Warchilds

09/03/2015 § Leave a comment

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

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/Metamorphosis

08/21/2014 § Leave a comment

Nadja will be heading out on tour in September around Aidan Baker’s residency at this year’s Incubate Festival in Tilburg, Netherlands. This residency will feature five separate performances from five different Aidan Baker projects. Here are the tour dates:

02-09-14: Nabaklab, Riga, LV
06-09-14: Klub Boro, Brno, CZ
07-09-14: A38, Budapest, HU
08-09-14: Rhiz, Vienna, AT
09-09-14: PMK, Innsbruck, AT
10-09-14: Stadtwerkstatt, Linz, AT
11-09-14: K4, Nuernberg, DE
14-09-14: L’auréole Bethencourt, Tinques, FR (AB solo)
20-09-14: L’an Vert, Liège, BE
21-09-14: Monasterium Poortackere, Ghent, BE

Bratislava Liege Ghent

And the Incubate performances, all of which take place at Paradox Tilburg:

15-09-14: Nadja
16-09-14: Aidan Baker
17-09-14: Nadja & Uochi Toki performing Cystema Solari
18-09-14: Caudal
19-09-14: Aidan Baker/thisquietarmy Hypnodrone Ensemble

Incubate

Aidan will also be doing a reading from his recent book Passing Through (Wounded Wolf Press) at the Consouling Sounds mobile offices. At the festival, Consouling Sounds will also be releasing Caudal’s second album Ascension (CD/LP) and the Hypnodrone Ensemble’s debut CD, a document of their performance at NK last spring in Berlin:

And in addition to those two releases, Consouling also plans to record Nadja’s Incubate performance on the Monday night and release it as a vinyl LP on the Saturday!

Lastly, here is a new digital release from Aidan Baker, an album of droning vaguely ethno-ambient jazzy psych rock, available for free/pay-what-you-want:

The Dead Tree Gives No Shelter

04/24/2014 § Leave a comment

Whisper Room, a trio of Aidan Baker, Jakob Thiesen, and Neil Wiernik, have just released their second album The Cruelest Month, recorded one year ago at The Ambient Ping in Toronto and mastered by James Plotkin. The album is available on CD from Consouling Sounds, directly from the Broken Spine webshop, and digitally here:

Also newly available in the BSP webshop is Nadja’s first official CD album Truth Becomes Death, released by Alien8 Recordings back in 2005, and otherwise out of print.

In performance news, Nadja will be playing on May 1 in Wroclaw at a pre-Asymmetry Festival event – more info here.

Before Asymmetry

And on May 2, Aidan Baker and thisquietarmy will be presenting a special ‘Hypnodrone Ensemble’ performance with two guitars and three drummers in Berlin at NK – more info here.

Hypnodrone

Continental Wasps

01/21/2014 § Leave a comment

Aidan Baker & Felipe Salazar (who also plays drums in Caudal) will be heading out on a short EU tour in a couple weeks. Here are the dates:

Jan 31 – Mannheim, DE @ Kulturbrücken
Feb 01 – Bulle, CH @ Centre Cultural Ebullition
Feb 02 – Basel, CH @ Kaskoklang
Feb 04 – Esslingen, DE @ Komma
Feb 05 – Brussels, BE @ Magasin4 – also with OvO
Feb 06 – Rouen, FR @ Le 3 Pièces
Feb 07 – Liège, BE @ La Zone
Feb 08 – Goor, NL @ Living Room Concerts
Feb 09 – Berlin, DE @ Ackerstadt – also with Crystal Shipsss

Berlin Poster

This tour will be in support of a forthcoming limited cassette release, CNTNTL, on Broken Spine Productions and Whisper Room‘s second album, The Cruelest Month, forthcoming from Consouling Sounds. You can listen to one the new Whisper Room tracks and the entirety of CNTNTL at the below links:


And for a little free music, here is a remastered, digital version of one of Aidan‘s 2004 releases, Ichneumon:

New Year Of Snake Listenings

01/11/2013 § Leave a comment

Happy year of the Snake!

If anyone would like a teaser of songs from Caudal‘s forthcoming release Forever In Another World on Oaken Palace Records, here is a recording of our debut show in Berlin last month:

And if anyone would like to sample the first track from B/B/S/‘s likewise forthcoming debut Brick Mask on Miasmah Records, you can stream it here:

B/B/S/ will be heading out on a short tour at the end of the month:

01-23 @ Monarch, Berlin, DE
01-25 @ Christuskirche, Bochum, DE
01-26 @ Plane Ari Home Gigs/L’auréole, Bethencourt, FR
01-27 @ Les Ateliers Claus, Brussels, BE

And in other new project news, Adoran Aidan‘s collaborative project with Dorian Williamson (of Northumbria) will be releasing a full-length album with Consouling Sounds later this year. An unmastered excerpt of the first track from this album is streamable here:

Some of you may recognize Adoran‘s name from the Drone Compendium Series slowly making its way into the world via Beta-lactam Ring Records. I know this series has been long-delayed…but these LPs will eventually get out there! The third in the series, Mnemosyne‘s Air Grows Small Fingers, should be out soon!

And finally, here are a few older/out-of-print Aidan Baker/Nadja releases newly available on the BSP Bandcamp page as pay-what-you-want downloads:



Bungling Addendums

01/12/2012 § Leave a comment

As a brief addendum to our last post: Consouling Sounds has just re-issued our album The Bungled & The Botched on cd. If you’d like a copy, you can order it from Consouling or direct from our webstore.

気晴らしのスペクトラム / Kibarashi no supekutoramu

01/10/2012 § Leave a comment

I have copies of my new (albeit not-quite-released) album The Spectrum of Distraction (official release date January 17 2012) available now on the Broken Spine Productions webstore for the Europeans who’d like to save on international shipping (North Americans can order it direct from Robotic Empire).

If you’d like to read some more about the album and sample a few tracks from the Complete Sessions (available as a download with the CD — almost 6 hours of music) you can do so here on Pitchfork, Exclaim, and The Post Rock (Deutsch).

And here are some photos highlighting Matt Smith‘s delightful illustrations:

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In other release news, my (other) new solo album Closure Axioms is now available from Miskatonic Sound Lab and Nadja‘s The Bungled & The Botched has been newly re-issued on CD by Consouling Sounds (it’ll be in our webstore later this week).

And lastly some tourdates:

Nadja will be heading off to Japan in a few weeks for a few shows with our Important Records labelmates, Vampillia:

28-01-12: Shibuya O-Nest, Tokyo
29-01-12: Unagidani Sunsui, Osaka
01-02-12: Club Quatro, Hiroshima
02-02-12: Voodoo Lounge, Fukuoka
03-02-12: Wakayama, Rub Luck Cafe
05-02-12: Soup, Tokyo (AB solo show only)

More info and tickets here.

And in February, I will be doing a solo tour with the UK trio A-Sun Amissa:

15-02-12: West Germany, Berlin, DE
16-02-12: Astrostube, Hamburg, DE
17-02-12: Christuskirke, Bochum, DE
18-02-12: (H)ear, Heerlen, NL
19-02-12: DB’s, Utrecht, NL
20-02-12: Waggon, Offenbach, DE
21-02-12: Komma, Esslingen, DE
22-02-12: tba
23-02-12: L’inventaire, Le Mans, FR
24-02-12: L’espace B, Paris, FR
25-02-12: Le Plané Ari Home, Wanquetin, FR

AB+A-SunAmissa

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