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Hello all.

Very sad news this week, Pete Namlook left us at the age of 51.



One of the finest Ambient and Electronic musicians, he will be missed by many!
Our thoughts go out to his family and loved ones.
Pete Namlook was founder of the famous FAX label.
And through his work many new artists and music styles came to bloom.
Beside his own fine music he also made wonderful albums with Biosphere
and Klaus Schulze.
An Icon has left our community and leaves a space that none can fill.
He walks with the Angels now but will be remembered through his music.
Rest in peace Peter.

For further release and additions please scroll down and check it out.

Dreamscape Radio show 212 is on-line.
Dreamscape Radio has music this week from the following artists:
Pete Namlook, Create, Dom F. Scab, Erik Wollo e.a.

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.
The link brings you to the what's new page!

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

Abird - Skyline 001 (cd)
As If - Faraway Trees Standing Still (cd)
Ian Boddy - Supernatural (cd)
Javi Canovas - Aureal (cd)
Javi Canovas - Psychedelic Voyage (cdr)
Dreamerproject - Road to Your Heart (cd)
Elkinson. Ken - Midnight conversation (cd)
Stefan Erbe - Emotiondesign (cd)
Mathias Grassow - Beyond The Silence (2-cd)
Mathias Grassow - Bloodmoon (cd)
Havdis - Hidden Islands (cd)
Steve Jolliffe - Earth (cdr)
Kraftwerk - Katalog (black edition) (box) (8-cd)
Kraftwerk - Live 1971 (box) (2-lp)
Krel - Ad Astra (cd)
Last Industrial Estate - Last Industrial Estates (cd)
Mooch - In search of the acid metal grille (Original) (cd)
Parikrama - Silent Bon (cd)
Patterns Of The Sky - Long Flight (cd)
Peter Hennix - Ocean (cd)
Projekt Gamma - Tolleranzine (cdr)
Ramp - Astral Disaster (ltd. edition) (cd)
Robert Waters - Ive seen the Invisible (cardboard sleeve) (cd single)
Ulrich Schnauss - A long way to fall (cd)
Seetyca - Luminous Deep (cd)
Thierry Zaboitzeff - Iva Lirma (cd)
Thierry Zaboitzeff - Prométhée (cd)
Trajedesaliva - Mima (cd)
Undara - Traveller (cd)
Urenga - After Rain (cd)
V/A - After Midnight (cd)
V/A - Music from the edge vol. 02 (cd)
V/A - Music from the edge vol. 03 (cd)
V/A - Music from the edge vol. 04 (2-cd)


These products are decreased in price.
Further in this newsletter are more details.

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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1. Ron Boots - Signs in the Sand (MP3)
2. Ron Boots - Signs in the Sand (FLAC)
3. Steve Smith and the Tylas Cyndrome - Phoenix Arising (FLAC)
4. Pillion - Halcyon (MP3)
5. Synthex - Pythagoras (MP3)
6. Eric van der Heijden - Da Capo (FLAC)
7. Pillion - Halcyon (FLAC)
8. Gert Emmens & Cadenced Haven - Mystic Dawn (FLAC)
9. MorPheusz - Garden Gnomes and Goblins (MP3)
10. Ron Boots - Ante Oculos (MP3)

1: Ramp - Astral Disaster (cd)
2: Klaus Schulze - La vie electronique 12 (3-cd)
3: Mike Oldfield - Live in Germany 1980 (DVD) (dvd)
4: Ian Boddy - Supernatural (cd)
5: Robert Schroeder - Ferro OXID (cd)
6: Robert Schroeder - 30 years after (cd)
7: Tangerine Dream - Live at Admiralspalast Berlin (3-cd)
8: Bernd Kistenmacher - Let it OUT! + Compressed Fluid (cd)
9: Fanger & Schonwalder - Analog overdose - The road movie (dvd)
10: Mike Oldfield - Live in Germany 1980 (cd)

1: Gert Emmens & Cadenced Haven - Mystic Dawn (cd)
2: Ron Boots - Signs in the Sand (cd)
3: Pillion - Halcyon (cd)
4: Lamp - Three Towers (cd)
5: Gert Emmens - An Artist's Stroke (cd)
6: VoLt - Circuits (cd)
7: Rene Splinter - Singularities (cd)
8: Gert Emmens & Cadenced Haven - Life in cosmic highway (cd)
9: Paul Ellis - Infinity room (cd)
10: Picture Palace music - Indulge the Passion (cd)


