Thursday, 30 September 2021

Future Species - LazyboyProactive

Slice is proud to announce the release of the LazyboyProactive's "Future Species" single! Remastered for 2021 and featuring great remixes from the likes of Sirus, Elenor Rayner, replicant, Fate Æffect and Robots in Love!

Originally appeared on LazyboyProactive's second album ‘In Space, In Time And In Life’ that was released on the 15th of April 2017 through Slice records.

Download on Bandcamp: https://slicerecords.bandcamp.com/album/in-space-in-time-and-in-life
Stream on Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3ilRn1L
Watch Music Video: https://youtu.be/IwfFv71k3DM

Lazyboyproactive is a Live Dark Electronic DUO from Melbourne Australia based around multi instrumentalist, producer/songwriter Ankit Juwaheer aka Ank Kit and drummer Ben Helmig.

The sound of Lazyboyproactive combines a mixture of progressive, electro, synth pop and rock sensibilities with live vocals, guitars, analogue synthesizers and drums done in a lazy manner but proactively.

 

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Released September 30, 2021
Future Species written and produced by Ank Kit.
Track 2 remixed by Sirus.
Track 3 remixed by Elenor Rayner.
Track 4 remixed by replikant.
Track 5 remixed by Fate Æffect.
Track 6 remixed by Robots In Love.
Mastered by Gareth Fox @ Studio Schizoid.
Photography by Mark Bakaitis.
Layout by Ear Mind Eye. 
Catalogue #: SLICE052

Tuesday, 21 September 2021

My World Without You is - The Databats and Subterranea.

My World Without You is a collaborative EP composed by Toronto based artists The Databats and Subterranea.

This album explores the concept of a world suddenly without humans, and the effects this would have on animals and nature. Throughout each individual song and the album as a whole, we try to examine non-human perspectives on how life would change for those who remain.

https://slicerecords.bandcamp.com/album/my-world-without-you

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released September 20, 2021

Writing, Recording, Production: The Databats & Subterranea.
Vocals, Cello, Additional Programming: Alia Synesthesia
Vocals, Vocoder, Composition: Rasiqra/Revulva.
Composition, Synthesizers, Guitar: Wrrrtika
Mastered by Alia Synesthesia
Artwork by Rasiqra/Revulva
Catalogue #: SLICE054

Saturday, 11 September 2021

The Databats new single "Eschaton" + On this day 11/09/2017.

Hello everybody,
The Databats have just released "Eschaton" , which is the first single from The Databats + Subterannea collaborative EP "My World Without You". In celebration of this wicked release we have some free codes from 2 other Databats releases below! Stay tuned for the full EP coming soon!

Prepare to enter a post-human world! Watch the film clip for Eschaton here: https://youtu.be/2yAnI0jRbvM

On this date "11 September" back in 2017, Industrial Electronica project - Fate Æffect, released their oozing experimental subversive industrial cyber occult jungle sonic album "Parabiosis". "The nineties rave and junglist scenes went on a day trip to hell and recorded an album." - Free codes for that too!

Thanks for you support and have a good weekend all :)

- Slice Records xxx

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Eschaton by The Databats + Subterranea
[Synthwave / Glitch / Industrial]

Hope over to The Databats Bandcamp for the single and also to check out their entire catalogue!
https://thedatabats.bandcamp.com/track/eschaton

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Noctivore by The Databats
[Glitch / Electronic]

https://slicerecords.bandcamp.com/album/noctivore

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Bloodlust by The Databats
[DRONE]

https://slicerecords.bandcamp.com/album/bloodlust

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Parabiosis by Fate Æffect
[IDM / Breakcore / Experimental Jungle]

https://slicerecords.bandcamp.com/album/parabiosis 

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Redeem codes here: https://slicerecords.bandcamp.com/yum

Links: linktr.ee/slicerecords

Friday, 27 August 2021

Escaped from the Vault by Son of Zev

Back in a time when it was cheaper to buy synths from the thrift shop than to buy a computer and when mobile phones were tiny and couldn’t take photos, a young musician known as Son of Zev was performing Live Techno almost every week and working a crappy full time job. When doing neither of those things he was usually raving. Those gigs were often small raves in dirty warehouses, and grimy pubs and clubs and the occasional “big event”.
In between doing that, he would occasionally sequence and record some of the material and burn it on a CD to send off to promoters as a demo. These tracks featured on this mini EP are recorded straight to stereo, mixed and tweaked live. No editing, no multitrack fancy mixing, just raw. Never released and never uploaded...
Cut forward to 2021, and Son of Zev is clearing out old boxes of this ancient technology and stumbles across a backup CD-ROM. Poor and Pane were two of his dancefloor “bangers” of the time (although there was no such term) and capture the essence of those parties. Now they’ve escaped from the vault.

Check out Son of Zev's interview on Naga Mag here: www.nagamag.com/the-latest/son-of-zev-interview/

Bandcamp: slicerecords.bandcamp.com/album/escaped-from-the-vault

Spotify: open.spotify.com/album/3QrcyhxFCssFAr7tTQ7Usk?si=pRAOWWtzQ2WZJReKWWJT0w&dl_branch=1

Links: linktr.ee/slicerecords

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releases August 27, 2021

All Tracks Written & Produced by Allan Klinbail.
Recorded at S.t.e.a.Mastering.
Artwork by Ear Mind Eye.
Catalogue #: SLICE052

a tale of a meeting of two lonesome, skinny, fairly old white men on a planet which was dying fast by Geist Contagion

This single is inspired by the works of Kurt Vonnegut, and life on this small planet we all inhabit.
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released August 6, 2021

Written, Recorded, Produced by Geist Contagion in Tkaronto, Canada.

