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Butterfly 3000 Megathread!

Butterfly 3000 Megathread!

barneygale

I've been listening since 2015 and this is my favourite album so far. Astonishingly good.


Semi-Automatic420

it is one of their best


Behave_or_else

Butterfly 3000 sounds like E.R. theme song: https://youtu.be/TjCnHJ8wIuM


Sworn_to_Ganondorf

Honestly was really dissapointing. Not at all the stand out material they usually put out. Blue morpho gave me hope for the album but it peaked there. And not hard. Just sounds like something id hear at the mall just shooting for the center of that bell curve. 5/10 they are capable of more.


HungryLikeTheVulf

It’s so odd, I love this album but blue morpho was the low point for me, love interior people. Not sure I’d describe it as mall music, that’s harsh, there some really interesting stuff going on with the synths and the chord rhythms.


notsmohqe

sucks you get downvoted for saying that. i feel about the same as you fwiw


flabbychesticles

I'm driving my gf crazy listening to this everyday, but I can't stop.


GammaKnifeNice

Gave it the old acid test. Holy shit, this is S tier Gizz


ThatGuyWhoTrollz

The bass and drumming is incredible


scorpiknox

Everybody here is catching smoke!


targ_

Ivegothappinessinsidemypocket!


jamesbong127

itcostme, twentyfivedollars


targ_

Maybewe... couldgohalvies?!


Quigley4

sogimmejustacouplehours


RileyPickle1104

startingfireswithsoggytimber


SakoTheTako

Takes me a long time to decide just how good a King Gizz album is, but so far, this is one of my favourites


CollateralDimension

My favourite album by the boys right now.. I just can't stop listening it's sooo addictive Anyone else feels the same?


MixFamiliar

does anyone know if there will be a restock? i don’t care what language it is i just want the vinyl !!


sampeckinpah5

This album isn't really my style unfortunately, can't really get into it. Glad to see others enjoying it.


-ineedsomesleep-

I got my Japanese version in red, which seems to suit. Took a week and a half to get to Central Queensland. Very pretty.


evan_horne

Has anyone who ordered from Gizzverse EU received their BF3000 record(s) yet? Still no shipping mail for me (Germany). Just curious because I want it so bad!


ayeenebother

They aren’t shipping till August 13th, says in the bio


evan_horne

Thanks for the info!


DeHofnar

I haven’t received anything either here in the Netherlands. Hope it’ll arrive soon though..


evan_horne

Thanks for the info. Let’s suffer together :D


potato-stache

Bought from AU site which said it will be instant shipping. I still have not received yet


evan_horne

Thanks mate. Fingers crossed that we‘ll get a notification soon.


EEEYEUP

I'm literally glued to this album, pure magic. I really love the little pieces that connects with Poly and Murder here an there. And vibing the videos too, can't wait for the next ones! Has anyone noticed that the little snippet they used for create hype was never used in the album? [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=APvrOGQbCzc](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=APvrOGQbCzc)


serendipitymike

Wish it was! Gone on and on about it on here. That teaser snippet was amazing. Hope we hear the rest of it someday.


Quigley4

Made In Timeland?


daceoofcringe

I think it's Anamnesis from Chunky


michaelcerasdad

So cool


Grinning_Dog

I noticed those too upon my last listen. Makes me like it more.


Internationalhomeboy

Downvote me all you want but the 2 music videos for this album have been phenomenal. I absolutely love the animation in the Shanghai one. Reminds me of Yellow Submarine


GizzBride

Still. Crying. This is one of my favorite albums for sure. It’s so incredibly joyous and touching and real. I absolutely adore it.


poopoo_plattr

GizzBride! Hahah i'll be your GizzBridesmaid


GizzBride

Yaaaas 🥰🥳 I met my fiancé in the fb fan page 🤪 Our wedding is very King Gizz inspired. I’ve posted some sneak peaks if you wanna snoop 😇


mrpaul1111

The more I listen to the album, the more it reminds me of Passion Pit lol. And I mean that in the best way possible. Specifically the album Manners by Passion Pit.


