King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard – Nonagon Infinity (Yellow/Red/Black Vinyl)
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Nonagon Infinity is the eighth studio album by Australian psychedelic rock band King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard. It was released on 29 April 2016 on ATO Records. The album is designed to play as an "infinite loop" where each song segues into the next and the last song segues into the first, so that "the record can be played front-to-back-to-front-to-back and the sound won’t break." The title is a reference to this idea, as there are nine songs on the album that could be played "infinitely."
The album "controversially" won Best Hard Rock/Heavy Metal album at the ARIA Music Awards of 2016, with some accusing the ARIA of miscategorizing Nonagon Infinity.
Various aspects of the album are featured on later albums. The opening track, "Robot Stop", briefly features use of microtonal tuning, a technique explored further on the band's follow-up, Flying Microtonal Banana. The title is also referenced in the lyrics of "The Lord of Lightning" off their 2017 album, Murder of the Universe.
Reviews"The weird Australians are shooting 80s thrash metal through the psych-rock wolf, that it's a joy." (music express, June 2016)