[Groove] E-News 1221 (27th December 2020)
 
I hope that all had a warm and cosy Christmas. We had a nice time, walking and talking with the boys and monique through this strange year 2020. Just the day before Christmas we received 4 packages with new releases and re-stock.
We now have the  THORSTEN QUAESCHNING AUTOKINO + BALLHAUS SESSION instock.
I had time to listen to it and it is really good!! We will play it soon in a regular Dreamscape. All others from Thorsten are now also again back in stock!

We live in the age of Livestream concets and one of the best ways is through Bas Broekhuis his BYSS way. I did one of the first and Skoulamans 3 weeks ago was also brilliant. And new there is a new perfomance. https://www.facebook.com/events/222915992531041
REMY & Däcker live at BYSS
One and a half ours of space music!

And my buddy Ian Boddy also did a great live stream! If you missed his inaugural Livestream the video is now up @ https://youtu.be/R2uNZvJEd9g
Check it out it is really great!

And after a travel of 3 weeks finaly the parcel from Generator came in. So we now also have the new KONRAD KUCZ - PLANETARY instock. Listen also to that and man this is a great release, I loved this one to.  Check what came in this last week here. 
http://www.groove.nl/index3.html
 
New CD's
And now a special release, 
SCHALLPLATTE 23 – PHANTASTISCHE KLANGWELTEN
http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=88044
Here is the tracklisting and I can tell you (I did the mastering) this has some brilliant music on it.

Meteorite – Tonal Assembly [8:20]
Taese Smedes made a very energetic Track with a great melodie.
Legomenon - Danger in Dream [8:00]
If you love TD you will love this. Great track even all the sounds fitt.
Be on Mars - DEEP IMAGINATION [5:51]
A wonderful filmic piece of music, Loved this.
the runner – Stefan Erbe [4:56]
Great rythmic track from Stefan, you just want to start running!! Yes even me!!
thoughts are free - Gereon M. Hillebrand [3:51]
Very rythmic with a great melody!
Gemini – Synth.NL [5:39]
All who love Michel his ,,usic will love this track! Synth.nl is back!!
On the quiet path of dreams - Gunnar Spardel (D / USA) [5:00]
To e honest my favorite track. This guy's music gives me goosebumps.
Lost in Translation – Suriya [7:18]
The perfect mix af jazzy influences in our genre, this is so good!! 
Mind Your Step - UNI Sphere [9:34]
Rene and Eric are finding their own style in this track. Among the best on this CD. These guys really know how to make their styles blend into a new one.
Vocalis – Synchronized
Energetic Track with a repeating vocal line.
Night Flight over Ruhrgebiet - SPYRA [8:53]
When this guy starts doing Berlin School he is among the best in the filed. What a great track this is!
Nachtschwärmer – Ron Boots (NL) [6:50]
 
Mario Schonwalder & Rothe    Filter-kaffee 101
http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=17378
After almost 10 years of the original release on CDR now on a limited released CD. Only 101 copies of this great release. This is a walking back to the 70's. If you love Berlin School then this should be right up your musical path. 
 
QUAESCHNING, THORSTEN - BALLHAUS & AUTOKINO SESSIONS
http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=69742
The ‘Autokino’ set was recorded on 6th June 2020 at Bayern 3 Auto-Live-Sommer Festival - Ingolstadt - Germany and was mixed by Thorsten at Townend studio in Berlin!

The ‘Ballhaus’ set was recorded 26th January 2019 at the Edgar Froese Memorial Day - Ballhaus Rixdorf - Berlin - Germany.  Both tracks are divided in different parts but are continuous track. Great Stuff.
 
====== Dreamscape Radio with Groove releases from 2020 =======
Dreamscape Radio show 571 is on line.
A special edition with releases from Groove from the GR-286 to The GR-294.
A spotlight o these great releases. A good way to refresh you memory of these albums for this years Schallwelle Elections. You can cast your vote here: http://www.schallwen.de/swvoting/en/

Although there is always a BIG debate about these elections I think they are a good way for many to get in to toutch with new music!!
You can find Dreamscape here.
http://www.dreamscaperadio.nl

Thanks for your time!
Have a great start of 2021 and stay safe!

