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Dear readers.

Some nice new releases and the first drops of names for the new Klaus
Schulze Album. It is going to be called Shadowlands, we hope to have the
full information soon.
What is new is a double LP Midi Klassik, a carefully reproduction in
high quality Vinyl of his Goes Classic album.

We also have added the new re-releases in the De-Luxe versions of Mike
Oldfields classic albums Platinum and QE2.
They will be available by next month.

We also hope to have the new Booth and Creek album Lightwaves and
Glenn's Ripples in stock, both albums where released on this weekends
Bungay Bash festival in the UK!!

And then some news from DIN, this CD will be added this week.
iNDEX04 is the fourth DiN compilation album and includes two tracks each
from the titles DiN31 - 39.
The artists on show are Ian Boddy, Parallel Worlds, Markus Reuter, Erik Wøllo,
Bernhard Wöstheinrich, ARC & Mazmoneth.
As with the previous three DiN samplers DiN label boss Ian Boddy has mixed
and cross-faded the 18 tracks into a continuous ambient mix that not only
showcases the albums on the disc but presents an exciting and varied CD in
it's own right. It also highlights the varied and intriguing music
that the DiN label
offers on it's releases from deep analogue synth grooves through vibrantly
melodic instrumentals to powerful, epic ambient atmospheres.
An intoxicating mix of the old and new beautifully presented in a
slimline cardboard
wallet with an extra flap which just adds to the value and
collectibility of this disc.

There is a new video from Mythos in the Planetarium Muenster:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iT-k6hdItww
Enjoy it!!

A very special album of Michel Huygen's music is released in Spain by
the biggest Spanish record company, Blanco y Negro Music.
The album contains an exclusive listing of completely re-mastered
tracks composed by Michel Huygen for his life project Neuronium.
It is available now from Groove.

Dreamscape radio this week with:
Vanderson, Akwara, Briand, Element 4 e.a.
Dreamscape Radio show 191 is now on-line.
http://www.dreamscaperadio.nl

Thanks for your time!!
E-News is made by Ron Boots.
Thanks to all who contribute news.

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Hi Everyone,
I have a new video for you!
In 2011 we visited Florida in the USA for our holiday. During one of
our trips my wife spotted a very nice pond at the side of the road
that turned out to be full of life. We spend quite some time there
watching all the animals. I took my video camera with me and shot some
footage that I turned into this video.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ai5tScQt2i4
The music you hear is a track called 'Chelonia' from my 2009 album
OceanoGraphy. More information on the album here:
http://www.synth.nl/OceanoGraphy.
I made the intro and 3D CD animation in Cinema 4D. I hope you enjoy it.
Michel, Synth.nl

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

Booth + Creek - Lightwaves (ltd. edition) (cdr)
Glenn - Ripples (cd)
Michel Huygen - Ambient,The Best Music Of The XXI Century (digipak) (cd)
Bernd Kistenmacher - Head-Visions (Vinyl) (lp)
Kluster - Klopfzeichen (lp)
Kluster - Zwei Osterei (lp)
Mike Oldfield - Platinum -Deluxe- (2-cd)
Mike Oldfield - QE2 -Deluxe- (cd)
Klaus Schulze - Midi Klassik (Vinyl Doppel-LP) (2-lp)