The new jukebox contains 10 titles.
To listen: click on the JUKEBOX button on www.groove.nl

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Additions and changes from November 2 2012 till November 17 2012

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Abird - SKYLINE 001 (cd) 21601
2002. Rare and long time out of print release by this Spanish
synthesist in the vein of Conrad Schnitzler, Tangerine Dream, Wendy Carlos....
$ 12.75 / UKP 9.49 / EURO 10.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=21601

*new in stock *
Arkenstone, David - ONE HOUR OF NATURE MUSIC (cd) 43030
$ 16.25 / UKP 11.99 / EURO 13.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=43030

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
2012. Danish musician and artist Kenneth Werner invites us to a
journey away fromthe chaos of today's frenzied cities and into the
quiet realm of the distanmountains and forests, an escape from
ourselves and a home away from home..
$ 16.25 / UKP 11.99 / EURO 13.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=35977

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Boddy, Ian - SUPERNATURAL (cd) 82323
2012. Library music. Tense and edgy ambient sound design and
atmospheres Haunting, horrifying and eerie atmospheres..
$ 18.49 / UKP 13.75 / EURO 15.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=82323

*new entry / review added *
Canovas, Javi - AUREAL (cd) 24366
2012. Ambient, Almost film music like!!.
$ 17.25 / UKP 12.75 / EURO 14.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=24366

*new entry / review added *
Canovas, Javi - PSYCHEDELIC VOYAGE (cdr) 25433
2012. Whether it be rampaging Berlin School sequencing or contemprary
powerhouse EM Javi Canovas instills the sort of quality that lifts him
above the hum-drum. Uplifting, dynamic, sensational! His music will inspire..
$ 16.25 / UKP 11.99 / EURO 13.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=25433

*new in stock *
Darshan Ambient - DREAM IN BLUE (cd) 62526
2011. As with previous Darshan Ambient releases, Allison's melodies
and harmonization are sublime, and his rhythms, while complex evoke a
sense of effortlessness that leave the listener engaged and fulfilled..
$ 17.25 / UKP 12.75 / EURO 14.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=62526

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Dreamerproject - ROAD TO YOUR HEART (cd) 77208
The album drifts effortlessly through the 9 tracks that vary from
Vangelis to DW to TD inspired, yet while retaining an originality and
a simplicity that has to be applauded..
$ 16.25 / UKP 11.99 / EURO 13.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=77208

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Elkinson. Ken - MIDNIGHT CONVERSATION (cd) 72019
1997. Solo piano music.
$ 12.75 / UKP 9.49 / EURO 10.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=72019

*(back) in stock *
Franke, Christopher - BABYLON 5 (cd) 37370
1995. Excellent sampler of the best music of Babylon 5.
$ 18.49 / UKP 13.75 / EURO 15.90
These are the LAST copies!!
Details/soundclip/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=37370

*(back) in stock *
Franke, Christopher - PACIFIC COAST HIGHWAY (cd) 24970
1991/2010. First solo album. Melodic with great sequences.
$ 18.49 / UKP 13.75 / EURO 15.90
We have only ONE copy, so gone=gone!
Details/soundclip/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=24970

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Grassow, Mathias - BEYOND THE SILENCE (2-cd) 49255
2012. The recording captures two hours of raw and ritualistic music
and also features some new improvisations which were recorded during
the night shift at at the local hotel. Double album in jewelcase with
16 page booklet..
$ 22.99 / UKP 16.99 / EURO 19.90
Details/soundclip/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=49255

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Grassow, Mathias - BLOODMOON (cd) 26279
2012. As the harvest season is over the cold and dark autumn is
already creeping upon us. In October, the Hunter's Moon sits high atop
the sky. Deep inside the woods, others bide their time..
$ 16.25 / UKP 11.99 / EURO 13.90
Details/soundclip/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=26279

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Havdis - HIDDEN ISLANDS (cd) 65777
2012. Norwegian Havdis creates achingly beautiful aural paintings of a
coastal world with streaks of romanticism and melancholy. Journey into
the foggy waters and find a hidden archipelago to spellbind your soul..
$ 16.25 / UKP 11.99 / EURO 13.90
Details/soundclip/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=65777

