By now many of you have received your copy of Polygondwanaland and we're so excited to see your beautiful and heartfelt posts on Instagram, Facebook, etc. It feels like we're part if a big King Gizzard loving family and we love it. When you post pics please tag @vinylmoonco and @toomanyrecords_ so we can follow along!
Some of you have been asking about the lyrics in the booklet and why they aren't in English so we figured it would be a good time to explain!
When the King Gizzard guys dropped this record and gave the world rights to do what they wanted with it (here) they included a bunch of things in the files. Sure, they included the music files and the front cover art, but there was also a folder of random photos (many of which we used) and a doc with the lyrics... in Esperanto...
Download the original ZIP file that King Gizzard released HERE
So if you dig through the files you will see that they didn't include lyrics in English at all. Just Esperanto. As with all things King Gizzard, we decided it best to not wonder why and just roll with it. After some minor edits like removing a dead URL from one of the lyrics (Again, we didn't ask why...) we printed the lyrics exactly the way King Gizz gave them to us.
For the the lyrics in English I recommend this version at Genius HERE
The great thing about Genius is that both the lyrics and artwork are annotated with explanations, theories, and a ton of insights into the band's world that are fascinating to read. (These are the people who have been asking why?) Dive in to learn the connection between "Tetrachromacy" and "The Fourth Color" as well as who the "one-eyed people" are. Yes!
Anyway, this community of King Gizzard fans is awesome and we love you. Keep rocking and we will talk more soon...
Brandon & Matt