Watch a time-lapse of the 200 hours Jason Galea spent crafting King Gizzard’s skitz new album cover

Today in King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard news: the band have shared a pretty dope time-lapse of their longtime visual collaborator Jason Galea working on the cover for their upcoming LP Murder of the Universe.

The last record from Gizz, Flying Microtonal Banana, dropped this February. On the same day the band took the opportunity to announce Murder of the Universe, the second LP in their proposed five album sequence for 2017.

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Want to get into the brain of Jason Galea, the visual mastermind behind King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard? Here’s your best opportunity yet.

Utilising digital software for the artwork’s concept before hand-painting it in his studio, the clip is a great insight into Galea’s process. 200 hours is a long time, probably longer than King Gizzard spent writing the whole damn album.

Check out the video below:

The album is set to drop this Friday, June 23rd. Check out the full, three-part tracklist below:

Chapter 1: The Tale Of The Altered Beast

01 A New World
02 Altered Beast I
03 Alter Me I
04 Altered Beast II
05 Alter Me II
06 Altered Beast III
07 Alter Me III
08 Altered Beast IV
09 Life / Death

Chapter 2: The Lord Of Lightning Vs. Balrog

01 Some Context
02 The Reticent Raconteur
03 The Lord Of Lightning
04 The Balrog
05 The Floating Fire
06 The Acrid Corpse

Chapter 3: Han-Tyumi And The Murder Of The Universe

01 Welcome To An Altered Future
02 Digital Black
03 Han-Tyumi, The Confused Cyborg
04 Soy-Protein Munt Machine
05 Vomit Coffin
06 Murder Of The Universe


Read our interview with Jason Galea for Happy Mag Issue #2 here. 

Read our review of Flying Microtonal Banana by Alastair Cairns here.