AlexGoldstein on 10/04/2010 at 12:44AM
Swedish psychedelic rock band Dungen (pronounced "dune-yen", not "Dungeon", as your Stryper-loving stepbrother may refer to them as) performed an awesome set at the Jim Jarmusch curated ATP last month in Monticello, New York.
While the set covered most of the band's discography, it centered around the group's awesome new LP, Skit i allt, which in English humorously translates to "Fuck it all." That title may have been a bit more appropriate for frontman Gustav Ejstes' early days as a hip hop artist, but there's something about it that's perfect for Dungen's music, which to me occasionally sounds like Eureka-era Jim O'Rourke playing with Selling England By The Pound-era Genesis.
Maybe only I hear that combination... but to me that sounds... awesome! Dungen can be a bit proggy, they can be a bit folky, a bit metal, and sometimes it even seems like in any minute Karen Carpenter might come up and grab the microphone from Gustav and start singing a Burt Bacharach-penned number, especially on "Marken Lag Stilla", from the newest album.
"Mina Damer Och Fasaner", from 2008's 4, was a particular highlight from the set, recalling Gentle Giant and Peter Gabriel (in a good way) and has been made available to download via WFMU below, engineered by Ernie Inradat. Unleash your inner prog nerd!