Noveller - No Dreams - LP
***200 pressed on 200g black vinyl***
Soaring 6th solo album by American electric guitarist Sarah Lipstate. Mastered for vinyl by James Plotkin, cut direct to metal and pressed on 200g 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 6th full-length release, welcomes in an era of expanded instrumentation for the Brooklyn-based guitarist and composer. The compositions on No Dreams explore the artist's 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 Lipstate's overdriven electric guitar for exemption from the throes of parasomnia.” - Important Records