Sun Rider by Phase 7

“Sun Rider is a story about getting drenched in sun beams on a dance floor in conjunction with uplifting tunes, somewhere in the bush, far away from the city…”

Following in the footsteps of the 2017 Album ‘You.Need.Music.’ Sun Rider is another compilation of energetic dance music inspired by progressive trance and fused with Phase 7’s usual psychedelic disco style. All tracks have relentless rolling bass lines and positive vibes which take you on a wild journey from start to finish!
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released August 8, 2021

All tracks Written, Produced & Mastered by Danny Eschbach.
Cover Art by Kylie Crombie.
Recorded @ Pyramid Studios 2021.
Catalogue#: SLICE050
Slice is a proud member of the C.U.T. Music Label Group.
www.slicerecords.com.au

Rotation by Lonely Faces

"Rotation" is the latest EP from Slice stalwart, "Lonely Faces" that will be sure to make you move.
Full of analogue synthesizers, heavily influenced by classic techno and electro sounds.
Featuring the track 'Utsuro Bune' with Arcane Trickster.
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released June 24, 2021

Produced and Mastered by Lonely Faces.
Track 4 produced by Lonely Faces & Arcane Trickster.
Artwork by Ear Mind Eye.
Catalogue #: SLICE047

Noctivore by The Databats

A song for desert nights and lovers' appetites.
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released May 7, 2021

Vocals: Rasiqra/Revulva
Programming, Synths, Vocals: Wrrrtika
Mix/Master: Jonathan Haus
Album Art: Wrrrtika
Catalogue #: SLICE049

A Decent Conversation by AnaToneDaMania

AnaToneDaMania is Rockawaysiren's solo project which explores themes surrounding isolation, insulation and loneliness. This self-titled debut looks to examine these topics through the lens of dark electronic pop music.

Stream on Spotify: spoti.fi/3y2MvVD
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released May 14, 2021

Tracks 1-6 Mix: Erik Scrape
Tracks 1-6 Original Master: Jason Norwood
Tracks 3,5 vocals recorded at: The P-Dale Pantry by Scott Righteous
Technical assistance on tracks 3,5: Scott Righteous
Technical assistance on track 3: Justin Minister
Additional Programming Tracks 1,2,3,5: Jonathan Haus
Album painting: Karen O'Keeffe
Art technician: Seamus O'Keeffe
Final Mix and Master: Jonathan Haus
Produced: Rockawaysiren

All Songs Written and Performed by Karen O'Keeffe

Thank you:

Ryan Clark, for believing in me and giving me the push I needed! Erik Scrape, for mixing and for my perfect backing tracks. Seamus, for always being there. Maria Minerva, for the beautiful remix. Slice Records, for making this album a reality.The Databats, for the gigs! Scott Righteous, Jason Norwood, Vancorvid, Rachel, Gareth Fox, Cristian Crowley, Jonathan and Rasiqra.

Ep2 by Sirc

Slice is proud to announce the 2nd EP and 3rd release from Sirc on the label - aptly named Ep2!
'Ep2' takes you down a slower, mellow Acid path with a tranced out mood.

Sirc a Melbourne based electronic music producer and using hardware based synths, drum machines, samplers and sequencers creating familiar, through to experimental sounds and eclectic rhythms that push the boundaries of dance music.

Spotify: spoti.fi/3bHtyNB
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released February 26, 2021

All tracks Produced by Sirc.
Cover art by Sirc.
Mastered by Ear Mind Eye.
Catalogue#: SLICE046

Acid Mantle by Lonely Faces

Slice is proud to present our 45th release from Lonely Faces entitled "Acid Mantle". Lonely Faces' unique techno vibe drives on with his new EP, featuring remixes from Stickleback and Arcane Trickster.

"It’s increasingly my intent to write generally neutral music. There’s not much to it otherwise than to say it’s a snapshot in time."
- Lonely Faces
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released February 5, 2021

All tracks Produced by Michael Baum.
Track 2 remixed Stickleback.
Track 3 remixed by Arcane Trickster.
Mastered by Stickleback.
Cover art by Ear Mind Eye.
Catalogue #: SLICE045.

Ecoutez by Geist Contagion, Arcane Trickster

"Écoutez is the result of a transpacific experiment in fusing the works of two talented yet divergent artists. Combining the dark, downsampled styles of Geist Contagion with the shimmering, vibrant aesthetics of Arcane Trickster yields a cascading mosaic of new realities, depictions of life from the stratosphere to the asthenosphere, and of the human experience in the modern digital age."
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released January 14, 2021

All tracks written & produced by Geist Contagion & Arcane Trickster.
Mastered by Geist Contagion.
Cover art by Wrrrtika.
Catalogue # SLICE043.

Downtown Underground by Robodop Snei

This album is going back to Robodop Snei’s original style - quirky electro songs with vocals, melodies and an upbeat vibe all the way through. The vision was to write these songs always using a rolling baseline, a vocal part with multiple voices & vocoders and a great melody hook line. All songs have been composed and produced between March and October 2020 amidst two Melbourne Lockdowns which impacted the making of this album greatly. I uploaded live performance videos of each of these songs on YouTube throughout the year as soon as they where ready to go. They are still there and reflect the great time I had with these songs.
I hope you do, too! - Danny

Credits:
Released December 4, 2020

All Instruments, Vocals & Composition: Daniel Eschbach
Water Sample on Underground: Luna Eschbach
Produced at the Robodop Snei Pyramid throughout 2020 by Daniel Eschbach.
Cover Art: Daniel Eschbach
Lay Out: Kylie Crombie
Catalogue #: SLICE044

Domum Sinica by Acidalius

Slice presents Acidalius' new Ep Domum Sinica. A regular artist of Acid Slice nights in Melbourne and much like his live sets - this release brings a vibrant groove - laced with acid.

