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Hello all.

Another fine musician died this week.
Ravi Shankar died on the 11th of December at the age of 92.
Perhaps not entirely Electronic music but he is loved by many of us
for his great music that he made over the last 50 years!!

The new Klaus Schulze is announced.
The title is Shadowlands and it will be released on the 18th of January.
And the new Graham Getty CD's are in!! Get them as stock lasts.
Dyad Sessions
Dyad live in concert
Lattice
Sound of the Cloud
Wonderful Berlin School don't miss out on these!

And this month will see the birth of the first GERT EMMENS PROJECT release.
Gert has and is a great fan of Progressive Rock and this is his first
dive into this music, I think it is great and at this moment its at the plant.
MEMORIES (the title) could be in just for Christmas but otherwise it
will be in
before New Year. Read further on how to get a nice discount on this
first new release
of Groove in 2013.

Dreamscape this week is a special Groove Edition.
a special 2!! Hour show with new and old Groove releases to give you a
taste of our music over the last 22 years.
And this starts the GROOVE 2012 CD WINTERSALE.

Special deals on Groove unlimited CD Titles.
All releases from 1991 to 2010 are now with a 25% discount.
So all titles until the GR-176 for a great price!!
So get 4 for the price of 3!! Here you can check the list.
http://www.groove.nl/index2.html
All Cd's released in 2011 and 2012 are with 10% discount!!
The catalog numbers are GR-177 to GR - 197!!

The Alpha Wave Movement rerun is on its way to us.
But it also has a brand new album in the parcel.
Limited to only 50 copies we got our hands on a few of those.
Alpha Wave Movement - EXILED PARTICLES (cdr) 18025.
If you mist the latest info on this and want to complete your collection
check out the http://www.groove.nl/index2.html page.

We had a run through our shelves and we found some nice out of print CD's.
Some Edition MAGAZINE compilations CD's, and some nice out of print releases.
So if you need to complete some collections check out the what new page.

* 2012 WINTERSALE 2012 *
Our annual Winter sale starts of today and we have fine CD's at a great price.
Check in the DECREASED PRICES section the coming weeks,
This week great deals on a lot of fine CD's from Din, Margen, Project,
Spotted Pecari, SMD and GNR.
With some being slashed to half price. 50% off!!
Or click here: http://www.groove.nl/index3.html
We have new additions each week!!
The Winter sale ends on December 31st or as long as stock last.

Dreamscape Radio show 216 is on-line.
Dreamscape Radio has music from the last 22 years of Groove releases.
A special 2 hour show!!
The list is to long to put on the listing of the Dreamscape page so
here are the missing titles at the end!!
GR-167 - Nearest faraway place vol. 3 - Gert Emmens
GR-085 - Polar drones - Erik Wollo
GR1120 - Blind date - Syndrone
GR-112 - Closer - Frank Van Bogaert
GR-102 - Escher drawings - Bas Broekhuis
You can find Dreamscape here. 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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These products are NEW in our catalog.
Further in this newsletter are more details.
http://www.groove.nl/index2.html
The link brings you to the what's new page!

Alien Nature - Who goes there? (cdr)
Alpha Wave Movement - Exiled Particles (cdr)
Klaus Schulze - Shadowlands LTD (2-cd)
Godfried Stockman - Experiment 545 (cdr)
Brian Eno - Lux (cd)
Fish on Friday - Airborn (cd)
Fish on Friday - Shoot the Moon (cd)
Graham Getty - Dyad Sessions (cdr)
Graham Getty - Dyad live in concert (cdr)
Graham Getty - Lattice (cdr)
Graham Getty - Sound of the Cloud (cdr)
NORYANI - Southeast 225 (cd)
Craig Padilla & Zero Ohms - When the Earth is far Away (cd)
Przemyslaw Rudz - Pain/tings (cd)
Syndromeda - Time Will Never Be The Same (cdr)

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These products have a special December price!.
Further in this newsletter are more details.
http://www.groove.nl/index2.html
The link brings you to the what's new page!
We have some very nice deals for December.
Check in the DECREASED PRICES section the coming weeks,
this week great deals on a lot of fine CD's from Din and GNR.
With some being slashed to half price. 50% off!!

