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.

Untangling Grindcrushers

04/01/2014 § Leave a comment

A select few copies of our new 7inch Tangled are now available digitally and/or physically from the Broken Spine webshop (and will otherwise only be available at shows):

Update: the 7inch is sold out, but will still be available from us at upcoming shows!

The CD reissue of Radiance Of Shadows is still available:

And just in case you don’t have enough new music, B/B/S/’s Coltre/Manto, is also available, digitally and physically, from either the Broken Spine webshop or Midira Records:

B/B/S/ will be performing this weekend, Saturday April 5, in Carzig, Germany (just outside of Berlin) at Uwe Behrens‘s vernissage – more details here.

Continental Wasps

01/21/2014 § 1 Comment

Aidan Baker & Felipe Salazar (who also plays drums in Caudal) will be heading out on a short EU tour in a couple weeks. Here are the dates:

Jan 31 – Mannheim, DE @ Kulturbrücken
Feb 01 – Bulle, CH @ Centre Cultural Ebullition
Feb 02 – Basel, CH @ Kaskoklang
Feb 04 – Esslingen, DE @ Komma
Feb 05 – Brussels, BE @ Magasin4 – also with OvO
Feb 06 – Rouen, FR @ Le 3 Pièces
Feb 07 – Liège, BE @ La Zone
Feb 08 – Goor, NL @ Living Room Concerts
Feb 09 – Berlin, DE @ Ackerstadt – also with Crystal Shipsss

Berlin Poster

This tour will be in support of a forthcoming limited cassette release, CNTNTL, on Broken Spine Productions and Whisper Room‘s second album, The Cruelest Month, forthcoming from Consouling Sounds. You can listen to one the new Whisper Room tracks and the entirety of CNTNTL at the below links:


And for a little free music, here is a remastered, digital version of one of Aidan‘s 2004 releases, Ichneumon:

Burning машин

10/29/2013 § Leave a comment

Nadja will be playing at the Burn The Machine festival in Berlin this Thursday October 31.

Burn The Machine

There is a digital magazine/program available about the festival which you can download here.

In release news, we finally have both CD and LP copies of The Perfect World, our collaboration with Japan’s Vampillia on Important Records, in the BSP webshop and digitally here:

And in tour news, Nadja is heading off to Russia next week for five shows:

07-11-13: Зал ожидания, St. Petersburg, RU – w/ OvO
08-11-13: Куль, Moscow, RU – w/ OvO
09-11-13: Дом Печати, Ekaterinaberg, RU – w/ OvO
10-11-13: Marks, Volgograd, RU
11-11-13: Точка, Rostov-na-Donu, RU

After which we’ll be heading to South America for three weeks…stay tuned for more info…

Place Name Aquí

09/18/2013 § Leave a comment

I have made my book of poetry Place Name available as a digital book, along with two new 12-string acoustic guitar tracks, from the Broken Spine Bandcamp page:

This book was originally published in 2005 and has been out of print for several year. It is something of a poetic travelogue with writings about my travels in experiences in Canada (for the most part).

And in tour news, Caudal will be playing Berlin this Saturday and then heading out for a short Spanish tour next week:

Caudal + Brabrabra
21-09-13: Antje Öklesund, Berlin

Caudal‘s Spanish shows:

25-09-13: Sala Siroco, Madrid
26-09-13: Ibu Hots, Vitoria
27-09-13: Trinkete Antitxokoa, Guernika
28-09-13: Bar Ambigú, Bilbao

Aidan Baker solo shows in Spain:

Aidan Baker y Narcoleptica
30-09-13: La Faena II, Madrid

Aidan Baker + Cam Deas
01-10-13: Freedonai, Barcelona

Primitive Become Perfect

08/30/2013 § Leave a comment

Our collaborative album The Primitive World with Vampillia, originally released last year in conjunction with our Japanese tour, has been given a remastering, a slight remixing, an additional track, and rechristened The Perfect World.

The Perfect World

CD and LP versions of the new album are now available from Important Records. We will eventually have copies for sale in the Broken Spine Webshop, but if you want the limited coloured vinyl edition, please order directly from Important Records.

You can listen to and/or download the full album here:

Synth Studies

08/12/2013 § Leave a comment

Now available: A free digital release from Aidan Baker, a collection of “Synth Studies,” recorded live-in-studio on a cheap casio keyboard with a bunch of effect pedals:

Flipp’d

06/01/2013 § Leave a comment

We have copies of the new Nadja album Flipper from Oaken Palace Records available now in our webstore. Limited to 500 copies, pressed on clear vinyl, this album is dedicated to Whale & Dolphin Conservation.

Flipper

Flipper features guest contributions from string-players Peter Broderick (of Efterklang) and Angela Chan (of A-sun Amissa). The album is streamable and available for download below on the Nadja page.

New Year Of Snake Listenings

01/11/2013 § Leave a comment

Happy year of the Snake!

If anyone would like a teaser of songs from Caudal‘s forthcoming release Forever In Another World on Oaken Palace Records, here is a recording of our debut show in Berlin last month:

And if anyone would like to sample the first track from B/B/S/‘s likewise forthcoming debut Brick Mask on Miasmah Records, you can stream it here:

B/B/S/ will be heading out on a short tour at the end of the month:

01-23 @ Monarch, Berlin, DE
01-25 @ Christuskirche, Bochum, DE
01-26 @ Plane Ari Home Gigs/L’auréole, Bethencourt, FR
01-27 @ Les Ateliers Claus, Brussels, BE

And in other new project news, Adoran Aidan‘s collaborative project with Dorian Williamson (of Northumbria) will be releasing a full-length album with Consouling Sounds later this year. An unmastered excerpt of the first track from this album is streamable here:

Some of you may recognize Adoran‘s name from the Drone Compendium Series slowly making its way into the world via Beta-lactam Ring Records. I know this series has been long-delayed…but these LPs will eventually get out there! The third in the series, Mnemosyne‘s Air Grows Small Fingers, should be out soon!

And finally, here are a few older/out-of-print Aidan Baker/Nadja releases newly available on the BSP Bandcamp page as pay-what-you-want downloads:



End Of Days

11/23/2012 § Leave a comment

As the penultimate month of 2012 nears its end, we’ve a few last shows of the year to announce. Nadja will be performing in Israel (assuming the ceasefire holds) for the first time on December 6 at Uganda in Jerusalem and December 7 at Levontin 7 in Tel Aviv.

Aidan will be opening for Scott Kelly of Neurosis at Jägerklause in Berlin on December 14.

And lastly, Caudal, Aidan‘s new “rock” band, will be playing their debut show December 15 at Antje Øeklesund in Berlin (presented by Cranky Booking).

Here is a rough mix of one of the tracks from Caudal‘s forthcoming debut on the UK charitable label Oaken Palace Records:

And if anyone might be interested in what we are listening to ourselves these days, we did three mp3 “mixtapes” recently for your downloading pleasure: CVLT Nation: Sonic Cathedrals Vol LXXVIII, Secret Thirteen Mix 034, and
Self-Titled Mag: Needle Exchange #112.

And lastly, here’s an older, out-of-print solo album from Aidan available as a pwyw download: Periodic.

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