NADJA
  Biog
  Nadja is ::
  • Aidan Baker :: guitars/vocals/drum programming
  • Leah Buckareff :: bass/vocals
Originally formed in 2003 as an Aidan Baker solo project, the now-duo creates ambient-drone-metal, combining ambient electronics & fragmentary vocals with snail-crawl, epic riffs & dirge-like percussion.
 
Ever since their inception, NADJA have been quite prolific within experimental music scenes, and quickly gaining a reputation with their solidified sound, which unearths itself as intense and moving ambient drone doom metal, combining ambient electronics and fragmentary vocals with snail-crawl, epic riffs and dirge-like percussion, all tempered with a certain ethereal melodicism such that the listener is enveloped in a swirling, sublimating wall of amorphous, cacophanous sound.

By gaining a respectable reputation from playing many shows and art exhibitions, NADJA have quickly earned themselves the title of Canada’s most respectable act within this specific genre of extreme music. To date NADJA has released 5 full-length cdrs, an EP, split releases with Moss and Methadrone, and has appeared on several compilations. They released their official debut CD release this past year on the respected label Alien8 Recordings.

Aidan Baker himself is a musician and writer currently based in Toronto, Canada. Classically trained in flute, he is self-taught on guitar, drums and various other instruments. A regular performer in and around Toronto, he has also performed in New York, Montreal, Chicago, San Francisco and such festivals as The Om Festival, Saturation Bombing and The Distillery Jazz Festival. He has released numerous cds on independent labels from around the world and is the author of two books of poetry, two poetry chapbooks and has published poetry, fiction and criticism in various international and scholarly journals.

 
  Links  
Nadja:: Nadja home page
Aidan Baker:: www.aidanbaker.org
Leah Buckareff:: www.coldsnapbindery.com
Nadja on discogs.com:: discogs.com
 
  Images
 
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Discography
 
 

1 :: Vinyl Releases
Release # 1:01

Title:: We Have Departed The Circle Blissfully
Credited:: Nadja / Fear Falls Burning
Label:: Conspiracy
Cat #:: CORE 035
Country:: Holland
Format:: LP
Edition:: 250 copies
Dated:: July 2006
Other:: Gatefold sleeve. 180g vinyl. Artwork by Seldon Hunt. Released as part of a 10-LP 10th anniversary series
Side 1 ::
  1. untitled #1 [20:09]
Side 2 ::
  1. untitled #2 [20:07]
Release # 1:02

Title:: Bodycage
Label:: Equation
Cat #:: E=mc15
Country:: USA
Format:: 2xLP
Edition:: 300 copies in total
Dated:: March 2007
Other:: Glossy gatefold sleeve. 180g vinyl. 200 copies on black vinyl, 100 copies pressed on pure white vinyl (record #1) and corrupted white vinyl (record #2)
Side 1 ::
  1. Clinodactyl [21:43]
Side 2 ::
  1. Autosomal (Version Two) [20:38]
Side 3 ::
  1. Autosomal (Version Three) [23:00]
Side 4 ::
  1. Ossification [20:42]
Release # 1:03

Title:: Guilted By The Sun
Label:: Roadburn Records
Cat #:: RBR004
Country:: Holland
Format:: LP
Edition:: 300 copies :: black
100 copies :: green
100 copies :: white
Dated:: October 2007
Tracks:: . . . 
Side 1 ::
  1. Guilted [10:03]
  2. By [4:52]
Side 2 ::
  1. The [4:26]
  2. Sun [8:40]
Side 3 ::
  1. unknown
Side 4 ::
  1. unknown
Release # 1:04

Title:: Long Dark Twenties
Label:: Anthem Records
Cat #:: none
Country:: USA
Format:: 1-sided 7"
Edition:: 981 copies as follows ...
  - 200 on black vinyl
  - 133 on purple vinyl
  - 133 on yellow vinyl
  - 125 on orange vinyl
  - 136 on green vinyl
  - 123 on red vinyl
  - 131 on blue vinyl
Dated:: April 2008
Other:: Silk-screened picture sleeve played at 33rpm
Track:: . . . 
  • Long Dark Twenties [8:21]
Release # 1:05

Title:: Touched
Label:: Conspiracy
Cat #:: CORE 063
Country:: Holland
Format:: 2xLP
Edition:: 200 on silver vinyl
550 on black vinyl
Dated:: 22 April 2008
Other:: Die-cut embossed outer sleeve and full-colour inner sleeve for each record. Etched D-side. Re-recorded version of songs previously released on CD by Alien8 Recordings (see below)
A Side ::
  1. Mutagen / Stays Demons
B Side ::
  1. Incubation / Metamorphosis
C Side ::
  1. Flowers Of Flesh
Release # 1:06