Aairria - Urbanisation (cd) $11.49 , £8.49 , €9.90
Aquavoice - Cold (cd) $11.49 , £8.49 , €9.90
Arc - Fracture (cd) $11.49 , £8.49 , €9.90
Ian Boddy - Elemental (cd) $11.49 , £8.49 , €9.90
Ian Boddy & Robert Rich - Lithosphere (cd) $11.49 , £8.49 , €9.90
Ian Boddy & Robert Rich - React (cd) $11.49 , £8.49 , €9.90
Ivo - Concerto in epsilon (cd) $6.99 , £5.25 , €5.90 <-- LAST COPIES!
Konrad Kucz - Litania (cd) $11.49 , £8.49 , €9.90
Konrad Kucz - Railroad paths (cd) $11.49 , £8.49 , €9.90
NORYANI - Northeast 117 (cd) $11.49 , £8.49 , €9.90
Odyssey - Music For Subway - Symphony For Analogues (2-cd) $16.25 ,
£11.99 , €13.90
Odyssey - Syntharsis (2-cd) $13.75 , £10.25 , €11.90
Odyssey & Remote Spaces - Ypsilon project (cd) $11.49 , £8.49 , €9.90
Parallel Worlds - Obsessive Surrealism (cd) $11.49 , £8.49 , €9.90
Przemyslaw Rudz - Cerulean Legacy (cd) $11.49 , £8.49 , €9.90
Przemyslaw Rudz - Self-replicating intelligent spawn (cd) $11.49 ,
£8.49 , €9.90
Vanderson - Visions (cd) $11.49 , £8.49 , €9.90
Yarek - Noc na zamku (cd) $11.49 , £8.49 , €9.90
Yarek - Organix (cd) $11.49 , £8.49 , €9.90
Tomasz Zawadzinski - Follow me (cd) $11.49 , £8.49 , €9.90
Tomasz Zawadzinski - Saved as (cd) $11.49 , £8.49 , €9.90
Tomasz Zawadzinski - Sounds like pictures (cd) $11.49 , £8.49 , €9.90
Dom F. Scab - Crosswords (cd) $12.75 , £9.49 , €10.90
Dom F. Scab - Necessary fears (ltd. edition) (cd) $12.75 , £9.49 , €10.90
Dom F. Scab - Twelve stories (cd) $12.75 , £9.49 , €10.90
Conrad Schnitzler - Contakt (cd) $16.25 , £11.99 , €13.90
Sam Vitoulis - April 4th 1984 (cd) $12.75 , £9.49 , €10.90
Sam Vitoulis & Sergio Koval - Leonard (cd) $12.75 , £9.49 , €10.90
Erik Wollo - Silver beach (cd) $12.75 , £9.49 , €10.90
Zinkl - Dance music for insects (cd) $11.49 , £8.49 , €9.90

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30.12.2012 - 20:00 Uhr
Planetariumskonzert mit Klaus Hoffmann-Hoock und David Wright Ort:
Planetarium Bochum, Castroper Straße 67, 44791 Bochum
Eintritt: € 25,00; ermäßigt € 22,00
„Hello 2013"
Info: www.planetarium-bochum.de
Anmeldung: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , Tel.: 0234-51606-0

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Alpha Lyra and MoonSatellite in Nancy (East of France).
Basilica of Our Lady of Lourdes - Room Espeluges
149 avenue du Général Leclerc - Nancy
8:30 p.m. Saturday, March 9 and Sunday, March 10 16h
(concerts in two shares with lights and lasers show: AL MS fist hand
and second hand)

Txt in French.

Alpha Lyra and MoonSatellite in Nancy (East of France).
Basilique Notre-Dame de Lourdes - Salle des Espeluges
149 avenue du Général Leclerc - Nancy
Samedi 9 mars 20h30 and dimanche 10 mars 16h
(concerts in two parts with lights and lasers show : AL fist part and
MS, second part)

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GROOVE UNLIMITED DOWNLOADS
1. Ron Boots - Signs in the Sand (FLAC)
2. MorPheusz - Garden Gnomes and Goblins (FLAC)
3. Eric van der Heijden - Da Capo (FLAC)
4. VoLt - Circuits (FLAC)
5. Gert Emmens & Cadenced Haven - Mystic Dawn (FLAC)
6. Steve Smith and the Tylas Cyndrome - Phoenix Arising (FLAC)
7. Craig Padilla & Skip Murphy - Analog destination (MP3)
8. Gert Emmens & Cadenced Haven - Mystic Dawn (FLAC)
9. Ron Boots - Signs in the Sand (MP3)
10. Ron Boots - Ante Oculos (MP3)

