Wistful Songs

11/21/2015 § Leave a comment

Our new limited EP Songs for Wong Kar-wai, part of the biographical zine series from Wist Records, is now out:

The zine features artwork by Manfred Naescher based on stills from Chungking Express, In The Mood For Love, and 2046 by Hong Kong filmmaker Wong Kar-wai. The EP is already sold out from the label, but we do have a few copies available in the BSP webshop and will have some at these upcoming shows:

Aidan Baker:

26.11.15 at Palac Akropolis in Prague
27.11.15 at Festival Ambientalny in Wroclaw.

And Nadja:

28.11.15 at Berghain Kantine in Berlin, with our friends Insect Ark.

Nadja in Berlin

The Visual Spectrum

10/28/2015 § Leave a comment

Some new visual media:

A montage of the paintings by Manfred Naescher which accompany Nadja’s limited EP, Songs For Wong Kar-wai, third in a series of a biographical fanzine series from Wist Records, and coming out November 10:

Filmmaker Marie Elisa Scheidt has made a lovely video for Aidan Baker’s A Black Crow Flies, from the album Half Lives: Mountains Sweat Clouds on Gizeh Records:

And, lastly, a trailer for Emily Schultz’s book The Blondes, directed by Brian Joseph Davis, and with Nadja’s song Drown (from Flipper on Oaken Palace Records as the background soundtrack:

The Blondes from Brian Joseph Davis on Vimeo.

Fantasies, Plagues…

10/16/2015 § Leave a comment

Back in 2011 Aidan Baker released a limited LP, Plague of Fantasies, with Blackest Rainbow Records. This album was supposed to have a companion LP, Sorry For What I Said To You In Your Dream, which ended not being released…so, we have made it (along with Plague of Fantasies) available digitally on the BSP bandcamp page as a ‘buy now/pay-what-you-can’ release:

Both of these albums were originally recorded on cassette 4-track back in 2005 (around the same time as Lost In The Rat Maze, released on CD by Consouling Sounds) and digitally re-worked/-mixed/-mastered in 2010. For anyone interested in comparing, some of those earlier, 2005 versions of these tracks are available digitally now on Aidan’s bandcamp:

In touring news, things are quite busy in the next two months, as we jaunt around the European continent:


01.11 – Sonic Ballroom, Köln, DE – w/ [ B O L T ]
02.11 – OCCII, Amsterdam, NL (also w/ Aidan Baker solo set)
03.11 – Magasin 4, Brussels, BE – w/ Enablers
04.11 – Espace B, Paris, FR
06.11 – Trauma, Marburg, DE
28.11 – Kantine am Berghain, Berlin, DE – w/ Insect Ark
03.12 – Loppen, Copenhagen, DK
04.12 – 1000Fryd, Aalborg, DK
10.12 – Glimps Festival, Ghent, BE
16.12 – El Perro, Madrid, SP
17.12 – Lounge, Lisbon, PT
27.12 – Revolver, Oslo, NO – w/ Svarte Greiner

Nadja in ParisNadja in Oslo

Aidan Baker will be touring with a trio of Lori Goldston (cello) and Andrea Belfi (drums) playing live-soundtracking performances to Dreyer’s La passion de Jeanne d’Arc:

07.11 – Silent Green Kulturquartier, Berlin, DE
08.11 – Golden Pudel, Hamburg, DE
09.11 – Consouling In-store Session, Ghent, BE
10.11 – Café des Images, Caen, FR
11.11 – Le Picolo Café, Paris, FR
12.11 – The Hanger, Brussels, BE
13.11 – Christuskirche, Bochum, DE
14.11 – UT Connewitz, Leipzig, DE

Lori Goldston, Aidan Baker, Andrea Belfi

And the following solo performances:

26.11 – Palác Akropolis, Prague, CZ – w/ Ulrich Schnauss
27.11 – Festiwal Ambientalny, Wroclaw, PL
19.12 – Zaratan, Lisbon, PT

Earth, Wind, Fire, Water

09/23/2015 § Leave a comment

Aidan Baker’s first solo release of experimental/ambient guitar, Element, has been newly re-mastered and -issued on CD by the Russian label Tetamorphosis. These are recordings that date from the late 90s and were originally released on CDr by the micro-label Arcolepsy Records. The album is available physically here in the BSP webshop or digitally here:

There are also a handful of the last few copies of Baker’s limited LP releases Mépris (with Jakob Thiesen on drums) and Smudging (with Richard Baker on drums):

In performance news, Caudal will be heading out on tour in Germany with thisquietarmy next week for the following shows:

02.10 – Bei Ruth​, Berlin
07.10 – Hühnermanhattan, Halle
08.10 – Rote Flora​, Hamburg
09.10 – Christuskirche Bochum​, Bochum
10.10 – Jam Room​, Koblenz


09/03/2015 § 3 Comments

The second album, Children of Mars, from Adoran, Aidan Baker’s bass and drums dronesludge duo with Dorian Williamson on Northumbria is out now on Consouling Sounds. It is available directly from the label here or the BSP webshop. Those of you in North America will be able to get it directly from a href=”http://northumbria.bandcamp.com”>Northumbria shortly.

Children of Mars was recorded at Polyphasic Studios in Toronto and mastered by James Plotkin (as was our self-titled debut), and features artwork by Karlynn Holland:

In performance news, Aidan Baker will be performing solo at the Hermetic Chamber Festival at Marie Antoinette’s in Berlin on 10.09:

And then embarking on a short tour in northern Italy:

15.09 – Freakout Club, Bologna – w/ Uochi Toki
16-09 – Via Mazzini 66, Ravenna
17-09 – tba
18.09 – Altroquando, Zero Branco
19.09 – Stay At Home Festival, Bagnaria (Udine)
20.09 – Nerodiseppia (afternoon/acoustic) & Spazio Aereo (evening/electic), Venice

Film In Sounds

08/06/2015 § Leave a comment

This month, Aidan Baker will be participating in Freiluftkino Pompeji’s “Film In Sounds” series, performing live soundtracks in the open-air ‘ruins’ at Kino Zukunft/Tiefgrund in Berlin, solo and with various ensembles:

06.08 – Guy Maddin’s Keyhole
Soundtrack: Aidan Baker (guitar)


16.08 – Neil Jordan’s The Company of Wolves
Soundtrack: Aidan Baker (guitar) & Leah Buckareff (bass), aka Nadja

The Company of Wolves

20.08 – René Laloux’s La planète sauvage
Soundtrack: Aidan Baker (guitar), Andrea Belfi (drums/electronics), Erik Skodvin (guitar/electronics), aka B/B/S/

La Planete Sauvage

27.08 – David Lynch’s Eraserhead
Soundtrack: Aidan Baker (guitar), Simon Goff (violin/electronics), James Welburn (bass/electronics)



07/25/2015 § Leave a comment

Imperfection, Nadja’s collaborative album with Vampillia, originally released on CD in conjunction with our 2014 Japanese tour, is now newly available on LP from Throne Records. It is available to order from the label or directly from us in the Broken Spine webshop/.

In perfromance news, Nadja will be playing a free show, presented by the CTM Festival, at Urban Spree in Berlin on July 27 with Sun Worship and DJ James Kelly – more info here.

Sun Worship + Nadja, Berlin

Following that, we will be heading out on a short tour of Poland:

30.07 – Wroclaw at Muzeum Współczesne Wrocław
31.07 – Warsaw at Klub Hydrozagadka
01.08 – Gdansk at Protokultura
02.08 – Poznan at LAS

Nadja - Warsaw


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