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Hi All.

We are proud to announce the second act for E-Day 2012.
Steve Dinsdale of Radio Massacre International will give his first
solo performance!
Well known from his contributions with RMI he already has some very good
solo albums on his name with City 21 and New Church!!
In which direction the performance will go is going to be a surprise!
So come and join us on the 28th of April in The Enck.
Ticket sales have started!!

Also some exciting new entries in our Catalog, we have added the first
Blue-Ray disks by Tangerine Dream, London Eye Concert and One Night in Space!!
We can now also get the first LOOM release 100001 a limited CD-single.
And we have heard that the Live recording of E-Live is in the final
stages of release. And we can reorder again Klaus Schulze's - Picture music.

And this week we have a special offer on HEMISPHERE music.
All HEMISPHERE titles have a special 20% off this week.
That means that many of his great CDs are now less the € 8.00!!

And I have heard the new music of Gert Emmens :-)
Boy are the ones going to be happy who love his music.
It's different, exciting but still Gert his music. We hope to announce
and add it to the catalog in the coming weeks!!

And in the annual Schallwende Elections Groove did again very well!!
With over 5000 votes it might well be the biggest elections in the EM Scene.
Here are the official nominees!!

Musicians national:
F. D. Project (Frank Dorittke)
Picture Palace Music
Schmoelling, Johannes
Tangerine Dream

CDs national
5vor12 - Pyramid Peak
In mutatio tempora - Matzumi
Metropolis Poetry - Picture Palace Music
Subseziser - Uwe Reckzeh
Time & Tide - Johannes Schmoelling

Musicians international:
Glenn Main
Steve Schroyder & Jozef Skrzek
Remy Stroomer
Eric van der Heijden
Ron Boots

CDs international
Apollo - Synth.NL
Dal Segno - Eric van der Heijden
Erdenklang & Sternentanz - Gandalf
Exit Strategy - Ian Boddy & Parallel Worlds
The Great Church Trilogy - Remy

Remember Green (Steen Chorchendorff Jorgensen / Remember Green) DK
TAX 5 (Stephan Schällmann) CH
Yog Sothoth (Michael Wilkes) D

Congratulations to all nominees and now we wait and see who walks away
with the prices!!

For those who want more information on news and releases check the
www.groove.nl page you get an instant view of new added releases,
if you click on the picture or title you will
be directed to the order page of the old catalog.

Same goes for the CD-SHOP button, that will bring you right in the middle
of the Groove catalog with all the Alphabet in front of you.
On the "What's New" page on the Catalog side of the Groove page you
can still find new information about price drops and reviews etc, so
if you want to keep up to date at all time also check that page regularly!!

Dreamscape Radio has music this week from the following artists:
Rainbow Serpent, Remember Green, Wave World, Quadra, Hemisphere e.a.
e.a Dreamscape Radio show 175 is now on-line.

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.

4m33s - Time (cdr)
Jerome Froese - Einzelkind (ltd. edition) (cd single)
LOOM is Johannes Schmoelling & Jerome Froese - 100 001
Klaus Schulze - Picture music (cd)
Tangerine Dream - London eye concert (Blueray) (blueray)
Tangerine Dream - One Night in Space (Blueray) (blueray)
Suzanne Ciani - Lixiviation (cd)
Ian Boddy & Erik Wøllo - Frontiers (cd)
Keller & Schonwalder & Broekhuis - Hampshire Jam (cdr)
Steve Roach - Groove Immersion (cd)
Sam Rosenthal - Passage (cd)
Robert Schroeder - D.MO VOL. 3 (cd)
Asmus Tietchens - Das fest ist zuende. Aus. (cd)
Asmus Tietchens - Nottorno (cd)
Asmus Tietchens - Sinkende Schwimmer (cd)
TM Solver - Line On Glass (cdr)

