King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – L.W. (KGLW / Music As Usual)

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – L.W. (KGLW / Music As Usual)

¿Son King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard Uncontrolled geniuses or, on the contrary, are they aimed more at weary people who give way to whatever comes to mind? Taking into account both the accumulation of references published to date – about two dozen albums make up his record – and the different stylistic lurching of the Australians, it can be assumed that a little of each will surely fit into the equation. The latent interest in part of his work is unquestionable, as well as the merit that comes with his overflowing (sometimes overwhelming) creativity. However, it is no less true that his trajectory includes some rather more expendable moments, as well as tests of complicated digestion.

And it turns out that, although closer to success than failure, this album is precisely a good example of that double reading motivated by the septet’s own trajectory, in a work that includes very interesting parts stacked together with others that end up making a ball. in full tasting. L.W. (KGLW, 21) offer (again) to that forceful group, sometimes somewhat excessive and even tacky, that likes to peck between genres to specify their own compositions. In this case, the reference is adorned by a generous layer of Arabic music, consciously placed in the foreground to enhance the exoticism of the product, while the combo collects very generous doses of indie-rock progressive Y psychedelic, along with strokes of heavy metal O glam-rock. Those from Melbourne show restlessness when it comes to continuing to search for new motifs for their palette, in an uninterrupted sequence of nine songs, including “Static Electricity”, “If Not Now, Then When?”, “ONE”, “Ataraxia “,” KGLW “or that” Supreme Ascendancy “with undisguised oriental aspect.

The obsession of King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard It seems to be located in their very DNA and, far from responding to needs raised by an excessive ego, they point to a naturalness that in their hands implies the publication of more than one album a year. With a continuation like Butterfly 3000 (KGLW, 21) already announced for this season, it seems that the formation will continue to operate at its own pace, the one that challenges the operation of the current music industry. But it turns out that, as with this installment, the immersion is still tempting to search for those clear hits that his signature always ensures. And it is that, at least for the moment, his anarchy and unconcern with respect to the environment maintains the grace.

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