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

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

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)gmail.com 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:

Making Furniture Music

11/05/2014 § Leave a comment

Aidan Baker has two new releases out. The first is Triptychs: Variations On A Melody, released on CD by Important Records, a collection of pieces taking inspiration from Erik Satie’s Gymnopédies and his notion of “furniture music,” which many consider a precursor to contemporary ambient music. Each “triptych” is based around a simple, slow-moving melodic line, which repeats three times with the addition of a harmonic line upon each repetition, culminating in a three part harmony. In addition to Aidan himself, the pieces were performed by a number of different musicians: Leah Buckareff (electric bass, also of Nadja), David Nesselhauf (acoustic bass), Katie English (flute, aka Isnaj Dui), Rose Bolton (violin), Peter Broderick (violin, piano), Angela Chan (viola), Julia Kent (cello), Felicia Atkinson (organ), and Aki Yakamoto (piano, of Vampillia). The CD is available from Important Records or from the Broken Spine Webshop and digitally here:

The second release is At Komma featuring Aidan Baker and Felipe Salazar (also of Caudal) on drums, recorded live last February at Komma in Esslingen, Germany, and released as a limited CD from Tokyo Jupiter Records. This is available directly from the label in Japan, from the Broken Spine Webshop and digitally here:

In performance news, Aidan will be presenting variations of the Triptychs at two upcoming shows:

Friday November 14 at Netwerk in Aalst, Belgium
w/ Séverine Cayron (cello), Jasmijn Lootens (cello), Isabelle Sainte-Rose (cello), and Beatrijs De Klerck (violin).

Saturday November 15 at NK in Berlin, Germany
w/ Christoph Berg (violin) and Simon Goff (violin)

Aidan Baker - NK

And, lastly, this Friday, November 7 Nadja will be performing in Leipzig at IFZ. More info here.

Nadja @ IFZ

Post-Incubation

09/23/2014 § Leave a comment

Post-Incubate Festival residency and there are a number of new releases from our friends at Consouling Sounds:

Nadja’s performance at Incubate on Monday September 15 was recorded, mastered, pressed to vinyl, and released on Saturday September 20…somewhat blindly (or ‘deafly,’ so to speak) in that we didn’t get to hear the mix or the master before the looming production deadlines. The LP+CD set, available here is limited to 300 copies and features artwork by Stefan Serneels (whose work you might recognize from our album The Bungled & The Botched).

Also available: Aidan Baker / thisquietarmy Hypnodrone Ensemble recorded live at NK in Berlin on May 2, 2014, featuring the two afore-mentioned guitarists with the three drummers Felipe Salazar, Jeremie Mortier, and David Dunnett. Available on CD here and digitally below:

Lastly, Caudal’s second full-length album Ascension is now available on CD, limited LP, or digital:

Caudal will also be playing a few shows this week, along with thisquietarmy, in support of the new album:

24-09-14: Jaegerklause, Berlin, DE
26-09-14: Glashaus, Bayreuth, DE
27-09-14: Contain’t, Stuttgart, DE

Caudal + Thisquietarmy - Berlin Bayreuth

Incubation

04/10/2014 § Leave a comment

It is with pleasure to announce that I will be something of an artist in residence at this year’s edition of Incubate Festival, in Tilburg, NL performing five times with five different projects: Nadja, Aidan Baker (solo), Caudal, and collaboratively with Uochi Toki and thisquietarmy.

Incubate

In more immediate performance news, Caudal will be playing at Rhiz in Vienna next week and Nadja will be doing a short tour around an appearance at this year’s Dunk Festival – full dates here:

Caudal @ Rhiz Dunk!Festival

And in release news, I’ve finally got copies of my collaborative cassette release with Jakob Thiesen CNTNTL available in the Broken Spine webshop.

+1

01/05/2014 § Leave a comment

Caudal will be doing a mini-Deutschland tour next week with dates in Leipzig, Dresden, and Berlin:

Leipzig Dresden Berlin

10-01-14: Raum der Kulturen, Leipzig
11-01-14: Lärche, Dresden
12-01-14: Monarch, Berlin

Swinging Earth

10/03/2013 § Leave a comment

Two shows this weekend:

Caudal in Berlin at Jägerklause opening for Drcarlsonalbion, the solo project of Dylan Carlson of Earth, on Friday October 4.

Nadja at this year’s edition of Swingfest in Essen, Germany on Sunday October 6.

Swingfest 2013

A free sampler featuring artists from this year’s line-up is available here:

Place Name Aquí

09/18/2013 § Leave a comment

I have made my book of poetry Place Name available as a digital book, along with two new 12-string acoustic guitar tracks, from the Broken Spine Bandcamp page:

This book was originally published in 2005 and has been out of print for several year. It is something of a poetic travelogue with writings about my travels in experiences in Canada (for the most part).

And in tour news, Caudal will be playing Berlin this Saturday and then heading out for a short Spanish tour next week:

Caudal + Brabrabra
21-09-13: Antje Öklesund, Berlin

Caudal‘s Spanish shows:

25-09-13: Sala Siroco, Madrid
26-09-13: Ibu Hots, Vitoria
27-09-13: Trinkete Antitxokoa, Guernika
28-09-13: Bar Ambigú, Bilbao

Aidan Baker solo shows in Spain:

Aidan Baker y Narcoleptica
30-09-13: La Faena II, Madrid

Aidan Baker + Cam Deas
01-10-13: Freedonai, Barcelona

Harmony Of The Summer Spheres

06/18/2013 § Leave a comment

Caudal will be playing one last show in Berlin next week at Tiefgrund before our erstwhile bass player takes off for New York City for an indefinite period of time…so it may be awhile before you see us again in this city…

Caudal + Omegro Poster

And if any of you have missed out on picking up Caudal‘s debut LP, we have a few copies in the BSP webshop here. Also, a limited number of B/B/S/‘s debut Brick Mask together with the accompanying 7″ Half Moon available here.

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