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Nadja Touched

Toronto-based artists Aidan Baker and Leah Buckareff return with an album of destructive dirges. Touched, the duo's second full-length as Nadja, is full of experimental doom-the sound conforms closely to a scratchy, noisy aesthetic, though there's a more traditional underlying structure to the tracks compared to most in the genre. The opener, "Mutagen," begins with multiple layers of feedback and loops that dissolve into a blissed-out ball of fuzz. "Incubation/Metamorphosis" is a 20-minute long oscillating journey through all of the highs and lows the group has to offer, narrated by distant vocals. If you can cut through the thicket, you'll find a symphony of destruction here.

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