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Hello All

Sorry for this late E-News was again bed with a mild infection :-)
Monique says I should not do so much but man that is not me.
I need to be busy, sitting doing nothing makes me mad!

So we have now the full program for E-Day 2019.
Here it is!! http://www.e-live.nl/program

The Time Table for E-Day 2019

12:00 - Bar area open
13:00 - Box office open (Day opens)

13:15 - Concert upper room Volker Rapp
(Also around 17.00 and during the day open with video perfromances)

14:15 - 15:05 - RHEA Fantastic Space music from Belgium!

15:45 - 16:55 - Wolfram Spyra - His brilliant release Dunst still resonates through the EM Scene.
Now he is the headliner of the Afternoon!!

17:00 - 19:00 Break / Concert upper room

19:15 - 20:15 - Stephan Whitlan - one of the most musical and virtuous musicians we have
in our music scene!! A great performer and artist!

21:00 - 22:45 - Thorsten Quaeschning and friends.

And the new Groove Unlimited Release is out!!
GR-262 - Awenson - Hope.

Awenson is the alter ego of Joel Bernard one of France's finest Berlin
School artists. He released already under the name Awen and Awenson
the great albums "Shadows ", "Saphonic" and "Wizard".

"HOPE" takes his music to a new high, nice long Berlin School track
that evolve into a mesmerizing sound experience.
Pure Sequencing and great soloing with FX and swirling strings and sounds.
This is Awenson's  very first release on Groove Unlimited. 
And I am sure many will love this release!
Especially fans of the more subtile Redshift, Ramp and Airsculpture releases.


This weekend I hope to see many of you in Repelen.
Electronics meets acoustics live @ Dorfkirche Repelen!

(German TXT)
An beiden Tagen wird Groove dort einen Stand haben und wenn Sie zu gast sind
und eine CD kaufen bekommen sie die GR-901 (Free Grooves) als geschenk!
Wir werden einen begrenzten Stand bei uns haben (Nur Boots und ein
paar neue Groove Titeln)  Also wenn Sie also etwas anderes wünschen,
bestellen Sie es bitte, damit wir es können bring es für sie.
Und mit einem Rabatt von 10% für die Freitag- und Samstagkonzerte machen
wir es fur ihnen noch schoner!!
Erwähnen Sie dies einfach bei Ihrer Bestellung oder senden Sie uns eine E-Mail!

Both days Groove will have a stall there and if you come and
buy some CDs we have the GR-901 (Free Grooves) as gift for you!
And if you know which Cds you would like you can also pre-order them!
With a  special 10% discount for the Friday and Saturday concerts!
Just mention this with you order or send us a mail!
We will have a limited Stand with us (Just Boots and some new Groove
titles so if you want something else please order it so we can
bring it along for you.

On Friday, 15th March 2019, 19:30 h (admission 19:00 h)
Supporting Act: Ron Boots  (solo)
Broekhuis, Keller & Schönwälder

Saturday, 16th March 2019, 19:30 h (admission 19:00 h)
Broekhuis, Keller & Schönwälder feat. Raughi Ebert, Eva and
Thomas Kagermann

Ticket prices:
Friday: advance booking 22,00 Euro, box office 25,00 €
Saturday: advance booking 20,00 Euro, box office 22,00 €

Reduced tickets for students and people with disabilities 18,00 €
Tickets for both concert days together cost 40,00 Euro in advance.
Ticket order under: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Thanks for your time!
Ron Boots

These products are NEW in our catalog.
Further in this newsletter are more details.

Awenson - Hope
Andrew Douglas - Planet Y (cdr)
Ansatheus - In The Endless Space Paradise Vol 1 (cdr)
Brainwork - Back to the roots 2 (cd)
Brian Eno & others - Dune (cd)
Nils Frahm - Felt (digipak) (cd)
Nils Frahm - Screws (digipak) (cd)
Nils Frahm - Solo (digipak) (cd)
Icingwolf - Sonic Waves (cd)
Maria Warner - Phase Transition (cdr)
Ken Martin - Abstracts Vol.3 (cdr)
Ken Martin - Dark Corridors (cdr)
Ken Martin - Dark Corridors Vol. 2 (cdr)
Ken Martin - Distant Echoes (cdr)
Ken Martin - Planetarium (cdr)
Ken Martin - Red Moon Rising (cdr)
Harald Nies - Fractal (cdr)
Steve Orchard - Skyway (cd)
Klaus Schulze - Timbres of Ice (digipak) (cd)
SpiralDreams - Castle in the Sky (cdr)
SpiralDreams - Elsewhere (cdr)
Sylvain Carel - Talisman (cdr)
Tangerine Dream - Live at Augusta Raurica (2 CD + 2 DVD) (box) (2xdvd + 2xcd)

====== Dreamscape Radio =======
Dreamscape Radio show 488 is still online.
With music from various Artists.
You can find Dreamscape here.
Only 4 weeks from now!!
E-Day 2019!

