King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard has released a brand new 10 minute epic called “Crumbling Castle”, and wow it’s incredible.
Like most of their output, this sorta track requires more than one listen to appreciate the layers of sound, the time signature changes, and the overall movement that the band hopes to take you on. Their latest LP, Sketches Of Brunswick East, has a flow that I tend to enjoy the most in LPs, and that’s where one track starts and another one stops and it doesn’t necessarily jive with the way the tracklist is divided up in iTunes. They’re meant to be listened to in full, and this new track “Crumbling Castle” is no exception. Sprawling, hypnotic, trancey, and ultimately rocking, this one is going to be hard to get out of my head today. Check it out below…
From the band’s post:
In the presence of a mirror, my sensory foax-organs detect discontent on my facial image. I cry a digital tear. Motor fluid. Escaping to the floor, it reflects my silhouette. Frigid, slouched, callous. My smell escapes me. A rancid odour. I am everywhere. I am light. I am a reflection. I am that which I am. And I am violent. And I want it to end. Stillness from the grinding gears. I am a raging droid, with a full tank of propellant. Flick the switch. Turn them off. Standby. Cut the cord. Death is a lamb in a wolf’s clothes. A blessing from the lord satan. I am on the altar. I want it. The saccharine of eternal rest. I wish to consume it’s sickly syrup, and lick it from my many fingers. Take me into the moonless night. I need it. Any way I pass will do.