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:




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.

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!
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.

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.
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.
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:
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.

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
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."
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

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".
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.
released October 16, 2020

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.
released December 1, 2020

Tracks 1 - 20 previously released on Slice Records.
Tracks 21 - 40 Mastered by Gareth Fox @ Studio Schizoid.
Compiled by Coolaid 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."
released September 18, 2020

Written and Produced by Lonely Faces.
Recorded at a Lonely Place.
Mastered by Ear Mind Eye.
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.Credits
released August 28, 2020

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

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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...
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.

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> Jimmi-Woods

> Arcane Trickster

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.
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

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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.
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.
released May 31, 2020

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


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