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 § Leave a comment

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=””>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

Murky Rooms In Space

06/01/2015 § Leave a comment

A clutch of new releases out:

Hypnodrone Ensemble, Aidan Baker and thisquietarmy’s collaborative, multi-drummer project have a new, studio-recorded album, The Shape of Space, available now on limited LP from Calostro Recordings and even-more limited CD from Little Crack’d Rabbit Records:

Caudal have a new, limited 12″ ep called Murk out on Midira Records, which is available from either the label or directly from the band at the Calostro webshop:

Lastly, Aidan Baker & Austrian artist Idklang have a collaborative LP In The Red Room out on Berlin’s Karlrecords. This is also available from the label, directly from the artist in the BSP webshop, and at the upcoming Aidan Baker Trio/Idklang tour in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland:

11-06-15: Golem, Hamburg, DE
12-06-15: Westwerk, Leipzig, DE
13-06-15: Südkiez P2, Dresden, DE
14-06-15: Roter Salon, Berlin, DE
15-06-15: K15, Augsburg, DE
16-06-15: Rhiz, Vienna, AT
17-06-15: Shedhalle, Tübingen, DE
18-06-15: Klubi, Zurich, CH
19-06-15: Sonnenstube, Lugano, CH
20-06-15: Heart of Noise Festival, Innsbruck, AT

Half Shapes

04/08/2015 § Leave a comment

Aidan Baker’s latest solo album Half Lives is now available from Gizeh Records in the UK or from the Broken Spine Webshop in Europe. This album is widely distributed, so please hit up your local independent retailer, if you’re in other places…

And if you are still hankering after new music, the Hypnodrone Ensemble’s second release, The Shape of Space is now available for pre-order from Little Crack’d Rabbit (CD) or Calostro Recordings. Please note, the LP pre-order is limited to 100 copies of the translucent vinyl (regular black vinyl version will be available as of May 8). Sample an excerpt of the opening track here:

And if you’re in Berlin, come to our release party at Tiefgrund on May 31 – details here.

Enter The Murk

03/16/2015 § Leave a comment

Aidan’s ‘trance-punk’ trio Caudal will be heading out on tour in Germany, Belgium, and France this week, in conjunction with the announcement of a limited 12″ ep, Murk, on Midira Records. The ep will be out at the end of April, but is available now to pre-order directly from Midira. Here is an excerpt of the title track:

And the tour dates:

19-03-15: Die Waggon, Offenbach, DE
20-03-15: Cinepalace, Kortrijk, BE
21-03-15: Kinkystar, Ghent, BE
22-03-15: Magasin4, Brussels, BE
23-03-15: Centre Culturel Libertaire, Lille, FR
24-03-15: Antwerp Music City, Antwerp, BE
25-03-15: private event (email midirarecords(at) for details), Köln, DE
26-03-15: Ose, Leipzig, DE
27-03-15: Hühnermanhattan, Halle, DE
28-03-15: Antje Oeklesund, Berlin, DE

Caudal poster

Also, Aidan’s recent solo LP release, The Confessional Tapes, from Pleasence Records is now available on the Broken Spine webshop, along with a few copies of the first two LPs in The Drone Compendium from Beta-lactam Ring Records:


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