Åke Sandin

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Åke Sandin was a unique personality in the Swedish music business of the 1960s. A real “outsider musician” who artistically did what ever he wanted to without any cares for critiques or prevalent musical norms. During the last ten years he has become a cult legend among the few Swedish musical journalists and musicians who has been able to find or at least hear his incredibly rare records. In 1965 he started his own record label, Jay Records, financed by the meager income from his work at the post office. Jay Records released loads of records between the years 1964-1970, most of them with Ake himself. He paid for costly recordings in top studios with big orchestras and even rented the finest concerts halls for his performances. Practically nobody bought his records or showed up at his concerts and every time he tried do something he only got laughed at. His magnum opus was the LP released in 1968 which was housed in a “cooking proof” cloth sleeve! On the record he criticizes, in his own incomparable way, the Swedish music industry and the pop music of the day. Ake ended his days in this world as a roller-skiing cloth salesman and after his death the Swedish government actually had all his belongings, including all his records, destroyed and burnt! Stefan Kéry, weird musical archeologist, has now succeeded in saving and displaying this musical treasure. The whole Ake Sandin LP and his ultra rare 45s are all included on this definitive release.