Post-Apocalyptic Motorcycles

06/27/2017 § Leave a comment

This summer, Aidan Baker will be once again participating in the Freiluftkino Pompeji / Zukunft am Ostkreuz open-air-cinema live-soundtracking series. The first in the series is June 30 with Swedish trumpeter Christian Magnusson and Swiss percussionist Alexandre Babel.

More info here, including details on upcoming soundtracking performances with B/B/S/ and Nadja later this summer.

In other news, Aidan has launched a webshop for his paintings and books and other non-musical-related projects. Check it out here:

aidanbaker.tictail.com

Stone, Sun, Knife…

11/04/2016 § Leave a comment

The latest Nadja album, The Stone Is Not Hit By The Sun, Nor Carved With A Knife—which last month’s The Wire called ‘almost funky’—is now available on CD and LP via Gizeh Records.

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The album will be readily available in shops and online retailers, or you can mailorder a copy directly from us via the BSP webshop.

We will also have copies available at these upcoming concerts:

10-11-16: Le Guess Who Festival, Utrecht, N
11-11-16: Bannerman’s, Edinburgh, UK
12-11-16: GNAW Festival, Newcastle, UK
13-11-16: The Face Bar, Reading, UK *
15-11-16: Cafe Oto, London, UK *
18-11-16: Bar Pepper, Massa, IT
20-11-16: Dio Drone Festival, Florence, IT
30-11-16: Urban Spree, Berlin, DE

* = also w/ Aidan Baker solo performance

Nadja Berlin poster Nadja Edinburgh poster

Whirling Yellow

08/10/2016 § Leave a comment

Next month Aidan Baker will be touring in Europe, performing solo and with two different drummers, Tomas Järmyr and Karen Willems:

07-09-16: Jazzhouse, Copenhagen, DK *
08-09-16: MS Stubnitz, Hamburg, DE *
09-09-16: Incubate Festival, Tilburg, NL *
10-09-16: Private Studio Session, Duisburg, DE *
11-09-16: Tiefgrund, Berlin, DE *
22-09-16: Dauw Living Room Concert, Ghent, BE
23-09-16: De Ruimte, Ghent, BE ~
24-09-16: BOZAR Festival, Brussels, BE
25-09-16: Aureole Bethencourt, FR ~
21-10-16: Svarte October Festival, Oslo, NO *

* = w/ Tomas Järmyr
~ = w/ Karen Willems

Artwork by Kato Six

These dates are in support of a forthcoming 2CD release, Werl, with Tomas, on Consouling Sounds. Watch/listen to the first track from the album here:

Also on the road in September, Aidan Baker’s ‘trance-punk’ trio Caudal:

13-09-16: ACUD Macht Neu, Berlin, DE
14-09-16: Divadlo 29, Pradubice, CZ
15-09-16: Stanica Žilina-Záriečie, Žilina, SK
16-09-16: Harmadik Ember Fesztivál, Budapest, HU
17-09-16: Kabinet MÚZ, Brno, CZ
18-09-16: FUGA, Bratislava, SK
19-09-16: POTRVÁ, Praha, CZ

Caudal Tour Poster

This tour is in support of a forthcoming CD EP, Let’s All Take The Yellow Pills, on Calostro Recordings. Watch/listen to the first track from the ep here:

Completism

07/06/2016 § Leave a comment

Newly available as a digital-only, pay-what-you-can release from Broken Spine Productions, Aidan Baker’s Ergine/Epimer, an album of minimalistic, atmospheric drone-rock, including two alternate, guitar-only versions of the tracks:

Also newly available digitally on the BSP Bandcamp page are the complete, unedited sessions of Aidan Baker’s multi-drummer album The Spectrum of Distraction. This is nearly 6-hours of music, featuring drum contributions from the likes of Ted Parsons (Swans, Prong), Thor Harris (Swans, Shearwater), Mac McNeilly (Jesus Lizard), Simon Scott (Slowdive), Steven Hess (Locrian), and many others:

Lastly, we are having a sale in the BSP webshop of 2-for-1 CD bundles of selected releases from Nadja, Aidan Baker, and various side projects.