These recordings are from the last years' of the Pre-pandemic Period, during which Acidalius was constantly travelling between Australia and China with only his trusty Digitakt for company.
The tracks reflect on his experience of constant transition between the windy, pristine Victorian Southern Ocean coastlines (where Acidalius and Modal reside), the mega-city Shanghai (home of Prismatic Force/Shanghai Ultra), and rustic rural small towns of Jiangsu and Anhui Province.

"Looking forward to a time when we can all play, perform and party together again - Valens Acidalius, Anglesea, August 2020".
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released September 3, 2020

All tracks written & produced by Acidalius.
Track 4 remixed by Shanghai Ultra.
Track 5 remixed by Modal.
Track 6 remixed by Prismatic Force.
Mastered by Gareth Fox @ Studio Schizoid.
Photography by nmlss.
Layout by Ear Mind Eye.
Catalogue #: SLICE042

Prelest by Clouds Above Chaos

Prelest is the archived output of an installation conceived for, and performed at 2018's Hillscene Live festival in the Dandenong Ranges of Victoria, accompanied by compositions from the artists as individuals which, through no direct involvement, communicate similar themes.

Part 1-2 [Side A] comprises the Prelest recordings, for which a strict set of conditions were established: all material should be generated in real-time; the visual element was to be constructed in direct response to the aural component; attention should be directed towards building hypnotic aural/visual stimulus emulating the mystical experience of visionary states.

Part 3-4 [Side B] is a collection of recordings made by Clouds Above Chaos in their respective studios for their own edification and the exploration of their own mental processes.

The artistic intent of the release is to bring into question the validity of using modern methods of signal generation to induce hypnotic and mystical states of consciousness, and whether exploiting the human brains' tendency towards pareidolia and responding to sensory overload by entering into trance is a useful spiritual tool, or if it only leads to a state of spiritual delusion- the definition of Prelest itself.

The listener is invited to temporarily suspend their state of external distraction and listen to the output of these experiments at a volume level just below discomfort, in a state of either visual overstimulation by way of computer-generated geometric visualisations, or having deprived their visual senses entirely by way of sitting in a completely dark room or otherwise diminishing the visual faculty for the duration of the performance.
As an extension of the exercise, utilising a method of focus on the breath is also recommended for the duration in order to further align the experient with the desired field of subjective inquiry.
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released October 16, 2020

Produced by Cristian Crowley & Gareth Fox.
Recorded by Gareth Fox.
Mastered by Cristian Crowley.
Concept by Gareth Fox.
Photography by Free Range Fox.
Layout by Ear Mind Eye.

Chronophage by Various Artists

Slice is very proud to announce the 40th release by our label, a compilation we call “Chronophage”. Comprised of 20 pre-released tracks highlighting various eras of Slice and 20 more previously unreleased cuts from producers from Melbourne and Toronto! We’ve got 40 ways to close out the idiocratic hellscape that is 2020 with a diverse range of underground electronic music.

This year has been very difficult for everyone. In our circle and wider collective we have felt the lack of gigs, loss of jobs, financial stresses, and negative impacts the pandemic has had on mental and physical health. It has also been difficult for the music industry being relegated and delegitimised by governments and other so-called “authorities”.

This compilation is a celebration of art and artists everywhere; a tribute to what we bring to the world. The art and communities we create stand in stark contrast to the oppression and wilful destruction of the environment we face today.

Amidst the chaos, music has, and always will, help people get through the most arduous times.

Massive thanks to all the artists and our supporters over the years. Hope you enjoy the Chronophage.
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released December 1, 2020

Tracks 1 - 20 previously released on Slice Records.
Tracks 21 - 40 Mastered by Gareth Fox @ Studio Schizoid.
Compiled by Cristian Crowley.
Artwork by Ear Mind Eye.
Slice is a proud member of the C.U.T. Music Label Group.

Maritimes by Lonely Faces

Slice is proud to present our 39th release - Lonely Face's new hardware driven techno EP "Maritimes".

"It’s a full moon, so fly the ensign! - make haste for the welcoming coast, and the friendly natives. The favouring winds will take us to places distant and familiar. Rum and silverside for all travellers."
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released September 18, 2020

Written and Produced by Lonely Faces.
Recorded at a Lonely Place.
Mastered by Cristian Crowley.
Artwork by Ear Mind Eye.
Catalogue # SLICE039

Qualia by Ear Mind Eye

From the envatted brain of producer Ear Mind Eye comes their Dark Tech EP entitled "Qualia". Transfiguring psychedelic, industrial and bush doof influences into their own style of textural and driving PsyTech.

Qualia is inspired by the concepts of simulated reality and time; the individual instances of subjective, conscious experience amongst the nature of our existence.
Take part in this sonic experience and how the perceived sensations are unique to you.
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released August 28, 2020

Written & Produced by Cristian Crowley.
Mastered by Gareth Fox @ Studio Schizoid.
Cover-art by Clint Grierson, Point Zero Productions.
Catalogue #: SLICE038

Slice Records is a proud member of the C.U.T. Music Group.

