From the heart of the strange, suburban environment known as the San Fernando Valley, a vast sprawl on the edge of Los Angeles, Scott Gilmore produces his own brand of seductive, beguiling and dreamy pop music.
He’s just joined the Crammed Discs roster, and his new album Two Roomed Motel will be released on March 1st, 2019.
This is how Scott describes what he does:
I make music using synthesizers, drum machines, electric bass, and acoustic and electric guitars. I try to write music that is both beautiful and engaging. I enjoy writing many melodies, harmonies and counter melodies into my compositions to develop a sense of forward motion. My main influences include Brian Eno, Cluster, Kraftwerk, Stereolab, Talking Heads, YMO, ‘70’s and ‘80’s Ethiopian Music, J.S. Bach, and the out-takes from the Beach Boys’ Smile Sessions. (from an interview in Titel - Kultur Magazine, DE)
His first album Subtle Vertigo elicited praise from the media. Comparisons to sounds as diverse as those of Air, Stereolab, Italian lm music from the '70s and to solitary eccentrics such as R. Stevie Moore and Captain Beefheart were drawn.
Scott Gilmore will be performing solo shows around US and Europe, from Spring 2019 onwards.
The first single off the new album is the title track, it's illustrated by a music video which Scott directed himself.