The name Fantastic Planet couldn’t be more appropriate for what Sarah Lipstate creates under her Noveller project. On her new track “In The Dunes,” the Austin-based composer evokes a sense of awe and a feeling that she has the whole world under her fingertips. It starts off with a mournful guitar riff that slowly transforms and builds throughout the track into a scratchy, discordant moan. Orchestral elements rise up behind her like waves, the faint whisper of what sounds like some ancient Celtic swansong flits in and out of the background. It’s a wholly engrossing track, one that’s sure to transport you to another place and time. Listen below.
Fantastic Planet is out 1/27 on Fire Records.