Capitol K

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Capitol K
GenresFolktronica, Indie-Pop, Experimental
Instrument(s)Guitar, Keyboard, Electronic Effects, Laptop
LabelsFaith and Industry
WebsiteOfficial website

Capitol K is the name under which Kristian Craig Robinson works as a musician, producer, recording engineer and label manager.

He was born in Malta and raised in Dubai, Brunei and England, and now based in London.

Capitol K first came to prominence from the single "Pillow" which peaked in the UK Singles Chart at number 99 on 9 March 2002.[1] His early releases combined, found sound, lo-fi aside hi-fi production, electronica and Indie-pop that went someway to establishing the folktronica genre along with fellow artists, Leafcutter John, Four Tet and Tunng.

Robinson was first signed to the record label Planet Mu (1999) who released the debut album Sounds Of The Empire, and then to XL Recordings (2002) who released the album Island Row before he created the Faith and Industry label (2004) which has released recent Capitol K material as well as artists, John Johanna, Patrick Wolf, Blue House, and Super Best Friends Club.

Capitol K currently runs the recording studio Total Refreshment Studio part of the Total Refreshment Centre.

Capitol K's work as a producer and recording engineer notably includes, the Mercury award nominated The Comet Is Coming, Rozi Plain's album Friend, Ibibio Sound Machine's second album Uyai, Flamingods' Majesty, and Patrick Wolf's first album entitled Lycanthropy. Serafina Steer, Bas Jan and Bradford Cox of the bands Deerhunter and Atlas Sound.

He was a member of the Brazilian artist singer Cibelle's band. And a member of Du Blonde's band for her Welcome back to Milk tour.

The period 2009 to 2015 Capitol K played synth and bass with the Archie Bronson Outfit. He also performed on and co-produced their 2014 album Wild Crush.

in 2005 Capitol K release the album Nomad Junk, composed from field recordings made in Hong Kong city, Taipei and Tokyo.

In 2012, Capitol K released the album Andean Dub.[2] The album combined the sounds of Peruvian huayno music and more broadly Latin American cumbia with electronic sounds.[3]

In 2015 Capitol K programmed, produced and co wrote the debut Loose Meat album.

In 2018, Capitol K released the album Goatherder.



Release date Title Label
1999 Sounds Of The Empire Planet Mu
2000 Island Row Planet Mu
2002 Island Row XL Recordings
2004 Happy Happy Faith and Industry
2005 Nomad Junk Faith and Industry
2008 Notes From Life on The Wire With a Wrecking Ball Faith and Industry
2012 Andean Dub Faith and Industry
2018 Goatherder Faith and Industry


Release date Title Label
1999 Capitol K EP Elf Cut
1999 Roadeater EP Planet Mu
2002 Pillow XL Recordings
2008 Libertania/Go Go Go Faith & Industry


  1. ^ "CAPITOL K Interview". Themilkfactory. Archived from the original on 5 December 2008. Retrieved 16 April 2013.
  2. ^ "Andean Dub, by Capitol K". Capitol K. Bandcamp. Retrieved 7 March 2018.
  3. ^ ""I got my Petri dish of Latin cultural influences": Capitol K discusses love, travelling and cumbia". Sounds and Colours. 14 August 2012. Retrieved 7 March 2018.

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