GizzBride

Love that. Used to love them.


maximumcrumb

Just received my copy of Vlinder 3000 in the post, Brisbane AU. Got the red vinyl. Was hoping for yellow, but it sure is nice!


vapoursoul69

Personally I think this is my fav Gizz album since Flying Microtonal Banana. There's just such a hypnotic drive to it that takes my brain to some really vivid places. Almost like binaural beats. Fav track is Blue Morpho. The synth riff is so intense and the vocals so dreamy and I love how it slows did mid track for like the first moment of reflection on the record and then kicks back into gear even heavier.


GammaKnifeNice

Butterfly 3000 (the song) would be a hell of a set closer for a lot of rave DJs, while Blue Morpho would easily fit into the middle of many DJ sets


fabritek

I was also thinking a lot about how the album's pacing in general would fit a DJ set really well. It really made me appreciate the album from a different perspective.


GammaKnifeNice

Am for sure going to use BF3K as a set closer very soon


GizzBride

It’s just so fun!


junag

the one thing that is bad for me in this album, which i haven’t seen anyone else talk about, is that the final song butterfly 3000 ends way to soon! the heavy synths and the fast high hats really get going then it just ends


Shady_Love

It ends so you can 🔁


GizzBride

I think it would be an amazing concert closer.


GoldenGiraffes

Got a little Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots vibe


slide-jo

Anyone know what synthesizers they are using on this album?? I love the way they sound.


JohnCalzone3

Moog grandmother is definitely the main one, I played one in the Moog factory and its hands down the best mono synth ever made. I'm sure Stu's Juno 60, Joey's JX-3P, and Cookie's Poly 61 are all over the place too but they can be hard to pick out since they're pretty standard sounding. The Nord Electros too but they're not exciting like the analog synths mentioned.


GizzBride

Imagine Gizz at moogfest holy shit


slide-jo

Thanks!


RocKiNRanen

I was definitely tweaking out on the album artwork. I got my eyes locked in and was waving my head for three songs in a row.


Internationalhomeboy

2.02 Killer Year is my favorite track.


pistoriuz

the whole interior people + catching smoke + 2.02 Killer Year sequence is my triforce


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RocKiNRanen

I mean humans play synths too. They're not necessarily automatic.


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RocKiNRanen

If there is a power outage the boys can't play any of their albums except Paper Maché Dream Balloon.


mrpaul1111

The only track i’m not really feeling yet is Dreams. Shanghai is definitely my favorite track.


GizzBride

I love dreams! I see what you mean - but to me it’s a beautiful continuation of his thoughts shared in sleep drifter. Half sweet and comfy, half depressed and not wanting to get up. Wanting to perpetual skirt through the quasi awake anything is possible dream land. I fuck with that sentiment heavy.


AhAssonanceAttack

I feel like it's only redeeming quality is that it has blue morpho in it.


-ineedsomesleep-

idk I have an unhealthy love for dreams. It makes me sad that everybody is rating it as the worst on the album.


pistoriuz

yep, i like Dreams but it's not so organic like the others


starriedmind

I completely missed out on the sale of these and I am CRUSHED. If you have a Papillon 3000 to sell, please let me know, I am desperate.


_inci

There's still some left in the EU and AU stores.


starriedmind

They have Butterfly 3000 but not papillon 3000


_inci

Oh snap, I totally missed that in your post


CheeseDaver

They've finally done their synth-pop album and they nailed it. It really reaches its bopping peak in the middle with Interior People and Catching Smoke and 2.02 Killer Year. Those three songs really get me dancing. I'm guilty of skipping to them to listen to on my dog walks, but that isn't to say that I don't enjoy everything else. Various observations: I hear lots of Kraftwerk influence in the various synth breaks, which is awesome. The little dark part in Catching Smoke reminds of Inner Cell, which is awesome. I wonder if Stu was listening to the albums 2020 and Surfs Up by the Beach Boys when he wrote 2.02 Killer Year. Ya Love reminds me a lot of Yes.


RocKiNRanen

Also heavy [Yellow Magic Orchestra](https://youtu.be/Uy5XPdyhzfw) vibes.


