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first off, greatest band name ever.
that being said, one would suppose that the music of AUSTRALIA's KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD would not live up to CREATIVITY of their moniker, but it does. it may even surpass it. their SOUND is a POTENT mix of PSYCHEDELIA, SURF MUSIC, GARAGE ROCK and more than a micro dose of EXEPERIMENTAL PROG ROCK embellishments thrown in (i.e. ODD TIME SIGNATURES and IDIOSYNCRATIC INSTRUMENTATION). but what centers all that WILD sonic craziness in line is a preternatural knack for MELODY. these are songs you can hum to even if there are complex NEO-BAROQUE COMPOSITIONAL ELEMENTS swirling around you.
its a jarring and UNIQUE set of juxtapositions and makes KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD most definitely worth checking out. plus their videos are completely BONKERS.