Dungen 4, mastered the art of a new rock that could reliably make the listener tap the chin in deep rumination while banging his or her head on the nearest wall. Over the course of a few more albums, the Swedish band’s heavily rocking psychedelia has morphed further into unfettered territories of imprecise genre, hovering amid richly musical yet blisteringly raw guitar-rock and deeply orchestrated space-jazz, like the soundtracks for films yet to exist. Just out is the band’s first all-instrumental album, Häxan (“The Witch”), on the Mexican Summer label, a stand-alone compendium of music the band composed and performed for a reissue of Lotte Reiniger’s 1926 The Adventures of Prince Achmed, the oldest surviving full-length animated feature film. Also at Amoeba Music, Wednesday, March 22.
Ever-morphing polymusic wizards Dungen had, by the 2008 release of