King Gizzard & The Wizard Lizard - Murder of the Universe

by King Gizzard & The Wizard Lizard


A concept album to end all concepts, 'Murder Of The Universe' by head-bending psychedelicists King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard is a face-melting musical assault concerned with the downfall of man, the death of the planet....the murder of the whole goddamn universe. 'We're living in dystopian times that are pretty scary and it's hard not to reflect that in our music,' says front man Stu Mackenzie. 'It's almost unavoidable. Some scientists predict that the downfall of humanity is just as likely to come at the hands of Artificial Intelligence, as it is war or viruses or climate change. But these are fascinating times too. Human beings are visual creatures ' vision is our primary instinct, and this is very much a visual, descriptive, bleak record. While the tone is definitely Apocalyptic, it is not necessarily purely a mirror of the current state of humanity. It's about new non-linear narratives.' The first eight tracks of 'Murder Of The Universe' alone sees songs doing battle with one another ('Altered Beast' Pts I to IV and 'Alter Me' Pts I to III), as man, beast and automaton collide in a death grapple. Flesh and bone meets mud and metal as the listener is treated to funereal fugue pieces ('Some Context'), primordial drone-sludge ('The Reticent Raconteur'), demonic doom-chants ('The Floating Fire'), cyborg-narrated kosmiche workouts ('Han Tyumi, The Confused Cyborg') and technicolour Outback proto-metal ('Vomit Coffin').

1x 12" LP

The Tale Of The Altered Beast

A1          A New World    

A2          Altered Beast I 

A3          Alter Me I          

A4          Altered Beast II

A5          Alter Me II         

A6          Altered Beast III

A7          Alter Me III       

A8          Altered Beast IV             

A9          Life / Death       

The Lord Of Lightning Vs Balrog

A10       Some Context   

A11       The Reticent Raconteur

The Lord Of Lightning    

A12       The Lord Of Lightning Pt. 1         

B12        The Lord Of Lightning Pt. 2         

B13        The Balrog         

B14        The Floating Fire            

B15        The Acid Corpse             

Han-Tyumi And The Murder Of The Universe

B16        Welcome To An Altered Future 

B17        Digital Black      

B18        Han-Tyumi, The Confused Cyborg           

B19        Soy-Protein Munt Machine        

B20        Vomit Coffin     

B21        Murder Of The Universe


Heavenly, 2017

[Rock] [Garage Rock] [Psychedelic Rock]