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King Gizzard Unleash The Full Power Of Microtonal Tuning On “Nuclear Fusion”

King Gizzard

Melbourne psych-gods King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard have dropped another track from their upcoming musical experiment ‘Flying Microtonal Banana’ with Nuclear Fusion.

Channeling the well-executed disturbing vibes from their earlier work on Satan Speeds UpNuclear Fusion has a terrific eery Bhangra feel throughout like a Bollywood murder-mystery.

Nuclear Fusion is a real display of what we can expect from King Gizzard’s delve into microtonal tuning with wild time signatures, thick horn action, and serious eastern vibes aplenty.

The song begins with an innocent build-up of guitars and drums before seemingly delving into the mouth of a beast with a left-field vocals and horn. Punchy bass remains as King Gizz slowly ooze into the beast that is Nuclear Fusion. The use of microtonal tuning makes the main guitar lines for Nuclear Fusion have almost a sitar sound with a tone that resembles closest to a half-cocked wah.

After the events at the start of the track, Nuclear Fusion slowly grooves along to the end with appearances from a variety of yet-to-be-deciphered instruments and some terrific vintage organ sounds.

While Rattlesnake was a killer groove, it didn’t showcase the mastermind of King Gizzard and what they could do with as wild a concept as microtonal tuning. Thankfully, Nuclear Fusion scratches this itch with gusto… psychedelic, creepy gusto.

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard’s ninth studio album ‘Flying Microtonal Banana’ is set for release on Friday the 24th of February.

Flying Microtonal Banana