[Groove] E-News 1226 -31st January 2021

Today, Gert Emmens and me finally started a collaboration. Finally, since we were planning this already for quite some years. It went very well, and it was great fun to work with this musical wizard. Gert has a distinct style that so many in the EM scene love (me among them) so this was a real treat. Pretty sure that this will lead to a collab cd. Next session is booked so!! To be continued!

And Rob Hartemink has made another stunning video with music from me. This time from the brand new album "When it gets dark". Have a look at this great video he made.

Enjoy!! And a BIG thanks to Rob for creating this.
New Groove CD's
GR-303 - Guy-Lian - Solar System Part 1

Here we have a new Groove artist!! Danny Gijbels who under the name "Guy-Lian" (like the famous Belgian chocolates) makes brilliant EM. Born in Belgium (may 1967) his life has always been dominated by music. His father, being a hifi enthousiast, owned more than a thousand albums and an extensive collection of tape reels. Besides rock & roll, disco and country, instrumental music was part of this library. Especially the music of "The Spotnicks" and "The Shadows" drew Danny's attention. A special place was reserved for the organ based music of "The Tornados".

In the second half of the seventies, new artists entered the pop charts with musical styles never heard before. "Jean-Michel Jarre" with “Oxygene” and some years later “Equinox”, "Vangelis" with “Pulstar” and “To The Unknow Man”. These tracks impressed me even more than the former artists. Much had to do with those exotic timbres which were totally different form organs or electric guitars. If you want to read his personal story then I would suggest visiting his cool website

And then there was in 2019 A new chapter::  "Solar System" - Part 1

Danny after investing in additional hardware, was caught by the music virus once again and started two new concepts/projects: one with the name of "Solar System". This album was to become his musical journey through our solar system, starting with the sun and ending with the controversial (ex-)planet Pluto. Every planet is given its own song with its own ambiance. And now we have here Part 1 of this musical journey!
Free Floating Grooves

We have something special planned again with Free Floarting Grooves.
A promo CD that will be given away with special music from Groove artists who made some great unique music for this sampler.  With every order of more then 3 CDs of none Groove or 2 CD's from the Groove catalog you get this great musical treat for free!!
Just order it along with your order for just € 0.00 Euro :-) and there will only be 400 !! Copies and gone is gone. The first Free Grooves was sold out within 6 months! It is available from the 5th of February. 

On this GR-902 sampler is unique music from some of the best EM artists we have.
Here is the track listing!! Talk about soem great artists

Martin Peters - Sonic Adventure - 13:10.38
Spyra - SpyriFy 02short NEUMix Etude K - 08:15.56
Dyson-Ward - ICE - 04:56.53
Gert Emmens - Outpost part 1 - 12:25.33
Rudy Adrian - Caves At Dusk - 06:25.24
Awenson - Cosmic Theme - 09:20.34
VoLt - Sunstorm Aurora - 07:03.34
Beyond Berlin - Tercera - E-Live 2017 - 17:35.08

Maxxess - Reactivate

Hello friends of Maxxess his music,
20 years after the release of my first CD ELCETRIXX (2001) I am making myself heard again. I am proud to present you my seventh instrumental solo work REACTIVATE . REACTIVATE ties in seamlessly with its predecessor works and again forges a bridge between electronic music and progressive rock. Warm sound collages, powerful rhythm structures and monstrous guitar walls alternate and bring this atmospheric, dense music to the point.

Nick Magnus - Inhaling green (re-issue)

Remastered from the original DAT mix tapes, this 2020 re-issue of my second album Inhaling Green (1999) includes two bonus tracks: a completely new recording of 'Night of the Condor' from my first album 'Straight On Til morning', and a brand new instrumental piece 'Lord Percy's Folly', co-written with Dick Foster exclusively for this release.  The album comes packaged in an LP-style mini gatefold sleeve with redesigned artwork.
Erik Wollo -  Recurrence

“I chose the title RECURRENCE,” Erik reflects, “because much of the music is built upon the idea of presenting a theme or a melodic element at the beginning of each song. This element is repeated later but within a new musical environment that evolved during the progress of the composition. It is a simple idea I’ve used on previous albums, though it’s more defined this time around. Compare it to a place you revisit and a new occurrence of something that happened or appeared before are revealed. On the revisit you explore new angles, seeing and feeling new aspects of the same experience.”

Space Art -  Entrevues

Music by Dominique Perrier / Tommy Rizzitelli, except:
"Lunes" by Lucile Latour / D.Perrier.
"Space News" by Michel Valy / D.Perrier.
"Drone" by Dominique Perrier.

