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Dungen: Marken Lâg Stilla (2010)

Dungen es uno de los pocos grupos escandinavos (son suecos) que para lanzarse a un mercado internacional interpreten en su propia lengua. Van a editar en breve su nuevo álbum, el sexto: Skit I Allt (2010), y nos regalan este single que personalmente, me suena un poco a lo último que facturan Super Furry Animals, una suerte de Pop elaborado, calmado y de medios tiempos, con tendencia a confundirse con ciertas sonoridades de los años setenta. Es un buen tema, en cualquier caso, y está disponible para su descarga legal gratuita.

Dungen: Marken Lâg Stilla (Single, 2010)

“Just don’t think that with Skit I Allt the band is reducible to any one feeling. Or musical genre. At ease with effervescent pop, third-eye popping psychedelia, heavy rock, spider-web folk and breezy jazz, Dungen’s dynamism astounds throughout. Rather than remain only Ejstes’ studio vision, Dungen is a muscular full band now. Guitarist Reine Fiske, bassist Mattias Gustavsson, and drummer Johan Holmegard are fully integrated into Ejstes’ vision of Dungen: “Whether you perceive Dungen as a band or as me and my songs and my productions, the band is something totally free. They take the songs somewhere else.” Take “Soda,” which moves from gentle finger-picked guitar to a rollicking beat that makes the song gush forth in all its glory. With the sumptuous opener “Vara Snabb,” Dungen’s jazz chops are evident. From there, the band reveals the aching, handclap-propelled, strings-laced ballad “Min Anda Van.” Ejstes confesses: “It translates as ‘My Only Friend.’ It’s dedicated to a friend who got very ill and it’s my most personal song yet.”
While the album is stuffed with concise songs (nothing running beyond five minutes) there are already candidates aplenty here for Dungen’s live blotter-fueled sonic maelstroms. ““Hogdalstoppen” (named for a massive junkyard near Ejstes’ flat) is already a massive instrumental track that we’ve started expanding between 5 and 15 minutes,” Ejstes says. Perhaps the instrumental “Blandband” (trans. “Mixtape”) exemplifies the Dungen philosophy best. A mélange of bright piano chords, snaking lead guitar, and weightless woodwinds, it twists and turns like a forest path. The song was inspired, says Ejstes, “by a friend made me a cassette recently and I missed that antiquated way of listening. I like finding out about music fast but at the same time, I like listening to whole albums. I conceive Dungen music in that same way: side one, side two, a journey.” Enjoy the trip”

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13 septiembre, 2010 Posted by | Dungen | 2 comentarios


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