Solo ambient/drone composers Sarah Lipstate and Eric Quach have joined forces to create their palliative debutĀ Reveries. The very word “reverie” means “the condition of being lost in thought” or “daydream.” Daydreaming is something we all do subconsciously – whenever we stare out in to space for some kind of inspiration. It’s our combat device against boredom or the result of boredom, depending on how you’d like to look at it.Ā ReveriesĀ paints an audio picture of that lull in productivity or inner peace you can get a glimpse of in your busy day, grinding away at work.
“Reverie I” couldĀ be the backing track to your early morning commute to your bountiful, but doleful, office job. It’s 5AM. The urban sprawl has you entrapped in its gridlock weave. Your dark roasted coffee just isn’t doing the job this morning and you start nodding off from the lack of movement. It’s raining, and all you can do as you’re stuck in that standstill is watch the raindrops drag across the glass. You’ve been cycling across your iPod the past few days and no tracks are satisfying you so you just turn it off. You switch the radio on to NPR, which is broadcasting BBC, and you let that be white noise. You switch your gaze from the radio console back to the rainy outdoors. All the lights from the skyscrapers and the cars surrounding you are but beads in these droplets from the clouds above that carry billions of pounds of water over your head thanks to the miracle of gravity – it’s a maw of greens, blues, reds, yellows and halogen whites. You start thinking about how small you are on a cosmic scale. You might be stuck in traffic on the way to a job you’re not exactly enthusiastic about, but you become content from the peaceful meditation you’re currently experiencing. The rest of the reveries drag you further and further in to a chain of deep thought you could’ve cared less about until now.
Check out the previews of all the tracks by clicking through the link below this, and “Reverie I” in full via the Soundcloud player, and see what you think of it. Cheers!
Reveries is the first collaborative effort of Noveller & TQA, two critically acclaimed lonesome composers welcoming us is an expanded guitar-based journey. Noveller is the solo project of Brooklyn-based composer Sarah Lipstate while Thisquietarly is Eric Quach, unstoppable globetrotting musician from Montreal. Both use the guitar as their main instrument, creating some of the most impressive, hypnotic and rich-textured electric guitar works from the past years.
Empty architecture, luminosity, rocks and deserted zones. Somewhere between Antonioni's Zabriskie Point and Tarkovski's Stalker, there is a walk, a wait and an epiphany.
It happened. You were not there. You just read it. Or maybe it's the synopsis of it. It's written on the back cover of a corned paperback that girl with the golden cap lost in the train you were just in. She was on hurry. You'll never know its end, you just have to stick to the rocks and to the music.
Tomorrow is another day and tonight might be the night.
Recorded in January 2013 at Electric Blue Studios in Brooklyn, this new long player finds Sarah & Eric at their most luminous and aerial state, writing together layers of blissful drones resulting of a highly meditative and emotional four-parts piece.
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