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New Groove Unlimited Release
GR-262 - Awenson - Hope.
(expected in March 12th)
http://www.groove.nl/index3.html

Awenson is the alter ego of Joel Bernard one of France's finest Berlin
School artists. He released already under the name Awen and Awenson
the great albums "Shadows ", "Saphonic" and "Wizard".

"HOPE" takes his music to a new high, nice long Berlin School track
that evolve into a mesmerizing sound experience.
Pure Sequencing and great soloing with FX and swirling strings and sounds.
This is Awenson's  very first release on Groove Unlimited. 
And I am sure many will love this release!
Especially fans of the more subtile Redshift, Ramp and Airsculpture releases.

(Ron)
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Nies, Harald - FRACTAL (cdr) 88026
http://www.groove.nl/index3.html

And the New Harald Nies is in. A great new release.
Harald Nies has always been enthusiastic about mathematical
structures. This theme was already used on "Torodial Sequences" or
"Axial" as a source of ideas for his concept albums. Now follows
Fractal, his third work, which deals with unusual but calculable
geometric structures. Musically, the theme was very cleverly
implemented. Sequences and melodies are repeated without appearing
monotonous. Organic sounds mix skillfully with the rigid grids of
electronics. The electric guitar only seldom steps, but when it does,
it takes a huge amount of action. The album is very diversified and
shows the manifold sides of the musician in a very pleasant way.
Harald Nies likes to play with the clichés of EM. Almost playfully he
always develops new variations, which always carry his very own
handwriting. And that is exactly what makes a real musician.
Press info.
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In 2 weeks I hope to see many of you in Repelen.
Electronics meets acoustics live @ Dorfkirche Repelen!

(German TXT)
An beiden Tagen wird Groove dort einen Stand haben und wenn Sie zu gast sind
und eine CD kaufen bekommen sie die GR-901 (Free Grooves) als geschenk!
Wir werden einen begrenzten Stand bei uns haben (Nur Boots und ein
paar neue Groove Titeln)  Also wenn Sie also etwas anderes wünschen,
bestellen Sie es bitte, damit wir es können bring es für sie.
Und mit einem Rabatt von 10% für die Freitag- und Samstagkonzerte machen
wir es fur ihnen noch schoner!!
Erwähnen Sie dies einfach bei Ihrer Bestellung oder senden Sie uns eine E-Mail!

Both days Groove will have a stall there and if you come and
buy some CDs we have the GR-901 (Free Grooves) as gift for you!
And if you know which Cds you would like you can also pre-order them!
With a  special 10% discount for the Friday and Saturday concerts!
Just mention this with you order or send us a mail!
We will have a limited Stand with us (Just Boots and some new Groove
titles so if you want something else please order it so we can
bring it along for you.

On Friday, 15th March 2019, 19:30 h (admission 19:00 h)
Supporting Act: Ron Boots  (solo)
Broekhuis, Keller & Schönwälder

Saturday, 16th March 2019, 19:30 h (admission 19:00 h)
Broekhuis, Keller & Schönwälder feat. Raughi Ebert, Eva and
Thomas Kagermann

Ticket prices:
Friday: advance booking 22,00 Euro, box office 25,00 €
Saturday: advance booking 20,00 Euro, box office 22,00 €

Reduced tickets for students and people with disabilities 18,00 €
Tickets for both concert days together cost 40,00 Euro in advance.
Ticket order under: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
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Only 5 weeks from now!!
E-Day 2019!
We have updated the E-Live / E-Day site, I hope to change the banner this week but
all info pages about the musicians are now up to date.
http://www.e-live.nl/

Sales are nice 5 weeks up front but we can always get more people in :-)
So come and join us during E-Day 2019!!
Online Tickets
https://shop.groove.nl/e-day-festival-2018

Something special this year a co-op from great EM musicians todate!
Thorsten Quaeschning and friends.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rIZskyjTqhk

Wolfram Spyra - His brilliant release Dunst still resonates through the EM Scene.
Now he is the headliner of the Afternoon!!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1VgnBljXQVU

Stephan Whitlan - one of the most musical and virtuous musicians we have
in our music scene!! A great performer and artist!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hn-rOw8IvY

RHEA Fantastic Space music from Belgium!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kRN6JiZemGM

The act for the upperroom will be Volker Rapp.
Planned are the following perfromances:
1) Petersburg - Views of a city
2) Video-Revue Demo Art aka Volker Rapp from 1992 until today - a reunion with
u.a. Ron Boots, Volker Zimmer (Marla Glen), Jürgen Bruhn (Vulture Dive) ....
3) Valletta - Views of an island

Another reason to join us in the Enck!!