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These products are decreased in price. Further in this newsletter are
more details.
Mike Oldfield - Platinum (cd) $11.49 , £8.49 , €9.90
Mike Oldfield - QE2 (cd) $11.49 , £8.49 , €9.90
Tangerine Dream - 35th anniversary phaedra concert (dvd-PAL) $21.99 ,
£16.25 , €18.90
Alpha Wave Movement - A distant signal (cdr) $16.25 , £11.99 , €13.90
Jon Anderson - Olias of sunhillow (cd) $11.49 , £8.49 , €9.90
G.E.N.E. - Best part 1 (cdr) $16.25 , £11.99 , €13.90
Lisa Gerrard - Mirror pool (extra cardboard sleeve) (cd) $12.75 ,
£9.49 , €10.90
Lightwave - Bleue comme une orange (digipak) (cd) $18.49 , £13.75 , €15.90
Mind-Flux - Source & destination (cdr) $17.25 , £12.75 , €14.90
Mind over Matter - Live in concert at Lünen (dvd-PAL) $16.25 , £11.99 , €13.90
Mythos - Strange guys (cd) $16.25 , £11.99 , €13.90
Robert Rich - Gaudi (cd) $11.49 , £8.49 , €9.90
Robert Rich - Propagation (cd) $11.49 , £8.49 , €9.90
Robert Rich - Seven veils (cd) $11.49 , £8.49 , €9.90
Steve Roach - Dream circle (cd) $14.99 , £11.25 , €12.90
Steve Roach - Light fantastic (cd) $11.49 , £8.49 , €9.90
Steve Roach & Metcalf & Seelig - Nada terma (cd) $17.25 , £12.75 , €14.90
Roedelius - Snapshot/Sidesteps (cd) $14.99 , £11.25 , €12.90
Jonn Serrie - Stargazer's journey (cd) $17.25 , £12.75 , €14.90
Software - Spring visions (cdr) $16.25 , £11.99 , €13.90
Spyra - Excerpts 1 (ltd. edition) (cd) $19.75 , £14.49 , €16.90
Russell Storey - A light years journey (cdr) $14.99 , £11.25 , €12.90
Russell Storey - Aquamorphesis (cdr) $14.99 , £11.25 , €12.90
Russell Storey - Dreams and visions (cdr) $14.99 , £11.25 , €12.90
Russell Storey - Earthstar (cdr) $14.99 , £11.25 , €12.90
Russell Storey - Hallucinating (cdr) $14.99 , £11.25 , €12.90
Russell Storey - Mariner (cdr) $14.99 , £11.25 , €12.90
Tangerine Dream - Live in America 1992 (dvd-NTSC) $11.49 , £8.49 , €9.90
Erik Wollo - Guitar nova (cd) $13.75 , £10.25 , €11.90

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25th August 2012.
The annual barbecue (25 August, Gruga food, barbecue 4, from 14:30 clock)
of the German fanclub Schallwende.
with Matzumi & Nattefrost and the Voyager Project.
http://www.the-voyager-project.de/
Thomas has often performed live, but never here in our EM scene.
You know, please - as always - no rain dances perform just before the
big open air event!
Admission: only the entry in the Gruga
www.grugapark.de
www.schallwen.de - Thank you!
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Swimming-Pool-Festival 2012
17th & 18th August 2012
http://www.facebook.com/events/387814231242353/
Picture Palace music (Germany)
(Electronic Post Rock)
Indulge the Passion Tour 2012
Schallwelle Award : Best German Act/Artist 2011 & 2012
Bernd Kistenmacher (Germany)
(Symphonic Electronic Music)
MorPheusz (The Netherlands / Germany)
(Electronic-Rock)
Nattefrost (Denmark)
(Comtemporary electronic music with vintage elements)
First Berlin-Concert
Stefan Erbe (Germany)
(Electronic Music)
First Berlin-Concert
Clubtheater - Stadtbad Steglitz
Bergstraße 90, 12169 Berlin, Germany

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28 & 29 September 2012
Loom live in Budapest
Johannes Schmoelling, Jerome Froese & Robert Waters will play live in
Budapest (HUN) on the famous A38 ship, the reincarnation of a Ukranian
stone-carrier ship. With its inauguration on 30 April 2003, it
started a new life
on the Danube in Budapest as a cultural venue. Since its opening it has
become one of Budapest's most important venues, and according to
artists' feedback, one of Europe's coolest clubs.
Details: http://johannesschmoelling.de/

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JUKEBOX
The new jukebox contains 20 titles.
To listen: click on the JUKEBOX button on www.groove.nl

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NON-GROOVE UNLIMITED LABEL
1: Jerome Froese - Cases of Recurrence (cd)
2: Jerome Froese - Far Side of the Face (cd)
3: V/A - Manikin Records Second Decade 2002-2012 (2-cd)
4: Booth + Creek - Lightwaves (cdr)
5: Keller & Schonwalder & Broekhuis - Red (cd)
6: The Grey Encounter - Dark Matter (cdr)
7: Odyssey - Music For Subway - Symphony For Analogues (2-cd)
8: Tangerine Dream - Machu Picchu (cd)
9: Ian Boddy & Erik Wøllo - Frontiers (cd)
10: Robert Schroeder - New frequencies vol.2 (cd)