NON-GROOVE UNLIMITED LABEL
1: Klaus Schulze - La vie electronique 12 (3-cd)
2: Gandalf - Gallery of Dreams plus Live (3CD Set) (3-cd)
3: Johannes Schmoelling - Time and Tide (cd)
4: Erik Wollo - Silent Currents (2-cd)
5: Alpha Wave Movement - Edge of infinity (cdr)
6: Wavestar - Mind journey (cd)
7: Remotion - Between fiction and reality (cd)
8: Tomasz Zawadzinski - Saved as (cd)
9: Gert Emmens & Ruud Heij - Blind watchers of a vanishing night (cd)
10: Konrad Kucz - Litania (cd)

GROOVE UNLIMITED LABEL
1: Michael Stearns - M'ocean (cd)
2: Ron Boots - Signs in the Sand (cd)
3: Johan Timman - Trip into the body (cd)
4: David Parsons - Vajra (cd)
5: Erik Wollo - Polar drones (cd)
6: Ron Boots & Synth.nl - Refuge en verre (cd)
7: Craig Padilla & Skip Murphy - Analog destination (cd)
8: Paul Ellis - Infinity room (cd)
9: Pillion - Halcyon (cd)
10: VoLt - Circuits (cd)

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JUKEBOX
The new jukebox contains 26 titles.
To listen: click on the JUKEBOX button on www.groove.nl

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*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Alien Nature - WHO GOES THERE? (cdr) 26956
2012. Wolfgang Barkowski aka ALIEN NATURE here on a great new album.
"Who Goes There?" is a kind of reminiscence about Space Art. The
single tracks are food for thoughts about Science Fiction in common..
$ 17.25 / UKP 12.49 / EURO 14.50
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=26956

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Alpha Wave Movement - EXILED PARTICLES (cdr) 18025
2012. Music recorded from 1997 to 2005 that never found an enlightened
path to a actual physical release. Most of the compositions can be
compared to early trance electronica. Limited to 50 copies!!.
$ 18.99 / UKP 13.75 / EURO 15.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=18025

*(back) in stock *
Alpha Wave Movement & Cole, Jim - BISLAMA (cd) 76771
2001. AWM music with drone voices.
$ 17.75 / UKP 12.75 / EURO 14.90
Details/soundclip/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=76771

*review added *
Boots, Ron - SIGNS IN THE SAND (cd) gr-196
Dedicated to Klaus Schulze one of Ron Boots his biggest musical
influences.A big part of this music was played in the ST.Bavo church
in May 2012..
$ 16.49 / UKP 11.75 / EURO 13.75
Details/soundclip/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=gr-196

*track listing and cover added *
Emmens, Gert - MEMORIES (cd) gr-197
2012. Theis is the first Gert Emmens Project CD. Gert explores the
boundaries between EM and progressive Rock. A wonderful mix of
powerful songs! For those not afraid of something different..
Release date: December 2012
$ 16.49 / UKP 11.75 / EURO 13.75
Details/soundclip/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=gr-197

*review added *
Emmens, Gert & Cadenced Haven - MYSTIC DAWN (cd) gr-194
2012. A wonderfull journey by Gert and Cadenced, 2 fine musical
characters meet in the mystical Dawn of music..
$ 16.49 / UKP 11.75 / EURO 13.75
Details/soundclip/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=gr-194

*new in stock *
Eno, Brian - LUX (cd) 17832
2012. CD IN GATEFOLD SLEEVE W/4X120X120MM PRINTS.
$ 18.99 / UKP 13.75 / EURO 15.90
Details/soundclip/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=17832

*new in stock *
Fish on Friday - AIRBORN (cd) 82795
2012. frank vanbogaerd says hi with this fantastic 2nd release of his
band Fish on Friday. No EM but wonderful Symphonic sonfgs in the style
of Allan Parsons and Pinkfloyd, It brings a smile on my face..
$ 17.25 / UKP 12.49 / EURO 14.50
Details/soundclip/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=82795

*new in stock *
Fish on Friday - SHOOT THE MOON (cd) 29629
2011. Fish on Friday is the progrock group of Frank Vanbogaert
together with William Beckers and many guest musicians. It is not the
traditional EM but the music is unmistakable Frank..
$ 17.25 / UKP 12.49 / EURO 14.50
Details/soundclip/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=29629

*new in stock *
Jolliffe, Steve - EARTH (cdr) 87378
2012. The very first solo music by Steve!! Lots of analog Synths and
his wonder ful Flute. It did stand the test of time. Linited hand
signed copies..
$ 16.49 / UKP 11.99 / EURO 13.90
Details/soundclip/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=87378

