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Hi All

World news is Corona.
Keep safe and follow your countries guidelines please.
We live in strange times!

A few new releases in the catalog,
El-Ka - Le Reve (cd)
Projekt Gamma - Electronic (cdr)
Both should be in in about a week, looking forward to hearing these.

And we now have the new Gert Emmens & Ruud Heij - Forgotten Tracks in stock.
The first costumers already are listening to this stunning album (3 in fact)
It is limited to 300 copies be on time, gone is gone.

New Downloads available this coming week!!

We are in the process of adding a lot of new downloads to our Download platform:
All will be available as MP3 and Flac.
First of are the albums of Rene de Bakker.
One of the members of Beyond Berlin, one of the finest bands in EM that make Berlin School!!

We already took over the CD-r Production for these with professional printing
and covers. But these are now also available as downloads.

18345  : Almost Human - Bakker, Rene de
26437  : Day Dream - Bakker, Rene de
65977  : Rene de Bakker - Bakker, Rene de
33063  : Returning Winds - Bakker, Rene de
76088  : Revelation or Mystery - Bakker, Rene de

And we have added the last Groove releases.
All should be available tonight or not later then tomorrow.

GR-287 - Polaroid Concert  - ObukhovAUDIO 
GR-288 - Uncertainty principle 2020 - Ian Boddy        
GR-289 - From Inside - Icingwolf  

These new Groove releases will also be available on our Bandcamp page.
GR-287 - Polaroid Concert  - ObukhovAUDIO 
GR-289 - From Inside - Icingwolf  

NEW RELEASES! (check for in stock and release dates!)

El-Ka - Le Reve (cd)
Projekt Gamma - Electronic (cdr)
Alluste - Aludra (cdr)
Baaden, Andreas - Home (cdr)
Bessell, Dave - Reality Engine (ltd. edition, digipak) (cd)
Brainwork - 2020 The Synthfonie (cd)
Javi Canovas - Exile (cd)
Danger in Dream - Iconic (cd)
Gert Emmens & Ruud Heij - Forgotten Tracks (digipak) (3-cd)
Faber - Voices (cdr)
Ken Martin - Subterranean Tranquility Vol.1 (cdr)
Ken Martin - Subterranean Tranquility Vol.2 (cdr)
Michael Neil - Breaking The Laws of Physics (cdr)
Michael Neil - Dies Irae (cdr)
Michael Neil - In The Stillness Of Winter (cdr)
Michael Neil - Syzygy (cdr)
Nevel - Hageland (digipak) (2-cd)
Andy Pickford - Biosphere (cdr)
Andy Pickford - Radio Silence (cdr)
Thorsten Quaeschning - Capitol Session (cardboard sleeve) (cd)
SEQUENTIA LEGENDA - Five (digipak) (cd)
SpiralDreams - Strangers (cdr)
V/A - Db2fluctuation one (cardboard sleeve) (cd)

Now in stock and ready to ship.

Gert Emmens & Ruud Heij - Forgotten Tracks
S-A-W (Schmoelling -Ader - Waters) - Iconic
Alexander Obukhov - POLAROID CONCERT (cd) gr-287
Icingwolf - FROM INSIDE (cd) gr-289
Ian Boddy - Uncertainty principle 2020 (cd) gr-288
Danger in Dream - Iconic (cd)
Nevel - Hageland (digipak) (2-cd)

Thanks for your time.
Ron Boots

====== Dreamscape Radio =======
Dreamscape Radio show 535 is on-line.
With music from various Artists.
You can find Dreamscape here.