GROOVE UNLIMITED LABEL
1: VoLt - Circuits (cd)
2: Lamp - Three Towers (cd)
3: Gert Emmens - An Artist's Stroke (cd)
4: Nattefrost & Matzumi - From Distant times (cd)
5: Gert Emmens - Tale of the warlock (cd)
6: Gert Emmens - Waves of dreams (cd)
7: Chuck van Zyl & Gulch & Rath - Sound museum (cd)
8: Ron Boots - Screaming whispers (cd)
9: Ron Boots - Cutting branches (cd)
10: Rene Splinter - Singularities (cd)

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Additions and changes from May 28 2012 till June 10 2012

*review added *
Adrian, Rudy - MOONWATER (cd) 33616
2006. Deep, meditative listening and serene, contemplative soundscapes.
$ 16.25 / UKP 11.99 / EURO 13.99
Details/soundclip/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=33616

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Booth + Creek - LIGHTWAVES (cdr) 68345
2012. Booth + Creek, great music from the UK in vein of their E-Day
concert!! This is very good Berlin School.
Limited edition.
$ 19.25 / UKP 14.25 / EURO 16.50
Details/soundclip/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=68345

*new in stock *
Erbe, Stefan - SYNFONIE TRANSVERSALE SOUND OF SKY VOL.2 (cdr) 26572
2012. Music made for his unique planetarium music!.
$ 16.25 / UKP 11.99 / EURO 13.90
Details/soundclip/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=26572

*review added *
Fang, Forrest - ANIMISM (cd) 45047
2012. Fang creates a diverse musical style that fuses timeless Fourth
World acoustic instruments with a modern fractal ambient sound.
Inspired by the belief that all living forms possess a spirit or life force.
Digipak
Release date: June 19 2012
$ 18.49 / UKP 13.75 / EURO 15.90
Details/soundclip/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=45047

*new in stock *
Froese, Edgar - VIRGIN YEARS 1974-1983 (4-cd) 43644
2012. releases on Virgin in one easy release..
$ 22.99 / UKP 16.99 / EURO 19.90
Details/soundclip/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=43644

*track listing and cover added *
Froese, Jerome - CASES OF RECURRENCE (cd) 79664
2012. JEROME FROESE - CASES OF RECURRENCE 2012, JF's FIRST COMPILATION
FROM HIS EP TRACKS + 2 BONUS TRACKS.
Release date: June 8th 2012
$ 21.49 / UKP 15.99 / EURO 18.50
Details/soundclip/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=79664

*track listing and cover added *
Froese, Jerome - FAR SIDE OF THE FACE (cd) 45315
2012. After the release of Loom Scored in 2012, Jerome Froese has now
completed his third studio album Far Side of the Face. The release is
around 62 minutes long featuring additions from Johannes Schmoelling..
Release date: June 8th 2012
$ 22.75 / UKP 16.75 / EURO 19.50
Details/soundclip/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=45315

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Glenn - RIPPLES (cd) 24261
2012. Electronic music with a touch of Jean Michel Jarre.
$ 17.25 / UKP 12.75 / EURO 14.90
Details/soundclip/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=24261

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Huygen, Michel - AMBIENT,THE BEST MUSIC OF THE XXI CENTURY (cd) 20350
2012. A wonderfull sampler with the best music of Michel!!.
Remastered.
Digipak
$ 17.99 / UKP 13.25 / EURO 15.40
Details/soundclip/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=20350

*track listing added/changed *
Kebu - TO JUPITER AND BACK (cd) 68771
2012. Kebu is a keyboard wizard who creates new instrumental
synthesizer music influenced by the kind that was made in the 70s and
80s. Artists like Jean Michel Jarre, Vangelis, and Mike Oldfield are
his inspiration.
Remastered.
Contains 5 bonus tracks.
$ 12.75 / UKP 9.49 / EURO 10.90
Details/soundclip/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=68771

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Kistenmacher, Bernd - HEAD-VISIONS (VINYL) (lp) 26628
2012. Sweeps of heavenly synthesizers and surging keyboard rhythms An
original Vynil re-release!!.
Contains 1 bonus track.
$ 28.49 / UKP 20.99 / EURO 24.50
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=26628

*release date added/changed *
Kluster - KLOPFZEICHEN (cd) 24810
2012.
Contains 1 bonus track.
Release date: Jul 2 2012
$ 20.75 / UKP 15.49 / EURO 17.90
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=24810

