Date / Venue:
19 September 2016, Stereocilia @Circolo Arci Fanfulla, Via Fanfulla da Lodi 5/a, Rome, Italy
Info / Links:
“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.”
Ambient drone music overlayed by post rock textures is probably the best way to define the overall mood of the project, where the self-sampling of the looped guitar mix together with multiple layers of drones and massively-used synths; the atmosphere created by the picked electric guitars and the pulsating tones played live sounds like the perfect soundtrack for an imaginary movie. The entire discography of Stereocilia has been currently published on his own label, Echoic Memory. His last effort is named The Road to the Unconscious Past and it was released on the 2nd May 2016: here you can stream the music video for the single Sustain/Release.
Boss SP 404 Sampler • Line 6 DL4 Delay/Looper • Ataria Mircobrute Synth • Fender Jaguar in to amp modeller/ DI • Boss Tuner • TC Electronic Hall of Fame Mini • Boss DD3 • Fuzz Factory • EHX Superego • Morley Wah/Volume • EHX Super Stereo Pulsar • TC Electronic Flashback Delay • TC Electronic Ditto X4
- The recording we are presenting today has been kindly provided us by Carlo Cimmino, who has been over the years a tireless supporter of the independent scene in Rome. Here below you can see a short video excerpt of Sterocilia live performance, also shot by Carlo: here you can browse his YouTube channel, while here you’ll find also some other live sets to be listened to, straight out of his huge archive.
- Other than RECORDING#19, Carlo already contributed to our column with RECORDING#7by Metzengerstein, RECORDING#8 by Trans Upper Egypt, RECORDING#10 by Balance, RECORDING#11 by Trouble vs Glue, RECORDING#16 by Luminance Ratio, and many others to come;
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PAYNOMINDTOUS is a non-profit organization registered in December 2018, operating since late 2015 as a webzine and media website. In early 2017, we started our own event series in Turin, IT focused on arts, experimental, and dancefloor-oriented music. We reject every clumsy invocation to “the Future” meant as the signifier for capitalistic “progress” and “innovation”, fully embracing the Present instead; we renounce any reckless and ultimately arbitrary division between “high” and “low”, respectable and not respectable, “mind” and “body”; we support and invite musicians, artists, and performers having diverse backgrounds and expressing themselves via variegated artistic practices.
Cristina Ruggieri (’93, Alba) completed her studies at Accademia di Belle Arti, Turin. Beside messing around with materials, she’s passionate about the overall listening experience, whether is it live or in her bedroom filled with stuffed animals.