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

Jerome Froese - Preventive medicine (ltd. edition) (cd single) $18.25
, £13.49 , €15.40
Jerome Froese - Shiver me timbers (cd) $21.25 , £15.75 , €17.90
Kitaro - Mandala (cd) $11.75 , £8.75 , €9.90
TDJ Rome - Unpleasant poems (cd) $20.25 , £14.99 , €16.90
Sonic Ambience - Images I (the picture) (cdr) $16.75 , £12.75 , €14.50
Frank Specht - Sebastian im Traum (cdr) $16.75 , £12.75 , €14.50
Rene Splinter - Almery (amaray case) (cdr) $16.75 , £12.75 , €14.50
Rene Splinter - Transit realities (amaray case) (cdr) $16.75 , £12.75 , €14.50
Star Sounds Orchestra - Fantasia Mysterica (cdr) $16.75 , £12.75 , €14.50
Godfried Stockman - Sequences on request (cdr) $16.75 , £12.75 , €14.50
Stockman & Mac of Bionight - Solar mission (cdr) $16.75 , £12.75 , €14.50
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Syn - Thru the syngate (cdr) $16.75 , £12.75 , €14.50
Synco - Evolution of events (cdr) $16.75 , £12.75 , €14.50
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TMA - Sequentrips (cdr) $16.75 , £12.75 , €14.50
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Traumklang - Beyond the surface (cdr) $16.75 , £12.75 , €14.50
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V/A - When thunder sleeps (cd) $5.75 , £4.49 , €4.90
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Vanderson - Anything can happen (cdr) $16.75 , £12.75 , €14.50
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Erez Yaary - Synergos (cdr) $16.75 , £12.75 , €14.50
You - Benaki cycles (cd) $14.49 , £10.99 , €12.50

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E-DAY 2012 - 28TH!! of April.
Second act to be announced is!!
STEVE DINSDALE (member of Radio Massacre International)
Advanced booking now open.
Tickets are 26 Euro pre-sale price
At the box office the price will be 34 Euro.

STEVE DINSDALE (member of Radio Massacre International)

You can order tickets until 20th of April 2012,
Bank information :
Pre-sale tickets:
For Dutch.
113711557 tnv Goove Unlimited te Best

For Belgium.
Fortis Bank, België
Agentschap Hamont 41280.5
Accountnr.: 001-3797310-30
Ron Boots / Groove Unlimited, Best, NL

For German
Empfaenger: Groove Unlimited, Best, NL
Kontonr. des Empfaengers: 2803700012
Institut des Empfaengers: Raiffeisenbank Heinsberg
BLZ des Empfaengersinstituts: 37069412

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Liebe Freunde der Elektronischen Musik!

Bereits zum vierten Mal findet sie nun statt, die
Schallwelle-Preisverleihung 2012!
Am 10.03.2012 wollen wir sie gemeinsam mit Dir, Ihnen und Euch feiern
und laden herzlich dazu ein, zusammen mit der deutschen und
europäischen Elektronik-Szene die Preise für das Jahr 2011 zu vergeben.
Im Planetarium Bochum, steht uns mit der Projektions- und
Audio-Technik ein idealer Veranstaltungsort zur Verfügung, der uns
eine besondere und feierliche Atmosphäre ermöglicht. Neben der
eigentlichen Preisverleihung findet natürlich auch wieder das Meet &
Greet für die vielen Künstler, Medienmacher und aktive Beteiligte
dieses Musikgenres statt.

In diesem Jahr haben wir 2 Sonderpreisträger: Johannes Schmoelling und
Uwe Saher, aka. Brainwork.
Die drei Kurz-Konzerte von Michel Huygen (aka. Neuronium), Spanien,
Frank van Bogaert, Belgien und Erik Wøllo, Norwegen bilden den
perfekten Rahmen für einen spannenden Abend.

Sylvia Sommerfeld und Stefan Erbe

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The new jukebox contains 226 titles.
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1: Keller & Schonwalder & Broekhuis - Hampshire Jam (cdr)
2: Ian Boddy & Erik Wøllo - Frontiers (cd)
3: LOOM is Johannes Schmoelling & Jerome Froese - 100 001 (cd single)
4: Robert Schroeder - D.MO VOL. 3 (cd)
5: Tangerine Dream - Island of the fay (cd)
6: Tangerine Dream - Finnegans Wake - James Joyce (cd)
7: Tangerine Dream - One Night in Space (Blueray) (blueray)
8: TM Solver - Line On Glass (cdr)
9: Ulrich Schnauss - Underrated Silence (cd)
10: Jerome Froese - Einzelkind (cd single)