Mastering for LP: Patrick Pelamourgues.
Mastering for CD and DL: Michel Geiss

Mix: Tommy Rizzitelli ("Retrouvailles"/"Inox"/"Atmosphere"), Frank Redlich ("Lunes"/"Psychadeliose"/"Meteo"/"Space News"/"2B"), Jimmy Delsart ("Nous Savons Tout (remix)"). “Psychadeliose (Remyx)” remixed by Remy Stroomer.
These products are NEW in our catalog.
Further in this newsletter are more details.

Guy-Lian - Solar System Part 1 (cd)
Nick Magnus - Inhaling green (re-issue) (cd)
Maxxess - Reactivate (cd)
Steve Roach - Into the Majestic (digipak) (cd)
Space Art - Entrevues (digipak) (cd)
V/A - Free floating Grooves (ltd. edition) (cd)
Erik Wollo - Recurrence (digipak) (cd)
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
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)
Ron Boots - When it gets Dark.
Mario Schonwalder & Rothe - Filter-kaffee 101 (cardboard sleeve) (cd)

Thanks for your time.
Ron Boots

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gr-302 - Boots, Ron - When it gets dark

The period of confinement forced the artistic community to reinvent the rules for its survival. It took a certain period of time to finally see the appearance of shows on internet platforms. At the level of the Berlin School-style of EM, the prize goes to Bas Broekhuis and his Byss Studio where REMY and Däcker, the video is still available, Skoulaman and Ron Boots, among others, gave intimate performances absolutely free of charge which were broadcast on Facebook. Ron Boots' performance took place on November 28, 2020. Encouraged by his fans and his entourage, the boss of Groove looked into the possibility of making an album. Not entirely satisfied with the result, our friend Ron started adding chords and effects when requested. In his own way, he has Tangenizing the whole thing in spaces needed. In return, this activity took place when he was alone and in the shadows of his studio, hence the title WHEN IT GETS DARK and the ambiences surroun d ing the rhythmic progression of his very good performance at the end of November 2020.

A reverberating line is transformed into a thick cloud of sound radioactivities which sweeps the horizons with an approach as prismatic as the title of this latest Ron Boots album. The radioactive mass moving slowly, our ears are the witnesses of these iridescent streaks which pierce the shell. A voice in a vocoder mumbles phrases whose incomprehension is even more blurred by an avalanche of synth pads and layers as well as light fluty tunes which perceive this possibility of cleaning up the ambiences. Rather, it's an ambient rhythmic structure that emerges around the 6 minutes. Hesitant, this rhythm remains well in withdrawal welcoming a string of arpeggios in different and nuanced colors whose plasticized choreography stigmatizes in a suspended spheroidal dance. The moods are as dark as ever with an arsenal of gas jets and powdered drizzle as the synth emits a series of moans to define 7:08 in its role of contemporary chthonic mood music. Packed in a stationary mass, these oscillations form the cradle of a rhythm rolling constantly on its impulses and its comings and goings, creating the illusion of an imaginary passage. King of his domain in suspension, Ron Boots makes hatching his solos which fly over this frozen rhythm in a Mephistophelic vibe. These solos scream while drawing luminous arabesques above a structure which little by little sees its riches disappear in a long dying finale. The oscillations became static sparkles and the solos invite the musical craftsmen to beat in retirement. There is life in this finale which drifts into the dark moods of 36:55. In fact, since the opening of WHEN IT GETS DARK, the ambiences remain in tune with its title, like that of the cover rather revealing of the state of mind of Ron Boots during the tangenizing of his album.

Three minutes later, the rhythm dispels the obscure elements of the opening by offering a Pyrami d Peak approach in a setting that reminds us of the Tangerine Dream from the Franke-Froese-Schmoelling years. Minimalist and magnetizing, this rhythmic framework is as lightly catchy as it's melodious. Dazzling arpeggios dance there while more austere chords cast this neurasthenic shadow which breathes in every corner of WHEN IT GETS DARK. We are at the borders of the 8th minute when the rhythm is enriched with the presence of percussions and low pulsations which dance with this sequence of peaceful and morphic rhythm. 36:55 becomes heavier and more threatening. A great electronic rhythm invading our neurons with superb nuances in its development, arousing admiration and curiosity for the continuation of things. We are in the land of the real Berlin School, of contemporary Klaus Schulze with these whirling sequences which draw a subtly ascending line where Ron puts down good solos. If the solos fade away, their distant sonorous gleams weave rich ambiences under this rhythm moving m o re quickly, like a conqueror close to his goal. Other solos escape to compete with these serious chords and their venoms of intimidation. In return, their tunes are embalmed with this fatal vision which gradually takes hold of the chthonian finale with its murmuring noises, its 70s-style Tangerine Dream trumpet lines, its synth line rotating like the eye of a lighthouse at night over a deserted village, its effects of fog and its vocoder voices. These surrounding elements lead us to 59:59 which needs a good 6 minutes of ambient idleness with layers and pads of mist waving like celestial bodies adrift. If the image is astral, it's quite the opposite for these ambiences which are all the same more translucent, unlike 7:08 whose main elements are at the source of 59:59 which, after more than 6 minutes of vapors of ether and of Neuronium voices, let go a timid structure of rhythm based on oscillating loops. The brilliance of these loops, the stealthy structure of the bass-sequence and t he percussive elements are the basis of a rhythm whose essences come from 7:08. The tssitt-tssitt of the cymbals add a certain fluidity to the rotational spasms of the oscillations, drawing up more firmly this minimalist route where the solos have a darker hue, but remain exquisite by their musical presence. Master of his technique, Ron Boots amazes us here with this solid structure of minimalist rhythm which begins to lose its pawns some 4 minutes before the ending. And again, the bass line remains present to make us groove with our feet suspended in the void.

