Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Grab The Axe of Dungen

Artist: Dungen

Album: Ta Det Lugnt

I learned about it...: MTV2's Subterranean

Comments: Naturally, not all bands from Sweden fall into the sweet Cardigans or intimidating Death Metal camps, though you may have to dig to find out this is true. Dungen hails from rural Southwest Sweden, and has a sound you might describe as psychedelic and/or prog rock with a folk underpinning, and it's sung in Swedish. Although a four-piece appears in the photo above, Dungen is essentially a one-man band, creatively speaking. Gustav Ejstes plays all of the instruments on the album Ta Det Lugnt (which translates as "Grab the calm"). Catch them touring the U.S. right now, through October.

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  • They *look* Swedish. Well, either Swedish or a flashback to the 1970s.

    So, does listening to an entire record in Swedish really work for a non-Swedish speaker?

    By Blogger Alecia, at 9:24 AM  

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