[Groove] E-News 1223 10th January 2021
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PARALLEL WORLDS AND DAVE BESSELL - PHOSPHENES
The names of Dave Bessell & Parallel Worlds should be familiar to aficionados of the DiN label with various solo & collaborative albums under their belts. “Phosphenes” see these two well respected musicians team up for their third collaborative release on DiN.

Following on from Morphogenic (DiN41, 2012) & Dystopia (DiN56, 2018) this new album builds on their previous work creating an imaginary Synthwave soundtrack. Bakis Sirros the mastermind behind Parallel Worlds provides the skittering rhythmic backdrop to the tracks over which he and Bessell overlay ominous bass lines, twisting melodies and creative sound design that recall a shadow of 1980s John Carpenter film scores. Bessell also adds his unique guitar style that he so effectively uses in his other well known side project with the synth quartet Node. Both musicians make extensive use of modular synth systems but in very different ways that perfectly blend together in these eight atmospheric tracks.

The duo of Bessell and Sirros really do have a unique sound that is unlike anything else released in the world of electronic music and “Phosphenes” presents another chance to enter their darkly twisted sonic world.
 
Re Entrie's
We got CDs in that where long out of print or are sought after.
We have a limited amount so do not wait to long to get your orders in.

Alhedion - KOSMISCHE SPUREN EINES LEBENS (cd) 66266
Arcanum - DAS LABYRINTH (cd) 87442
Ashra - @SHRA (cd) 32410
Kosmos, Patrick - LUCID DREAMS (cd) 25143
Specht, Frank - SEBASTIAN IM TRAUM (cd) 49730
Tangerine Dream - GOBLIN'S CLUB (CMACD566) (cd) 19318
Tangerine Dream - GREAT WALL OF CHINA (cd) 28901
Wittek, Robert - DIFFERENT 9 (cd) 18227
http://www.groove.nl/index3.html

I also play them in this weeks Dreamscape Radio.
http://dreamscape.groove.nl/
 
New CD's 
These products are NEW in our catalog.
Further in this newsletter are more details.

Ron Boots - When it gets dark (cd)
Hyperkube - Remnants (ltd. edition, digipak) (cd)
Music for Installations - STAMP & DELIVER (ltd. edition, digipak) (cd)
Onstruricheit - Live at the PostX (ltd. edition, digipak) (cd)
Parallel Worlds and Dave Bessell - Phosphenes (digipak) (cd)
Resonant Lines - QUANTUM CALL (ltd. edition, digipak) (cd)
Rhea - Close to moving ice (ltd. edition, digipak) (cd)
 
NOW INSTOCK
QUAESCHNING, THORSTEN - BALLHAUS & AUTOKINO SESSIONS
Hyperkube - Remnants (ltd. edition, digipak) (cd)
Music for Installations - STAMP & DELIVER (ltd. edition, digipak) (cd)
Onstruricheit - Live at the PostX (ltd. edition, digipak) (cd)
Resonant Lines - QUANTUM CALL (ltd. edition, digipak) (cd)
Rhea - Close to moving ice (ltd. edition, digipak) (cd)
Mario Schonwalder & Rothe - Filter-kaffee 101 (cardboard sleeve) (cd)
Fang, Forrest - BOOK OF WANDERERS
Fox, Robert - HOUSE OF CHIMES
Metcalf, Byron - PRECIPICE OF CHOICE
V/A - SCHALLPLATTE 23 – PHANTASTISCHE KLANGWELTEN
 
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You can find Dreamscape here.
 
