Nadja is a duo of Aidan Baker (guitars, vocals, piano, woodwinds, drums) &
Leah Buckareff (bass, vocals). Nadja originally began in 2003 as a solo project for
Baker to explore the heavier/noisier side of his experimental/ambient guitar-based music.
In 2005 Buckareff joined in order to make the project more than just a studio endeavour &
allow Nadja to perform live.
Nadja creates music that has been described as drone, ambient-doom, and shoegazer-metal.
The duo combines soundscapes, electronics, & atmospheric vocals with snail-crawl, epic
riffs & dirge-like percussion, tempering the cacophany with a certain ethereal melodicism
such that the listener is enveloped in a sublimating wall of amorphous sound.
After several limited edition cdr releases, Nadja released their first official album
Truth Becomes Death on Montreal's Alien8 Recordings in 2005. They have since released
material on Conspiracy Records, Profound Lore Records, Archive Records, & The End Records. They
perform regularly in Toronto & Montreal, & have toured Europe & USA, sharing the stage with
such artists as Kayo Dot, Knurl, Khanate, Francisco Lopez, Isis, Ocean & Bloody Panda.