1: Ron Boots - From the forgotten rooms of a lonely house (cd)
2: Ron Boots - Ante Oculos (cd)
3: MorPheusz - Garden Gnomes and Goblins (cd)
4: MorPheusz - Days of delirium & nocturnal nightmares (cd)
5: Rene Splinter - Singularities (cd)
6: Ron Boots - La caída de hormigón (cd)
7: Gert Emmens - Nearest faraway place vol. 1 (cd)
8: Michael Stearns - Floating whispers (cd)
9: Ron Boots & John Kerr - Offshore islands (cd)
10: Synth.nl - Apollo (cd)

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Additions and changes from January 28 2012 till February 5 2012

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
4m33s - TIME (cdr) 86629
2009. Wunderful slow pieces with some additional Sequencing!!.
$ 15.49 / UKP 11.49 / EURO 12.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=86629

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Froese, Jerome - EINZELKIND (cd single) 40087
2010. Contains 2 new tracks..
Limited edition of 500.
$ 12.99 / UKP 9.75 / EURO 10.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=40087

*new in stock *
Kistenmacher, Bernd - ANTIMATTER (cd) 32972
2012. A new masterpiece by Bernd..
$ 17.75 / UKP 13.25 / EURO 14.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=32972

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Loom - 100 001 (cd single) 42758
2011. Contains 4 new tracks, presented at the E-Live 2011. Fantastic music!!.
Limited edition of 500.
$ 14.25 / UKP 10.49 / EURO 11.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=42758

*new in stock *
Namlook, Pete - PEARL 4 (2-cd) 32620
2011. Fax PK 08/198. DTS 5.1 and stereo cd version.
Complete worlds of overtones unfold and create a deep atmosphere.
Limited edition of 300.
$ 35.25 / UKP 26.25 / EURO 29.75
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=32620

*new in stock *
Rother, Anthony - 62 MINUTES ON MARS (cd) 72294
2011. FAX PS 08/125. Brand new album by Ambient specialist Anthony Rother.
Limited edition of 300.
$ 19.49 / UKP 14.49 / EURO 16.40
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=72294

*new entry *
Schulze, Klaus - PICTURE MUSIC (cd) 74507
1997. Interesting experimental Spalax version.
$ 19.75 / UKP 14.49 / EURO 16.50
Details/soundclip/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=74507

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Tangerine Dream - LONDON EYE CONCERT (BLUERAY) (blueray) 11472
$ 26.25 / UKP 19.25 / EURO 22
Details/soundclip/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=11472

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Tangerine Dream - ONE NIGHT IN SPACE (BLUERAY) (blueray) 66910
$ 26.25 / UKP 19.25 / EURO 22
Details/soundclip/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=66910

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20738 - Pyramid Peak - 5vor12

