07/25/2015 § Leave a comment
Imperfection, Nadja’s collaborative album with Vampillia, originally released on CD in conjunction with our 2014 Japanese tour, is now newly available on LP from Throne Records. It is available to order from the label or directly from us in the Broken Spine webshop/.
Following that, we will be heading out on a short tour of Poland:
02/25/2015 § Leave a comment
In more new release news, Aidan Baker’s double CD album Half Lives, forthcoming in April from Gizeh Records, is now available for pre-order here. This album combines experimental/ambient sounds with slowcore/post-rock-ish songs, one cd more electric, the other more acoustic. Stream a sample track here:
07.03 – Mengi, Reykjavik (Nadja & Aidan Baker sets)
11.03 – KB18, Copenhagen
12.03 – Music Lovers Records, Göteborg (AB solo in-store performance)
13.03 – Skjul Fyrs Sex, Göteborg
14.03 – Revolver, Oslo
02/16/2015 § Leave a comment
20-02-15: Die Manufaktur, Gera, DE
21-02-15: Moving Noises Festival, Bochum, DE
Also newly added to the webshop (albeit older releases): The Bungled & The Botched LP and the last few copies of the Thaumogenesis 2LP.
Lastly, a brand new Aidan Baker album, The Confessional Tapes, is coming out on limited vinyl at the end of this month from Toronto’s Pleasence Records. We will have copies in the BSP webshop, but those of you in North America who wish to pre-order the album can do so directly from the label. Preview the first track here:
12/01/2014 § Leave a comment
Our last few shows of 2014 will be in Canada:
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).
10/20/2014 § 1 Comment
Nadja’s 2008 album Bliss Torn From Emptiness, originally released on CD by Profound Lore Records now sees a 2×12″ release from Dirter Productions. Printed on black and white splattered, 180gm vinyl, and packaged in a gatefold sleeve with new artwork, this release is limited to 500 copies. The album is available direct from Dirter in the UK, select distributors in the US (Experimedia, Aquarius Records, for example), and in the Broken Spine webshop here and digitally on the BSP bandcamp page:
We also have a small restock of the CD edition of Queller here.
09/23/2014 § Leave a comment
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:
24-09-14: Jaegerklause, Berlin, DE
26-09-14: Glashaus, Bayreuth, DE
27-09-14: Contain’t, Stuttgart, DE