Melbourne’s King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard has released ‘Nuclear Fusion,’ the second track available from Flying Microtonal Banana, the band’s first LP of 2017 to be released on Friday 24th February via Flightless / Remote Control Records. The band plan to release five studio albums in 2017, an ambitious feat as each record will be its own unique sonic adventure.
Flying Microtonal Banana is King Gizzard’s first-ever experience in microtonal tuning, which features intervals smaller than a semitone and not found in customary Western tuning octaves. Pre-order viahttp://flightlessrecords.com & http://remotecontrolrecords.
“Earlier this year we started experimenting with a custom microtonal guitar our friend Zak made for Stu,”explains drummer Eric Moore. “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.”
NPR Music called latest album Nonagon Infinity “not only the band’s most explosively ambitious work; it’s also a thoroughly realized journey, embedded in a frenzied barrage of riff-heavy head-bangers.”
Little did they know that was only the beginning.
The band also recently released their Bootleg Holiday From Hell documentary, which chronicles seven international tours over two years in two hours. Watch it here.