Trials + Tribulations


February 14, 2007, 2:35 am
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Swedish folkpsychrock band Dungen (pronounced “doo-ngen”) is at it again. After discovering hip-hop in his teens, Gustav Ejstes found a love of sampling, and decided he wanted to prove he could play all of the intruments used in his samples. So, he moved to his family’s farm and made a studio in the basement, releasing Dungen. It got enough underground buzz to attract Virgin, who released Ta Det Lugnt in 2004 to much critical acclaim. They have a new album slated for a May release called Tio Bitar (translated means Ten Pieces).

Pitchfork interviewed Gustav about the new album here.

Below is a track from the new album. Please, again, don’t let the foreign language put you off. Give it a few listens. Often times I find the bands from other countries are doing something different from those homegrown here in the states.

Familj


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