Thanks for your time!
Ron Boots

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NEW PRODUCTS
http://www.groove.nl/index3.html
These products are NEW in our catalog.
Further in this newsletter are more details.

Awenson - Hope
Andrew Douglas - Planet Y (cdr)
Ansatheus - In The Endless Space Paradise Vol 1 (cdr)
Brainwork - Back to the roots 2 (cd)
Brian Eno & others - Dune (cd)
Nils Frahm - Felt (digipak) (cd)
Nils Frahm - Screws (digipak) (cd)
Nils Frahm - Solo (digipak) (cd)
Icingwolf - Sonic Waves (cd)
Maria Warner - Phase Transition (cdr)
Ken Martin - Abstracts Vol.3 (cdr)
Ken Martin - Dark Corridors (cdr)
Ken Martin - Dark Corridors Vol. 2 (cdr)
Ken Martin - Distant Echoes (cdr)
Ken Martin - Planetarium (cdr)
Ken Martin - Red Moon Rising (cdr)
Harald Nies - Fractal (cdr)
Steve Orchard - Skyway (cd)
Klaus Schulze - Timbres of Ice (digipak) (cd)
SpiralDreams - Castle in the Sky (cdr)
SpiralDreams - Elsewhere (cdr)
Sylvain Carel - Talisman (cdr)
Tangerine Dream - Live at Augusta Raurica (2 CD + 2 DVD) (box) (2xdvd + 2xcd)

====== Dreamscape Radio =======
Dreamscape Radio show 488 is online.
With music from various Artists.
You can find Dreamscape here.
http://www.dreamscaperadio.nl
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CONCERTS!!
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E-Day 2019
April 6th The Enck!

Something special this year a co-op from great EM musicians todate!
Thorsten Quaeschning and friends.

Wolfram Spyra - His brilliant release Dunst still resonates through the EM Scene.
Now he is the headliner of the Afternoon!!

Stephan Whitlan - one of the most musical and virtuous musicians we have
in our music scene!! A great performer and artist!

RHEA Fantastic Space music from Belgium!

Ticket sales for E-Live 2018.
I hope that those who are certain they are coming will order their tickets soon!
ADVANCED BOOKING AND PAYMENT
30 Euro
BOX-OFFICE
39 Euro

We think again a great line up with fantastic artists that will take us to
musical highs.!! Don't miss it!!

Online Tickets
https://shop.groove.nl/e-day-festival-2018

Transfer it to our RABO BANK account:
11.37.11.557of Ron Boots.
IBAN: NL78RABO0113711557
BIC: RABONL2U
 
For Belgium.
Fortis Bank, Belgie
Agentschap Hamont 41280.5
Accountnr.: IBAN: BE15001379731030
Ron Boots / Groove Unlimited, Best, NL

For German
Zahlung: Raiffeisenbank
Empfaenger: Groove Unlimited, Best, NL
Kontonr. des Empfaengers: DE83370694122803700012
Institut des Empfaengers: Raiffeisenbank Heinsberg
BIC: GENODED1HRB
BLZ des Empfaengersinstituts: 37069412

DO I GET A "REAL" TICKET?
We don't send "real" tickets.
After the payment is received your name is added to a list.
This list is ready at the box-office on the day.
Before that you will receive a confirmation by Email.
Please take that confirmation with you on the day.

