Brooklyn noise/film-maker Sarah Lipstate spent a year and change playing in Parts & Labor, but she’s been melding double-neck guitar and electronics into compelling drone pieces for much longer. Though she has a number of releases under her belt, the forthcoming Red Rainbows, recorded by Behold… The Arctopus/Dysrhythmia/Krallice/Gorguts multi-tasker Colin Marston is her debut full-length CD. On the five-song collection, the pieces get progressively more expansive, opening with the 4-minute “Rainbows” and closing with the 20-minute “Bends” (which includes a guest spot from No Fun head Carlos Giffoni). The Red Rainbows CD also includes her ink-and-skeleton Brakhage-esque short film “Interior Variations.” Whatever the form, Lipstate manages to create minimalist ambient washes that don’t come off as academic or soulless. Think, for instance, of Tim Hecker and his “Blood Rainbow.” Take a listen to the second excursion, “Brilliant Colors.”
Noveller – “Brilliant Colors” (MP3)
Red Rainbows is out 9/1 via No Fun. There’s a release party just before that with fellow drone aficionados Ducktails and Burning Star Core and staggered post-DNA no-wavers Talk Normal. Then she’s off to Scandinavia.
08/28 – Brooklyn, NY @ Bruar Falls (Record Release Show) #
09/16 – Oslo, Norway – BLA %
09/17 – 19 Stockholm, Sweden – Fylkingen (No Fun Fest Sweden) $
# w/ Burning Star Core, Ducktails, and Talk Normal
% w/ Emeralds, Regression (Nate Young of Wolf Eyes)
$ w/ Wolf Eyes, Emeralds, Carlos Giffoni, etc.
[Photo by Aaron Wojack]