Follow EME:
Spotify: spoti.fi/3gxexPy
Facebook: www.facebook.com/earmindeye/

 

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Us by Jimmi-Woods, Arcane Trickster

Jimmi-Woods and Arcane Trickster team up for an excursion into Psy Prog and Trance with "Us" - a diverse three-track tribute to human strength in times of adversity.
This EP muses on the cosmic thread that binds Us together, that we are not a product of, or defined by the system we have created. We are inner and outa-dimensional beings, energy existing both here and now and light years beyond the solar system.
The exclamation of "Us" echo’s in our minds and out into deep space...
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released August 15, 2020

Produced & Engineered by Jimmi-Woods & Arcane Trickster.
Recorded @ Jimmi's Studio & Tempest Studios.
Mixed by Jimmi-Woods.
Track 1 & 3 Written by John Crombie / Damiano Verna / James Woodcock.
Track 2 Written by Damiano Verna / James Woodcock.
Mastered by Gareth Fox @ Schizoid.
Cover-art by Ear Mind Eye.
Catalogue # SLICE037.

Follow the artists here:
> Jimmi-Woods
FB: www.facebook.com/Biolume2020
Spotify: spoti.fi/2ZXvw6T

> Arcane Trickster
FB: www.facebook.com/arcanetrickstermusic
Spotify: spoti.fi/31E5gRn

Residue by Geist Contagion

Hatched in 2018, Geist Contagion is the latest solo project from Jonathan Haus of the Toronto-based glitch band The Databats.

Geist Contagion’s second EP “Residue” is an experimental electronic journey through spaces, outer and inner, inspired by concepts such as communications intelligence, government mind control, and the degradation of our physical environments. The EP’s frenetic beats and soaring synths create a hypnotic atmosphere of modern ambivalence, mirroring our own frenzied lives in late stage capitalism.

Constructed utilizing a myriad of analog, digital, modular and virtual synthesizers, “Residue” weaves in and out of genres and conventions to create a retro, yet modern textile of experimental electronic music.
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released August 14, 2020

All tracks written & produced by Jonathan Haus.
Recorded at 974 Studios in Toronto, Ontario, Canada 2018-2020.
Mixed & Mastered by Jonathan Haus.
Catalogue #: SLICE036

Follow Geist Contagion here:
BC: geistcontagion.bandcamp.com
Spotify: spoti.fi/2VOMFye

Winter Silence by Tok'ra, Psychoacoustic Vision

From the archives of Staefn's favourite unique productions comes "Winter Silence"!
A 2-track concept release of Tok'ra / Psychoacoustic Vision's latest manifestation of wildly psychedelic and masterfully progressive techno, now available on Slice Records.

There’s something strange about the caustic breeze at the Swamp Carnival tonight. The smell of mould overshadows your thoughts as garlands of blinking lights float above and ahead of you. Regardless, you enter the swamp towards the sound of distant horns. The dense cold liquid supports your body as you progress deeper, confused by the mechanical sounds sporadically occurring without any discernible presence. Small vibrations in the swamp begin to generate waves, hitting you in the face and blocking your vision from noticing the giant machine breaching the swamps' surface.
Distressing sounds radiate from its presence, something doesn't sound right. Is it communicating? Is it conscious? What is causing these broken sounds? The premonition that something is not right grows stronger. You turn around but the swamp is too thick- you can’t move. The sounds get more chaotic as the machine gets closer; its' oscillatory messages are making less sense as your mind breaks down. Disorientated from the unceasing sounds you give in, sucked into the swamp, struggling to keep your head up to breathe as you are being slowly dragged under. Your eyes open momentarily to see the machine extend itself to encompass you, engulfing you and claiming you as its' own. Everything turns black and you feel warm.
Slowly, you descend into winter's silence.

Winter Silence’s dark textures evolve, layering slowly as drums pulse ominously in the background, becoming louder as sirens blare only to disappear into themselves as the acid undertones rise in its wake. Your thoughts burrow into tunnels as the pitter-patter of unseen footsteps are heard all around you. You pause to gain your thoughts, to find an exit. The siren returns once more, embittered, angry, betrayed. You leave the tunnel but the siren gets louder.Your only choice is to turn back and follow the trails the acid left behind. The siren is antagonised.
The tunnels contract and close on you; as if they are alive. Your fading consciousness realises with muted horror that they have been waiting for you, and in some manner have been willed into existence precisely in order to consume you.
Satiated, these sentient hallways of darkness expand once more, as the silence of winter descends once again upon the landscape.
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released July 10, 2020

Written and Produced by Staefn Bayley.
Artwork by Staefn Bayley.
Mastered by Gareth Fox @ Studio Schizoid.
Catalogue #: SLICE035

Slice Records is an Underground Electronic Music Record Label based in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto, Canada and is a proud member of the C.U.T. Music Group.

Bloodlust by The Databats

"Bloodlust" is a 2 track single that was composed, recorded, mixed, and mastered by The Databats on Drone Day 2020. Drone Day is an annual celebration of drone, community, and experimental sounds.

This release is a meditation on grief and loss, and is dedicated to The Databats' cat and co-conspirator Bloodlust, who lived with the band over 14 years.
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released May 31, 2020

All tracks Written, Produced and Recorded by The Databats.
Mastered by Wrrrtika.
Cover Art by Wrrrtika.

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We acknowledge that this work was created on the traditional territory of many nations including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples and is now home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. 

Tuesday, 26 May 2020

Caustic Grip - Toxic Rift

lice Records is proud to present our newest EBM Industrial release from Caustic Grip - Toxic Rift.
Naarm’s (Melbourne, Australia’s) Caustic Grip has been creating hard and dark rhythmically charged electro-industrial since early 2018 with a variety of releases produced since inception, showcasing the ever evolving sound of the project.

