Ilion (2LP/Gatefold/red-black marbled)

2 in stock (can be backordered)

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Release: 19-01-2024

ALBUM OF THE MONTH Jan/Feb! + a free 1″ pin while stock lasts.

SLIFT is brothers Jean and Remí Fossat, and Canek Flores. Formed in 2016, SLIFT quickly made an impression on rockers worldwide with their 2017 debut EP, Space Is the Key, and the following year’s full-length La Planeté Inexploreé. In 2019, their KEXP session recorded at the Trans Musicales festival became a viral sensation, racking up more than 1.5 million YouTube views and setting the stage for their acclaimed 2020 space-rock opus, UMMON, and a subsequent limited-edition 7” for the Sub Pop Singles Club.

ILION 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. The band offers a window into the album’s concept in this description of the lead single “Ilion”:

Heavy shit, to be sure — but fear not, because you don’t need a 12 sided die and a copy of The Odyssey to get what SLIFT are dishing out on ILION. All you need are two ears, an open mind, and the willingness to be truly blown away.


1. Ilion   11:09
2. Nimh   09:39
3. The Words That Have Never Been Heard   12:32
4. Confluence   08:36
5. Weavers’ Weft   09:42
6. Uruk   09:54
7. The Story That Has Never Been Told   12:35
8. Enter The Loop   05:03