Title:: Radiance Of Shadows
Label:: Conspiracy
Cat #:: CORE 064
Country:: Holland
Format:: 2xLP
Edition:: 200 on white vinyl
550 on black vinyl
Dated:: 22 May 2008
Other:: Die-cut embossed outer sleeve and full-colour inner sleeve for each record. Etched D-side. Re-recorded version of songs previously released on CD by Alien8 Recordings (see below)
A Side ::
  1. Now I Am Become Death The Destroyer Of Worlds
B Side ::
  1. I Have Tasted The Fire Inside Your Mouth
C Side ::
  1. Radiance Of Shadows
Release # 1:07

Title:: Truth Becomes Death
Label:: Conspiracy
Cat #:: CORE 065
Country:: Holland
Format:: 2xLP
Edition:: 200 on gold vinyl
550 on black vinyl
Dated:: 22 May 2008
Other:: Die-cut embossed outer sleeve and full-colour inner sleeve for each record. Etched D-side. Re-recorded version of songs previously released on CD by Alien8 Recordings (see below)
A Side ::
  1. Bug / Golem
B Side ::
  1. Memory Leak
C Side ::
  1. Breakpoint
Release # 1:08

Title:: Tümpisa
Credited:: Nadja
5/5/2000
Label:: Accident Prone
Cat #:: AP027
Country:: USA
Format:: LP
Edition:: 525 copies
Dated:: 2008
Other:: 35 copies came housed in a hand-sewn, hand-screenprinted, hand-numbered canvas jacket (only available on Nadja's 2008 west-coast tour and mailorder). Comes with the same album on CD and insert.
A Side ::
  1. Spahn Ranch by Nadja [19:50]
B Side ::
  1. Shadows In The Valley Of Death by 5/5/2000 [16:56]

2 :: CD Releases
Release # 2:01

Title:: Truth Becomes Death
Label:: Alien8 Recordings
Cat #:: aliencd58
Country:: Canada
Edition:: 1000 copies
Dated:: October 2005
Other:: Comes in a standard jewel case. Artwork by Matt Daley
Tracks:: . . . 
  1. The Bug / Golem
  2. Memory Leak
  3. Breakpoint
Release # 2:02

Title:: Bodycage
Label:: Profound Lore
Cat #:: PFL-016
Country:: Canada
Edition:: 500 copies
Dated:: June 2006
Other:: Comes in card sleeve with insert. Reissue of the 2005 CDr on Nothingness Records with 2 extra untitled tracks (not mentioned on the sleeve)
Tracks:: . . . 
  1. Part 1: Clinodactyl [21:43]
  2. Part 2: Autosomal [10:10]
  3. Part 3: Ossification [20:42]
  4. untitled [8:08]
  5. untitled [11:36]
Release # 2:03

Title:: Trembled
Label:: Utech Records
Cat #:: UR-046
Country:: USA
Edition:: 200 numbered copies
Dated:: June 2006
Other:: Live album, recorded in Toronto, Canada April 2006
Tracks:: . . . 
  1. Breakpoint
  2. No Cure For The Lonely**
  3. Corrasion
  4. Trembled
** This is a cover of a Swans track
Release # 2:04

Title:: Thaumagenesis
Label:: Archive
Cat #:: #30
Country:: USA
Edition:: 600 copies (1st edition)
500 copies (2nd edition)
Dated:: February 2007
Other:: Artwork by Seldon Hunt
Tracks:: . . . 
  • Thaumagenesis [61:43]
Release # 2:05

Title:: Touched
Label:: Alien8 Recordings
Cat #:: alien67
Country:: Canada
Edition:: ?
Dated:: March 2007
Other:: Older tracks completely re-recorded & re-arranged
Tracks:: . . . 
  1. Mutagen
  2. Stays Demons
  3. Incubation/Metamophosis
  4. Flowers Of Flesh
Release # 2:06

Title:: 12012291920 / 1414101
Credit:: Atavist / Nadja
Label:: Invidia
Cat #:: NV036
Country:: UK
Edition:: ?
Dated:: April 2007
Tracks:: . . . 
  1. Twentyfour:sixteen [24:16]
  2. Twentynine:thirtyseven [29:37]
Release # 2:07

Title:: Corrasion
Label:: Foreshadow Productions
Cat #:: FSHCD003
Country:: Poland
Edition:: ?
Dated:: May 2007
Other:: Re-issue of the 2003 CDr on the same label (see below) but with the tracks re-recorded. Tracks 5 & 6 were from the split EP with Moss. Track 7 is new.
Track:: . . . 
  1. Base Fluid [11:00]
  2. You Are As Dust [10:09]
  3. Corrasion [8:36]
  4. Amniotic [21:35]
  5. I Am As Earth [10:30]
  6. Ash [7:23]
  7. White Lies [9:52]
Release # 2:08

