Born in Baku, raised in Baltimore, living in Colorado. Book publishing by day, music by night.

I’ve been recording and releasing music since 2005, on an assortment of labels (Kill Rock Stars, Suicide Squeeze, Lokal Rekorc, Mi Amante) and on my own. It’s been described as “both ominous and amorous at once” and “intimately taut and emotionally wrought.” I’m proud to have shared the stage with artists including Six Organs of Admittance, Angels of Light, Akron/Family, Murder by Death, Chad Vangaalen, Mi and L’au, David Bazan, Black Heart Procession, and Kristin Hersh. 

January 2022 update: The latest album (“Kosti”), a collaboration with Aran Epochal, is out now via Poli5 records in Prague. It’s an ode to the mythology and culture of the Czech Republic, pairing meditative poetry with menacing sounds. It’s been described as dusky, spartan, icy, and mysterious, a “work of art” and a “rare, unusual, and intriguing release.” Listen to it on Bandcamp, Spotify, or on the recordings page.

Two other releases in store for this year: a collaboration with artist and writer Frank Menchaca, under the name Hourloupe, and an instrumental solo album. Sign up for the newsletter to find out about them when they’re available.

Get in touch: anar.e.badalov@gmail.com