Life & Death of a Wasp
2010 collaboration between Italy's OvO and Canada's Nadja. The two acts got together during the last few dogs days of summer 2009 in their adoptive city of Berlin at Einstuerzende Neubauten's Andere Baustelle Studio. With engineer Boris Wilsdorf at the board, each duo began two songs and had the other duo finish them-Bruno Dorella and Stefania Pedretti adding heavy, pounding rhythms and harsh, eerie vocals to Aidan Baker's and Leah Buckareff's ambient textures and bass-heavy drones. As the four were having coffee after the sessions in the back garden, a wasp, drugged on sugar, flew into Buckareff's coffee cup and drowned itself, traumatizing everyone at the table.