Nadja Skin Turns to Glass

Nadja Skin Turns to Glass
Continuing the seemingly endless string of rerecorded Nadja releases, Skin Turns to Glass is chronologically their second release, although the last few months have already seen reissues of their first and third. Less overtly riff-based than Touched, the effort is yet another display of densely layered guitars, buried vocals, achingly slow build-ups and barely audible drum machine patterns. In other words, the formula is intact and fans of Nadja’s other releases will definitely find much to celebrate here. Fans of groups such as Jesu and Torche who are looking for something a little more abstract and open-ended will also be satisfied. Considering most of these albums were originally issued in extremely limited pressings (often under a hundred copies), repressing them was ultimately necessary for a group with a rising profile like Nadja, although so many in such a short period may draw attention away from a new full-length when the time comes. Nonetheless, a must-have for fans, and the title track is one of the finest pieces they’ve ever recorded. (The End)