*new in stock *
Indo - RUPA LOKA (cd) 31940
2011. The Rupa Loka, one of the hidden planes of existence beyond our
own is the focus for this album. It is a is a journey through this
nature kingdom and incorporates soundscapes rich in flavour and diversity..
$ 16.25 / UKP 11.99 / EURO 13.90
Details/soundclip/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=31940

*new in stock *
Indo - WINTER IN ZANGLA (cd) 38420
2012. Journey with us through the narrow mountain passes into the
secluded villagat the foot of the Himalayas..
$ 16.25 / UKP 11.99 / EURO 13.90
Details/soundclip/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=38420

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
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..
$ 16.25 / UKP 11.99 / EURO 13.90
Details/soundclip/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=87378

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Kraftwerk - KATALOG (BLACK EDITION) (8-cd) 57263
Release date: Nov 30 2012
$ 128 / UKP 95.25 / EURO 111.49
Details/soundclip/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=57263

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Kraftwerk - LIVE 1971 (2-lp) 84848
Recorded live at the Gondel Kino in Bremen, Germany on the 25th of
June. with the line-up of Florian Schneider, Michael Rother and Klaus
Release date: Nov 26 2012
$ 42.75 / UKP 31.75 / EURO 36.90
Details/soundclip/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=84848

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Krel - AD ASTRA (cd) 22323
1997. Space Rock at its best.
$ 12.75 / UKP 9.49 / EURO 10.90
Details/soundclip/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=22323

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Last Industrial Estate - LAST INDUSTRIAL ESTATES (cd) 64662
2012. Last Industrial Estate is one of the various projects of Anders
Peterson ofGhost Sound and gterma fame, a warm and melancholic twist
upon the dark canvas..
$ 16.25 / UKP 11.99 / EURO 13.90
Details/soundclip/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=64662

*review added *
2009. Organic, ever evolving atmosphere full of half glimpsed meanings
and subdued emotions One of my personal favorite releases of 2012.
$ 17.25 / UKP 12.75 / EURO 14.90
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=78945

*new in stock *
Northcore - DESATERO (cd) 20609
2012. Immediately intoxicating, this highly crafted work ushers in a
new experience in the world of electronic music that is human,
organic, and inspiring, identifying Northcore as a electronic group
for the present world..
$ 17.25 / UKP 12.75 / EURO 14.90
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=20609

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Patterns Of The Sky - LONG FLIGHT (cd) 77689
2012. Looming underneath these towering creatures we normally refer to
as clouds,The Long Flight is a retrospective glance down the ambient
side of Texas.
$ 16.25 / UKP 11.99 / EURO 13.90
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=77689

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Peter Hennix - OCEAN (cd) 81783
2012. Based around the ancient Indian rudra veena instrument this is a
warm floodyou do not want to ebb out. "Ocean" is produced in
cooperation with Sangha Records and presented in memoriam to this
talented musician..
$ 16.25 / UKP 11.99 / EURO 13.90
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=81783

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
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.
$ 16.25 / UKP 11.99 / EURO 13.90
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=49557

*new entry / new in stock *
Ramp - ASTRAL DISASTER (cd) 16076
2012. The album features music especially made for the Bochum concert
in 2012 If you like RMI, Redshift etc this is the one to get in that
style. Only 300 copies so be on time to get this!!.
Limited edition of 300.
$ 18.49 / UKP 13.75 / EURO 15.90
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=16076

*review added *
Rich, Robert - NEST (cd) 37443
Brand new album by Robert Rich.
$ 17.99 / UKP 13.25 / EURO 15.40
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=37443

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Robert Waters - IVE SEEN THE INVISIBLE (cd single) 73750
2012. Robert Waters of Loom in his own project but in the style of LOOM..
$ 12.75 / UKP 9.49 / EURO 11
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=73750

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Schnauss, Ulrich - A LONG WAY TO FALL (cd) 61082
Release date: Jan 18 2013
$ 25.49 / UKP 18.75 / EURO 21.90
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=61082

*released *
Schulze, Klaus - LA VIE ELECTRONIQUE 12 (3-cd) 21137
2012. .. VOL.12.
$ 24.25 / UKP 17.99 / EURO 20.90
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=21137

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Seetyca - LUMINOUS DEEP (cd) 23359
2012. When the final faint rays of light shine upon motionless limbs,
colours begin to fade as the pelagic darkness bides a welcome with its
cold and soft embrace. The boundaries of time and space no longer apply..
$ 16.25 / UKP 11.99 / EURO 13.90
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=23359

