The new King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard album is really good! Excellent psychedelic, kraut-ish with some cool far out eastern flavours (and instruments).
It takes its name from the modified guitars they had built for it that have extra frets, inspired by the movable frets of the Turkish bağlama. “We were messing around with microtonal tuning,” explains Mackenzie. “Without getting too technical, it’s like dividing the musical notes so there’s one extra space: 24 notes an octave instead of 12. It opens up a bunch of possibilities.”
The effect is to create an incredibly intricate and textured version of garage rock that works beyond any oddball concept. The band built three guitars and a bass (all shaped like Flying Vs and painted yellow, hence the title) to help them go in search of this new sound, but hit a bump. “Everything you do sounds wrong,” says Mackenzie. “You’re culturally attuned to a certain set of frequencies. Our challenge was to make music that didn’t sound too wrong within those parameters.” :)
The devil's in the details. Good stuff! Have a listen to three songs off the album here.
Apparently they will release four more albums in 2017...!!!
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