New EP TOXIC RIFT is a huge step in Caustic Grip’s aforementioned evolution!
A heady mixture of multiple Industrial genres, darkwave, electro pop, goth and electronic body music, the EP reaches dark new depths of sonic depravity, textural exploration and bleak lyrical imagery. A synth charged, boot stomping assault of harsh infectious rhythm, melodic hooks and baritone voice, TOXIC RIFT is here, drenched in sweat and wrapped in leather!

Featuring remixes from the beautifully dark stylings of Elenor Raynor of “Robots In Love” (Sobriquet, Keyboardist for Snog) and Experimental Industrial artist “ Fate Æffect”.

Available of Cassette Tape and digital here:
https://slicerecords.bandcamp.com/album/toxic-rift

Wednesday, 29 April 2020

New releases: Project Sign/Grudge & Catacombs

Our latest release is "Project Sign / Grudge", a 2 track single of spacey electro tracks, inspired in part by otherworldly transmissions from Arcane Trickster.

https://slicerecords.bandcamp.com/album/project-sign-grudge


Slice artists Fate Aeffect and Arcane Trickster also have a new collaborative release out on Tempest Recordings, entitled Catacombs.


Saturday, 4 April 2020

Son of Zev - Into the Wilderness EP

"Into the Wilderness" is Son of Zev’s second EP since moving out of the inner urban areas of Melbourne to the forested foothills of the Dandenong ranges.
This EP is a melding of Son of Zev’s industrial techno sounds with the space and elements experienced living in the mountains.
Blending acid, techno and industrial influences with his history in ethnomusicology and jazz, this EP stretches the Son of Zev into a deeper introspective zone, while maintaining a dance floor aesthetic.

Also featuring remixes from Ear Mind Eye and Sikander.


Ear Mind Eye - Sigh EP

"Sigh" is the first EP from Ear Mind Eye of original psychedelic music produced between 2015-2018. Writing & production of these beats draws inspiration from the Australian Doof scene and often took place in the the aftermath of parties in an effort to transmute the experience.

Ear Mind Eye is the conception of Canberra based producer and artist Cristian Crowley: An audio visual alchemist chasing frequencies and UFOs with a head full of the occult. Creating his own style of psychedelic music for the mushroom to be consumed under the stars and out in the sun. Hellbent on generating gyrations, sonic excitation and sensory awareness by redefining his own idea of "rave". The dosage is offered up through a melding menagerie of underground techno, progressive, uniquely tripped psy, infectious beats & charged breaks.

Tuesday, 18 February 2020

Donations to Wires

Robodop Snei, Jimmi-Woods and Slice Records have donated donating money made from the sales of "Wides Zones" and "Biolume" to WIRES Wildlife Rescue!
This money will go towards helping animals affected by the Catastrophic fires and record high temperatures that have taken such a tragic toll on native wildlife.
www.wires.org.au 🐨

Download Robodop Snei's Downtempo/Psybient/Chill album "Wides Zone" here:
Check out "Biolume", Jimmi's progressive techno EP on our Bandcamp here:

Saturday, 4 January 2020

Jimmi-Woods - Biolume EP

Slice is very proud to announce our 28th release: Jimmi-Woods - Biolume.

Jimmi Woods' latest release progressive techno EP “Biolume” displays a deep, bright and chunky sound with an all encompassing psychedelic feel. Progressive in nature and expanding on influences from 90's house, through to modern techno, dub, minimal tech and psychedelic trance, Jimmi's work offers up a synthesis of genres which is intended equally to facilitate an oceanic feeling and to promote contemplation. Featuring two incredibly deft remixes from fellow Melbourne Producers “​Ear Mind Eye​” and “​Tok'ra​”, adds to this EPs unique and original flow - Biolume has it all.

All profits made from the sales of this EP will go to WIRES Wildlife Rescue that will go towards the Catastrophic fires, the worst drought in history and record high temperatures are taking a tragic toll on native wildlife. ​


From the producer:
"Biolume is a concept release addressing the reality of ecological collapse and challenging the listener to consider the validity of the sociopolitical constraints placed upon us.

In the last 5 years I’ve had to learn to do things differently. The toughest place I have been is being undecided as to who I am and what I want to be. I’ve had to learn what I am and what I am not. After everything had fallen away it gives me great pleasure that creating progressive landscapes in electronic music has stuck around and I love it even more than before.

I’d rather be in the flow of creation than in the turbulence of Indecisiveness. Now there is much more of a purpose in my creations; the production style and narrative created have much more of a positive environmental theme, advocating for active change and a push against the archaic political status quo.

Part of my metamorphosis has been to have the courage to step foot out across the canyon on to an unclear path. It has been necessary to stay as much as possible in the present moment and create not only my vision for my music but also create a new vision for myself. What is important right now is to promote positive change and I hope you will feel this comes across in my music.

If you like what you hear and would like to keep in touch with what I’m creating hit the like on my ​Jimmi-Woods page​! I’d love to hear what you think of my new direction in music.” ​-Jimmi Woods

Saturday, 7 December 2019

Robodop Snei now out on Bandcamp

Slice presents: our 27th release Robodop Snei - Wide Zones 

Robodop Snei - Wide Zones
Sunny days long gone by were captured here and resonate throughout these songs, bringing back the glory of those magical golden sunlit afternoons and summer nights with fireflies, crickets and a beaming moon in the sky. Memories in music, for any other day, to find a peaceful mind - this music will take you there. - Danny.

