Dungen "Ta Det Lugnt"

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Does anyone know if this is available in the states yet? I just downloaded half of this (sorry Pitchfork!) and it's blowing me away. I don't usually respond to psych stuff , but it's so, so, so good. Anyone else been listening to this?

darin, Wednesday, 13 October 2004 17:44 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

I thought it was great also. The stylus review today reminded me of it and I'll probably give it another spin tonight. Wouldn't know where to find it in the states though.

sleep (sleep), Wednesday, 13 October 2004 17:52 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

i saw it for sale at Aquarius Records in SF last week

ken taylrr (ken taylrr), Wednesday, 13 October 2004 20:13 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

it was just posted on the Subliminal Sounds site that he's playing the Vice Magazine 10 Year Anniversary Party on October 16.

Avi (Avi), Wednesday, 13 October 2004 20:19 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

one month passes...
Holy shit is this amazing. Definite top 10 placement for me, no question whatsoever. Are the earlier albums this good?!?

Nostalgia for the Old Cineramadome (Ben Boyer), Tuesday, 16 November 2004 22:07 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

totally underwhelmed by this so far. just sounds like the super furry animals, and theyre boring most of the time.

peter smith (plsmith), Tuesday, 16 November 2004 22:09 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Wow! I don't really hear SFA at all. Check "Panda" and "Ta Det Lugnt" - I think the hooks in these songs are just huge.

Nostalgia for the Old Cineramadome (Ben Boyer), Tuesday, 16 November 2004 22:17 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Buy the new reissue of Pugh Rogefeldt's "Ja da a Da" from 1969 -- to me it's a blueprint for what Dungen are trying to do in some ways. I wasnt blown away as much as most by Dungen, but the live show was pretty decent here in NYC.

Brian Turner (btwfmu), Wednesday, 17 November 2004 03:41 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

I like his new album more than the old ones - i find it more focused and tight, a good one really.

Marco Damiani (Marco D.), Wednesday, 17 November 2004 14:01 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

This album is incredible. I don't hear the SFA either. The sixth song sounds like The Soft Machine. This might be the best album of the year.

steve hise, Thursday, 18 November 2004 00:50 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

"cat scratch fever" is just a monster riff, and depending how you feel about the whole right-to-bear-arms thing - oh, wait - i thought the title was "Da Ted Nugent". never mind.

m0stly clean (m0stly clean), Thursday, 18 November 2004 03:26 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

four months pass...
"cat scratch fever" is just a monster riff, and depending how you feel about the whole right-to-bear-arms thing - oh, wait - i thought the title was "Da Ted Nugent". never mind.
-- m0stly clean (mostl...), November 18th, 2004.

Five months later, this is still funny.

PB, Saturday, 9 April 2005 01:53 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...
this has been picked up in uk by memphis industries so should be a lot easier to find ..

just made my way through it .. i have to say just as i was geting a little fed up somewhere along the way, something clicked inside me and i started to really enjoy it ..

i certainly dont hear much SFA in there ..

mark e (mark e), Friday, 6 May 2005 19:32 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I've been getting "Festival" stuck in my head a lot lately.

This album is being released in the US in August.

billstevejim (billstevejim), Friday, 6 May 2005 23:40 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I downloaded the Brainwashed clips of the first record, and liked them because they sounded collagey and cut-up. Found a used copy of the 'ta det lugnt' and went for it, but this is a very straight ahead psych-garage record... reminds me a great deal of the Pretty Things

I'm not too into much of this, it's not bad though, and there is one fantastic song, track 4 'Du E For Fin For Mig' (the one with the strings).

Is the first record weirder and more cut-up Faust Tapes-y?

milton parker (Jon L), Sunday, 15 May 2005 23:48 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I initially was a touch underwhelmed with the reissue of the first self-titled album but actually on second listen it's a good all over the place psych/jam/etc. thing. Didn't hear much in the way of specific cut-ups, though.

There's also some related band called the Works which has put out a more straightforward retrofreak/Nuggets thing -- surprisingly good, in that every song has a little something extra to it (strong vocals, really good guitar solo, etc.) which keeps it from being generic.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Sunday, 15 May 2005 23:55 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

four months pass...
I saw these guys twice recently-- once in Portland and once in Seattle, and they killed it. Fairly short set, but it was enough. Anyone else catch them on this current tour?

