Do these guys ever sleep? Mortal bands wish they could match King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard’s work ethic. Polygondwanaland marks the Aussie freak-rockers’ fourth album release of 2017. Where previous LPs swirled jazz, metal, and even microtonal tunings into their psych-rock mix, here, the band builds grooves upon grooves—credit goes to two drummers. More bands should adopt this approach. The guitar is the primary navigational tool here, dipping and diving, while stray sounds like harmonica, flute, and odd synth tones add to the scenic vistas. The 11-minute opener, “Crumbling Castle,” with its solid chops and vintage trapdoors, simulates what the side stages at a druid music festival might sound like.

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