Interview with Reine Fiske


Reine Fiske is well-known as a musician in various bands and musical constellations, most notable as the guitarist of Dungen, Träden and The Amazing. Besides his own musicianship, Reine has long been a devoted record collector with an impressive collection of experimental, psychedelic and progressive music. In this episode, he plays some incredible rare and extraordinary records for us, such as Christian Yoga Church, one of finest psychedelic commune recordings ever made, as well as an acetate copy of Mandrake Memorial’s Medium with a different mix on several of the songs. Reine has also been involved in several reissue projects, including the 3 LP box-set of Pärson Sound, the band that later evolved into Träd, gräs och stenar. Here we listen to their composition Tio Minuter (Ten Minutes), which was originally recorded for Swedish radio in 1967. We also listen to the “dark and epic” music of Jake Holmes and Radiomöbel as well as some fine Turkish psychedelic folk by Ersen. With that said, we hope you’ll enjoy this show as much as we do!

Ersen (Şahinler, 1972)
-Kozan Dağı
Jake Holmes – Letter To Katherine December (Tower, 1968)
-Leaves Never Break
Christian Yoga Church – Turn On!! Music For the Hip At Heart (Memorare, 1967)
-Excerpt from side 1
Mandrake Memorial-Medium (Poppy, 1968, acetate copy)
-Smokescreen (with a different mix)
Radiomöbel – Tramseböx (Chockskivor, 1975)
Pärson Sound – s/t (Subliminal Sounds, 2001)
-Tio Minuter

Guest Mix for Torn and Frayed


We've put together a mix of some well-known and unknown psych tracks for Torn and Frayed. We hope you enjoy the selection. 


Georgie Porgie and the Cry Babies – The Lake
Common People-Those Who Love
Rick Saucedo-In My Mind
Ars Nova-And How Am I To Know
Whistler, Chaucer, Detroit and Greenhill-Day of Childhood
David Santo-Rising of Scorpio
Hollins & Starr-Talking To Myself
Unknown Artist-Coming Down
Glass Bubble-You Don’t Need A Reason
Mecki Mark Men-Midnight Land
Tow-Away Zone-Shabd
Twentieth Century Zoo-Stallion of Fate
Village STOP-Vibration

What's the Concept?


The concept album format really started to evolve during the psychedelic era of the late ‘60s, and reached its height in the progressive scene of the early ‘70s, where the album became the main artistic expression. Here, we highlight some unusual concept and context-based albums, with some concept ideas being stranger than others. We hope you find the selection interesting and that you seek out some of these albums to listen to them as a whole (to fully grasp the meaning of the concept!).

A New Place To Live-s/t (Mandala, 1972)
-The Moon Tune
Mandrake Memorial-Puzzle (Poppy, 1970)
Dr Z-Three Parts To My Soul (Spiritus, Manes et Umbra) (Vertigo, 1971)
-Evil Woman’s Manly Child
Dreamies-Auralgraphic Entertainment (Stone Theater. 1974)
-Excerpt from Program Ten
Robert Callender-Le Musée de L'Impressionnisme (Phillips, 1975)
- Henri De Toulouse-Lautrec
Jimmie Haskell-California ’99 (ABC, 1971)
-Jessica Stone