Noveller has shared her brand new single “Effektology.” The track is off her forthcoming release Arrow, out June 12th on Ba Da Bing Records. “Effektology” provides a doorway into what is a stunning album of invention and experimentation. Once again, Lipstate has pushed the guitar to new boundaries.
Creating what Iggy Pop described to Jim Jarmusch as “symphonies for people that don’t have a lot of time.” Raised on a strict piano technique, the discovery of the guitar late in her teens allowed for an escape from formalism and unlocked the hidden realms of her creativity. Taking an anti-theoretical approach, suddenly music was no longer a series of notes, rests, and time signatures, but a means of intuitive expression. Her deepened interest in experimental music, fueled by the discovery of the bold noise of Sonic Youth, the epic scope of Glenn Branca, the delicate formularies of Brian Eno and the no wave discordance of Teenage Jesus & The Jerks, only furthered to inspire.
The resulting record feels as if it is filled with dreamscapes and contemplation intersecting with tension and drama, a journey that plays out over it’s dynamic sequence. Tracks like “Effektology” open up like a vivid view of the night sky, before the darkness settles in and envelopes you, finally quieting your racing mind and bringing about much needed slumber. “Canyons” pings about and stings at the mountainside with its syncopated melodic echoes. “Pre-fabled” walks you straight into the crashing ocean waves like a desperate cleansing. A mournful “Remainder” closes the proceedings, steadying itself for what the future might hold.
With her ability to add such unique sounds and textures, Lipstate has been sought out as a frequent collaborator, recently writing songs with Iggy Pop and performing as a member of his band on his worldwide tour. Past partners in crime have ranged from JG Thirlwell to Lee Ranaldo and she has performed as part of Rhys Chatham’s Guitar Army, Nick Zinner’s “41 Strings”, Ben Frost’s “Music for 6 Guitars”, and Glenn Branca’s 100 guitar ensemble. She has also toured in support of big fans in St. Vincent, Wire, U.S. Girls, The Jesus Lizard and Helium.
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