Nadja

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Nadja Profile

Based in Toronto, this ambient doom/metal/electronic duo was the brainchild [ and originally the solo project ] of Aidan Baker. Already a prolific musician who had released a number of works with labels worldwide -- including a vast catalog of CD-R only releases -- Baker used Nadja to explore the darker aspects of his musical soul.

Taking on vocalist and bass player Leah Buckareff allowed the expansion of Nadja's sound, as well as the ability to play live. Established in 2003, Nadja's early releases followed the pattern already established by Baker, that is to say a lot of CD-R limited releases, but by 2005, the duo was ready for official release, and Alien8 released that year's Truth Becomes Death. More releases followed, including EPs and collaborative efforts, and in 2007 Alien8 and Nadja released the well-received Touched. The band also built a following by opening shows for such post-metal [ luminaries as Ocean ] and [ Isis ].

An accomplished writer and musician, Aidan Baker has his artistic fingers in many pies. After graduating from Montreal's McGill University with a degree in Literature and Religious Studies, Baker released a four-song acoustic cassette as "Aodhan" (the Gaelic spelling of his name). He also teamed up with two fellow Toronto musicians to create ARC, an ambient guitar-driven trio which garnered much praise for its innovation and integrity. The group released three albums, including Two in 2001. Having been published in major literary magazines nationally and internationally, Baker released his debut album Element in 2000. In 2001, he released his follow-up, Letters, a concept album based loosely around letters from both Jack the Ripper and the Marquis de Sade.

"Dagdrøm" is [ Nadja’s ] first proper full-length since their 2010 release Autopergamene (Essence Music) and, replacing their habitual drum machine, features live drums courtesy of Mac McNeilly from [ The Jesus Lizard ]. While Nadja retains their signature overblown sound and heavily distorted guitars, these songs are more concise and structured, tempering their experimentalism and ambience with a more straightforward “rock” sound and compositional style. As such, Dagdrøm looks both forward and back—a departure from Nadja’s usual sound and style, it also harkens back to the noise rock scene of the ’80s and early ’90s and bands like Big Black, Caspar Brötzmann Massaker and, of course, The Jesus Lizard, all of whom were influential on Nadja’s sonic development.

Originally from Toronto and currently based in Berlin, Aidan Baker (guitars, woodwinds, vocals, drum machine) and Leah Buckareff (bass, vocals, accordion) create music variously dubbed dream sludge, metalgaze and ambient doom—atmospheric textures and elements of shoegaze, and experimental / ambient with the heaviness and volume of metal and noise. Nadja has released numerous recordings on Alien8 Recordings, Hydrahead, Southern Records, Robotic Empire and their own label, Broken Spine Productions (to name a few). The group has toured and performed extensively around the world, appearing at such diverse festivals as Incubate, SXSW, FIMAV, Roadburn and Unsound.