Sales are nice 5 weeks up front but we can always get more people in :-)
So come and join us during E-Day 2019!!
Online Tickets

Something special this year a co-op from great EM musicians todate!
Thorsten Quaeschning and friends.

Wolfram Spyra - His brilliant release Dunst still resonates through the EM Scene.
Now he is the headliner of the Afternoon!!

Stephan Whitlan - one of the most musical and virtuous musicians we have
in our music scene!! A great performer and artist!

RHEA Fantastic Space music from Belgium!

The act for the upperroom will be Volker Rapp.
Planned are the following perfromances:
1) Petersburg - Views of a city
2) Video-Revue Demo Art aka Volker Rapp from 1992 until today - a reunion with
u.a. Ron Boots, Volker Zimmer (Marla Glen), Jürgen Bruhn (Vulture Dive) ....
3) Valletta - Views of an island

Another reason to join us in the Enck!!

Ticket sales for E-Live 2018.
I hope that those who are certain they are coming will order their tickets soon!
30 Euro
39 Euro

We think again a great line up with fantastic artists that will take us to
musical highs.!! Don't miss it!!

Online Tickets

Transfer it to our RABO BANK account: Ron Boots.
IBAN: NL78RABO0113711557
For Belgium.
Fortis Bank, Belgie
Agentschap Hamont 41280.5
Accountnr.: IBAN: BE15001379731030
Ron Boots / Groove Unlimited, Best, NL

For German
Zahlung: Raiffeisenbank
Empfaenger: Groove Unlimited, Best, NL
Kontonr. des Empfaengers: DE83370694122803700012
Institut des Empfaengers: Raiffeisenbank Heinsberg
BLZ des Empfaengersinstituts: 37069412

We don't send "real" tickets.
After the payment is received your name is added to a list.
This list is ready at the box-office on the day.
Before that you will receive a confirmation by Email.
Please take that confirmation with you on the day.

======= Reviews ======
69124 Corbacho, Max - Nocturnes

If I recall correctly, the title "Nocturnes" has been resonating in
the connection with Max Corbacho for few years already. For the first
time announced by Hypnos, roughly about 3 years ago, unfortunately it
was in the period of time when Mike and Lena were slowly evanescing
from their publishing activities (yet Hypnos is still alive as a
mail-order and forum). Secondly, I have encountered "Nocturnes" back
in the summer of 2016, when hanging in Max Corbacho's studio in
Barbera del Valles, near Barcelona. Lots of great memories revive...
along with fruitful discussions held with Max about the long-deserved
release of this recording. And now finally the dreams came true,
"Nocturnes" CD is here!!! Out on Max Corbacho's newly created label
Silentsun since May 19th, 2017, the album comes in a catchy matte
4-panel digipak graced by immersing nocturnal photographs taken by the
artist himself in Aragon, a northeastern region of Spain, these
photogra p hy sessions also remain as the biggest inspiration for
"Nocturnes". Additional credits are given to visual master Michael
Rodriguez Pletz, who has already collaborated with Max Corbacho on
"Splendid Labyrinths" and "Future Terrain" artworks. The mastering
credit goes to Ian Hawgood, his name can be found also on "Future Terrain".