*new in stock *
NORYANI - SOUTHEAST 225 (cd) 25325
2012. It's the second time that the Noryani project releases its
compositions. it is a unique combination of traditional electronica,
melodious chill-out.Southeast 225 reminds me of a photo-album full of
mysterious postcards..
$ 15.99 / UKP 11.75 / EURO 13.50
Details/soundclip/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=25325

*(back) in stock *
Orbital - SNIVILISATION (cd) 44340
1994. Great album! Ambient and experimental.
$ 6.99 / UKP 5.25 / EURO 5.90
We have only ONE copy, so first come = first go!
Details/soundclip/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=44340

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Orbital - WORK 1989-2002 (cd) 81548
2002. Incl. single and original versions plus 2 previously unreleased tracks.
$ 6.99 / UKP 5.25 / EURO 5.90
We have only ONE copy, so order fast!
Details/soundclip/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=81548

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Parallel Worlds and Dave Bessell - MORPHOGENIC (cd) 12860
With Dave Bessell one of the four founder members of legendary band
Node. These two artists complement one another very well, giving
Morphogenic a feel that is both retro in its analogue heritage and
detailed textures..
Limited, numbered edition of 500.
$ 18.25 / UKP 13.25 / EURO 15.40
Details/soundclip/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=12860

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Pillion - HALCYON (cd) gr-195
2012. Halcyon is a love story from the Greek Mythology, based on a
transcript by Plato of a dialogue between Socrates & Chaerephon.
Guitars, drums and complex sequences engage in a fascinating aural experience..
$ 16.49 / UKP 11.75 / EURO 13.75
Details/soundclip/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=gr-195

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Projekt Gamma - TOLLERANZINE (cdr) 49557
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.
$ 16.49 / UKP 11.99 / EURO 13.90
Details/soundclip/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=49557

*new in stock *
Rudz, Przemyslaw - PAIN/TINGS (cd) 79255
2012. Meanwhile there is no need to introduce Przemystaw Rudz to the
sequential electronica lovers. Pain/tings is yet another one splendid
production..
$ 15.99 / UKP 11.75 / EURO 13.50
Details/soundclip/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=79255

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Schnauss, Ulrich - A LONG WAY TO FALL (cd) 61082
2013.
Release date: Jan 18 2013
$ 25.99 / UKP 18.75 / EURO 21.90
Details/soundclip/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=61082

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Schulze, Klaus - SHADOWLANDS LTD (2-cd) 78435
2013. At last a brand new Klaus Schulze!!.
Release date: 18-01-2013
$ 23.25 / UKP 16.75 / EURO 19.50
Details/soundclip/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=78435

*review added *
Splinter, Rene - SINGULARITIES (cd) gr-188
2012. We are proud that Rene brand new album is the first addition to
the Groove Catalog. Check it out you will be amazed!!.
$ 16.49 / UKP 11.75 / EURO 13.75
Details/soundclip/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=gr-188

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Stockman, Godfried - EXPERIMENT 545 (cdr) 29246
2012. This album describes an ecological desaster of incredible extent
after a failed experiment having consequences for the entire
civilisation. At times ambient with industrial ambient influences..
$ 17.25 / UKP 12.49 / EURO 14.50
Details/soundclip/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=29246

*new in stock *
Syndromeda - TIME WILL NEVER BE THE SAME (cdr) 77436
2011. Inspired by the Icyworld of the north. Reminds me of Mirage by
Klaus Schulze, Sequencing at its best..
$ 17.25 / UKP 12.49 / EURO 14.50
Details/soundclip/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=77436

*new in stock *
Tangerine Dream - BOOTLEG BOX SET VOL.1 (cd) 52095
2012. = 5 CONCERT - 7 CD CLAMSHELL BOXED SET = Sheffield 1974 + London
1975 + Croydon 1975 + Bilbao 1976 + Berlin 1976.
Japan import.
Remastered.
$ 71.25 / UKP 51.25 / EURO 59.95
Details/soundclip/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=52095

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V/A - E-DITION CD 09 (cd) gr4009
2005. Only one copy!!.
$ 14.25 / UKP 10.25 / EURO 11.90
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=gr4009

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V/A - E-DITION CD 10 (cd) gr4010
2005. Only one copy!!.
$ 14.25 / UKP 10.25 / EURO 11.90
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=gr4010

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V/A - E-DITION CD 11 (cd) gr4011
2006. Only 1 copy!!.
$ 14.25 / UKP 10.25 / EURO 11.90
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=gr4011

