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Arkivet (the Archive) is a podcast about underground music from the 60s and 70s - focusing on psychedelia, progressive and folk.

Latest Episodes

Interview with Mark Sabol

EWe’ve been in contact with Mark Sabol of Mark and Suzann Farmer for over a year and finally we found the time to record an interview with him. Mark and Suzann Farmer recorded one album, We’ve Been There, in 1978, which is still pretty obscure among collectors. It is mostly known for the moody late-night version of Fleetwood Mac’s “Dreams”, and although excellent, this album is far from a one-track-album and I’ve always considered that its true strength lies in Mark’s own compositions. About half of the songs are self-penned and Mark is a competent songwriter and creative arranger, using the sparsely equipped living room recording studio to full use while Suzann has a strong and mesmerizing voice that works well with the material. The overall feel evokes a late-night lounge set at a dimly lit countryside roadhouse and with a minimal instrumentation, including a simple drum machine and a lot of homemade production tricks, they create a mellow but still diverse experience, with enough nuances to keep you returning for repeated listening. The covers generally work well in the mix, and if anything, adds to the lounge vibe and reflex the sound of their live set. In this interview we talk about the making of the album and how it was in the lounge business in the late 70s. We also listen to Dreams, American Child, Waiting For the Dawn and We’ve Been There from the album.

52 MINJUL 12
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Interview with Mark Sabol

Music in Isolation

EAlthough we officially called it a quit with our 80th episode last summer, we’re back with a one-off episode for all of you who are in a lockdown/quarantine or to everyone who just wants to hear some new music. This episode presents records acquired since the last show and includes a mixed bag of communal folk (Huckle), lounge (Eddie Suzuki), Exotica (Dennise Norwood), Swedish progg (Rabatt and Kvartetten som sprängde) and more. We’re also happy to include the great track “Blanket Fog Descends” from Sven Wunder’s forthcoming album, “Wabi Sabi”. Don’t sleep on this one as it will go quickly. We hope you are all doing well during these crazy times and that the selection can bring some enjoyment while maintaining social distancing. Stay safe everyone! More information on Sven Wunder and Wabi Sabi can be found on pianopianorecords.com. Huckle - Upon a Once Time (Homespun, 1974) -Get Down Trúbrot (Parlophone, 1970) -Ég sé það Jim Thompson II and Preflyte – Message at 33 1/...

64 MINAPR 24
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Music in Isolation

Natural Highs Mixtape

EA mix of back-to-nature folk, eastern-tinged psych and acoustic improvisations. “Nature’s beauty is so astonishing, makes you want to be around it all the time, you know it’s even been known to make people high” – Jerry and Nancy Stevens Tracklist: Children of One - Eastern Cloth (Real Records, 1969) Arbete och Fritid - Fantasins Lov (MNW, 1977) Big Lost Rainbow - Ocean (Big Lost, 1973) Huckle - Hello Sunshine (Homespun, 1974) Brent Titcomb - Falling Star (CBC, 1975) Becky Ryan - Pirate (Blossom Records, 1977) Magic Carpet - Alan’s Christmas Card (Mushroom, 1972) Caroline Peyton - Light-Years (Bar-B-Q Records, 1977) David Fishel - Faces to Match the Weather (Kateye Records, 1976) Jerry and Nancy Stevens - Stranded (Troll Records, 1976) Michael Styers - Pan’s Door (No label, 1980) Bob Alster - Hardwood Flats (No label, 1983) Chris Madsen - Sand and Foam (No label, 1983) Expanding Circle - Cova Kom (No label, 1980) Carl Erdmann - Within (No label, 1980) JB Sky-Blue Into Blue (G...

59 MIN2019 DEC 29
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Natural Highs Mixtape

Full Circle - An Interview with Paul Major

EWe are honored to have Paul Major with us for the 80th and final episode of Arkivet. Paul has been one of the most influential persons for this podcast as the guru of obscure psychedelic and private press records. In order to have a collector scene, context and coherency are key elements and Paul was one of the first to see the connections and to link private press and real people records to the canon of psychedelic music. Therefore, it is no surprise that many of the records he discovered are true classics and in this episode we play some of the records Paul discovered, and hear him telling the stories of how he found them. We also listen to a few records that are unknown to Paul but that we hope would fit his taste and his well-traveled ears. We couldn’t think of a better way to end this podcast, which has been running for over 6 years and almost 80 hours of recorded material, then to do it together with Paul. We want to thank all of you that have listened to our ramblings and th...

