NADJA / GALENA - Konstruktion LP
Having long established themselves as pioneers in the heavy drone and dark ambient scene, Nadja, now based in Berlin, continue pushing things forward with Konstruktion, their newest vinyl only effort made exclusively for Adagio830. Nadja's unique thumbprint shines strong mostly on the B side of this album, punishing guitar that scratches the listeners itch for heavy, churning and an engulfing sonic experience. the pallet is made thicker with additions of accordion drone, bass and cogent drum patterns. Galena ads subtle synth and sustaining guitar lines that brew to boil just below Nadja's set threshold.
Working in a similar and cohesive manner, Oakland California's Galena slowly stirs the pot with dark menacing synth layers, tape treatments and creeping washed out guitar. the burgeoning sounds fold out and in on themselves creating thunderous white noise windstorms your ears have no choice but to get lost in...voices appear and disappear under the wash and you're carried along not knowing when you'll be set back down. The A-Side shows Galena's strengths more prominent but again, welcoming subtle and tasteful additions by their collaborators. A wonderful example of two like-minded duos joining forces to express their own unique styles and creating something new and fresh out of the mist.
Limited to 500.