Aidan Baker Nadja
What is your name and band/label/etc?
What are your top five albums that were released in 2012? (In order 1-5)
- Codeine - When I See The Sun
- Swans - The Seer
- Mount Eerie - Clear Moon
- Hangedup & Tony Conrad - Transit of Venus
- OM - Advaitic Songs
What band did you discover in 2012 (can be a brand new band or an older band) that had an impact on your life? What made them significant?
The Japanese band Les Rallizes Dénudés. Their proto-psych/noise rock seems appealing and still quite relevant today, even if they started making albums in the 1960s...
How will you remember 2012? (In terms of music)
Finally getting to see Codeine perform live.
What can we look forward to from you in 2013?
I have a solo album called "Already Drowning" coming out on Gizeh Records, with guest vocalists including Jessica Bailiff, Carla Bozulich, and others. Nadja will be releasing an ep of, well, 'grunge' songs on Oaken Palace Records and a 'grindcore' 7" on our own label, Broken Spine Productions. I also have albums coming out with my new groups B/B/S/ and Caudal.
What records are you looking forward to most in 2013?
I'm curious to hear both the forthcoming My Bloody Valentine and Carcass records...though my expectations of either of them being good aren't exactly high...
Fundraising sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo have made a strong impact on the ability of artists to release music. Do you think this approach is a trend, or will it continue to shape how artists produce their material?
I'm not fond of crowd-sourcing methods. Yes, it gives the artist more control, but it releases labels, promoters, etc. from the responsibility of providing support to artists.