DioHard

After about 30-40 spins, I can safely say this album kinda came out of nowhere to fill my void of music that I can work/game to, that mellows me out after a long day at work, without being too boring. And after I am now starting to know the songs by heart and sing along, I can say I enjoy this album way more than I expected after the first 2 spins. Not one single track gives me the feeling I want to skip it. Catching fire is my new stoner hymn (even if there are some more underlying messages, I am sure) but saying "setting fire to soggy timber" is just a great way of telling your friends you are going to light one up. This is not their best album from a pure songwriting standpoint, but I can see it being one of my most played ones. Especially since Polygon is my absolute favorite. I don't like putting numbers like 9/10 on Art, so let's just say it is up there in my top 10 Gizz records!


mrpaul1111

What are your top 3 ?!


DioHard

1. Polygondwanaland 2. Murder of the Universe 3. All 3 Microtonal Albums (sorry for cheating on this one!) I don't really have a top 3, but my top 2 are set :D Since I "got" how frieken perfekt the whole Altered Beast arc is, I can't stop the record, once I start it. I started out with Nonagon like many do and thought of it as my eternal #1 for a time, but I guess I just overspun it. Mr. Beat and Invisible Face I listen to daily, tho. Thanks for asking <3


supremeascendancy

Why is this album so dang catchy? I'll be minding my own business at work or something and then out of nowhere my brain just goes 🦋🦋🦋EVERYBODYHEREISCATCHINGSMOKE🦋🦋🦋


mrpaul1111

Shanghai is fire. Have you guys just been listening straight through?


DioHard

Yes, I never skipped one in my spin-throughs. Tho Blue Morpho, Shanghai and Catching Smoke seem to be the ones my ears enjoy the most. Also all those Polygon-Influences get me every time.


robinvangreenwood

Fuck me this is so goooooooood


pistoriuz

They went really hard on it in this album and i love it. The songs keeps growing on me


GammaKnifeNice

UPDATE: after a few repeated listens, I'm pushing BF3K into the highest echelon of the A-tier of Gizz albums. I'm even considering an upgrade to the S tier because "Dreams" is slowly but surely growing on me...and that was my least favorite song. I haven't given the album the "acid test", but I strongly suspect that such an experience would make me cry tears of joy. (The last time that happened was listening to Quarters, which is a personal favorite.) Frankly, this is the first Gizz album I think has genuine crossover potential into the mainstream. Spotify listens are through the roof compared to any of their prior albums. It could well be a sleeper hit.


GizzBride

It’s def god tier Gizz. I cried first listen through at the last two songs because we listen through with the lyrics and I realized it was about his daughter and I just couldn’t stop bawling.


DioHard

Have to agree with you here! Well put.


mrpaul1111

What other albums would you put into the highest echelon of A-tier Gizz?


WonderBoy4k

Catching Smoke got some major Minecraft vibes 😤😤😤


WonderBoy4k

“I got happiness in side my pocket” *pulls out Minecraft Pocket Edition* “It cost me 25 dollars”


DioHard

Do you also set fires to soggy timber in minecraft and go halvsies on your 25 bucks worth of ganja?


WonderBoy4k

Every. Single. Day.


DioHard

Well, we better be friends then!


WonderBoy4k

You wana do karate in the automatic sorting room?


DioHard

Sounds like a plan! I have mastered "Unagi" - The state of total awareness!


ParkPsychological926

Just want to give some love to Black Hot Soup. Took me back to the first half of their discography. Could have been on PMDB. Those adorable "woo's" in a polyrthym with the band before it changes keys is so satisfying to hear. This whole album hits it out if the park for me. And as many other gizzoids have pointed out we finally have something to lure our friends in with!


DioHard

Really? Black Hot Soup screams Polygondwanaland all the way to me. It's literally the main melody at the start of "Horology" in slower. I love it!


liquideerbeer

Black Hot Soup is one of my favorites. It feels like a blend of Hot Wax and Hot Water if it was a PMDB outtake that made almost made it onto Poly but landed on Gumboot instead.


666agan666

Anyone got Radiohead's Pyramid Song vibes from Blue Morpho? GizzHead have a new meaning lmao


GammaKnifeNice

Pyramid Song / Everything In Its Right Place, 100%


jmauge

Oh for sure !!


Gilmie4life

This album came out on my 18th birthday. I was listening to it at 1AM as I became an adult and left my childhood behind. Later that day we were celebrating with my friends, we got high and I listened to it again. This some life changing shit.


GizzBride

Oh my god that’s beautiful for you friend. So glad you have this. I’m turning thirty in December this year and getting married in September. Let’s just all be mf butterflies.