Jason Dent (jason dont), Sunday, 9 October 2005 02:48 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I just got this, and I'm loving it. I love that there are a few parts where, if you only heard a minute out of context from the whole album, you'd be forgiven for thinking it was a jazz album.

jaymc (jaymc), Monday, 17 October 2005 03:35 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Or maybe I just haven't heard enough psych in general to know how common that is.

jaymc (jaymc), Monday, 17 October 2005 03:39 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I like it. If you told me it was some B-level psych band from the late 60s/early 70s, I'd totally believe you. Which make me like it both more and less in a way.

Hurting (Hurting), Monday, 17 October 2005 03:41 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I guess I'm mostly talking about a song like "Det Du Tänker Idag Är Du I Morgon" wrt jazz sounds.

jaymc (jaymc), Monday, 17 October 2005 03:59 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Yeah, I guess it's kind of jazzy at times, though I never really thought it sounded "like jazz" per se. Maybe it's all the flute.

Hurting (Hurting), Monday, 17 October 2005 04:02 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Has anyone heard the self-titled album by The Works (which seems to be pretty unsoulse3kable)? Apparently the Works shares members with Dungen and is also nice psych stuff... anybody?

Stuck to a Seat in the New Beverly (Bent Over at the Arclight), Wednesday, 19 October 2005 09:16 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Jaymc, the jazziness you hear is maybe what made me make the Soft Machine comparison. The Canterbury bands wove lots of jazz into the psych.

steve hise, Wednesday, 19 October 2005 12:03 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I had been wondering if you liked this, Mr. Hise.

jaymc (jaymc), Wednesday, 19 October 2005 12:04 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I do, though not as much as at first. I was all about it up through last year's holiday listening session, when it first occured to me the dude's vocals are a bit annoying. Having a high tolerance for that, though, I still listen to it occassionally, mostly on jukebox shuffle. I'm glad you like it. I hope it has more staying power with you than it's had with me. If I'm remembering correctly, you've seen them, right, and I bet that would make a difference.

steve hise, Wednesday, 19 October 2005 13:36 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

You know what, forget it, I take my complaint back. Listening to "Lipsull" right now, I realize the vocals only bug me sometimes. He sings this one less stridently, more engagingly.

steve hise, Wednesday, 19 October 2005 14:18 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Conan said "Dungen" like 50 times last night. They did "Panda" but they didn't quite get the sound right, imo.

blackmail.is.my.life (blackmail.is.my.life), Wednesday, 19 October 2005 14:19 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

SFA are only boring the first 5 times, then it clicks.

Jonathan DD, Wednesday, 19 October 2005 16:52 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I didn't actually see them! They were at Intonation, but I think it was early in the day.

jaymc (jaymc), Wednesday, 19 October 2005 16:53 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I've seen them on both of their recent US tours. Both shows were unique and entertaining.

blackmail.is.my.life (blackmail.is.my.life), Wednesday, 19 October 2005 17:18 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I can't believe I missed them on Conan.

darin (darin), Wednesday, 19 October 2005 17:26 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I have the Works album and like it fairly well, but I haven't really listened to it a lot.
I can really hear the jazz connection someone upthread made. It's more prononced on the earlier stuff.
Conan's shows are no longer replayed on cnbc the next day, are they?

Jason Dent (jason dont), Wednesday, 19 October 2005 20:30 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

for one wierd second, I thought the thread title read "Dungen - "De La Nugent"

M@tt He1geson (Matt Helgeson), Wednesday, 19 October 2005 20:34 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Dungen on Conan? Thank you, that I must see. What they might lack in sound live, compared to the album, they sure make up for with some great jamming.

And Ta Det Lugnt is of course amazing, but everyone knows that by now.

strom (strom), Wednesday, 19 October 2005 21:07 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

"De La Nugent"

I would LOVE for this to be the next De La Soul album title.

jaymc (jaymc), Wednesday, 19 October 2005 21:09 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

one year passes...
new one comes out on may first here. anyone heard it?

Title TBA

1. Intro
2. Familj
3. Gör Det Nu
4. Caroline
5. Du Ska Inte Tro Att Det Ordnar Sig
6. Mon Amour
7. Så Blev Det Bestämt
8. Ett Skäl Att Trivas
9. Svart Är Himlen
10. En Gång I År Kom Det En Tår

scott seward (scott seward), Friday, 26 January 2007 22:23 (twelve years ago) Permalink

i loved "ta det lungt" when I first heard it but i'm not really bothered about this for some reason. I think once the initial awe of this band wears off there's not a lot to go back to :-(

wogan lenin (dog latin), Saturday, 27 January 2007 21:06 (twelve years ago) Permalink

listening to new one now. sounds like the last one so far. so, if you liked the last one... but nothing that sounds all that "new" or whatever. guitars still sound way cool.

scott seward (scott seward), Friday, 9 February 2007 19:23 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Did they ever come up with at title?

darin (darin), Friday, 9 February 2007 20:16 (twelve years ago) Permalink


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scott seward (scott seward), Friday, 9 February 2007 20:40 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I am really looking forward to hearing this and am glad to hear it's not too much of a depature from the last one. I suppose it'll leak soon enough.