REVIEWS
JOHANNES SCHMOELLING - VP 2020 
http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=22564

Twenty years ago Johannes Schmoelling founded the Victoriapark label. Until then, the former member of Tangerine Dream released albums on the renowned electronic music label Erdenklang. To celebrate this anniversary Johannes released this EP with four songs, in collaboration with Lambert Ringlage of Spheric Music. They are collaborations: two with Johannes' son Jonas Behrens, one with Kurt Ader and one with Lambert Ringlage. Schmoelling’s compositions and playing technique are very recognizable and always melodic. The period he was in Tangerine Dream (1979-1985) are also among the most melodic of their career. The link can be heard very clearly in the opening piece Mountain Blue that he made together with Behrens. The sequences and melodies could have come straight from a TD soundtrack from the eighties. The sequences in Kaleidoscope are also very beautiful. I'm in the middle of a TD album like Logos and Poland. The Stumble, again with Behrens, is a bit more modern in nature. It looks like a part of Orchestral Maneuvers In The Dark but without vocals. Lambert Ringlage is a master of creating beautiful sequences. This in combination with Schmoelling’s melodies make Ancient Ride a beautiful piece. This is a really cool EP. I think Victoriapark can continue for another twenty years if the quality of the music remains the same.

©2020, Paul Rijkens-Dutch progressive rockmagazine iO Pages
 
36927 Fox, Robert - House of Chimes
http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=36927

It's with a buzzing breath that the first bells ring in this new universe of Robert Fox. Quite early, our ears are seized by this fascinating ritornello of the piano whose imperfect circles collect a no less fascinating voice of this female singer who hides in the secrets of an orchestral synth. It's difficult to lift your ears in front of this immense opening title whose cinematographic scents are weaving shivers. Thus, our listening hangs in this piano line which makes its notes ring in a void which is covered with sentimental orchestrations and this synthesized voice. The movement is deliciously slow. It moves forward with the weight of his emotion translated by violins extending slow caresses which now cling to the tssitt-tssitt of the electronic cymbals. We feel a revival in this movement which seems to fly away with a weakness in one side, dragging and circling above muffled and scattered explosions to bring us inside a watchmaking and its variegated jingles. House of Chimes, the title, kicks off an album both dark and very poetic where the multitude of tinkles disrupts time. Robert Fox has found a new formula to question our desire to go further in his musical universe, by linking to his eternal piano notes that ring like the resonances of different bells and chimes whose shimmers in the light are inserted in tones in this universe yet bordering the limits of darkness. There is also this magnificent cyborg singer who has been discreet and very sensual in the halls of HOUSE OF CHIMES whom you never know what we will fall on once past her limits. In short, a lyrical album where the thrills are as numerous as our enchantments.

These are immense waves of sound and water, in the form of sounds, that Murmuration shakes up the ambiences a little with a rhythm initiated and sustained by the clicking of cymbals which flutter gently on the repeated blows of electronic percussions. The rhythm is a good tribal rock in a race against time and takes a melodious path with a piano and arrangements conceived in poetry. A voice hums with a strange sensuality in the ahhh and the humm in ahhh, imitating the songs of magical birds which come and go in graceful pirouettes on a rhythm that has turned into ambient and adorned of very nice percussive effects with tones of soft wood. An incredibly good title which needs these ethereal whispers before concluding. The first impression that comes to us when listening to the opening of The Devil's Puzzle is hearing Mike Oldfield, period The Songs of the Distant Earth. And then comes this piano which unrolls its keyboard in a texture that reminds us that Robert has already played with Code Indigo. Its opening is covered with a water leak. The rhythm sets in with the fragility of a wooden metronome before biting into an intense passage dominated by the harmonic series of a piano and letting go in a vision of Caribbean rhythm. The xylophone makes us dance on the wings of a cloud of violins with soaring lentos in a second part which is more intense and more animated. The opening of Prayers of Light and Darkness plunges me into my memories of Mind Over Matter with this feminine voice whose felted timbre resonates between the synth lines which wave before my eyes. Slow layers of Mellotron implant this dark power of an organ in an esoteric ambience where the astral penchant of these ambiences confront the sibylline visions of a music which suddenly takes a tangent remarkably close to Tangerine Dream's Legend. The non-existent rhythm remains shaken by these explosions without consequences which animate the ambient movements of HOUSE OF CHIMES where the chimes are always slow to come out of their den. The bass drum rolls à la Vangelis make our chills roll and calm the intensity of the moods, allowing Robert Fox to charm us with his piano which serves as a bed for this voice so sweet and yet soulless. Between the resonating drums and the whispers, the f inale draws us into the lair of time and its chimes announcing the second part of this still elusive album.

