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)


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)


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:

Half Ice Rivers

02/25/2015 § Leave a comment

In more new release news, Aidan Baker’s double CD album Half Lives, forthcoming in April from Gizeh Records, is now available for pre-order here. This album combines experimental/ambient sounds with slowcore/post-rock-ish songs, one cd more electric, the other more acoustic. Stream a sample track here:

And in re-issue news, Aidan Baker’s 7″ Same River Twice, originally released back in 2004 by Drone Records, has been newly repressed and is now available in the BSP webshop or digitally below:

In tour news, Nadja and Aidan Baker will be performing a few select dates next week in Iceland and Scandinavia:

07.03 – Mengi​, Reykjavik (Nadja & Aidan Baker sets)
11.03 – KB18, Copenhagen
12.03 – Music Lovers Records, Göteborg (AB solo in-store performance)
13.03 – Skjul Fyrs Sex, Göteborg
14.03 – Revolver, Oslo

Nadja - Copenhagen

Moving Noises, Seas Swelling, Confessions…

02/16/2015 § Leave a comment

Aidan Baker’s 2006 album The Sea Swells A Bit has finally been seen a 2LP vinyl re-issue from the French label Ici d’ailleurs.

The album is available directly from the label, the BSP webshop, and at upcoming performances, including these two Nadja shows next weekend:

20-02-15: Die Manufaktur, Gera, DE
21-02-15: Moving Noises Festival, Bochum, DE

Gera Moving Noises

Also newly added to the webshop (albeit older releases): The Bungled & The Botched LP and the last few copies of the Thaumogenesis 2LP.

Lastly, a brand new Aidan Baker album, The Confessional Tapes, is coming out on limited vinyl at the end of this month from Toronto’s Pleasence Records. We will have copies in the BSP webshop, but those of you in North America who wish to pre-order the album can do so directly from the label. Preview the first track here:

Neues Jahr

01/06/2015 § Leave a comment

It’s a brand new year and the Broken Spine Webshop is back online and we’re offering a limited time 2-for-1 sale on selected releases from Nadja, Aidan Baker, Whisper Room, and Adoran. Visit the webshop to see what’s on offer…

Our touring schedule kicks off again next month with two Nadja in Russia:

08-02-15: Dada, St. Petersburg, RU
09-02-15: Pipl, Moscow, RU – w/ Earth

Earth & Nadja

And then a brief B/B/S/ tour in Germany and Czech Republic, in conjunction with a forthcoming cassette release from Umor Rex Records:

11-02-15: Golden Pudel, Hamburg, DE
12-02-15: UT Connewitz, Leipzig, DE
13-02-15: Odradeck, Chemnitz, DE
14-02-15: Cafe Potrva, Prague, CZ
15-02-15: Antje Oeklesund, Berlin, DE


Preview a track from the upcoming cassette here:


12/01/2014 § Leave a comment

Our last few shows of 2014 will be in Canada:

December 11: Aidan Baker at Ratio, Toronto
December 19: Nadja at Casa del Popolo, Montreal
December 20: Nadja at Geary Lane, Toronto

Nadja Posters

Both Nadja shows are with thisquietarmy and Black Walls, the latter of whom I did the following remix for, included on the CD version of his album Communion on Little Crack’d Rabbit Records:

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