[Groove] E-News 1232 - 20th March 2021
 
Tonight Schallewelle Award online!!
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9Z7of0S5aHCLnUUvpu-5pw

2021- The Big prize-giving video.
Today on Saturday, March 20, 2021 the time has come.
The sound wave award ceremony starts at 7.30 p.m.!


Here is the link to our YouTube channel.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9Z7of0S5aHCLnUUvpu-5pw

Look forward to the full-length video of the award ceremony: Video direct
Chat, comment, subscribe, forward, link, spread the word!
If you like, you can chat with the other viewers online.
(The Schallwelle / schallwende crew is also involved.)

With the YouTube premiere variant, you cannot fast forward but you can rewind and take a break.
From about 10:35 p.m., the video will be available as normal (including the chapter control), and the chat can still be viewed! If there is something new we will keep you updated.


https://schallwelle-preis.de
We look forward to every visit!
A heartfelt happiness!
Sylvia Sommerfeld.

 
 
New on Groove. (release date 28th March)
http://www.groove.nl/index3.html

GR-307 - Beyond Berlin - Epiphany

1- Reconciliation - [24:05]
2- Artificial - [15:19]
3 -Epiphany - [27:59]

A new collaboration of two of the finest EM Musicians from The Netherlands, Rene de Bakker and Martin Peters join in the 3 rd release as Beyond Berlin.. Inspired great analog sequencer based music. The music has it's foundation in the Berlin School of Electronic Music. "We try to go back to the basics when analog synthesizers and step sequencers ruled the electronic music", artists say.
But this is after Totem and Fine Tunes the next leap in their musical conquest. Soaring Leads over multilayerd Sequences, It doesn't get better then this!


GR-10007 - Akikaze - Disorders

1- Echolalia - [17:18]
2- Bipolar distrotion - [30:06]
3- Mood Swings - [30:16]


A release that was only as download released in 2019, but the music is really cool and we wanted to have this for all those who love a phisycal release. The music is inline with his latest release Deadlock. Akikaze music as we know it. Versatile EM with roots in the Berlin School. A lovely release!!
 
 
New release, one from Robert Schroeder and the other from Mythos.
http://www.groove.nl/index3.html

Robert Schroeder - Pyroclast - 37584

After C'est Magique (Spheric Music 2020) we can enjoy new pyroclastic music streams. Robert Schroeder takes us on a trip through electronic soundscapes with deep atmospheres and great effect sounds. Sometimes we think: This is pure cosmos! Then we are in a bizarre sound world walking further into a harmonic melody part. Then it gets pulsating sequencer based with a hypnotic-spheric touch, finally leading into wonderful choir sounds. Exothermic Energy is a real highlight on this CD!
Once again this is a special album with exquisite sounds. Sometimes we have to think of Klaus Schulze when hearing this mysterious and hypnotic atmosphere.


Mythos - Berliner Schule Sequencing - 69421

The legendary PILZ label released the first album of the Berlin-based electronic group Mythos in 1972. The current album, Berliner Schule Sequencing, is a brand-new production and the first new release on the PILZ label for 45 years. Mastermind Stephan Kaske presents the typical sound cascades and sequences of the Berlin School.
 
 
Alexander Boehm - Ocean - 73911

The album is an emotionally loaded disc, with fat basses and spherical inserts, surrounded by many melodies. A new name but the music is really cool! Check Dreamscape radio!! Many will love this
 
 
NEW !!
These products are NEW in our catalog.
Further in this newsletter are more details.
http://www.groove.nl/index3.html