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

Jon & Vangelis - Short stories (cd) $11.25 , £7.99 , €8.90
Mythos - Edgar Allan Poe (digipak) (2-cd) $12.49 , £8.75 , €9.90
Mike Oldfield - Tubular bells (cd) $9.99 , £6.99 , €7.90
Elektronische Maschine - Energy (cd) $17.49 , £12.25 , €13.90
Elektronische Maschine - Kampf Maschine (cd) $14.99 , £10.49 , €11.90
Elektronische Maschine - Key to compute (cd) $17.25 , £12.25 , €13.75
F. Gerard Errante - Delicate Balance (cd) $9.99 , £6.99 , €7.90 <-- ONE COPY!
Gianfranco Grilli - Ancient Roads (cdr) $8.75 , £6.25 , €6.90 <-- LAST COPIES!
Gianfranco Grilli - Memories of the old days (cdr) $7.49 , £5.25 , €5.90 <-- LAST 2 COPIES!
Gianfranco Grilli - Sky fragments (cdr) $8.75 , £6.25 , €6.90 <-- LAST COPIES!
Axel Heilhecker & Samson Gassama - Wandyah (cd) $9.99 , £6.99 , €7.90 <-- LAST 2 COPIES!
Pollard, Daniel, Booth - Pollard/Daniel/Booth Vol. 2 (ltd. edition) (cdr) $12.75 , £8.75 , €10 <-- ONE COPY!
Retina.it - Descending Into Crevasse (digipak) (cd) $6.25 , £4.49 , €5
Syndromeda & Perceptual Defence - Wormhole (cdr) $11.25 , £7.99 , €8.90
Thought Guild - Third Voyage (cd) $16.25 , £11.49 , €12.90

======= Reviews ======
27492 Pickford, Andy - Panopticon Album 2

Andy Pickford makes me think of this writer who describes in detail
the ambiances of the place and the current situation between two or
more individuals in order to locate the best of possible the reader in
his novel. He needs a lot of pages, too much sometimes, to write his
story. And reading and listening are two activities where writers,
like composers, can lose the interest of his public when lengths can
stretch the ambiences for absolutely nothing. And that's the node in
PANOPTICON. In a canvas that exceeds two hours, Andy Pickford offers
rich music where his usual styles intertwine in structures that should
have been shorter. The difference between the long chapters of a book
and this latest work of AP is that our moments of distraction can be
resumed a few minutes later. All this because Andy Pickford is a
master in the art of composing a fairly accessible and engaging music,
as much for the feet as our and especially our emotions. Bu t it's at
the level of emotions and of rather stable rhythms that are in
symbiosis with these emotions that PANOPTICON travels smoothly in the
different spheres of the English musician; from Linear Function, in
1983, to today.
Panopticon Part 1 begins with jewels that jump and sparkle from one
ear to another. Footsteps, a door that closes and a cigarette that
burns. The jewels disappear in a mass of sequences that gradually
follow the movement of Jean-Michel Jarre's Arpeggiator. The flow is
faster, like a Chris Franke in top shape, but the essence of Jarre is
at all times in this opening to PANOPTICON. An acoustic six-string
unleashes a strategy of riffs that becomes the harmonic base of this
first part whose pace becomes a little catchier with the arrival of
percussions. Minimalist, allowing AP to put in all of his fantasies,
Panopticon Part 1 offers its music to receptive ears where the
electronic Easy-Listening style is more edible, even with these
charming effects of misshape n voices that had seduced me so much in
the world of Binar. This first part sets the table in a long structure
of rhythm where the Electronica dances on sequences in mode England
School on Part 2. Its approach is lively with sequences always
shimmering, a good bass line and percussions whose snaps resonate well
above of an electronic percussion pattern that rolls at breakneck
speed. If the rhythm is exciting, the very minimalist structure offers
a length broken by a brief interlude of astral serenity, and continues
its course without other elements that would have made a dance more
furious. A rhythm of fire like Part 3 for example but whose soporific
finale brings us to the ethereal introduction of Part 4. Where angels
hum a spiritual song on a basin of stationary sequences. Spreading its
16 minutes on a minimalist canvas, Part 4 is on a slow structure,
almost without rhythm, with sequences that glitter like the
reflections of the sun on a quiet lake and with percussion effects tha
t resonate in a sound field far enough. The structure is mainly
focused on its seraphic approach with its angelic choir whose
electronic psalms come down from heaven in forms of evasive melodies
that twist to reach our ears. Arrangements, with a zest of plasticized
emotions, cling without bringing the music to another level. Quietly,
this same frame is transformed into a more electronic approach with
Part 5 and these percussions that slam like clapping of metallic hands
in a rhythmic background animated by fine stroboscopic jerks, one of
the discrete elements of PANOPTICON that is noticeable here. Our ears
always dip in this lake of frozen sequences in a harmonious mode where
the perfumes of Tangerine Dream, Tyger period, are more present here.
We feel an intensity attacking a rhythm that will remain without
explosive responses and will rather have the effect of a long coital
process that will be good, but without orgasm. A process that amasses
layers of wooshh and wiishh in a form o f slow hip-hop where slow
bounces give a more morphic than rhythmic vision.
Part 6 begins the second part of PANOPTICON with a synth-pop approach
of the 80's ... voiceless. The rhythm is delicate and beats on a
stream of sequenced arpeggios that forge a static mass. It's the
percussions that finally take the pole to control a structure where
drag since the opening some harmonious solos. And they remain well
anchored in a setting that switches into a kind of very edible Dance
Music with another beautiful sequencer game that rolls its balls
quickly on a conveyor well in order. It's sweet EDM with a slower beat
than lively. Beautiful arrangements, which are quite Vangelis, guide
us to Part 7 and its gems of percussive elements that draw their
echoes in wiishh and in layers of a synth divided between its ambient
or its symphonic approach. A piano awaits us and loses its pensive
notes in a fragile setting from which emerges a line of fluty
sequences and on an evolutionary rhythm. Liv ely like a dance music
for older guys who protect their heart envelopes, this rhythm evolves
in a cosmos different from what is usually heard and in a fauna of
quite attractive percussive elements. This Part 7 is undoubtedly the
most beautiful moment in this PANOPTICON and lights up the rhythm
section of this album which becomes much more lively with the
electrifying rhythm of Part 8 that we clearly recognize this skeleton
of rhythm that travels since the first moments of this album and who
mutates from part to part. Part 9 announces the end of PANOPTICON with
a long structure in a very Tangerine Dream rhythm, still of the Jive
years, where these filaments of vampiric and spectral melodies from
the Andy Pickford register vaporise our ears with charming effects
that are jostled again by another infernal rhythm which is lying on
another small lapse of time in Part 10, which is the equal of Part 3.
There is a lot of material in this latest album by Andy Pickford which
is filled wit h a vision more sweet than usual and with a lot of
melodies that are lost at times in this long mosaic that has its
lengths. Otherwise, fans of the first era of AP will be delighted by
this album that seems to be stuck in this period of the English musician.

