Palace Music

06/20/2016 § Leave a comment

Three years since their debut, Brick Mask, comes Palace, the second full-length, studio-recorded album from B/B/S/, a trio of Aidan Baker, Andrea Belfi, and Erik Skodvin. Copies of the limited 2LP release are available now in the BSP webshop:

http://brokenspine.bigcartel.com/product/b-b-s-palace-2lp

Palace (Front)Palace (Back)

And digitally on the BSP bandcamp page:

In other release news, Nadja’s Queller has seen a CD re-issue from Essence Music with slightly new artwork and an accompanying silk-screened poster:

Queller Poster

This is also available in the BSP webshop:

http://brokenspine.bigcartel.com/product/nadja-queller

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

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)

NuremburgPragueZurich

Los Perros de la Navidad

12/12/2015 § Leave a comment

Next week, Wednesday December 16, Nadja will be performing in Madrid (for the first time since 2010) at El Perro:

Nadja in Madrid

And, Thursday December 17, at Lounge in Lisbon (first Lisbon show since 2008!):

Nadja in Lisbon

Aidan Baker will also be playing in Lisbon (for the first time, solo), the next day, Friday December 18, at Zaratan:

Aidan in Lisbon

In conjunction with our Madrid show, Nadja will be releasing a super limited cassette, Tabernanthe…which is actually already sold out…but is at least available digitally here:

Aidan Baker also has a new release, Ecliptic Plane, a limited CD out on the Russian label Dronarivm, which is also almost sold out (though we will have some copies in the BSP webshop, eventually), but likewise available digitally:

The Visual Spectrum

10/28/2015 § Leave a comment

Some new visual media:

A montage of the paintings by Manfred Naescher which accompany Nadja’s limited EP, Songs For Wong Kar-wai, third in a series of a biographical fanzine series from Wist Records, and coming out November 10:

Filmmaker Marie Elisa Scheidt has made a lovely video for Aidan Baker’s A Black Crow Flies, from the album Half Lives: Mountains Sweat Clouds on Gizeh Records:

And, lastly, a trailer for Emily Schultz’s book The Blondes, directed by Brian Joseph Davis, and with Nadja’s song Drown (from Flipper on Oaken Palace Records as the background soundtrack:

The Blondes from Brian Joseph Davis on Vimeo.

Fantasies, Plagues…

10/16/2015 § Leave a comment

Back in 2011 Aidan Baker released a limited LP, Plague of Fantasies, with Blackest Rainbow Records. This album was supposed to have a companion LP, Sorry For What I Said To You In Your Dream, which ended not being released…so, we have made it (along with Plague of Fantasies) available digitally on the BSP bandcamp page as a ‘buy now/pay-what-you-can’ release:


Both of these albums were originally recorded on cassette 4-track back in 2005 (around the same time as Lost In The Rat Maze, released on CD by Consouling Sounds) and digitally re-worked/-mixed/-mastered in 2010. For anyone interested in comparing, some of those earlier, 2005 versions of these tracks are available digitally now on Aidan’s bandcamp:

In touring news, things are quite busy in the next two months, as we jaunt around the European continent:

Nadja

01.11 – Sonic Ballroom, Köln, DE – w/ [ B O L T ]
02.11 – OCCII, Amsterdam, NL (also w/ Aidan Baker solo set)
03.11 – Magasin 4, Brussels, BE – w/ Enablers
04.11 – Espace B, Paris, FR
06.11 – Trauma, Marburg, DE
28.11 – Kantine am Berghain, Berlin, DE – w/ Insect Ark
03.12 – Loppen, Copenhagen, DK
04.12 – 1000Fryd, Aalborg, DK
10.12 – Glimps Festival, Ghent, BE
16.12 – El Perro, Madrid, SP
17.12 – Lounge, Lisbon, PT
27.12 – Revolver, Oslo, NO – w/ Svarte Greiner

Nadja in ParisNadja in Oslo

Aidan Baker will be touring with a trio of Lori Goldston (cello) and Andrea Belfi (drums) playing live-soundtracking performances to Dreyer’s La passion de Jeanne d’Arc:

07.11 – Silent Green Kulturquartier, Berlin, DE
08.11 – Golden Pudel, Hamburg, DE
09.11 – Consouling In-store Session, Ghent, BE
10.11 – Café des Images, Caen, FR
11.11 – Le Picolo Café, Paris, FR
12.11 – The Hanger, Brussels, BE
13.11 – Christuskirche, Bochum, DE
14.11 – UT Connewitz, Leipzig, DE

Lori Goldston, Aidan Baker, Andrea Belfi

And the following solo performances:

26.11 – Palác Akropolis, Prague, CZ – w/ Ulrich Schnauss
27.11 – Festiwal Ambientalny, Wroclaw, PL
19.12 – Zaratan, Lisbon, PT

Warchilds

09/03/2015 § 3 Comments

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

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