I missed Ron Boots! If we do the math, more than 2 years separate us from Once the Dust Settles, another album imagined in the abyss. An excellent Ron Boots album, with some technical flaws that we forgive, so much the envelope of WHEN IT GETS DARK is that close to genius!

Sylvain Lupari (January 23rd, 2021)
29115 Parallel Worlds and Dave Bessell - Phosphenes

A phosphene is a phenomenon that results in the sensation of seeing spontaneous light or the appearance of spots in the eyes. In music it can be translated by sudden rhythms and a sound fauna which is equivalent to these spots which make us see different shapes behind closed eyelids. Third album of the Dave Bessell & Parallel Worlds duo, PHOSPHENES always draws the listener towards these horror music atmospheres that the two musicians exploit wonderfully together or solo.

The resonant pulses of a bass line bring a keyboard to sculpt a sweet horrific melody under the hoots of synth strata disguised as wolves. And very early on, the rhythm of Transformation becomes stubborn and aims for a linear form in which it rushes straight ahead. Pouf, our ears hear in black and white! Theatrical, the rhythm increases its cadence as much as its strength by ignoring this barrier of sound effects, clicks and farcical stuff to reach a passage which is mom entarily extinguished to bring us back to square one. This time, the setting retains its theatrical vision of horror which is accentuated with the staccato effect of its arrangements. The intensity is just as compact in this second round which brings us nowhere, except for a funny finale. This little Electronica side linked to the effects of slamming percussions, this devilish air and these ambiences are familiar to us from having heard them in Dystopia. But where is the link? Even though I have peeled the 56 minutes of PHOSPHENES that always this link between its atmospheres drawn from its well of horrors seems invisible to me. And yet! These trickeries for the eyes can become very interesting artistic poles for creative artists who see Evil everywhere. Empire makes its bed next to Transformation. It clings to the same landscape and develops a rhythm as catchy as it is melodious. A diabolical rhythm which digs its earworm in an ambience of old nonsense and witches on electronic br o oms. This rhythmic melody spits out a vomit venom which flows over a tight play of percussions. Its middle is a seedy rendezvous between our ears and this melody become naked that tries to charm us with its toothless sarcastic smile. An ambient moment filled with this ambience to scare and which ties in with this second impetus of Empire which flees with a rhythm too energetic for its melody. And that won't be the only thing that goes out of tune in this great album! Obscure Memories displays all the incredible Luciferian decor that surrounds each movement, rhythmic or not, of PHOSPHENES. It is a hybrid title, dividing its 11 minutes between Mephistophelian vibes and rhythms trapped in traps of Luciferian ambiences. The guitar moans like a deeply wounded beast while the percussions hammer a blurred rhythmic vision with strikes which need this echo to become memorable.

Silent Observer is a title without rhythmic debates. The atmospheric genre with delicately drummed percussi ons, as if to add to the suspense of the story. Organic fauna also inspires this feeling with its effects of rhythmic stridulation. For the rest, it is a kind of procession with monks dressed in white and circling in a hidden night. The keyboard possesses our mind with a melody vaguely reminiscent of the myths and legends of Michael Myers who has always been a silent observer. Flirting between the ambiguity of rhythms propelled by jerks and these ambiences dancing on the razor of a mirror, Darkest Color is this kind of title that could sell the colors of PHOSPHENES without any remorse. This Darkest Color's vibes breathe this enigmatic aura of Silent Observer. Its rhythm is on the other hand better defined with gently beaten percussions and other more dramatic ones while the title invades the territories of Electronica. The percussions add a new tone with steel tssitt-tssitt and its jostling effects in the flow. The harmonious side is defined by a synth whose vocals remain as harmon i ous as they are enigmatic with a trickle of voices drooling in the dark seconds. There is a superb intensity that shakes the track, giving even more demoniacal madness to this track filled with rubbery chirps, sibylline shadows and which ends with static elements of an old transistor communicating with the afterlife. Mindgames copies the model but with a fascinating prismatic melody which radiates on the treasure of percussions and of percussive organic effects. But not as much as this Crimsonian guitar which returns to revive memories of collective paranoia.