Gilmie4life

Couldn’t have said it better myself 😀


_pitchdark

Fuck those guys still calling you a kid haha. You're an adult now, legally. However science shows us that brains don't stop developing and changing in major ways until you're 25 or so. I know that I was a totally different person at 18 than I was at 25. Definitely still more of a teenager at 18 and just.... different at 25. I'm 30 now and pretty much the same person I was at 25, with a little more experience thrown in there.


Benjaminbreeglives

lol you're still a teenager


Gilmie4life

In Europe I’m a legal adult. And in like 99% of the world. You Americans are the weird ones


Benjaminbreeglives

No I mean you're literally still a teenager, clue's in the name. And I'm european lol


DioHard

Nah, I felt the same like you on my 18th. I am 32 now and have at least changed my complete personality 4 times since then. You will now start the circle of realizing every few years that you were still a "teenager" (not in the literal sense.) It's no shit talk to you and music is changing shit and everything that feels fundamental is in some way. Just don't get caught in the feeling that you are becoming more better than all those "sheeple" out there, or being "finished" I guess ;)


GizzBride

I’m 29 and this was cringe let this person have their moment


DioHard

I didn't mean to steal a moment and if that was cringe to you, I am afraid that is not my problem, I see no cringe here.


Gilmie4life

I don’t think you can speak for everyone but I respect your opinion.


DioHard

I wasn't trying - sorry if I came across that way. I just find that all my friends and family in the same age group experiencing something very similar, and even my parents told stories that fit this narrative. I just think our generation might be sped up due to the information at the tip of our fingers on the internet.


Big_Tyrone

King Giz has once again successfully parodied their own sound in the least interesting way possible.


goingTofu

What do you mean by this?


agrathaab

I'm pretty surprised Interior People is coming up as the most popular track! I think it's a good track though I found others to be much more ear wormy and drawing me back for repeat listens


mrpaul1111

Ya i feel the same way. I’m not that crazy about Interior People honestly, somewhat surprised it’s holding strong at number 1 on Spotify from the album.


Shady_Love

Interior people is pretty trippy, but Yours is so jammy.


JPGAW

The fact that Catching Smoke is beneath Dreams of all things in plays makes me think that the 6:28 runtime is not appealing to many people. Especially because it takes a while to get to that juicy hook.


-ineedsomesleep-

It's on a bunch of Spotify playlists.


everynewdaysk

Just came here to say how fucking sick this record is and how amped I am about this band always. KGATLW for life 🐊


gullymandem

I think the thing I love most about this album is that most things I’ve looked forward to over the last year have ended up letting me down (cancelled holidays/overhyped films/video games etc) but these guys STILL manage to produce an album which I simply cannot stop listening to. I don’t mean that in a “they’re my favourite band so I love all their music” kind of way but in a; they can still do something fresh and pretty much all the songs just sit really well with me kind of way. Especially the somewhat relatable lyrics to Interior People. KG, thank you 🙏🏼


grossterry

The bass lines are sick right?


Stolen86

as usual, I mean fucking yes! But where KG bass lines are not? ^_^


coffeeandtheinfinite

After obsessively listening the past few days, I think this album is top 5 Gizz for me. Instant dopamine. Uplifting and beautiful. Very hedonistic. Absolutely love Shanghai, Catching Smoke, Yours, Blue Morpho, Dreams, and Interior People. I've seen others with a contrary perspective, but my only personal complaint is that the last three tracks don't resonate/hit me as hard as the rest of the album. But, it feels almost sacrilegious to complain in any way about an album that has brought me so much joy. I'm also really impressed by how they went in this ostensibly poppier direction, but the lyrics have lost none of that wonderful strange introspection you see on their best work. Absolutely love it. Can't stop listening!


Sdtvbt

I really feel like Ya Love and Butterfly 3000 would've worked better as one track. I personally love Ya Love but only listen to the closing track if im also listening to Ya Love. Stu also said in an interview that they were originally one song but they then decided to separate them same with Dreams and Blue Morpho. Dreams is another song i really love but a common complaint is just that it kinda stays pretty samey throughout and i feel if they kept Dreams and Blue Morpho together it'd probably be received better. I agree though this is easily one of my favorite gizz albums to date.


