Noveller - Fantastic Planet

There's a dry, arid quality to Sarah Lipstate's latest album that has not been present before. The more blunt electronic tones of *No Dreams* have been replaced by shimmering, almost mirages of sound more reminiscent of The Alps or the last Boards of Canada LP. Which is ironic really because while it evokes heat and thirst, it's actually a great glass of refreshing music in an wasteland of efforts that tried the same trick this year but failed.