2/20/14 Noveller played at Silent Barn, but not the main space but in the living room of a residential apartment annex two flights up in the same building. Noveller (aka Sarah Lipstate) creates evocative soundscapes and compositions with layered guitar phrases and sounds, both played and looped live.The set was short and sweet, encoring with a bombastic filmic piece where her guitar tones seem to emulate a male chorus.
Simon Scott - Navigare (Miasmah)
Raime - Quarter turns over a living line (Blackest Ever Black)
Bloody Beetroots - Hide (Ultra)
bbigpigg - Phantom Photography (self released)
Blanck Mass - Blanck Mass (Rock Action)
Death Grips - Government Plates (self released)
Zeitkratzer - play Stockhausen (Zeitkratzer Records)
These New Puritans - Field Of Reeds (PIAS)
Yamantaka Sonic Titan - Uzu (Suicide Squeeze)
Adriano Celentano - La Robe Che Ha Detto Adriano (Clan)
Fuck Buttons - Slow Focus (ATP)
Luc Ferrari - Interrupteur / Tautologos 3 (Blue Chopsticks)
Noveller - No Dreams (Important)
Goldfrapp - Tales Of Us (Mute)
Chrome Hoof - Chrome Black Gold (Cuneiform)
Yosi Horikawa - Vapor (BandCamp)
12/06/13 A righteous double bill at Union Hall in Park Slope - Noveller, in which Sarah Lipstate’s solo electric guitar builds in looped layers into gorgeous soundscapes and miasmas; plus the wonderful, newly-blonde Anna Von Hausswolff is back in the US with her Swedish band, delivering her portentous, moving, organ driven songs in their dramatic full blown splendor.
4/12/13 Noveller aka Sarah Lipstate at the Front Room gallery on Roebling in Williamsburg. Sarah performs solo with guitar and effects, building up her compositions with drones, phrases and looping and utilizing extended technique as a compositional process. Though I only caught the last two pieces, they sounded gorgeous and more in line with the less “guitar like” compositions I remember from her early days playing table-top double neck guitar. She closed with a commission she recently wrote for Cadillac, which she will perform next week in Las Vegas for the unveiling of one of their new vehicles. This piece was super-cinematic and stirring,unfolding with different tones layered and looping like the end of a film where the defeated hordes are welcomed to heaven.
Scratch Acid reunion show at Webster hall on Monday night, I hadn’t seen them since they split in the 80’s. Intense show. Mr Yow as demented as ever, and every song a hit. Sarah Lipstate's exquisite Noveller project was the surprise opener.