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Hi All

Another great new release on Groove.

Awenson - AWEENA (cd) gr-296

Next week it will be in!!
Mystic music with a great sense of feeling. Music that will instandly
appeal to those who love the works of Edgar Froese. It has a sense of
timelessness. A masterpiece of Electronic Music..

Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=gr-296

Boddy, Ian - AXIOM (cd) 51316
Boddy, Ian - AXIOM (lp) 89515

Release date November 2020

DiN label boss Ian Boddy has been composing and releasing music since
1980 and in the intervening 40 years has seen Electronic Music grow
and evolve almost beyond recognition. One aspect of this constant
change which elicits a wry smile from Boddy is how in the 1990’s
analogue and modular synths almost went extinct whereas in recent
years there has been a huge resurgence in these analogue technologies.
Furthermore whole sub-genres, such as Synthwave, have grown up which
reference the electronic music of the 1980’s.

At the start of 2020 Boddy was asked by the artist Bluetech to
contribute a track for an upcoming compilation album (Portals)
lovingly curated to reflect the Kosmische music heritage of many of
the musicians involved in this project. Boddy’s track “Omicron” with
its cascading arpeggios, soaring synth choirs and deep Moog bass
proved a heady mixture that was used in the promo video for this
release. This got Boddy to thinking that perhaps a full solo studio
album in this style would be a creative goal worth pursuing and thus
we have the release of “Axiom” (DiN64) as the result of that exercise.

The six tracks on “Axiom” certainly reference Boddy’s musical roots
with its pulsating sequencer passages that hark back to the Berlin
School sequencing of Tangerine Dream, most especially on the
powerhouse track “Nitro”. The self referential track “Boddy Love” is
an in joke with a nod to a classic 70’s Klaus Schulze album and
features a gorgeous melodic sequence line that steadily grows to a
beautiful climax before gently fading into the distance.

Elsewhere “Icon” with its subsonic bass throb and veil of orchestral
strings climbs to a sonic summit before crashing down to the sublime
and emotional piece “The Fallen”. Closing out the album the title
track bookends the albums opener “Omicron” with a slice of Synthwave
that has it all from analogue sequences, vintage drum machines and
soaring chords for an emotional, joyous journey.

“Axiom” will be released on both CD digipak as well as a limited
edition 180g vinyl edition.


Produced by ambient pioneer Steve Roach, this album is the premiere
release on his new label, SoundQuest Music. Steve’s unique atmospheric
contributions add a soulful infusion to the album’s soundworld mythology.

Inanna’s Dream is a multi-instrumental ambient sonic odyssey of pure
emotion and enchant- ment. Through the six electroacoustic offerings,
feelings of yearning, vulnerability and epiphany are infused into a
heart and soul stirring expression that accesses the collective well
of human experience. The alchemical blend of archaic and contemporary
musical techniques and instruments, including the voice, activate a
powerful opening into sacred space.

As the listener embarks upon Inanna’s Dream, “Serpentine” and the
title track set the course by way of a ceremonial opening, conjuring
the spirits through elements such as didge drones, the mystic callings
of clay and wooden flutes and frame drum resonations guided by
Serena’s emotive vocals and chant incantations. Traveling on, “The
Dunes of Solace” with its melodic harmonium woven tapestry and “Song
of Sending” with its poignant wordless vocals reveal a universal sense
of longing, reverie and reconciliation. At this point, “The Gazing
Pool” appears in a mirage-like oasis, offering a tranquil alchemical
combination of Steve’s radiant ambient guitar and synth atmospherics
with the lustrous quality of Serena’s lyre. The closing track,
“Changing Tides,” is a gorgeous electro acoustic slow flow of pure
serenity and deep calm. Serena’s lilting harmonium and Nord Lead synth
waves ebb and flow with Steve’s lush Oberheim orchestrations; this
combination creates a unique and truly timeless space of boundless
oceanic grace! Inanna’s Dream is a dynamic radiant transmission
celebrating the multifaceted richness of life in all of its exquisite beauty.

