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Hi All

Chuck is safe back in the US an working hard again for his Starsend
show and web site. He did a great review of the new Skoulaman.
http://www.starsend.org/NextStepInEvolution.html (permanent page)
http://www.starsend.org/update.html (one week only)

And he posted a video excerpt of hs E-Day 2018 concert.
Maybe it is something for your to check out.
At this stage we are planning to release this great concert as a CD.

New in is the new Erren Fleissig Schottler Steffen - Tidal Shift ..
A great new release from the guys who gave us Night on Ouddorp
and Ouddorp Takes . 2 releases that sold really well through Groove.
It is in this weeks Dreamscape Radio.

And also announced the new RAMP.
Ramp - No sleep 'til Wilmersdorf is again a only 222 Copies release.
Gone is gone!! So be on time to pre order.
Musically, there will again be a flawless "Bielefeld School" album,
which is firmly located in the Bielefeld suburb of Berlin in 1978/79,
when I visited the wall city with my parents (without kebab dreams,
but with GDR soda in orange red) and one While in Wilmersdorf spent.
That there in the immediate vicinity was not only the beat studio of
Thomas Kessler, where once Klaus Schulze, Manuel Göttsching and
Hartmut Enke to Ash Ra temple together, Edgar Froese with ribbon loops
At the time, I did not suspect Peter Baumann's Paragon Studio, Conny
Schnitzler's workshop and Michael Hoenig's Aura Studio within walking
distance - after all, I had come down to Düsseldorfer Strasse, and I
stood on a chapel from Dusseldorf Quite strangely enough, this is the
first time I've heard of the full-length highway, but that would be a
different story ...). Sonically, "Wilmersdorf" has become my personal
"Pet Sounds", as all my favorite sounds are gathered under one roof,
so various old synths from ARP, Moog, Oberheim and EMS, Elka Rhapsody
610 Strings, Rhodes Piano en masse, artificial head shots in the wild
, and of course more mellotron inserts, than may be good for blood
sugar levels. In order to create an authentic sound of that time, I
have a lot of time and effort in obtaining wonderful intoxicating,
tugging and generally cruel-sounding band echoes, spring reverbs and
phasers. As for the mix, I was inspired by contemporary works by
Dieter Dierks and Conny Plank. This does not stand out, but it does
not matter.

Announced is the new Live Node album .
It will be released on the 15th of May!!
Pre orders get a 10% discount!!
Synth supergroup Node don’t do things by halves so when they decided
to perform an all to rare concert in London in 2015 they chose non
other than the auspicious venue of the Royal College of Music. It’s
almost certain that those hallowed halls have not seen such an
assemblage of vintage and modular gear before, although indeed that
could be said of anywhere else one can care to imagine.

The four members of Node, maverick producer and sonic legend Flood,
renowned producer and composer Ed Buller, classically trained Doctor
of music Dave Bessell and Hollywood film composer Mel Wesson not only
have between them a vast arsenal of synth gear to draw upon but they
also know how to use it in a live performance. Indeed this is no mean
task as without the safety net of a backing track all those myriad
knobs, dials and switches have to be manually tuned and set up, a task
that took the intrepid quartet plus their road crew several hours to complete.

Why bother one may ask in this world of computers and plug ins? Well
simply because they can! This is a performance, a unique event never
to be repeated. It’s a show where the physical presence of all that
ancient, creaking analogue equipment is as much part of the
performance as the music itself. And of course there’s the sound these
instruments make, a huge pulsating wall of analogue warmth that can
rise from a delicate whisper to a mind numbing crescendo of noise at
the whim of the performers.

“Node Live” includes edits of four tracks from the concert as well as
a bonus piece recorded at the groups rehearsal for the event. Released
as a limited edition run of 2,000 copies in a beautiful fold out
digipak featuring a stunning widescreen live group photo spread across
the front and a photographic booklet enclosed this is a must for
lovers of Berlin School inspired sequencer music.

