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* * * * * Scott Cortez – Twin Radiant Flux * * * * *

Chicago’s Scott Cortez – with hints of Fennesz and learned guidance from the sounds of [ Eno ] and [ Robin Guthrie ] et al – he works with treated guitars to create velveteen drones and blissed ambient spaces, often teetering on the brink of drifting into more secluded, and shadowy spaces but always remaining within view of the light.

[ Twin Radiant Flux ] a beautiful processed solo guitar work by Scott Cortez, the instrumentalist of [ Lovesliescrushing ]. This previously unreleased 60 minute work, recorded between 1997 and 1999 shows Cortez’s unique pioneering aesthetic. With droning flows and melodic layered sonic drifts, Twin Radiant Flux predates some of the most important guitar driven currents in contemporary electronic music.

Scott Cortez, (b.1969) is a textural guitarist and visual artist based in Chicago. Cortez has been making instrumental ambient guitar music for over two decades. He embraces lo-fi minimalist aesthetics by limiting himself to guitars, 4 track cassette recorders, and looping pedals. From these modest tools he combines technique with various processed guitar textures to combines technique with various processed guitar textures to create droning, shimmering, and soundscapes.

Cortez explores the textural possibilities of the guitar, creating music that ranges from experimental to post-rock to contemporary. His trademark sound combines guitar playing with digital techniques, using the guitar as a tone generator, processing the signal through various pedals and filters to create dense shimmering tapestries of sound.

Cortez’s music often incorporates drones and loops, which he crafts into enigmatic sound worlds with very subtle melodies. His work focuses mainly on the tonal possibilities of the guitar, and is usually produced without the aid of a computer.~From the Darla web site.

~~~~~~~ ( And for a sound you definitely don’t want to miss. Considering [ Lovesliescrushing ] that came down in a flash… I’m guessing this post will not be up here for long. While you at it, you might as well cause once down there won’t be another re-up. [ MySpace ] | [ Last.Fm ] ). ~~~~~~

Artist – Scott Cortez
Album – Twin Radiant Flux [ * * * * * ]
Release Date – 2010
Genre – Minimal, Ambient, Drone, Minimal-ambient, Dark-ambient, Drone-ambient [ EXCELLENT ]

Tracklist

1 Part I 3:40
2 Part II 2:35
3 Part III 7:55
4 Part IV 12:05
5 Part V 12:23
6 Part VI 3:12
7 Part VII 2:40
8 Part VIII 7:10
9 Part IX 14:31
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Scott Cortez – Twin Radiant Flux
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Nest ~ Erik K. Skodvin ~ Sylvain Chauveau ~ Svarte Greiner ~ Aaron Spectre
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