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Nadja
Background information
Origin Toronto, Canada
Genres Post-Metal, Drone Doom, Drone, Ambient, Shoegaze, Experimental, Avant-Garde
Years active 2002 - Present
Website Nadja Official
Current members Adian Baker
Leah Buckareff

Nadja is a duo of multi-instrumentalist Aidan Baker and bassist Leah Buckareff which formed in 2002. The duo creates music that has been described as ambient doom, dreamsludge, and metalgaze, combining the atmospheric textures of shoegaze and ambient music with the heaviness and volume of metal and noise. They have released numerous recordings on such labels as Alien8 Recordings, Hydrahead Records, Important Records, Essence Music, and their own label, Broken Spine Productions. The duo has toured and performed extensively around the world, appearing at such diverse festivals as SXSW, FIMAV, Roadburn, and Unsound. Originally from Toronto, Canada, the duo now resides in Berlin, Germany.

In addition to Nadja, Baker is also active as a writer, a solo musician, and with the group projects Caudal, B/B/S/, Adoran, Hypnodrone Ensemble, and Whisper Room. He has released many solo albums and is the author of four collections of poetry. Buckareff is also the owner/operator of Coldsnap Bindery, a production house of handmade books, and Pulp Papier, a distributor of Japanese paper. She is also the curator of The Wunderkabinet, a wandering exhibition of art, craft, and curios, and The Lesen Lounge, a mobile zine library.

HistoryEdit

After several worldwide releases of CDR's on a number of minor limited-edition labels, Nadja released their first album on pro-CD, Truth Becomes Death, in 2005 via the Montreal-based record label Alien8 Recordings.

Since then, they have been releasing material on more widespread labels and re-published old records either updated or completely re-composed (for example, Touched was re-recorded in 2007 and re-released via Alien8, as well as Bodycage, which was released via Equation). Nadja performed in Canada, Europe, the USA and Ukraine along with other artists, including Kayo Dot, Knurl, Khanate, Francisco Lopez, Isis, Ocean and Mare.

DiscographyEdit

Studio AlbumsEdit

Extended Plays and SinglesEdit

  • I Have Tasted The Fire Inside Your Mouth (2004, Deserted Factory)
  • Base Fluid (2007, Foreshadow Productions)
  • Guilted By The Sun (2007, Roadburn Records)
  • Long Dark Twenties (2008, Anthem Records)
  • Trinity (2008, Die Stadt)
  • Trinitarian (2008, Important Records)
  • Clinging to the Edge of the Sky (2009, Adagio830)
  • Ruins of Nothing (2010, Substantia Innominata)
  • Uneasy and Confin'd (2012, Cold Spring)
  • Tangled (2014, Broken Spine Productions)
  • Songs for Wong Kar-wai (2015, Wist Records)
  • Tabernanthe (2015, Envelope Collective)