01 Shinkansen North 14:17
02 Perpertuum Mobile 1 13:23
03 Arrival 12:17
04 Shinkansen South 13:39
05 Perpetuum Mobile 2 12:11
Total Time: 66:29

Thanks for your time
Ron Boots

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

These products are NEW in our catalog. Further in this newsletter are more details.
Age - Escales (cd)
Gert Emmens & Ruud Heij - Galaxis (digipak) (3-cd)
Erren Fleissig Schottler Steffen - Tidal Shift (cd)
Faber - Monumentum (cdr)
Free System Projekt & others - Spoon Forest (cd)
Keller & Schonwalder & friends - Repelen Revisited (digipak) (cd)
Lensflare - Mount Abora (cdr)
Ken Martin - Quadrivium (cdr)
MoonSatellite - Strange Music (cdr)
Node - NODE lIVE (cd)
Otarion - Under Surface (cd)
Peter Challoner - Subsequence (digipak) (cdr)
Polaris - Desert Run (digipak) (cd)
Ramp - No sleep 'til Wilmersdorf (ltd. edition) (cd)
SpiralDreams - Metropolis (cdr)
Ulrich Schnauss & Mark Peters - Tomorrow Is Another Day (digipak) (cd)
V/A - Schallwelle Die Beste aus 10 Jahren (2-cd)
V/A - Tone Science Module No.1 Structure and Forces (cd)
Vanderson - Sequenced Thoughts (cd)
Chuck van Zyl - Recitals Volume 2 (digipak) (2-cd)

These products are decreased in price. Further in this newsletter are more details.
Cosmic Hoffmann - Astral journey (cdr) $14.99 , £10.49 , €11.90
Cosmic Hoffmann - Best of... (cd) $14.99 , £10.49 , €11.90
Cosmic Hoffmann - Beyond the galaxy (cd) $14.99 , £10.49 , €11.90
Cosmic Hoffmann - Electric trick (cd) $14.99 , £10.49 , €11.90
Cosmic Hoffmann - Hypernova (cdr) $14.99 , £10.49 , €11.90
Cosmic Hoffmann - Shiva connection (cdr) $14.99 , £10.49 , €11.90
Cosmic Hoffmann - Space gems (cdr) $14.99 , £10.49 , €11.90
Klaus Hoffmann-Hoock & Fassbender - Heartbeat (cdr) $14.99 , £10.49 , €11.90
Klaus Hoffmann-Hoock & friends - Psychedelic breakfast (cdr) $14.99 , £10.49 , €11.90
Ulrich Schnauss - A long way to fall (cd) $21.25 , £14.99 , €16.90
Ulrich Schnauss - Missing deadlines (digipak) (cd) $19.99 , £13.99 , €15.90
Ulrich Schnauss - No Further ahead than today (cd) $21.25 , £14.99 , €16.90
Ulrich Schnauss - Underrated Silence (cd) $21.99 , £15.49 , €17.50
Ulrich Schnauss & Mark Peters - Tomorrow Is Another Day (digipak) (cd) $22.49 , £15.75 , €17.90

====== Dreamscape Radio =======
Dreamscape Radio show 445 is online.
With music from FSP, Emmens, Heij, EFSS e.a.
You can find Dreamscape here. http://www.dreamscaperadio.nl

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     NON-GROOVE UNLIMITED LABEL                                       
 1: V/A - Schallwelle Die Beste aus 10 Jahren (2-cd)               
 2: Peter Challoner - Subsequence (cdr)                               
 3: Chuck van Zyl - Recitals Volume 2 (2-cd)                          
 4: MoonSatellite - Strange Music (cdr)                
 5: Vanderson - Sequenced Thoughts (cd)                               
 6: Keller & Schonwalder & friends - Repelen Revisited (cd)           
 7: Klaus Schulze - Stars Are Burning (2-cd)                          
 8: Polaris - Desert Run (cd)                                         
 9: Erren Fleissig Schottler Steffen - Tidal Shift (cd)               
10: Ken Martin - Quadrivium (cdr)                                     
     GROOVE UNLIMITED LABEL                                           
 1: Ron Boots & others - An evening with friends (cd)         
 2: Age - Landscapes (cd)                                             
 3: Skoulaman - Next Step in Evolution (cd)                           
 4: Wavestar II - Nightwinds (cd)                                     
 5: V/A - Out there lies the truth (cd)                               
 6: Patrick Kosmos - Monument (cd)                                    
 7: Beyond Berlin - Fine Tunes (cd)      
 8: Arcane - E-Day 2017 (cd)                                          
 9: Robin Banks & Steve Smith - Stealing time (cd)                    
10: Stephan Whitlan & Ron Boots - Seven Days (cd)                     
======= Reviews ======
gr-246 John Dyson, Paul Ward and Stephen Whitlan - Nightwinds

