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Hi All

Ron is in bed with a leg infection so a short E-News by me.

The new Book by Mark Jenkins:
“Klaus Schulze; 50 Years - The Ultimate Critical Discography"
will have a bit lower price then first announces and it is now in production
and could arrive hopefully the end of this week, early the week after
but we will know more after the shipping date to us. I heard from Ron
he is really looking forward to this as he is a big Schulze fan.

"50 Years" covers every single piece of music ever released by
Klaus Schulze. As well as analysis and interviews, there are huge
numbers of photos, many never before seen, and detailed explanations
of instrumentation, and how Schulze created the sounds for each of
his ground breaking albums. Looks even infesting to me :-)

"Klaus Schulze; 50 Years" will be printed only in a single run of 200,
and these are expected to sell out very quickly.

Thanks for your time.

Monique Boots

These new releases are now in stock!
And ready to ship.

VA - Escape 2020
Zanov - Chaos Islands
Daniel & Booth - Inverse (cd)
Brendan Pollard - Diffuser The Rehearsal (digipak) (cd)
Brendan Pollard - Live and More (digipak) (cd)
Brendan Pollard - Prologue (digipak) (cd)
Skoulaman - Deepminds (cdr)
Spyra - Liese - Vikaluk - InSpyration II (cd)
The Amnis Initiative - Ejection -  (cd)
Daniel B - Ambeint 2020

You can find these releases on the New CD page.

New additions in the Catalog.
The new CD/Book releases in the catalog are the following!

Rene de Bakker - Uncertain path (cd)
Daniel B - Ambient 2020 (digipak) (cd)
Daniel & Booth - Inverse (cd)
Paul Ellis - Rainforest And Pavement (cd)
Brendan Pollard - Diffuser The Rehearsal (cd)
Brendan Pollard - Live and More (digipak) (cd)
Brendan Pollard - Prologue (digipak) (cd)
Tangerine Dream - 50 Years (book)
“Klaus Schulze; 50 Years - The Ultimate Critical Discography"  (book)
Tangerine Dream - CONCERT MEMORABILIA 1970-2014 (book)
The Amnis Initiative - Ejection (digipak) (cd)
Tronestam, Johan - Next Step (cd)

Now released on Groove (CD/Download and Bandcamp)


Now Available as download and CD ( www.groove.nl) :
Groove Unlimited just released Rainforest And Pavement by Paul Ellis



Now Available as download and CD ( www.groove.nl) :

An album that brings nature inside of music. A breat Berlin School album.

Groove Unlimited just released The uncertain path by Rene de Bakker member of Beyond Berlin.

====== Dreamscape Radio =======
Dreamscape Radio show 548 is on-line for one more week.
With music from various Artists.
You can find Dreamscape here.

======= Reviews ======
26475 Rich, Robert - What we left Behind

16 months after "Filaments", a spectacular odyssey through fascinating
space expanses, one of the undisputable ambient innovators returns
with another jewel. On "What We Left Behind" CD, as displayed by its
title, Robert Rich transforms his dreams about the Mother Earth when
the humankind is gone, with a crow as a spirit guide, into an
exquisitely sophisticated soundsculptures, showcasing his continuous
musical virtuosity. Out since May 2016 on Robert's Soundscape
Productions, the CD comes, as usual, in a really gorgeous 6-panel
digipak masterly designed by a frequent collaborator John Bergin
exhibiting stunning cover art by Ibizan painter Romanie Sanchez, who
has already contributed her amazing art to two collaborative releases
by Alio Die & Paralled Worlds "Circo Divino" and "Elusive Metaphor".
So with such visual power it's quite obvious the first big points are
awarded already, but this is nothing new when it goes to Robert Rich's
CDs. N o wadays, when many physical items are released in reduced
quality, we must be really grateful for such consistent artful bliss.
Bravo, Romanie, John & Robert!!!