*(back) in stock *
V/A - E-DITION CD 12 (cd) gr4012
2006. Only one copy.
$ 14.25 / UKP 10.25 / EURO 11.90
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=gr4012

*(back) in stock *
V/A - E-DITION CD 13 (cd) gr4013
2006. Only one copy.
$ 14.25 / UKP 10.25 / EURO 11.90
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=gr4013

*(back) in stock *
V/A - E-DITION CD 15 (cd) gr4015
2006. Only one copy!!.
$ 14.25 / UKP 10.25 / EURO 11.90
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=gr4015

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NAVIGATOR - OCEANIC EMPIRE
Navigator: Oceanic Empire, gisteren gedraaid, wat een meesterwerk!
Grandioos, sensationeel! Nog mooier dan wat ik dacht.
Vanaf de eerste noot tot de laatste was ik helemaal gehypnotiseerd, met deze
cd ga ik 'back to my roots' (TD periode Stratosfear/Ricochet).
Vind ik tenminste, ik kan het moeilijk met woorden uitleggen wat ik voelde
dus ik zal het niet proberen maar dit is in ieder geval een heel emotionele
ervaring en bovendien 'mastered by Ron Boots', gefeliciteerd Ron!
2002. Luis / NL

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RUDY ADRIAN - STARFIELDS
Rudy Adrian is a very busy man. After the live-album "Concerts In New
Zealand" and his, soon to be released collaboration with Ron Boots,
"Starfields" is his third album in a year time. If the quality is good then
there's nothing wrong with that.
With "Starfields - Sequencer Sketches vol. 3" that quality is certainly and
highly present. As the title suggests, it is the third album of sequencer
music that the synthesist from New Zealand has created.
The great thing about Rudy's music is, that it's sequencer-based but not
easily comparable with the sequencer music from the "Golden Age" and the
retro-movement, which is so popular nowadays.
The album opens with "Space Border Control" which consists of long-held
sequences, strong solos and beautiful ambient sounds.
"Mars - The Rusted World" has some excellent melodies. The title track is a
long piece (more than 23 minutes), which opens softly and then gently moves
into excellent sequences and even more spherical sounds.
Rudy is a master in creating a mix between sequencing and atmospheres.
"Starfields - Sequencer Sketches vol. 3" is perhaps the best example up
until this moment.
May he continue to volume … Who knows?
2002. © Paul Rijkens

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ATILLA, CAN - LIVE (CD)
Can Atilla's "live" album, which was recorded at Ankara International Music
Festival in May 2002, features great tracks of electronic music with
different flavors. Influence of Tangerine Dream, Vangelis and Jarre may be
seen together with Can Atilla's unique way of musical touch and approach.
Layers of synth sequences and drums are combined in an ultimate way and the
result is a production that is certainly worth to listen.
The opening track "Torchlight" is quitely different from its earliest
version featured in "Waves of Wheels" album. It is more in a way of Jarre
sound in "live" album and is a great production. "Dark Velvet" and
"Leonardo" are also other tracks with this way of sound.
"Arpeggiator", "Underwater Moonlight" and "Whiteout" are such unique tracks
that make you travel in different dimensions of music, engineering,
mathematics and even science-fiction.
"Marco Polo" and "Winterland" reflect Vangelis influence with the chords and
layers of great sounds accompanying the amazing themes. Just close your
eyes, and then let the music takes you from the planet and carry you to
horizons of the distant earths.
"Dream Recorder" is definitely a great production featuring a brilliant
synth solo together with the layers of lovely sounds, especially that piano,
which reflect Can Atilla's ultimate talent in music composing and engineering.
"Abyss" carries you to the deep oceans of fantasy.
As a person who has been at the mentioned festival and seen the stage
performance of the "live" album, I am satisfied very much with the "live"
album and recommend to it to the electronic music fans.
2003. Kürsat Pasinlioðlu / Ankara, Turkey

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SYNDRONE - BLIND DATE (CD)
This is the second release by this very talented Dutch duo. The groups first
album, "Being There" ( no relation to Peter Sellers 'Chauncy Gardner'
character) was a big hit in Europe. Their new release "Blind Date" is
similar in style but covers a bit more musical territory. Too few people in
this genre have explored beyond the cosmic music of mid-70's Klaus Schulze
and Tangerine Dream.There's been Lightwave, Michael Stearns, and a few
others, but there's not much of that sort of music around at the moment,
especially so, such music that is highly creative and with its own identity.
On their earlier cd release Syndrone expressed great spacious expanses, and
cosmic esoteric music seemed to be their forte. Yet, a touch more down to
earth, with this strangely titled disc, Syndrone has tried to create a music
of great depth, with the accent on melody and infectious poly-rhythms.
Often, having such an attitude to musical creation takes the music to very
strange realms, towards early Cluster or even the atmospheric realms of
Frose's early solo albums. The palette ot sounds is extremely rich and
varied. Syndrone is certainly one of the most creative and original synth
duos around at the moment, and as their second musical statement, it's very
impressive!
1998. Alternate Music Press