Wavestar II sees John Dyson accompanied by accomplished composers and
studio-technicians Paul Ward and Stephen Whitlan continuing the sonic
quest where Wavestar left us many years ago.
“Nightwinds” contains 78 minutes of warm, melodic and accessible
electronic music John Dyson had been working on for long (but never
was able to finish properly) with some of JD’s fine e-guitar work and
solos here and there, “Track of Time” being a very fine example.“The
Velocity of Time” following next is another pinnacle which sees Mr
Dyson’s execute various triumphant, interlocking solos recalling the
hay days of good old Wavestar. “Reprise” (dedicated to John’s deceased
partner Jack) starts out with intro of Wavestar’s classic track
“U.F.O.”, then evolving into majestic, symphonic sphere and farscapes
with cinematic hints. The album concludes with the 22-minute epic
title track beginning with slow building synth textures and gentle
guitar playing layin g down a smooth blanket of warm atmospheres in
the first half. The next 5-6 minutes features grand orchestral drama
before the trio returns back to the starting point building a lovely
celebratory-symphonic finale of the theme again including rapid
sequencing and John’s enthusiast and signature soloing.
Both Wavestar II and “Nightwinds” make a strong and appealing
statement. I, and I’m sure many with me, would love to see this and
more performed live sometime...Last but not least, thanks so much guys
for resurrecting Wavestar.

Bert Strolenberg/SonicImmersion.org

======= Reviews ======
47454 Lensflare - La Valle dell Inferno

La Valle Dell’Inferno – (The Inferno Valley)

The ancient Tivoli acropolis dominates the “Aniene Valley” opening
towards Rome.
The river Aniene crosses the city and its waters are used to feed the
wonderful fountains of “Villa d’Este”, among the others.
Then it flows to the great waterfall which is part of “Villa
Gregoriana”, directly in the “Inferno Valley” which, being full of
luxuriant and exotic plants, and immerged in the mist created by the
waterfall, remembers the Dante’s Hell to the visitors.
It’s the meeting point of the two side of the Catillo mountain which
protects the Acropolis. It’s like a large cleft in the rock hundreds
meters high, opening towards the Aniene Valley.
This is an inspiring place, full of mysteries and which provokes
strong feelings to the visitors due to his deepness, his obscurity and
dominated by the Great Waterfall which fill the landscape with its majestic.
From here, the Aniene rivers flows into the following Aniene Valley,
where after some kilometres meet the River Tevere in Rome.

1 – Acropoli 09:06

The track opens with windy effects that lead the listener directly on
the panoramic view on the Aniene Valley that the Acropolis gives to
the visitors. The wind raising from the valley takes the vital
moisture from the Tyrrhenian sea.
A gentle arpeggio duets with delayed synths to deliver memories of
times passed, while crossroads of analogic and digital prepared synths
creates the path you are walking in history.
While walking towards north, across the city, the windy effect
disappears being shielded by the city walls.
The harmony remains cyclic as the time itself is.
Every wall, every street, every building here is a witness of
thousands cultures and years passed.
When arriving to the other side of the acropolis, under the mountain
Catillo’s side, the windy effect comes back, raising from the Infer no Valley.

2 – Il Tempio della Sibilla 16:03

The Sybil Temple is the first building the visitor can see here,
miraculously protruding towards the cliff.
Atmospheres are deep and scary. The Sybil was the expression of God’s
will, and you are entering her home.
Reverberating riff from a faint synth voice talks like a prophecy,
while distant bass rhythms rebound in the air all around.
Mysterious semblances wave all around, and the mysticism of a scared
place is perfectly tangible, represented by Solina strings sections
intertwined with Wavetable oscillator sweeps.
At the end, the Sybil has released her prediction. Announced with a
bass synth glider, the chant of the Sybil herself expresses itself in
an Ionian scaled analogic synthesizer voice.

3 – La Grande Cascata 13:09

At the right of the Temple the river Aniene falls with astonishing
power within the Inferno Valley.
Airy and spatial pads open the track, while a synth staccato marks the
steps of the visitor while climbing down the Villa Gregoriana’s gardens.
The mighty waterfall unveil itself in a triumph of Mellotron choirs
and Synth base. Mist is all around and a swirling synth effect
reproduces the estranged feeling of the visitor in front of such a
powerful natural show.
A constant sequencer base, modulated in filter cut-off frequency
opening accompanies the visitor through the descent and prepares him
to the sight of the waterfall from its middle section.
Here the tone remains epic, revealing the majestic of the view in all
its strength.
Finally, the descent comes to its end and the view of the waterfall
from its base is a syncretism of water mist and terrific vegetation
all around. Plenty of synth pads swell all around rocking the listener
as immerged in a primordial broth, while intersecting with some
“Wakeman Style” moogish synth and FM-prepared effects.

