Electric Guitarist/Composers (Special Podcast)

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Sarah Lipstate aka Noveller (Aeric Meredith-Goujon)

For this New Sounds, dig into a wide variety of sounds, all coming from electric guitarist/composers, like the ambient electronic texture of Noveller to the pulsing minimalist shimmer of Empyrean Atlas. Guitarist and composer Sarah Lipstate, uses lots of looping devices and records under the name, Noveller. Listen to her “Glacial Wave” and “Almost All Right” built only around the sound of electric guitar, looped together to create sonic landscapes.   Then, hear music by Brooklyn-based composer and instrumentalist David Crowell, who uses guitars, and saxophone textures to create motoric minimalist creations, with the band Empyrean Atlas.

There’s also music from Land Observations, aka James Brooks, which was made with an electric six-string guitar and an array of vintage recording equipment, and recorded on the edge of the Bavarian Alps. Listen to his work, "On Leaving The Kingdom For The Well-Tempered Continent." Plus, hear music by Toronto-based Matthew Ramolo who records, guitar-based music as KHÔRA which uses acoustic and electronic instruments to create longform soundscapes.

PROGRAM #3620  (First aired on 7/21/2014)  







Desert Fires

Almost Alright,

excerpt [1:00]

Saffron Records 001

Empyrean Atlas

 Empyrean Atlas

Redwood [5:12]

Land Observations

The Grand Tour

On Leaving The Kingdom For The Well-Tempered Continent [4:59]

Mute Records
Due out on 28/29 July 2014

Empyrean Atlas

Empyrean Atlas

Green Arrow [3:42]


Glacial Glow

Glacial Wave [5:53]

Saffron Recordings SAFF – 002


Silent Your Body Is Endless

Hushed Pulse Of The Universe [8:34]

Constellation Records CST071


Desert Fires

Almost Alright [6:09]

Saffron Records 001

Bill Frisell

The Intercontinentals

Boubacar [6:15]

Nonesuch #79661

Kaki King

Dreaming of Revenge

Montreal [4:27]

Velour Music VEL0804
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