SLIFT‘s dark animated new video “Altitude Lake” exalts the beauty of an intense contemplative state by means of stellar, magnetic, and powerful riffs. The Toulouse-based trio’s progressive sound is a colorful and legendary journey to the edge of kraut and stoner rock. Video created by Jérémy Griffaud, track recorded by Olivier Cussac at Studio Condorcet in Toulouse, France.
SLIFT released their debut EP ‘Space Is The Key’ in June 2017 via Howlin Banana (France) and Exag’ Records (Belgium). Inspired by Alain Damasio’s sci-fi novels and Pierre Ferrero’s illustration work, ‘Space Is The Key’ is a raucous wall of sound and energy. The five nervous tracks are loaded up with fuzz mayhem and maniac beats sharp enough to knock your head off spinning with their hypnotic riffs.
In September 2018, Toulouse-based outer space jammers released ‘La Planète Inexplorée’, helped by garage rock producer Lo’Spider (The Monsters, Aqua Nebula Oscillator, Magnetix) and Jim Diamond (Fleshtones, Sonics, White Stripes) from the mighty Ghetto Recorders, Detroit. The record is the result of many overnight improvised sessions, probably due to their obsession with the krautrock scene and the 70s free jazz albums. Made of sci-fi digressions, the lyrics are about creating space warps and waking up ice giants after a millennium sleeping on a distant planet.
In February 2020, SLIFT released their double LP ‘Ummon’ through Vicious Circle Records (France/USA) and Stolen Body Records (UK).
Band photo: (c) Rabo