Weightless, as shrinking ranges reveal pattern—continents, become geometry, arranged in negative blue. Our ascent, an overview.
We’re delighted to share something new from Brooklyn-based composer Sarah Lipstate aka Noveller. Especially a piece as expressive and inviting as this, built on deep strides of guitar—all which rightfully ascend. And even more so, because the whole to its part is Whatever It Is You’re Doing Now, a comeback compilation from tape label legends, Mirror Universe. This well-sequenced (for example, Side B opens with above, into favorites M. Sage, Meadowlands, and Headaches) double cassette features 19 recording projects and the work of four visual artists. Pre-orders are welcome at their freshly coded site.
Proportion does not exist here; where shapes are known to change, and avatar-reincarnates blaze with radiance, delicately fetching whole mountainsides. Where the inanimate are granted life if the wind, as it arcs across, strikes just right.
A draft curved over the many shoulders and heads cluttering the quaint shop. Greeting this, the keeper arranged her orchestra from memory. Lining the circle: the outermost rows of children, further in, the eldest men, and at the center, an empty space. Without instruments, the youngest ones simply joined the crickets, humming. Others brushed against pipes and poured cups of sand from side to side.
Lanterns flickered…candles sputtered. And with one last blink came two eyes, exceptionally round, expressive, framed by the darkness alone.
Mutual Benefit is beloved stargazer Jordan Lee. Love’s Crushing Diamond is the title of his upcoming LP due out this spring. And SXSW is where he’ll be next month.