Sylvain Lupari (August 10th, 2019)

======= Reviews ======
60017 Canovas, Javi - Axiom

"AXIOM" by Javi Canovas.
'Sima' has rapid sequencing reminding me of J.M.Jarre's 'Arpegiator'
and I'm immediately catapulted into head-nodding mode as this is very
'Descent' starts with a single note tone followed and joined by
rhythmic sequencing that sound reminiscent of Edgar Froese's 'Drunken
Mozart In The Desert'. A second rhythm joins in with effects and is
rather hypnotic stuff!
'Masker' starts with an unusual jerky but interesting rhythm and
atmospheric swooshes, being joined by accompanying notes, and is a
very enjoyable piece.
'Axiom' starts with cathedral-like atmospheric swooshes, then a 100
mile an hour sequencer is deployed followed by a second and I imagine
hurtling along on a 'space-bike' through a continuously morphing alien
landscape as the music builds to a completely body moving
trance-experience. It all fades into atmos'. Fantastic!
'Invisible Symbol' plays piano that create feelings of emo tion,
sadness and reflective thoughts. Beautiful playing with atmospheric
synth doodlings that make this piece stand out to reach your heart.
'Hydrometry' starts with rapid sequencing and is joined by effects and
lead lines and atmospherics that break back down into atmospheric end.
Nice one.
'Crush' opens with blippy sounds and a mid-paced sequence that builds
with a bassy thudding rhythm and added sequence that builds and peaks.
Play this on your car stereo on the motorway or autobahn and you are
likely to exceed all speed records!
'Forbidden Zone' brings us atmos' and weird effects in waves and
random notes with synth washes and even more effects, and it is all
very enjoyable.
'Relapse' is immediately very rhythmic with effects and is the polar
opposite of the previous track, and sounds like a classic tune with a
sense of purpose. A lead line and I am reminded of mid-80's Klaus
Schulze. The strength in this album is in it's variety.
'The Seeker' begins with a 5 note rhythm and atmos', then extra notes
are added to the rhythm and it gradually builds to a rapid sequency
rhythm and washes of atmospherics. Wonderful!
'Transcription' has bouncy rhythm joined by atmospherics and builds in
volume and intensity, with effects along the way, giving a sense of automaton.
'Allegory' is a fantastic piece of rhythmics and effects not too
different to the industrial-synth-pop of artists like 'Mesh' and
'Tenek' of the UK and Europe. This is something that I could actually
imagine being played in any night club that specialises in 'industrial
dark synth' music! I absolutely loved this piece!
'Almost Imperseptible' opens with atmospherics and a rapid rhythm
keeps appearing with Jarre-like effects and a lead line plays over the
top, sounding epic!
'Heavy Colour' has atmos' and is heavy with effects and an air of
anticipation. I feel like I am in a huge dark chamber, forever? A huge
sound washes over and a half heard rhythm comes and goes. I t's
actually quite soothing and relaxing along similar lines to John
Foxx's 'Cathedral Oceans' ambient albums.
Overall an excellent albums of shorter pieces with plenty of variety
that show off Javi's versatility and creativity.