Very sour breaths open Dream Creator, a track with the scents of Mark Shreeve and of the Dystopia album. If the rhythm is like these lifeless rhythms, it beats sharply intermittently in a sumptuous setting for a horror film. To make us tremble, the ambiences are nourished by this organic and percussive flora, always very creative, which encloses a demonic melody blown by a keyboard/synth in mode lullaby for a night of terro r. I'm telling you, listening to this album on an evening when everything is off is a door to our inner fear. In broad daylight, we also fall for the childish melodies, written in the territories of Lucifer, and for these sound effects which never stop to make the musical fauna of PHOSPHENES sparkle. The album ends in the juvenile attractions of Inner Beacon. Without doubt the most hypocritical title of this 56-minute repertoire which only serves to bamboozle the more virginal ears with a beautiful melody and its poignant arrangements. The sound effects, the organic fauna and that fat laughter camouflaged in the setting of its finale are an invitation to join the lair of the barbaric illusions of PHOSPHENES. A great album my friends. An album at the height of what DiN can produce and at the height of Dave Bessell & Parallel Worlds. A duo that complements each other wonderfully and that must eat often at the table of the Evil One!

Sylvain Lupari (January 11th, 2021) NAME: Sylvain Lupari
Additions and changes from January 14 2021 till January 31 2021
*new in stock *
Adeptus Mechanicus - DIVER (cdr) 28673
2020. BerlinSeq music in the style of Tangerine Dream.
$ 14.99 / UKP 10.49 / EURO 11.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=28673

*new in stock *
Adeptus Mechanicus - IN THE BLOOD (cdr) 49736
2020. BerlinSeq music in the style of Tangerine Dream.
$ 14.99 / UKP 10.49 / EURO 11.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=49736

*new in stock *
Adeptus Mechanicus - ORGANIC SEQUENCES (cdr) 14492
2020. BerlinSeq music in the style of Tangerine Dream.
$ 14.99 / UKP 10.49 / EURO 11.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=14492

*new in stock *
Anastheus - AUTOMATIC MUSIC (cdr) 58180
2020. Space Seq music.
$ 14.99 / UKP 10.49 / EURO 11.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=58180

*new in stock *
Anastheus - BLUE ELECTRIC FIELDS (cdr) 36497
2020. Space Seq music.
$ 14.99 / UKP 10.49 / EURO 11.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=36497

*new in stock *
Anastheus - STAR TRAVEL 1 (cdr) 47358
2020. Space Seq music.
$ 14.99 / UKP 10.49 / EURO 11.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=47358

*(back) in stock *
Axess - ZEN (cd) 43885
2020. Rhythmic sequencer.
$ 18.25 / UKP 12.75 / EURO 14.49
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=43885

*new in stock *
Blokzijl, Gert - BUT YOU ARE STILL THERE (cdr) 50608
2020. BerlinSeq music.
$ 14.99 / UKP 10.49 / EURO 11.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=50608

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Guy-Lian - SOLAR SYSTEM PART 1 (cd) gr-303
2021. Ifyou like the music of Vangelis and Eirc vd Heijden you are going to love this new release.
$ 17.25 / UKP 12.25 / EURO 13.75
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=gr-303

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Magnus, Nick - INHALING GREEN (RE-ISSUE) (cd) 25225
2020. 'Symfo' Vangelis.
$ 18.75 / UKP 13.25 / EURO 14.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=25225

*new in stock *
Martin, Ken - AEOLIS PALUS (cdr) 37417
2020. Melodic EM with Sequencing on the side.
$ 14.99 / UKP 10.49 / EURO 11.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=37417

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Maxxess - REACTIVATE (cd) 42520
2021. Instrumental rock with lots of guitar.
$ 18.75 / UKP 13.25 / EURO 14.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=42520

*new in stock *
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/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=29115

*(back) in stock *
Pyramid Peak - SYMMETRY (cd) 33720
2020. The brand new release by Pyramid Peak!!.
$ 18.25 / UKP 12.75 / EURO 14.50
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=33720

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Roach, Steve - INTO THE MAJESTIC (cd) 48673
$ 19.99 / UKP 13.99 / EURO 15.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=48673

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Space Art - ENTREVUES (cd) 29991
$ 21.25 / UKP 14.99 / EURO 16.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=29991

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=gr-902

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Wollo, Erik - RECURRENCE (cd) 19692
2021. Ambient, rhythmic and melodic.
$ 18.75 / UKP 13.25 / EURO 14.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=19692
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