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King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – Flying Microtonal Banana

With their ninth studio album in four years, psychedelic rockers King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard are showing the alternative scene just what Australia is capable of in the midst of Tame Impala’s universal conquering of the pop world.

In an online statement the band eloquently expressed how they have “dumbed down the rhythmic complexity” of their former work “in favour of harmonic entanglement…” for the first volume in five “explorations into microtonal tuning” to be released in 2017. This may sound like a bit of a mouthful, but this compromise – of harmony over rhythm – puts you on a glorious journey through what sounds like a Led Zeppelin-themed house party in Mumbai.

It’s a sound which is sure to attract a far wider throng around an already cult-like worldwide following. Bring on Volume II.

LB 8/10

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