Canadian ambient doom metal duo Nadja are enjoying the welcoming reaction their dark, noisy soundscapes receive these days now that the world has become much more receptive to repetitive dissonant riffs. Things weren’t so easy for them back in 2003, when Aidan Baker and Leah Buckareff first started performing together.
“We don’t clear rooms as soon as we play a note any more,” Buckareff says, laughing. “That used to happen a lot at the beginning.”
“On Halloween this year, though, we played a metal festival in a small town in middle Germany, but it was completely the wrong billing and we cleared the room,” Baker recalls with a hint of pride. “That was the first time that had happened in a few years.”