Age - Hypnagogie (cdr)
Akikaze - Disorders (cdr)
Alexander Boehm - Ocean (cdr)
Can Atilla - Sems-i Rumi (cd)
Beyond Berlin - Epiphany (cd)
Marakas - MAGNETIC ISLAND (digipak) (cdr)
ModularWhite - Lemondream (cdr)
Mythos - Berliner Schule Sequencing (digipak) (cd)
Robert Reed - Cursus (CD/DVD) (digipak) (cd + video)
Robert Reed - Cursus - +Bonus CD (2CD/DVD) (digipak) (2-cd + video)
Robert Reed - Cursus 123 430 - +Bonus CD and Book (2CD/DVD) (digipak) (2-cd + video)
Robert Schroeder - Pyroclast (cd)
Skoulaman - Byssed (cd)
Spyra - Hospital (cd)
Rene van der Wouden - A night at the Manor (cdr)
Rene van der Wouden - Assurance (cdr)
Rene van der Wouden - Cinnamon Horizons (cdr)
Rene van der Wouden - Luftraum (cdr)
Rene van der Wouden - Return of the stargazer (cdr)
Rene van der Wouden - Shimmer Winter Days (cdr)
Rene van der Wouden - Sound of Silence (cdr)
Rene van der Wouden - Stargazer (cdr)
Rene van der Wouden - Trust (cdr)

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Dreamscape Radio show 582 is on line .
You can find Dreamscape here.
http://www.dreamscaperadio.nl

Thanks for your time

Ron Boots

 
 
REVIEWS
 
gr-304 FD.Project - Other side of and More

Happiness is in music! It's when I receive an album from an artist that I love as much as Frank Dorittke that I repeat this sentence to myself. And so, it is true.
In an album that wants to be neither more nor less to be a sequel to The Other Side of FD Project ... Quadea and The Other Side of FD Project ... Nocturna, THE OTHER SIDE OF… AND MORE… offers a hybrid approach where a long river-track goes alongside 3 shorter ones with more rock dimensions, even technoïd. A music where the scents of Mike Oldfield always remain at the heart of its charms and make a very beautiful album that this synth-guitar duality so unique in the universe of FD Project always makes much more beautiful ...

And it begins with a polarizing wave and its undulating shadow in a murky universe where chthonian whispers lurk. Luminous streaks are added to this backdrop of shadows and of muddy tones, creating a sonic magma that winds up constantly widening th e gap between its beginning and its end. The movement is therefore slow with sounds of percussive echoes in a cave from where we can hear the movements of rattlesnakes' tails. The echo of a sequence vibrates some 210 seconds farther. A minute later, that distant shadow of rhythm takes on a more lively form with the combat of a lone key and a bass-line of pulsations. Encrusted in a minimalist approach, the rhythm of The Other Side Of ... Part 1 literally comes to life around the 6th minute. Playing cat and mouse in a more musical choreography, the sequencer and this line of bass-pulses form a hypnotizing rhythm under a first dark sky with a heaviness that sticks our shoulders to our ribs. But beware of you! Pay attention to the many enchanting traps that punctuate the 4 parts of this long title-track. The first one to take us by surprise is this series of percussive elements stolen from the tails of rattlesnakes which will quietly condition our cortex to hear these Gothic chains whi c h opened the doors of the immense underground gutters in this period when torture was the national sport of the barbarians. The ambiences around these effects take on a sinister appearance with moans drowned in distortion and prismatic chants as the fatal march of the monks who own these dungeons evolve from corridor to floor. In return, we feel a more reassuring vision with these clearings in the timbre of the voices and these radiant waves which guide us to these percussions which revive this quiet rhythm just before the 12th minute. This slightly more heightened flow takes place over a little 90 seconds before the 3rd form of The Other Side Of ... Part 1 is taking its ease in Techno-rock for limp legs.

The Other Side Of ... Part 2 falls lifeless with a pack of breezes and dark woosshh so fused together they form a dense and compact tonal body with the possibility of progressing by implosions. The echo of a percussive sequence resounds in a layer of celestial voices which joined this slow movement, while other layers of percussion introduce the first riffs of a guitar. Everything remains ambient and everything remains frozen up until the 30th minute, where the sequencer activates a first draft of electronic rhythm to THE OTHER SIDE OF… AND MORE… A pulsing bass-line outbids for a more lively presence to which Frank Dorritke adds an organic effect that radiates even more under the guitar solos. The synth also puts its touch while remaining less convincing than the guitar whose incisive solos try to polish the fluidity of this spasmodic rhythm. And after the amplified silence of the void, The Other Side Of ... Part 4 modifies this spasmodic structure to inject some clumsy keys into it in a rhythmic scheme which ogles the frontiers of Electronica. The dazed zigzags, which trace these lines of rhythms exceeding the 0.8 limit on the resonances of solid bass-sequence hits, are as charming as these fascinating solos of a guitar-synth fusion which gives a r e gurgitating talk-box effect in a too short lapse of time for all the charms of this last part of The Other Side Of ...

