[Groove] E-News 1283 22th May 2022

Vangelis Papathanassíou left us at the age of 79 years.on May 17th 2022.
Another Icon and one of my big influences is no longer with us. What a year 2022 is becomming. 

"Earth" was the first music I listen to from this giant, but it was "Albedo" and "Spiral" that where the eye openers for many of his fans. I never met him.  You never want to meet your personal Gods. Vangelis opened the bounderies of Electronic Music together with J.M.Jarre for the masses. He opened the ears for our music to so many new listeners. 
Carl Sagan's "Cosmos" tv series filled with Vangelis music still gets a view every few years. "1492" and "Chariots" are among the best film music ever made. But his ground breaking music on "Bladerunner" changed the film music imho. 

Yes 79 is a respectable age to leave this earth. But it gives me the same feeling I have when my parents died, my Brother, Klaus Schulze and Edgar Froese. A piece of me that is gone forever. It leaves a big void.A yearning. Yes! I know the music will live on but somehow the world got bleeker with the loss of these men! It has become less!!

Evángelos Odysséas Papathanassíou you where something special. Klaus created an atmosphere of mystic Space music. But you created a music that was BOLD, BIG, small and sensitive, it was universal, it touched the masses and me like no other "Electronic" Musicans solo did! And the Electronic is not even right, this was a musical genieus, multi instrumentalist, a musical companion for so many other musicians and singers. Irene Pappas, Demis Roussos, Jon Anderson and Donna Summer. 

It is time to play "Soil Festivities" and sit in a nice chair in a dark room, but even that will not sooth me. Schulze and Vangelis leaving us with in a month. 2 of my biggest influences in music are no longer with us. Only thing I can ask for is to leave Mike Oldfield  alone please. My last Musical parent that still walks this Earth !! 

2 new Groove releases.

Part 3 by Paul Ellis. These stunning pieces of music will flow into your life and enhance it with it's subtle atmosphere. All 3 releases will be limited to only 200 copy's!!.

Paul on this album.
"These 2 pieces were the first two I made for this series. The first album had the last two pieces I made so they're kind of released in reverse order of their creation. The first track on the album was the first I made and one thing I noticed about it was that I listened to it a lot more than normal while working on them. And I was inspired to make all of them from that starting point. Bonnie and I were hiking in the mountains a lot in this period and yeah hike seemed to bring a different mood home and inspire me to create a new one.

CD - http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=gr-315
Flac - https://shop.groove.nl/gr-315-flac
mp3 - https://shop.groove.nl/gr-315-mp3

Bandcamp - https://paulellis.bandcamp.com/

2 of Airsculptures pole bearers joining in to make this Berlin School frenzy..

CD - http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=gr-332
Flac - https://shop.groove.nl/gr-332-flac
mp3 - https://shop.groove.nl/gr-332-mp3

Bandcamp - https://johnchristianadrianbeasley.bandcamp.com/

New in the catalog

Axess - Singularity - cd - 70278

Polar Night [8:21]
Time Lapse [6:10]
Horizon [7:26]
Heliosphere [10:17]
Across Space & Time [7:57]
Afterglow [9:52]
Childhood Memories [5:16]
Nautilus [6:52]
Singularity [11:34]
Dreamscape Radio will be online later today.
This will be issue 625!!
Thanks for your time.

Ron Boots

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