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Review: King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, ‘Flying Microtonal Banana’

Flying Microtonal Banana album coverFew bands approach music quite as much like a job as King Gizzard, and their bosses – the increasingly demanding audiences – expect results.

That might be why King Gizzard’s latest experiments have felt less ambitious than the leaps between earlier records. The genesis of Flying Microtonal Banana was curiosity over what they could do with microtonal instruments, which is as good a reason to put out a record as any, but however much the band changes its tuning, their songwriting approach is fundamentally the same. Still, better bands have had worse runs and if King Gizzard can maintain that consistency throughout the other four albums they’re putting out this year, those bosses will be plenty happy.

Flying Microtonal Banana is out February 24 via Remote Control.

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