- Flying Microtonal Banana

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard - Flying Microtonal Banana
CRITIC SCORE
60
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USER SCORE
80
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14 ratings

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SiberianBreaks
71
A return to form for the most prolific Australian rock band out there today that not only sees some solid songwriting again, but also the start of something really worthwhile with their eccentric use of gimmicks - this time being microtonal sounds and middle-eastern scales (which at first may sound out of tune for most of us since we're all so used to Western scales.)

King Gizzard have always treated their records with more novelty gimmicks than something that will really turn heads. Whether ... read more
GoldenChords
87
The letter of presentation of a band that promises to be a trend this year, at least for the promise of 4 recordings in the course of 10 months. A real step forward if they make every album with a unique sound, or a very good one, so that nobody notices that they all resemble each other. As someone else said, this first album comes to the public with marked influences of Indian music and, as usual, the Krautrock of the 70's in Germany. So far it is the album that from my point of view feels ... read more
chessmess
89
Unless someone comes out with something extremely extraordinary this year, then I have found my aoty of 2017 already.

After listening to Nonagon Infinity, I'm absolutely amazed at the progress in terms of the sound. FMB is a masterpiece in its own right. The fusion of Turkish instruments and folk/psychadelic elements into King Gizzard's style is perfectly balanced. The album is very reminiscent of some of the best Turkish psychadelic rock albums in the 70s/60s. They go all out on the Turkish ... read more
Zkull
75
They've got a really interesting sound on this one. Executed quite well for the most part too. Fav songs: Metling, Nuclear Fusion.
SeaBass
76
Love the Indian influences, giving the psychedelic style a different flavour, but for a band that prides itself on consistent pieces that flow brilliantly, the Anoxia and Doom City slump hits hard. Even so, there are highlights, Melting especially is excellent piece of fun. The best thing about King Gizzard is that as a whole they've become more consistent in quality, and have experimented widely with style. This is another definite win in that book.
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Added on: November 11, 2016