86 MIN2019 JUN 28
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Full Circle - An Interview with Paul Major

Westcoast Jams

EHere we engulf ourselves in some westcoast jams, with bands that doesn’t necessarily have to come from the west coast but all playing that laid-back breezy Californian vibe. Among the highlights of the show is the extremely rare self-titled mini-album by Al Manfredi, which he pressed in about 100 copies for demo purposes and with only very few known to exist today. Also the highly acclaimed Kristyl album is worthy a mention, as it is not only a solid album but one of the true classics in the private press world and discovered already in the ´80s by the legendary Paul Major. Furthermore, we want to highlight the underrated debut of Help Yourself, which in our opinion, is one of the best westcoast-sounding albums from the UK. With that said, we hope you will enjoy our selection of (mostly) 7 minutes westcoast jams. Al Manfredi-s/t (Band n’ Vocal, 1973) -Blue Gold Help Yourself-s/t (Liberty, 1971) -Old Man Snakegrinder-And the shredded Fieldmice (Alligator Shoes, 1977) -Love Junkie ...

59 MIN2019 JUN 8
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Westcoast Jams

Swedish Psychedelic Music Part 2

EWe seldom highlight music from our home country but in this episode we turn the spotlight on some Swedish underground and psychedelic bands. In the episode we listen to some of the most obscure bands of the Swedish underground, like Paul Edoh’s Class Breakers, which only release was a test pressing with just a few copies made, but we also play well established acts, such as Nature and Mecki Mark Men. To add some confusion, we also throw in a Finnish band, Cirius, and the reason for the inclusion is that they do a little-known but great version of Bosses Låt (originally recorded by the Swedish band Fläsket Brinner). On top of this, we also listen to some contemporary Swedish progressive music with Pocket-Size and the track Clairvoyant from their new album Immortality (released in December 2018). Raunchy (Scam records, 1975) -Flygmaskinen Nature-Earthmover (Sonet, 1974) -Mystery Brew Paul Edoh’s Class Breakers (No label/test pressing, 1970) -It’s Raining Mecki Mark Men (Philips, ...

61 MIN2019 MAY 16
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Swedish Psychedelic Music Part 2

Late Night Vibes

EIn this episode we go into a late-night mood with some nocturnal psychedelic and private press records. For many of the artists featured in this episode the information is scarce and most of them are still flying under-the-radar, so we hope to shed some light on these great records and hopefully you’ll find something new and interesting that you have not heard before. Jazz Bend Me Blues Band (Algar, 1967/68) -Lady Weaver Moonlyte – Better Late Than Never… (Astro Records, 1974) -Magic Stencils Jimmy Thompson (Dek Records, 1969) -In My Dreams Last of the Unknowns (Thundermen, ?) -1, 2 Many X´s Ben Bogaardt – s/t (Can-Aussie Distributors, 1971) -U.F.O. Tim Callander – Future (IJCM, 1979) -Headin’ To Redwood Thanks to Aaron Dunn for help with background info on the Brothers Bogaardt.

41 MIN2019 APR 30
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Late Night Vibes

Not Your Average Joe

EWe have put together an eclectic mix of unique artistic expressions in this show. The tracks doesn’t follow a specific genre but all are from the parallel universe of privately pressed music. For the episode we’ve also been in contact with Garrett Schroeder who helped us to fill in some gaps regarding his debut album “Lack of Sleep”. We end this episode with Thunder Tillman and the great track Condor Sunflower from their long-awaited new EP. David S Mull (Alpine Records, 197?) -Far From Home Garrett Schroeder – Lack of Sleep (Earth Records, 1979) -Maze of Dreams Del Buckingham-No Gimmicks (Genera, 1974) -Wrong Is Right Ingegärd Nordell – Känsla (Retone, 1973) -Vart Steg Du Tar Warhorse – Seduction (No label, 1979) -She Looks So Good Michael Kamper – s/t (No label, ?) -The White Haired Lady Steve Akin (Ash Records, 1970) -I’m Trippin’ Alone Thanks to Jonathan Kirby of Numero Group and Garrett Schroeder for helping us with background info for the episode.

