NADJA - The Stone Is Not Hit By The Sun, Nor Carved With A Knife
Nadja return with The Stone Is Not Hit By The Sun, Nor Carved With a Knife - their first release for Gizeh Records. The Canadian/Berlin-based ambient doom duo of Aidan Baker and Leah Buckareff continue their ultra-prolific output with a monolithic record which explores the depths of heavy noisescape-related music. Encompassing distorted riffs and hypnotic rhythms the album sonically attempts to continue on from the more structured elements of the duo’s recent Queller album, coupling that approach with Nadja’s more traditional sprawling, dense and challenging sounds.
• LP // 180g vinyl + instant download
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Aidan Baker: guitars, vocals, drum machine
Leah Buckareff: bass guitar
Recorded autumn 2015 at Broken Spine Studios, Berlin
Mastered by James Plotkin
Artwork by Aidan Baker & Richard Knox
"No other band does this kind of sensually solipsistic post-metal quite so assuredly"
"Fans of slowcore titans Codeine, or even Mogwai, will find much to admire here.... generous throughout, asking much of the listener and paying back with interest every time. Superb."
"At times crushingly beautiful, The Stone Is Not Hit By The Sun, Nor Carved With A Knife is brought to life by its clever restraints with quieter interludes serving a perfect purpose against its more intense, heavier moments, which overall are just simply massive in their almost otherworldly heaviness."
"Ultimately, each movement owns the space in which it exists, each differing in character, each stamping its authority upon the listener. Fans of drone and ambience will find these new worlds excitingly moreish."
MERCHANTS OF AIR
"On this album, the duo further explores the enormous world of drones, fuzzed-out ambient, post-rock and doom metal. The latter to that extent that the music often reminds me of funeral doom bands like Evoken, Shape Of Despair and Sunn O))). Yes, drone doom, funeral doom, whatever. Slow, heavily distorted doom songs, alternating with atmospheric guitar ambient, drums and delayed shoegazing vocals, this is Nadja pur-sang."