Roach, Steve - TOMORROW (cd) 39744

Tomorrow's five deeply stirring transcendent electronic pieces draw
from the stylistic mode Steve describes as "elegant futurism,"
cyclical melodic weavings flow and ebb in a graceful momentum infused
with deep emotion. Tomorrow finds a rare balance between a feeling of
floating and one of kinetic movement; this unexpected symmetry
breathes life and energy into each piece. Equal parts serene floating
space music and minimalist sequencer-based forms, Roach's journey to
the center of our self is imbued with anticipation of what tomorrow
might bring.

Kraftwerk - 50 Years Kraftwerk (book)

For those who enjoyed the books about Schulze and Tangerine Dream
Mark has written a new book about the works of Kraftwerk
50 Years Book [Mark Jenkins 2020]

Special News about Manuel Gottsching (TXT in German)

Morgen Abend (Sonntag, 11.10.2020, 22-23 Uhr) Manuel Göttsching live
bei Olaf Zimmermann in RadioEins!
Olaf Zimmermann, Kult-Moderator der ELEKTROBEATS-Sendung bei
RadioEins, hat am morgigen Sonntag, also am 11.10.2020 Manuel
Göttsching zum Interview.

Haupt-Gesprächspunkt wird das kommende Release des letzten
Live-Konzertes der Band Ash Ra Tempel (Manuel Göttsching und Klaus
Schulze) in der Royal Festival Hall in London vom April 2000 sein.
„Gin Rosé“ wird, 20 Jahre nach der Live-Premiere, als CD/DVD und auch
Vinyl herausgebracht. Weiterhin wird Manuel einige Anekdoten aus der
Ash Ra Tempel Zeit und Interessantes aus seiner Zusammenarbeit mit
Klaus Schulze zum Besten geben. Natürlich hoffen wir Fans alle auch
etwas über Manuel Göttschings sonstige Musikpläne etc. zu erfahren.
Wenn das also nicht Grund genug ist, direkt vom TV-Babylon Berlin aus
dem Jahre 1929 in das heutige musikalische Berlin umzuschalten, dann
weiß ich es nicht.

Hier der Link zur o.g. Sendung, die dann noch eine Woche lang in der
RBB-Mediathek zu hören ist:


Laut dem Tagesspiegel sind die RadioEins „Elektro Beats“ mittlerweile
das wichtigste Radioforum für Elektronische Musik in ganz Deutschland.
In Berlin und Potsdam über 95.8 MHz zu empfangen, sowie weltweit im Internet.
(Source Schallwell EV.)

Now instock!!

These products are NEW in our catalog. Further in this newsletter are more details.
Awenson - Aweena (cd)
Galactic Underground - < G.U > Volume 2 (digipak) (cd)
Volker Rapp (Demo Art) - Carbon Dioxide CO2 (cd)
Volker Rapp (Demo Art) - Valletta (cd)
Wellenfeld - Journey of Voyager 1 (cdr)

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

Awenson - Aweena (cd)
Ian Boddy - Axiom (digipak) (cd)
Ian Boddy - Axiom (lp)
Deep Imagination - My Silent Celebration (digipak) (cd)
Forrest Fang - Book of Wanderers (digipak) (cd)
Galactic Underground - < G.U > Volume 2 (digipak) (cd)
Kraftwerk - 50 Years Kraftwerk (book)
Konrad Kucz - Planetary (digipak) (cd)
Steve Roach - Tomorrow (digipak) (cd)
SERENA GABRIEL - Inannas Dream (feat. STEVE ROACH) (digipak) (cd)
THANATOS - Portland (digipak) (cd)
V/A - Tim, where are you now? (digipak) (cd)
Volker Rapp (Demo Art) - Carbon Dioxide CO2 (cd)
Volker Rapp (Demo Art) - Valletta (cd)
Wellenfeld - Journey of Voyager 1 (cdr)

Please keep in mind that this will be released by the end of October so it will
be a few weeks until it is in. If you order it with other CD's let us know what you
want us to do, ship the in stock orders or wait until all are in.

Tangerine Dream - PILOTS OF THE PURPLE TWILIGHT (10-cd) 22693

These are on their way to us, hopefully in next week.