Stolen86

amen


wildbeastjr

Exactly my feelings as well.


dr-rootbeer

couldn’t agree more with your conclusions here


I_hate_MichaelScott

Shanghai and Catching Smoke is so uplifting. Took their sounds to a whole new spectrum with this album, I say.


2046passenger

Perfect album to listen to on a sunny spring day while tripping on acid.


DaScheuer

What is Ya Love's time signature?


agrathaab

All of them


Yutsa

They've done it again. They managed to release an album really different from every other albums they had previously released. It's so catchy ! It's got to be one of my favourites. I'm so happy they experiment so much. There is not many of their album that I don't like, and considereing how different they all are, that's a very impressive feat !


saatvikdube

Watch life in color on netflix on mute with BF3K in the background. You won't regret it.


-Hyperfyre-

Blue Morpho gives off some really odd "pyramid song" vibes I cannot place aside from a similar chord progression... But it just FEELS influenced by it.


Fancy_Inflation_5785

The piano sound is almost identical


Stolen86

totally, I checked and it's the same key, starting on F# but never going to E (chord you find in Pyramid) I also found a similarity in Everything in its right place.


comrade_dyngus

No way, I was thinking this earlier!


KGLWirvana

“King Gizzard dropped a new album and, dude, it sounds nothing like the shit they’ve done before”. My brother hates me because every month and a half these words come out of my mouth.


blu_rhubarb

....except their last two albums.


agrathaab

KG/LW sounded like each other because they are 2 halves of the same album, but together they were fairly distinct from everything else ;) Even so I think the songwriting style on KG is pretty different from LW


CheeseDaver

I found the last two albums a bit too droning for my taste. I don't mean droning in a bad way, more that the songs are more structured around hypnotic repetition.


blu_rhubarb

I'd have to disagree. I know they're two halves of the same album, but I can't say they're distinct from everything else in their catalogue. To me, there's several rehashed ideas and they are by far my least favourite albums in their canon. That's ok though, Butterfly 3000 is a welcome addition.


ParkPsychological926

I'd hate for anybody to downvote you for your opinion, but it is a little disappointing to hear that anybody in this sub didn't like those albums. I'd really like to hear your thoughts more. What do you think was rehashed? Besides them being volumes two and three of a microtonal series, of course.


KGLWirvana

Are you talking about KG & LW? Or Butterfly 3000?


blu_rhubarb

KG & LW .


milesdaguy

Question about vinyl shipping; when the band said they were splitting shipping up (AUS ships immediately, US ships later, etc) is that based on orders from that region's Gizzverse store or based on the actual location of the buyer? I'm based in the US and ordered from AUS because everything on US was sold out, when can I expect my BF3K?


ayeenebother

Location of the Gizzverse store, your vinyl will take a while to come however because it needs to travel like half way around the world first


pistoriuz

I think they dont feel oddtimes like odd anymore. Its natural


ParkPsychological926

Yeah, it is such a challenge when writing music to use odd time signatures and make it feel natural. They are getting really good at this. If I were to guess I would say Cavs has been studying the great progressive drummers a lot more lately. Like Danny Carey or Gavin Harrison.


SketchOfBrunswick

Shame on whoever down voted this, I think this is a pretty accurate observation


leeonardoaugusto

C A T C H I N G • S M O K E 🤤


dr-rootbeer

as i read this i heard stu’s voice pan left to right in my head


Mr_Poopy_Poop

I've been wondering how much of the "synth" sound is synth and how much of it is guitar or bass with effects. Lots of people are doing that now.


_pitchdark

Like 90% of it is arpeggiated so definitely a lot of synth.


Mr_Poopy_Poop

Yeah definitely a lot of it is synth, but you'd be surprised at how "synthy" guitar and bass parts can sound with so many synth and bitcrusher effects these days, and nothing stops anyone from doing arpeggios on guitar. But probably most of it is synth. It'd be really cook if Stu says in an interview "Oh, that part was was a Boss SY-300" though.


