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King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – Live At Levitation ’14 (2021) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1kHz]

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – Live At Levitation ’14 (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24bit/44,1kHz | Time – 01:20:13 minutes | 678 MB | Genre: Garage Rock, Psychedelic Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © ATO RECORDS

Christmas came early for fans of Australian psych-rock outfit King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard. The Melbourne-based musicians dropped an unannounced album today, Live at Levitation.

The second recording, from 2016, captures the band rocking out following the release of their album, Nonagon Infinity, notable tracks include “Robot Stop” and “Gamma Knife.”

Though the majority of King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard’s albums have plenty of unhinged energy, their live shows are where the band really cut loose and deliver a high-watt dose of rock & roll. Recorded on a sweaty night on San Francisco, this set finds the band in fine form as they ramble menacingly and trip gleefully through their back catalog. The first half of the show sees the group ripping through a series of songs from Nonagon Infinity, then some earlier tracks like the hypnotic “Trap Door” and the boogie rocker “Cellophane.” Once they are loosened up, they delve into the ten-minute jazz workout “The River” and a mammoth rendition of “Head On/Pill” that shows off the combo’s unerring grasp of dynamics. The sound quality is good throughout with only minimal intrusions from the audience as they revel along with King Gizzard. Their shouts prove that it was a good night for both the band and the crowd. If that’s the kind of thing that one finds distracting while listening at home, maybe skip this and stick to the group’s studio recordings. Otherwise, this is a fine document of a great live band doing what they do best. – Tim Sendra

1. Robot Stop (Live at Levitation ’16) (04:12)
2. Hot Water (Live at Levitation ’16) (04:53)
3. Trapdoor (Live at Levitation ’16) (03:15)
4. I’m In Your Mind (Live at Levitation ’16) (03:18)
5. I’m Not In Your Mind (Live at Levitation ’16) (02:57)
6. Cellophane (Live at Levitation ’16) (03:19)
7. I’m In Your Mind Fuzz (Live at Levitation ’16) (03:27)
8. Gamma Knife (Live at Levitation ’16) (03:55)
9. People Vultures (Live at Levitation ’16) (05:46)
10. The River (Live at Levitation ’16) (10:41)
11. Evil Death Roll (Live at Levitation ’16) (08:42)
12. Cut Throat Boogie (Live at Levitation ’16) (03:00)


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