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Hi All

John Kerr is with his angels now.

* Swindon (UK), 16 september 1948
† Amsterdam, 13 september 2020

Deeply saddened we got the news that on Sunday September 13th
John Kerr passed away.
My dear friend, Mentor and most of all musical Buddy had left us.

"You are immortal to those whose lives you have moved."
This is written on his obituary and it is so true.
Many will have listened to his music this last week, more will have
thought about him. And all will miss him.

John was one of the kindest, most warm people I have ever met and worked with.
Even last month when Monique and me visited Rob and John and he was far
from well we had a great time reminiscing about the past and even
thinking of the future. Even them a source of inspiration.

John was not afraid to die, during the years he told me at times that
he was as he saw it living on "borrowed time".
As he had a major heart attack in 1996, and he would have left us then was he
not saved in time by the Doctors and Ambulance personnel.
(His 1997 Album "Life on Earth" is dedicated to the people who saved him. )
But this Angel was not yet ready with his work on this world.

Yes, John Kerr was an Angel among us, here to bring us joy, laughter,
happiness, moments of deep emotions and most and for all divine music.

I had the privilege and pleasure to work with this Gentleman to create music that
I would have never created myself.
He was a joy (and at times a pain in the a...) to work with.
But together with him we created moments of pure musical pleasure.
"Oceans of Emotions" was the term he came up with in 1990 when
we started to listen back to our own creations.
He inspired me to explore y musical boundaries. He helped unlock a
potential in me that was there to be set free. 
At times we laughed and at times we cried, when we made "Juxtaposition"
there where real tears on the mixing desk when we listened back to 
"There' s Magic All Around Us". There was  somekinda Magic when we
worked together.

I could write a book full of stories of the times with John, about concerts, ideas,
talks, walks, discussions, arguments,  cuddles and Hugh Hugs.
More Bass, More Choir, More Brass, More Reverb, always.... more Reverb :-).

I could sit down and tell him my feelings about a musical part and he
could (honestly) play what I had just described.  A master of musical
feeling. An Angel creating divine music.

And now he is gone. 
But his memory and music will always be a part of me, until I will leave this Earth.
I am sure he will guide me then also through his world of Angels.

To my sweet friend John Kerr.

Ron

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After Rob, John's lifelong partner for 44!! Years let the world know
John had passed away so many reaction came in, that one could see John
had touched many, many lives.

One of the most endearing was by Frank Gerber of Electronic circus.
The wonderful text you can read on his facebook page!.

And 2 very special reactions came from special friends/fans of John and his music.
Winfried Trenkler and Sylvia Sommerfeld.

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Winfried Trenkler:
(originally send to Rob and placed at his request)

OH NO.....NO.....NO!
HOW SAD.....IMMENSELY SAD.....

DEAR ROB,

I TRULY ...TRULY ... FEEL WITH YOU. UNFORTUNATELY I CANNOT ALLEVIATE
YOUR PAIN AND SORROW. BUT SEE ME STANDING BY YOUR SIDE. TOGETHER WITH
MANY OTHERS, FOR SURE. HOPEFULLY THIS GIVES YOU SOME CONSOLATION.
JOHN'S FINAL ABSENCE IS A BITTER LOSS TO THE WORLD OF MUSIC. NOT ONLY
THIS. YOU LOST YOUR BELOVED. AND QUITE A FEW LOST A VERY GOOD FRIEND.
ME TOO. JOHN WAS SUCH A FANTASTIC CHARACTER AND PERSON .... A BORN
GENTLEMAN .... I HAVE ALWAYS EXPERIENCED HIM AS A FRIENDLY, HUMOROUS,
AND WARMHEARTED HUMAN. IF THERE IS A HEAVEN JOHN IS ALREADY THERE,
MAKING EVEN HEAVEN A NICER PLACE.

