Slift beam astro-sonic signal

2023-12-06 by Azazzel | 8 Comments
Everyone's favorite French space-psych rock jammers Slift have unveiled their forthcoming third LP ILION, due for release January 19th, 2024 on Subpop. Slift mark the announcement with the beacon transmission "Nimh" accompanied with video visualizer by Dimitri Thouzery & Guthio:

"'Nimh' is a 9+ minute prog-infused journey filled with jazzy rhythms, deft guitar/bass/drum interplay, and layered textures, all anchored by a massive Black Sabbath-esque riff that eventually crumbles into a thundering doom-metal coda. It’s a fitting sample of the forthcoming album, which launches SLIFT even deeper into the cosmos, merging the furious intensity of metal and the wigged-out guitar heroics of psych-rock with post-rock’s epic sense of scale.

"As for the the thematic and lyrical content, the band said: ‘Nimh’ is the second track on the record; it follows ‘Ilion.’ It’s a piece that talks about men’s slow but certain descent towards total madness. To illustrate this, the song tells the story of the drift through space of a ship, the ‘Nimh,’ and its crew, which is made up of leaders of huge corporations and anyone who has accumulated a lot of money on Earth. They set off for what they think will be a new world but never arrive at their destination. The gods of Time are facetious. The song is sung by the people left on Earth, prophesying this failure, abandoned to live on this barren planet entering the last millennia of its existence. As surprising as it may seem, we had Nina Simone in mind when writing a good part of the piece, especially the second part. To support the song’s subject, we also pushed our psych-rock towards bands like Converge."

In addition, Slift will embark on a 2 month tour of the UK & EU beginning in February



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Pikazilla
December 6th 2023
28994 Comments


Great song! Looking forward to the album.

Zakusz
December 6th 2023
1409 Comments


This is going to be the best release of Q1, I can feel it

Shiranui
December 7th 2023
1041 Comments


Fuck me and call me daddy, this is dope.

Zakusz
December 7th 2023
1409 Comments


daddy.

Shiranui
December 7th 2023
1041 Comments


Don't do it. I'm a virgin.

Voivod
Staff Reviewer
December 8th 2023
10634 Comments


Great news, looking forward to what comes ahead.

Azazzel
January 4th 2024
937 Comments


another new track
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3eTkcdBTL-k

Zakusz
January 4th 2024
1409 Comments


Oh man this album is going to be the best part of the first half of the year



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