Split and Collaboration ReleasesEdit

  • Nadja / Moss (Split with Moss) (2003, Foreshadow Productions)
  • Absorption (Split with Methadrone (2005, NOTHingness REcords)
  • We Have Departed the Circle Blissfully (Collaboration with Fear Falls Burning) (2006, Conspiracy)
  • 12012291920 / 1414101 (Collaboration with Atavist) (2007, Invada; Kreation)
  • Nadja and Fear Falls Burning (Collaboration with Fear Falls Burning) (2007, Conspiracy)
  • Live collaboration with Datashock (Live Collaboration with Datashock) (2007, Meudiademorte, Hlava Temple)
  • Tümpisa (Split with 5/5/2000) (2008, Accident Prone)
  • Brainwaves Festival: Night 1 - Part 1 (Split live album with Z'EV, Troum) (2008, Brainwashed)
  • magma to ice (Split/Collaboration with Netherworld) (2008, Fario)
  • Untitled (With Year of No Light, Fear Falls Burning, Machu Picchu Mother Future) 2008, MusicFearSatan)
  • Christ Send Light (Collaboration with Black Boned Angel) (2008, Battlecruiser; Sound Devastation)
  • II: Points at Infinity (Collaboration with Atavist) (2008, Profound Lore)
  • Infernal Procession... And Then Everything Dies (Collaboration with Atavist, Satori) (2008, Cold Spring)
  • Primitive North (Collaboration with A Storm of Light) (2009, Robotic Empire)
  • Nadja and Black Boned Angel (Collaboration with Black Boned Angel) (2009, 20 Buck Spin)
  • Pyramids With Nadja (Collaboration with Pyramids) (2009, Hydra Head Records)
  • Nadja / Kodiak (Split with Kodiak) (2009, Denovali)
  • The Life and Death of a Wasp (Collaboration with OVO) (2010, Adagio830)
  • Transmit Acoustique Abstraction 1-2 (Split with Armchair Migraine Journey, Edward Ka-Spel, Orbit Service) (2010, Beta-Lactam Ring)
  • Transmit Acoustique Abstraction One (Split with Armchair Migraine Journey) (2010, Beta-Lactam Ring)
  • Dominium Visurgis (Collaboration with Troum) (2010, Transgredient)
  • White Nights / Drone Fields / DOM (Split Live Album with Aidan Baker) (2010, Beta-Lactam Ring)
  • Konstruktion (Collaboration with Galena) (2011, Adagio830)
  • Fool, Redeemer (Collaboration with Picastro) (2011, Broken Spine Productions)
  • The Primitive World (Collaboration with Vampillia) (2012, Iscollagecollective)
  • Vomos (Split with N) (2012, Midira)
  • Cystema Solari (Collaboration with Uochi Toki) (2014, Corpoc)
  • /ɪmpəˈfɛkʃ(ə)n/ (Collaboration with Vampillia) (2014, Broken Spine Productions)
  • Artificial Act of God (Collaboration with Vampillia) (2018, Self-Released)

Other ReleasesEdit

MembersEdit

  • Adian Baker - Guitars, Piano, Drum programming, Woodwinds, Vocals (2002 - Present)
  • Leah Buckareff - Bass, Vocals, Violin (2003 - Present)

List of Known ToursEdit

NOTE: All tours are sourced from Nadja's official website.

  • 2007 May European Tour (2007)
  • 2008 March North American Tour (2008)
  • 2008 April European Tour (2008)
  • 2008 Fall European Tour (2008)
  • 2009 European Tours (2009)
  • 2009 North American Tour (2009)
  • 2010 European Tour (2010)
  • 2010 Australia and New Zealand Tour (2010)
  • 2011 Spring European Tour (2011)
  • 2011 Fall European Tour (2011)
  • 2012 Japan Tour (2012)
  • 2012 Spring European Tour (2012)
  • 2012 Fall European Tour (2012)
  • 2013 European Tour (2013)
  • 2013 South American Tour (2013)
  • 2013 April/May European Tour (2014)
  • 2013 Japan Tour (2014)
  • 2014 Fall European Tours (2014)
  • 2015 Russia Tour (2015)
  • 2015 Germany/Poland Tour (2015)
  • 2015 November/December Mini-Tours (2015)
  • 2016 Spring European Tour (2016)
  • 2016 North American Mini-Tour (2016)
  • 2016 November European Tour (2016)
  • 2017 February & April European Tours (2017)
  • 2017 Denmark & Russia Tour (2017)
  • 2018 February UK Tour (2018)
  • 2018 March European Tour (2018)
  • 2018 North American Mini-Tour (2018)
  • 2018 Ireland Tour (2018)
  • 2018 Japan Tour (2018)
  • 2019 January/February European Tour (2019)
  • 2019 April Mini-Tour (2019)
  • 2019 August European Tour (2019)
  • 2019 Russia Tour (2019)
  • 2020 March Mini-Tour (2020)

External LinksEdit

Official LinksEdit

Archival LinksEdit

ReferencesEdit

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