Ron Boots
 
NEW PRODUCTS
http://www.groove.nl/index3.html
These products are NEW in our catalog.

Mario Schonwalder & Rothe - Filter-kaffee 101 (cardboard sleeve) (cd)
V/A - Schallplatte 23 – Phantastische Klangwelten (cd) <-- LAST COPIES!
Cosmic Ground - 0110 (cd)
Faber - Floating Waves (cdr)
Buytaert Koen - COLD DUST (cd)
Harmonia - Complete Works (digipak) (5-cd)
ORBIFOLD C - Apeiron (cd)
Thorsten Quaeschning´s Picture Palace music - Autokino + Ballhaus
Session (cardboard sleeve) (cd)
Vangelis - Juno To Jupiter (digipak) (cd)
Vangelis - Juno to Jupiter (2-lp)
Vangelis - Juno to Jupiter =De Luxe= (digipak) (cd)
 
REVIEWS
REMY - The Return Of Planet X
http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=53455
Compared to several of his peers, Remy Stroomer is someone who regularly goes off the beaten track. For example, our fellow countryman works together with classical musicians. On May 19, 2012 he gave a concert in the Grote of St. Bavokerk in Haarlem. The theme was the return of Planet X. This planet, also called Nibiru, is planned to skim very close to Earth. That would first be in 2003, later it was adjusted in 2012 and now in 2017. We are still waiting for it. Fortunately, that is not the case with the live CD of the performance because it is now available. The first five movements are played by Remy (synthesizers and grand piano), two violinists and a cellist. The strings open Movement I, Orbits Of Planets in a melancholic way, after which Remy starts his sequences and rhythms. It provides a nice combination. In Part II, Apogee, he solos quietly on a synthesizer. Part III, Nibiru's Orbit, reminds me a bit of an earlier mix between electronic music and classical, X by Klaus Schulze. Anunnaki (Movement IV) starts with beautiful synth sounds. The wing is also used here. The sequence in Movement V, Perigee, is very recognizable for Remy. Movement VI, Nibiru Cataclysm, is an excellent piece: beautiful vocoder sounds and choirs carry the atmosphere. After a while we hear Remy and Eric van der Heijden play the organ of St. Bavo. A wonderful moment. Ron Boots and Harold van der Heijden also involved. Impressive!

©2017, Paul Rijkens - Dutch progressive rockmagazine iO Pages.
 
Fang, Forrest - Book of Wanderers
http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=66927
The notes of a luminous piano trace a zigzagging appearance that runs in an iridescent breeze of sibylline colors. It's like hearing Philip Glass' repetitive piano. This opening seems to reflect on its future to finally undertake a modern dance choreography with a staging drawn from the echoes of the piano and its intoxicating notes which literally fly by alternating touches briskly. The flow is thus accentuated like in an avant-garde ballet. Bass pulsations second the pace of the piano which zigzags madly in the slow floating orchestrations. An Atom on a Long Chain carries its music admirably in relation to its title, when Forrest Fang undertakes a 3rd rhythm structure which slightly slows the pace in silky orchestrations. A very good title which undoubtedly initiates the most beautiful album of the Sino-American musician to date. When I really want to get off the hook, I often turn to the music of Forrest Fang. His predominantly acoustic a m bient tribal style, the synths are weavers of atmospheres, has no equal in bringing us towards musical panoramas that we easily create on the paths of his sometimes convoluted music and sometimes turned towards progressive New Age. THE BOOK OF WANDERERS is a splendid album with strong moments of intensity which are comforted through peaceful ambient landscapes filled of wisdom.

Like with Song of the Wanderer which is a great tribal ballad animated by gamelan percussions, creating a herd of bells supported by a piano with a subdued tone. Winds of mist surround the rhythm with an appearance of sunburnt silk. You hear voices that prove you are right and give an enigmatic lightness to Song of the Wanderer. Tale of the Egret makes the strings of an acoustic instrument murmur which unties the moods by creating an illusion of tribal celebration. Robert Rich's flute reigns over the first part of this title inviting for a spiritual trance while a zither bewitches our momentary submission in a stunning title which best explains the ambient tribal expression. Astir offers good melodious music with a union of piano to a flotilla of violins in order to make the trees of this forest crying with the colors and breaths of iron oxide. Atlantis lives in an intense sound broth. A moving decor to which are grafted different sound elements that surround the melody plucked by an acoustic guitar. Its panorama is made up of stringed instruments, orchestral layers, violins with waltzing wings, ocher breezes and the murmurs of the wood fairies. This circular aria draws a shadow, dancing in an aerial dive which is the enchanting heart of this intense fight between melody and its contrasting elements.