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Nadja - Queller Artist - Nadja Album - Queller Release Date - 2014 Genre - Experimental, Drone, Post-rock, Shoegaze, Dronegaze, Post-drone [ YOU NAME IT ] Tracklist 01.Dark Circles 02.Mouths 03.Liderc 04.Quell -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- BANDCAMP Nadja - Queller ZIPPYSHARE Nadja - Queller -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Artist - Nadja Album - Dagdrøm [ * * * * * ] X10 Release Date - 2012 [ 30th OCT ] Genre - Experimental, Drone, Post-rock, Shoegaze, Dronegaze, Post-drone [ YOU NAME IT ] Tracklist 1. One Sense Alone 2. Falling Out of Your Head 3. Dagdrøm 4. Space Time & Absence -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- BANDCAMP Nadja - Dagdrøm BIGCARTEL Nadja - Dagdrøm -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Artist - Nadja & Vampillia Album - The Primitive World Release Date - 2012 Genre - Experimental, Ambient-metal, Drone-metal, Minimal, Dark-core, Music-noir, White Noise Tracklist 01 – Shining 02 – Northern Lights 03 – Icelight 04 – Anesthetic Depth 05 – Call From Eternity -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Nadja & Vampillia - The Primitive World -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Artist - Aidan Baker & Thisquietarmy Album - Dоcument: Eurotour 2011, Live In Paris & Ljubljana Release Date - 2012 Genre - Experimental, Ambient-metal, Drone-metal, Minimal, Dark-core, Music-noir, White Noise Tracklist: Aidan Baker & Thisquietarmy 01. Live In Paris - Part I 12:34 02. Live In Paris - Part II 10:28 03. Live In Paris - Part III 8:13 04. Live In Paris - Part IV 9:57 Aidan Baker 05. Live In Ljubljana - Part I 14:46 06. Live In Ljubljana - Part II 11:25 07. Live In Ljubljana - Part III 4:57 08. Live In Ljubljana - Part IV 6:08 09. Live In Ljubljana - Part V 11:50 Thisquietarmy 10. Live In Ljubljana - Part I 9:19 11. Live In Ljubljana - Part II 7:59 12. Live In Ljubljana - Part III 6:37 13. Live In Ljubljana - Part IV 8:15 14. Live In Ljubljana - Part V 4:22 15. Live In Ljubljana - Part VI 6:11 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Aidan Baker & Thisquietarmy - Dоcument: Eurotour 2011, Live In Paris & Ljubljana [ Part I Of II ] Aidan Baker & Thisquietarmy - Dоcument: Eurotour 2011, Live In Paris & Ljubljana [ Part II Of II ] -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Artist - Nadja Album - Excision Release Date - 2012 Genre - Experimental, Ambient-metal, Drone-metal, Minimal, Dark-core, Music-noir, White Noise Tracklist 01 – Jornada del Muerto 02 – Perichoresis 03 – Spahn 04 – Kriplyana 05 – Autosomal (Version 2) 06 – Kitsune (Fox Drone) 07 – Autosomal (Version 3) 08 – Clinging To The Edge Of The Sky -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Nadja - Excision -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Artist - Picastro & Nadja Album - Fool Redeemer Release Date - 2011 Genre - Experimental, Post-rock Tracklist 01. Skullduggery (04:51) 02. Fire Perfect (04:56) 03. Darnia (07:20) 04. A New Soul's Benediction (04:04) 05. Venom (23:07) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Picastro & Nadja - Fool Redeemer -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Artist - Nadja Album - Sky Burial [ * * * * * ] Release Date - 2010 Genre - Experimental, Ambient-metal, Drone-metal, Minimal, Dark-core, Music-noir Tracklist 01 - Nadja - Jaguar [ 18:59 ] 02 - Nadja - Sky Burial [ 19:05 ] -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Nadja - Sky Burial -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Artist - Nadja & Troum Album - Dominium Visurgis [ * * * * * ] Release Date - 2010 Genre - Experimental, Ambient-metal, Drone-metal, Minimal, Dark-core, Music-noir Tracklist 01 - Part 1 - 11:34 02 - Part 2 - 12:45 03 - Part 3 - 25:12 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Nadja & Troum - Dominium Visurgis -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Artist - Nadja & OVO Album - The Life And Death Of A Wasp Release Date - 2010 Genre - Experimental, Ambient-metal, Drone-metal, Minimal, Dark-core, Music-noir Tracklist 01-nadja-ovo-movement ~ A wasp Flying Around The Sugar 02-nadja-ovo-movement ~ Trapped In A Jar 03-nadja-ovo-movement ~ Put Some Sugar In My Cup Please 04-nadja-ovo-movement ~ Drowned In Coffee -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Nadja & OVO - The Life And Death Of A Wasp -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Artist - Nadja Album - Ruins Of Morning Release Date - 2010 Genre - Experimental, Ambient-metal, Drone-metal, Shoegaze, Minimal, Dark-core, Music-noir Tracklist 01 - Nadja Pt 01 - 20:48 02 - Nadja Pt 02 - 19:29 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Nadja - Ruins Of Morning -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Artist - Nadja Album - Autopergamene Release Date - 2010 Genre - Experimental, Ambient-metal, Drone-metal, Shoegaze, Minimal Tracklist 01. You Write Your Name In My Skin [ 25:39 ] 02. You Write My Name In Your Head [ 07:11 ] 03. You Write Your Name In My Blood [ 26:13 ] -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Nadja - Autopergamene Password - SirensSound.blogspot.com -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Artist - Nadja Album - Belles Betes Release Date - 2009 Genre - Experimental, Ambient-metal, Drone-metal, Shoegaze, Minimal Tracklist 01. Skin Like Sand 02. Beautiful Beast 03. Machina 04. Chainsaw 05. Green + Cold 06. Wound Culture -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Nadja - Belles Betes Password - SirensSound.blogspot.com -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Artist - Nadja And Black Boned Angel Album - Nadja And Black Boned Angel Release Date - 2009 Genre - Experimental, Ambient-metal, Drone-metal, Shoegaze, Minimal Tracklist 01 - Angel I - 23:23 02 - Angel II - 26:19 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Nadja and Black Boned Angel - Nadja and Black Boned Angel Password - SirensSound.blogspot.com -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- cd_front_back_double_gatefold Artist - Pyramids with Nadja Album - Pyramids with Nadja ( * * * * * ) Release Date - 2009 Genre - Experimental, Ambient-metal, Drone-metal, Shoegaze, Minimal Tracklist 1 Into the Silent Waves 2 Another War 3 The Sound of Ice and Grass 4 An Angel Was Heard to Cry Over the City of Rome -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Pyramids with Nadja Password - SirensSound.blogspot.com -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Under the Jaguar Sun Artist - Nadja Album - Under The Jaguar Sun Release Date - 2006 Genre - Experimental, Ambient-metal, Drone-metal, Shoegaze, Minimal Disc One 01 - SUN1jaguar 01 - SUN1jaguar 03 - SUN3fieryrain 04 - SUN4flood 05 - SUN5earthquake -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Nadja - Under The Jaguar Sun - Disc 01 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Disc Two 01 - Ocelotonatiuh 02 - Ehecatonatiuh 03 - Quiuhtonatiuh 04 - Atonatiuh 05 - Nahui-Ollin -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Nadja - Under The Juguar Sun - Disc 02 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- nadja-when-i-see-the-sun-always-shines-on-tv Artist - Nadja Album - When I See the Sun Always Shines on TV Release Date - 2009 Genre - Experimental, Ambient-metal, Drone-metal, Shoegaze Tracklist 1. Only Shallow (My Bloody Valentine) 6:35 2. Pea (Codeine) 4:09 3. No Cure For The Lonely (Swans) 6:56 4. Dead Skin Mask (Slayer) 10:06 5. The Sun Always Shines On TV (A-Ha) 6:01 6. Needle In The Hay (Elliott Smith) 4:45 7. Long Dark Twenties (Kids In The Hall) 6:35 8. Faith (The Cure) 12:47 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Nadja - When I See the Sun Always Shines on TV -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- nadja-touched Artist - Nadja Album - Touched Release Date - 2003 Genre - Experimental, Ambient-metal, Drone-metal, Shoegaze Tracklist 1 Mutagen 12:00 2 Stays Demons 10:22 3 Incubation / Metamorphosis 12:15 4 Flowers of Flesh 9:05 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Nadja - Touched -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- nadja-skin-turns-to-glass Artist - Nadja Album - Skin Turns to Glass Release Date - 2003 Genre - Experimental, Ambient-metal, Drone-metal, Shoegaze Tracklist 1 Sandskin 11:40 2 Skin Turns to Glass 12:20 3 Slow Loss 20:05 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Nadja - Skin Turns to Glass -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- nadja-corrasion Artist - Nadja Album - Corrasion Release Date - 2003 Genre - Experimental, Ambient-metal, Drone-metal, Shoegaze Tracklist 1 Base Fluid 11:45 2 You Are as Dust 10:35 3 Corrasion 8:35 4 Amniotic 21:00 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Nadja - Corrasion Password - SirensSound.blogspot.com -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- nadja-bodycage Artist - Nadja Album - Bodycage Release Date - 2005 Genre - Experimental, Ambient-metal, Drone-metal, Shoegaze Tracklist 1 Clinodactyl 21:43 2 Autosomal 10:10 3 Ossification 20:42 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Nadja - Bodycage Password - SirensSound.blogspot.com -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- nadja-bliss-torn-from-emptiness Artist - Nadja Album - Bliss Torn From Emptiness Release Date - 2005 Genre - Experimental, Ambient-metal, Drone-metal, Shoegaze Tracklist 1 Bliss Torn From Emptiness 48:54 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Nadja - Bliss Torn From Emptiness -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- nadja-truth-becomes-death Artist - Nadja Album - Truth Becomes Death Release Date - 2005 Genre - Experimental, Ambient-metal, Drone-metal, Shoegaze Tracklist 1 Bug / Golem 22:54 2 Memory Leak 16:23 3 Breakpoint 11:28 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Nadja - Truth Becomes Death -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- nadja-trembled Artist - Nadja Album - Trembled Release Date - 2006 Genre - Experimental, Ambient-metal, Drone-metal, Shoegaze Tracklist 1 Breakpoint 8:52 2 No Cure