King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard: Album Review
words by kyra bruce
Sketches of Brunswick East is the third of five albums that King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard has promised to release this year. Thankfully, the band is not sacrificing any quality or creativity to crank these albums out so quickly.
The album is a collaboration with L.A. based band, Mild High Club, and both bands say the album was loosely created while Alex Brettin, front man of Mild High Club, was living with Stu Mackenzie, front man of King Gizz, for a number of weeks after a performance. The rest of the album was created through jam sessions with both bands.
The album perfectly combines King Gizz’s psychedelic rock sound with Mild High’s chill jazz to create music similar to psychedelic jazz that would be played in a café on a spaceship. The spacey jazz smoothly merges into psychedelic dreamy tunes that form yet another album from King Gizz that combines several genres into one masterpiece. King Gizz front man, Stu Mackenzie, tells Stones Throw Records, "I think we hit it off because our approaches are very different … Alex has studied music, whereas my approach is to fling shit at the wall and see what sticks. I can’t read sheet music at all. But we’re like the two ends of a horseshoe coming to meet in the middle."
With the help of Mild High Club, the band returns to its chill roots with another beautifully tied together album. Each of these bands are putting out music that strays from the norms of today and I highly suggest that you check out their album!