Episode #3620

Electric Guitarist/Composers

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Monday, July 21, 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
Available at, iTunes,

John Schaefer Desk

New Releases, June 2014 (Special Podcast)

New Sounds airs new releases from June 2014 for the world to hear. Listen to abrasive industrial-ish music by Ben Frost, and some playfully layered music from the Australian group, Rabbitsss, along with some Mali-pop from the NYC-based outfit, Benyoro.  Plus, hear hauntingly gorgeous music from SANS, a quartet made up of zither, duduk, bass clarinet, saxophone and fujara accompanying Finnish runo songs as well as some music from the flavorful and hypnotic Hungarian Serb tambura band, Sondorgo. 

Comments [2]

Comments [1]

Clem from United Kingdom

Brilliant show as per usual. Empyrean Atlas and Noveller particular favourites. Will pick up LPs from both I reckon! Thanks to everyone involved for putting this show out - don't know what I'd do without it.

Aug. 30 2014 03:08 PM

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