Glacial Glow - Noveller
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  • Summary: This is Sarah Lipstate's fourth album under the name Noveller.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
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  1. Sep 8, 2011
    80
    On Glacial Glow, flurries of compositional details accentuate a reassuring aesthetic, inviting us seamlessly into her world.
  2. Dec 6, 2011
    80
    Never merely texture, just noise or dumb repetition, but always, instead, living and intelligent music. [Nov 2011, p.63]
  3. Sep 8, 2011
    79
    The second half of the album is a little bit less direct in its approach, leaning more on the natural beauty of Lipstate's sonics rather than pronounced melody, but there's plenty of detail to turn over here as well.
  4. Sep 8, 2011
    76
    Often when an artist gets stronger, the music becomes more universal, and reference points become easier to hear. It may sound paradoxical, but these evocations help make Glacial Glow distinct.
  5. Sep 8, 2011
    70
    The album is a turning point for Lipstate, offering some of her most compositionally cohesive, refined songs, while managing to sacrifice none of the verve and licentiousness of her past work, which makes it the most complete-and most likely accessible-Noveller album to date.
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  1. Oct 26, 2011
    6
    Noveller is the pseudonym of Sarah Lipstate, a very atmospheric musician from NYC. She should definitely try at film scores for she has a great gift at expressing emotions with intrumental compositions. Glacial Glow suggests some frosty music but in fact is full of warmth. The opening Entering is a perfect introduction to Novellerâ Expand