Freitag, 30.03.2012: Nadja + Off The International Radar

Nadja Toronto/Berlin

Nadja is a duo of Aidan Baker (guitars, vocals, strings, woodwinds, drum machines) and Leah Buckareff (bass, vocals) currently based in Toronto, Canada. Nadja came to life in 2003 as a solo project of experimental/ambient musician & writer Aidan Baker (Die Stadt, Mystery Sea, Drone Records) as something of a flipside to his solo material; a means of exploring the darker, noisier, and heavier side of atmospheric and experimental music. Nadja became a duo in late 2004.

Combining dirge-like metal riffs and heavy, minimal percussion with ethereal melodicism and something of a shoegazer asthetic, Nadja attempts to create a swirling, amorphous wall of sound that is both obliterating and uplifting. Nadja’s sound has been compared to such groups as Godflesh/Jesu, Halo, Khanate/Sunn ((0))), Boris, Esoteric, and Earth, among others.

Nadja is essentially drone-god Aidan Baker’s contribution to doom. The result is something akin to Godflesh covering Troum, all trance beats at the speed of crawl as a universe of dark ambient sound and melancholy riffs revolves around those narcoleptic beats. Elements of psychedelia, free jazz, drone, and experimental music all come into play with the ambient and melodic elements, but it’s the subterranean riffs of despair that make it so doomlike. The future of doom? The world should be so lucky…

(Bandcamp | Myspace)


Off The International Radar CAN

At a place in between post, kraut, psychedelic and punk rock; nestled in the hills and valleys of electronic, experimental and drone, is a space that is Off The International Radar. Formed by Henry Sansom, Don Kennedy and Aaron Dawson in the basement of the Toronto house they shared, OTIR has grown from parties crammed with projected images and sweaty minds to sharing stages with Holy Fuck, A Place to Bury Strangers, Polmo Polpo, Mahogany and Quintron. A vast record collection and a deep love of music combined to bring them together, taking their different influences and honing them down into a sound variously described as epic, hypnotic and throbbing.

Combined with stunning original visuals that juxtapose and enhance the weaving of signals and noise, Off The International Radar tailor the live sound for the show, whether it be aggressive low-fi in a basement, atmospheric for an art gallery, or epic clashes at an outdoor stadium.

(Website | MySpace)

Einlass: 20:30 Uhr
Beginn: 21:30 Uhr
Eintritt: 9 Euro