hodgman


Waking Up to the Working Week   Download
Nobuo et Jonsi   Download
I.R.S.   Download
Monday Morning Staff Meeting   Download
Certificate of Achievement   Download
Lunch Break   Download
The Ballad of John Hodgman   Download
Performance Review   Download
Best I Can   (preferred)   Download
All That Remains is a Brighter Tomorrow   Download

#f8811d(2010)

Paranoia. Who's listening? Every note, chosen precisely. Perhaps not the correct note or the note you would have imagined, but the notes that were chosen nonetheless. A swirling voice chimes in, reminding you of a time long since passed, but altogether near. Eons come together as a moment in time. Colors collapse as sound, and all is energy. Waves crash from the speakers and prepare for an assault on the sensory. The mind blanks as the frequency and amplitude modulation reverberate through the brain. Somewhere, the radio turns on. A hiss of static the likes of which you've only imagined rings out and takes control.


There Is Love   Download
Out of Control   Download
Resident Expert   Download
A Storm is Coming   Download
Carry On   Download
Static   (preferred)   Download
Waves   Download
#f8811d   Download
Siren's Song   Download
Farewell   Download

Manete Fortis(2012)

What started as a surf album for the great white north eventually turned into an abstract affair about drinking with a music legend, warnings against werewolf killings, micronations, generic fantasy, and an armageddon causing a nuclear winter.


Hit the Slopes    Download
Prove My Love   (preferred)   Download
Manete Fortis   Download
Rocket to Celestia   Download
Dont Panic (My Froody Towel)   Download
Drinking with Robert Pollard   Download
Jerk   Download
Silver Tipped Daggers   Download
Journey to the Monolith   Download
Memory Chase   Download

Spoiled Superior Captain COMRADE(2013)


How We Fail   Download
Downstream Dwarven Invasion Six   (preferred)   Download
The Science of Song   Download
If I Had An Airship   Download
Kissed By Fire   Download
A Good Man Goes to War/Night Falls Over Cardiff   Download
The Cost   Download
Cease to Exist   Download
Regenerate   Download
Ether   Download