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

The Noise Of Moving

11/14/2013 § Leave a comment

Aidan will be doing three shows this weekend in Germany with Important Records labelmate, Duane Pitre:

14-11-13: NK, Berlin
15-11-13: 5 Jahre Phantom Limbo at Oetinger Villa, Darmstadt
16-11-13: Moving Noises Festival, at Christuskirche, Bochum

Berlin Darmstadt Bochum

CD copies of Nadja‘s Thaumogenesis and Bodycage are available again in the Broken Spine webshop. These CD reissuess come in a digipack sleeve using the original artwork:

Thaumogenesis

Bodycage

Burning машин

10/29/2013 § Leave a comment

Nadja will be playing at the Burn The Machine festival in Berlin this Thursday October 31.

Burn The Machine

There is a digital magazine/program available about the festival which you can download here.

In release news, we finally have both CD and LP copies of The Perfect World, our collaboration with Japan’s Vampillia on Important Records, in the BSP webshop and digitally here:

And in tour news, Nadja is heading off to Russia next week for five shows:

07-11-13: Зал ожидания, St. Petersburg, RU – w/ OvO
08-11-13: Куль, Moscow, RU – w/ OvO
09-11-13: Дом Печати, Ekaterinaberg, RU – w/ OvO
10-11-13: Marks, Volgograd, RU
11-11-13: Точка, Rostov-na-Donu, RU

After which we’ll be heading to South America for three weeks…stay tuned for more info…

Primitive Become Perfect

08/30/2013 § Leave a comment

Our collaborative album The Primitive World with Vampillia, originally released last year in conjunction with our Japanese tour, has been given a remastering, a slight remixing, an additional track, and rechristened The Perfect World.

The Perfect World

CD and LP versions of the new album are now available from Important Records. We will eventually have copies for sale in the Broken Spine Webshop, but if you want the limited coloured vinyl edition, please order directly from Important Records.

You can listen to and/or download the full album here:

Perfect Worlds

05/09/2013 § Leave a comment

Nadja & our friends from Japan Vampillia will be heading out on tour next week for some select dates in Western/Central Europe:

May 14 – Les Instants Chavires, Paris, FR *
May 15 – Magasin4, Brussels, BE *
May 16 – OCCII, Amsterdam, NL *
May 17 – DBs, Utrecht, NL *
May 18 – NK, Berlin, DE * ~
May 20 – Hafenklang, Hamburg, DE *
May 21 – Hühnermanhattan, Halle, DE *
May 22 – Pilot Klub, Prague, CZ *
May 23 – Rhiz, Vienna, AT *
May 24 – Stadtwerkstatt, Linz, AT
May 25 – W71, Weikersheim, DE
May 26 – Halle14, Karlsruhe, DE

* = w/ Attila Csihar as part of Vampillia
~ = w/ Crystal Shipsss

Nadja/Vampillia Poster Nadja/Vampillia Poster 2

The tour is in support of a forthcoming re-issue of Nadja & Vampillia‘s collaborative album The Primitive World, re-mastered, re-worked and with a new track and accordingly re-titled The Perfect World. This will be out shortly on CD and limited LP from Important Records. We should also have copies of our new LP Flipper due any day now from Oaken Palace Records.

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