I WRITE THESE LINES WITH TEARS (NOT ONLY WRITTEN ONES) IN MY EYES. SO
MANY MEMORIES OF GOOD COMMON HOURS ARE COMING UP IN MY MIND. ONE
SLIGHTLY CONSOLING THOUGHT COMES SHINING UP WITHIN ALL THE MOURNING:
JOHN'S PASSING AWAY MIGHT ALSO HAVE BEEN A RELIEF FOR HIM. YOU, ROB,
ARE THE BEST ONE TO EVALUATE THIS ASPECT. I DO HOPE THAT JOHN DID NOT
HAVE TO SUFFER MUCH, THAT HE WENT PEACEFULLY.

I WAS AND REMAIN A FRIEND OF BOTH OF YOU.
TRULY,
WINFRIED

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Sylvia Sommerfeld:

At the beginning of last week I received some very sad news for us EM fans.

Since September 14th John Kerr now has a new cosmic address. He fell
asleep peacefully on Sunday evening - three days before his 72nd birthday.

With him we lose a musical genius who understood like no one else how
to weave classical and electronic music together in such a way that
both friends of classical music and electronic music fans have burst
into cheers. His musical creativity knew no boundaries and his
virtuoso piano playing was unmistakable.

Moreover, John Kerr was an extremely likeable, friendly and always
joking person who never gave up and never lost his sense of humour
despite his serious illness.

John Kerr was also always connected to our Schallwende association and
was interested in its continued existence.

Since we met personally in the mid-1990s there has always been a very
nice connection between John, his faithful partner and husband Rob and me.

Last year John Kerr was granted a great wish. After living in the
Netherlands for over 30 years as an Englishman, he was FINALLY a
Dutch citizen, of which he was very, very proud until the end.

John's 1993 CD "Castles in the Sky" was basically my entry drug into
the EM scene. I still remember very well, after listening to "As ships
in the Night" and "Castles in the Sky" in Winfrid Trenkler's
"Schwingungen-Sendung" - at that time still on WDR1 - there was no
stopping me. I absolutely had to have this album! But how? I visited
all the local record shops and annoyed their staff, but nobody could
help me. What to do in times when the Internet was still far away?

Desperately I contacted the WDR, who finally gave me the phone number
of a Joerg Strawe of CUE-Records in the Eifel, because he probably
distributed this album. Fortunately I didn't let up until I could
finally call this wonderful music my own. After that everything went
like clockwork ...

John's stage comeback on 30.12.2015, at "Hello2016", together with Ron
Boots at the Bochum Planetarium, will also remain unforgettable.
There, John and Ron celebrated a musical feast for 25 years of
"Offshore Islands", their joint album from 1990 with the mega hit
"Oceans of Emotions".

Even under the completely sold-out star dome John dealt with his
illness in an open, humorous but also very emotional way, so that many
a tear was shed by the completely enthusiastic audience.

In the name of all the Schallwender*ins, all that remains is for me to say

Farewell, dear John! Cordially thank you! Through your music you live
on. We won't forget you. R.I.P!

Cordially, your Sylvia Sommerfeld

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====== Dreamscape Radio =======
Dreamscape Radio show 559 is on-line
A Memorial for John Kerr with music of John, Vangelis,
Klaus Schulze, Rickie Lee Jones, Kansas and others.
You can find Dreamscape here.
http://www.dreamscaperadio.nl

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Here some regular E-News!

Tangerine Dream - SESSIONS VI (cd) 22079

It features the live session with new Tangerine Dream Member Paul
Frick recorded at RBB Sendesaal Berlin in November 2018..
Release date: 7th Oct 2020

THE SESSIONS VI EP contains a long instant live composition from the
current TD line-up Thorsten Quaeschning, Ulrich Schnauss, Hoshiko
Yamane and new TD member PAUL FRICK. This live session was recorded at
the RBB Sendesaal in Berlin (November 3, 2018) during the Elektro
Beats Festival organized by RADIO EINS.