"Profligate Earth" unfolds with authentic trademarking insignias, it
simply can't be anyone else but Robert Rich! Filigree organic sounds
masterfully amalgamate with nebulous blankets and intangibly subtle
rhythm motifs, while guarded by abstractions of Chari Chuang's voice
(remember Chari Chuang's virtuosic performance on "Medicine Box"?). A
very pleasant intro with top-notch sound quality again delivered!
Signature flute work returns (after absence on "Filaments" album) and
announces "Raku" and commingles with gentle primordial rumblings,
gossamer tribal patterns and captivating biotic quietudes. Richly
enigmatic composition! "Voice Of Rust" keeps on its primal path, when
merging yearning flute with languishingly rumbling artifacts. "Soft
Rains Fall" excels with tremendous lap steel guitar artistry, when
melting ea rmarking ethereal choir nuances with balmy beats, while
soothing atmospheric blankets are riding atop. This is Robert Rich at
the very top of his immersing soundmagic!!! Shorter "Rhizome" dwells
in perplexingly primordial terrains. "Transpiration" is awakened by
weirdly enrapturing sound fragments of child-like voice, but soon the
center stage is stolen by utterly evocative flute, a truly genuine
hallmark, which is meticulously bridged with monochromatic drone,
phantasmal helixes and magnetizing tribal drumming. Over 5 minutes of
pure aural ecstasy awaits here, a Hall of Fame track!!! The next
composition, "Corvid Collections", melts mysterious flute motifs,
subterranean drum patterns and contemplative tinkles. "Aerial On Warm
Seas", with 9:08 the longest piece on the album, is driven by
magnificently melancholic lap steel cries, which later metamorphose
into powerfully intense, nearly transcendental stratums and then
evanescing through bizarrely colored phantasmagoric sceneries ba c k
to weeping loneliness. This is a fully rewarding venture into
unmistakable sonic domains demonstrating uniquely distinctive artistry
of its sole protagonist. Hats off to you, Robert!!! "Never Hunger"
reveals with deep drumming, longing flute and grieving lap steel
guitar. Credited on last two tracks is Robert's Californian kindred
spirit Forrest Fang for used abstractions of his performance on cümbüs
(a Turkish stringed instrument). "After Us" dives into unfathomable
depths with its static drone, distant hums and diaphanously rustling
embellishments. 6-minute title track "What We Left Behind"
incorporates pulsing laid-back rhythms coupled with calmly sweeping
expansive washes and strikingly poignant lap steel vistas. Beauty!!!
"Meeting Face To Face" starts serenely with slightly exotic fragranced
strings, which conjugate with panoptic angelic lap steel choirs and
warmly cinematic horizons. A truly gorgeous conclusion!

Robert Rich is known for his perfection and consi stency and "What We
Left Behind" is a perfect example of his superiorly creative
musicianship. A quite colorful 62-minute recording, which showcases
all essential insignias of this Californian. They are fully blossoming
and wealthily infused by 3 and a half decades of his stellar recording
career. Thank you, Maestro!!! "What We Left Behind" is another true
piece of art by Robert Rich, which will delight your eyes and ears!!!
And by the way, since yesterday the newest CD by Robert Rich entitled
"Vestiges" is available for order. A new album after 7 months? Wow,
that's a quite unusual for this sonic explorer. I can't wait!!!

Richard Gürtler (Nov 18, 2016, Bratislava, Slovakia)