The journey is ignited with quietly expanding "Dark Sky Opening", a
title precisely reflecting its name as well as awe-inspiring
immenseness of arid landscapes of Aragon. Max Corbacho's
multidimensional expansive gracefulness sweeps across effortlessly
like refreshing nightly breeze. Inconspicuous climaxes with
ear-tickling glimpses persistently percolate throughout the
grandiosely panoramic magnitudes, known as a purely quintessential
sonic insignias of this Spanish Maestro. Yeah, this nearly 53 minutes
long epic composition proficiently displays the soundcarving magic of
Max Corbacho, where phenomenally engrossing spatial vastness is
meticulously reinforced by infinitely billowing and warmly tenebrous
meridians. Max gives the max again, these utterly powerful quietudes
will always be my sonic medicine!!! A jewel like "Nocturnes" was worth
the long wait!!! The next piece, "Stellar Time", reaching almost
12-minute mark, straightly dives into gargantuan depths, where
celestially infused drones exquisitely amalgamate with magmatic
humming monoliths, titillating dissonant perplexes and balmily nuanced
undercurrents. A truly mind-blowing odyssey transporting the listener
into jaw-droppingly unfathomable nothingness, where monstrous serenity
with disastrous reverberations are tenaciously engulfing. This track
undoubtedly showcases Max Corbacho at the very top of his most intense
abysscaping!!! So it's quite obvious "Ghost Of The Moon" clandestinely
enters this scenario and glides on the wings of diminuendoing
thickness, with less density, yet more resonating sharpness with
oscillating vertexes, bridged with hidden, but glimmering l y emerging
yearning sceneries, before surreptitiously transmuting into tranquilly
vanishing horizons.

74-minute "Nocturnes" album again reinstalls Max Corbacho to the
foreground of atmospheric soundscaping, his signature sonic
meditations belong to the most colossally expansive and breathtakingly
immersing listening experiences. This Spaniard is a stalwart
soundforger par excellence, certainly don't miss his stellar
discography filled with many other gems like "The Ocean Inside", "Ars
Lucis", "The Talisman", "Splendid Labyrinths", "Nocturnal
Emanations"... The flame is still burning brightly and as far I know,
few more chapters of "Nocturnes" are in the stove, so stay tuned for
more!!! Bravo, Max!!!

Richard Gürtler (Jul 26, 2017, Bratislava, Slovakia)

======= Reviews ======
64974 Menzman & Friends - Insights

A nice find from the Manikin house! Menzman & Friends is a German trio
consisting of Michael "Menzman" Menze, a Roland House specialist, Dirk
Brand a renowned drummer who also plays in the Heavy Metal band Axxis
and Horst Lemke a studio man and music producer who travels between
New Age and a softer Electronica. A trio for the less diversified that
offers us an excellent production with a first album “Insights” whose
50 minutes are a tasty incursion into the world of a contemporary
Berlin School which drinks of the 3 personalities of Menzman & Friends.
A first chord ... and a sound wave invades our ears. A sequencer line
emerges from it and makes frolic arpeggios which jump flutter like
dragonflies in front of a feast of dipterous. Another line, more
stroboscopic, delivers a jerky pattern to lead "Feuertaufe" (Baptism
of Fire) in a pure New Berlin School of the 80's. The stationary
rhythm, wrapped in veils of nebulosity where thin lines o f voices
play with our hearing, becomes more fluid, more rock with the arrival
of percussion around its finale. A good entrance with a little title
rather accessible. "Berlin I" takes us elsewhere with a semi-ambient
structure dominated by multiple layers of percussive effects which are
quite attractive. Those who love Jarre will enjoy these organic
percussions that are addictive for the ears. The multiple synth layers
also dominate. If one is melodious, another draws a jerky figure while
others illuminate the music with effects as ethereal as sibylline.
Software fragrances add to the charm of "Berlin I". Another moment of
seduction; "Endless Time"! Its rhythm is dislocated by a line of
sequences that make its keys frolic in all directions. The robotic
percussions, armed with seductive rattling, restructure the frayed
side of the rhythm which follows another tangent to follow a musical
path adorned with soft synth solos. Voice effects complement the
ethereal decor of this title a l i ttle more complex by its
evolutionary side. "Berlin II" is slightly different with a
complementary structure which takes us to the territories of the old
Berlin School of the Dune years by Klaus Schulze. "Homage" is closer
to the New Age with a female voice that makes her fantasies hover over
a structure of rhythm animated by a mesh of circular sequences and
percussive effects always very attractive in the world of Menzman &
Friends. "Berlin Thoughts" is in the tradition of Broekhuis, Keller &
Schönwälder. The rhythm is structured on sparkling sequences and a
solid drum, aided by electronic percussion. Between heaviness and
fluidity, it progresses under beautiful synth pads which are very
melodious and good effects which serve as a backdrop for a solid
rhythm structure. By far the best title on this “Insights”! Although
"Metrik Progression" is not bad at all with its fluid structure,
always animated by multi layers of percussive effects and percussions.
Except that here, a line of b ass sequences complements these effects
with a solid presence which goes up and down as in the usual good
patterns of Berlin School. The sequences are harmonic, and the rhythm
is catchy. Note here the excellent work of Dirk Brand on electronic
percussion. "Green Tea" ends this album with a Reggae structure in an
Ashra style. This impression comes from a guitar which rolls its
chords on a structure which hesitates to start. And when "Green Tea"
takes off, its rhythm is jerky like those lascivious dances of
traditional Reggae. The circular harmonies of this guitar and
well-adjusted percussion becomes the axis of the music towards an
electronic progressive rock.
In conclusion?! I spent nice minutes discovering the various
orientations and influences of Menzman & Friends. There are several
styles here and the fact that the structures are short facilitate the
absorption of “Insights”. The production and mastering from Horst
Lemke are top nickel. So here we have a very musical album t hat
should appeal to fans of Jean-Michel Jarre as well as fans of Software
and Broekhuis, Keller & Schönwälder who seems to be the greatest
source of inspiration of this German trio named Menzman & Friends.
Sylvain Lupari (February 7th, 2019)

