scott cortez does not consider himself a guitarist, but uses the guitar to generate textural colors, dronefields, soundscapes, and loop environments. scott cortez was behind the pioneering post-shoegaze, ambient band [lovesliescrushing] and has released music on various comps and labels over the past two decades.
he has been exploring looping, reverb, and timbral qualities of the guitar since 1984 when he began recording his guitar experiments onto portable boomboxes and microcassette recorders. The emphasis has always been on texture, hence the unorthodox manner of playing strings with metal, nails, chopsticks, screwdrivers, vibrators and violin bows, to create new tones.
He lives in chicago and is currently recording music for his solo album.
He is building elect acoustic instruments and he will never really learn to play the guitar properly.
thisquietarmy & scott cortez - Meridians
The collaboration between Scott Cortez and thisquietarmy doesnít really come as a surprise. The latter acknowledges that the previous works from Cortez (under the lovesliescrushing moniker) greatly influenced his work, to the point of using the same way of writing the bandís name (no capital letter and no spaces between words) for his actual solo project. (...)