For those that follow my blog, they might remember one of my first Music Challenges where I listened to an album based off the band’s name, album cover or name of the album. I picked King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard’s album strictly because of their band name. And to my surprise, I really loved the album. When I saw they had a new album out, I naturally gravitated toward it and gave it a spin…a lot of spins.
Their new album is called ‘Flying Microtonal Banana’ and is their 9th studio album since 2012..that is right…9th!! They also are planning on releasing not one, not two, but FIVE albums this year. Pretty ambitious and we will wait and see if they actually able to achieve said goal.
The band is out of Australia and actually has seven members.
- Stu Mackenzie – lead vocals
- Ambrose Kenny Smith – keyboards/synthesizer
- Joey Walker – lead guitar
- Cook Craig – rhythm guitar
- Lucas Skinner – bass guitar
- Eric Moore – drums
- Michael Cavanagh – drums
The current release has nine tracks and is as wild and experimental sounding as the last release. Where the last release was one continuous song basically broken up into 9 parts and the music never stopped playing, this album went a little more traditional where you could tell when one song ended and the other began.