Palace Music

06/20/2016 § Leave a comment

Three years since their debut, Brick Mask, comes Palace, the second full-length, studio-recorded album from B/B/S/, a trio of Aidan Baker, Andrea Belfi, and Erik Skodvin. Copies of the limited 2LP release are available now in the BSP webshop:

http://brokenspine.bigcartel.com/product/b-b-s-palace-2lp

Palace (Front)Palace (Back)

And digitally on the BSP bandcamp page:

In other release news, Nadja’s Queller has seen a CD re-issue from Essence Music with slightly new artwork and an accompanying silk-screened poster:

Queller Poster

This is also available in the BSP webshop:

http://brokenspine.bigcartel.com/product/nadja-queller

Obeying Conventions

05/13/2016 § Leave a comment

We will be performing a handful of Nadja shows in North America this month, a relatively rare occurrence since we expatriated:

26-05-16: Obey Convention, Halifax, CA
28-05-16: Le Ritz, Montreal, CA
29-05-16: St Vitus, New York, NY
03-06-16: The Garrison, Toronto, CA

Obey ConventionNite Comfort

Aidan will also be performing solo and with his trio Whisper Room at the Nite Comfort series in Toronto:

05-06-16: Nite Comfort, Toronto, ON

Dosimetry

03/29/2016 § Leave a comment

The brand new Nadja album Sv from Brazilian label Essence Music is out now and available digitally from our bandcamp page and physically in the BSP webshop:

This CD-only release is packaged in a 6-panel digisleeve, with artwork by Seldon Hunt and mastering by James Plotkin.

Also in new release news, Aidan has a new limited cassette release from Manyfeetunder, Synth Studies II, a collection of ambient/drone pieces created with synth alone:

Los Perros de la Navidad

12/12/2015 § Leave a comment

Next week, Wednesday December 16, Nadja will be performing in Madrid (for the first time since 2010) at El Perro:

Nadja in Madrid

And, Thursday December 17, at Lounge in Lisbon (first Lisbon show since 2008!):

Nadja in Lisbon

Aidan Baker will also be playing in Lisbon (for the first time, solo), the next day, Friday December 18, at Zaratan:

Aidan in Lisbon

In conjunction with our Madrid show, Nadja will be releasing a super limited cassette, Tabernanthe…which is actually already sold out…but is at least available digitally here:

Aidan Baker also has a new release, Ecliptic Plane, a limited CD out on the Russian label Dronarivm, which is also almost sold out (though we will have some copies in the BSP webshop, eventually), but likewise available digitally:

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

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)

Keyhole

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)

Eraserhead

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)gmail.com 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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