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JOHN LAKVEET - EPIKUS (CD)
Lakveet's "Sequentiagite" was one of my favorite albums from last
year, so I was really looking forward to "Epikus". It's a really
interesting album. Lakveet's music is more sequencer-based, as
always, but there are some very nice atmospheric sections as well.
On the first track, "Zama 202 AD", the sequencers don't kick in
until about half way through, and a couple of tracks are mainly
atmospheric in nature. So this music is more complex in structure
and perhaps takes a few detailed listens to fully appreciate. It's
really a stunning album, though. Lakveet "does" sequences about as
well as anybody, and the more atmospheric sections really build the
anticipation of the sequences to follow.
(c) David Fox

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DOM F. SCAB - FACTA (CD)
"Facta" kinda, sorta reminds me of TD's "Le Parc" in style, but with
a more varied tonal palette.
Scab was always the most melodic of the AT-Mooss crowd, and he
definitely shows that here. The melodies are absolutely gorgeous
and each track seems very well crafted, at least to these Joe
Fanbase ears. All of the tracks establish the basic theme early on,
so the music's not terribly complex in overall structure, but Scab
shifts the themes and adds the sequences to develop them very
nicely. I think it's his best album so far, immediately appealing
on first listen.
(c) David Fox

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RON BOOTS - THE 80'S BOX
Released in 2000, this set contains: reissues of five long-ou.-of-print
cassette releases by Boots from the Eighties ("Dream Weaver", "Wind in the
Trees", "New Dream", "Moments", and "Bookworks"), a disc of rarities, and a
56 page booklet detailing Boots' history in great detail. It all comes in a
tasty oversize jewel case.
Let's examine each disc individually:
"Dream Weaver" features 71 minutes of music. This music was Boots' debut
official cassette release in 1987. Ambient tones lead into gripping melodies
that combine intricate keyboard riffs with dense background electronic
textures. Some percussive appear, but their presence is minimal and
generally muted. The structure of this music is dreamy, achieved through
gradual accretion and wandering cycles. This CD features two bonus tracks
from Boots' "Linear Waves", a private release cassette that predated "Dream
Weaver". One of these "Linear Waves" tracks displays a highly rhythmic
melody.
"Wind in the Trees" features 70 minutes of music originating from 1988.
Arctic winter plays a strong part in this music, producing a prominent chill
with these intertwining of ambient textures and more active keyboards. Most
of these tracks feature lively E-perc that attributes a joyful quality to
the freezing tunes. The melodies are similarly infused with more pep, as
rhythmic riffs command more of the mix, drowning the ambience with their
emotional harmonies.
"New Dream" features 73 of music originating from 1987. With the acquisition
of an Atari computer and a multi-timbral sound module, Boots' music evolved
into a denser sonic animal. Layers of sequencing give this music a very
Klaus Schulze edge. As the CD continues, Boots' own style seeps through,
taking control of the music with delicate melodies and a soft percussive
presence. Although these compositions are quite complex, the overall effect
of the music is one of thick drone.
"Moments" features 69 minutes of music originating from 1988. Two bonus
tracks have been added. This time, the music possesses a more personal,
human touch, as Boots captures significant memories with his heavenly
electronic compositions. Romantic tenderness, whimsical impressions, sad
losses, powerful accomplishments...he presents specific memories in a manner
that transcends details, evoking similar events in all of our lives with
this sentimental music.
"Bookworks" features 69 minutes of music originating from 1989. A single
bonus track has been added. Here, Boots mixes sedately meditative tones with
somber, almost haunting tune age, generating a rich flow that calms with a
touch of expectancy. E-perc again plays a part, but continues to remain
unobtrusive.
"Odds & Ends" features 73 minutes of tracks from numerous sources: samplers,
collections, and a few left-over pieces from the other CDs in this box-set.
One is an alternate, livelier version of Boots' track from the Hypnos
collection "The Other World", while another is a live song from 1999.
© 2001 Matt Howarth

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