Swedish Quartet Dungen Scores 1926 Silent Film With Psych-Rock

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The Swedish psych-prog rock band Dungen has been making records since 2001, but they’ve never made one like this. Häxan, which means "The Witch," their most recent album from late 2016, is their first all-instrumental record. It's full of vignettes from their original score to the 1926 silent film The Adventures of Prince Achmed (said to be the oldest surviving animated film.) Swirling and fuzzed-out walls of reverbed guitar sounds, crisp with drums, at times replete with organ, are meant to conjure and accompany animated silhouettes from the Prince’s journey on a flying horse. Dungen join us in the studio to play some of these instrumentals.