A buzzing wave makes some small bells quiver and lines of a dreamlike synthesizer at the opening of Lockdown. Torn by its instants of rhythms contained in the essential and its rather ethereal ambient phases, the music and its atmospheric elements take up the main lines of the first 31 minutes of the album in a long moment of atmospheric tenderness. The crucial moment arrives a little before the 4th minute with cries that merge with orgasmic laments forced to remain in anonymity. A heavy explosion falls at the same time, putting Lockdown on the stop before all these elements form the detonation of a violent tribal explosion announced by a Gong a little after the 5th minute. This ethnic rhythm is lively and propelled by percussions in mode: war's tom-toms. Our ears are entitled to a fascinating duel of the vocal capacities of the synth software which seems to be able to exp loit a choir with as many intonations as it needs. This tribal dance exceeds 2 minutes, restoring this splendid title that we want to hear again as soon as possible in a finale that stirs the ashes of its opening. From the opening of House of Chimes to that of Lockdown, Robert Fox has accustomed us to repressed textures that become compact and always on the verge of exploding. But never like here and on the rhythm supported by the ticking of time in Dark Mirror which flows like an excellent marriage of the genres of David Wright and Code Indigo in a beautiful electronic ballad very musical and catchy which wins over 3 ambient phases. Another particularly good track in the purest tradition of the AD Music label. Glimmer of Light presents a rather good suggestive down-tempo with this intonation of a saxophonist and its heartbreak on a rhythm structured on regular beats. A rhythm which crosses its phases of melancholic moods to return with all its aplomb, defying these radiations of t h e celestial voices which pull Glimmer of Light towards a more astral appearance. Rainbow's End brings us to the other side of the unknown with these muffled explosions and these fascinating declarations of submission of the chimes from which emerges a fascinating lullaby, barely audible in this ambient din, carried by the wings of the orchestral tablecloths. As soon as the surreal voice emerges, this cinematic drama becomes more convincing, weaving a finale worthy of the universe of HOUSE OF CHIMES.

A very intense album and more carried by constantly evolving rhythms with unexpected outcomes, I agree with the AD Music press guide to the effect that this latest Robert Fox album requires a good dose of love and patience for his new fans. On the other hand, I'm not really scared for his early fan base since the music of HOUSE OF CHIMES is in many ways quite comparable to the earlier works of the English musician. For my part, I was very touched at times in this work of titanic dime nsions which still has that touch of the England Middle Ages' tales. Excellent, it's one of Robert Fox's incredibly good albums that is good to hear in these strange days.

Sylvain Lupari (November 14th, 2020) 
 
gr-296 Awenson - Aweena
http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=gr-296

On this album (an ode to love, beauty, peace and harmony) Joël Bernard identifies himself with Aweena, a
self-created cosmic divinity bringing humanity the opposite of all the sorrow and aftermath caused by the worldwide covid pandemic. The 77-minute outcome is a kind of contemporary cosmic symphony featuring an assortment of vintage-flavoured sounds, sequencing and textures. Moreover, the celestial, futuristic aural travelogue links to Rolf Trostel, Edgar Froese as well as some of Schulze’s classic 70 works at times where the outcome progresses slowly but surely in a mesmerizing fashion. Mr Bernard’s musical philosophy here is something special as he ties the intergalactic and earthbound together sophistically on each of the seven tracks. Even the strange, surreal and experimental-ish “Nachtmusik” and “Running” -both found at the tail of the release- breathe a unique, hypnotizing charm. All in all, “Aweena” makes a beautiful, timeless piece of synth work. Hats off, Joël. / 4 stars out of 5 

