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Nadja's music is more of a place than a sound. Something so vivid you can touch it and feel it surrounding you in its mass and volume. This prolific drone/doom metal duo, comprised of Aidan Baker and Leah Buckareff, worships at this place of noise and capacity. Now releasing their 20th full-length album Sonnborner, the ambitious Canadian expats push their place of resonance into reality. Listen to an exclusive premiere of their upcoming album's title track below.

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Thirty minutes may seem like a lengthy period of time, but this is child's play to Baker and Buckareff. Lengths of time are canvases on which they paint, or a portal in which they evoke this otherworld.

Slowly unraveling itself, "Sonnborner/Aten"'s first eight minutes swirl with beautifully bowed strings and Baker's plaintive voice, all before exploding forth with walls of distortion. A forgotten review of some Nadja release (maybe their split with 5/5/2000, but I could be wrong) described Nadja's music as "every instrument in existence playing the same note for a very long time," which is fitting. This is an overwhelming but beautiful exercise in volume through doomgazing tension and release. As a purported progenitor of this "metalgaze" or "doomgaze" style, Sonnborner acts as Nadja's master's thesis, a demonstration of the sound worship and noise beauty which cemented them in the first place.

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Sonnborner will be released September 4th on Broken Spine Productions and Daymare Recordings. Follow Nadja on Bandcamp.

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