King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard: Sketches Of Brunswick East (colour) LP
Sketches of Brunswick East, a 2017 collaboration with LA tripster troupe Mild High Club, is a chance to get to know King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard's sunny, playful side. Where previous albums have slipped down sonic worm-holes to explore distant galaxies, this is an examination of (and homage to) the Melbourne suburb in which King Gizzard write and record. A nod to Miles Davis's Sketches of Spain, the band further explores a Tropicalia element only ever previously hinted at. The group's various sketches about time and place were reworked and pieced together, akin to "sampling-culture, in which old ideas are reshaped and suddenly things make sense," explains lead singer Stu Mackenzie. "It was like we were continually jamming with ourselves."