Robodop Snei is psychedelic electronic music created with multiple analog synthesizers, vsts and other hardware - It's spaced out psychedelic synth pop!

Formed by Daniel Eschbach in the late 90's in Germany, Robodop Snei has been part of the Melbourne electronic underground music scene since 2005. Danny and ​Robodop

Snei have now become a fixture of Australia’s chill spaces with regular appearances at Maitreya and Rainbow Serpent Festivals as well as uncountable club gigs, warehouse and outdoor parties over the years. ​Robodop Snei will be playing at Rainbow Serpent Festival 2020.


Releases: 7 December, 2019 on Bandcamp.
General digital release: 18 January 2020 on all popular streaming sites and retail stores.

All songs written & produced by Daniel Eschbach.
Voice on Strange Offgoings & Keyboard on Sommerling: Luna Shiva. Mastered by Daniel Eschbach at the Robodop Snei Pyramid. Recorded between 2018-2019.
Artwork by Kylie Crombie..
Catalogue #: SLICE027

Sunday, 10 November 2019

Acid Slice - "Welcome to Acid City”

"Welcome to Acid City” is the second acid compilation from Acid Slice (Melbourne's only acid dedicated club night) and Slice Records. We salute all the live acts and DJs that have played at Acid Slice in 2019 with this fresh compilation.

"Welcome to Acid City" encapsulates all styles of acid, with tracks from Honeysmack, Mike Callander, JXTP, Jani Ho, Dylab, Λ / Π, BLK KVR, Sirc, Acidalius, Tangent, Louay, Tok’ra, Modal, Arcane Trickster, Lonely Faces and Ear Mind Eye.

This compilation much like the Acid Slice events truly is a celebration of all things acid. 



Releases worldwide November 22, 2019.

Compiled by dyLab and Ear Mind Eye.
Cover art by Tristan Narbrough.
Mastered by Gareth Fox @ Studio Schizoid. Contact gareth.j.fox at gmail.com
Catalogue #: SLICE026

Sunday, 1 September 2019

Studio Schizoid Neo-Luddite Samples I - Yamaha EM-90

One of Slice's founding members: Gareth Fox of Studio Schizoid has offered up a great Yamaha EM-90 Sample Pack that you can download for Free!

"Created in protest, the Neo-Luddite sample series is an exercise in preserving the heritage of electronic music whilst presenting it in a format which allows for full utilisation in a modern studio environment. 

There's a reason that many electronic artists have retained a fascination with old analog gear: For all the progress we have made, there is something intangibly beneficial in working with the seething, transistorised sound of old drum machines. 

Many dollars have been spent on recreating the unpredictable output of these devices, and many musicians (including myself,) have spend exorbitant amounts of money on simulations of technology which by all rights, with a bit of patience and care, can be rescued from the scrap heap and pushed into service by those with the time and inclination. 

Their reward is an intangibly superior sonic pallette to work with- deeper, less harsh and somewhat organic rhythmic elements which augment and enhance the digital aspect of their productions. 

Included in this pack are 1460 one-shot samples of the drum machine section of the EM-90, seperated into three sections- 50% volume, 70% and running at full tilt. As you'll hear, the increases in volume result in a fierce yet contained distortion which, when combined with further dynamics processing, yields everything from tight, bouncy house kits to sub-killing techno, and beyond into the wonderful world of hardcore, speedcore and breakcore. 

Vast amounts of samples of the individual hits are provided here, with the intent of providing those with a predisposition towards complex multi-sampling methods a fully-featured set of transistor drums to be loaded into their sampler of choice- eg, take 20 of the hi-hat hits, which initially sound identical, assign them to a single key and instruct your sampler/software to pick a random hit each time the key is triggered. 

In that way, the very subtle differences between each burst of noise can be brought into your tracks and mitigate the need to spend uncomfortably large amounts of money on 'VA' VST instruments-- which do exactly that and not much else.

Sampled and compiled by Gareth Fox @ Studio Schizoid, Victoria, Australia
Feedback most welcomed, and please share what you've done with these samples- I'd love to hear it!"
*Contact details in sample pack.

Friday, 30 August 2019

Acid Slice - Monsters of Acid

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Acid Slice 10 @ Boney
Saturday 7th September 
From 11pm - 5am 

Live

DJs

Visuals:

Music by SIRC.
Visuals by Ear Mind Eye.
Music by Dep Effect.
Visuals by Ear Mind Eye.

Monday, 24 June 2019

Pre Release of Rogue Transmissions

Pre Release of Rogue Transmissions is now available on Bandcamp at a discounted price:
https://slicerecords.bandcamp.com/album/rogue-transmissions 

Rogue Transmissions is an Underground Electronic Music Mix Compilation showcasing artists from Naarm/Melbourne, Australia, and Tkaronto/Toronto, Canada. Rogue Transmissions showcases the amazing perspectives, strengths and darker styles of electronic music each city has to offer and the sounds radiating out from both sides of the globe, in a unique gapless production over 26 tracks!

The sonic diversity herein and conceptual stance taken by this compilation convey Resistance. Resistance against homogeneity, menticide and cognitive dissonance in the face of a dire geopolitical climate and an era of stage capitalism. Resistance in the form of a compilation conceived to help deprogram our pavlovian conditioning with original, creative music, art and seditious intention from the bombardment of commercial generica.

Listen to Iderdown's track "On and On" and LazyboyProactive's track "Rogue" before the full release!