73 MIN2019 FEB 25
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Not Your Average Joe

The Perennial Philosophy Mix

EA new mix of folk, spiritual psych and post-hippie mindsets. Aldous Huxley – Excerpt from Visionary Experience Vol. II Sounds of Salvation – Love III Hosanna – Why Are Thou Disquieted? Brent Titcomb – Tibetan Bells Murari – The One Who Loves Me Best The Two Rivers! – Cast Out From the Castle Dennis Loren – Let Go Michael Cassidy – There Is a Light Michael McGrath – The Awakened Severance and Cassidy – Feather In the Wind Bob Patterson – Bed of Roses Patterson and Pults – Loneliness Is Only In Your Own Mind Don Ebbett – Fire In the Sky Windwords – Take Me Away Ebbanflo – The Unicorn Song Demi Heure – Clochers et Maisons Garrett Schroeder – Maze of Dreams

64 MIN2019 FEB 15
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The Perennial Philosophy Mix

Mystery Jukebox with Jens Unosson

EIn this episode we introduce a new concept for the podcast and we call it the Mystery Jukebox. The idea is simple, we let a collector or listener send us a secret playlist, which we have no pre-knowledge about and let the selector take us on a journey to the unknown. After we have listened and discussed each of the track the artist identity will be revealed for us and you. For the first episode in this series Jens Unosson have selected 11 tracks for us. Jens is a long-time collector and psychedelic scholar from the deep forest of Northern Sweden. When he’s not tending to his farm he runs an on-line webpage, beautifullies, where you can find weird and esoteric records for sale. As this is a secret playlist we will not disclose Jens´ selection by writing it out beforehand and ruin all the fun for you guys and girls.Hope you’ll like it!

82 MIN2019 JAN 17
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Mystery Jukebox with Jens Unosson

Latest Episodes

Interview with Mark Sabol

EWe’ve been in contact with Mark Sabol of Mark and Suzann Farmer for over a year and finally we found the time to record an interview with him. Mark and Suzann Farmer recorded one album, We’ve Been There, in 1978, which is still pretty obscure among collectors. It is mostly known for the moody late-night version of Fleetwood Mac’s “Dreams”, and although excellent, this album is far from a one-track-album and I’ve always considered that its true strength lies in Mark’s own compositions. About half of the songs are self-penned and Mark is a competent songwriter and creative arranger, using the sparsely equipped living room recording studio to full use while Suzann has a strong and mesmerizing voice that works well with the material. The overall feel evokes a late-night lounge set at a dimly lit countryside roadhouse and with a minimal instrumentation, including a simple drum machine and a lot of homemade production tricks, they create a mellow but still diverse experience, with enough nuances to keep you returning for repeated listening. The covers generally work well in the mix, and if anything, adds to the lounge vibe and reflex the sound of their live set. In this interview we talk about the making of the album and how it was in the lounge business in the late 70s. We also listen to Dreams, American Child, Waiting For the Dawn and We’ve Been There from the album.

52 MINJUL 12
Comments
Interview with Mark Sabol

Music in Isolation

EAlthough we officially called it a quit with our 80th episode last summer, we’re back with a one-off episode for all of you who are in a lockdown/quarantine or to everyone who just wants to hear some new music. This episode presents records acquired since the last show and includes a mixed bag of communal folk (Huckle), lounge (Eddie Suzuki), Exotica (Dennise Norwood), Swedish progg (Rabatt and Kvartetten som sprängde) and more. We’re also happy to include the great track “Blanket Fog Descends” from Sven Wunder’s forthcoming album, “Wabi Sabi”. Don’t sleep on this one as it will go quickly. We hope you are all doing well during these crazy times and that the selection can bring some enjoyment while maintaining social distancing. Stay safe everyone! More information on Sven Wunder and Wabi Sabi can be found on pianopianorecords.com. Huckle - Upon a Once Time (Homespun, 1974) -Get Down Trúbrot (Parlophone, 1970) -Ég sé það Jim Thompson II and Preflyte – Message at 33 1/...

