Full Circle - An Interview with Paul Major

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We 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 that have participated, in one way or the other, to the show over the years. Thank you all!

Darius-s/t (Chartmaker, 1968)
-I Feel the Need To Carry On
Dark-Dark Round the Edges (Sis, 1972)
-Maypole
Jazz Bend Me Blues Band (Algar, 1967-68)  
-Happiness Dream
Morgen (ABC Probe, 1969)
-Purple
Randy DeMoss and the Space City Group (Planet Records, 197?)
-Is This For Real?
Ray Harlowe and Gyp Fox (Waterwheel Records, 1978)
-Gettin’ Keyed
Sounds of Salvation-s/t (Reflection, 1974)
-Overseers
The Clap-Have You Reached Yet? (Nova Sol Records, 1972) -Out of the Shadows

Also, don’t forget to listen to our previous interview with Paul and a DJ-set we did together last time he was in Stockholm.

It's Completely Hypnotic

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We’re thrilled to finally have our friend Anders Alexander with us on the show. Anders is a record collector and dealer from Southern Sweden (now living in Stockholm) who’s been hunting records since the 80s. Nowadays he sells records under the name Vinylkatten at record fairs and in his own pop-up record store. For the show, he brought an eclectic mix of records, ranging from under-the-radar gems and dollar-bin alerts to psych grails, and we promise an episode filled with psychedelic saxophones, cocaine flutes (Anders favorite instrument), troglodyte rock and hypnotic vibes.

For more of Anders records check out his instagram @dailypsychvinyl

Bob Seger System (Capitol, 1968)
-Death Row
Adam (Mala, 1966)
-Eve
The Facedancers-s/t (Paramount, 1972)   
-Dreamer’s Lullabye
Baris Manco (Türküola, 1972)   
-Ölum Allahin Emri
Wizz Jones-Right On (CBS, 1972)   
-One Grain of Sand
Amazing Friendly Apple (Decca, 1969)   
-Magician
Joseph-Stoned Age Man (Scepter, 1970)
-I Ain’t Fattenin’ No More Frogs For Snakes
The Electric Toilet-In the Hands of Karma (Nasco, 1970)
-Within Your State of Mind

Interview with Lance Barresi

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We’re so glad to have Lance Barresi of Permanent Records joining the show again (click here to listen to our first interview). Last time we spoke was more than a year ago and a lot has happen since. In this episode we focus on the newly released “Sixth Trip” of the Brown Acid Compilation Series and we listen to five tracks from this volume. Lance also gives us a first listen to a track for the “Seventh Trip”, which will be out on Halloween this year. We also listen to Spiny Norman - a band featured on the second Brown Acid volume but which a full length album of unreleased material was released by RidingEasy Records earlier this year. Besides that we also discuss record collecting in general and the future of vinyl. 

Truth & Janey (Sound Communications, 1972)
-Midnight Horseman
West Minist’r (Magic Records, 1971)
-My Life
Flight (Blecman Records, 1974)
-Luvin’, Huggin’, and More
Purgatory (Not on Label, 1970)
-Polar Expedition
Zendik (Pslhrtz, 1970)
-Is There No Peace
Summit (North Room Records, 1969)
-The Darkness
Spiny Normen (RidingEasy Record, 2018)
-Bell Park Loon