In between the release of their most recent two albums (2010’s Skit I Allt and 2015’s Allas Sak), the Stockholm quartet was asked to create an original score to Lotte Reiniger’s 1926 film, The Adventures of Prince Achmed, understood to be the oldest surviving full-length animated feature film. Inspired by the work and the characters, Dungen immersed themselves in the groundbreaking visuals to create a score that is… well, perhaps the most Dungen-sounding Dungen record ever. Rich and vivid with a beautifully organic and otherworldly meeting of jazz and psychedelia, Häxan (which translates as “The Witch”) is Dungen’s first all-instrumental album.
One of the most wonderful hours to get lost with this year.
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