*new in stock *
Slagerij van Kampen - DOOR (cd) 72105
2004. Dutch percussive group that also use great synthmusic to
emphasize their percussion, very powerful music..
Contains 1 bonus track.
$ 16.25 / UKP 11.99 / EURO 13.90
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=72105

*new in stock *
Tangerine Dream - ATEM -LTD- (lp) 68061
$ 29.99 / UKP 22.25 / EURO 25.90
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=68061

*new in stock *
Tangerine Dream - BOOSTER VOL. 4 (PURPLE PYRAMID) (2-cd) 82661
2012. A compilation of former cupdisc tracks, many new tracks and some
older tracks with a new livery.
$ 19.49 / UKP 14.49 / EURO 16.80
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=82661

*new in stock *
2012. New studio album based on Edgar Allen Poe story.
$ 22.99 / UKP 16.99 / EURO 19.90
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=28525

*new in stock *
Tangerine Dream - LIVE AT ADMIRALSPALAST BERLIN (3-cd) 47430
2012. Together with the CD comes a full color 16 page booklet. Enjoy a
warm early summer night in Germany´s capital with a score by TD..
$ 25.49 / UKP 18.99 / EURO 22
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=47430

*new in stock *
The Budapest concert was the opener for Tangerine Dreams Electric
MandarineTour on 10th April 2012..
$ 25.49 / UKP 18.99 / EURO 22
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=39409

*new in stock *
Tangerine Dream - UNDER COVER (cd) 42105
2012. COVERING BOWIE/KRAFTWERK/PINK FLOYD/R.E.M./A.O. Cleopatra release!!.
$ 20.75 / UKP 15.49 / EURO 17.90
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=42105

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Thierry Zaboitzeff - IVA LIRMA (cd) 36346
2007. Another fine album of utterly captivating music from Zaboitzeff
which is extremely inventive , challenging, bombastic, dreamy, cinematic.
$ 12.75 / UKP 9.49 / EURO 10.90
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=36346

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Thierry Zaboitzeff - PROMéTHéE (cd) 34662
2005. Prométhée is music from "Aeschylus' Prometheus" performed by "Le
Collectif Théâtral Du Hainaut".
$ 12.75 / UKP 9.49 / EURO 10.90
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=34662

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Trajedesaliva - MIMA (cd) 49950
2000. Ambient.
$ 12.75 / UKP 9.49 / EURO 10.90
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=49950

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Undara - TRAVELLER (cd) 81899
2012. Undara project is a loose constellation of musicians and artists
hailing from Portugal. Hear the distant call of the untamed lands to
which mankind rarely chooses to venture..
$ 16.25 / UKP 11.99 / EURO 13.90
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=81899

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Urenga - AFTER RAIN (cd) 69629
2012. Urenga project draws its inspiration from nature and projects an
aural sensation of a living, breathing world somewhere in the
borderlands betweendub techno and ambient. Hypnotizing and captivating music..
$ 16.25 / UKP 11.99 / EURO 13.90
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=69629

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
V/A - AFTER MIDNIGHT (cd) 12661
2012. The 100 th release of AD Music is a unique gem with lots of
great music on it by the cream of the crop from AD Music..
$ 16.25 / UKP 11.99 / EURO 13.90
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=12661

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
V/A - MUSIC FROM THE EDGE VOL. 02 (cd) 85550
2000. Vidna Obmana,Artemiy Artemiev, Ozone Player, Nebelnest e.a..
$ 12.75 / UKP 9.49 / EURO 10.90
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=85550

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
V/A - MUSIC FROM THE EDGE VOL. 03 (cd) 82428
2000. Vir Unis,Cyber Zen Sound Engine, Dave Fulton, Kevin Leonard e.a..
$ 12.75 / UKP 9.49 / EURO 10.90
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=82428

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
V/A - MUSIC FROM THE EDGE VOL. 04 (2-cd) 61842
2001. Zinkl, Roach, Lambert, Frohmader and many others.
$ 16.25 / UKP 11.99 / EURO 13.90
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=61842

*(back) in stock *
Vitoulis, Sam - LE VOYAGE (cd) 72942
1987/2005. Re-issue.
$ 13.75 / UKP 10.25 / EURO 11.90
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=72942

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37443 - Rich, Robert - Nest (cd)