64 MINAPR 24
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Music in Isolation

Natural Highs Mixtape

EA mix of back-to-nature folk, eastern-tinged psych and acoustic improvisations. “Nature’s beauty is so astonishing, makes you want to be around it all the time, you know it’s even been known to make people high” – Jerry and Nancy Stevens Tracklist: Children of One - Eastern Cloth (Real Records, 1969) Arbete och Fritid - Fantasins Lov (MNW, 1977) Big Lost Rainbow - Ocean (Big Lost, 1973) Huckle - Hello Sunshine (Homespun, 1974) Brent Titcomb - Falling Star (CBC, 1975) Becky Ryan - Pirate (Blossom Records, 1977) Magic Carpet - Alan’s Christmas Card (Mushroom, 1972) Caroline Peyton - Light-Years (Bar-B-Q Records, 1977) David Fishel - Faces to Match the Weather (Kateye Records, 1976) Jerry and Nancy Stevens - Stranded (Troll Records, 1976) Michael Styers - Pan’s Door (No label, 1980) Bob Alster - Hardwood Flats (No label, 1983) Chris Madsen - Sand and Foam (No label, 1983) Expanding Circle - Cova Kom (No label, 1980) Carl Erdmann - Within (No label, 1980) JB Sky-Blue Into Blue (G...

59 MIN2019 DEC 29
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Natural Highs Mixtape

Full Circle - An Interview with Paul Major

EWe are honored to have Paul Major with us for the 80th and final episode of Arkivet. Paul has been one of the most influential persons for this podcast as the guru of obscure psychedelic and private press records. In order to have a collector scene, context and coherency are key elements and Paul was one of the first to see the connections and to link private press and real people records to the canon of psychedelic music. Therefore, it is no surprise that many of the records he discovered are true classics and in this episode we play some of the records Paul discovered, and hear him telling the stories of how he found them. We also listen to a few records that are unknown to Paul but that we hope would fit his taste and his well-traveled ears. We couldn’t think of a better way to end this podcast, which has been running for over 6 years and almost 80 hours of recorded material, then to do it together with Paul. We want to thank all of you that have listened to our ramblings and th...

86 MIN2019 JUN 28
Comments
Full Circle - An Interview with Paul Major

Westcoast Jams

EHere we engulf ourselves in some westcoast jams, with bands that doesn’t necessarily have to come from the west coast but all playing that laid-back breezy Californian vibe. Among the highlights of the show is the extremely rare self-titled mini-album by Al Manfredi, which he pressed in about 100 copies for demo purposes and with only very few known to exist today. Also the highly acclaimed Kristyl album is worthy a mention, as it is not only a solid album but one of the true classics in the private press world and discovered already in the ´80s by the legendary Paul Major. Furthermore, we want to highlight the underrated debut of Help Yourself, which in our opinion, is one of the best westcoast-sounding albums from the UK. With that said, we hope you will enjoy our selection of (mostly) 7 minutes westcoast jams. Al Manfredi-s/t (Band n’ Vocal, 1973) -Blue Gold Help Yourself-s/t (Liberty, 1971) -Old Man Snakegrinder-And the shredded Fieldmice (Alligator Shoes, 1977) -Love Junkie ...

59 MIN2019 JUN 8
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Westcoast Jams

Swedish Psychedelic Music Part 2

EWe seldom highlight music from our home country but in this episode we turn the spotlight on some Swedish underground and psychedelic bands. In the episode we listen to some of the most obscure bands of the Swedish underground, like Paul Edoh’s Class Breakers, which only release was a test pressing with just a few copies made, but we also play well established acts, such as Nature and Mecki Mark Men. To add some confusion, we also throw in a Finnish band, Cirius, and the reason for the inclusion is that they do a little-known but great version of Bosses Låt (originally recorded by the Swedish band Fläsket Brinner). On top of this, we also listen to some contemporary Swedish progressive music with Pocket-Size and the track Clairvoyant from their new album Immortality (released in December 2018). Raunchy (Scam records, 1975) -Flygmaskinen Nature-Earthmover (Sonet, 1974) -Mystery Brew Paul Edoh’s Class Breakers (No label/test pressing, 1970) -It’s Raining Mecki Mark Men (Philips, ...