The desire to hear again this long segment of 47 minutes having become stronger than to hear the rest of the album, it's thus with 2 or 3 listenings late compared to The Other Side Of ... that I undertook this section that Frank D names And More… A staccato effect enshrouded of electronic reverberations brings Polarlight out of its introductory limbo. A more lively rhythm emerges from the reverberating layers of a synth-accordion, giving birth to a rhythm structure à la Edgar Froese's Stuntman, Drunken Mozart in the Desert. A slight ringing is heard between the multiple cascades of the synth layers. It guides the now minimalist structure of Polarlight in a very Mike Oldfield's vision where are floating many guitar solos unique to FD Project's touch. And if we concentrate enough, we can even hear distant scents of Tubular Bells on Polarlight. A guitar that h as become more symbolic in this second part of FD's new album. She pulls the best of the German musician in the very flamboyant Black Mirror, an aggressive techno with its dance floor vision and where the guitar multiplies its solos in another thought for Mike Oldfield. But not as much as on La Mémoire where the heavy and slow rhythm really breathes by Tubular Bells. As good as it's beautiful! I would write that too in order to properly situate this last album by an artist who is still so very attractive ...

Sylvain Lupari (March 14th, 2021) ****¼* 
 
 29991 Space Art - Entrevues

To tell you about the time spent trying to tame this album! And yet ... And yet, I drank every note of Trip in the Center Head and the eponymous album at the end of the 70's. And yet, from the first piano chords in Lunes I noticed a little colder side. There's that buzz, too, lurking around this digital sequenced momentum. I was a little lost, as if confused! It was not this sound recollection that was wandering somewhere in my memories. The synth on the other hand was the same. And when its so melodious chant got lost in the heavy strikes of percussions, in order to structure a Jazz Lounge or even a cosmic Blues, with this appearance of saxophone taking the place of a false guitar. I was more than confused. And what about the progressive Jazz of Psychadeliose? I was definitely not in my place. Especially that Retrouvailles sounded alike. Synth with aromas of saxophone and nervous percussions. I thought of hearing Chick Corea. I stopped ever y thing! And I put it in my drawer 13. It was late January 2020! Deserted Island Music kicked off the rebirth of Space Art with only a vinyl version of ENTREVUES. At the time I asked Remy Stroomer, the owner of DIM, if this vinyl was going to become a CD or a digital format. He wasn't sure. Still unable to tame it, I discussed it with Remy, I gave up the idea of writing a review that would be unfavorable because I didn't like the genre, nor this sound. The months passed and I did try a few listenings… Until the album was officially released in CD and in download format in early December. So, I listened to the first 2 albums of the famous French duo. From now on, I was ready to talk to you about ENTREVUES.

