Dungen Allas Sak on Limited Edition LP + Download
Dungen returns after a five year hiatus with Allas Sak, picking up where 2010‘s Skit I Allt left off, but sounding bolder and livelier, feistier yet more focused. One of the best and most consistently inventive psych rock bands in the world, the quartet jams with greater purpose and principle on songs like the otherworldly instrumental "Franks Kaktus" and the stately "En Gång Om Året," while the prismatic "Flickor Och Pojkar" and closer "Sova" reveal subtle nuances in the band's arrangements.
"Åkt Dit" moves like a well-told story, with piano and bass setting the scene, the vocals tracing the rising action, and a saxophone solo providing the climax. Allas Sak is about everyday matters: family, friends, the fine texture of life. Common but never mundane, these subjects anchor the music in the here and now, while the music lends a certain grandeur to ordinary moments.
"Lyrics are very important to me," says primary songwriter Gustav Ejstes, who sings almost exclusively in Swedish. "These songs are my everyday experiences, my thoughts and stories from the life I live. I hope people can create their own stories around the music and maybe we can make music together, the listener and I."
"This is music made in blissful oblivion...and made to conjure it, too." - The New York Times