Melbourne’s King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard are preparing to let loose a new album later this month.
Entitled L.W., and following K.G. – you can guess where they got those initials from – this will be the third volume in the outfit’s trip into microtonal tunings, and their 17th studio album overall.
In preparation, they’ve unleashed a new single in the form of Pleura, which goes a lot like this:
The video was recorded just last night (at the time of writing), featuring the band performing live in their studio. It was directed by John Angus Stewart, who was also behind the band’s 2020 concert film Chunky Shrapnel.
“I think a true document of live music shouldn’t rely entirely on editing,” Stewart says. “There is something that happens with the way we perceive images, if something ‘live’ is too produced, your mind sort of loses interest. With this format, we wanted to leave the editing up to the viewer. The decision of who to look at, and at what time determines each individual viewing experience. With each watch your experience will be completely different, which mirrors Gizzard’s experience playing the song live. The process is the same, yet the result is different.”