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Lovesliescrushing

About

Lovesliescrushing (stylized lovesliescrushing) is an American ambient and shoegaze band from East Lansing, Michigan, United States, formed in 1991. The two primary members of the band are Scott Cortez (guitars, loops, treatments) and Melissa Arpin-Duimstra (vocals).Several guest musicians have joined the group for live performances, including Michael Anderson (Turn Pale, Drekka), Ana Breton (Dead Leaf Echo, Mahogany), Alyssa Browne and Andrew Prinz (Mahogany).

Cortez is acclaimed for his technical creativity, use of studio effects and for recording all the lovesliescrushing albums on a TASCAM Portastudio. In a 2010 interview, he said, "I use several loopers, EQ and reverb mostly to manipulate time and sound. I also have had a few custom instruments to explore new textures. But the most important gear are my ears and brain, without them, you have no imagination running the tools."Cortez has cited influences such as My Bloody Valentine, John Cage, Cocteau Twins, Brian Eno, Robert Fripp, Adrian Belew, György Ligeti, Harold Budd, Jon Hassell, Steve Reich, Terry Riley, Arvo Pärt, Henryk Górecki, Glenn Branca and film soundtracks.

Discs

Extrañas Letanías

April 20, 2020

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Ghost Colored Halo

May 21, 2013

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Chorus + 3

March 16, 2010

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CRWTH (Chorus Redux)

March 16, 2010

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Girl Echo Suns Veils

January 12, 2010

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AVIANIUM. (microphona magnetica)

January 12, 2010

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AVIATRIX

January 11, 2010

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Voirshn

June 8, 2002

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xuvetyn

July 15, 1996

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bloweyelashwish

July 15, 1993

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