Aussie psych overlords, King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard, have set free the second single from their forthcoming record Paper Maache Dream Balloon, the spooky, stripped back Trapdoor.
In a press release accompanying the announce of the new album, the band stated that the record would be less fluid than their previous LPs, with frontman Stu MacKenzie saying: “After mind fuzz and quarters i was starting to get over concept records. I wanted to make an album with a collection of short unrelated songs. I wanted to steer away from electric guitar music which i felt like we’d explored pretty heavily on the last couple. So paper-mache-dream-balloon, the concept-less concept album got a concept. No electric instruments. Just acoustic guitars, flute, double bass, fiddle, harmonica, drum kit, clarinet. what ever we could find really. we recorded it mostly in an empty shipping container on my parents farm in country victoria. it was all horses, emus and tim tams.”
Trapdoor follows this blueprint in wonderful form, with stabbing violin, dulcet piano and pattering flute taking the forefront in the haunting, groove-filled track. Check it out below via Noisey. Paper Mache Dream Balloon is out November 13th via Flightless.