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Butterfly 3000

Release Date: 2021-06-11
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Falling upwards through clouds of glue
Split dry sky beckons me through
A hand outstretched calls my name
Time to wake again

The most positive, uplifting album and first to be composed entirely in major scales. The band accompanies programmed synths through a trippy odyssey, looking far into the future and exploring themes of metamorphosis with newfound confidence inspired by fatherhood.

Butterfly 3000 is the first to get a completed accompanying visual album, where each track has a music video. This was attempted for Nonagon Infinity, but the project was abandoned by the band’s primary visual collaborator Jason Galea in order to keep up with the flurry of albums proceeding that release. This time a diverse spread of friends and new collaborators were commissioned, producing a remarkable body of visual work and appealing to new demographics.

What to listen to next:

If you liked the positive, relaxed atmosphere
If you want more complex rhythmic interplay between synths and the band
If you want to hear another electronic jam album

I’m familiar with the main albums and want to go deeper:

If you want to hear the remix version

Album Credits

Butterfly 3000 - ℗ & © 2021 KGLW - Used by permission.

• Recorded by King Gizzard in 2019 and 2020
• All songs mixed by Stu Mackenzie except Interior People Mixed by Joey Walker and Catching Smoke mixed by Joey Walker and Stu Mackenzie
• Mastered by Joseph Carra
• Artwork, photography, and layout by Jason Galea
• Produced by Stu Mackenzie

Side Position Track Track Length Times Played Live Notes
1 1 Yours 4:35 0
1 2 Shanghai 4:00 19
1 3 Dreams 4:04 0
1 4 Blue Morpho 3:50 0
1 5 Interior People 5:15 0
1 6 Catching Smoke 6:28 0
1 7 2.02 Killer Year 3:19 0
1 8 Black Hot Soup 5:12 0
1 9 Ya Love 4:15 0
1 10 Butterfly 3000 2:51 0

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