King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard - Quarters (Audiophile 2LP Vinyl)
Count on this group to come up with an idea like this: a twelve inch with four songs, each 10 minutes and 10 seconds long, accompanied by an insane painting of four different worlds melding together. Who are we to refuse them? This not-quite-EP-not-quite-LP takes a sharp turn into the wispy and mellow. "The River" tumbles down a Brubeckian 5/4 meander right into a Leslie'd wicker counter-pattern, while "Infinite Rise" rides a groovy, yawning wake-up call through the commune. Flip the disc, and "God Is in the Rhythm" effervesces like a prom dance when the acid starts kicking in, before "Lonely Steel Sheet Flyer" circles ever upward like a friendly smoke signal from a beach fire. At ten minutes apiece, these songs offer the boys plenty of room to stretch out, and they do so with loose limbs and stoned smiles. Quarters flies in on dragonfly wings, lazily basks in the sun for a bit, and follows the sunset over the horizon.
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