*new entry *
Kluster - KLOPFZEICHEN (lp) 66076
2012.
Contains 1 bonus track.
Release date: Jul 2 2012
$ 21.99 / UKP 16.25 / EURO 18.90
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=66076

*release date added/changed *
Kluster - ZWEI OSTEREI (cd) 31900
2012. Period: 1971-1996.
Contains 1 bonus track.
Release date: Jul 2 2012
$ 20.75 / UKP 15.49 / EURO 17.90
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=31900

*new entry *
Kluster - ZWEI OSTEREI (lp) 45198
2012. Period: 1971-1996.
Contains 1 bonus track.
Release date: Jul 2 2012
$ 21.99 / UKP 16.25 / EURO 18.90
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=45198

*review added *
Lynne, Bjorn - COLONY (cd) 26575
2002. Electronic cyber rock with elements of ambient, melodic
electronic and progrock.
$ 17.25 / UKP 12.75 / EURO 14.90
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=26575

*new in stock *
Namlook + Material Object - AMBIENT GARDENER - SUMMER (2-cd) 16771
2012. DTS 5.1 and stereo cd version.
Limited edition of 300.
$ 28.99 / UKP 21.49 / EURO 25
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=16771

*new in stock *
Odyssey - MUSIC FOR SUBWAY - SYMPHONY FOR ANALOGUES (2-cd) 61913
A Journey through the subways of the world, great sequencing and warm
analogue sound bring us to the magic of the world under our town. Take
this travel and dive into musical world of ODYSSEY.
Remastered.
$ 19.75 / UKP 14.49 / EURO 16.90
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=61913

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Oldfield, Mike - PLATINUM -DELUXE- (2-cd) 21778
2012. The special de Luxe version of Platinum.
$ 28.75 / UKP 21.49 / EURO 24.90
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=21778

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Oldfield, Mike - QE2 -DELUXE- (cd) 27557
2012. De DeLuxe version of QE2 Incl. Arrival, Wonderful land.
Release date: Jul 20 2012
$ 28.75 / UKP 21.49 / EURO 24.90
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=27557

*review added *
Orchard, Steve - UNDERSAIL (cd) 76572
2012. Melodic EM in the Style of Vangelis and Mike Oldfield.
$ 16.25 / UKP 11.99 / EURO 13.90
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=76572

*review added *
Padilla, Craig - HEART OF THE SOUL (cd) 41474
2012. Heart Of The Soul is a blend of gentle piano melodies, pulsing
analog sequences and the classic synth explorations that have come to
define Craig Padilla's releases over the past fifteen years..
$ 16.25 / UKP 11.99 / EURO 13.90
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=41474

*review added *
Padilla, Craig, Zero Ohms & Murphy, Skip - BEYOND THE PORTAL (cd) 61865
2009. Excellent fusion of New Age heart with Electronic Spacemusic
sensibilities.
$ 16.25 / UKP 11.99 / EURO 13.99
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=61865

*track listing and cover added *
Projekt Gamma - TIME MACHINE (cdr) 20703
2012. Projekt Gamma + Erich Schauder make for this brand new release.
Both have been away to long from the limelight of EM. Now they are
back with a great new release.
Contains 1 bonus track.
$ 16.25 / UKP 11.99 / EURO 13.90
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=20703

*new in stock *
Quantec - 1000 VACUUM TUBES (cd) 23030
2012. Here new boundries are set in sound and music structure. Ambient
from the core, with surprising effects inside the music.
$ 16.25 / UKP 11.99 / EURO 13.90
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=23030

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Schulze, Klaus - MIDI KLASSIK (VINYL DOPPEL-LP) (2-lp) 44752
2012. 2LP 180 GRAM special Vynil pressing!!.
Release date: Jun 10 2012
$ 26.49 / UKP 19.75 / EURO 22.90
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=44752

*review added *
Schulze, Klaus - X (2-cd) 26113
1986/2008. With extended versions.
Japan import.
Remastered.
Limited edition.
Contains 1 bonus track.
Mini LP cover
$ 55.49 / UKP 40.99 / EURO 47.90
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=26113