Tangerine Dream - TYGER (RSD) (lp) 35439
Tangerine Dream - PHAEDRA RSD 2020 (2-lp) 36156

We get a few of the special Record Store Day LP's in.
Virgin EMI is releasing a special version of Tangerine Dream‘s classic
album Phaedra for Record Store Day 2020.

Groove is also on Bandcamp.

And we have added all John Dyson and all Paul Wards releases on there.
some titles are no longer available as CD but now we have them there.
They will also be soon on the Groove page.

====== Dreamscape Radio =======
Dreamscape Radio show 562 is on line.
With music from various Artists.
You can find Dreamscape here.

Thanks for your time.

Ron Boots

======= Reviews ======
62293 V/A - Tone Science Module No.4 Form and Function

Synth tears flow with an effect of sharp cuts, giving an illusion of
vocals which are accompanied by percussive effects sounding mainly
like a wood texture. Imagine two fencers making zigzag their foil
around their ears in graceful ambient movements where the brief
reverberating effects are the result of hits made by the fencers, and
you have the Setting Sun set by Batchas. I tell you straight away,
inaccessible album of this series which focuses on the art of the
modular. There are no big names on this album. Only a bunch of
curious, of patentors who like to explore the limits (are there any?)
of modular synths. And as is usual with DiN, and with Ian Boddy who
mastered the whole thing, this album has its pearls. In return, the
rhythms are not legion. Only sounds, their shapes and tonal colors. If
Setting Sun is peaceful and ambient, it hits its knot of distortions
where our ears se e k to escape from our headphones around the 5th
minute. We are in territories forbidden to sustained rhythms and
sovereign melodies with a handful of craftsmen who make us discover EM
from another aspect. Lightbath's Eternal Terrarium is quite
interesting and more musical than Setting Sun. The music is focused on
a texture of ambient rhythm animated by a sequencer and other
percussive effects, borrowed from the xylophones of the Caribbean,
which end up weaving an impressive melody quite unexpected. It feels
good after the title of Batchas. Panic Girl's Dream Portal takes this
Lightbath path with a fine texture of percussions in a more musical
vision, kind of lullaby for aggressive insomniacs. Beautiful and
creative! Astral Plane by Andrew Huang is a quite magnetizing
atmospheric title. It begins in a sordid way with tones which sparkle
and which lengthen their forms to establish a slight movement of
musical stream. This pool of limpid tones swarm like a carpet of
sonorous worms whic h continues its descent by collecting all forms of
sound in order to nourish its teeming mass. It starts from nothing; it
becomes intense and it empties as it started!

After a soft and rather meditative introduction, Stefan Bojczuk
changes the tone by giving the answer to his soft floating arpeggios
with bold, dark and aggressive chords, thus creating brief acrimonious
exchanges between the two entities. But between its lingering
soporific softness and the brief sonic turbulences, Blackstone Edge
succeeds in creating a cinematic universe with a more contemporary
vision. I like this opening of machinery that breathes more
insistently in the opening of Different Paces. Stefan Bojczuk, from
the duo Protogonos who released the album Strange Geography on DiN in
1999 (DiN 3), is very skilled in the art of infusing different
cadences behind the loud whispers of machinery. There is an evasive
melody, sculpted in a tone of guitar riffs, on this Different Paces
which weaves its earwor m without warning. An ingenious title that
could find its place in a horror film. I love this industrial
down-tempo that Steve Davis deconstructs, reconstructs and stabilizes
on a sustained pace that moves forward like an overloaded train. We
are in the realm of rhythmic din with a slight melodic thread that
Steve Davis adds towards the end. The finale of TONE SCIENCE MODULE
No.4 FORM AND FUNCTION is very watered with this title and the fiery
ex Machina from Mattia Cupelli. It's heavy and ambient, like a mix of
Redshift and ['ramp], against a backdrop of industrial fire whose
embers explode here and there, creating a mass of white noises and
sizzling that sparkle and chomp on this mass crawling for its
survival. There is a vampiric melody that drains its life into another
industrial rhythmic din where sirens howl above this slow rhythmic
combustion. Quietly, ex Machina takes refuge in a corner of the
factory to continue his self-immolation. Different Paces and ex
Machina are two ha r d and intense tracks which reach a saturation
point in this 4th volume of Tone Science Module. After the crisis of
this dripping lava, Tim Held ends TONE SCIENCE MODULE No.4 FORM AND
FUNCTION with a semi-aggressive structure which evolves between the
crises of din and quite meditative passages in Myrdet av Gud whose
evolution brings us to a corner of heaven on earth. As in this album
which offers a superb vision on the perverse reflections of beauty. To
discover absolutely, in order to moderate your fears versus the art of
modular synths...