A floating shadow escapes from a somber wave made of sinuous arcs to
roam in a cosmos filled by crystalline tones. Breaths and lunar waves
sweep the black horizon, caressing at the passage white noises which
sparkle under the glances dumbfounded by the breaths of morphic
synths. Such as glances from cosmic sea lighthouse, the spatial waves
crisscross and make love in a soft whirlwind of the moon, filling the
oblong spatial intro of "Dr Blofeld Und Die Waldorf Schüler" of a
bewitching psychedelicosmic character. And a little before the 4th
minute, we can hear the cracklings to shiver. They flee the threat of
an echoing sequential approach and the percussions which fall with a
nervous fright, guiding "Dr Blofeld Und Die Waldorf Schüler" towards
the rhythms so characteristics of Pyramid Peak. Sequences subdivide
their striking and their tonal approaches, moulding a superb rhythmic
approach where spasmodic and chipped momentums fall in a striki ng
rhythmic pattern with percussions which leave no chance and choirs
which are wrapping the fury of it unite their intensities to shape the
captivating musical universe of Pyramid Peak. According to the guide
of rhythms and melodies from the musical textbook of Pyramid Peak, "Dr
Blofeld Und Die Waldorf Schüler" continues his ascension with
melodious synth lines which sing and float over the curt and hammered
rhythms, to run finally aground in the gaps of a finale without land.
If you still don't know Pyramid Peak, or Axel Stupplich, "Dr Blofeld
Und Die Waldorf Schüler" is the perfect comparable of what we would
find on the first 7 opuses of the Berlin group which makes since
Atmosphere in 1998 a delicious EM allying ambiances, rhythms and
melodies. And 5Vor12, an acronym depicting the habit of the trio to
end any project on borderline (midnight minus five), is a good
continuity in the career of the Peak. "Tears of Joy" proposes another
floating intro where Max ''Maxxess'' Schiefele's guitar sculptures
abstracted territories with floating solos à la David Gilmour which
cry and sing among vaporous waltzing and morphic synth layers. Out of
tears and breaths the guitar calms down a bit before the 7th minute
sot, leading "Tears of Joy" towards a rhythmic of steel where the
striking alternate with an icy surgical precision. Synth solos
whistle and coo above this chaotic rhythm among which the percussions
strikes and sequences shape a powerful break sequencing tempo.
Recorded at the Bochum Planetarium concert in 2010, "Lichtermeer"
begins with synth waves which enlace and rush into a musical
nothingness with intensity. Some delicious nasal tones of the Middle
East fragrances pierce this sound veil while that weak sequences try a
shy rhythmic breakthrough. Crossed by iridescent sound arcs and rocked
by dumb voices and angelic mists, the intro of "Lichtermeer" wakes up
little by little to the timid palpitations which drive towards the
deaf and echoing striking of a lascivious rhythm. Tinted with felt,
the percussions fall with the correctness of the hypnotic movements
while sequences draw stroboscopic circles which turn with hesitation
in an intense veil of mist and synth wave. Between its oniric rhythms
and its ethereal ambiances, "Lichtermeer" evolves by phase; passing
from floating to lascivious to fall in the heavy atmospheres of a
cosmos fill by eclectic tones to end its crusade of sounds and
ambiances in the rhythms and the melodies of the Peak style. "Random
Event Reloaded" is a refreshed version of the Random Event title track
released in 2000. The intro is encircled by synth solos which are
entwining idly in a superb iridescent mist. The roaring come from far
and they ooze of a cosmic passion which extends until the powerful
alternating keys of a heavy sequencer. Then the keys get subdivided,
crisscrossed and stamped on themselves, spreading out a rhythmic maze
which increases with the arrival of another sequential line which
pounds a rhythm of lead. And the last 5 minutes of "Random Event
Reloaded" are a pure stylistic composition on the art of sequencing
and electronic rhythm. It's heavy, powerful, very catchy and it tears
up the paint of the walls. Another title recorded during the Bochum
Planetarium concert, "5vor12" is a nice electronic ballad which
reminds me a lot the area of the Dream on White Eagle with a beautiful
melodious sequencing pattern which sculptures a supple and fluid
rhythm. Maxxess ' guitar throws some good solos which bind themselves
marvellously with those, more spectral, of synths.
God that feels good to listen to new Pyramid Peak. I like the music of
the Berlin trio which makes a good dosage of ambiances, as cosmic as
abstract, and rhythms, as balanced as unbridled, with melodious
approaches which always hang on to the pleasure of ears. 5VOR12 is a
good album which contains all the ingredients to satisfy the fans of
the Peak as well as to please those who like the electronic and
Teutonic period of the Dream. When to those who like the heavy and
black sequences of Ramp or Redshift, you will find your account with
an approach however more accessible there.

Sylvain Lupari - gutsofdarkness.com & synth&sequences.com

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gr-184 Smith, Steve - Phoenix Arising