======= Reviews ======
gr-260 Devadder, Serge - Taxon

The Belgian invasion invades more and more my musical tastes! This
time it is with the music of Serge Devadder who goes by the Groove
Unlimited label to offer us an amazing album that deserves our
attention. “Taxon” is the sixth solo album of the Brussels' musician
and proposes a music influenced by works of arts of a particular
character, zoology and the paintings of the German painter Birgit
Schweimler who has already realized the covers of the Cambrian and
Ganda albums as well as the one of “Taxon”. The works of the biologist
and philosopher Ernst Haeckel, the cabinet of curiosities from the
Dutch zoologist and pharmacist Albertus Seba and finally of the
American photographer Henry Horenstein and his illustrations of his
book Aquatics are also the numbers of influences which helped to
design the essences of this amazing album where our ears will discover
a fascinating universe which is closely related to these influences.
It's through a waltz of carillon that begins the exploration of
“Taxon”. Tibetan bells weave their timbres collections in an ambient
movement which looks like the gait of a pistorello wandering the main
street of a new village in the Wild West. Synth layers cover this
rather harmonic bells choir of "Chimära" which sounds like a fusion of
Robert Rich and Sensitive Chaos with a little of Loren Nerell's
lubricant to add a touch of drama to this ballad for a hundred bells
under a sky to the colors of despair. There is a world of imagination
and a lot of complexity behind the making of this music as well as on
"Nixen" which is much in the same genre, but more captivating.
"Salamander" adopts a bit the stormy ambiences, by the intensity of
the tonal colors, of "Chimära". The decor is gloomier with implosions
of bass lines which crash like sound waves while creating a climate of
intrigue. Short lines of sequencer emerge between these sibylline
shadows and make run 3 to 4 keys that come and go at regul a r
intervals throughout the 8 minutes of the play. Their presence is more
heard in the last third of "Salamander" weaving a Berlin School decor.
Speaking of Berlin School, "Alraune" is a heavy one. As heavy as these
sequences which vibrate and throb with resonances in the universe of
Redshift. Percussive tinklings pass between the slits of this
amphibian rhythmic structure where the synth spits lines as much
raucous and gloomy than elephant which are crying of fright when they
got encircled by a herd of giant lionesses. It's a very intense title,
but there is more! "Vipern" for example, which is a solid Berlin
School. The sequences are nervous and flutter on the spot in bass
tones which restore a dark ambience, a bit like the Near Dark
soundtrack of Tangerine Dream. These titles are monuments of the
genre. After two minutes of Steve Roach vibes, "Perlboot" shakes its
tonal torpor with sequences which dance like crazy chimes, but without
tones, in soft synth pads which vaguely remind me of Tangerine Dream's
Silver Scale. "Conchilien" is the quietest, the most meditative title
of “Taxon”. The synth pads, or the breezes of big flutes, sound like
boat whispers as the ambiances murmur these waters crashing on rocks.
I enjoyed discovering the world of “Taxon”. Despite the styles, we
feel the tonal signature very aesthetically dark of Serge Devadder who
succeeds in weaving the paintings of a world at once mysterious and
attractive. The balance between the rhythm structures and the ambient
phases is just perfect, albeit those have a little something very
seductive. A very beautiful and poetic album which carries all of its
dimension over the listening.
Sylvain Lupari (February 16th, 2019)