Towerz

i started listening to this last night and stopped because i couldn’t vibe, but listening today it’s actually just really pleasant. would totally play this around friends as chill-out music and definitely when going for walks and stuff. i dig it


caiostaygold

for me it sounds a lot like Animal Collective


Smoore7

This gives me big nostalgia for 2011-2013


teafuck

Dreams is now my least favorite King Gizz song if only because I Cannot Get It Out Of My Head


Ukeftw

I only wanna wake up in my drEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEam


Yallblewa3-1lead

New fan of this band. I’ve only listened to Butterfly 3000 and before this, I’m in Your Mind Fuzz. Can’t wait to listen to their other albums.


Better_Context_5422

Only acceptable next listen in Infest the Rat's Nest


GammaKnifeNice

Lucky you. For obvious reasons, Nonagon Infinity should be your next priority, then you can shift gears to the microtonal trilogy of FMB, K.G., and L.W. Those are probably their most accessible albums, although many would also namedrop Fishing for Fishies and Paper Mache Dream Balloon. Honorable mention: Float Along / Fill Your Lungs


collosalvelocity

I'd have put Paper Mache Dream Balloon down as more accessible than the microtonal trilogy. FMB was the album it took me the longest to get into (and only after the other two microtonal ones came out)


pistoriuz

I wish i had this experience of listening all of them discography again for the first time


chrisrobweeks

Oh man, enjoy! I was you about 6 months ago and just went back to front and then front to back in about a week. There's something there for every mood.


icebberg

you are going to blow your mind when you listen to nonigon infinity, be warned


Yallblewa3-1lead

I’ll give that one a listen next after i fully digest this new one. Thanks!


MaxCavalera870

Just listened to it for the first time, definitely doesn't hit as well as their other albums upon first listening. The only song I really digged was Catching Smoke. I'll give it a few more spins for sure, but not finding it particularly amazing so far.


Stolen86

I love Butterfly 3000, really a lot. This album is something I did not expect to be honest and I define it as a "new strange addictive drug". Literally could not stop to listen to it. Something curious: When I listened for the first time track n°5 Interior People, after 2 seconds from the start I yelled "COLDPLAY SOUND" and after I looked for that musical memory I finally found what my brain was saying: Coldplay song called Life In Technicolor ii start with a very very similar sound and I think is a Chinese instrument called Yangqin. Did you notice the same? What do you think about that? (I love Yangqin, superb sound)


_Hippiepowers

Crazy that every format is sold out on gizzverse US. I just hopped on hoping to get the CD. This album kicks ass


vasiliypupkeen

**EPIC ALBUM!**


TheAmnesiacKid

I hope they repress it because this album is fucking gnarly. Maybe my favorite King Gizzard album to date.


sirgarde

I've been looping Black Hot Soup, really can't wait to hear that live! I can't talk enough about Catching Smoke, the pre-chorus delivery made me laugh with joy which led perfectly to the chorus, the shift in the middle and back, the bridge! It's all a fantastic journey throughout! This album is pretty solid in general, I feel it explores the synth world with each band member's flavor added in different amounts throughout. For that, I love each track equally, and a lot at that. Black Hot Soup, Catching Smoke, Yours, and Shanghai get special shoutouts though. I'll stop here cause I'll give every song special shoutouts lol


AirBall02

I love KGATLW, but this album is the last one I would ever recommend someone listen to if I was trying to convince them to listen to the group. [Cavs T2JD](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KSAP-dVNa-s) was best thing they released this week.


notsmohqe

the fact this is downvoted just shows why this sub blows


whitemystery1204

I think it’s a great record, but it really doesn’t showcase the bands’ musicianship.


Yallblewa3-1lead

I’m a new fan and this album just got me hooked on them.


Strange_Doggo

I agree with you my dude, KGATLW is one of my favourite bands of all time, but I think this album is really bad, it doesn't do justice to their playing, skills and lyrics. Feels like a really generic record.


browndoggie

Dunno why you’re getting downvoted here, I personally love B3K but it is so different from the rest of their discography


chrisrobweeks

>but it is so different from the rest of their discography So is the rest of their discography


beelzeburg

I visited Oregon this weekend and dropped a lil something before first listen. it's so joyful I love this band's range


thisisntnoah

I love it. Might be my favorite with some time but not sure as my “favorite” constantly shifts between Quarters, Polygondwanaland, and Gumboot Soup


Salmonish

Dressed up, went skating around a lake at sunset to celebrate release. A wonderful experience with a great soundtrack!


