Stereocilia is Bristol based guitarist and composer, John Scott. John uses his guitar, analog synths and live looping techniques to create dense, rich layers of sound.
His live show is centered around a visual backdrop he has created, with the improvisation acting as a live soundtrack. Over the past 10 years John has performed all over the UK and Europe with various projects. He has also presented work for live radio broadcasts, and regularly composes for short films. He has also performed in three of Rhys Chatham’s 100 piece guitar Orchestras. In 2012 at the Biennial festival in Liverpool cathedral performing ‘A Crimson Grail’, San Francisco 2013 and Birmingham 2014 both performing ‘A Secret Rose’.
John’s Debut album Mumurations came out on his Echoic Memory Label in November 2013, bookended by two E.P’s and a string of compilation appearances. 2016 will see the release of his second album, The Road to the Unconscious Past, due out in late Spring on Echoic Memory. A new EP/mini album is also in the works for UK label, Low Point.
“Just as the audience are completely hypnotised into submission, he is gone. Mission accomplished.” – Brighton Noise Live Review November 2013
“Cascades of guitar notes, plucked, strummed and eased from the guitar with seemingly effortless ease, the sure sign of a master craftsman” – Murmurations Album Review. Terrascope November 2013
“Scott lets his guitar run free in an endless set of delay and loop pedals and takes a lot of time to meander about. Which is of course a fine thing.” - Murmurations Album Review. Vital weekly 907 2013
“A subtle ooze of medication in mellow glows of diffusing contour, as if you were standing on that drifting tide-line of drone, your eyes mirrors, reflecting the infinite curve of perpetually folding gravities.” – Murmurations Album Review. Rottenmeats December 2013
“Murmurations is a strong body of work that is both technically innovative and powerfully evocative.” – Murmurations Album Review. TheSpoonerSpouts January 2014
“This ebb and flow is expertly paced” – Murmurations Album Review. Radio Free Midwich April 2014
“With his guitar, London’s John Scott has found an Archimedean point from which he can move the world” – Igloo Magazine September 2014
“A sprawling soundscape of warm drones” – Live Review. Drunken Werewolf November 2014
“Like John Fahey in an Echo Chamber” - Fractal Meat Cuts Volume 1. Freq Magazine November 2014
” Background layers fall away leaving only his guitar picking” – Live Review. Spirit of Gravity December 2014
“The result invokes a post-apocalyptic landscape of decaying structures and haunted fields.” – Slow Motion Review Avant Music News April 2015
“A sweet pillow of sound that echoes around the room in drifts of light, beautiful and relaxing, the sound of tranquillity at its best.” – Slow Motion Review Terrascope December 2015