Monday, January 10, 2022

Slift: Space Is The Key (EP) 2017 + La Planète Inexplorée 2018


SLIFT is a psychedelic rock band from Toulouse, France. The current lineup consists Jean Fossat on

guitar, synth and vocals, Rémi Fossat on bass and vocals and Canek Flores on drums, percussions and farfisa. They have released one full-length album, "UMMON" in 2020 and two EPs, "Space Is The Key" in 2017 and "La Planète Inexplorée" in 2018.

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.

*Lo' Spider is a French singer, guitarist, sound engineer and producer.
Runs the recording & mastering Swampland Studio in Toulouse, France.

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 their double LP ‘Ummon’ – a space odyssey about titans,

blending acid krautrock, cosmic jazz and powerful heavy saturated guitars – through Vicious Circle Records (France/USA) and Stolen Body Records (UK).

Slift’s music takes you on an epic journey to the far reaches of the Universe and back! Their latest

slice of heavy sci-fi psych-rock album Ummon is excitingly one part Homer’s Odyssey and one part sci-fi trip.

Sci-Fi is a running theme throughout the music and artwork of SLIFT, getting their name from a novel

by French author Alain Damasio. These childhood friends from Toulouse prefer to call their music 'the blues', but mainly in reference to the freedom and honesty that comes with the term. Every show is a fresh experience, as songs get distorted and contorted out of proportion - without every losing their sheer intensity.

“We are working on our next LP”

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

Slift are:
Jean Fossat: guitar, vocals, synth
Rémi Fossat: bass
Canek Flores: drums




Slift – Space Is The Key
Label: Howlin' Banana Records – none, EXAG' Records
Format: CD, EP, Stereo
Country: France
Released: Jun 16, 2017
Genre: Rock
Style: Psychedelic Rock, Space Rock




01. Dominator    6:25
02. The Sword    4:50
03. Sound In My Head    6:28
04. The Sleeve    8:04
05. Space Is The Key     10:17


Artwork – Pierre Ferrero
Bass [Bass VI], Vocals [Vox] – Rémi Fossat
Drums [Drum] – Canek Flores
Guitar, Vocals [Vox] – Jean Fossat
Mixed By, Recorded By – Lo'Spider
Songwriter [All Songs By] – Slift
Words By [All Word By] – Jean Fossat

Released in a cardboard sleeve with a single sided insert listing titles and credits.
Recorded and mixed by Lo Spider at Swampland, Toulouse, November 2016.
Limited to 1000 copies.


Slift – La Planète Inexplorée
Label: Space is the Key RDS – SITK3
Format:    CD, Album
Country: France
Released: 2018    
Genre: Rock
Style: Psychedelic Rock, Space Rock


01. Heavy Road
02. Something In The Mist
03. Doppler Ganger
04. Ant Skull
05. Fearless Eye
06. Trapezohedron
07. ...
08. La Planète Inexplorée
09. Silent Giant

Recorded At – Swampland Studio
Mixed At – Swampland Studio


Bass, Vocals – Rémi Fossat
Drums, Percussion, Keyboards [Farfisa] – Canek Flores
Guitar, Synth, Vocals – Jean Fossat
Lyrics By – Jean Fossat
Mastered By – Jim Diamond
Producer – Lo'Spider, Slift
Recorded By, Mixed By – Lo'Spider


  1. Many thanks again, Kostas.

    Apologies if I seem greedy with the downloads I've taken over the last couple of days or so.

    I actually have an extensive LP and CD collection of several thousand albums, but, of course, there are many 'gaps' in there! Even though I'm 63 years old, I've been like a kid in a candy shop, excitedly racing from artist to artist on your site! Now it's time to sit back and do some serious listening!

    One final thing: I think I mentioned this in an earlier comment, but the amount of love and attention you give to all your posts is really impressive and much appreciated. Not just the music, but all the background information and photos, too.

    Once more, THANK YOU!