When Dungen's Gustav Ejstes recorded Ta Det Lugnt
a few years back, he did it largely by himself, working feverishly to create the album's thrilling '67-era smashups. Additional studio hands are again a rarity on Tio Bitar
. Ejstes' sun-kissed Swedish vocals fight an impenetrable swirl of organs and guitar leads on 'Familj,â?� but his 'Mon Amourâ?� blasts filthy Creation-esque riff rock and a powerhouse of a rhythm section. In avoidance of the often-generated '60s retreads, descending-scale chords meet a sudden, lethargic chorus on the beautiful 'Svart Ã¤r Himlen,â?� and nearing its close, Dungen's Tio Bitar
is revealed to be another astonishing trip for Ejstes, even as he often travels alone.