[Groove] E-News 1235 -11th April 2021
 
Welcome to a new E-News, we have added a lot of new releases this week among them the new Tangerine Dream Sessions VII. Not much known yet on this new releases but as soon as we have more info we will let you know. What we do know it is set for end og April begin of May!!

There was a very cool interview with Klaus Schulze in a German Newspaper. (09.04.2021). I know this is an Englisch newsletter but here is the print, for those who are intrested and know a litle German it is really nice to read he is doing fine and is still very into Electronic Music although he is less prolific then he ws in the past. 
 
 
This week 3 new Groove releases will be in.
http://www.groove.nl/index3.html

GR-308 - Gert Emmens    Time Portal Chronicles
A very uplifting album with a lighter Gert then usual. The Sequences and melodies have a very inspiring nature. Don't expect a complete re invented Gert Emmens, the music is unmistacably his music bit it has a lighter toutch. I love it!!

GR-309 - Bertrand Loreau    Schatten und Lichter
This might very well be the most Berlin School album by this great French Musician . Again in cooperation with PWM the major French EM label we will release this stunning album! 

GR-10006 - Robert Marselje - Five (5) 
Robert about this album - This is my 5th album with 5 tracks… These 5 tracks are composed to slow down, to ease the rush and re-set.   With all the rushing and speeding within and around us, you can easily forget to step back and relax. This album might help to take a moment to break free from your daily routine. Instead of speeding sequences and fast melodies all tracks are at a slower pace, more experimental, containing long chords; with long, raw floating sounds and at some moments enriched with small accents…

Both albums are in this weeks Dreamscape Radio!
 
Some very cool new releases in the catalog.

71892 - BROEKHUIS, ROTHE + SCHöNWäLDER - CHECK IN

Kontroll-Raum is a new project from Bas Broekhuis, Frank Rothe and Mario Schönwälder.
"Check In" is a fascinating synthetic, polyrhythmic album with numerous influences from the most diverse playing styles of electronic and psychedelic music. As with many good albums, at the beginning you are irritated and unsure where it is supposed to take you. But the fascination is there immediately and you find new sounds and rhythms with every new listen.

The CD was created in 2020 in times of spatial separation by intensively sending files with individual tracks and fragments to each other as well as countless video phone calls. In this way, a musical work of great density developed over several months. Open your ears and mind and let the three sound tinkerers Bas Broekhuis, Frank Rothe and Mario Schönwälder take you into their sound cosmos.

44662 - Tangerine Dream    Sessions VII (7)  

Like we mentioned at the start a new TD session, this time issue 7!! Looking forward to seeing what concert they picked this time.
 
NEW RELEASES AND INSTOCK ITEMS
These products are NEW in our catalog.
Further in this newsletter are more details.

Adeptus Mechanicus - Stellar Resonance (cdr)
Akikaze - Disorders (cdr) (INSTOCK)
Alexander Boehm - Ocean (cdr)(INSTOCK)
Beyond Berlin - Epiphany (cd)(INSTOCK)
Gert Blokzijl - On My Way To 16-6-2018 Vol 2 (cdr)
Ian Boddy & Markus Reuter - Outland (ltd. edition, digipak) (cd)
Gert Emmens - Time Portal Chronicles (cd)
Broekhuis, Rothe + Schönwälder - Check In (digipak) (cd)
Bertrand Loreau - Schatten und Lichter (cd)
Robert Marselje - 5 (cdr)(INSTOCK)
Mythos - Berliner Schule Sequencing (digipak) (cd)(INSTOCK)
Brendan Pollard - Isolated Passages Part 3 (cardboard sleeve) (cdr)
Projekt Gamma - Raum Patrouille (cdr)
Robert Schroeder - Pyroclast (cd)(INSTOCK)
Son of Ohm - Reflections (cdr)
Son of Ohm - Wandering Monk (cdr)
Tangerine Dream - Sessions VII (7) (ltd. edition, digipak) (cd)
The Rosen Corporation - Ambient Volume 1 (cdr)
The Rosen Corporation - Ambient Volume 2 (cdr)
The Rosen Corporation - Ambient Volume 3 (cdr)
Tonal Assembly - No Solid Ground (cd)(INSTOCK)


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Dreamscape Radio show 584 is now online .
You can find Dreamscape here.
http://www.dreamscaperadio.nl
 
