Slift - Ummon

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Heaviness, riffs, psychedelic, science-fiction... Slift’s progressive sound is a colourful and legendary journey to the edge of kraut and stoner rock. From the many shows performed across Europe - sharing the stage with Jon Spencer, Ty Segall or Bo Ningen - to the KEXP session (December 2019 during Les Trans Musicales), the French trio launched an outstanding astral adventure.

Slift released their debut EP Space Is The Key in June 2017. It's 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 2018, Toulouse-based outer space jammers released their first LP 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 millennia sleeping on a distant planet.
In February 2020, Slift released a space odyssey about Titans: Ummon. Delivered through Vicious Circle Records (France) and Stolen Body Records (UK), the double LP is a powerful blend of glorious psych and doom prog, that highlights heavy and saturated guitars, huge bass vibrations escaping from the Minas Morgül's dungeons and Nostromo’s drums travelling at the speed of light.

Genre: Heavy Psyche / Space Rock / Progressive