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Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Noveller - A Pink Sunset For No One
That Sarah Lipstate is an extraordinary electric guitarist is amply demonstrated by her work with the bands of which she has been a member, including Cold Cave, Parts and Labor and One Umbrella, and her collaborations with JG Thirlwell, Carla Bozulich, David Sims, and Lee Ranaldo. But full appreciation of her talents is best achieved by experiencing her work as Noveller. In this guise, she creates expansive, cinematic soundscapes, devoid of vocals but richly detailed nonetheless. Her latest album as Noveller is A Pink Sunset For No One. Layering sound on sound, with drone elements holding the lower end while Sarah's inspirations take flight in delightfully directions. Her guitar, pedals and fingers conjure and entire assembly of synths, pianos, bass, woodwinds and other instruments. One moment you can close your eyes and visualize fairies, another you sense an ominous presence or anticipate a revealed mystery. You luxuriate in warm chimes, or shiver at the approach of thunder. The detail is breathtaking, the timing is impeccable. If you don't think you like instrumental music, you probably haven't given Noveller a chance.
A Pink Sunset For No One is out now on vinyl, digital and CD formats via Fire Records. See the Bandcamp link below for details.