Steve Smith is the 2nd half of Volt, a duet from England who presents
a heavy EM strongly influenced by Berlin School. With old friends;
Alan Ford on guitars and Sims on drums, Steve Smith took time
necessary to forge a stunning album filled by mesmerizing
cinematographic ambiances. Navigating between the fiery rhythms of
England School strongly influenced by Mark Shreeve and Redshift as
well as the ambiances more ethereal Berlin School, Phoenix Arising
explodes on progressive electronic rock structures while protecting
jealously a very poetic approach on 8 titles to evolutions as complex
as melodious.
A strong threatening wind blows on the introductory plains of "Spanish
Storm", awakening powerful thunders which tear the opaqueness of the
winds. Far off, we can hear an acoustic guitar drops its notes among
rainy drops. A sinuous reverberating synth wave bears this very
theatrical musical pattern, while the guitar draws a delicate Latin
approach and that the rhythm of "Spanish Storm" wakes up little by
little with fine Spanish tribal percussions which pound in the shade
of Alan Ford's notes. The drum deepens this embryonic and motionless
rhythmic approach which grows rich from a bed of gleaming sequences
which hiccup of a shy jerky flow. A splendid mellotron blows the lines
of an astral melody and the percussions fall. Embracing a delicious
harmonious crescendo, the rhythm of "Spanish Storm" sits astride our
imagination. Sometimes heavy and sometimes fluid, it rests in the
hollow of a romantic acoustic guitar or explodes in the solos of a
furious electric guitar, supported by powerful percussions, throbbing
sequences and a good bass line. This mixture of explosive and balanced
rhythms to ambiances as much cinematographic as ethereal feeds the
evolutionary structures and the catchy melodies of the 8 titles which
compose Phoenix Arising. Gleaming sequences abound on it. They open
the door to "Somewhere out There" which shines within multiple
sequential approaches. On a circular and ascending rhythm, they cross
and weave an at once melodious and intriguing musical pattern, digging
into the twilights of Redshift and Mark Shreeve. These influences are
the heart of this nice album, as we would hear later on "Instand
Recognition" and "Anticipation Long Distance". Sober, the guitars and
synths pour fine solos and sculpture beautiful melodies which sing and
hang to the various sequential approaches. According to this pattern
of progressive and divided rhythmic structure, "Clockwork Freries"
embraces the airs of an innocent bed song a bit malefic with
interposed sequences which bounce delicately under the breaths of a
slightly ghostly synth. Ambivalent, the rhythm runs on curt
percussions strikings while a dreamy guitar frees soft solos à la Al
DiMeola, allying a jazz rock to spectral moods.
Furious, "Inner City" adopts a little bit the powerful ride of a
little finale of "Spanish Storm" with vigorous sequences which
undulate keenly and solid percussions which hammer a heavy infernal
pace. Delicious, the synth throws beautiful melodious lines which
sound like spectral lamentations while the guitar speaks to us on an
emphatic rhythm where gleaming sequences add a cadenced depth to more
hued passages. It's a heavy and powerful title and it rides such as an
apocalyptic Western, quite as "Instand Recognition" which pounds on a
fine spasmodic sequential approach where the synth melodies take the
shapes of spectral lamentations. We easily guess here a strong
Redshift influence. Whispers lost in a gay-coloured intro bring
"Anticipation Long Distance" towards a beautiful melodious structure
which is similar to the universe of Tangerine Dream's ballads.
Hybrids, the sequences espouse fluty breaths or a strange unreel
nursery rhyme while a very melodious synth drops beautiful melodious
solos. The whole thing leans on a beautiful rhythmic structure where
bass and percussions support soberly a melodious structure which
deviates towards an apocalyptic finale, deserving of the universe of
Mark Shreeve and his Legion album. Speaking of ballad, "Deep
Depression" is a wonderful one. Everything stands on great music. The
rhythm is slow and holds a very melancholic tuneful approach, a little
as in David Wright's universe. The guitar is sublime. It floats above
this dreamlike structure, freeing fine solos which dance and sing on
keys in perdition. With its rhythm finely hatched and hesitating,
"Deep Depression" evolves with the sadness of its naming to ends in a
superb orchestral final where guitars solos whip mellotron choirs
which embrace a heavy and slow rhythm before diving back into the
echoing notes of a romantic piano. After a floating intro the slow
sequences of "Phoenix Arising" wiggle nervously, drawing a hoping
rhythm. Another sequential line, a bass o ne, joins this wriggling
carousel, preparing another progressive rhythmic ride which ends in
the breaths of a philharmonic synth and a guitar with sober solos.
Solid, striking and tinted by a cinematographic romance, Phoenix
Arising from Steve Smith and the Tylas Cyndrome is a very nice
surprise. On rhythms and ambiances in constant movement, Steve Smith
weaves an impressive musical scenario where the bases of EM flirt with
the heaviness and the poetic approaches of the England School style
and the sometimes complex and de stabilizing structures that we find in
a more progressive music. In brief, Phoenix Arising is an audacious
bet where the genres merge with a stunning fluidity, a little as to
open a door to a new style of EM. And this is not something that
evident to do. Phoenix Arising is a charming favorite and a nice hat
to Steve Smith.

Sylvain Lupari - gutsofdarkness.com & synth&sequences.com


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Groove Unlimited (Specializing in Electronic Music)
Ron Boots
Helmkruid 28
5684 HN Best
the Netherlands
Tel: +31 (0) 499 474711
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