Nadja – Touched (Alien 8 Records) 2007
Nadja are a duo of Aiden Baker and Leah Buckereff. This version of Touched is a re-recording of their debut CD with an untitled track as an added extra. I haven’t really dabbled with Nadja too much because, well have a look at their Discogs page, they’re more prolific than Merzbow. Nadja’s is a sound I return to from time to time – a compelling intersection of doom metal, post rock, drone and dark ambience. It’s like Sunn O))) and Mogwai jammed over some heroin and decided to record the output. This is a big sound, which is unsurprising given that it was mastered by Khanates James Plotkin. When I play it I really enjoy it and doom is really the only metal I can listen to without laughing. If you love that sound then this is a great example of it.