Lunes' piano is dazzling. Descending lazily from its keyboard, the resonance of its notes meets keyboard riffs which draw improvised circles until it crosses the synth. The latter's air is as beautiful than melancholic. It cooes with ease and with that old-fashioned tone up until it gets harpooned by the drums and a heavy suggestive bassline. Lunes comes down from its throne to dance in the arms of a slow cosmic dance with a Blues aroma. Heavy and whirling like in this first dance with my first girlfriend, the music cannot hide its EM petticoat which surrounds it with sequences fluttering in this mist without drizzle, unique to the art of electronic music. First observation, and comparison for comparison; this first title of ENTREVUES is essentially built on the same kind of compositions that we find on the first 2 albums of Space Art. Short and structured compositions around refrains and verses, obviously without words, with a place for solos. That's the backbone of this new album where each track flirts with an average of 4 minutes, like in the years 77-78, with a few exceptions. Dominique Perrier's synth is still oneiric with its perfumes of a trumpeter sitting on a quarter of the moon. This distinctive sound, based on a mix of trumpet and guitar, is st i ll dominant. Even the guitar's patches are amazing. Roger Rizzitelli's drums have become those of his son Tommy. And in no way the drum pattern has lost a second of surgical precision, slowly bringing me to my senses. In an attentive listening trapped in my Totems, this Space Art's comeback album also enjoys a very good realization with a sound as precise as it is frank in a sound envelope which enhances the value of the compositions all sculpted around a recurring pattern, short and lively tracks. And as much Psychadeliose had initially recommended to me to give up, as its madness became contagious, and as much I like this opening filled with chimes sequenced à la King Crimson (Larks' Tongues in Aspic). This duality between the ferocious drums and its counterweight in sequences, while the synth seems above this percussive melee while blowing harmonies which take the form of broken solos on the reefs of a lightning electronic Jazz-Rock, is a summit. efficiency here. Take out your h e adphones and sharpen your eardrums, the joy is in the percussions! Sorry, but Retrouvailles always has the same effect on me.

A poignant title with an intense synth-guitar solo and a majestic contemporary EM hymn, Meteo offers us a structure armed with a movement of the sequencer that brings us closer to the excellent L'obsession D'Archibald that we find on Trip in the Center Head. The title climbs into our emotions with a movement of bass-sequences as sustained as this Roger Waters' in One of These Days. Very structured, the movement runs in a good electronic rock where clings the presence of a synth imitating a guitar and which brings back the unbridled rhythm in a melodious phase decorated with a magnificent solo. Meteo goes back to an electronic rock mode for its last rhythm lap before succumbing to another phase of intensity that brings it to its final. A great track with great guitar! The more we go, the more ENTREVUES emerges with Space Art's old coat of arms! Inox falls between our ears with a heavy and slow rhythm, like a good electronic slow. The sound travels between yesterday and today with these aromas of guitar magnetized by an excellent bass, played here by Michel Valy, which even marries the flamboyance of this synth-guitar sound combination. A big slow with a very good drum! Atmosphere is a mainly built in the same mold of cosmic slow beat with a dialogue-style synth, sounding a bit like Jean-Michel Jarre, in its second lap. The attack of Space News makes us jump with a nervous quivering rhythm to finally feed on an acid rock eyeing towards Techno. What should be remembered is this wild rhythm in a dynamic decor à la Daft Punk where the vocoder is not unpleasant at all. Powerful, intense and hammering! Like 2B and its pulsating rhythm to make this synth-guitar bawl. The title falls in a powerful and intense slow with arpeggios running in harmonious loops on another rhythm of lead. The album ends with an incendiary version of Nous Savons T o ut, remixed and vitaminized by Diakar. We are in a solid techno-rave mode here! I have the vinyl version of this ENTREVUES, so it's the only edition that includes Space News. Now, the CD version comes with a different order for 2B to end with Drone and Psychadeliose (Remyx), while the download version offers only 8 tracks. Psychadeliose (Remyx) is this 8th title and is preceded by 2B. Drone has nothing of its title with a synth-pop driven by a synth in dialogue mode. Structured according to the same principle as the other titles, it offers a semi-catchy rhythm with a short verse animated by a synth-guitar solo which will return in the final with a more inspiring guitar offering. This is the guide to the new IEM (Intelligent Electronic Music)! Psychadeliose (Remyx) is less violent while being more rock. Lively rock with an approach of street gang rhythm leaping with a victorious allure being king of its alley. If you have a title not to be missed, this is it! In this case, we must f o rget Nous Savons Tout (Remixed by Diakar). One day, there may be a best of in order to find these titles. One day! Who knows? Editions of the eponymous album and Trip in the Center Head remastered from the original soundtracks would therefore also be welcome. In the meantime, there is this ENTREVUES!

