Hear I collect my favorite reissue labels when it comes to so-called Exotica music. This page is a work in progress and I will ad to it when something new is discovered. If you have any label you want to bring to my attention, send me an e-mail to nonserviamblog@outlook.com Analog Africa Analog Africa is […]

8/10 … Toccata Electronica is possibly the most stunning bootleg of Kraftwerk ever ‘released’. Comprising of rare and different remixes of many well known Kraftwerk songs. This bootleg first surfaced in 1995 as a CD with professional looking packaging and high quality audio. Different pressings including differing artwork and CD labels are in circulation however the front cover is usually the one shown here above…

4/10 … but I feel cheated and now just want to send them a bill for wasting my time.

If you believe in things like this or just enjoy creepy stuff, then the premise should made you go all in, as it did for me. Hoping for that lovely creepy feeling crawling up your spine. And it did … for the first two episode, but then it all turned to a protracted ghost hunter show with spirit boxes, ping-pong balls covering the eyes of someone with a spirit box in a cave to …. search for contact?, tarot card interpretations in hotel rooms and caves and various other crap. I know we are dealing with a topic that it’s hard to prove scientifically…

“Transilvanian Hunger” is the opening track of Darkthrones 4th album with the same title. To me, my favorite track and also album by the band. It has that monotone haunting rawness that I like when it comes to old school black metal. The lyrics are about the suicide of Per ‘Dead’ Yngve Ohlin, vocalist of the band Mayhem. The title is a reference to the T-shirt that Dead was wearing when he committed suicide, which had written “I Love Transylvania”, as you can see on the cover of the infamous bootleg album “Dawn of the Black Hearts”…

Rendez-vous Houston: A City in Concert was a live performance by musician Jean Michel Jarre amidst the skyscrapers of downtown Houston on the evening of April 5, 1986, coinciding with the release of the Rendez-Vous album. For a period of time, it held a place in the Guinness Book of Records as the largest outdoor “rock concert” in history, with figures varying from 1 […]

This version was recorded live with Johnny Cash and Willie Nelson on the 1997 album “VH1 Storytellers”. The song was written and originally recorded by actor Stan Jones in 1948. He said that being a twelve-year old he heard a story about doomed ghost cowboys forced to chase the Devil’s cattle forever. There are more than 50 versions of the song in different languages. Burl Ives, Bing Crosby, Gene Autry and Johnny Cash all recorded their versions of this track, and it became a cowboy standard. Johnny Cash’s version peaked at No.2 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart…

8/10 … Toccata Electronica is possibly the most stunning bootleg of Kraftwerk ever ‘released’. Comprising of rare and different remixes of many well known Kraftwerk songs. This bootleg first surfaced in 1995 as a CD with professional looking packaging and high quality audio. Different pressings including differing artwork and CD labels are in circulation however the front cover is usually the one shown here above…