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Albums Of The Week: King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard | Butterfly 3001

Australia's prolific psychedelic-rock weirdos let DJ Shadow, Flaming Lips, Peaches, DāM-FunK & more join the party by remixing 2001's electronic opus Butterfly 3000.


THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “We’ve put off doing a remix album for a long time. Maybe it was conscious, maybe it wasn’t. But it’s happening now,” says King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard guitarist Joey Walker. “That’s not to say that Butterfly 3000 makes the most sense to remix. It might seem like the obvious one, but it’s not. Yes, it’s electronic. But so is a fridge. Have you tried to dance to Butterfly? It’s hard. It ties your shoelaces together. It’s duplicitous in it’s simplicity. But Butterfly 3001 expands on this. It also deviates and obliterates. We’re honoured to have such esteemed people go to work on these songs. We hope you love this album as much as we do. See you in DA CLUB!!!”

Peaches shared a statement on her remix Neu Butterfly 3000: “I wanted to make this remix sound like a lizard. Slippery wet and scaly dry. Something that wiggles through wide open spaces … with slits for eyeballs … And danceable.” Dub producer The Scientist commented on his version of Shanghai, stating, “I’ve always enjoyed being able to apply my dub mixing techniques to music outside of the typical reggae mold. The music of KGLW, and specifically the song Shanghai, provided me with the perfect landscape to be able to create something sonically rich and exciting for the listener. KGLW fans and dub-reggae fans, alike, will enjoy this song very much.”