This album was firstly announced by Robert Rich on his website at the
end of August and by his words it reminded him the place he was about
30 years ago when recording works like "Trances/Drones" or "Inner
Landscapes". My jaws dropped immediately, I was counting every day and
couldn't wait to explore the next chapter of Robert's more atmospheric
fragranced works. Inspired by the natural wonders during Robert's
Australian Tour in January/February 2012, "Nest" unfolds with utterly
tranquil ambience "Memories Of Wandering, Part 1", precisely bridging
wonderfully captivating nature sounds with pristine and luscious piano
and trademarking, quietly soaring flute-like sounds. Symphony of
chirping bird sounds with gentle rain drops with Robert's virtuosity
immerses immediately each listener into dense forest, and even if the
night falls, this scenery is absolutely beautiful and contemplative.
This peaceful sonic postcard overlaps also to the second part of
"Memories Of Wandering", this time less organic, but still deeply
soothing with quiet interplay of piano and washes, safely guarded by
intangible choirs. This magically colorful sonic stillness holds each
journeyer in highly relaxed frame of mind. Amazing flute wizardry
invades "Seeking Eden", it's mysteriously yearning and primordial and
is as good as anything Robert has recorded with this ancient wind
instrument. Hauntingly evocative landscapes are explored through this
powerfully distinctive electro-acoustic fusion. "Moss Carpet, Sky
Blanket" dives deeply into subterranean realms with gently tinkling
bells supported by deeper hissy natural soundscapes and masterful lap
steel guitar techniques, sounding nearly like some voice roars. This
is Robert Rich at his best and most meditative!!! The next
composition, "Generosity Of Solitude", is again divided in two parts,
clocking over 8 and 11 minutes. The first part, with piano, drones and
occasional bells, is again wrapped by h issy blankets. A quite minimal
and silent piece, but incredibly intimate and reflective, and
enormously soothing. The second part keeps on the minimal, but
effective route, where hazy nature sounds appear rather sporadically,
with sparse piano textures interplaying with serenely expansive drones
and soaring flute sounds, deeply immersing and bringing back nostalgic
moments. Few distant, sort of thunder-like disruptions attractively
color this piece as well. Meditative bell sounds and deep drones
announce "The Gate Is Open", but soon cinematic drifts along with
expressive lap steel guitar artistry join the stage for another highly
distinguishing and intense listening experience, a journey showcasing
extraordinary innate ability and perfection. "Memories Of Home" get
close to 14-minute mark and close this triumphant performance with
another expertly harmonizing mixture of piano, drones and flutes,
surrounded by a tranquil atmosphere of cicadas and raindrops. "Nest"
is musically beauti ful and utterly captivating, accomplishing highly
sophisticated balance between instrumentation and field recordings.
"Nest" will resonate in my ears for many more hours. And my eyes are
delighted again thanks to the gorgeous artwork by John Bergin,
frequent designer of Robert Rich's releases. "Nest" is an essential
listening for any quiet activity and another virtuoso performance by
Robert Rich, one of the giants of the genre!!!
Richard Gürtler (Nov 11, 2012, Bratislava, Slovakia)

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65777 - Havdis - Hidden Islands (cd)

Promising and fastly expanding Swedish Gterma label keeps on striking
and brings here another exciting new project, this time a Norwegian
drone addicts acting under the moniker of Havdis. The image of misty
seascape with island on the cover artwork is precisely displayed by
the opening drones of "Beluga". I am immediately diving into the
shadowy arctic waters to experience a truly spectacular adventure of
seeing and hearing small, gracefully floating majestic and playful
white whales, known as "Beluga". Rather staticly floating, but slowly
cascading drones of "Beluga" introduce Havdis at its most
submerging!!! This enormously breathtaking sonic bliss overlaps also
to the next piece, a 19-minute long opus "Coast", when entering into
more textured dronescapes enriched by some ominous rumblings and
choirs on the distant back. This mysteriously infused composition
evokes immense coastal panoramas. I have no idea who is hidden behind
Havdis, but in any case they are offering a genuinely exciting
listening adventure!!! "Old Brown Boat", where distant
voice/choir-like sounds are gracefully gliding above deep organic
dronescapes. Fascinatingly visualizing piece and another masterful
appearance by Havdis!!! "Crossing A Quiet Fjord" is a 14 and half
minutes long composition, sculpted with warmly inviting, but grandiose
aerial washes, amazingly portraying its title. Highly cinematic
fjordscapes, filled with utterly tranquilizing essences, generate most
staggering images of magnificent plateau views of the surrounding
monumental winter sceneries with drifting clouds, majestic snow-capped
peaks and mirroring deep blue waters. Fragile piano at the end is a
beautiful outro. A sonic bliss # 4!!! Windy drones announce the next
composition entitled "Asleep At The Sea Of Tranquility", a truly
relaxing and poetic coastal walk through the carpets of mist, where
slowly moving peaceful drifts are enriched by expressive classical
piano. Dream like imagery is awaken and long forgotten memories are
returning. "There's Beauty In Sadness" is the shortest piece, clocking
to 5 and half minutes, an epic traversing intensely from more quiet
nostalgic passages to more dramatic crescendos. The journey ends with
gracious "Velvet Islands Lie Beyond", where aerial, more monotonous
washes are masterfully bridged with deeply submerging, nearly
hallucinogenic ripple and bubble sounds. Deeply mesmerizing finale!!!
As usual for all Gterma releases, the album is accompanied by 12-page
booklet with images stunningly supporting Havdis' aural expressions
and moods. Thank you so much for this exciting trip to the Norwegian
hinterlands!!! I didn't meet any trolls, but the rest was enormously
Richard Gürtler (Jun 17, 2012, Bratislava, Slovakia)