61 MIN2019 MAY 16
Comments
Swedish Psychedelic Music Part 2

Late Night Vibes

EIn this episode we go into a late-night mood with some nocturnal psychedelic and private press records. For many of the artists featured in this episode the information is scarce and most of them are still flying under-the-radar, so we hope to shed some light on these great records and hopefully you’ll find something new and interesting that you have not heard before. Jazz Bend Me Blues Band (Algar, 1967/68) -Lady Weaver Moonlyte – Better Late Than Never… (Astro Records, 1974) -Magic Stencils Jimmy Thompson (Dek Records, 1969) -In My Dreams Last of the Unknowns (Thundermen, ?) -1, 2 Many X´s Ben Bogaardt – s/t (Can-Aussie Distributors, 1971) -U.F.O. Tim Callander – Future (IJCM, 1979) -Headin’ To Redwood Thanks to Aaron Dunn for help with background info on the Brothers Bogaardt.

41 MIN2019 APR 30
Comments
Late Night Vibes

Not Your Average Joe

EWe have put together an eclectic mix of unique artistic expressions in this show. The tracks doesn’t follow a specific genre but all are from the parallel universe of privately pressed music. For the episode we’ve also been in contact with Garrett Schroeder who helped us to fill in some gaps regarding his debut album “Lack of Sleep”. We end this episode with Thunder Tillman and the great track Condor Sunflower from their long-awaited new EP. David S Mull (Alpine Records, 197?) -Far From Home Garrett Schroeder – Lack of Sleep (Earth Records, 1979) -Maze of Dreams Del Buckingham-No Gimmicks (Genera, 1974) -Wrong Is Right Ingegärd Nordell – Känsla (Retone, 1973) -Vart Steg Du Tar Warhorse – Seduction (No label, 1979) -She Looks So Good Michael Kamper – s/t (No label, ?) -The White Haired Lady Steve Akin (Ash Records, 1970) -I’m Trippin’ Alone Thanks to Jonathan Kirby of Numero Group and Garrett Schroeder for helping us with background info for the episode.

73 MIN2019 FEB 25
Comments
Not Your Average Joe

The Perennial Philosophy Mix

EA new mix of folk, spiritual psych and post-hippie mindsets. Aldous Huxley – Excerpt from Visionary Experience Vol. II Sounds of Salvation – Love III Hosanna – Why Are Thou Disquieted? Brent Titcomb – Tibetan Bells Murari – The One Who Loves Me Best The Two Rivers! – Cast Out From the Castle Dennis Loren – Let Go Michael Cassidy – There Is a Light Michael McGrath – The Awakened Severance and Cassidy – Feather In the Wind Bob Patterson – Bed of Roses Patterson and Pults – Loneliness Is Only In Your Own Mind Don Ebbett – Fire In the Sky Windwords – Take Me Away Ebbanflo – The Unicorn Song Demi Heure – Clochers et Maisons Garrett Schroeder – Maze of Dreams

64 MIN2019 FEB 15
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The Perennial Philosophy Mix

Mystery Jukebox with Jens Unosson

EIn this episode we introduce a new concept for the podcast and we call it the Mystery Jukebox. The idea is simple, we let a collector or listener send us a secret playlist, which we have no pre-knowledge about and let the selector take us on a journey to the unknown. After we have listened and discussed each of the track the artist identity will be revealed for us and you. For the first episode in this series Jens Unosson have selected 11 tracks for us. Jens is a long-time collector and psychedelic scholar from the deep forest of Northern Sweden. When he’s not tending to his farm he runs an on-line webpage, beautifullies, where you can find weird and esoteric records for sale. As this is a secret playlist we will not disclose Jens´ selection by writing it out beforehand and ruin all the fun for you guys and girls.Hope you’ll like it!

82 MIN2019 JAN 17
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Mystery Jukebox with Jens Unosson
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