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62215 Eiland - Eiland

I repeated it often since a few months; if you are an EM fan which
refuses any bordering attachment, the invasion of the Belgian EM will
fill your ears with happiness. EILAND is a trio consisted of Marcus
Scheibmaier, Steve Slingeneyer and Bruno Coussée. It's to the latter
that the organizers of the Full Moon Healing event have turned in 2016
to create an opening number for the performances of Gigi Masin and
Laraaji. Bassist and guitarist who also plays a variety of other
instruments, including the Mellotron and other synthesizers, Coussée
contacts Marcus Scheibmaier, who is also a synthesizer and sequencer
programmer, and the percussionist Steve Slingeneyer. He explains his
musical vision of composing a sonic tale about the universe. Visual
arts artist Lies Dierckx embarks on the project. His fresh vision
brings a new dimension to the Coussée project. This is how EILAND was
born. The four artists are working on the project that has fill the
eyes and the ears of the spectators attending this Full Moon Healing.
Given this success, the group decided to record the experience, both
music and visual arts. This is how the album and the movie “EILAND”
saw the light of day. It was not until nearly two years later that the
music was taken by the Belgian label Wool-E Discs, which has become a
breeding ground for local talent. The CD was released during a
performance of the band at the famous B-Wave Festival of 2018.
Festival which also included Pyramaxx, Erik Wollo and Michael Stearns.
The show and the music were then dedicated to Patrick "Kosmos"
Wille-De Wael. Audacious and constantly evolving in the different
spheres of EM, the music of “EILAND” is sewn of complex links which
makes it transit between good Berlin School, progressive rock ... very
progressive, and drifting floating cosmic ambiences.
Lapping of water and waves roll like thunders in heavy rain. A
brighter ray coming from a synth, like a sunbeam which tries to awaken
a sleeping Earth. Bird chirps and piano notes which clink and resonate
in an organic ambience, much like the music which rock the images of a
forest awakened in documentaries of the BBC. You can hear Tibetan
percussions tingling with more precision as "Eden: Ohrwurm" takes
shape. A bass sculpts an upward movement which breathes and expires in
a minimalist pattern. These bass chords echo at times. They amplify
the tightrope walk of a music of ambiences which receives its first
musical rays from the synths. Under these sound caresses, the rhythm
is fluid and catchy. Exploring the sonic travels of Pink Floyd's
pre-Meddle years with guitar chords which scatter among the anesthetic
synth layers. The music increases in velocity, reaching a more intense
dimension towards a finale whose rumblings lead to the explosion, that
made me jump, of the percussions which opens "Into the Realms of
Bodhicitta". A hoarse voice, which seems to hide behind a vocoder
gnawed by radioactive resonanc e s, recites an incantation that finds
its fury in a musical intensity which gets more and more violent.
Drums combine this intensity with arrangements of a synth whose sonic
heresies flirt vigorously with the intonation of Coussée's voices.
Spread out over 4 minutes! I found that annoying. In return, it is a
very acceptable gateway for "Beyond Mind and Matter: A Spirit Odyssey"
which is the highlight of this album. The sequencer and repetitive
percussions loops pound on a mesmerizing rhythm which seduces even
more with the reflections of oscillations which wave like waves in
perpetual pulsations. This tide of oscillations is of an intensity
which gives chills in the back. Percussions slam and the bass eats our
emotions with a poise which directs the music towards a Funk and then
a Jazz completely unreal. The synth multiplies its layers which are
more harmonious here with an even more convincing sibylline vision.
From Berlin School to Jazz, "Beyond Mind and Matter: A Spirit Odyssey"
m ixes the two genres perfectly up until the 10th minute when the
cosmic elements attract the music towards an ambient area fed by
musical, as well as mysterious, synth pads. One has this reflex to
play again "Beyond Mind and Matter: A Spirit Odyssey"! And that's when
we get became addicted to “EILAND”. A huge surprise that my eyes can
not wait to meet!
Sylvain Lupari (February 20th, 2019)

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39887 Rich, Robert - Biode

Glaucous knockings and noises assail our ears at the opening of
"Recalcitrant Malfeasance". These sounds seem filled with water, one
would say a frogman playing Didgeridoo in a pond, and they murmur a
sordid incantation which remains the only harmonious element of this
symphony for muddy tones. Little by little, these knockings become a
base of ambient rhythm where every tone stretches its note towards the
following one in order to weave an impenetrable wall of tones which
caw such as batrachians in heat. Expect the unexpected! This proverb
suits marvelously the boldness of a musician who challenges his
instruments just to go where nobody will go. And it's also the theme
of “The Biode”; a biomic node, the nexus or the gathering place where
a community of organisms combines to become a unit of individuality or
of consciousness. This little lexicon is a part of an observation that
Robert Rich shares inside the digipack six-panels artwork color s and
in a vision so realist of an album rich in very quirky tones where the
psybient and the Electronica hang onto ambiences which never stop to
amaze. It's also possible read this observation on the Bandcamp page
of “The Biode”.
Using to satisfaction the Haken Continuum, Robert Rich weaves some
totally nutty choirs Like this one of the deformed specters on the
non-rhythm of "Particles" and its line of bass which sighs in its
rhythmic solitude. The bah-bah-bah-bah flows like viscous
grass-snakes, clearing a linguistic code which seems to stick to the
language of micro-organisms. This is Robert Rich and we sway on the
perfumed structures of his steel-guitar and of his anesthetic synth
layers which ooze shyly in the crumbling of the rhythmic skeleton of
"Protista Mephista". Wearing earphones is strongly advised to seize
the pleasant melodies of octaves sculpted in the possibilities of the
Haken Continuum. These octaves introduce the fluty song of "Elevate
the Hive Mind" which wadd les on a bewitching rhythm while causing a
squabble of carillons which run away such as the snakes' skeletons on
a bed of bells. The steel-guitar is as good as the flute. I've hooked
straight away to the decor of this slow and magnetizing rhythm. The
same goes for the very organic mid-tempo of "Behind the Staminode"
which switches for a good up-tempo abundantly watered with the
possibilities of the Haken. After the very ambient soundscape of "A
Porous Membrane", "Permeate the Divide" brings back the beat with a
good structure of more or less tribal rhythm decorated with the
magnificent lamentations of the steel-guitar. A very intense title and
wonderfully ornamented by a sound fauna which has changed tone since
"Elevate the Hive Mind". The presence of the conventional synths is
more noticed on these last titles, as well as on another landscape of
ambient elements in "Galvanic Response" which keeps a link of
fascination with those organic clucking. "Aerosols for Pluviculture"
is ano t her title for meditation with nice synth lines and waves to
the colors of a night under the stars. "Witchetty Vartu" ends this
other fascinating journey in the core of Robert Rich's imagination
with a soft rhythm structured on pulsations and percussions always so
viscous. This hypnotic rhythm is at first charmed by a very nice
flute. The ambiences reach a phase of intensity unique to the
aestheticism tonal of this surprising album from the Californian
multi-instrumentalist where some slow orchestrations caress this duel
voice/flutes which is part of this sound effervescence of an album
which goes beyond the limits of our imagination.
Sylvain Lupari (February 27th, 2018)

