King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – Flying Microtonal Banana (Released 24th February)

£20.99 – Yellow LP & DL Code

Geelong’s insuppressible King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard have not only announced the release of their next album, Flying Microtonal Banana, but also the release of FOUR further albums in 2017.

 Flying Microtonal Banana, released on Heavenly Recordings on Friday February 24th 2017 was recorded at the band’s own studio in Brunswick East, Melbourne, in the summer of 2016.

 The band have also recently unveiled Rattlesnake, the first track to be taken from the album.

 The track listing of the 9-track album, produced by Stu Mackenzie of the band, is as follows:

 1.   Rattlesnake

2.   Melting

3.   Open Water

4.   Sleep Drifter

5.   Billabong Valley

6.   Anoxia

7.   Doom City

8.   Nuclear Fusion

9.   Flying Microtonal Banana

 Already known for their prodigious work-ethic, the band will then release a further four albums in 2017 – details of which will be announced in due course.

 Talking about the making of Flying Microtonal Banana, Eric Moore of the band said:

 Earlier this year we started experimenting with a custom microtonal guitar our friend Zak made for Stu. The guitar was modified to play in 24-TET tuning and could only be played with other microtonal instruments. We ended up giving everyone a budget of $200 to buy instruments and turn them microtonal. The record features the modified electric guitars, basses, keyboards and harmonica as well as a Turkish horn called a Zurna.

Shimmering, hypnotic and propulsive and powered along, as ever, by the metronomic beat of two drummers, Flying Microtonal Banana takes a subtle musical shift away from the frazzled freak-beat of its predecessor, Nonagon Infinitywhich was released earlier this year. Trance like, in parts clipped and concise yet deeply psychedelic, it reveals yet another musical side to a band seemingly in perpetual motion.

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