Earth, Wind, Fire, Water

09/23/2015 § Leave a comment

Aidan Baker’s first solo release of experimental/ambient guitar, Element, has been newly re-mastered and -issued on CD by the Russian label Tetamorphosis. These are recordings that date from the late 90s and were originally released on CDr by the micro-label Arcolepsy Records. The album is available physically here in the BSP webshop or digitally here:

There are also a handful of the last few copies of Baker’s limited LP releases Mépris (with Jakob Thiesen on drums) and Smudging (with Richard Baker on drums):

In performance news, Caudal will be heading out on tour in Germany with thisquietarmy next week for the following shows:

02.10 – Bei Ruth​, Berlin
07.10 – Hühnermanhattan, Halle
08.10 – Rote Flora​, Hamburg
09.10 – Christuskirche Bochum​, Bochum
10.10 – Jam Room​, Koblenz

Murky Rooms In Space

06/01/2015 § Leave a comment

A clutch of new releases out:

Hypnodrone Ensemble, Aidan Baker and thisquietarmy’s collaborative, multi-drummer project have a new, studio-recorded album, The Shape of Space, available now on limited LP from Calostro Recordings and even-more limited CD from Little Crack’d Rabbit Records:

Caudal have a new, limited 12″ ep called Murk out on Midira Records, which is available from either the label or directly from the band at the Calostro webshop:

Lastly, Aidan Baker & Austrian artist Idklang have a collaborative LP In The Red Room out on Berlin’s Karlrecords. This is also available from the label, directly from the artist in the BSP webshop, and at the upcoming Aidan Baker Trio/Idklang tour in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland:

11-06-15: Golem, Hamburg, DE
12-06-15: Westwerk, Leipzig, DE
13-06-15: Südkiez P2, Dresden, DE
14-06-15: Roter Salon, Berlin, DE
15-06-15: K15, Augsburg, DE
16-06-15: Rhiz, Vienna, AT
17-06-15: Shedhalle, Tübingen, DE
18-06-15: Klubi, Zurich, CH
19-06-15: Sonnenstube, Lugano, CH
20-06-15: Heart of Noise Festival, Innsbruck, AT

Half Shapes

04/08/2015 § Leave a comment

Aidan Baker’s latest solo album Half Lives is now available from Gizeh Records in the UK or from the Broken Spine Webshop in Europe. This album is widely distributed, so please hit up your local independent retailer, if you’re in other places…


And if you are still hankering after new music, the Hypnodrone Ensemble’s second release, The Shape of Space is now available for pre-order from Little Crack’d Rabbit (CD) or Calostro Recordings. Please note, the LP pre-order is limited to 100 copies of the translucent vinyl (regular black vinyl version will be available as of May 8). Sample an excerpt of the opening track here:

And if you’re in Berlin, come to our release party at Tiefgrund on May 31 – details here.

Retour

12/01/2014 § Leave a comment

Our last few shows of 2014 will be in Canada:

December 11: Aidan Baker at Ratio, Toronto
December 19: Nadja at Casa del Popolo, Montreal
December 20: Nadja at Geary Lane, Toronto

Nadja Posters

Both Nadja shows are with thisquietarmy and Black Walls, the latter of whom I did the following remix for, included on the CD version of his album Communion on Little Crack’d Rabbit Records:

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

Incubation

04/10/2014 § Leave a comment

It is with pleasure to announce that I will be something of an artist in residence at this year’s edition of Incubate Festival, in Tilburg, NL performing five times with five different projects: Nadja, Aidan Baker (solo), Caudal, and collaboratively with Uochi Toki and thisquietarmy.

Incubate

In more immediate performance news, Caudal will be playing at Rhiz in Vienna next week and Nadja will be doing a short tour around an appearance at this year’s Dunk Festival – full dates here:

Caudal @ Rhiz Dunk!Festival

And in release news, I’ve finally got copies of my collaborative cassette release with Jakob Thiesen CNTNTL available in the Broken Spine webshop.

Meu Coração Desafinada

11/19/2013 § Leave a comment

Gizeh Records has just released a digital ep, Tout Juste Sous La Surface, Je Guette + Remixes, as a companion release to Aidan’s album Already Drowning, along with a video of the for the title track online now:

The ep features remixes by Aidan himself, thisquietarmy, A.R.C. Soundtracks, and Schneider TM, whose remix is streaming here:

And in touring news, we will be heading to South America this week for shows in Brazil, Argentina, and Chile:

Nadja:

21-11-13: Audio Rebel, Rio de Janeiro, BR
24-11-13: A Obra, Belo Horizonte, BR
28-11-13: SESC Pompéia, São Paulo, BR
29-11-13: SESC Sorocaba, Sorocaba, BR
30-11-13: Dame Dame, Curitiba, BR
04-12-13: Zaguan Sur, Buenos Aires, AG
06-12-13: Centro Icone, Santiago, CL
07-12-13: Centro Icone, Santiago, CL

Aidan Baker:

22-11-13: Comuna, Rio de Janeiro, BR
27-11-13: Sensorial Discos, São Paulo, BR
01-12-13: NEU Club, São Paulo, BR

Nadja will be releasing a new album in conjunction with the tour, Queller, with Essence Music. This will be readily available after the tour from us and the label, but for now here is a short teaser clip from the opening track:

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