Title:: Fear Falls Burning & Nadja
Credit:: Fear Falls Burning & Nadja
Label:: Conspiracy Records
Cat #:: core 049
Country:: Belgium
Edition:: 1000 copies
Dated:: May 2007
Other:: Comes in a 6-panel digipack
Tracks:: . . . 
  1. 1 [14:25]
  2. 2 [15:32]
  3. 3 [14:41]
  4. 4 [15:43]
Release # 2:09

Title:: Radiance of Shadows
Label:: Alien8 Recordings
Cat #:: alien 072
Country:: Canada
Edition:: ?
Format:: CD
Dated:: October 2007
Tracks:: . . . 
  1. Now I Am Become Death The Destroyer Of Worlds [23:20]
  2. I Have Tasted The Fire Inside Your Mouth [27:18]
  3. Radiance Of Shadows [28:51]
Release # 2:10

Title:: Guilted By The Sun
Label:: Elevation Records
Cat #:: EV-1
Country:: US
Edition:: 2000 copies
Dated:: 2007
Other:: Later re-issued on vinyl (with extra tracks) by Roadburn Records (see above)
Tracks:: . . . 
  1. Guilted [10:03]
  2. By [4:52]
  3. The [4:26]
  4. Sun [8:40]
Release # 2:11

Title:: Bliss Torn From Emptines
Label:: Profound Lore
Cat #:: PFL 031
Country:: Canada
Edition:: ?
Format:: CD
Dated:: January 2008
Other:: Comes in an 8-panel digipack. Re-issue of the 2005 CD-R release on Fargone Records (see below) but the single long track now divided into three parts (slightly longer than the original issue)
Track:: . . . 
  1. Bliss Torn From Emptiness - Pt. 1 [17:31]
  2. Bliss Torn From Emptiness - Pt. 2 [17:50]
  3. Bliss Torn From Emptiness - Pt. 3 [17:50]
Release # 2:12

Title:: Magma To Ice
Credit:: Netherworld / Nadja
Label:: Fario
Cat #:: farioCD10
Country:: France
Edition:: 500 copies
Dated:: March 2008
Tracks:: . . . 
  1. Closing To A Winter Night by Netherworld [8:59]
  2. Frozen Divinity by Netherworld [7:17]
  3. Closing To A Glacial Dawn by Netherworld [10:13]
  4. Ice To Magma by Netherworld / Nadja [9:15]
  5. Kriplyana (Melted & Refrozen Snow That Looks Blue In Early Morning) by Nadja [19:00]
Release # 2:13

Title:: Christ Send Light
Credit:: Nadja & Black Boned Angel
Label:: Battlecruiser
Cat #:: none
Country:: New Zealand
Edition:: ?
Format:: CD EP
Dated:: April 2008
Other:: Comes in a black cardboard paper sleeve folded in half with metallic silver ink artwork
Tracks:: . . . 
  1. Christ Send Light [21:05]
Release # 2:14

Title:: Desire In Uneasiness
Label:: Crucial Blast
Cat #:: CBR65
Country:: USA
Edition:: ?
Dated:: April 2008
Other:: Comes in LP-style gatefold sleeve
Tracks:: . . . 
  1. Disambiguation
  2. Sign-Expressions
  3. Affective Fields
  4. Uneasy Desire
  5. Deterritorialization
Release # 2:15

Title:: Trinity
Credited:: Aidan Baker / Leah Buckareff / Nadja
Label:: Die Stadt
Cat #:: DS 107
Country:: Germany
Edition:: 500 numbered copies
Dated:: April 2008
Other:: Comes in textured sleeve
Track:: . . . 
  1. Carrizozo by Aidan Baker [10:31]
  2. Socorro by Leah Buckareff [10:42]
  3. Jornada Del Muerto by Nadja [17:22]
Release # 2:16

Title:: The Bungled & The Botched
Label:: Consouling Sounds
Cat #:: SOUL0001
Country:: Belgium
Edition:: 500 copies
Dated:: July 2008
Other:: Comes in fold-out cardboard panel & with transparent PVC sleeve
Tracks:: . . . 
  1. The Bungled & The Botched [29:55]
  2. Absorbed In You [30:04]
Release # 2:17

Title:: II:Points At Infinity
Credit:: Atavist / Nadja
Label:: Profound Lore
Cat #:: PFL 0??
Country:: Canada
Edition:: ?
Format:: CD
Dated:: August 2008
Tracks:: . . . 
  1. Projective Plane by Atavist
  2. Closed Curve by Nadja
Release # 2:18

Title:: Thaumoradiance
Label:: Archive
Cat #:: #44
Country:: USA
Edition:: 600 copies
Dated:: 2008
Other:: Artwork by Seldon Hunt
Tracks:: . . . 
  1. Radiance Of Shadows [16:17]
  2. Thaumoradiance (Version) [21:12]
Release # 2:19

