Boomkat Product Review:
Aidan Baker and Leah Buckareff's Nadja project has shot into overdrive recently with so many new releases you can barely keep up, but like Aidan Bakers other work, pretty much all of it is indispensable. This latest four track mini album comes from the fledgling Elevation Records imprint and shows the duo at their most upbeat to date, occasionally even doubling the tempo to keep things sounding fresh. I guess comparisons to Brummie doom-gazer Justin Broadrick (under the Jesu moniker) are inevitable but 'Guilted by the Sun' shares a similar acceptance of harmony rarely heard in the doom genre and at times the thick, fuzzy ambience could almost be mistaken for My Bloody Valentine. I realise the band are all too often lumped in with the whole doom metal scene, but this is the record where Baker's shoegazing (and sometimes even hardcore) roots shine through perfectly, it doesn't disrupt the distortion at all, rather gives the record an extra layer and makes it one of the band's most arresting works to date. Clocking in at just under half an hour, this is a far cry from the 70 minute doom marathons you might expect from Sunn o))), but it's one you'll be playing on repeat again and again. Awesome, and originally limited to a one-time pressing of 2000 copies only!