Saturday, 4 May 2019

Acid Slice - 303% Acid Music

Acid Slice is a celebration of everything Acid, Acid House, Acid Techno, Braindance, IDM, electro, footwork and every other genre that embraces the fabulous silver box, the Roland TB303.

This compilation embodies the acid vitality of the Acid Slice events with tracks from live acts and DJs that have supported the event over the past year or more. Featuring tracks from Melbourne’s Acid legend Honeysmack, the heavy weight of Dep Affect, the sonic stylings of dyLAB, the twisting acid lines of SIRC, and the machine heaviness of Machinist to name but a few. Other artists featured on this compilation are Tangent, Lonely Faces, Arcane Trickster, Acidalius and Servalan.

Launch party tonight at Acid Slice - "May the fourth be with you"@ Boney 04/05/19, 11pm - Late. For $10 entry list sign up here: http://eepurl.com/dNYgi2

This is Acid Slice, 303% Acid Music!


Wednesday, 17 April 2019

Acid Slice - "May the fourth be with you" + Compilation launch


Acid Slice - "May the fourth be with you"@ Boney 04/05/19, 11pm - Late
For $10 entry list sign up here: http://eepurl.com/dNYgi2

We will  be launching our first Acid Slice compilation with Acidchicken Records on the night with some physical available at the event and online on ur Bandcamp Store. Indeed, a large bucket of acid with a splash of Star Wars. May the Fourth be with you. Always.

We welcome to Acid Slice, Composite Cone. With releases on Machine Label , he makes his live debut at Acid Slice. Composite Cone bleeds through days in hibernation into the bliss of night where his machines abide him, offering up their algorithms like secrets from the vault of time. We are eagerly anticipating hearing what he and is machines unleash.
https://soundcloud.com/compositecone

BLK KVR will be bringing his trademark sound and style, driving rhythms, pulsating leads and spacey ambience. An intricate balance of wildness and restraint, as he takes Acid Slice through the sonic universe.

Dylab with releases on Slice Records, Jack Trax, New York Haunted , DETROIT UNDERGROUND and many others will be taking breaks, rave and a whole bunch of machines through an Acid orbit. That ain't no moon.

Jess Sneddon is a full time designer, part time DJ who grew up on a steady diet of 80s synth pop and punk. Coming from a DIY background, she blends genres from experimental to cosmic chug and hard-edged body music. We are excited to hear her slice of acid.

MODAL is the techno delivery system of Skwid. A lifetime of dedicated experience, endlessly exploring organic synthesised sounds, working harmoniously with a naturally electric stage presence, we are excited to explore the diverse soundscapes and full power bass energies of MODAL.
https://soundcloud.com/modaltechno

C:1 our Acid Slice resident is back to delivery the good stuff. Force level : Skywalker.

A feast of eye candy on the night will be delivered by the extremely talented Brkn fixie

Live:
Composite Cone
https://soundcloud.com/compositecone
BLK KVR
Dylab

DJs:
Jess Sneddon
MODAL
C:1

Visuals:
Brkn fixie

Presented by:
Slice Recordss www.slicerecords.com.au
Dylab http://www.acidboxblues.com

Flyer Illustration by Tristan Narbrough

Acid Slice would like to acknowledge that this event is being held on the lands of the Wurundjeri people of Kulin nation, we wish to acknowledge them as Traditional Owners.
Sovereignty was never ceded.

Thursday, 14 February 2019

Lazyboyproactive live in Melbourne | The Databats & Iderdown live in Toronto

Melbourne:
If you didn't catch there amazing dark electro live set at the last Interzona, Slice artist Lazyboyproactive will be playing a live tomorrow night alongside a stellar lineup for Interzona #4 at good old Bar 303 in Northcote! Only $5 bucks entry. Check out the event for full details!

Toronto:
Join us at Handlebar in Kensington Market for an evening of experimental electronic music featuring:
The Databats - A Computer contaminant posing as a band. Glitched-out industrial with a splash of electro-pop. (https://thedatabats.bandcamp.com)

Iderdown -Creator of ambient, experimental, and electronic sounds, shapes and sizes (http://www.iderdown.com/)

Subterranea - Music from under the ground: haunting, possessing, earthly, with the sound that has a body and a voice of its own. (http://subterraneamusic.com)

Miserable Weekend - Black-Hearted Dance-Pop from the depths of the Toronto mirror-box. (https://miserableweekend.bandcamp.com/)

Wednesday, 6 February 2019

Acid Slice Party on 303 Day!

After warming things up for Bloody Mary, Acid Slice is back.
It’s the night before 3/03 day and we are ushering it in with
some of Melbourne’s finest acid.

@ Boney
02/03/19 11PM - 5AM
$10 ENTRY ON LIST
Get on the $10 list - http://eepurl.com/dNYgi2

featuring:

Honeysmack
- The one and only, Honeysmack will be bringing his strictly bangers policy and delivering slamming acid live and direct from his machines.

SANEFACTOR (duo)
-The duo Sanefactor will be bending space, time and genre to push the boundaries of acid, with their hybrid live setup.

Dylab
- DyLAB has started 2019 with a series of releases, including EP’s on acid pioneers DJ Pierre’s Jack Trax label & Freddy Fresh’s Analog Records This live set will be a diverse slice of Acid from house to rave and everything in between.

C:1
- Acid Slice will welcome back their resident acid queen, C1 with her fine selection of acid vinyl.

Emily Roseman
- We also welcome Emily Roseman, and look forward to hearing her selection of acid cuts.

James Steer
- After doing a great job of slicing between live acts at the last Acid Slice we only felt it fair to give James Steer a chance to give his acid a proper rinse out. Expect the whole acid house.

