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 on 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, sharing the stage with acts such as, White Hills, Acid Mothers Temple, Ben Frost, Noveller, Mick Turner (The Dirty Three), Jozef Van Wissem, Natural Snow Buildings, and many others. He has presented work for live radio broadcasts, and regularly composes music for short films. He has also performed in three of Rhys Chatham’s 100-piece guitar Orchestras, in Liverpool, Birmingham, and San Francisco.
Stereocilia’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 saw the release of his second album, ‘The Road to the Unconscious Past’ also on Echoic Memory. 2017 will see 3 EP’s released on the labels; Low Point, Champion Versions and Environmental Studies.
“It’s a sometimes hazy, always pretty testament to the power of ambient drone. Recommended for all fans of ambient drone music with overlays of post rock.” – ‘Road to the Unconscious Past’ review, Echoes and Dust
“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