Tangerine Dream are very much enjoying their new respectively revived
concept of performing a so-called real time composition session at the
end of their concerts. We hope that you will enjoy this spontaneous
and exceptional live track - inspired by the location and a great
festival audience as well.

press info

Thanks for your time.

Ron Boots

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Now instock!!
http://www.groove.nl/index3.html

Robert Marselje - Teardrops (cd)
Johannes Schmoelling - 20 (cd)
Harald Grosskopf - Krautwerk (digipak) (cd)
Harald Grosskopf - Krautwerk (LP/CD) (lp + cd)
Gunther Wüsthoff - [To|DigI]Tal (digipak) (cd)
Romerium - Apollo (cdr)
Michael Rother - Solo II (cd)
Günther Schickert - Nachtfalte (cd)
Tonal Assembly - Meditation No.1 (cdr)
Tyndall - Reflexione (digipak) (cd)

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New additions in the Catalog.
The new CD/Book releases in the catalog are the following!
http://www.groove.nl/index3.html

Tangerine Dream - Sessions VI (ltd. edition, digipak) (cd)
Robert Marselje - Teardrops (cd)
Johannes Schmoelling - 20 (cd)
Tangerine Dream - Phaedra RSD 2020 (2-lp)
Tangerine Dream - Pilots of the Purple Twilight (box) (10-cd)
Tangerine Dream - Tyger (RSD) (lp)
V/A - Tone Science Module No.4 Form and Function (digipak) (cd)
Vangelis - Gift -Coloured- (2-lp)
Bernd-Michael Land - Slowing World (cd)
ERIK WØLLO & MICHAEL STEARNS - Convergence (digipak) (cd)
Michael Rother - Solo II (cd)
Günther Schickert - Nachtfalte (cd)
David Wright + Stephan Whitlan - Reflecting Sky (cd)
Gert Emmens - Outland 2 (cd)

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And the following CDr releases added!
http://www.groove.nl/index3.html

Romerium - Apollo (cdr)
Tonal Assembly - Meditation No.1 (cdr)

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Additions and changes from September 12 2020 till September 20 2020

*(back) in stock *
Parsick, Stephen - CAMBRIUM (cd) 56057
2009. ARP 2600 and VCS-3. This is another version than the Bochum concert.
$ 18.75 / UKP 13.25 / EURO 14.90
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=56057

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Parsick, Stephen - TRACES OF THE PAST REDUX (cd) 40281
2007. His excellent 1998 album as it was intended.
$ 18.75 / UKP 13.25 / EURO 14.90
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=40281

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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.
$ 19.99 / UKP 13.99 / EURO 15.90
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=16076

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Ramp - CEASING TO EXIST (cd) 23704
2007. Ambient, based around touch guitar improvisations of Markus Reuter.
$ 14.99 / UKP 10.49 / EURO 11.99
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=23704

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Ramp - DEBRIS (cd) 41600
2009. Ambient soundscapes with industrial-minimal sounds.
$ 16.25 / UKP 11.49 / EURO 12.90
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=41600

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Ramp - LOOKING BACK IN ANGER (cd) 21684
2006. Unreleased music from the past decade.
$ 16.25 / UKP 11.49 / EURO 12.90
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=21684

*(back) in stock *
Ramp - NO SLEEP 'TIL WILMERSDORF (cd) 89978
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/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=89978

*(back) in stock *
Ramp - RETURN (cd) 38621
2011. "return" is the eighth album by ['ramp], and as its title
suggests, it is return to where ['ramp] originated from in 1996 – and
even more so. it is the most "analogue" album since "nodular" and
"frozen radios".
$ 18.75 / UKP 13.25 / EURO 14.90
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=38621

*(back) in stock *
Redshift - COLDER (cd) 48958
2011. Live E-Live 2004.
$ 21.25 / UKP 14.75 / EURO 16.80
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=48958