Breezes of tranquility are thundering powerful tribal percussions, strongly supported by clicking of fires in an overheated ambience. In a very Vangelis ambience, Elephant Steps takes us out of this long phase of atmospheres with a crazy rhythm. Knocks and various clay percussions r efuse any rhythmic coordination in this tribal trance where cries are heard. A wall of shouts, forging a choir with murderous rioting intensity. A title of incredible intensity that made my Totems tremble. Speaking of Vangelis, Chasing Stars is a superb electronic melody which intoxicates us with its carousel of moiré arpeggios which goes up and down under a sky lit by its thousands of stationary prisms. From the Hollows is a dark ambient track with a texture of grainy winds blowing on chimes abandoned in the deserts of the future. The title has a high content of melancholy that manages at times to lead us into sordid ambiences where musicians strum stringed instruments without succeeding in sticking something tangible. There is this piano… but it's far away and you can feel its disinterested pianist. I read somewhere that From the Hollows was composed for Brian Eno's birthday. It looks like him, but I find that there is a lot of life, material and texture to ignore the beauties hi d den in this title. Water Pod is another cheerful and catchy short tune with a festive folk approach. There is some Sensitive Chaos in this title, but in more tribal pagan, and these nice intoxicating tinkles of Gamelan percussions and the zither. Kepler's Return ends this other brilliant Forrest Fang album with a dense atmospheric mosaic filled with drone buzzing. Our ears perceive the presence of this strange choir which has furnished the various walls with the textures of Dark Ambient scattered throughout THE BOOK OF WANDERERS. Built around the residue of chords stretched to the maximum and powdery and dark orchestrations, these walls are the fortresses of an album which offers all its possibilities in order to trap us!
Why sulk his pleasure? Forrest Fang and his music are in a class of their own. Magical, mystical, ethnic and folkloric, THE BOOK OF WANDERERS 'music is a huge atmospheric canvas where it takes us through different stories that all display a high level of profes sionalism. A superb album, powerful, intense and without weaknesses where illusion and disillusion amazes and surprises.

Sylvain Lupari (February 27th, 2020)
 
Additions and changes from December 6 2020 till December 27 2020
*new in stock *
Boddy, Ian - AXIOM (lp) 89515
2020. New release by Ian Boddy. Limited 180 Gramm Vinyl.
$ 31.25 / UKP 21.99 / EURO 24.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=89515

*(back) in stock *
Dyson, John - 3 FOR BREDA (cd single) 33130
1992. 3 versatile tracks by John Dyson, Paul Ward and Anthony Trasher.
$ 8.75 / UKP 6.25 / EURO 6.99
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=33130

*(back) in stock *
Dyson, John - DIFFERENT VALUES (cd) 36690
1994. 3rd solo CD.
$ 21.25 / UKP 14.99 / EURO 16.99
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=36690

*(back) in stock *
Dyson, John - EVOLUTION (cd) gr-086
1989/2003. First solo cd and his absolute best. Great tunes, great melodies. *classic*.
$ 19.75 / UKP 13.99 / EURO 15.75
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=gr-086

*new in stock *
Fang, Forrest - BOOK OF WANDERERS (cd) 66927
$ 19.99 / UKP 13.99 / EURO 15.90
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=66927

*(back) in stock *
Kraftwerk - 50 YEARS KRAFTWERK (book) 76307
Mark Jenkins look on 50 Years of Kraftwerk..
$ 43.75 / UKP 30.75 / EURO 34.95
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=76307

*new in stock *
Kucz, Konrad - PLANETARY (cd) 28446
2020. Konrad Kucz returns with the album "Planetary" to the areas of classic electronics.
$ 17.49 / UKP 12.25 / EURO 13.90
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=28446

