In an interview with Triple J, King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard front man Stu McKenzine revealed 2017 was going to be a massive year for the band while drummer Eric Moore clarified their artistic ventures would take form as “four Gizzard albums.”
While the talented Aussie performers have an impressive discography already, they’ve begun this monumental project by releasing Flying Microtonal Banana in February 2017 and created suspense for what’s up ahead.
Itching to know what’s going to happen next for King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard? We do a little digging to suss out what we can expect next from the prolific Aussie rockers.
It’s no doubt that King Gizzard are breaking boundaries left, right and centre with every new album they release, exploring new dimensions of their own musical capabilities and impressing their loving fans.
They’ve built much anticipation surrounding their musical endeavours for 2017 and we can do a bit more than just imagine how many more Gizz-filled minutes the year will be bring.
So far, in the relatively small amount of time since they’ve been together, they have released nine studio albums including just under 100 songs, 21, 120 seconds, 352 minutes or just under six hours of music. We stretched our little brains to graph their musical movement so we can contemplate their next three records. Dang!
Based on this arduous scientific project, King Gizzard have released on average 14 songs a year since 2011 and while we’re already up to 9 with Flying Microtonal Banana, we can expect more music than ever for the rest of 2017.
“King Gizzard and the Wizard Lizard are ridiculously prolific. They have released nine full length albums since 2012 and are showing no signs of slowing down. Flying Microtonal Banana is the first instalment of a proposed five album sequence that are all scheduled to be released in 2017.
At this stage it is unclear exactly how these releases will relate to one another but the band has stated that they want each album to be its own “sonic adventure”. The focus appears to be firmly set on experimentation and Flying Microtonal Banana is the band’s first foray into microtonal music; or as a layman might describe it “mystical sounding music”.”
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