StereociliaThe Silence That Follows

12" Vinyl LP


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Product Description

The next release on Drone Rock Records sees the welcome return of Stereocilia, AKA Bristol based composer and drones/loops extraordinaire John Scott. His debut vinyl album, ‘Hive Mind’, released on DRR back in October 2017, was a personal favourite and captured a core essence of the kind of music I sought out to represent when I started the label. ‘The Silence That Follows’ is a phenomenal and truly atmospheric follow up which explores new territories and themes but could still essentially be viewed as a companion piece to ‘Hive Mind’. This is an album to be lost in as it transports you away in a droney bliss.

“…it brings remeniscence of something familiar yet slightly out of grasp, like warped super 8 clips of good times past. Close your eyes and let the soothing sounds guide you. Stereocilias’ canvas is your universe, the painting is your soul.”

Sly Vinyl

“a dense, hybrid ambient mess of nothingness which pulls you into its void and encompasses your very being…. a true cathartic experience which turns into a beautiful cinematic sound-scape.”

Echoes And Dust


‘The Silence That Follows’ is a limited pressing of 300 copies available in two variants both featuring the gorgeous artwork by Sarah James:-

Special Edition:

150 copies pressed on purple vinyl with black and pink splatters.

Regular Edition:

150 copies pressed on purple vinyl.


Additional information

Weight 0.5 kg

special edition, regular edition

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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.

Over the past 10 years John has performed all over the UK and Europe with various projects. In the past he has shared a stage with acts including: Ben Frost, Gnod, Daniel Lanois, Ex-Easter Island Head, White Hills, Acid Mothers Temple, Josef Van Wissem, Yuri Landman, Mick Turner (The Dirty Three), Noveller, and performed in three of Rhys Chatham’s guitar Orchestras. He has also presented work for live radio broadcasts, and regularly composes for Short Film. He has also performed in three of Rhys Chatham’s 100 piece guitar Orchestras.

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 saw the release of his second album, The Road to the Unconscious Past. In 2017 he released 2 E.P’s, one on Low Point, the other on Champion Version. 2017 saw the release of ‘Hive Mind’, his debut vinyl album on Brighton based label Drone Rock Records.

Stereocilia’s 4th album, ‘The Silence That Follows’, was released on Drone Rock Records back in the Spring of 2019 and his latest offering, ‘Crystalline’, is due out on DRR in April 2023.