Jason Dent (jason dont), Saturday, 10 February 2007 02:22 (twelve years ago) Permalink

weird, another friend of mine who recently heard it said it was different, and possibly better, than the first one.

hstencil (hstencil), Saturday, 10 February 2007 02:25 (twelve years ago) Permalink

it's got some good jammage and instrumental action, but the songwriting seems too samey to me. not that that's a bad thing. still sounds good. i don't know what i was expecting. i only listened once. i really really liked that last album though and this one just didn't hit me as hard.

scott seward (scott seward), Saturday, 10 February 2007 02:34 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I wanna hear more guitar solos. Are there more guitar solos?

strom (strom), Saturday, 10 February 2007 23:19 (twelve years ago) Permalink

five years pass...

So I've never heard this record. I suspect I should, right?

Sick Mouthy (Scik Mouthy), Sunday, 4 March 2012 21:18 (six years ago) Permalink

Yes. Although I think 4 is better.

Moka, Sunday, 4 March 2012 21:33 (six years ago) Permalink


moullet, Sunday, 4 March 2012 21:33 (six years ago) Permalink

4, thirded.

o. nate, Monday, 5 March 2012 19:24 (six years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

It has just arrived.

Sick Mouthy (Scik Mouthy), Thursday, 19 April 2012 12:26 (six years ago) Permalink

used to love this, but i wonder if it's aged well?

Scary Move 4 (dog latin), Thursday, 19 April 2012 12:30 (six years ago) Permalink

The first two tracks sounded pretty fracking awesome in the car. The fact that it's such a specific retro (psyche) sound suggests it'll age well depending on your long-term tastes. Sounds a bit like Caribou's 4-piece live band sans synth, or Os Mutantes, or Nuggets.

Sick Mouthy (Scik Mouthy), Thursday, 19 April 2012 12:33 (six years ago) Permalink

There's no denying it's great (especially the first couple of songs yeah), but I don't know if I'd be able to enjoy it as much these days since there were a fair few other bands who came after and did a similar take on the sound which I think I overloaded on. Still, it's a very good album.

Scary Move 4 (dog latin), Thursday, 19 April 2012 12:36 (six years ago) Permalink

Who else did similar stuff afterwards?

Sick Mouthy (Scik Mouthy), Thursday, 19 April 2012 12:42 (six years ago) Permalink

Ach you know, the whole continuum from Ariel Pink through Tame Impala, freak-folk to chillwave. I realise it's pretty unfair to make these comparisons but when I heard Ta Det Lungt in 2004 it sounded so incredibly fresh and since then there's been a lot of stuff going along (fairly) similar aesthetic lines. But don't let me spoil it for such petty reasons. I'm gonna dig it out tonight I think.

Scary Move 4 (dog latin), Thursday, 19 April 2012 13:11 (six years ago) Permalink

heard 2 minutes of Ariel Pink once and thought they were utter bilge.

Sick Mouthy (Scik Mouthy), Thursday, 19 April 2012 13:44 (six years ago) Permalink

2 minutes isn't really much to go on now, is it? I really like Worn Copy (which I think I discovered roughly the same time as Ta Det Lungt), but a lot of people like the latest one Before Today.

Scary Move 4 (dog latin), Thursday, 19 April 2012 13:45 (six years ago) Permalink

Tame Impala - Innerspeaker. Possibly better than Ta Det Lungt (less meandering, more focused). Both are great.

yugi ex, Thursday, 19 April 2012 20:49 (six years ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...


moullet, Tuesday, 15 May 2012 03:53 (six years ago) Permalink

five months pass...


moullet, Thursday, 1 November 2012 16:59 (six years ago) Permalink

Du Är För Fin För Mig still = heroic. Basically a folk flute emo song that goes out in a blaze of glory with a pretend Hendrix solo.

B-Boy Bualadh Bos (ecuador_with_a_c), Friday, 2 November 2012 02:01 (six years ago) Permalink

five years pass...

well well well


reggie (qualmsley), Monday, 5 February 2018 22:46 (one year ago) Permalink

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