Eye Candy for the night will be distributed by Brkn fixie

Prepare to Jack.



Presented by
Slice Records www.slicerecords.com.au
Acidchicken www.acidchicken.com
Dylab http://www.acidboxblues.com

Friday, 16 November 2018

Prelest at Hill Scene Live Arts Festival + Acid Slice 6

Tøn, aka Gareth Fox, will be presenting "PRELEST", this weekend at HillsceneLIVE 2018: The Hidden Live Art Festival. "Prelest" Is a combination of generative visuals and droning audio, promoting the contemplation of meaning through progressive sensory overload. Also featuring Fate Æffect aka Cristian Crowley doing live improv electronics and a live jam between Crowley and Fox as CLOUDS ABOVE CHAOS. A unique event for a great festival. Hope you can check it out.

On 24/11/2018 the 6th instalment of Acid Slice will be held at Loop Bar in Melbourne.
Acid Slice is a celebration of everything Acid, Acid House, Acid Techno, Braindance, IDM, electro, footwork and every other genre that embraces the fabulous silver box, the Roland TB303.
Acid Slice is Melbourne's only 303% Acid Music night.
Acid Slice focuses on live Acid with a least 3 live performances each night.

These live acts range from local legends of acid such as Honeysmack to fresh acts looking to get their acid on.
These live acts are supported by a stellar lineup of DJs who share their love of the acid sound.
This is not another techno night. Head down to Acid Slice and get a taste of all things acid.

featuring...
Live - ACM (Stable Music)
Melbourne local ACM, is known by many for his inspired, all hardware, live techno performances. Often playing with an element of improvisation, ACM keeps each set unique
and in the moment. ACM crafted his musical palette through his residencies as a DJ, playing house and techno at some of Melbourne’s most prominent nightspots. Those early days built the foundation for ACM’s live performance and production. A respected artist in the Melbourne techno scene for his experimental nature, ACM’s style is matured and characterised by his groovy bass lines, legato leads, and dreamy arpeggios.
Having supported some of the most revered names in house and techno, ACM aims to captivate his audience by drawing on his experiences as a DJ to tailor his sound live for the dance floor. With his execution thought out to the final reverberation, each element has its place in ACM’s live set.

Live - Tangent
Reuben Cumming, aka Tangent, is a newcomer to the Melbourne Techno scene with a huge love for polyrhythms and the squelch of a 303.
Previously, Reuben has worked as a sound engineer, sound designer and musician in both theatre and live music, having studied guitar and west African rhythms from a young age.
After years of performing in bands, his interest in technology combined with the frustration of being limited to a single instrument led him to live guitar looping and eventually, to creating live techno.
Reuben’s eyes were opened to the world of electronic music by artists such as Radiohead, Omar S, Honeysmack and particularly Four Tet’s productions and live performances, drawing him to live techno and producing dance music.
His love for techno was cemented when he discovered acid house and the sound of the Roland Tb303.
In his current live and hybrid sets, Reuben goes on an energetic, unpredictable and often improvisational tangent of techno which has been built from years of knob twiddling and party DJing.

DJ Set - Lani G (Bass Station)
Known for her infamous Madasss warehouse parties and smouldering sets. Lani G has been a stalwart on the Australian underground scene for the last 21 years.
Starting out playing gabba of all things, Lani has come along way and only now feels she’s truly solidified her sound. Dj’ing and producing sharp, deep and dark techno and house.
Having supported the likes of Phil Hartnoll (Orbital), Shakta, Eric Powell, Mike Dearborn, HMC, Woody McBride, Paul Mac and more. This Melbourne rave queen is set to take you on a journey through a hard soundscape, where acid riffs go to feast.

residents...
DJ Set - C:1 (SUPER ENJOY)
With precision cuts and a record collection that would make any selekta salivate with envy, Cam Ashley, better known as C:1, has etched a name for herself among the best in Melbourne’s underground electronic music scene, playing alongside some of the world greats such as; LTJ Bukem, Doc Scott, Klute, Amit, Skynet, Dbridge, Digital, DJ Godfather, Egyptian Lover, DJ Hype, Kenny Ken, DJ SS and Aphrodite.

Live - Dylab with releases on New York Haunted , DETROIT UNDERGROUND, Balkan Vinyl, Acidchicken, Slice Records, Acid Worx, Trax Records and others dyLAB is a highly prolific acid machine. His live sets, free from the confinements of genre and tempo are an exploration of all things acid.

Visuals...
Brkn fixie

websites:
Slice Records
www.slicerecords.com.au
https://slicerecords.bandcamp.com
Acidchicken
www.acidchicken.com
https://acidchicken.bandcamp.com/music
http://www.acidboxblues.com

Saturday, 29 September 2018

Sirc's new LP + Acid Slice 5

SIRC - Future Comes Late [SLICE023]
A blackness. A dream awake. Inherited molecules that dance in the space between. A future imagined progressing towards a present lost hanging in the balance. Machines fight men who created their desires to activate. It’s a future that comes late.



The launch party for the album will be held tonight at Acid Slice 5


303% Acid Music all night long.

Live Acid from:
Servalan (https://soundcloud.com/serva-lan)
SIRC (Acidchicken Slice Records)
Dylab (DETROIT UNDERGROUND New York Haunted Balkan Vinyl)

DJ's with buckets of acid:
C:1 (SUPER ENJOY Detrimental Audio )
Dep Affect (Industrial Strength Records Green Fetish Records )

Visuals by:
Brkn fixie