REVIEWS
67733 Boddy, Ian & Reuter, Markus - Outland

The last Ian Boddy and Markus Reuters collaboration dates to September 2017 with the album Stay. Available for download only, this album was inspired and guided by Memento, released a few months earlier. Well, even if composed and built remotely, OUTLAND is walking in Memento's footsteps. Enjoying a sound fauna up to the size of DiN's works, this 9th Boddy & Reuters' collaboration is an ambient one that is as intense and mysterious as ever and where the guitars of Markus get opposed to the Moog's deaf impulses and the prismatic chants of the synth as well as the Martenot Waves from our friend Ian Boddy. It is to Markus that we owe this album, he who initially composed the musical panoramas during the summer of 2020. He sent them to the English musician-synthesist who put meat around the framework of what would become OUTLAND. The pandemic was a game-changer by preventing the two friend-musicians from finishing it all together in the studio. T he remote and distanced sessions took a few extra months for an album that both artists wanted to see made on vinyl as well. Hence the 40 minutes of this album whose 6 titles are divided by two in order to fill both sides of the vinyl.

Undulating tones' waves, scarlet streaks, sound distortions, guitar textures and roaring layers, Citadel opens with an abysmal heaviness. The bass of the Moog blows under this fauna which is constantly growing heavier, and its deaf impulses structure this soft and muffled rhythm whose momentums are lost in an implosive sound mass. We are around the 4th minute and the slide guitar pitches its plaintive harmonies which merge with the spectral harmonies of the Martenot Waves. Imposing by its power, this first track of OUTLAND is like its 34 other minutes. Ambient and rowdy with constantly repressed rhythmic aims and the complexities of an album created from a distance, this new album-duel between Ian and Markus is as intense as dark. If the opening o f Citadel was carried out by the pain of tones, the transition to Parallels is no less easy. The guitar throws a series of resonant chords in a sonic turbulence coming from the agitation of percussive elements. Always creeping, the bass throbs lasciviously below the very Robert Fripp solos of Markus Reuters which adds a dexterity unknown to the works of Fripp. The sequences and percussive clicks ripen reflections, feeling their neurotic activities gained ground, for a rhythmic vision flirting with an Electronica which will not however fully see the light of day. Even with those eternal pushes of the Moog bass which remains unfathomable. The title piece leads this vast mass of sounds towards a more ambient texture with a cosmic ascendant. The guitar wanders here with soft and pinched chords, some like crumbled riffs, under a tonal sky streaked by the passage of cosmic stars. It's angelically pure until we hit the 5th minute barrier, where the chords dissolve and the scents of OUTLAN D ' first 12 minutes are rising back to our ears.

For vinyl purposes, Brood starts the B side of OUTLAND. It is a very nice ambient track structured in intensity with synth layers transported by the effects of murmurings which fly while taking different orientations. It is like the tonal colors with beautiful synth reflections, such as the howls of a guitar lost in this celestial traffic and whose points of agony transpose these chills that so make the soul sigh, sometimes even cry. Brood brings us to Trails, by far the fiercest track on this album. In a structure closer to Arc, or in a good Ian Boddy's energized England School, the pounding heavy ambient rhythm is propelled by a good bass line and a phenomenal collaborative work between those lively teeming sequences and good electronic percussions living in an enclosure always on the verge of being shortening. Markus' guitar spits out solos whose evasive King Crimson timbre is too close to ignore. We are heading towards the fina l with Home and its tears of Martenot Waves slipping behind the chords of a guitar that is no longer hungry.
Built in the optics of an LP which has limitations in time rather than in the capacities of a full CD, OUTLAND gives up big minutes of EM in favor of vinyl aficionados, thus risking to let many fans of Boddy & Reuters on their appetite. As a result, the album is built on the principles of vinyl from the 70's; either a first introductory title with a semblance of life, the second having more dynamism and the third taking refuge in ambient phases. This is the topo of OUTLAND! Hoping that there are leftovers (there are always leftovers!) that we could hear shortly, because here we have an excellent album. An album that skillfully doses mysticism, muffled and dark rhythms as well as ambiences just at the limit of distortion with the prismatic moans of the Martenot waves and the slide guitar. An imaginative cocktail from this eclectic duo who has always known how to extract th e best out of their music… just for the pleasure of our ears.

