King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard - Flying Microtonal Banana

Limited Alternate Banana Yellow Wax Vinyl LP + Download

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Flying Microtonal Banana is the ninth studio by Australian psychedelic rock band King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, released in February 2017 via Flightless Records.

Formed in Melbourne in 2010, by Ambrose Kenny Smith (vocals, harmonica, synthesizer), Cook Craig (guitar, bass guitar), Eric Moore (drums, percussion, theremin), Joey Walker (guitar, vocals), Lucas Skinner (bass guitar), Michael Cavanaugh (drums), and Stu Mackenzie (vocals, guitar, flute). The band are noted for their energetic live performances and their prolific recording output, releasing nine albums since 2012.

The band's early work saw them primarily perform in a style that blended 1960s surf music, garage rock and psychedelic rock, however the band has since added acid rock and krautrock to its repertoire.

 

Flying Microtonal Banana is the first of five albums that the band plans to release in 2017. The album was recorded in their Brunswick East studio between April and September 2016.  The album is their first ever experience in microtonal tuning which features intervals smaller than a semitone and not found in customary Western tuning octaves, but more in Eastern influenced music.

It started with a custom microtonal guitar and giving everyone in the band a budget of $200 to buy instruments and turn them microtonal. The record features these modified electric guitars, basses, keyboards and harmonica as well as the Zurna, a central Eurasian woodwind instrument.

The music although influenced by Middle Eastern and Eastern tones, is still fundamentally a rock album, kick starting with the 7+ minute opener Rattlesnake. The music is rooted in progressive and psychedelic rock influences.

Check out a couple of tracks from the album:  Rattlesnake , Nuclear Fusion  and Sleep Drifter.

This LP record is a very limited re-pressing of 2,000 copies on banana yellow vinyl with an alternate red themed cover artwork and a digital download coupon, pressed in Australia

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Tracklisting:

 

No.

Track

Time

A1

Rattlesnake

07:48

A2

Melting

05:27

A3

Open Water

07:13

B1

Sleep Drifter

04:44

B2

Billabong Valley

03:34

B3

Anoxia

03:04

B4

Doom City

03:14

B5

Nuclear Fusion

04:15

B6

Flying Microtonal Banana

02:34

SKU 9332727059339_1
Record Label Flightless
Label / Model # Inertia
Catalogue Number FLT-028
Country AU - Australia
Release Date (Year) 24 February 2017
Original Release Date (Year) 24 February 2017
Barcode # 9332727059339
Shipping Weight 0.2600kg
Shipping Width 0.005m
Shipping Height 0.314m
Shipping Length 0.314m
Shipping Cubic 0.000493m3
Type New
Format Limited Edition LP Record, Alternative Edition, Repressing Limited to 2,000 Copies Worldwide, Banana Yellow Wax Vinyl Edition with Red Themed Cover Artwork, Digital Download Card
Vinyl Colour Yellow
Genre Rock
Genre Alternative Rock
Genre Garage Rock
Genre Psychedelic Rock
Format VINYL LP

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