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Artist: NOVELLER
Title: Paint on the Shadows
Format: LP
Label: No Fun
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"Mystery hides in the shadows, dreaming of colors that dont yet exist. Noveller is Sarah Lipstate. She is a young musician and filmmaker currently living in Bushwick, Brooklyn. When she is not busy working on Noveller music or making films she also plays guitar in the band Parts & Labor. Paint on the Shadows is her overdue debut LP full of beautiful floating guitar lines, breathtaking soundscapes and precise sculptures of spiraling sound created by Sarah using double-neck guitar, a tape player, and various electronic manipulations. Sitting comfortably between some of the most well done avant-garde music and the new generation of new sound masters we have been bringing you lately. These are studio tracks recorded by Colin Martson and produced by Sarah Lipstate and Carlos Giffoni. Limited to 350 copies. Artwork by Caroline Contillo." - No Fun

Artist: NOVELLER
Title: Red Rainbow
Format: CD
Label: No Fun
Country: USA
Price: $12.00
"Debut CD from Brooklyn musician and film maker Sarah Lipstate. Red Rainbows is full of growing tonal drones that evoke visions of menacing multicolored skies alongside tracks full of beautiful minimalistic structures that shoot straight for the heart. Sarah uses double-neck guitar and various electronics to create breathtaking atmospheres with an intensity that works on both a cognitive and emotional level. These tracks are either really beautiful or really dirty when the time is right, which is the key here. Sarah knows what she is doing and when to do it. This is an essential initial document from one of the new artists bending abstract sound into meaningful structures. Includes a collaboration with Carlos Giffoni. This is an enhanced CD and includes the short film Interior Variations. Artwork by Caroline Contillo." -No Fun

Artist: NOVELLER
Title: No Dreams
Format: LP
Label: Taiga
Country: USA
Price: $25.00
"Soaring sixth solo album by American electric guitarist Sarah Lipstate. Mastered for vinyl by James Plotkin, cut direct to metal and pressed on 200 gram virgin vinyl in an edition of 400. Housed in a heavy custom weight black paper jacket letterpress printed with silver ink, diecut and hand-assembled at Studio on Fire in Minneapolis. "Sarah Lipstate is Noveller. No Dreams, her sixth full-length release, welcomes in an era of expanded instrumentation for the Brooklyn-based guitarist and composer. The compositions on No Dreams explore the artists struggle with her blurred perception of reality and hallucination in the twilight of sleep and awakening. The songs alternate between being firmly rooted in place, like the epic, beat-driven "Mannahatta" and the playful guitar melodies of "Rue de Montmorency," and navigating the murky underworld of nightmare as in the dissonant layers of bowed guitar and manipulated piano in "The Fright." Title track "No Dreams" is a gloriously melancholic plea from Lipstates overdriven electric guitar for exemption from the throes of parasomnia." - Important.

Artist: NOVELLER
Title: Desert Fires
Format: LP
Label: Weird Forest
Country: USA
Price: $17.00
"The solo project of Brooklyn-based guitarist and filmmaker Sarah Lipstate (Rhys Chathams Guitar Army, Glenn Brancas 100 guitar ensemble, Parts & Labor, Carla Bozulich / Evangelista, Cold Cave), follows up her Red Rainbows CD (No Fun 2009) with this compositional evolutionary step from layered, loop-based drones to more expansive formal arrangements of swells, throbs, tones and shimmer. Almost Alright explores territory charted by Fripp & Eno or synth-heavy contemporaries Emeralds. Kites Calm Desert Fires is a sandstorm of rich, percussive guitar, warm humming bass and swirling rhapsodic chimes. Toothnest (for Chris Habib) arrives at an idyllic sonic plateau of windswept fuzz and tremolo, then charges blindly with a soaring guitar solo evocative of bagpipes triumphantly marking a return from battle. Art by Sarah Lipstate. Originally released on CD by Saffron Recordings. Limited edition vinyl comes with 11"x11" insert." -Weird Forest

Artist: NOVELLER
Title: Glacial Glow
Format: LP
Label: Weird Forest
Country: USA
Price: $19.00
"Sarah Lipstate is Noveller and Glacial Glow is her most assured, accomplished statement to date. Lipstate largely sheds the distortion and feedback present in much of her earlier work. Instead, she relies on instantly memorable melodies, a wider sonic palette, and excellent pacing to deliver arguably her best album. Noveller announces her intentions from the opening track, appropriately titled Entering, as the syncopated rhythm of the melody represents a new twist from her previous guitar work. This is only the hors doeuvre for the stunning Glacial Wave, which drifts along serenely until Lipstate rains down gorgeous arpeggios like icy shards from the heavens. Other pieces feature sparse arrangements anchored by pulsing throbs which evoke a subtle, creeping anxiety more menacing than the feel-good retro-horror soundtracks making the rounds these days. Throughout Glacial Glow, Lipstate exercises restraint and a fleeting melancholy feeling pervades the album. It says something about an albums quality when the closing track, Ends, is chosen as the lead-off video. Ocean sounds combine with the lovely chord progression and guitar lines to create an uplifting, yet slightly wistful feeling and a perfect bookend to the record. "LP version on clear vinyl with full-color, double-sided insert." -Weird Forest

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