======= Reviews ======
64544 Zanov - Chaos Islands

 One of the big challenges of visionary musicians is to tame ears
accustomed to another sound, to another conception of musical
structures. This was the case for Synergy, Vangelis and closer to the
Berlin School, Keller & Schonwalder. And if we talk about contemporary
artists in the field of EM without borders or territories, we must add
the name of Zanov right next to Kurtz Mindfields. We see that the
French musician is in very good company. And for good reason, CHAOS
ISLANDS is an album of indescribable sound richness with 7 chapters,
with an average duration of 7 minutes, where the music changes forms
taking care to attach the mobile phases so that chaos , when there is,
becomes harmony. Inspired by the mathematical drama of Theory of
Chaos, this latest album by Pierre Zalkazanov introduces us to his
world by offering us the delights of his latest gem; the Arturia's
MatrixBrute synthesizer.
It's by mixing a philharmonic structure with w aves of futuristic
sounds that the introduction in morphic waltz mode of Edge of Chaos
Island leads the listener into his first false perception. As soon as
a jumping key appears after 60 seconds, this first title of CHAOS
ISLANDS crosses the corridors of tumult and tranquility to stumble in
an excellent electronic rock from the future. Effects of jerks shake
the proposed phases, a bit like in the opening of World's Away from
Strange Advance, while organic sequences and percussions cling to the
strata of violins which have already reshaped the rhythm in a lunar
ballad where chaos gets free from any constraint in a final that we
have not heard pass. From its 7 minutes and dust, Edge of Chaos Island
is of an instability to make our sense of hearing work fiercely. If
it's a title that commands more than a first listen, Inception Island
asks for a little more! The impression of being on a treadmill that
slides through a glass tunnel giving visual access to a multitrack
sound fauna is t h e best way I have to describe this fascinating
funeral march where the souls of those who have left us are woven into
musical sails and walls. These asymmetrical patterns are return and
parade with these panoramic shakes felt in Edge of Chaos Island. The
opening of Strange Attractor Island captured my interest from its
first notes. I like this spheroidal structure which maintains the
rhythm in its minimalist and catchy status, while the synths organize
the different visions of a three-headed melody which brings us back to
the first steps of French cosmic music. It's very good, even if
sometimes the rhythmic indiscipline of Zanov disturbs its charm. But
you have to live with it!
The example is the nice opening in nostalgia of Three Body Island. The
chords are deep and resonate in symbiosis with a sad opera voice
masked by the reverberating effects of the chords and of a circular
curtain where prisms sparkle. A delicious undulating rhythm spreads a
false impression of an accordion ist who is lost in corridors where
the sounds are reflected on mirrors in order to form a melodious
entity. It's like a run in the wrong direction in a labyrinth where
the beginning is lost in inexplicable hollow winds. It's in a racing
effect of gasps and puny tremors that takes place the first moments of
Phase Space Island. Structured on two phases which don't understand
each other, the rhythm and its ambiences embrace the recto-verso of
its antagonist in a structure of rhythm too quick for these same
elements of ambiences. The quivering/shivering style of atmospheric
layers makes a thick coat of strobe jerks on rhythm whose strange
spheroidal shape dissolves it in a structure that crumbles after the
passage of a note. I can well imagine this borderless down-tempo being
part of dance music in the next Star Wars trilogies. And after several
trial and error, the longest title of CHAOS ISLANDS melts at the same
time as my problem of inattention resurfaces! Instability Island
brings m e back to what is the most beautiful in this last album by
Zanov, that is to say two contrary entities which forge a pleasant
melody in the tumult of the synths of the French musician. These
elements which cross the horizons out maintain the level of listening
on the alert, while under these rhythmic instabilities of atmospheric
matters a beautiful melody gets created which attaches to arpeggios
parading in short pyrographic phases. Would you be surprised if I
mention that the finale sniffs the possibility of a transfer for an
electronic rock? It's in a kind of Rumba, with jerky sound dimensions,
that Emergence Island ends an enchanting album in terms of sounds and
intriguing in terms of rhythm versus ambiences and melodies.
It's in a spotless production that CHAOS ISLANDS reveals its universe
as special as the musical research and artistic visions of its
songwriter and performer-synthesist. In a music that succeeds in
weaving its links between complexity and simplicity, Zanov b rings us
to this point of convergence where chaos finds balance in this
indefinable beauty that is the nature of music ... in all its forms.
Sylvain Lupari (May 20th 2020)

