Nadja And Black Boned Angel - Nadja And Black Boned Angel (2009)

The idea for a collaboration between Canadas prolific neo-doom duo Nadja and New Zealands pitch black droners Black Boned Angel was first hatched in conversations between 20 Buck Spin and Nadjas Aidan Baker around the time Nadja released their Truth Becomes Death EP on Alien8 Recordings in 2006. 20 Buck Spin ran the idea by Campbell Kneale of Black Boned Angel, who at that point was unfamiliar with Nadja. After hearing their material, the complimentary potential was realized, and the groups began their cross-continental collaboration sending music back and forth digitally.

Time passed and both groups, along with Campbells altar-ego Birchville Cat Motel, were extremely busy releasing their own material. By the end of 2007 the collaborative effort had realized three fully formed tracks. One more accessible track that included vocals called Christ Send Light was released in 2008 as a CD EP on Kneales own Battlecruiser imprint. The other two long tracks were combined for a full length release for 20 Buck Spin. With the album being a collaborative effort 20 Buck Spin also convinced two close comrades, David DAndrea and Stephen Kasner, to collaborate on some artwork. Again, artistic collaborations take a great deal of time, and finally in 2009 both art and music have finally come together for this much anticipated release.

The two 20+ minutes tracks contained on this self-titled collaboration have a less accessible vibe then the Jesu-like track on last years Christ Send Light EP. There are no vocals to be heard. They are comprised in equal parts of Nadjas fuzzed-out, lurching and hazy dream-doom, and BBAs razor-sharp metallic riff-shards. Extended passages of riff-static noise bleeds one track into the next while deep space eerieness looms ever present in the shadows. Finally the whole thing collapses under the weight of its own self-created black hole. This is the end.

Nadja And Black Boned Angel
Nadja And Black Boned Angel
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20 Buck Spin
Toronto / Berlin ,Canada
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