Toronto, Ontario, CAN

Nadja is a duo creating experimental music which combines the structures of drone metal with the textures of shoegaze and ambient music.


Nadja is a Canadian duo made up of Aidan Baker (guitar, vocals, drum machines) and Leah Buckareff (bass, accordion, vocals) alternately based in Toronto and Berlin. Originally began as a solo project by Baker in 2003, Buckareff joined Nadja in 2005 to bring the project out of the studio and into live settings. Together, the duo creates music which has variously been described as ‘ambient doom,’ ‘dreamsludge,’ and ‘metal-gaze,’ combining the atmospheric textures and elements of shoegaze and experimental/ambient music with the heaviness and volume of metal and noise music.

Nadja has released numerous recordings on such labels as Alien8 Recordings, Hydrahead Records, Beta-Lactam Ring Records, Robotic Empire, and their own fledgling label, Broken Spine Productions. Nadja has toured and performed extensively around the world.


Excision (Important Records)
Fool, Redeemer (Broken Spine Productions/Alien8 Recordings)
Thaumogenesis (Important Records)
Bodycage (Profond Lore Records)
Radiance Of Shadows (Alien8 Recordings)
Skin Turns To Glass (The End Records)
Desire In Uneasiness (Crucial Blast Records)