Sylvain Lupari (March 29th, 2021) ****½*
 
27358 - Tonal Assembly    No Solid Ground    cd

Winds from afar, forest bird chirps and thunder are among the sound elements that cling to a horizontal sway in an effort to bring From Afar to our ears. Some two minutes later, the rhythm erupts with a rubbery effect in an organic line of the sequencer. Another line, with a more melodic than rhythmic ascendancy, invites itself with a zigzagging effect. This line goes round, and round and my ears get the impression that another line from the sequencer is infiltrating this staggering process, creating a delicate strobe effect. And when all these sequences converge in a point of saturation, where even some of them start to dribble, Dr. Taede A. Smedes lays down a first electronic chorus composed of ethereal voices giving up the quietness of the moment to a synth and its numerous solos. The second part of From Afar is opaquer, in that Tonal Assembly adds a bass line to support the rhythmic flow and solos from a synth, one of which escapes to accompany the last solitary rhythmic step of the sequencer with a melodic air. I was eager to hear what the next Tonal Assembly album would be made of. Let's just say that the last project of Dr. Taede A. Smedes' latest project was a very melodic one to eat our eardrums, but as quiet as a gentle musical breeze. I had hoped that the doctor could continue on the tracks of Lost And Found In Imaginary Landscapes. This is exactly what NO SOLID GROUND is made of. This very beautiful album of EM is conceived with a beautiful tone of the sequencer which never hesitates to structure rhythms whose complexity lies in the choice of the tones. These rhythms are progressive with beautiful melody lines attached to them in a way that captures our interest as they always seek to progress. The synths are as dominant as the sequencer with solos and melody lines whistled in tonal storms spurred on by Dr. Smedes' clever writing.

Rendez-Vous At Proxima-B painfully extricates itself from the tonal swamp of its opening with a barely formed sequencer line. Staggering to offer an increasingly convincing gait, it becomes the precursor of a solid electronic rock whose Tangerine Dream essences are lost in the voluptuousness of the synth solos, but not in its excellent melodic vision. Simple and effective! More difficult to tame, Floating belongs to the category of rhythms structured by a sequencer in mode creativity. Emerging after 100 seconds of interstellar mists, the sequencer hops along with resonant effects of fixing to its contour. The synth takes over the moment by wrapping this vibrating rhythm with good twisted solos that wrap around this now more vertical structure. The echo effect in the solos fills the background, as does that short Asian melody that gives way to a rich mellotron. Hypnotic, the bouncing rhythm continues to meet the same elements, except for the synth effects of a powerful industrial alarm captured in a big reverberating thread a little after the 6th minute. That is, right in the middle of this oriental melody that has taken over the linear and bouncy rhythm. Muffled explosions, industrial crumpling and drops of sound introduce us to Winter in Bochum. The tune is very solemn with the presence of synth-like bugles, while behind the sound droplets project a first rhythmic vision. It is rather to a carousel that we owe a hypnotic rhythmic presence where it always rains beautiful synth solos having a touch to give us chills, to repress a tear in this track that breathes an intense dramatic vision. The sequencer stumbles around the 5th minute, destabilizing the rhythm that abandons its circular rotations to undertake its Berlin School vision, its ascending vision in a mass of mist that leads us to the dark harmonies of church bells.

December offers us a beautiful lunar ballad beginning with a bed of ascending arpeggios moving at a surreal speed for a ballad. The tone of the arpeggios and the percussions' pulses is however without appeal. The finger snaps resonate in the whitish setting where these notes of a celestial harp end up flowing on the too firm body of this ballad. Quietly December picks up everything that falls, including tinkling knocks on an anvil and clattering wooden shoes. The flow then becomes a spiral form with staccato stabs that sniff a dance tune. Except that the music returns to its starting point with a guitar which scatters well its few notes in a dash of repetitions where always sing these elements trapped in the grace of this ballad become spiral. I had this feeling of dance music coming? Yanhuo! delivers it with a rhythm sculpted in the influences of Moonbooter, for the ballads of cosmic dance music, and Jean-Michel Jarre for the cosmic elements as well as sometimes rhythmic, like electronic hand claps, and agonizing synthesizer on a roaring bass line. There's energy by the square inch here! Here and in Thunderstruck, the track I like the most in NO SOLID GROUND. The intro takes place in the torments of thunders that are pierced by plaintive solos of a synth in guitar mode. If the sequences swirl behind the scenes, it is rather a very beautiful astral song which raises the hairs on our arms while outside it rains and thunders. The rhythm kicks in just before entering the 4th minute. In an upward speed treading water, it swirls around the pulsating bass sequences. Synth solos play with chirping effects as the haze solidifies its orchestral notion. With the crescendo well established, the electronic drums turn the tables with a savage attack just before the 7-minute mark. Elaborating rhythmic textures molded into good rock moments, I think of The Who here, the rhythm goes off on a tangent, unwinding a spasmodic texture that swells with each thunderous blast. The next 5 minutes are frenzied. Between the magnetizing play of the sequencer and this fury renewed by percussions and meteorological explosions, the jerky and finely nuanced melodic vision remain the most accompanying of a title that I still do not tire of listening. Direction iPod, most beautiful tracks in ME! Waking Up starts with crackling wood tortured by flames and a funny noise, like a rough imitation of stridulations between giant insects. Unexpected is then this piano which blows us a beautiful acoustic melody on organic ashes. We think we are in the sweetness of Meditation No.1 when a spiral movement of the sequencer disarticulates its line in spasmodic filament, bringing this piano a structure of easy listening on a rhythm knotted in the tangle of rhythm lines in what becomes a beautiful electronic ballad in a very beautiful album that we listen because it is beautiful.

