ALBUM REVIEW: “Ta Det Lugnt” by Dungen
Album: Ta Det Lugnt
Label: Subliminal Sounds
Genre: Indie Rock, Modern Rock/Alternative, Rock/Pop
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Sometimes on first listen, a new release can sound so warmly familiar you feel as if you’ve been hearing it for the last thousand years; or at least since the invention of the first fuzz box. Ta Det Lugnt, the fourth LP from the Swedish psychedelic outfit, Dungen, lunges boldly through a forest of ancient tube amplifiers and thunderous bass runs and emerges into a vast clearing all its own. The smorgasbord of sound begins smack in the middle of an Art Blakey-esque drum solo, but fires straight into a Steppenwolf fuzz freakout.
Gustav Ejstes, the one-man band behind Dungen, propels the twirling trip with pop vocal melodies delivered in a language vaguely familiar yet still unintelligible. Forget New York stories of fast fame and glory from public relations flaks slurping sugarcoated lemonade, here is a truly savage band. Here is a band who gives it up completely and without regard for its own safety, directly to your ears from some deep-forest, snow-covered barn/recording studio.
- Review submitted by Dan Vermont.