Sylvain Lupari (September 11th, 20202)

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67799 Jarre, Jean Michel - Equinoxe Infinity (dutch TXT)

Nooit gedacht dat ie op z’n zeventigste nog tot zulke daden in staat
zou zijn! Het is gewaagd om van je meest succesvolle werken opvolgers
te maken. Mike Oldfield deed het met wisselend (artistiek) succes. En
ook Jarre zelf gooide zijn doorbraak-lp Oxygene tot tweemaal toe in de
recycling. En nu dan Equinoxe; door al zijn fans een geprezen
werkstuk. Twijfel vooraf dus, zou het zwaar tegenvallen of ermee door
kunnen. Veertig jaar geleden haalde het album net niet de megaverkopen
van Oxygene, maar het bevatte met het gekende Equinoxe part 5 toch een
hitpotent deuntje. Equinoxe was ook de opmaat voor het eerste
megaconcert van de Fransman op Place de la Concorde in Parijs. De naam
en faam nam alleen maar verder toe en Jarre werd dé bekendste
synthesizermuzikant ter wereld en is dat op de dag van vandaag nog
steeds. Iemand die eigenlijk een genre op zich is geworden en compleet
zijn eigen geluid heeft gecreëerd. En leeftijd zegt niks want de man
is ongekend productief. Zijn oeuvreoverzicht Planet Jarre is koud
verschenen, de geslaagde Electronica cd’s waarop hij samenwerkt met
allerlei artiesten die hij beïnvloed heeft werden goed ontvangen en
een wereldtournee zit er net op. En nu dus Equinoxe Infinity. Van de
platenmaatschappij ontvingen we overigens de vorstelijke box getiteld
Equinoxe Project waarin het vinyl van het album uit 1978 en de remake
zit alsmede beide versies op cd. Posters van het fraaie artwork en
codes om digitale versies van de muziek te downloaden completeren het
geheel. Juist die hoes van originele album zorgde voor de inspiratie
bij Jarre om de nieuwe muziek te componeren. Die zogenaamde
mysterieuze ‘Watchers’ belichamen ze het goed of het kwaad? Zijn het
voorlopers van virtual reality en is die nieuwe technologie goed voor
de mensheid ja dan nee? Twee scenario’s die ook twee verschillende
hoezen voor de cd zijn terug te vinden. Bovenstaande vragen worden
muzikaal uitgewerkt in tien ‘movements’. Jarre laat de stukken die qua
arrangement toch allemaal anders zijn redelijk makkelijk in elkaar
overvloeien. Daardoor heeft de cd zeker flow en vaart. Het statige van
de originele Equinoxe wat welhaast een electronische suite is lukt net
niet, maar als geheel is het een knap en charmant werk geworden. Jarre
citeert veelvuldig uit zijn complete discografie met geluidjes en
thema’s die bekend voor komen en volgt ook enigszins de structuur van
Equinoxe. Opvallend is het 3e movement Robots Don’t Cry. In één take
ingespeeld en soms tegen het vals aan. Eerlijk en puur natuurlijk,
maar ook wel het bewijs dat Jarre als toetsenist zijn beperkingen
heeft en zijn muziek altijd perfect op weet te smukken met bliepjes,
zissers en andere feeërieke versierselen. In de vlotte stukken als
Flying Totems, Infinity en The Opening hoor je dat opnieuw terug. De
bombastische opening met The Watchers en het meer ambient en bubbelend
uitzwaaiende titelstuk verwijst dan weer sterk naar Equinoxe, maar
laat ook sf e ren zoals The Orb ze weet te creëren horen. Met een
speelduur van lp-lengte is het een album waar Jarre uitstekend mee
voor de dag komt. Oud is knap vermengd met nieuw en hij laat hier toch
even zien dat hij de man is om (nog steeds) rekening mee te houden. En
dat dus in de nadagen van zijn carrière, zou je denken…