======= Reviews ======
gr-280 Free System Projekt - British Aisles Volume Two

This is the second part of this long-awaited show by audiophiles and
fans of retro analog Berlin School that Marcel Engels and Ruud Heij
gave in the sanctuary of the Baptist Church of Saint John in Leicester
in May 2008. And like in British Aisles Vol.1, Free System Project
offers another daring 63-minute track released from the tormented
ambiences of the Berlin School from the Tangerine Dream's years 73-77.
We warm up the synths by extracting a cloud of vintage sound effects
for the first 6 minutes before a wave of Mellotron disperses its
enchanting rug which hosts a nice fluty chant from the Mellotron. The
Dutch duo doesn't lose any time on this opening by throwing it in the
mouth of the sequencer around the 13 minutes. The movement does very
Phaedra with electronic effects on an oscillating rhythm which
undulates strongly. We feel the weight of the jumping keys which
disperse this coating of mist while another line, heavier, accentuate
s the rhythmic measure of British Aisles. Everything has been written
about these movements, knotted with explosive kicks, which delighted
aficionados of the Berlin School and of the concert performances by
Peter Baumann, Chris Franke and Edgar Froese as this Berlin trio
burned our imaginative cells in the heart of the 70's. The synth solos
fly with fluidity, intelligently mixing the airs of the flute and the
inspirations of an electric guitar. This monstrous structure stretches
its cadence to the limit of 30 minutes, plunging the atmospheres into
an exploratory void from which an organic reverberation line is
uprooted. It goes up and down, accompanying a nasal song with its
Arabic scents. A discreet choir of the disciples of Hades joins this
slow amphibian rhythmic framework which in turn dies out in a nest of
dark winds and their reverberations, preparing the 3rd rhythmic phase,
the most violent one, which explodes around 47 minutes. This phase,
which is very Redshift, leads Brit i sh Aisles to a final and its bed
for organ songs in the last three minutes of this long title which
thwarts any filling traps. A very good title!
And if we don't have enough of these undulating rhythms of the Berlin
School style, Altared States offers 2 adjacent rhythmic lines, one
flowing and the other more jerky, which make harmonic kicks in the bed
of an invasive Mellotron and other analog sound effects. Spectral
voices get graft onto this electronic ballet, as well as solos
ferreting like specters in this 11 minutes filled with nostalgic
nobility by a Free System Project which was at the top of the Berlin
School reinvented in its model of pure improvisation.
In the end, it's another great initiative from Ron Boots to put this
concert on a manufactured CD. The remix make by Ruud Heij perfectly
cuts out the roles of the sequencers during this show of which the
only lengths are the distance between the release of the two volumes.
Fans of vintage Berlin School, Tangerine Dre am of the Baumann years
and all these groups, I think of Redshift and Arc; BRITISH AILES Vol.2
is for you ... Don't forget British Aisles Vol.1 ??
Sylvain Lupari (March 16th, 2020)
NAME: Sylvain Lupari

Additions and changes from June 14 2020 till June 28 2020

*new in stock *
Adeptus Mechanicus - LINES AND WAVES 1 (cdr) 14769
2020. BerlinSeq music in the style of Schulzes Timewind.
$ 17.25 / UKP 12.25 / EURO 13.75
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=14769

*new in stock *
Adeptus Mechanicus - LINES AND WAVES 2 (cdr) 21009
2020. Another BerlinSeq music in the style of Schulzes Timewind.
$ 17.25 / UKP 12.25 / EURO 13.75
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=21009

*(back) in stock *
Adrian, Rudy - ATMOSPHERES (cd) 86285
2014. Ambient electronic composer and recording artist Rudy Adrian is
no strangerto vast landscapes. this new offering from Rudy Adrian
dwells in the landscape of expansiveness inspired space music..
$ 22.49 / UKP 15.75 / EURO 17.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=86285

*new in stock *
Bakker, Rene de - UNCERTAIN PATH (cd) gr-292
$ 17.25 / UKP 12.25 / EURO 13.75
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=gr-292

*new in stock *
Blokzijl, Gert - OLDAMBT (cdr) 23948
2020. BerlinSeq music.
$ 17.25 / UKP 12.25 / EURO 13.75
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=23948

*review added *
Boddy, Ian - UNCERTAINTY PRINCIPLE 2020 (cd) gr-288
1993. Original music with a great live track from Klemdag 1993.
$ 17.25 / UKP 12.25 / EURO 13.75
Details/soundclip/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=gr-288

*(back) in stock *
$ 14.99 / UKP 10.49 / EURO 11.90
Details/soundclip/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=67349

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Daniel B - AMBIENT 2020 (cd) 56894
2020. Perfect mix of modern ambient and Berlin School. Daniel B is
part of the famous Front 242 group.
$ 14.99 / UKP 10.49 / EURO 11.90
Details/soundclip/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=56894

