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Dungen - Ta Det Lugnt

Postby johnnyboy » Fri Aug 08, 2014 2:29 pm

I see that this album had a re-release a few years back with a vinyl analog mix (or something or other). Does anyone have it on cd? I had an original copy but lost it somewhere down the line so want to replace it. Looks like it's been issued via 3 different labels over the years, once with a bonus disc. If anyone knows what is the best one soundwise then do let me know. Thanks.
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Re: Dungen - Ta Det Lugnt

Postby TheWarmth » Mon Aug 11, 2014 4:43 am

I have the double disc version and an original vinyl copy (not the recent reissue). Do you want me to do up a Dropbox link for the 2xcd?
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Re: Dungen - Ta Det Lugnt

Postby angelsighs » Mon Aug 11, 2014 10:07 am

I think this album is awesome. I'd love to get hold of whatever is on that second disc too..

as an aside, I wonder what Dungen are up to at the moment? been a while since the last album and not heard a peep out of them. although I like the last two, they were a bit light and jazzy and I hope he moves back towards the rocky sound again.
with Tame Impala so successful now, people should hear the original ;)
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Re: Dungen - Ta Det Lugnt

Postby TheWarmth » Mon Aug 11, 2014 1:07 pm

Yeah, I wonder what they're up to. Their website is very out of date. I'll get the 2 cd version of Ta Det Lugnt up soon.
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Re: Dungen - Ta Det Lugnt

Postby angelsighs » Mon Aug 11, 2014 2:12 pm

yeah and they have a twitter too, with basically nothing on it!

is this the double disc version we are talking about?

http://www.discogs.com/Dungen-Ta-Det-Lu ... ase/512349
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Re: Dungen - Ta Det Lugnt

Postby TheWarmth » Tue Aug 12, 2014 1:10 pm

angelsighs wrote:yeah and they have a twitter too, with basically nothing on it!

is this the double disc version we are talking about?

http://www.discogs.com/Dungen-Ta-Det-Lu ... ase/512349


Yes, that's it. I have it in Dropbox now. PM me your email addresses and I will send out links. Thanks.
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Re: Dungen - Ta Det Lugnt

Postby TheWarmth » Tue Aug 12, 2014 5:09 pm

I looked at their Facebook page and it appears as though they are still active and touring. Here's the most recent post:

This spring, we found a new soundtrack to Lotte Reinigers peerless The Adventures of Prince Achmed, and performed it live at the Danish Film Museum in Stockholm. On August 30, we do it again, only this time on the Dragon in Gothenburg. Don't miss this!!

ickets at http://korta.nu/achmed or Pustervik Tickets. Only pre-sale.

https://www.facebook.com/events/635516559878566/ (Translated by Bing)
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Re: Dungen - Ta Det Lugnt

Postby johnnyboy » Wed Aug 13, 2014 8:21 am

TheWarmth wrote:I have the double disc version and an original vinyl copy (not the recent reissue). Do you want me to do up a Dropbox link for the 2xcd?


That'd be very kind, thanks very much. I'll PM you my email address.
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Re: Dungen - Ta Det Lugnt

Postby angelsighs » Mon Nov 28, 2016 2:13 pm

TheWarmth wrote:I looked at their Facebook page and it appears as though they are still active and touring. Here's the most recent post:

This spring, we found a new soundtrack to Lotte Reinigers peerless The Adventures of Prince Achmed, and performed it live at the Danish Film Museum in Stockholm. On August 30, we do it again, only this time on the Dragon in Gothenburg. Don't miss this!!

tickets at http://korta.nu/achmed or Pustervik Tickets. Only pre-sale.

https://www.facebook.com/events/635516559878566/ (Translated by Bing)


can't believe I missed the announcement a few weeks back, but their soundtrack to this movie is being released as a new album 'Haxan'. laid straight to analogue tape in between the last two albums.

it's getting good reviews, apparently quite varied smorgasboard covering all the different aspects of their sound.

http://www.mexicansummer.com/announcing-dungen-haxan/
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Re: Dungen - Ta Det Lugnt

Postby Spencer » Tue Nov 29, 2016 3:07 pm

Haxan is residing on my computer, must listen to it. I love all their albums, really rich and kaleidoscopic. saw them at Greenman this year and was a bit underwhelmed, sure the guitarist played with the same slightly annoying stinging tone throughout. drummer was awesome tho.
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Re: Dungen - Ta Det Lugnt

