Press Release

Stereocilia – The Road to the Unconscious Past, Ltd Edition Vinyl & Digital Download
Release Date: 2nd May 2016

Track list:

Side A
The River
Lost in the Ether
Side B

Stereocilia-The-Road-to-the-Unconscious-Past-The Road to the Unconscious Past is the 2nd album from guitarist and composer, Stereocilia, aka, John Scott. The album was written over a year and half period, with the song writing taking shape in London before a move to Bristol, where the songs were recorded in the summer 2015. Like his first album, Murmurations, the songs that form this album started life as live improvisations, taking in elements of Drone, ambient, cinematic soundscapes and post rock, gradually being molded into fully formed compositions which are presented on the album. Limited to 250 copies on vinyl and Digital Download. Design and Layout by Sarah James, Mastered by Sam Winsteroff


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 centred 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, book ended by two E.P’s and a string of compilation appearances. 2016 sees the release of his second album, ‘The Road to the Unconscious Past’ on Echoic Memory as well a new release on the UK label, Low Point. A tour of UK/Europe is in the works for September 2016.

Recent Reviews

“A sprawling soundscape of warm drones” – Live Review supporting Ben Frost, Drunken Werewolf

 “The result invokes a post-apocalyptic landscape of decaying structures and haunted fields.” – Slow Motion Review, Avant Music News

 “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


John Scott

Hi Res Photos

Stereocilia live 2015

Photo Credit: Adam Reid

John website photo

Photo Credit: Sarah James