What’s new

by DGO Web Administrator

King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, “Paper Mâché Dream Balloon”

Release date: Nov. 13

Label: ATO Records

The seventh full-length album from Melbourne, Australia’s neo-psych folk rock outfit King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, “Paper Mâché Dream Balloon,” is the logical extension following the vinyl/digital release of the EP/mini-LP Quarters released this past June. That is to say, Quarters adequately bridged the gap from 2014’s rollicking “I’m In Your Mind Fuzz” and the most recent release “Paper Mâché Dream Balloon.” The heavy riffing and psychedelic dirges of prior releases are largely eschewed on the latest outing, though still evident beneath the surface. So much in fact, that upon first listen of the new long player, I actually had to double check that I was listening to the same band. Not in a bad way, but rather more matter-of-fact. On previous releases, Stu Mackenzie’s prowess as a flautist has largely taken a backseat to straightforward rock ’n’ roll. Here, the flute is fairly (read: very) prominent throughout. If you have less qualms that Jethro Tull won the first Grammy for Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance over the likes of Metallica, Iggy Pop, AC/DC, or Jane’s Addiction, this record is possibly for you. At right around 35 minutes, it is still well worth a listen, and I welcome your opinion once you do.

Recommended if you listen to Foxygen, Devendra Banhart, Unknown Mortal Orchestra or Odessey & Oracle-era Zombies

— Jon E. Lynch

[email protected]


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Social Media

Most Popular

Get The Latest Updates

Subscribe To Our Weekly Newsletter

No spam, notifications only about new products, updates.


On Key

Related Posts

DGO July 2023 Page 14 Image 0001

The fall of Satan’s Den

The Story of David Parker Ray, one of New Mexico’s Most Notorious predators Amanda Push SPECIAL TO DGO Warning: This article contains disturbing descriptions of

DGO May 2023 Page 14 Image 0001

The epic stoner coloring book

Grab your markers, blunt, and color to your heart’s content to win some cool weedy prizes We want you to do something that adults never

AR 210529994

Film capsules

Stowaway leaves quite a bit to be desiredMovies set in space are almost as bad as films built around time travel movies. The amount of

Receive the latest news

Subscribe To Our Weekly Newsletter

Get notified about new articles