schnebly5

much love that sounds wonderful


ClippedAtTheHip

I’ve held off a couple days on giving my thoughts on this record. Wanted to let it sink in and really get a feel for it. I think it’s their best record since Polygondwanaland, but I’m probably biased because it hits some musical touchstones for me. I’m a bit of a Krautrock obsessive and the Krautrock is **strong** on this record. Neu!/La Düsseldorf, Ashra, some latter day Can (think Soon over Babaluma). I’m pretty sure the band are Stereolab fans and there’s a lot of Stereolab influence to my ears in the synth work and some of the arrangements - Ya Love especially. It’s a really great record in that regard. It flows together well, there’s a cohesive style and none of the songs sound like retreads of the ones that preceded them. It’s a little poppier than my usual tastes, but that’s not a big issue. I guess the thing is, I love King Gizzard because they refuse to fit any label. They experiment and more often than not, they succeed. Solid 8/10 from me.


PaulMinotMD

Some of the synth sounds they use are very early Kraftwerk as well. Can't recall the specific track, but the sound was straight off of Neon Lights. And the overall style of the album sounds to me like a mix of Kraftwerk, Neu, and YMO.


zmrzlina1

As a Stereolab fan I agree with your observation that Ya Love shows some possible influences of the Groop, that's probably why it's my favourite track on the album (along with Shanghai).


FrostyPotpourri

I’ve always “known” about Krautrock and some of the better known artists that fall under that. But this record is making me dive into some of those Krautrock classics and I’m loving it. Any time an artist can inadvertently get me to find new music, I love the piece more than usual. That’s a cool thing — to discover new music in new genres through a single band. And Gizz continues to do that for me.


ClippedAtTheHip

That’s awesome, and I feel the same way. Stereolab was one of those bands for me, I probably wouldn’t be such a krautrock fan if it wasn’t for them (Tortoise, too). What’ve you been listening to? I might have some recommendations.


FrostyPotpourri

Just started on Neu and I checked one other artist out. Basically, I’m completely new and could use any Krautrock guidance! I’m a huge fan of 70s/80s Japanese new age and environmental and ambient music since then. While that sort of stuff is at one end of the spectrum, synthy stuff definitely satisfies my tastes in general. Always love digging into new shit, so any pointers are appreciated!


JeffBreakfast

Tago mago is truly the most fucked up record I’ve ever heard when tripping. Halleluwah is a swirling, disorienting, thought-loop-inducing nightmare but I love that about tripping. When things get a little too intense those are the trips I look back the most fondly on lol. I saw Malcolm Mooney, the original CAN singer in concert, and he 100% intentionally tries to fuck with tripping people in his music and live show.


HoldenMyD

Can is amazing but I can’t really say where to start with them because some of their stuff is really jarring but other stuff is super groovy. Their 1969 album Monster Movie is amazing and has their original singer who was more like a poet overall and then their three album run with Damo Suzuki as the singer is probably the bands best work. The albums are tago mago-> ege bamyasi -> future days


FrostyPotpourri

Can has been on my list but never knew where to jump in. Thanks for the pointers! This is exactly what I needed to get me started.


ClippedAtTheHip

Neu! Is great place to start. I really like Neu ‘75. If you like ambient, Cluster’s Sowiesoso is one of my faves and they did a pair of records with Brian Eno: Cluster & Eno and After the Heat, that are both good. Ashra’s New Age of Earth is another great one on the ambient/synth side. I’d also recommend Popol Vuh, they did a lot of soundtrack work for Werner Herzog. Their earlier records are primarily synth based, but I really like “Einsjäger und Siebenjäger”, which is piano, guitar and drums. I’d describe it as pastoral new age psych. As an aside, Stu bears a striking resemblance to Florian Fricke, the man behind popol vuh. I’d be remiss if i didn’t recommend some records from the psych-rock end of the Krautrock spectrum. Amon Duul II’s “Yeti” is a classic and Can is definitely worth checking out. Tago Mago, Ege Bamyasi and Future Days are all krautrock essentials. One other suggestion, and maybe it should’ve been my first, lol…Soul Jazz Records has put out a series of compilations called Deutsche Elektronische Musik. I think 3 of the 4 are available on Spotify. They make a good intro and cover a lot of the different Krautrock styles.


PaulMinotMD

Kraftwerk!!!!!!!!!!