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School Girl Report  - when school girl report cry

1. outside the white ferrari (2:05)
2. tourism touches my heart (3:30)
3. hell’s a poppin (2:53)
4. def till we deaf (5:53)
5. being told you have no soul (1:38)
School Girl Report is the post-Australian heart band of Samuel Miers and Daniel Oakman. They met in preschool in their hometown and their sound is, by their own admission, very Bateman’s Bay. 
Where last year’s Success is Dating School Girl Report (on Rites Wild’s Heavy Lows) dealt with stories and love letters from their childhood, “when school girl report cry” channels their current state of “sad bliss”. Sad bliss because although it hurts when your girlfriend says to you “I wish we were both black,” you simultaneously bliss out on the fact that - after all the racial prejudice the world has seen - we are at a point where actually many white people feel this feeling. It’s your ex’s scent slowly disappearing from your pillow as you hear the match notification on tinder. This record is about pushing the limits of what it can be to expose yourself. You hear School Girl Report in their grossest and most fragile moments over the last few months.
Part prepared pedaless guitar, part their own material re-sampled and manipulated on CDJs, along with real samples of girls they are in love with and field recordings from their hometown of Bateman’s Bay, Australia. Produced by Sam Karmel of Melbourne band Bum Creek.
"Alright keen for a durrie."
All music writen and performed by Samuel Miers and Daniel Oakmen. Produced by Sam Karmel. Cover photo by Jason Edwards. Cover girls Mélissa Marrou and Isabelle Cox. Audio mastering by Wade Gilmour. Copy right remains with the respective artists. Valley Spirit Recordings 2014.
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Lortica  - SAD LTD EP

1. I (1:29)
2. II (2:24)
3. III (4:02)
4. IV (3:53)
5. V (4:09)
Alister Hill created his Lortica alias as a reprieve from his experiences performing in bands: previously as a member of the now defunct Sooners and currently Low Lux. His debut release, SAD LTD EP, is based on the sampling and re-sampling of found cassettes and guitar loops through an array of pedals, processors, his prized collection of vintage cassette recorders and trusty Tascam 424. As “Lortica”, Hill records according to a series of pre-determined rules that allow him to enter a semi-meditative state. The atmospheres he creates reflect this immersive calmness but are simultaneously tinged with a subtle sense of psychological distress (a la 1996 sci-fi anime Neon Genesis Evangeleon).
He counts amongst his enduring influences Grouper, William Basinski, slow-core band Low and the seminal glitch artist Oval as well as fellow Sydney-based producers Thomas William, Timothy Dwyer, Marcus Whale, Lavurn Lee and Ivan Vizintin.
Recording credits include recording and production for emerging ambient artist Corin and guitar/keyboards as part of Sooners and Low Lux.
All music writen and performed by Alister Hill. Artwork by Chris Sutevski. Audio mastering by Wade Gilmour. Copy right remains with the respective artists. Valley Spirit Recordings 2014.