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CATALOG CHANGES!
Additions and changes from February 24 2019 till March 3 2019

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Ansatheus - IN THE ENDLESS SPACE PARADISE VOL 1 (cdr) 20045
2019. Berlin School from the 80's with melodies in the Style of TD.
$ 17.25 / UKP 12.25 / EURO 13.75
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=20045

*track listing and cover added *
Awenson - HOPE (cd) gr-262
Brilliant Berlin School from France..
$ 17.25 / UKP 12.25 / EURO 13.75
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=gr-262

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Brainwork - BACK TO THE ROOTS 2 (cd) 24974
2019. Finally a new Brainwork in the Berlinschool style!.
$ 19.25 / UKP 13.49 / EURO 15.40
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=24974

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Eno, Brian & others - DUNE (cd) 27338
1986. A great ambient soundtrack by the master of ambiet Brian Eno and Toto Sferic soundtrack.
$ 12.49 / UKP 8.75 / EURO 9.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=27338

*new in stock *
Lawler, Paul - ZEN IN THE CITY (cd) 82552
Not really EM but more chill soundtrack music..
$ 18.75 / UKP 13.25 / EURO 14.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=82552

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Martin, Ken - ABSTRACTS VOL.3 (cdr) 11285
2019. Slower releases.
$ 17.25 / UKP 12.25 / EURO 13.75
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=11285

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Martin, Ken - RED MOON RISING (cdr) 23394
2019. Retro Berlin space music..
$ 17.25 / UKP 12.25 / EURO 13.75
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=23394

*new entry / new in stock *
Nies, Harald - FRACTAL (cdr) 88026
2019. Among the best releases of Harald.
$ 18.75 / UKP 13.25 / EURO 14.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=88026

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Orchard, Steve - SKYWAY (cd) 58272
2019. A daring and beautiful heartfelt musical statement.
$ 17.49 / UKP 12.25 / EURO 13.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=58272

*(back) in stock *
Peru - RETURN (cd) 35906
2018. The brand new PERU!!.
$ 18.75 / UKP 13.25 / EURO 14.95
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=35906

*(back) in stock *
Schulze, Klaus - TIMBRES OF ICE (cd) 68952
2019. RE-RELEASE WITH BONUSTRACK Part of Contemporary Works II..
$ 24.99 / UKP 17.49 / EURO 19.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=68952

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
SpiralDreams - CASTLE IN THE SKY (cdr) 15075
2019. Berlin School in great form.
$ 17.25 / UKP 12.25 / EURO 13.75
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=15075

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Sylvain Carel - TALISMAN (cdr) 16432
$ 16.25 / UKP 11.49 / EURO 12.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=16432
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SHIPPING:
Due to the fact that we use a special shipping service that provides
the shipping of parcels etc we don't have to adjust the shipping prices
at this moment. One of the reasons is that because of you our costumers
we can keep these prices so low. With over 1500 parcels shipped last year
we can stay in the lowest shipping prices!
I am glad we are one of the few suppliers of EM that did not have to raise
their shipping prices. So for the 4rth year in a row they stay the same!!

====== Groove info =====
If you missed the last E-News issues they are ALL also on-line!!
http://www.grooveunlimited.nl/

===== 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!
https://grooveunlimited.bandcamp.com/
You can now order from bandcamp and I hope to add new titles fast!!

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