Review by Geoff Mason.

Additions and changes from March 15 2020 till March 22 2020

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
El-Ka - LE REVE (cd) 84662
2020. Liese and Kopper.
$ 18.25 / UKP 12.75 / EURO 14.50
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=84662

*new in stock *
Emmens, Gert & Heij, Ruud - FORGOTTEN TRACKS (3-cd) 28937
$ 36.25 / UKP 25.49 / EURO 29
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=28937

*(back) in stock *
Haslinger, Paul - EXIT GHOST (cd) 24263
$ 18.75 / UKP 13.25 / EURO 14.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=24263

*(back) in stock *
Kebu - LIVE IN OSLO (2CD) (cd) 61940
2019. KEBU Live always exciting!!.
$ 24.99 / UKP 17.49 / EURO 19.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=61940

*(back) in stock *
Nooten. Pieter - HERE IS WHY (cd) 12019
2012. Here Is Why contains a collection of Nooten's finest new work.
Sweet, delicate compositions with a minimalist initial concept,
further explored through layers of harmonies, which have defined
Nooten's music.
$ 27.99 / UKP 19.49 / EURO 22.25
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=12019

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Projekt Gamma - ELECTRONIC (cdr) 37452
2020. Berlin School!! Wonderful music and melodies!.
$ 18.25 / UKP 12.75 / EURO 14.49
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=37452

*(back) in stock *
Schulze, Klaus - BIG IN EUROPE VOL2 (2xdvd + 2xcd) 40210
$ 28.75 / UKP 20.25 / EURO 22.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=40210

*(back) in stock *
Schulze, Klaus - LIVE (2-cd) 37515
2016. With Arthur Brown and Harald Grosskopf.
$ 24.99 / UKP 17.49 / EURO 19.90
Details/soundclip/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=37515

*(back) in stock *
Synergy - SEQUENCER (cd) 86696
2015. Second release.
$ 19.49 / UKP 13.75 / EURO 15.49
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=86696

*(back) in stock *
Tangerine Dream - AMBIENT MONKEYS (232628) (cd) 83454
2012. Pre-concert music. Ambient, environmental wallpaper.
$ 14.99 / UKP 10.49 / EURO 11.90
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=83454

*(back) in stock *
Zyl, Chuck van - RECITALS (2-cd) 37278
2015. Berlin School the USA way, Live performances by Chuck..
$ 27.49 / UKP 19.25 / EURO 21.90
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=37278

*(back) in stock *
Zyl, Chuck van - RECITALS 1/2/3 BOX (6-cd) 42272
2019. The Recital Box with the 3 CDpacks in it. Limited to 150 Copies..
$ 73.75 / UKP 51.75 / EURO 59
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=42272

*(back) in stock *
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

*(back) in stock *
Zyl, Chuck van - RECITALS VOLUME 3 (2-cd) 68429
2019. Berlin School the USA way, Great music. Sequencer Spacemusic -
Realized in the Act of Performance.
$ 24.99 / UKP 17.49 / EURO 19.90
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=68429

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!!

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Most Groove releases are also available as Downloads on the Groove
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for in their program and we try to keep up with the stock there..
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These have been added this year.

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