From yesterday to today, the musical structure of Space Art has not changed with short, well-structured titles. The sound is not the same, in particular this audacious synthesized guitar which is absolutely brilliant and these percussions whose surgical strikes carry us from rock to Jazz without forgetting these lascivious cosmic Blues. A solid album whose 3 versions are mixed independently of the visions of Patrick Pelamourgues, who mastered the vinyl edition while Michel Geiss took care of the CD and downloadable editions. The moral here is to take your time before writing that this ENTREVUES is an excellent album with such punchy, dynamic music that deserves its place in a d iscography separated by almost 40 years ...

Sylvain Lupari (February 24th, 2021)
 
Additions and changes
Additions and changes from March 1 2021 till March 20 2021

*new entry / released *
Age - HYPNAGOGIE (cdr) gr10004
2021. Filmic and at times haunting.
$ 17.25 / UKP 12.25 / EURO 13.75
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=gr10004

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Akikaze - DISORDERS (cdr) gr10007
2021. First CD release from this album of 2019..
$ 17.25 / UKP 12.25 / EURO 13.75
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=gr10007

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Alexander Boehm - OCEAN (cdr) 73911
2021. A great first release from this new name!.
$ 17.25 / UKP 12.25 / EURO 13.75
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=73911

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Atilla, Can - SEMS-I RUMI (cd) 27165
2017. Exciting, fast and melodic EM with a World and Country twist.
$ 19.99 / UKP 13.99 / EURO 15.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=27165

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Beyond Berlin - EPIPHANY (cd) gr-307
2021. By now Beyond Berlin is a household name in the Berlin School scene and with this stunning new release they prove why. Soring, at times Soft in others this is a new stunning release!!.
Release date: April 2021
$ 18.49 / UKP 12.99 / EURO 14.75
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=gr-307

*(back) in stock *
Eloy - OCEAN (REMASTERD) (cd) 67350
2010. Progressive space rock.
$ 12.49 / UKP 8.75 / EURO 9.90
Details/soundclip/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=67350

*new entry / released *
ModularWhite - LEMONDREAM (cdr) gr10005
$ 17.25 / UKP 12.25 / EURO 13.75
Details/soundclip/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=gr10005

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Mythos - BERLINER SCHULE SEQUENCING (cd) 69421
2020. Great new Berlin School release..
$ 17.25 / UKP 12.25 / EURO 13.75
Details/soundclip/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=69421

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Reed, Robert - CURSUS 123 430 - +BONUS CD AND BOOK (2CD/DVD) (2-cd + video) 69153
2020. ROBERT REED: CURSUS 123 430 (Ltd Special Edition CD+DVD in 4-Panel Card) BONUS CD in Card Sleeve + 20-Page BOOK.
$ 31.25 / UKP 21.99 / EURO 24.90
Details/soundclip/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=69153

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Reed, Robert - CURSUS - +BONUS CD (2CD/DVD) (2-cd + video) 26497
2020. CD+DVD in 4-Panel Card Sleeve + Special Bonus CD "A Symphonic Poem".
$ 24.99 / UKP 17.49 / EURO 19.90
Details/soundclip/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=26497

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Reed, Robert - CURSUS (CD/DVD) (cd + video) 48180
2020. CD+DVD in 4-Panel Card Sleeve.
$ 18.75 / UKP 13.25 / EURO 14.90
Details/soundclip/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=48180

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Schroeder, Robert - PYROCLAST (cd) 37584
2021. Hypnotic sounds and patterns.
$ 18.75 / UKP 12.99 / EURO 14.80
Details/soundclip/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=37584

*new entry / released *
Skoulaman - BYSSED (cd) gr-306
2021. Live recording of his great concert at the Byssed Studio in 2020. A pure trip into spacemusic..
$ 17.25 / UKP 12.25 / EURO 13.75
Details/soundclip/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=gr-306

*new entry / released *
Spyra - HOSPITAL (cd) gr-305
2021. Wolframs very first project, a deeply emotional music that was a part SOUND INSTALLATION at the HOSPITAL CHAPEL in TREYSA..
$ 18.49 / UKP 12.99 / EURO 14.75
Details/soundclip/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=gr-305

 
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