Robbert Schuller / iO Pages magazine

Additions and changes from October 1 2020 till October 11 2020

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Awenson - AWEENA (cd) gr-296
Mystic music with a great sense of feeling. Music that will instandly
appeal to those who love the works of Edgar Froese. It has a sense of
timelessness. A masterpiece of Electronic Music..
$ 17.25 / UKP 12.25 / EURO 13.75
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=gr-296

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Boddy, Ian - AXIOM (cd) 51316
2020. New release by Ian Boddy..
$ 18.75 / UKP 13.25 / EURO 14.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=51316

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Boddy, Ian - AXIOM (lp) 89515
2020. New release by Ian Boddy. Limited 180 Gramm Vinyl.
Release date: 20-11-2020
$ 31.25 / UKP 21.99 / EURO 24.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=89515

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Deep Imagination - MY SILENT CELEBRATION (cd) 80408
$ 23.75 / UKP 16.75 / EURO 18.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=80408

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Fang, Forrest - BOOK OF WANDERERS (cd) 66927
$ 19.99 / UKP 13.99 / EURO 15.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=66927

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Galactic Underground - < G.U > VOLUME 2 (cd) 35452
2020. With Erik Wøllo (tracks: 12), Michael Stearns (tracks: 2; 9),
Nyoko Mizuki (tracks: 3; 4).
$ 18.75 / UKP 13.25 / EURO 14.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=35452

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Kraftwerk - 50 YEARS KRAFTWERK (book) 76307
Mark Jenkins look on 50 Years of Kraftwerk..
$ 43.75 / UKP 30.75 / EURO 34.95
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=76307

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Kucz, Konrad - PLANETARY (cd) 28446
2020. Konrad Kucz returns with the album "Planetary" to the areas of
classic electronics.
$ 17.49 / UKP 12.25 / EURO 13.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=28446

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Roach, Steve - TOMORROW (cd) 39744
2020. Roach's journey to the center of our self is imbued with
anticipation of what tomorrow might bring..
$ 19.99 / UKP 13.99 / EURO 15.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=39744

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
2020. Produced by ambient pioneer Steve Roach, this album is the
premiere releaseon his new label,SoundQuest Music. Steves unique
atmospheric contributions add a soulful infusion to the albums
soundworld mythology..
$ 20.75 / UKP 14.49 / EURO 16.50
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=36798

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
2020. Portland sounds like it was released at the end of the 90s, as
if Pat and Sam never stopped working together..
$ 19.99 / UKP 13.99 / EURO 15.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=13674

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
V/A - TIM, WHERE ARE YOU NOW? (cd) 39698
2020. [a collaboration for Timothy Leary's 100th birthday] Featuring
the music of: Sam Rosenthal, Steve Roach, Erik Wøllo, Mark Seeligand others.
$ 19.99 / UKP 13.99 / EURO 15.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=39698

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Volker Rapp (Demo Art) - CARBON DIOXIDE CO2 (cd) 46279
2020. Volkers tribute to Jarre Oxygene. A great tribute!.
$ 16.25 / UKP 11.49 / EURO 12.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=46279

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Volker Rapp (Demo Art) - VALLETTA (cd) 56040
2020. A musical inspiration on the Island of Malta..
$ 16.25 / UKP 11.49 / EURO 12.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=56040

*new entry / new in stock *
Wellenfeld - JOURNEY OF VOYAGER 1 (cdr) 40496
2020. Three years the fans of Wellenfled had to wait for the new
album. Now it is finally here..
$ 18.75 / UKP 13.25 / EURO 14.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=40496

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!!

===== 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.

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