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Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.83 | 27 ratings

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4 stars "Tio Bitar" is Dungen's fourth studio effort, and the brainchild of this group, Gustav Ejstes, keeps creating that outstanding sound that gave him a name in the spotlight in the first place.

This time, to me at least, he tends to drag away from the traditional adventurous elements that largely embrace the sound from "Stadsvandringar" and "Ta Det Lugnt". Despite various shifts in timing (I'm mostly thinking of the track "Familj"), this is a more concentrated effort than its predecessor, less adventurous that is. This is by no means a less interesting effort; The psychedelia, the folkish touch and the bizarre guitar jamming are all still present. Secondly, the prog is not entirely gone even though the record sounds more contemporary. A good sign if you ask me, as Gustav obviously still explores new ways of putting things together.

The record kicks off with an aswesome instrumental, this is pure craziness when it comes to guitar treatment. Reine Fiske, the guitarist, has been involved with Dungen for quite some time, but has been given more space on "Tio Bitar" than ever before. I won't go any further talking about the tracks, it's up to you to discover, but there's a nifty little finish called "En gång i år kom det en tår" While listening to that particular track you'll draw similarities to a very beloved band. More specifically the song structure of an album-closer called "Eclipse".

sampo | 4/5 |


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