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:


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


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=””>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

Film In Sounds

08/06/2015 § Leave a comment

This month, Aidan Baker will be participating in Freiluftkino Pompeji’s “Film In Sounds” series, performing live soundtracks in the open-air ‘ruins’ at Kino Zukunft/Tiefgrund in Berlin, solo and with various ensembles:

06.08 – Guy Maddin’s Keyhole
Soundtrack: Aidan Baker (guitar)


16.08 – Neil Jordan’s The Company of Wolves
Soundtrack: Aidan Baker (guitar) & Leah Buckareff (bass), aka Nadja

The Company of Wolves

20.08 – René Laloux’s La planète sauvage
Soundtrack: Aidan Baker (guitar), Andrea Belfi (drums/electronics), Erik Skodvin (guitar/electronics), aka B/B/S/

La Planete Sauvage

27.08 – David Lynch’s Eraserhead
Soundtrack: Aidan Baker (guitar), Simon Goff (violin/electronics), James Welburn (bass/electronics)



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/.

In perfromance news, Nadja will be playing a free show, presented by the CTM Festival, at Urban Spree in Berlin on July 27 with Sun Worship and DJ James Kelly – more info here.

Sun Worship + Nadja, Berlin

Following that, we will be heading out on a short tour of Poland:

30.07 – Wroclaw at Muzeum Współczesne Wrocław
31.07 – Warsaw at Klub Hydrozagadka
01.08 – Gdansk at Protokultura
02.08 – Poznan at LAS

Nadja - Warsaw

Half Ice Rivers

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:

And in re-issue news, Aidan Baker’s 7″ Same River Twice, originally released back in 2004 by Drone Records, has been newly repressed and is now available in the BSP webshop or digitally below:

In tour news, Nadja and Aidan Baker will be performing a few select dates next week in Iceland and Scandinavia:

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

Nadja - Copenhagen

Moving Noises, Seas Swelling, Confessions…

02/16/2015 § Leave a comment

Aidan Baker’s 2006 album The Sea Swells A Bit has finally been seen a 2LP vinyl re-issue from the French label Ici d’ailleurs.

The album is available directly from the label, the BSP webshop, and at upcoming performances, including these two Nadja shows next weekend:

20-02-15: Die Manufaktur, Gera, DE
21-02-15: Moving Noises Festival, Bochum, DE

Gera Moving Noises

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:

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