for the Lonely 7:44 3 Corrasion 10:55 4 Tremble 17:42 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Nadja - Trembled Password - SirensSound.blogspot.com -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- nadja-thaumogenesis Artist - Nadja Album - Thaumogenesis Release Date - 2007 Genre - Experimental, Ambient-metal, Drone-metal, Shoegaze Tracklist 1 Thaumogenesis 61:43 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Nadja - Thaumogenesis -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Print Artist - Nadja Album - Radiance of Shadows Release Date - 2007 Genre - Experimental, Ambient-metal, Drone-metal, Shoegaze Tracklist 1 Now I Am Become Death the Destroyer of Worlds 23:26 2 I Have Tasted the Fire Inside Your Mouth 27:26 3 Radiance of Shadows 28:59 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Nadja - Radiance of Shadows -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- a-storm-of-light-nadja-primitive-north Artist - A Storm Of Light & Nadja Album - Primitive North ( * * * * * ) Release Date - 2009 Genre - Ambient-metal, Drone-metal, Shoegaze-metal Tracklist 01 - A Storm Of Light - brother 02 - A Storm Of Light - sister 03 - Nadja - i make from your eyes the sun 04 - Nadja - brother (remix) 05 - A Storm Of Light - i make from your eyes the sun (remix) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- A Storm Of Light & Nadja - Primitive North -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- nadja-desire-in-uneasiness Artist - Nadja Album - Desire in Uneasiness Release Date - 2008 Genre - Experimental, Ambient-metal, Drone-metal, Shoegaze Tracklist 1 Disambiguation 7:12 2 Signs-Expressions 13:16 3 Affective Fields 7:43 4 Uneasy Desire 15:16 5 Deterritorialization 18:49 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Nadja - Desire in Uneasiness -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- nadja-netherworld-magma-to-ice Artist - Nadja / Netherworld Album - Magma to Ice Release Date - 2008 Genre - Experimental, Ambient-metal, Drone-metal, Shoegaze Tracklist 1 Netherworld - Closing to a Winter Night 8:59 2 Netherworld - Frozen Divinity 7:17 3 Netherworld - Closing to a Glacial Dawn 10:13 4 Nadja & Netherworld - Ice to Magma 9:15 5 Nadja - Kriplyana (Melted & Refrozen Snow that Looks Blue in Early Morning) 19:00 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Nadja / Netherworld - Magma to Ice -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- moss-nadja-split Artist - Moss / Nadja Album - Split Release Date - 2003 Genre - Experimental, Ambient-metal, Drone-metal, Shoegaze Tracklist 1 Moss - ...of Flesh and Blood 9:52 2 Nadja - I Am as Earth 10:26 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Moss / Nadja - Split -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- nadja-methadrone-split Artist - Nadja / Methadrone Album - Absorption Release Date - 2005 Genre - Experimental, Ambient-metal, Drone-metal, Shoegaze Tracklist 1 Nadja - Absorbed in You 30:43 2 Methadrone - A View Into the Empty 8:31 3 Methadrone - Absorbed 3:56 4 Methadrone - Sustained Presence of Loss 4:09 5 Methadrone - Placebo, Part 2 6:37 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Nadja / Methadrone - Absorption Password - SirensSound.blogspot.com -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- atavist-nadja-12012291920-1414101 Artist - Atavist & Nadja Album - 12012291920 / 1414101 Release Date - 2007 Genre - Experimental, Ambient-metal, Drone-metal, Shoegaze Tracklist 1 Twentyfour: Sixteen 24:16 2 Twentynine: Thirtyseven 29:37 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Atavist & Nadja - 12012291920 / 1414101 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- nadja-guilted-by-the-sun Artist - Nadja Album - Guilted by the Sun Release Date - 2007 Genre - Experimental, Ambient-metal, Drone-metal, Shoegaze Tracklist 1 Guilted 10:04 2 By 4:52 3 The 4:26 4 Sun 8:40 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Nadja - Guilted by the SunGuilted by the Sun -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- nadja-fear-falls-burning-we-have-departed-the-circle-blissfully Artist - Nadja / Fear Falls Burning Album - We Have Departed the Circle Blissfully Release Date - 2006 Genre - Experimental, Ambient-metal, Drone-metal, Shoegaze Tracklist A Untitled # 1 20:09 B Untitled # 2 20:07 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Nadja / Fear Falls Burning - We Have Departed the Circle Blissfully -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- nadja-fear-falls-burning-split-with-fear-falls-burning Artist - Nadja / Fear Falls Burning Album - Split With Fear Falls Burning Release Date - 2007 Genre - Experimental, Ambient-metal, Drone-metal, Shoegaze Tracklist 1 14:25 14:25 2 15:32 15:32 3 14:41 14:41 4 15:43 15:43 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Nadja / Fear Falls Burning - Split With Fear Falls Burning -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Nadja --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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