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.