donderdag 12 mei 2016

King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard – Nonagon Infinity

King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard – Nonagon Infinity
Heavenly/PIAS – 2016
Rock, Psych, Punk, Garage
Rated: ****

You have to love the work ethic of these crazy Aussies. We’re already on a fourth album within one and a half year. Or eight within five years. And to be honest, the freaks who go by the name King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard, are not putting out anything even remotely resembling crap. They achieve without a doubt with every one of their albums to release something worthwhile and different then what came before. Catchy garage rock with a psychedelic edge on I’m In Your Mind (2014), jazzy floater rock on Quarters! (2015) and Paper-Mâché Dream Balloon was comprised out of psychedelic folk. So, all different and all something that connects, the psychedelic tinge or hint or overlaying grid and the repetitive nature of the tracks. Oh, and let’s not forget the lo-fi gritty understated vocals of frontman Stu MacKenzie. And yes, all of that is once again present on the new record Nonagon Infinity. Which feels like one hell of a trippy rollercoaster ride. The seven headed hydra deliver an infinite looping record, where every song ends with the intro of the one that follows. Yes, first and last song inclusive. An irresistible drive due to that thumping bass and the happy-go-fucked up punky feel that is ever present. This is hay fever adrenaline, sneezing laughing gas, motoring psychos and a revolving labyrinth with a dancing goblin king in the center. There is no escape, this calls for an entire night of Nonagon Infinity on repeat and enough rum to keep you fueled up and growling at the demon moon outside…

(Written by JK)

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