Incubation/Metamorphosis

08/21/2014 § 1 Comment

Nadja will be heading out on tour in September around Aidan Baker’s residency at this year’s Incubate Festival in Tilburg, Netherlands. This residency will feature five separate performances from five different Aidan Baker projects. Here are the tour dates:

02-09-14: Nabaklab, Riga, LV
06-09-14: Klub Boro, Brno, CZ
07-09-14: A38, Budapest, HU
08-09-14: Rhiz, Vienna, AT
09-09-14: PMK, Innsbruck, AT
10-09-14: Stadtwerkstatt, Linz, AT
11-09-14: K4, Nuernberg, DE
14-09-14: L’auréole Bethencourt, Tinques, FR (AB solo)
20-09-14: L’an Vert, Liège, BE
21-09-14: Monasterium Poortackere, Ghent, BE

Bratislava Liege Ghent

And the Incubate performances, all of which take place at Paradox Tilburg:

15-09-14: Nadja
16-09-14: Aidan Baker
17-09-14: Nadja & Uochi Toki performing Cystema Solari
18-09-14: Caudal
19-09-14: Aidan Baker/thisquietarmy Hypnodrone Ensemble

Incubate

Aidan will also be doing a reading from his recent book Passing Through (Wounded Wolf Press) at the Consouling Sounds mobile offices. At the festival, Consouling Sounds will also be releasing Caudal’s second album Ascension (CD/LP) and the Hypnodrone Ensemble’s debut CD, a document of their performance at NK last spring in Berlin:

And in addition to those two releases, Consouling also plans to record Nadja’s Incubate performance on the Monday night and release it as a vinyl LP on the Saturday!

Lastly, here is a new digital release from Aidan Baker, an album of droning vaguely ethno-ambient jazzy psych rock, available for free/pay-what-you-want:

Passing Through

07/22/2014 § Leave a comment

Aidan Baker’s book of poetry Passing Through (Wounded Wolf Press) has been officially released now and is available from the Broken Spine Webshop. For a limited time, we are selling both Passing Through and Aidan’s previous book of poetry, The Shape of Snakes, as a discounted package deal.

We previously posted a printed and an audio sample from the collection here, but here is Aidan’s audio interpretation of the Scott LaFaro song “Jade Visions” (originally performed by The Bill Evans Trio), a song which he writes about in Passing Through:

The Imperfection of The Solar System

07/03/2014 § 2 Comments

Our collaborative “doomhop” album with Italian duo Uochi Toki is now available from Corpoc Records:

This is available as a limited, vinyl-only (and digital) release, and comes in a hand silkscreened sleeve, with an 8-page insert. We have copies now in the Broken Spine Webshop and will have copies with us at these upcoming shows in Italy:

16-07-14: Bagnacciuga, Pesaro
18-07-14: Spazio211, Torino
19-07-14: Rock Valley Festival, Santa Maria della Versa, IT

Cystema Solari

We also have a couple leftover items from our Japan tour with Vampillia, the CD version of Tangled from Tokyo Jupiter Records and a tour-only CD collaboration with Vampillia, ɪmpəˈfɛkʃ​(​ə​)​n:

Tangled CD

Rising Suns

06/03/2014 § 2 Comments

Nadja will be returning to Japan next week for another tour with Vampillia and, on select dates (Tokyo, Nagoya, and Osaka), Mick Barr’s duo Mossenek. Dates as follows and more info on the FB event page:

20-06-14: O-Nest, Tokyo
21-06-14: Vio, Nagoya
22-06-14: Conpass, Osaka
23-06-14: Crowbar, Tokushima
24-06-14: Caravan Sary, Kochi
25-06-14: Too Nice, Takamatsu
26-06-14: Bar Caezar, Matsuyama
27-06-14: Pepperland, Okayama
28-06-14: Bar Indoyou, Yamaguchi
29-06-14: O-Nest, Tokyo

Nadja in Japan poster

Aidan Baker will be playing the following solo shows in Tokyo as well, the first by himself and the second with a back-up band of local, Japanese musicians:

15-06-14: Superdeluxe, Tokyo
16-06-14: Koenji Showboat, Tokyo

Aidan in Japan

Nadja’s ‘grindgaze’ EP Tangled will also be released on CD by Tokyo Jupiter Records in conjunction with the tour, along with a Tangled t-shirt:

Tangled CD + Shirt

We have made a few of our leftover shirts from recently past tours available on the BSP webshop, if anyone missed out and would like one:

Nadja Savwo Shirt Nadja Tangled Shirt

We also have some long lost vinyl copies of Christ Send Light, our collaborative ep/single with NZ’s Black Boned Angel, released by Sound Devestation Records, available in the BSP webshop as well:

The Mind Interrogates The Body

05/12/2014 § Leave a comment

Aidan Baker has a new book of poetry coming out in July with Wounded Wolf Press entitled Passing Through. The collection is made up of ‘synesthetic’ poems, writings about other media – films, paintings, songs – and is now available to pre-order directly from the publisher. Pre-orders come with a signed and numbered card and a digital print from Uğur Altun who provided also provided the cover and interior illustrations.

AB-PTcover

The book will also be available directly at upcoming shows, including the following readings at which Baker will be joined with James Vella, who has also published with Wounded Wolf Press:

27-05-14: Prince Albert, Brighton
28-05-14: Cafe Oto, London
31-05-14: Zabriskie Buchladen, Berlin

As a sample, here is a recording of Baker reading “Jade Visions,” a poem about a song by Scott LaFaro and performed by the Bill Evans Trio:

And here is a scan of the title poem from the collection, based on a work by the Canadian artist Betty Goodwin:

AB-PT

In other news, Baker will be performing at the Antwerp Ambient Festival this weekend, Saturday May 17, in Antwerp, Belgium along with Alio Die, Dirk Serries/vidnaObmana, and N-O.

Antwerp Ambient

The Dead Tree Gives No Shelter

04/24/2014 § Leave a comment

Whisper Room, a trio of Aidan Baker, Jakob Thiesen, and Neil Wiernik, have just released their second album The Cruelest Month, recorded one year ago at The Ambient Ping in Toronto and mastered by James Plotkin. The album is available on CD from Consouling Sounds, directly from the Broken Spine webshop, and digitally here:

Also newly available in the BSP webshop is Nadja’s first official CD album Truth Becomes Death, released by Alien8 Recordings back in 2005, and otherwise out of print.

In performance news, Nadja will be playing on May 1 in Wroclaw at a pre-Asymmetry Festival event – more info here.

Before Asymmetry

And on May 2, Aidan Baker and thisquietarmy will be presenting a special ‘Hypnodrone Ensemble’ performance with two guitars and three drummers in Berlin at NK – more info here.

Hypnodrone

Incubation

04/10/2014 § 1 Comment

It is with pleasure to announce that I will be something of an artist in residence at this year’s edition of Incubate Festival, in Tilburg, NL performing five times with five different projects: Nadja, Aidan Baker (solo), Caudal, and collaboratively with Uochi Toki and thisquietarmy.

Incubate

In more immediate performance news, Caudal will be playing at Rhiz in Vienna next week and Nadja will be doing a short tour around an appearance at this year’s Dunk Festival – full dates here:

Caudal @ Rhiz Dunk!Festival

And in release news, I’ve finally got copies of my collaborative cassette release with Jakob Thiesen CNTNTL available in the Broken Spine webshop.

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