King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard: QUARTERS

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King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard: QUARTERS

Seriously, I cannot fault this album. Quarters by King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard is probably one of the best albums I’ve ever listened to, it’s like they’ve travelled back in time to learn the secrets of the great psychedelic rockers, come back and reinvented it to make their own beautifully unique sound.
Each track is an experiment with sound, and these days with so much ‘same same’ garbage out there, it’s a breathe of fresh air. Complex and hypnotic this is psychedelic rock at its finest, I might go as far as to say that they could be compared to the sounds of The Doors, which as a die-hard fan is a really big call for me to make.
There’s only four tracks on the album, which explains the name Quarters, but each one runs for around 10 minutes, so screw it, I’m going to review each one. The first track, ‘The River’ is a brilliant introduction to the experience you’re about to have. Instrumentally flawless, it takes you by the hand and leads you down a strange and wonderful path of sounds.
Talk about being taken to another era, ‘Infinite Rise’ is like being thrown back to the late ’60s early ’70s where the sounds were melodic, laid back and free. The guitar and lyrics are what really make this track incredible.
‘God Is In The Rhythm’ is downright weird – I love it. It’s a sound trip that lasts for around 11 minutes and alters your perception of things purely through music. I couldn’t even try to explain it, you just need to listen. ‘Lonely Steel Sheet Flyer’ has some killer riffs to back up the eerie lyrics and amazing relaxed drum sounds. This one, like the rest, plucks you from reality and throws you into a place far more fun and free.
There’s not one bad thing to say about King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard or this mind altering album, not one. Do yourself a favour and listen to Quarters!
Out now via Flightless/Remote Control Records
Reviewed by Montana Agustin