Title:: Infernal Procession... And Then Everything Dies
Credited:: Nadja / Atavist / Satori
Label:: Cold Spring
Cat #:: CSR111CD
Country:: UK
Edition:: 1000 copies
Dated:: November 2008
Other:: Split release to coincide with the UK joint tour. 6-panel outsized sleeve.
Tracks:: . . . 
  1. Time Is Our Disease by Nadja
  2. Certitude by Atavist
  3. Abyss by Satori

3 :: CDr Releases :: listed chronologically
Release # 3:01

Title:: Touched
Label:: Deserted Factory
Cat #:: DF 003
Country:: Japan
Edition:: ?
Format:: CDr
Dated:: 05/2003
Other:: In jewel case with colour sleeve
Tracks:: . . . 
  1. Mutagen [12:00]
  2. Stays Demons [10:22]
  3. Incubation/Metamorphosis [12:15]
  4. Flowers Of Flesh [9:05]
Release # 3:02

Title:: Skin Turns To Glass
Label:: Nothingness Records
Cat #:: NOTH-001
Country:: Belgium
Edition:: 120 copies
Format:: CDr
Dated:: 2003
Other:: In clear slimline case with colour sleeve
Tracks:: . . . 
  1. Sandskin
  2. Skin Turns To Glass
  3. Slow Loss
Release # 3:03

Title:: untitled split release
Credited:: Nadja / Moss
Label:: Foreshadow Productions
Cat #:: FSH 005
Country:: Poland
Edition:: 100 copies
Format:: split mini 3" CDr
Dated:: November 2003
Tracks:: . . . 
Moss track ::
  • ... Of Flesh And Blood
Nadja track ::
  • I Am As Earth
Release # 3:04

Title:: Corrasion
Label:: Foreshadow Productions
Cat #:: FSH 006
Country:: Poland
Edition:: ?
Format:: CDr
Dated:: 2003
Track:: . . . 
  1. Base Fluid [11:45]
  2. You Are As Dust [10:35]
  3. Corrasion [8:35]
  4. Amniotic [21:35]
Release # 3:05

Title:: I Have Tasted The Fire Inside Your Mouth
Label:: Deserted Factory
Cat #:: DF 017
Country:: Japan
Edition:: ?
Format:: mini 3" CDr
Dated:: 03/2004
Other:: In jewel case with colour sleeve
Track:: . . . 
  • I Have Tasted The Fire Inside Your Mouth [21:00]
Release # 3:06

Title:: Bodycage
Label:: Nothingness Records
Cat #:: NOTH-015
Country:: Belgium
Format:: CDr
Edition:: 1st edition :: 111 copies
2nd edition :: 66 copies
Dated:: 18/04/2005
Other:: In slimline DVD-case
Tracks:: . . . 
  1. Part 1: Clinodactyl
  2. Part 2: Autosomal
  3. Part 3: Ossification
Release # 3:07

Title:: Absorption
Credited:: Nadja / Methadrone
Label:: Nothingness Records
Cat #:: NOTH-019
Country:: Belgium
Edition:: 111 copies
Format:: Split release CDr
Dated:: 2005
Other:: In slimline DVD-case with full colour cover
Tracks:: . . . 
Nadja track ::
  • Absorbed In You
Methadrone tracks ::
  1. A View Into The Empty
  2. Absorbed
  3. Sustained Presence Of Loss
  4. Placebo (pt 2)
Release # 3:08

Title:: Bliss Torn From Emptiness
Label:: Fargone Records
Cat #:: FAR-033
Country:: USA
Edition:: 60 copies
Format:: CDr
Dated:: 06/2005
Other:: Deleted 12/2005
Track:: . . . 
  • Bliss Torn From Emptiness [48:54]

4 :: Compilation Appearances (all formats and in chronological order)
Release # 4:01

Title:: Holiday Masterpieces
Label:: Blod
Cat #:: blod04
Country:: Canada
Edition:: ?
Dated:: 2003
Format:: CD-R
Track :: ?
Release # 4:02

Title:: Chariots Arrive Again v.2
Label:: Foreshadow Productions
Cat #:: FSH 012
Country:: Poland
Edition:: ?
Dated:: 2004
Format:: CD-R
Track :: ?
Release # 4:03

Title:: Foresee The Shadows v.1
Label:: Foreshadow Productions
Cat #:: FSH 018
Country:: Poland
Edition:: ?
Dated:: 2004
Format:: CD-R packaged in a DVD case
Track :: White Lies [9:51]
Release # 4:04

Title:: Shadows Infinitum
Label:: Crucial Blast
Cat #:: cbr042
Country:: Canada
Edition:: ?
Dated:: 2004
Format:: CD-R
Track :: Veil Of Disillusion
 
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