Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Mixtape 91 - Aidan Baker

Here is the 91st installment of the Dreams of Consciousness podcast, featuring an interview with Aidan Baker.
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Aidan Baker is a prominent figure within the world of experimental/ambient music, and his band Nadja is one of the most recognizable proponents of drone metal. Since Nadja was one of my entry points into drone, I reached out to Aidan to see if he was interested in being interviewed for this podcast.

I spoke to Aidan about his musical background, the origins of Nadja, a few of his collaborations with other musicians, and his record label Broken Spine Productions. I also asked him how about how he achieves Nadja's ridiculously burnt guitar tone.

My thanks to Aidan for speaking with me, and to you for listening.


Nadja - "Dagdrøm"
[taken from the album Dagdrøm]

Nadja - "Dead Skin Mask" (Slayer cover)
[taken from the covers album  When I See The Sun Always Shines On TV]

Nadja - "Corrupting The Host To Appease The Parasite"
[taken from the Tangled EP]

Nadja - "Sunwell"
[taken from the album  Sonnborner]

Aidan Baker, Simon Goff, and Thor Harris - "Red Robin"
[taken from the album Noplace]

Nadja - "Long Dark Twenties" (Paul Bellini/ Kids in the hall cover)
[taken from the Long Dark Twenties 7"]

Aidan Baker - "Night Dive"
[taken from the upcoming album The Forever Tapes]

Aidan Baker on Facebook

Aidan Baker on Bandcamp

Nadja on Facebook

Nadja on Bandcamp

Broken Spine Productions

Broken Spine on Bandcamp

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