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.
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“Noveller is the nom de musique of Sarah Lipstate, whose precise compositions build on a cathartic repetition of righteous riff action colored with gorgeous loopingfuckdoodlery and noise gush,” explains The Village Voice in introducing her album ‘Glacial Glow’ The more mannered Wall Street Journal likens her “use of her guitar to explore sonic territory similar to the mid-70s experiments of Brian Eno and King Crimson Robert Fripp” They only touch on the unique way that Lipstate interacts with her Fender Jaguar and a layout of pedals that Guitar Player has run extensive features and analysis on and inspired Red Bull to anoint her one of the Best 30 Guitarists Under 30. As a member of both Rhys Chatham’s Guitar Army and Glenn Branca’s 100 Guitar Ensemble, and as a collaborator with the likes of Lee Renaldo and Jim Thirlwell, Lipstate has emerged as one of the most exciting and interesting guitarists of this era. With ‘Glacial Glow’ Lipstate honed Noveller into what Pitchfork called “a stronger, bolder voice” giving “each track a distinct theme, telling wordless stories” Originally released in 2011 as a limited edition on Weird Forest, following the success of her most recent ‘Fantastic Planet’ album, Fire Records is reissuing the album to a wider audience.