KING GIZ­ZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD I’m in Your Mind Fuzz ★★★★ Heav­enly Record­ings

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - MUSIC REVIEWS - LAU­REN MURPHY

How this band’s name wasn’t ve­toed at the first hur­dle is any­one’s guess, so it’s just as well that their mu­sic is so in­fec­tiously groovy. This is the Mel­bourne seven-piece’s fourth al­bum and aligns some­what with fuzzy psychedelia of their com­pa­tri­ots, Tame Impala. The dif­fer­ence is that King Giz­zard are likely to swerve into the most un­ex­pected di­rec­tions from song to song, be it propul­sive garage wig-outs culled straight from the 1960s (Cel­lo­phane), woozy rock tunes in­cor­po­rat­ing flute so­los that ping, zip and swirl at break­neck pace (Hot Wa­ter), slouchy jams (Her & I, Slow Jam

1) or wist­ful, tremu­lous tunes about the devil (Satan Speeds

Up). As bonkers as their name sug­gests and not ex­actly unique, but thrilling, nonethe­less. king­giz­zardandthe­lizard­wiz­

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