Check out the options here:

brokenspine.bigcartel.com

Nadja CD BundleAidan Baker CD Bundle

Limited quantities of some titles, so the sale will only last so long…

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

Objektification

04/20/2016 § Leave a comment

Following on the heels of last month’s Synth Studies II release, comes a second cassette, objekts, a collection of songs built around fragmentary guitar loops, layered with woodwinds and percussion and drifting between abstract ambient to slow-moving shoegaze with hints of jazz and neo-classical, from Swiss label Dead Vox.

objekts

This is available physically in the BSP webshop and digitally here:

Colourtoning

03/09/2016 § Leave a comment

Next week, Aidan Baker will be heading out on tour with Dortmund guitarist N for a string of dates in Germany, Belgium, and France:

15-03-16: MS Stubnitz, Hamburg, DE
16-03-16: unterholz, Leipzig, DE
17-03-16: Sissikingkong, Dortmund, DE
18-03-16: Institut für Neue Medien, Frankfurt, DE
19-03-16: Cirque Constance, Kaprijke, BE
20-03-16: Muziekcentrum Kinky Star, Ghent, BE
21-03-16: Quelque part Records, Lille, FR
22-03-16: Café Central, Brussels, BE
23-03-16: Grölle Gallery, Wuppertal, DE
24-03-16: Loophole, Berlin, DE

As part of the tour, Baker will be showing some of his watercolours at Unterholz in Leipzig — here a few of the paintings:

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And, released in conjunction with the tour as a limited cassette, from Manyfeetunder: Baker’s Synth Studies II — stream a sample track here:

Re-Quelling

02/22/2016 § Leave a comment

Finally, our album Queller is available again on vinyl! Repressed on 180g vinyl, with new label artwork, and a black&white variant of the original artwork by Error Design, the LP is exclusively available from us (at the moment — a limited quantity will be available shortly through regular distribution channels) in the BSP webshop.

Queller LP

We also have a handful of copies of the live cassette version of The Bungled & The Botched in the webshop as well.

The cassette is also available directly from Midira Records, as part of a slightly different edition…details here.

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)

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01-01-2016 / 15% –> 2015

01/01/2016 § Leave a comment

Happy 2016 everyone! As a new year special offer, all 2015 releases from Nadja and Aidan Baker’s various projects are available for the first week of January with a 15% discount. Physical items in the BSP webshop are already discounted, for digital downloads use the code “solong2015”. And in case you might have lost track, here is a list of all those 2015 releases:

NADJA:

Songs For Wong Kar-wai (CD/Zine – Wist Rec​)

Tabernanthe (Cass – Envelope Collective​)

/ɪmpəˈfɛkʃ(ə)n/ (w/ Vampillia​ – LP – throne records​)

BSP Live Series: 2015-14-03 Oslo

Songs for Wong Kar-wai

AIDAN BAKER:

Ecliptic Plane (CD – Dronarivm​)

Stimmt (DL – Broken Spine)

Element (CD – Tetamorph)

Sorry For What I Said To You In Your Dreams (DL – Broken Spine)

In The Red Room (w/ Idklang​ – LP – Karlrecords​)

Same River Twice (7″ – Drone Records​)

Half Lives (2CD – Gizeh Records)

The Confessional Tapes (LP – Pleasence Records​)

The Sea Swells A Bit (2LP – Ici d’ailleurs)

BSP Live Series: 2015-08-27 Berlin

BSP Live Series: 2015-08-06 Berlin

Same River Twice

CAUDAL:

Murk (12″ EP – MIDIRA RECORDS​)

Murk

HYPNODRONE ENSEMBLE​

The Shape of Space (CD/LP – Little Crackd Rabbit Records​ / Calostro Recordings)

The Shape of Space

ADORAN:

Children of Mars (CD – Consouling Sounds​)

Children of Mars

MNEMOSYNE:

The Air Grows Small Fingers (DL – Beta-lactam Ringrecords​)

The Air Grows Small Fingers

ARC​:

Somewhere There” (LP – Betalactam Ringrecords)

Somewhere There

Stay tuned for news on our 2016 releases, including a new Nadja full length on Essence Music and a repress of the LP version of Queller:

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