*new in stock *
V/A - MANIKIN RECORDS SECOND DECADE 2002-2012 (2-cd) 14752
2012. Superb compilation of new material by the Manikin men!! If you
don't know them this is the time to get into the Manikin feel..
Digipak
$ 25.49 / UKP 18.99 / EURO 22
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=14752

*review added *
Van der Graaf Generator - VITAL LIVE (2CD) (2-cd) 64265
2005. From the most extreme live band in the world the most extreme
live album This album was recorded at The Marquee on the 16th January 1978.
Remastered.
$ 21.99 / UKP 16.25 / EURO 18.90
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=64265

*new in stock *
Vanderson - SYNTHETIC BREATH (cd) 28771
2012. Vanderson managed to mix all the most important ingredients in
his own way, thus creating an enthralling album that can really be enjoyed..
$ 14.99 / UKP 11.25 / EURO 12.90
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=28771

*review added *
Zanov - IN COURSE OF TIME (lp) 85845
1994.
$ 17.25 / UKP 12.75 / EURO 14.90
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=85845

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Zanov - In course of time (85845)
Let me start by saying that "In Course Of Time" is an excellent album,
it is my personal favorite out of his 3 albums, I'm sure fans will
disagree with me but that's fine. It's to bad that Zanov didn't get to
put out more albums because I really feel that he is very talented,
his mixture & sequence of sounds on this album & his other albums show
how imaginative & ambitious he was. Had he continued on putting out
albums there is no doubt in my mind that he would have put out even
more creative music. To me he had the potential to be one of the best
in the electronic field.
2011. Tom1963

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Van der Graaf Generator - Vital Live (2CD) (64265)
This was the second album I bought from this incredibly original group
back when cds did not exist yet. Sure it was a hard one to digest, but
then again , experimental music does always demand a bit more from the
listener. If you are not into paying attention to THE MUSIC then go
buy some Madonna cds... The Music is harsh, violent and progressive
too...this is like a cross between some of Peter Hammills best work
and a Van Der Graaf that is trying to take the pieces to the
limit...simply something you will never hear again from Van Der Graaf
or any other group...EVER!
2005. Miguel Hiraldo

