TN:64 King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard

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TN:64 King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard

Tuesday, 2 March

In this episode, John catches up with King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard frontman and producer Stu Mackenzie to talk about how the band wrote, recorded and produced the albums, ‘K.G.’ and ‘L.W.’

Armed with various living room demos, phone recordings and plenty of stems, Stu delves into the successes and difficulties that came with each band member having to write and record from home, sharing how the completely unfamiliar process shaped their two lockdown records.

Firing on all sonic cylinders, we’re given an insight into recording and mixing tracks with two drum kits, linear songwriting with constantly evolving time signatures, as well as the effects of microtonal retuning.

Listen to find out how the band switch from being ‘gentle fellas’ to ‘heavy monsters’, what they did when they didn’t have a bass that could play low enough and why the flute has ended up on so many of their tracks.

Tracks discussed: Automation, If Not Now, Then When?, K.G.L.W. & K.G.L.W.

 

Listen to 'K.G.' here.

Listen to 'L.W.' here.

'K.G.' and 'L.W' - A KGLW Release

 

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