Colourful Disturbances

by Noveller



'Colourful Disturbances' is a vinyl-only (edition of 600) split LP between Noveller and Aidan Baker released on Canadian label Divorce Records in 2009. The two Noveller tracks that comprised Side A of the LP are available for download. Purchase includes a bonus live recording of "Under the Color Cave".


"Colorful Disturbances pairs a side-long piece by Torontonian Aidan Baker with Brooklyn, New York-based Sarah Lipstate who contributes two spectral settings under the Noveller name using nothing more than electric guitar, voice, and tape player for gear. Her pieces—fifteen minutes in total—are atmospheric formations of powerful design. Graceful picking brings “Under the Color Cave” to life, after which Lipstate augments its suspended motion with slow-burning tendrils that deepen and darken the track's meditative mood without destroying the balance. As hypnotic in its slow unfurl of shuddering pulses and spacey warble, “White Rabbit” plunges further down the rabbit hole when Lipstate's distorted voice surfaces near the track's end." - TEXTURA

"Admittedly, I jumped for joy to hear Nadja’s Baker lay it down thick on his 20-minutelong “Disturbance,” but as much as I love everything he does, he actually loses out to A-sider Noveller, aka Sarah Lipstate. With< just guitar, voice and tapes, Lipstate’s tapestry of sound is rich, warm and luscious. Although Baker isn’t the victor on this split, he still scores serious points with his drone as he weaves movements and shades. Eno would be proud. 8.5/10" - MONTREAL MIRROR


released August 1, 2009

Artwork – Caroline Contillo
Layout – Yorodeo
Mastered By – A.P.



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Noveller Brooklyn, New York

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


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