Additions and changes from February 24 2019 till March 3 2019

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Ansatheus - IN THE ENDLESS SPACE PARADISE VOL 1 (cdr) 20045
2019. Berlin School from the 80's with melodies in the Style of TD.
$ 17.25 / UKP 12.25 / EURO 13.75
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=20045

*track listing and cover added *
Awenson - HOPE (cd) gr-262
Brilliant Berlin School from France..
$ 17.25 / UKP 12.25 / EURO 13.75
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=gr-262

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Brainwork - BACK TO THE ROOTS 2 (cd) 24974
2019. Finally a new Brainwork in the Berlinschool style!.
$ 19.25 / UKP 13.49 / EURO 15.40
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=24974

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Eno, Brian & others - DUNE (cd) 27338
1986. A great ambient soundtrack by the master of ambiet Brian Eno and Toto Sferic soundtrack.
$ 12.49 / UKP 8.75 / EURO 9.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=27338

*new in stock *
Lawler, Paul - ZEN IN THE CITY (cd) 82552
Not really EM but more chill soundtrack music..
$ 18.75 / UKP 13.25 / EURO 14.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=82552

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Martin, Ken - ABSTRACTS VOL.3 (cdr) 11285
2019. Slower releases.
$ 17.25 / UKP 12.25 / EURO 13.75
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=11285

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Martin, Ken - RED MOON RISING (cdr) 23394
2019. Retro Berlin space music..
$ 17.25 / UKP 12.25 / EURO 13.75
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=23394

*new entry / new in stock *
Nies, Harald - FRACTAL (cdr) 88026
2019. Among the best releases of Harald.
$ 18.75 / UKP 13.25 / EURO 14.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=88026

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Orchard, Steve - SKYWAY (cd) 58272
2019. A daring and beautiful heartfelt musical statement.
$ 17.49 / UKP 12.25 / EURO 13.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=58272

*(back) in stock *
Peru - RETURN (cd) 35906
2018. The brand new PERU!!.
$ 18.75 / UKP 13.25 / EURO 14.95
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=35906

*(back) in stock *
Schulze, Klaus - TIMBRES OF ICE (cd) 68952
2019. RE-RELEASE WITH BONUSTRACK Part of Contemporary Works II..
$ 24.99 / UKP 17.49 / EURO 19.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=68952

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
SpiralDreams - CASTLE IN THE SKY (cdr) 15075
2019. Berlin School in great form.
$ 17.25 / UKP 12.25 / EURO 13.75
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=15075

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Sylvain Carel - TALISMAN (cdr) 16432
$ 16.25 / UKP 11.49 / EURO 12.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=16432

Due to the fact that we use a special shipping service that provides
the shipping of parcels etc we don't have to adjust the shipping prices
at this moment. One of the reasons is that because of you our costumers
we can keep these prices so low. With over 1500 parcels shipped last year
we can stay in the lowest shipping prices!
I am glad we are one of the few suppliers of EM that did not have to raise
their shipping prices. So for the 4rth year in a row they stay the same!!

====== Groove info =====
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===== Where to get Groove =====
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And for those who like to buy the music as a download we have of coarse the
following outlets:

Most Groove releases are also available as Downloads on the Groove
Download page.
Go to https://shop.groove.nl/ and shop around,
But there are also releases by many other artists among them John Kerr, Remy.

For those who are a costumer of CD Baby we have also a lot of titles there
for in their program and we try to keep up with the stock there..
And they are also available through I-Tunes and Amazon downloads!
These have been added this year.

Groove is now also on Bandcamp.
The last months we have added new titles and we are adding them daily
if the time allows!
You can now order from bandcamp and I hope to add new titles fast!!

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