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King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – Down The Sink

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard’s Down The Sink. What a trip. It’s entertaining. Rockin’. Groovy. And fun. That’s all that can be said about it. It’s a combo, that cannot be denied, and we won’t.

The keyboards, the wispy vocals, the titillating guitar licks – the centurion apostates bring out the great music, singing in fabulousness and draped in golden mantra hues.

It’s a fab song.

Wintery windings, wrap it around.
Profundity, kicking and shouting.
Let it be known, to one and all.
Knee bent, begging in smiles.
Round about, in circle straights.
Straighten my love, take it in sums.

And the song is a gift wrap.

Shiny, mysterious, has funny markings on the paper.

And that’s exciting.

The wrapping paper indicates a point – something underneath will reveal itself to be something that:

  • Signifies a special day.
  • Tell one that someone wanted to support her and cares.
  • And that the ritual comes with excitement for the small unknown.

‘But why do you equate the song to the gift-wrap, and not the gift itself?’

That is because we think the barrier between the ‘receiver’ of the gift, and the ‘gift’ itself, poses a more dramatic and arduous description of what that ‘moment’ entails.

In our human universe, that thin paper wall, is the gateway to another emotion, another saga.

It poses the right questions, and attitudes.

It sets the stage for what will and has to come.

But not until our imaginations get the best of what’s expected or unknown.

The gift wrap paper helps us imagine, think in another light.

And just like ‘Down The Sink’, for a moment…For THAT moment, in time…That job is fabulously done.

We dig this song, and the band – lots.

So should you.

Their latest LP ‘Gumboot Soup’ dropped on December 31, 2017.

The band is getting ready for their European tour beginning in February 2018.



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