 Bert Strolenberg / SonicImmersion.org
 
CD - Additions and changes from January 1 2021 till January 10 2021

*(back) in stock *
Alhedion - KOSMISCHE SPUREN EINES LEBENS (cd) 66266
2001. 6 tracks. Soundscapes and sequences.
$ 17.49 / UKP 12.25 / EURO 13.90
These are the LAST copies!!
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=66266

*(back) in stock *
Arcanum - DAS LABYRINTH (cd) 87442
2000. Deep dark pulsations and guitar chords.
$ 17.49 / UKP 12.25 / EURO 13.90
These are the LAST copies!!
Details/soundclip/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=87442

*(back) in stock *
Ashra - @SHRA (cd) 32410 (2nd hand)
1998. Original on Think Progessive. 4 tracks from Osaka, Japan Only a few copies.
Out of print (rare).
$ 21.25 / UKP 14.99 / EURO 16.90
These are the LAST copies!!
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=32410

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Boots, Ron - WHEN IT GETS DARK (cd) gr-302
2021. Music from the live concert In Groningen 28-11-2020 @ Byss..
Release date: 10th Jan 2021
$ 17.25 / UKP 12.25 / EURO 13.75
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=gr-302

*new in stock *
Fox, Robert - HOUSE OF CHIMES (cd) 36927
2020. The New Robert Fox.
$ 17.49 / UKP 12.25 / EURO 13.90
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=36927

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Hyperkube - REMNANTS (cd) 80385
2020. only 200 copies recorded live at PostX, Merelbeke, Belgium, November 24th 2018.
Limited edition of 200.
$ 16.25 / UKP 11.49 / EURO 12.90
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=80385

*(back) in stock *
Kosmos, Patrick - LUCID DREAMS (cd) 25143
2000. Two long pieces of each 34+ mins.
Out of print (rare).
$ 17.49 / UKP 12.25 / EURO 13.90
These are the LAST copies!!
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=25143

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Music for Installations - STAMP & DELIVER (cd) 24492
2020. Limited only 200 copies.
Limited edition of 200.
$ 16.25 / UKP 11.49 / EURO 12.90
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=24492

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Onstruricheit - LIVE AT THE POSTX (cd) 72520
2020. Limited only 200 copies.
Limited edition of 200.
$ 16.25 / UKP 11.49 / EURO 12.90
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=72520

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Parallel Worlds and Dave Bessell - PHOSPHENES (cd) 29115
2021. Analog is the maincall here in their 3rd coop! Brilliant..
$ 18.75 / UKP 13.25 / EURO 14.90
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=29115

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Resonant Lines - QUANTUM CALL (cd) 25462
2020. Limited only 200 copies.
Limited edition of 200.
$ 16.25 / UKP 11.49 / EURO 12.90
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=25462

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Rhea - CLOSE TO MOVING ICE (cd) 32124
2020. One great long track these are limited to only 200 copies.
Limited edition of 200.
$ 16.25 / UKP 11.49 / EURO 12.90
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=32124

*(back) in stock *
Specht, Frank - SEBASTIAN IM TRAUM (cd) 49730
2000. 1/2 of Rainbow Serpent goes solo. This is the original CD version on the Invisible Shadows label.
Out of print (rare).
$ 18.75 / UKP 13.25 / EURO 14.90
These are the LAST copies!!
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=49730

*(back) in stock *
Tangerine Dream - GOBLIN'S CLUB (CMACD566) (cd) 19318
1996. On "When Recordings" with "Elf June" track.
$ 17.25 / UKP 12.25 / EURO 13.75
These are the LAST copies!!
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=19318

*(back) in stock *
Tangerine Dream - GREAT WALL OF CHINA (cd) 28901
2000. Exotic soundscapes.
$ 18.75 / UKP 13.25 / EURO 14.90
We have only ONE copy, so order fast!
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=28901

*(back) in stock *
Wittek, Robert - DIFFERENT 9 (cd) 18227
$ 17.49 / UKP 12.25 / EURO 13.90
These are the LAST copies!!
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=18227
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