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37976 - Papen, Rob - Daydreamer (CD)

Rob Papen es, sobre todo, un diseñador sonoro, un constructor de
paisajes en forma de sonidos. No en vano muchos de los sintetizadores,
módulos y otras máquinas de hacer música profesionales más
prestigiosos llevan dentro muchos sonidos hechos por él. Nacido en
Holanda el mismo día en que Robert Moog mostró al mundo su primer
sintetizador musical, comenzó a trabajar de lleno en el mundo de los
sintetizadores electrónicos a los 15 años influenciado, como tantos
otros, por Tangerine Dream, Jean Michel Jarre, Giorgio Moroder, Klaus
Schulze o Vangelis. De hecho, el comienzo temprano en este particular
mundo de la música electrónica dio sus frutos pronto. Con 18 años y
formando parte del conocido grupo holandés Nova, consiguió su primer
número uno en el Benelux con el tema Aurora, de grato recuerdo para
los aficionados a la electrónica y el synth-pop. Asimismo formó parte
de Peru, un grupo paralelo a Nova, menos comercial pero que también
consigu ió un número 1 en Austria.

Paralelamente a su trabajo diseñando sonidos para sintetizadores y
colaborando en la producción y mezclas de trabajos de otros músicos
salió al mercado musical su primer Cd completamente en solitario el 9
de octubre del 2004. DayDreamer fue publicado en RPMusic, está
inspirado en la biblia y el cristianismo y en él podemos encontrar 40
minutos de auténtica electrónica. El perfil de Rob Papen como escultor
de sonidos se hace presente nada más comenzar a escuchar DayDreamer.
De hecho quizás es lo primero que me llamó la atención de este
trabajo. El sonido es completamente limpio y cristalino la música
tiene siempre un aspecto positivo. En ningún momento abusa de efectos
o superpone demasiadas pistas sonoras. En concordancia con otros
sintetistas procedentes de Holanda, sus temas se caracterizan por
tener una orientación hacia la melodía. Maranatha Song parece más
cercano a la música de Nova, Evening Song (Improvisation On Psalm-IV)
contiene una típica secuencia de bajo sintético y se desarrolla sobre
cerca de 7 minutos, incluyendo un sonido de flauta ligeramente
sintetizada, sonido que también utiliza en Effata "Be Opened", un tema
que suena étnico y casi juguetón. DayDreamer y Sion son temas más
cercanos a algunos electrónicos británicos. Isaiah (53:5) es una
pequeña joya en forma de acordes de cuerdas de algo menos de dos
minutos, mientras que Time, Times And Half a Time (el tema más largo
con casi 11 minutos y el que personalmente más me ha gustado) tiene
una escructura más sinfónica... Efectos y acordes durante cuatro
minutos hasta que la melodía sobre un delicioso sonido de teclado
"vintage" va introduciendo rítmica. Finalmente, a los 6 minutos el
tema se transforma en una mezcla de secuencia, acordes, sonido
melódico cristalino y percusiones pegadizas.
En definitiva, música de calidad de un sintetista que conoce a fondo
sus "máqunas de hacer música" y que consecuentemente, sabe sacar el
máximo provecho de sus interesantes ideas musicales.
2006. Jorge Sergio / articmist.org


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