Boasting a blend of '60s-styled psychedelic rock, free jazz, Swedish folk, and instrumental ambience, the Scandinavian collective Dungen is the brainchild of multi-instrumentalist Gustav Ejstes. Raised in the small village of Lanna in Vastergotland, Sweden, Ejstes was weaned on regional folk music and '60s rock at a young age by his violin-playing father. He discovered the world of hip-hop as a teenager and quickly embraced the genre, later deeming it his "punk phase." An obsession with the science of sampling followed, and through his own experiments with the genre he was exposed to a wealth of '60s and '70s Swedish underground music. The organic nature of the recordings stirred something in Ejstes, who wanted to prove his capability in playing all of the instruments he'd previously been sampling. He subsequently moved to his mother's farm in the woods of nearby Smaland and began honing his craft in a studio in his grandmother's basement.