Nadja Tours, Re-Releases Desire In Uneasiness

Following a wave of recent reissues and re-recorded versions of older CD-R titles, Desire In Uneasiness is an album of all new material from the acclaimed Canadian dreamsludge weavers Nadja. Five colossal jams of eternally-fuzzy, ethereal dirge that are powered by the interlocking bass guitars of Leah Buckareff and Aidan Baker, who set loose a wave of monstrous grinding bass riffs amidst a fog of beautiful, swirling electronic effects. Desire In Uneasiness also marks the first Nadja album to feature a live drummer in place of the drum machine programming that has driven the band’s previous recordings, and the difference in the band’s sound is apparent from the first crushing beats of album opener ‘Disambiguation’. The organic drumming here takes Nadja’s music into new realms of spacious jazzy exploration, dubby rhythms and cavernous psychedelia, while also delivering some of the band’s most grooving, crushing hypno-bliss yet. Desire also stands out from the rest of the Nadja catalog for it’s bizarre artwork that Aidan commissioned from his friend The Reverend Aitor. Aitor’s bright, bold lines and textured magic marker artwork gives the gatefold jacket we’ve presented this disc in the look of a twisted children’s book on acid, with weird images of chickens, trees growing through chairs, and more.

upcoming Nadja shows:

06/20/2008 Wexner Center For The Arts – Columbus, OH w/Grails
06/22/2008 The Empty Bottle - Chicago, IL w/Grails
06/23/2008 National Bohemian House - Detroit, MI w/Grails
06/24/2008 Garfield Artworks – Pittsburgh, PA w/Grails
06/25/2008 Johnny Brenda’s – Philadelphia, PA w/Grails
06/26/2008 Knitting Factory - New York, NY w/Grails
06/27/2008 The Middle East - Boston, MA w/Grails
06/28/2008 Cherry St. Station - Wallingford, CT w/Grails

MP3 track excerpts from Desire In Uneasiness:

“Disambiguation”: http://www.crucialblastshop.net/audio/nadja_desire_Disambiguation.lite.mp3
“Uneasy Desire”: http://www.crucialblastshop.net/audio/nadja_desire_UneasyDesire.lite.mp3

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