Sarah Lipstate is Noveller and “No Dreams”, her 6th full-length release, welcomes in an era of expanded instrumentation for the Brooklyn-based guitarist and composer. Acclaimed for her previous guitar-only albums, Lipstate tightens her grasp on her title of “An Orchestra of One” while boldly exploring the sonic possibilities of supplementing her signature lush, loop-based guitar soundscapes with textural washes of synth, haunting piano, and pulsing throbs of electronic beats. Aided by her experiences collaborating with renowned film-composer Nathan Larson on original music for several feature film scores, Lipstate expertly blends these new elements with her guitar finally realizing the richness and density that her previous guitar-based albums reached for while still undeniably sounding like Noveller.
released 22 October 2013
Cover painting: Justin James King
Photography: Alexis Fleisig
Mastered by Sonically Sublime
Noveller is the solo project of Brooklyn-based guitarist and filmmaker Sarah Lipstate. Handling the electric guitar as her
muse, Lipstate summons a sonic palette so rich as to challenge the listener to conceive of how it’s housed in a single instrument manipulated by a solitary performer....more