A very good album that this NO SOLID GROUND is! Everything here is conceived so that each note of keyboard, each breath of the synth and each key of the sequencer go one in the other as if it was the most natural thing in this musical Eden that knew how to create this Dr. who was a pure unknown just before Lost And Found In Imaginary Landscapes in 2019. Admit that it is out of the ordinary... 

Sylvain Lupari (April 7th, 2021) *****
 
Additions and changes from March 15 2021 till April 11 2021

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Adeptus Mechanicus - STELLAR RESONANCE (cdr) 61534
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=61534

*new entry / released *
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 / released *
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!!.
$ 18.49 / UKP 12.99 / EURO 14.75
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=gr-307

*new in stock *
Blokzijl, Gert - INTERACTION (cdr) 39692
$ 14.99 / UKP 10.49 / EURO 11.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=39692

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Blokzijl, Gert - ON MY WAY TO 16-6-2018 VOL 2 (cdr) 34010
$ 14.99 / UKP 10.49 / EURO 11.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=34010

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Boddy, Ian & Reuter, Markus - OUTLAND (cd) 67733
$ 18.75 / UKP 13.25 / EURO 14.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=67733

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Emmens, Gert - TIME PORTAL CHRONICLES (cd) gr-308
2021. The new Emmens is like getting the best drink you ever had but it just got better!!..
Release date: 16-4-2021
$ 18.49 / UKP 12.99 / EURO 14.75
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=gr-308

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Kontroll Raum - CHECK IN (cd) 71892
$ 18.75 / UKP 13.25 / EURO 14.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=71892

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Loreau, Bertrand - SCHATTEN UND LICHTER (cd) gr-309
2021. A wonderful analog Berlin School release by one of France his best EM acts.This is a Groove coop with PWM. Frances main EM label!.
$ 18.49 / UKP 12.99 / EURO 14.75
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=gr-309

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Marselje, Robert - 5 (cdr) gr10006
2021. An ambeint release by Robert, sound scapes that will take you to the quit places of his music..
$ 17.25 / UKP 12.25 / EURO 13.75
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=gr10006

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

*new in stock *
Neil, Michael - BREATH OF EXHALING GHOSTS (cdr) 38096
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=38096

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Pollard, Brendan - ISOLATED PASSAGES PART 3 (cdr) 38895
2021. pieces Brendan had in his vaults, live studio sequencing, Different mixes.
$ 18.75 / UKP 13.25 / EURO 14.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=38895

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Projekt Gamma - RAUM PATROUILLE (cdr) 72476

$ 17.49 / UKP 12.25 / EURO 13.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=72476

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

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Son of Ohm - REFLECTIONS (cdr) 89971
2020. Retro Berlin School in Schulze style.
$ 14.99 / UKP 10.49 / EURO 11.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=89971

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Son of Ohm - WANDERING MONK (cdr) 66232
$ 14.99 / UKP 10.49 / EURO 11.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=66232

*new in stock *
SpiralDreams - NO MAN'S LAND (cdr) 61735
2020. Another Berlin School from the 70's with melodies.
$ 17.25 / UKP 12.25 / EURO 13.75
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=61735

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Tangerine Dream - SESSIONS VII (7) (cd) 44662
2021. The new Session with one long live set..
$ 16.25 / UKP 11.49 / EURO 12.90 (PRICE CAN CHANGE WE HAVE NO INFO YET)
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=44662

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
The Rosen Corporation - AMBIENT VOLUME 1 (cdr) 81246
$ 14.99 / UKP 10.49 / EURO 11.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=81246

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
The Rosen Corporation - AMBIENT VOLUME 2 (cdr) 77188
$ 14.99 / UKP 10.49 / EURO 11.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=77188

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
The Rosen Corporation - AMBIENT VOLUME 3 (cdr) 28180
$ 14.99 / UKP 10.49 / EURO 11.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=28180

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Tonal Assembly - NO SOLID GROUND (cd) 27358
2021. A wonderfull followup of his first album..
$ 17.25 / UKP 12.25 / EURO 13.75
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=27358
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