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:

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.

Nordgående

02/17/2014 § Leave a comment

B/B/S/ will be heading out on tour next with select dates in Germany, Denmark, and Sweden:

B/B/S/ Tour Poster

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.

Also available from Midira Records is a limited cassette release featuring two collaborative performances from Aidan Baker and A-Sun Amissa recorded on their 2012 tour.

Listen below and order the cassette here.

AB-AsunAmissa Cassette AB-AsunAmissa Tape 2

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:

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