*new in stock *
Metcalf, Byron - PRECIPICE OF CHOICE (cd) 20408
$ 19.49 / UKP 13.75 / EURO 15.49
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=20408

*track listing and cover added *
ORBIFOLD C - APEIRON (cd) gr-301
2020. One of the best debut albums of all time. Let ORBIFOLD C become your best discovery of $ 17.25 / UKP 12.25 / EURO 13.75
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=gr-301

*(back) in stock *
Projekt Gamma - DIE REITER DER SCHWARZEN LEGION (cdr) 29973
2019. Filmic Berlin School!! Wonderful music and melodies!.
$ 18.25 / UKP 12.75 / EURO 14.49
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=29973

*new in stock *
Projekt Gamma - MISSION X (cdr) 42405
2020. Electronic music tha could be a soundtrack..
$ 17.49 / UKP 12.25 / EURO 13.90
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=42405

*(back) in stock *
Quaeschning, Thorsten - CAPITOL SESSION (cd) 38937
2020. Live recording at the Ambient Waves Festival.
$ 19.49 / UKP 13.75 / EURO 15.50
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=38937

*(back) in stock *
Quaeschning, Thorsten - MUNICH SESSION (cd) 55854
2019. Recorded live at Nazareth Church, Ambient Waves Festival, May 24th 2019 in Munich..
$ 19.99 / UKP 13.99 / EURO 15.90
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=55854

*new in stock *
Roach, Steve - TOMORROW (cd) 39744
2020. Roach's journey to the center of our self is imbued with anticipation of what tomorrow might bring..
$ 19.99 / UKP 13.99 / EURO 15.90
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=39744

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Schonwalder, Mario & Rothe - FILTER-KAFFEE 101 (cd) 17378
2020. Now on a real CD a great set of music!!.
$ 18.75 / UKP 13.25 / EURO 14.90
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=17378

*(back) in stock *
Schulze, Klaus - 50 YEARS KLAUS SCHULZE (book) 36547
Mark Jenkins look on 50 Years of Klaus Schulze..
$ 43.75 / UKP 30.75 / EURO 34.95
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=36547

*new in stock *
SERENA GABRIEL - INANNAS DREAM (FEAT. STEVE ROACH) (cd) 36798
2020. Produced by ambient pioneer Steve Roach, this album is the premiere release on his new label,SoundQuest Music. 
$ 20.75 / UKP 14.49 / EURO 16.50
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=36798

*(back) in stock *
Tangerine Dream - 50 YEARS (book) 30326
Mark Jenkins look on 50 Years of TD..
$ 48.75 / UKP 34.25 / EURO 39
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=30326

*(back) in stock *
Thorsten Quaeschning + Paul Frick - PROTANOPIA (SEASIDE STAGE SESSION) (cd) 82551
2019. Liveset of the Superbooth Festival Berlin 09.05.2019..
$ 19.99 / UKP 13.99 / EURO 15.90
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=82551

*new in stock *
Thorsten Quaeschning´s Picture Palace music - AUTOKINO + BALLHAUS SESSION (cd) 69742
2020. Live recording at the Autokino Ingolstadt.
$ 19.49 / UKP 13.75 / EURO 15.50
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=69742

*(back) in stock *
V/A - SCHALLPLATTE 22 (cd) 81842
2020. Special release by Schallwende Only a few!!.
$ 15.25 / UKP 10.75 / EURO 12
These are the LAST copies!!
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=81842

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
V/A - SCHALLPLATTE 23 – PHANTASTISCHE KLANGWELTEN (cd) 88044
2020. Special release by Schallwende.
$ 13.75 / UKP 9.75 / EURO 10.90
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=88044

*(back) in stock *
Wavestar - MIND JOURNEY (cd) gr-133
1985/2006. Melodic.
$ 19.75 / UKP 13.99 / EURO 15.75
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=gr-133

*(back) in stock *
Wavestar - WAVESTAR LIVE UKE 1985 (cdr) 41447
$ 17.25 / UKP 12.25 / EURO 13.75
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=41447
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