4 – La Grotta delle Sirene 07:46

The last act of the experience is in front of the “Sirens’ cave”.
Here underground rivers flow into the light and enter in the Earth’s
womb again.
String sections rise in the quiet of the cave, protecting the visitor
from the waterfall’s racket.
Melodies of synths dancing together in a slow and gentle ballet
reproduce the water’s sinuous movement between the rocks.
The sight of the water flowing out and in the cave is rhythmed by the
bass sequenced and transposed between the notes. The Symphony is
brought by a square wave based synth playing on LFO’ed effects waving
all around, leaving the visitor with the awareness to be part of
something bigger than himself.

======= Concerts =======

An Evening with Ron & John
"Anything could happen..."
Ron Boots and John Kerr, two well-known names in the synthesizer music
(EM) world, will be improvising in the theatre 't Tejaterke in Best,
The Netherlands on Saturday evening May 12th 2018.
The program will be 100% live, unrehearsed, spontaneous, improvised
and hopefully a whole lot of fun. The evening will be recorded and
maybe later released as a CD album, but that depends upon the results
of course! If you would like to be part of this rather special event, please
hurry and reserve your place as the theatre is small and intimate...
and full is full! HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!
Tickets are still available here: http://AnEveningWith.JohnKerr.nl
or here: https://shop.groove.nl/new-years-party-2018?vmcchk=1

And a very special free evening of brilliant EM in Belgium!
Cosmic Nights 2018!
Galactic Underground/RHEA and Ron Boots live @ Brussels Planetarium.
Saturday 19-5-2018 !!
Free entrance and a free CD for every visitor!
The CD will contain unique tracks from the performing acts of the evening.
So.... don't miss this galactic journey through time and space !
for more info mail or visit This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it / http://rheabvba.be

======= Downloads =======
All new Groove Releases from E-Day 2018 are now also
on the Download site. https://shop.groove.nl/
Here are the new entries:

Skoulaman - Next Steps in Evolution

Patrick Kosmos - Monument

AGE - Landscapes

Wavestar II - Nightwinds

You can find them here.
Easy to order and download!!

 ======= NEW and CHANGED ======
Additions and changes from March 8 2018 till April 15 2018

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Age - ESCALES (cd) 78892
2017. Brilliant cosmic music..
$ 18.75 / UKP 13.25 / EURO 14.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=78892

*review added *
Age - LANDSCAPES (cd) gr-248
$ 18.49 / UKP 12.99 / EURO 14.75
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=gr-248

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Emmens, Gert & Heij, Ruud - GALAXIS (3-cd) 42045
2018. Epic 3 CD release by Ditcu guys Emmens and Heij!!.
$ 36.25 / UKP 25.49 / EURO 29
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=42045

*new entry / (back) in stock *
Erren Fleissig Schottler Steffen - TIDAL SHIFT (cd) 30385
2018. Great Berlin School!.
$ 18.75 / UKP 13.25 / EURO 14.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=30385

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Faber - MONUMENTUM (cdr) 26293
The 13th Album of Faber..
$ 18.25 / UKP 12.75 / EURO 14.50
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=26293

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Free System Projekt & others - SPOON FOREST (cd) 26697
$ 19.99 / UKP 13.99 / EURO 15.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=26697

*new entry *
Keller & Schonwalder & friends - REPELEN REVISITED (cd) 70274
2018. Recordings from 2011 and 2016 rehersals for Repelen of these years..
$ 19.99 / UKP 13.99 / EURO 15.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=70274

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Lensflare - MOUNT ABORA (cdr) 15054
2018. 80's Schulze style.
$ 17.25 / UKP 12.25 / EURO 13.75
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=15054

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Martin, Ken - QUADRIVIUM (cdr) 27986
2018. Retro Berlin School with solid Moog sounds.
$ 17.25 / UKP 12.25 / EURO 13.75
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=27986

*(back) in stock *
McLion, Charly - NATURE OF THE UNIVERSE (cd) 25091
2001. Solo album of Double Fantasy member.
$ 16.25 / UKP 11.49 / EURO 12.90
We have only ONE copy, so order fast!
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=25091