*(back) in stock *
Redshift - FAULTLINE (cd) 82639
2004. Live Hampshire Jam 2.
$ 21.25 / UKP 14.75 / EURO 16.80
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=82639

*(back) in stock *
Redshift - LIFE TO COME (cd) 24621
2015. A Brand new Album !!.
$ 21.25 / UKP 14.75 / EURO 16.80
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=24621

*(back) in stock *
Redshift - REDSHIFT (cd) 23800
1996/2006. Music in the style of T.D. around Pheadra. Mark plays his
Moog Modular 3C system. With James Goddard, Julian Shreeve and Rob Jenkins.
Remastered.
$ 21.25 / UKP 14.75 / EURO 16.80
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=23800

*(back) in stock *
Redshift - TURNING TOWARDS US (cd) 28788
2008. Long-form and sequencer-driven tracks and short, gentle bridges.
$ 21.25 / UKP 14.75 / EURO 16.80
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=28788

*(back) in stock *
Redshift - WILD 2 (cd) 25609
2006. Rehearsals and studio sessions between 1996 and 2002.
$ 21.25 / UKP 14.75 / EURO 16.80
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=25609

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Redshift - WILD 3 (cd) 67869
2009. Stunning sequencers.
$ 21.25 / UKP 14.75 / EURO 16.80
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=67869

*new in stock *
Schmoelling, Johannes - 20 (cd) 22564
2020. Special CD with music by Johannes with Guest musicians.
$ 14.49 / UKP 10.25 / EURO 11.50
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=22564

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Schulze, Klaus - LA VIE ELECTRONIQUE 04 (3-cd) 86971
2020. Originally part of the Ultimate Edition.
$ 28.75 / UKP 20.25 / EURO 22.90
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=86971

*release date added/changed *
Tangerine Dream - OFFICIAL BOOTLEG SERIE 1:REIMS CATHEDRAL 74 + 76 (4-cd) 66572
2020. =LIVE REIMS CATHEDRAL 1974 & MOZARTHALLE MANNHEIN 1976= Official
$ 53.75 / UKP 37.75 / EURO 42.95
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=66572

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Tangerine Dream - PHAEDRA RSD 2020 (2-lp) 36156
2020. With audio taken from 2019's boxset In Search Of Hades and bonus
tracks noton the original album this has been made in a double LP for
the first time pressed on 180g heavyweight tangerine coloured vinyl..
$ 44.99 / UKP 31.49 / EURO 35.95
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=36156

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Tangerine Dream - PILOTS OF THE PURPLE TWILIGHT (10-cd) 22693
2020. .. PURPLE TWILIGHT.
Release date: Oct 30 2020
$ 156 / UKP 109 / EURO 124.95
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=22693

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Tangerine Dream - SESSIONS VI (cd) 22079
2020. It features the live session with new Tangerine Dream Member
Paul Frick recorded at RBB Sendesaal Berlin in November 2018..
Release date: 7th Oct 2020
$ 16.25 / UKP 11.49 / EURO 12.90
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=22079

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Tangerine Dream - TYGER (RSD) (lp) 35439
2020. YELLOW VINYL / RSD 20 NEW REMASTERED 1987 ALBUM Resord Store Day version.
$ 41.25 / UKP 28.99 / EURO 32.95
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=35439

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
V/A - TONE SCIENCE MODULE NO.4 FORM AND FUNCTION (cd) 62293
2020. Part 4 of this unique series!!.
$ 18.25 / UKP 12.75 / EURO 14.50
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=62293

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Vangelis - GIFT -COLOURED- (2-lp) 82079
2020. 180GR./GATEFOLD/FIRST TIME ON VINYL/2000 COPIES SILVER.
$ 31.25 / UKP 21.99 / EURO 24.90
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=82079

*(back) in stock *
Wavestar - MIND JOURNEY (cd) gr-133
$ 19.75 / UKP 13.99 / EURO 15.75
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=gr-133

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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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for in their program and we try to keep up with the stock there..
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