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.

Documenting The Process 4

10/17/2012 § Leave a comment

One day of rest to recuperate from tour…brewed some Bis Auf’s Messer coffee, put on Tago Mago, settling down to work on putting LPs together! All pre-orders will ship this week, once we’ve numbered and signed all the green copies. The regular black vinyl edition, cds, and digital will be available to order at the end of the week. For North Americans who want the cd and want to save on overseas shipping, it will be available from the Badabing Records mailorder shop.

For those of you in Berlin, we’re playing a release party at West Germany with Bee And Flower on Saturday, October 27, with special guest David Dunnett on drums:

Distracting Spectrums

11/24/2011 § 2 Comments

I have a new a solo release, The Spectrum of Distraction, coming out January 17, 2012 with Robotic Empire. This will be a 2CD album, containing 96 tracks edited and designed in such a way as to be played on random, and features contributions from 18 different drummers:

Mac McNeily (The Jesus Lizard), Ted Parsons (Swans, Godflesh, Jesu, Prong, & many others), David Dunnett (Ca Va Mal), Brandon Valdivia (Picastro), Richard Baker (ARC), Victor Cirone, Jakob Thiesen (Whisper Room, Nadja), Thor Harris (The Angels of Light, Shearwater, Swans), Geoff Summers (Batillus), Alessandro Curvaia (Shora), Simon Scott (Slowdive), Steven Hess (Locrian, Panamerican), Bruno Dorella (OvO), H. Walker (Kerretta), Andrew Crawshaw, Kevin Micka (Animal Hospital), Phil Petrocelli (Jesu, Great Falls, Grey Machine), & myself.

Aidan Baker - The Spectrum of Distraction - art by Matt Smith

The album is available for pre-order from Robotic Empire here. The 2CD also comes with a download card for the complete, unedited sessions that made up this album — almost 6 hours of music! You can stream the ‘first’ track from the album, “At War With The Evil Power Master” (drums by Phil Petrocelli), here on my Bandcamp page:

(Obviously, these tracks should flow seamlessly together, which they don’t in the stream, but hopefully it’ll give you an idea what to expect)

The artwork for the album is by Matt Smith, whose work you may recognize from Nadja’s covers album, When I See The Sun Always Shines On TV.

Mail List(en)ing

09/02/2011 § Leave a comment

We’ve started a mailing list (because I’m sure you don’t get enough email in your lives) to keep people updated of our activities etc. Of course if you’re reading this, you might have already subscribed to this blog, which might make signing up for a mailing list redundant..but anyway, should you wish to subscribe, here is the link.

As incentive, here’s a free downloadable 2-track EP of techno/electronica-ish music (living in Berlin is rubbing off):

Reissues, Store Additions, etc….

08/23/2010 § Leave a comment

For lack of any more relevent/recent news, we’ll drop a teaser for our upcoming cd reissue series, which will include reissues of Bodcage and Thaumogenesis, in letterpressed, hand-made sleeves…details to come…We’ve also launched a Google Group for Broken Spine activities, so if you’d like to sign up, feel free to do so here.

Also, if you haven’t checked out our webstore recently, we’ve added the following items, among others:

Nadja – Autopergamene CD (including a last few copies of the limited boxset edition)
Nadja – Corrasion 2xLP
Aidan Baker – Songs of Flowers & Skin CD
Aidan Baker – Thoughtspan LP (last few copies)

Broken Spine Shop

And in related news, check out Leah’s latest art project The Wunderkabinet, if you haven’t already…


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