*review added *
Daniel & Booth - INVERSE (cd) 80326
$ 18.75 / UKP 13.25 / EURO 14.90
Details/soundclip/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=80326

*(back) in stock *
Darshan Ambient - RE:KARMA (cd) 39843
2005. Retrospective of new and old work.
$ 17.49 / UKP 12.25 / EURO 13.90
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=39843

*new in stock *
Ellis, Paul - RAINFOREST AND PAVEMENT (cd) gr-290
$ 17.25 / UKP 12.25 / EURO 13.75
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=gr-290

*review added *
Fang, Forrest - FOLLOWING THE ETHER SUN (cd) 70854
2017. Limited to 300 copies.
$ 19.49 / UKP 13.75 / EURO 15.49
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=70854

*new in stock *
Gandalf - SECRET SARAI (cd) 39073
2020. Dreamy melodies, ethereal environments.
$ 22.49 / UKP 15.75 / EURO 17.90
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=39073

*(back) in stock *
Gerrard, Lisa - WHALERIDER (cd) 53489
2003. An experience of profound power and spiritual enlightenment.
Extra cardboard sleeve
$ 16.25 / UKP 11.49 / EURO 12.99
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=53489

*new in stock *
Martin, Ken - SOLAR SURFING (cdr) 48685
2020. BerlinSeq music.
$ 17.25 / UKP 12.25 / EURO 13.75
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=48685

*new in stock *
Neil, Michael - FLIP SIDE (cdr) 14818
2020. Melodic EM with Sequencing on the side.
$ 17.25 / UKP 12.25 / EURO 13.75
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=14818

*(back) in stock *
Peru - BEST OF PERU 1979-1999 (cd) 17772
1979/1999. Incl. 3 new tracks.
$ 18.75 / UKP 13.25 / EURO 14.99
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=17772

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

*new in stock *
Pickford, Andy - PAREIDOLIA VOL 3 (cdr) 74362
$ 17.25 / UKP 12.25 / EURO 13.75
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=74362

*new in stock *
Pickford, Andy - PAREIDOLIA VOL 4 (cdr) 83458
$ 17.25 / UKP 12.25 / EURO 13.75
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=83458

*new in stock *
Pollard, Brendan - DIFFUSER THE REHEARSAL (cd) 21547
$ 17.49 / UKP 12.25 / EURO 13.90
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=21547

*new in stock *
Pollard, Brendan - LIVE AND MORE (cd) 88286
$ 18.75 / UKP 13.25 / EURO 14.90
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=88286

*new in stock *
Pollard, Brendan - PROLOGUE (cd) 60575
$ 18.75 / UKP 13.25 / EURO 14.90
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=60575

*review added *
Skoulaman - DEEPMINDS (cdr) 46628
2020. An album with a few older pieces but still fantastic music.
These are limited to a 100 copies and gone is gone..
$ 17.25 / UKP 12.25 / EURO 13.75
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=46628

*review added *
Space Megalithe - ABSTRACT DIMENSIONS (cd) 21709
$ 17.49 / UKP 12.25 / EURO 13.90
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=21709

*new in stock *
SpiralDreams - COLOURS (cdr) 87064
2020. Berlin School from the 70's with melodies.
$ 17.25 / UKP 12.25 / EURO 13.75
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=87064

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Tangerine Dream - 50 YEARS (book) 30326
Mark Jenkins look on 50 Years of TD..
$ 48.75 / UKP 34.25 / EURO 39
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=30326

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Tangerine Dream - CONCERT MEMORABILIA 1970-2014 (book) 20575
American author BRAD DUKE.
Release date: 2020
$ 81.25 / UKP 56.99 / EURO 65
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=20575

*new entry / new in stock *
The Amnis Initiative - EJECTION (cd) 46465
2020. Inspired by: Asura, Vangelis, Jean Michel Jarre, Carbon Based Lifeforms.
$ 16.25 / UKP 11.49 / EURO 12.90
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=46465

*new in stock *
Tronestam, Johan - NEXT STEP (cd) gr-291
2020. A vision of Planetary exploration in Sounds and Music!.
$ 17.25 / UKP 12.25 / EURO 13.75
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=gr-291

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!!

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