Live

Dec 11, 2016
Perth — The Rosemount Hotel
with special guests.
AU



Nov 11, 2016
Stockholm — Melodybox
SE
Nov 12, 2016
Malmö — Babel
SE
Dec 5, 2016
Brisbane — The Zoo
with Golden Age of Ballooning
AU
Dec 7, 2016
Sydney — Oxford Art Factory
with The Laurels. Presented by 2ser.
AU
Dec 8, 2016
Melbourne — The Corner
with ORB + Krakatau + Psychedelic Coven DJs. Presented by Triple R.
AU
Dec 9, 2016
Meredith — Meredith Music Festival
AU

About

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 work and the characters – Prince Achmed, Peri Banu, Aladdin, the Sorcerer, and most of all, the Witch – the members of Dungen immersed themselves into the groundbreaking visual language of this landmark silent film.

Häxan (translation: “The Witch”) is Dungen’s first all-instrumental album. Produced by Mathias Glavå, and 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, a record that stands on its own outside of the presence of its primary inspiration.

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.

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  • Dungen 2016
    Photo by Ken Andersson

  • Dungen 2016
    Photo by Ken Andersson

  • Dungen 2016
    Photo by Ken Andersson

  • Dungen 2016
    Photo by Ken Andersson

  • Dungen 2016
    Photo by Ken Andersson

  • Dungen 2016
    Photo by Frank Aschberg

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