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
MoonSatellite - STRANGE MUSIC (cdr) 75725
2018. This is the perfect mix between Jarre and Berlin School recommended.
$ 19.49 / UKP 13.75 / EURO 15.49
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=75725

*(back) in stock *
Narcosis - NARCOSIS (cd) 89469
2007. Stephan Whitlan and Steve Jenkins (like an AirSculpture/Wavestar cross).
$ 18.75 / UKP 13.25 / EURO 14.90
Details/soundclip/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=89469

*(back) in stock *
Negraszus, Guido - MEMORIES & DREAMS VOL.3 (cd) 36124
2006. Strong melodies, gentle beats.
$ 18.75 / UKP 13.25 / EURO 14.90
We have only ONE copy, so don't order too late!
Details/soundclip/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=36124

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Node - NODE LIVE (cd) 69313
2018. NODE lIVE FROM 2015!.
Release date: MAY 2018
$ 18.49 / UKP 12.99 / EURO 14.75
Details/soundclip/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=69313

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Otarion - UNDER SURFACE (cd) 89096
$ 18.25 / UKP 12.75 / EURO 14.50
Details/soundclip/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=89096

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Peter Challoner - SUBSEQUENCE (cdr) 59182
2018. One of the revelations of E-Day 2018!.
$ 16.99 / UKP 11.99 / EURO 13.49
Details/soundclip/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=59182

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Polaris - DESERT RUN (cd) 35912
2018. Great electronic music full of passion.
$ 17.49 / UKP 12.25 / EURO 13.90
Details/soundclip/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=35912

*(back) in stock *
Radio Massacre International - DO ELECTRIC SHEEP DREAM OF SPACE-ROCK?
(cdr) 58902
2015. The new RMI.
$ 23.75 / UKP 16.75 / EURO 18.90
These are the LAST copies!!
Details/soundclip/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=58902

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
2018. If you like RMI, Redshift etc this is the one to get in that
style. Only 222 copies so be on time to get this!!.
Limited edition of 300.
$ 19.99 / UKP 13.99 / EURO 15.90
Details/soundclip/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=89978

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
SpiralDreams - METROPOLIS (cdr) 67454
2018. One of his most Sequencer driven albums.
$ 17.25 / UKP 12.25 / EURO 13.75
Details/soundclip/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=67454

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
2018. Here the final last copies!!!.
$ 24.99 / UKP 17.49 / EURO 19.90
Details/soundclip/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=10974

*new entry / new in stock *
2018. With Tone Science we have a great set of unique tracks by an
even unique amount of Musicians.
$ 18.75 / UKP 13.25 / EURO 14.90
Details/soundclip/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=27650

*new entry *
Vanderson - SEQUENCED THOUGHTS (cd) 42019
2018. TD-like music from the end eighties.
$ 18.25 / UKP 12.75 / EURO 14.50
Details/soundclip/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=42019

*(back) in stock *
Whitlan, Stephan - K2PROJECT (cd) 22998
1998. With Keith Corbett.
$ 16.25 / UKP 11.49 / EURO 12.90
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=22998

*(back) in stock *
Whitlan, Stephan - MAP REFERENCE (cd) 21419
1996. Retro sequencing, inventive soloing.
$ 18.75 / UKP 13.25 / EURO 14.90
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=21419

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Zyl, Chuck van - RECITALS VOLUME 2 (2-cd) 44496
2018. Berlin School the USA way, Great music..
$ 23.75 / UKP 16.75 / EURO 18.90
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=44496

 ====== Groove info =====
If you missed the last E-News issues they are ALL also on-line!!

===== Where to get Groove =====
As all know you can get all Groove titles on out website www.groove.nl
And for those who like to buy the music as a download we have of coarse the
following outlets:

Most Groove releases are also available as Downloads on the Groove
Download page.
Go to https://shop.groove.nl/ and shop around,
But there are also releases by many other artists among them John Kerr, Remy.

For those who are a costumer of CD Baby we have also a lot of titles there
for in their program and we try to keep up with the stock there..
And they are also available through I-Tunes and Amazon downloads!
These have been added this year.

Groove is now also on Bandcamp.
The last months we have added new titles and we are adding them daily
if the time allows!
You can now order from bandcamp and I hope to add new titles fast!!

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