King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard - Flying Microtonal Banana (Heavenly Recordings) 2017
Waiting for King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard to put out new work is always like drawing from a lucky dip; you never know exactly what you’ll get. As the first out of the five albums they announced for this year, Flying Microtonal Banana is a testament to true musicianship, which lies in experimentation, to say the least. The whole LP was recorded exclusively using instruments tricked out to play microtones, as well as non-western instruments like a Turkish zurna, which give it an otherworldly, sprawling quality. Though it might seem tame compared to last year’s triumphant Nonagon Infinity, Flying Microtonal Banana is no less impressive, and if its role is to act as a warm-up for what lies ahead, then the next four albums ought to be a blast.