Nadja - Sv
Originally composed for two different music festivals in Berlin, Germany, Nadja's latest album Sv is composed of a single, forty-two minute track that acts as a follow-up to Queller. Released as a now-sold-out handmade box set via Essence Music, Sv's title is short for Sievert, a unit measurement for ion radiation on the human body. while I am not certain the context in which that applies to the album, I can go on to say how well done Sv is and how I walked away without any reoccurring radiation.
As such, 'Sievert', the only track on the album, steadily builds and rises in carefully orchestrated noisey ambiance and light, ticking drum work. It seems as if every ten minutes or so, the song changes up in a more dramatic fashion. The drum work does steadily build, as well; from light, quick taps on the cymbal, 'Sievert' eventually turns into an atmospheric jamming session. The doom part of the album really comes along around the twenty-six minute mark. While the aura of noise and ambiance stays with us, sludgy guitar work takes over and a tough and gritty metal tone dominates. And, as the final bits of the music rolls forward, a calming, higher pitched, droning guitar guided me to the end of the song along with all the other familiar noises I've come accustomed to throughout 'Sievert''s life.
This is a song that moves and grooves and offers multiple segments throughout its duration. There is not one moment that had me nodding off or wishing the song would just get to the point of it all. I did appreciate the harder, second half of the song more than the first half, but that just might be because I'm inclined more towards industrial than anything else. Either way, this is for fans of doom, noise, and ambiance and everything else in between. Go check it out.
Apr 01 2016
I've been writing for Brutal Resonance since November of 2012 and now serve as the editor-in-chief. I love the dark electronic underground and usually have too much to listen to at once but I love it. I am also an editor at Aggressive Deprivation, a digital/physical magazine since March of 2016. I support the scene as much as I can from my humble laptop.
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