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26113 Schulze, Klaus - X (2CD) (26113)
In one of my chronicles in Guts Of Darkness, I had created a general
outcry when I had compared certain works of contemporary EM with great
classics. X, for 10 the 10th work of Klaus Schulze is one of these
works. It's a grand symphony to the measure of its author's ambitions
which, one got to admit without chauvinism, is the equal of the great
masters of classical music.
A sinuous wind with low choruses floats in a vaporous atmosphere.
Nervous synth chords wiggle while a sequence raises the wall of
rhythm. "Friedrich Nietzsche" lifts off softly and flies with rhythm
and restlessness, throughout the upcoming 20 minutes. Continuously
Harald Grosskopf hammers his drum skins on a monumental title which
moves with heaviness on orchestral synth strata which make "Friedrich
Nietzsche" waltzes. It's an intense title where the thick Mellotron
and the virtual choir form a warm and harmonious ambience. At the top
of his shape, Schulze multiplies his synth solos over the percussions
which roll at high speed. A little more and one would to be in
Moondawn spheres. It's a great track which modifies its always so
intense course around the 16th minute when Schulze elaborates his most
beautiful solos which tear the pace on wild drumming. To be listened
with passion! More temperate, "Georg Trakl" progresses in a delicate
groovy mood with a synth filled of breezes sounding like flutes of
sands is overlapping a soft bass line with slightly jumpy notes. Riffs
and percussions bind themselves to this floating rhythm which is
similar to a sweet reverie. Towards the 6th minute the tempo blows
with a little more vigour with sequences bouncing in alternate
strikings, plunging us into the poetic universe of Body Love while the
crystal clear sequences which are dancing there immerge us into Mirage
world but with a more progressive approach. It's a long languorous
title which evolves in a very mesmerizing ambience where riffs of
keyboards and synths get harmonize to these sequences, weaving a
strange atmosphere of free-jazz supported by the methodical
percussions of the man from Ashra. A powerful organ impetus pushes
"Frank Herbert" 's rhythm on a buzzing pulsation. It's a wild and
crazy track which leans on a great bass with notes as much galloping
as the sequencing, a stormy synth and some steady percussions which
hammer an infernal rhythm behind a de nse Mellotron coat. Schulze
rocks! And his solos are superb.
A heavy violin carries away the first notes of "Friedemann Bach". The
percussions hammer and roll a still ambience which sails by its violin
chords. Dense the Mellotron blows a warmer mood while the title takes
shape of a sublime way in a complete sound anarchy. A synth with
oblong orchestral strata makes fly its violins above scattered and
undisciplined percussions to form a disorganized orchestra which plays
on a tempo evolving stubbornly. It's a brilliant cacophony. There is
only Schulze to harmonize a cacophony and make a success out of it.
"Ludwig II. von Bayern" also starts in a musical din with a big synth
fill of intriguing tones which clear up gradually to blow a superb
melodious line where Schulze brings out harmony of his synths with
great orchestrations. A remarkable track! As much by its huge
sensibility and its mystical aura trapped within monstrous
orchestrations which could have came out of the grave of any big
classic author. Everything is bigger than sublimates . The cosmic
sound effects modify subtly the movement whereas Schulze multiplies
violin and cello lines which float in a corridor to atmospheric
meanders, a passage which stretches out time in the only weakness of
X, before renewing with a beat brewed by Grosskopf from which the drum
hits go astray in the metallic sound effects which go out of a
highly-charged synth. "Heinrich Von Kleist" starts slowly with fluid
orchestral arrangements which flow with melancholy and a restraint
passion. Wolfgang Tiepold's cello is suave and rocks us with an
illusion of nostalgia. It's a floating music piece with a deep
Mellotron density which has as equal only the passion of Schulze. The
intensity increases in the shade of virtual choirs as we are reaching
the finale. A finale livened up by knocks of percussions and cosmic
sound effects from a synth which wraps a livelier tempo. "Object
d'Louis" is the bonus track offers in this Revisited Records' new
edition of X. It's a live improvisation of what would become "Ludwig
II. von Bayern" played in a 1978 concert. It's a delight for fans and
those whom memories of the 78 gigs are still deep in their head and ears.
Too many experts X is the classic among classics in the spheres of EM.
Klaus Schulze draws up symphonic movements with passion and classic
creative madness. Both complex and lucid X is to be tasted slowly,
with as much passion as Schulze puts in it. I won't say that it's an
easy one to tame (after all it's real classical on floating, sequenced
and wild electronic movements) but one let ourselves easily charmed,
listening after listening, by this timeless beauty which has age only
its entered in history.
Sylvain Lupari
gutsofdarkness.com & synth&sequences.com

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Splinter, Rene - Singularities (gr-188)
I've always been in love with the Tangerine Dream sound Rene Splinter
creates with each of his releases. And his latest album
'Singularities' is no exception!. The album will indulge you in a
serene world of electronic music that WILL leave you breathless for a
long time, and make you beg for more of the same. The music that Rene
creates is always leaning towards classic 80's sequencing electronic
music. And with this album he certainly have eclipsed himself. Each
and every track has that stunning melodic and fresh feel to it, and
all of the tracks on this album progresses through in great harmony
and with some of the very best sequencing I've heard in ages!.
The opening track 'Singularities' has to be one of my favorites. It
starts out in a moody yet uplifting way, with some soft melodic synth
pads, which later builds up in a slow moving way with more sequencing
and powerful grooves added to it as the track progresses through. The
best part of this track is after the 8 or 9 minute mark, as all of the
ingredients are all there and really pushes Rene's magical touch to
the limit!. Superb powerful and moving EM of the highest order is what
we have here!. Talk about ear bliss!
Other highly notable tracks are 'Timescapes' and 'The Time Traveller'.
These tracks are marvelous melodic pieces from start to finish. Both
tracks has that truly awesome and infectious sound of the mid 80's.
Think 'Tangerine Dream' and the music from soundtracks such as
'Firestarter' and 'Heartbreakers' and this is what you will hear!.
Personally, I'm a big fan of the 'Firestarter' soundtrack, so I was
very pleased to hear these tracks, along with 'The Lighthouse', which
is yet another remarkable piece that will leave you breathless without
question. Now, all this said, I seriously have to admit that
'Singularities' is
easily one of the best synth albums I've ever listened to, with the
exception of 'David Helpling & Jon Jenkins' album 'The Crossing'
(2010). Highly recommend album to any fan of quality EM of the highest
order!. Epic ear bliss!
2012. Kristian Persson / Sweden

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