Nadja - Queller


7.9 | 31 votes |
Release date: 17 February 2014
Style: Ambient Drone , Doom metal

Owners:

13 have it
9 want it


01. Dark Circles
02. Mouths
03. Liderc
04. Quell

Line-up
Aidan Baker - guitars, piano, drum programming, woodwinds, vocals
Leah Buckareff - bass, vocals

Guest review by
Alex F
Rating:
8.2
For those unfamiliar with the might of Nadja, let me give you a quick rundown. Aidan Baker makes more music than everyone except Senmuth. Most of it is shapeless ambient and drone that is nothing short of breathtaking, and the band has experimented with different artists, styles, and techniques that would seem unorthodox even to the most steadfast heathen. Their best release from 2014 does no different then add another impressive milestone in the seemingly endless journey Nadja are attempting to create.

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published 15.01.2015 | Comments (5)

Four tracks, slightly over 40 minutes long. In this case, that means that we're dealing with some master crafters of pure, drony goodness. If you're familiar with Nadja and the ten thousand releases that make up their discography, you know the dilly by now: slow, monontonous doom, but also with a hidden sense of dreamlike melody that hints at many great things lurking beneath, and muddled vocals that create even more of an otherworldly vibe. More structured and heavier than their previous Flipper effort, but still unquestionably within their style.

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21.02.2014 - 19:34
Rating: 9
Boxcar Willy
yr a kook

Posts: 7347
From: Canada

Really nice. Loud, but soft. Drums add a slight industrial vibe. Another great release.
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21.02.2014 - 23:24
Rating: 8
Alex F

Posts: 3039


Holy shit. This is the best thing they've done since Desire in Uneasiness. Simply amazing
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21.02.2014 - 23:26
!J.O.O.E.!
Defunct

Posts: 19155
From: UK

Written by Alex F on 21.02.2014 at 23:24

Holy shit. This is the best thing they've done since Desire in Uneasiness. Simply amazing

I should check this out then. I started it earlier but only a few minutes in I found out about the Morbus Chron release so went and listened to that.
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21.02.2014 - 23:33
Rating: 8
Alex F

Posts: 3039


Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 21.02.2014 at 23:26

I should check this out then. I started it earlier but only a few minutes in I found out about the Morbus Chron release so went and listened to that.

I'm sure you'll like it. Maybe not as much as Tanner or me, but I can't imagine you not enjoying it at all. I'm listening to it again.... bah it's great
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06.04.2014 - 01:27
Rating: 7
mz

Posts: 4001


A little too dreamy for my taste.
How is this one distinguishable from the rest of their discography?
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Giving my ears a rest from music.
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06.04.2014 - 01:44
!J.O.O.E.!
Defunct

Posts: 19155
From: UK

Written by mz on 06.04.2014 at 01:27

A little too dreamy for my taste.
How is this one distinguishable from the rest of their discography?

Much of Nadja's stuff isn't as "sweet" as this one. Check out the earlier stuff like Thaumogensis, Bodycage, Skin Turns To Glass, Corrasion and so on. Might be slightly more to your taste.
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14.06.2015 - 16:52
Rating: 8
musclassia

Posts: 749
From: UK

I don't have much experience with the genre, but do most drone fans actually consider this release to be ambient drone? As far as drone goes, I'm probably most acquainted with Sunn O))), and in comparison this is a lot faster and built on actual riffs and obvious melodies rather than the single sustained notes and chords I've heard in the few SunnO))) tracks I attempted to listen to. If anything, the first song is almost beginning to approach post-/gaze territory to me. I'm just curious, because I can't remember liking anything much classed as drone outside of The Invisible Mountain, but I rather like this album.
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