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Dungen - Stadsvandringar [Aka: Dungen 2] CD (album) cover




Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.26 | 23 ratings

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3 stars This is the second release by DUNGEN and their first on CD. The first album was only released on vinyl (That's retro, as most with Dungen). Gustav Ejstes, the main man of DUNGEN, started his musical career as a rapper but changed direction after digging through his parents record collection consisting of Swedish 70s music.

Production-wise this is 21st century but musically it borrows heavily from the 70s. TRÄD, GRÄS OCH STENAR comes to mind while hearing it, as well as ARBETE & FRITID and BO HANSSON. Especially the last track, "Krona" (Crown) could have been included on Hanssons Lord Of The Rings. All the songs are of pop-song length, the longest of them clocking in at four minutes. Nothing stretch out longer than needed. With hippie "Going Up The Country"-lyrics this sounds more of the psychedelic era of the late 60s than the 70s progressive era. Notable tracks include the two instrumentals "Sol och regn" (Sun and Rain) and "Krona". Some others are "Stadsvandringar" (City walks) and "Solen stiger upp Del 1 & Del 2" (The Sun is Rising Part 1 & Part 2).

All in all a nice little record, perhaps without mindblowing epics but perfectly in the spirit of Swedish 70s partly progressive Movement.

Frasse | 3/5 |


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