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Originally released by Crucial Blast in 2008, the album is something of an anomaly in Nadja's catalogue as it features a live drummer, Jakob Thiesen, and there is no guitar, with both Baker and Buckareff playing bass, each trading melodic and rhythmic lines. For this first vinyl edition of the album, the tracks were re-mixed and -mastered for LP, an extended version of 'Affective Fields' was created, and Reverend Aitor (who did the original CD art) created brand new artwork for a gatefold vinyl sleeve.
Canadian sludge mongers Nadja return with that distinctive guitar tone, caked in bright strips of neon fizz, gloomily shimmering like some dream-pop re-reading of Earth's back catalogue.
I'm sure the term 'doom-gaze' has been bandied about previously, but it's seldom seemed like such an apt evaluation of a band's sound. Desire In Uneasiness is the first album by Nadja to feature live drumming, and certainly, the twin bass guitar assault of Aidan Baker and Leah Buckareff benefits greatly from a little punctuation from Jakob Thieson's thunderous beatings, but the secret to the band's success lies somewhere in whatever bizarre textural effects and electronics contribute towards that searing, endless fuzz.