Dualities

01/22/2016 § Leave a comment

Out now from Midira Records: Aidan Baker’s new album Dualism, a double CD release featuring two versions of the same songs, one set recorded at Broken Spine Studios and the other at Legato Studios, both in Berlin.

A special, limited 3CD set in a handmade cloth pouch is available directly from Midira or one can order the 2CD version directly from the us at the BSP webshop.

Dualism

Dualism

And in touring news, Nadja will be heading out next month for a show tour in Germany, Czech Republic, and Switzerland:

11-02-16: K4, Nuremberg, DE
12-02-16: Papirna, Pilsen, CZ
13-02-16: Kabintet, Muz Brno, CZ
14-02-16: Fuga, Bratislava, SK
15-02-16: Klub Famu, Prague, CZ
16-02-16: Klubi, Zurich, CH
17-02-16: Diamant d’or, Strasbourg, FR (Aidan Baker solo show)
18-02-16: Jubez, Karlsruhe, DE
19-02-16: Komma, Esslingen, DE (AB solo show)
20-02-16: W71, Weikersheim, DE (also w/ AB solo)

NuremburgPragueZurich

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:

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:

Nadja

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

Warchilds

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)

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

Perfektion

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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