King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard: Nonagon Infinity

Melbourne garage kings ain’t stopping on eighth.

King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard Nonagon Infinity album cover

King Gizzard sit at garage’s psychedelic, cosmic end, and follow their 60s inspirations in blasting out several LPs a year.

They obliterate retro accusations with explosive velocity here, flowing like burning lava without even a break between tracks, then looping back to the start. The implication: we can keep going forever. Robot Stop is a motorik glide into the Outback with a souped-up hotrod engine, needing King Gizzard’s two drummers for its hyper-charged momentum, flinging out harmonica splinters and layers of varied guitar en route. Wah-Wah deconstructs 70s hard rock until it becomes folk-rock, with bagpipe-style skirls.

A whole album at 100 mph needs skill at the wheel not to start sounding slow, and for all the sensation of manic burn-out, every track has disciplined intricacy, using hairpin turns and jolting tape-slices to sculpt the gush of drums and feedback into prog-garage shape.