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:
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
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
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:
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:
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:
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.
03/17/2014 § 2 Comments
Hot on the heels of Nadja’s latest full-length album, Queller, we’re announcing the release of a limited 7-inch, Tangled, a collection of industrial / grindcore / death-metal (or whatever) songs. Stream one of the tracks here:
The 7″ comes on black vinyl in a hand-assembled vellum sleeve and will primarily only be available from us at upcoming shows, with a limited few from the Broken Spine Webshop and maybe a select few record shops/mailorders that we like.
For something more widely and readily available, we will also be reissuing a CD version of our 2007 album Radiance Of Shadows, originally released by Alien8 Recordings and out of print for some time. The reissue comes in a digisleeve package with new photography from Guylaine Bédard, who also provided the original cover image:
We will also have copies of the CD at upcoming shows, but it will be officially released and distributed worldwide in May, though it is already digitally available here:
02/21/2014 § 1 Comment
With a cover desigedn by Error Design, the cd version is packaged in a mini-gatefold digipack:
There are two editions of the lp, a limited white vinyl version and a slightly-less-limited black vinyl version, both with hand-screened, custom designed, die-cut sleeves and folded inner poster:
02/17/2014 § Leave a comment
B/B/S/ will be heading out on tour next with select dates in Germany, Denmark, and Sweden:
24.02 – MS Stubnitz, Hamburg, DE
25.02 – 1000Fryd, Aalborg, DK
26.02 – Element Studio, Göteborg, SE
27.02 – Jazzhouse, Copenhagen, DK
28.02 – Inkost, Malmö, SE
01.03 – West Germany, Berlin, DE
More info and links on the Facebook event page.
This tour will be in support of our forthcoming release with Midira Records, Coltre/Mantro, a limited LP featuring material recorded live at the Christuskirke in Bochum, Germany on January 25, 2013, and featuring artwork by our friend Uwe Behrens.
One of the tracks from the album can be streamed below and the LP can be pre-ordered here.
Listen below and order the cassette here.
01/21/2014 § 1 Comment
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
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:
01/05/2014 § Leave a comment
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And in release news, Midira Records has just released a live LP+CD set from Aidan’s performance on February 17, 2012 at Christuskirche in Bochum, Germany, accompanied by Maik Parker of Kodiak on drums.