Postby angelsighs » Wed Nov 30, 2016 10:44 am

that's a shame, I found them superb live and thought that they reproduced all the wonderful sounds and tones of the records

kaleidoscopic is definitely the word!
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Re: Dungen - Ta Det Lugnt

Postby davedecay » Thu Jan 19, 2017 6:01 am

March 15th not far from me.
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In between the release of Dungen’s most recent two albums (2010’s Skit I Allt and 2015’s Allas Sak), the beloved Stockholm quartet was asked to create an original score to Lotte Reiniger’s 1926 touchstone The Adventures of Prince Achmed, understood to be the oldest surviving full-length animated feature film. Inspired by the nature of the work and the characters portrayed within, the members of Dungen collaborated on themes to represent their take on the film’s narrative, and immersed themselves in the groundbreaking visual language of this landmark film.

Häxan (translation: “The Witch”) is the result of those works, Dungen’s first all-instrumental album, and a continuation of all the things we love about their music. Moody, evocative, stormy, and brimming with life, Häxan provides both a tacit summation of the Dungen journey up to today, and gives the beloved group a chance to stretch out like never before. Here, the psychedelic rock is more bombastic, the softer passages more exquisite, the tension in their musical interplay more dramatic, their intentions remarkably robust. Häxan allows Dungen to move deftly between styles in a more circuitous fashion than their previous works, allowing them to build a story of their own around the action and characters in the film – Prince Achmed, Peri Banu, Aladdin, the Sorcerer, and most of all, the Witch – that reaches beyond the source material, returning to the hooks and melodies that come earlier in the album.

More pronounced collaboration with Häxan’s producer, Mattias Glavå, set the tenor of the sessions, fostered the interstitial moments between tracks, providing a more seamless listening experience. Recorded, mixed, and edited by hand to tape entirely in the analog domain, Häxan was sequenced away from the linear narrative of the film. This process helped to create a path of its own, fully capturing the rawness and spontaneity present in the sessions, as well as a loose, abstract, and fragmented collage feel, evident in the dense and dissonant free-form rock-outs, haunting ambient passages, and gorgeously cinematic soundscapes present in the work. As a result, Häxan works as new, original music by Dungen, both with and without the presence of the film itself.

With Häxan, the indulgences taken by Dungen find new corners in their creative space. “Trollkarlen och fågeldräkten” approaches the excitement of early ‘60s post-bop in a way that the band has yet to reveal until now, with Gustav Ejstes’ attentive piano melody connecting to Mattias Gustavsson’s bass, as Reine Fiske stretches out atmospheric strains of feedback-laced guitar overtop, while drummer Johan Holmegard establishes a busy, polyrhythmic background with a light touch, almost exclusively focused on cowbell and cymbals. The breezy, groovy theme to Aladdin’s appearances is cut across a handful of Häxan’s runtime, extended to both compact, flute-led bursts of melody, and a more luxuriant synth-based variant. Ejstes applies church organ sternness and harmonic majesty to “Kalifen,” which melts from a stately, Procol Harum-esque introduction into ‘70s soul stabs across a coolly understated rhythmic backing. Elsewhere, “Andarnas Krig,” “Wak-Wak’s portar,” and the title track represent some of the heaviest music Dungen has made to date, recalling the similarly burnt-edged Middle Eastern themes that Agitation Free cut for Vertigo decades ago. “Achmed flyger” ties it all together, with Ejstes and Fiske performing dual piano and synth leads, as the drums and bass surge underneath, creating a driving and focused backing, just as the film’s action begins to take flight.

Most recently, Dungen performed Häxan alongside the film at Mexican Summer’s 2016 Marfa Myths festival, marking its American debut performance. Asked about the experience overall, Gustav says, “In this setting, the movie becomes a solo instrument of its own, and we are simply backing up what we see on the screen. In many ways, it was a liberation to share the focal point with an audience when you’re performing with this kind of accompaniment. It’s a refreshing change to be playing live, and not be the center of attention; it’s the movie instead.”
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Re: Dungen - Ta Det Lugnt

Postby TheWarmth » Fri Jan 20, 2017 2:16 pm

Mexican Summer has a deluxe vinyl version of Haxan coming on Feb. 3rd:

http://shop.mexicansummer.com/product/dungen-haxan/

I ordered a copy for myself and listened to it on Spotify the other day. Great record.
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Re: Dungen - Ta Det Lugnt

Postby angelsighs » Sat Jan 21, 2017 11:38 am

here's hoping for UK tour dates.. not holding my breath..
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