Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Release of the Day: King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard - I'm In Your Mind Fuzz

Let's talk about the criticisms I've seen on this album and there are two main ones. One is that the band sometimes sounds like krautrock pastiche and the other one is that there are too many people in the band. Here's the thing. Have you ever seen Tremors with Kevin Bacon? Yeah, the movie rocks. The slogan is "There's nothing new under the sun, but under the ground..." turns out the slogan is talking about these detached carnivorous uncircumcised penises and not music at all, so why bring it up?

Well, there's a big problem in music writing nowadays and it's about the need to push boundaries. There's totally an irony about a music writer saying that shit too because the chances are that the music writer is doing his or her writing in a totally pastiched way - establish ethos with some personal experience, or a quick biography (yeah, sure I know what I'm talking about, so what the fuck are YOU talking about? I'm not defensive at all!) followed by glancing descriptions, some tough dichotomy between parts (maybe something with the music industry), some more generalizations, and then a sweeping look at genre and possibly a play on the album title or the overarching style of music. Hey, music writers! WE'RE NOT PUSHING BOUNDARIES EITHER SO QUIT CALLING THE KETTLE BLACK!

Sorry, had to get that out of my system.

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard's Im in Your Mind Fuzz is a group of songs that relate to each other in theme and motorik madness, which isn't to say that all the songs are motorik, but my favorite ones sure are. The first twelve minutes or so is a suite of songs related to the all-permeating mind fuzz. Who is in which mind fuzz? Who knows, sportsfans. But man, it's a ripper heading straight into the maelstrom that is the rad time express.

The record is out on Castle Face and is a blast and a half of psychedelic garage mayhem and certainly has quickly become one of my most-listened-to records of 2014.

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