Dungen - Skit I Allt
This is Dungen's sixth studio album and I seem to be repeating myself with each release, but this is probably their best work yet - and they don't have any stinkers, either! It is really a fine, modern progressive album that is very proggy, but also sounds very modern. It also sounds very Swedish. Lots of singing and also lots of instrumental bits that showcase all of the players. Highly recommended!
"In what feels like a very short decade, Sweden's Dungen has mutated at a furious pace, and Gustav Ejstes' lone constant has been change. At ease with effervescent pop, third-eye popping psychedelia, heavy rock, spider-web folk and breezy jazz, Dungen's dynamism astounds throughout Skit I Allt. Rather than remain only Ejstes' studio vision, Dungen is a muscular full band, now. Guitarist Reine Fiske, bassist Mattias Gustavsson, and drummer Johan Holmegard are fully integrated into Ejstes' vision of Dungen. Dungen debuted in 2001 with an eponymous album of long psilocybic tracks and aural tomfoolery. The next year's Stadsvandringar found Ejstes coming to grips with the language of rock before the zeitgeist-grabbing third album, Ta Det Lugt (SUBL 017LP) ignited the blogosphere so that it glowed like the aurora borealis. Not content to revel in such accolades, Tio Bitar (SUBL 019LP) flashed the band's pop smarts as well as their incandescent freak-outs while 4 (SUBL 030LP) put the band's cohesiveness on display, at once gorgeous and biting. This album is the one that gathers everything they've done and learned, bringing it all together into an impressive whole."
- LabelMexican Summer