Wistful Songs

11/21/2015 § Leave a comment

Our new limited EP Songs for Wong Kar-wai, part of the biographical zine series from Wist Records, is now out:

The zine features artwork by Manfred Naescher based on stills from Chungking Express, In The Mood For Love, and 2046 by Hong Kong filmmaker Wong Kar-wai. The EP is already sold out from the label, but we do have a few copies available in the BSP webshop and will have some at these upcoming shows:

Aidan Baker:

26.11.15 at Palac Akropolis in Prague
27.11.15 at Festival Ambientalny in Wroclaw.

And Nadja:

28.11.15 at Berghain Kantine in Berlin, with our friends Insect Ark.

Nadja in Berlin

The Visual Spectrum

10/28/2015 § Leave a comment

Some new visual media:

A montage of the paintings by Manfred Naescher which accompany Nadja’s limited EP, Songs For Wong Kar-wai, third in a series of a biographical fanzine series from Wist Records, and coming out November 10:

Filmmaker Marie Elisa Scheidt has made a lovely video for Aidan Baker’s A Black Crow Flies, from the album Half Lives: Mountains Sweat Clouds on Gizeh Records:

And, lastly, a trailer for Emily Schultz’s book The Blondes, directed by Brian Joseph Davis, and with Nadja’s song Drown (from Flipper on Oaken Palace Records as the background soundtrack:

The Blondes from Brian Joseph Davis on Vimeo.


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

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.

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