Track Of The Day #490: King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard - 'Head On/Pill'

Track Of The Day #490: King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard – ‘Head On/Pill’


Another track that was released on stunning multicoloured vinyl by Heavenly Recordings, on Record Store Day. You can also find this on an album entitled ‘Float Along – Fill Your Lungs’ which was released last year in 2013. The brilliantly named King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard are an Australian band who are described as “Completely fried theremin-wielding psychopaths.” Sounds like a recommendation if there ever was one.

Beginning as a heavy, lumbering sitar-powered drone, the vocals enter at a surprisingly early point for such a lengthy track. But this is pretty much a two-parter as the title suggests, and although the latter bit kicks in under four minutes into this crazed 16 minute celestial epic, it doesn’t peak too early and seems to be running on some sort of musical superfuel. Astonishing sounds will fill your head and you might feel a touch overwhelmed after being taken on such a demented journey. Listen now. You’ll be glad you did.

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