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Hi All

Monique and I hope you all have a Healthy, prosper and musical 2017.
And may we live in a world at peace and with an awareness of every sunset,
every flower's unfolding petals, every baby's smile, every lover's kiss,
and every wonderful, astonishing, miraculous beat of our heart.

Time to look back on 2016 a bit.
Especially with this years Schallwelle Award.
Until January 31, 2016 you can vote your favorite releases from 2016.
We at Groove had fine Electronic releases this year!!
Please give your vote now and course we are pleased if you vote for
one of the 2016 Groove releases!!
Go to www.Schallwelle-Preis.de and participate!!

These where this years Groove Releases!
Hope many of them are worthy of your vote!!

GR-1001 Arcane - Automaton
GR-1002 - Martin Peters - Angles of nowhere
GR-1003 - THE HEISENBERG COMPENSATORS - ADVENTURES OF WERNER AND RANDOM
GR-1004 -  SERGE DEVADDER - GANDA
GR-232 - Betzler & Bruckner - TRIPLET
GR-231 -  Gert Emmens & Ruud Heij  - Urban Decay                    
GR-230 - John Kerr - Embracing the Inevitable
GR-229 - Zanov - Green Ray
GR-228 - Walter Rothe - Let the night last forever.
GR-227 - RON BOOTS & JOHN KERR - JUXTAPOSITION THE OIRSCHOT CONCERT (dvd)
GR-226 - Gert Emmens - Last Alien
GR-225 - VoLt - A Day Without Yesterday
GR-224 - Mythos - Jules Verne Around the world in 80 Minutes
GR-223 - Ron Boots & John Kerr - Juxtaposition Live Highlights
GR-222 - Ron Boots & John Kerr - Juxtaposition The Bochum Bonus
GR-221 - Ron Boots & John Kerr - Juxtaposition

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We have pre-paired a special Dreamscape Radio show with the recording of the
New Years party of 2015!!!! I hope you will enjoy this show!
These first 36 minutes of the concert are with the following musicians:
Thanks to:
Harold & Eric v.d. Heijden,
FD Project,
Remy Stroomer
Jeffrey Haster (Synthex)
Bas Broekhuis
Rene Splinter
Rene de Bakker
Martin Peters!!
They made this all happen in 2015!!

Yep there is some talk in Dutch through this, sorry, I had to made some announcements
but I am sure most of you won't mind and want to listen to this great 36 minutes
improvisation by the musicians names above!!
And of coarse hope all will come to the New Years Party of 2017!

GROOVES NEW YEARS PARTY !!.
January 14 (Saturday) 2017 in the Enck.
You can find the information here http://www.e-live.nl/
January 14 (Saturday) 2017!!
It will start around 17.00 and ends around 23.30, the entrance is 18 Euro!!
And there will be a special gift for all visitors!!
A take your pick CD collection where all can pick one free Groove CD from the past.
We will have 2 concerts on the day,

Ron Boots and Stephan Whitlan for the first time they will team up together!!
They will present there the new CD!!
The second Act is Picture Palace Music.
Thorsten Quaeschning and gang will make the building rock!!

And of coarse you have the chance to whish every body who comes a good 2017!!
at the entrance!! Ticketsales are now online
https://shop.groove.nl/e-live-2016-ticket


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To all who ordered TD's Particles its on its way to you!!

NEW PRODUCTS
These products are NEW in our catalog. Further in this newsletter are more details.
Alluste - Forgotten Misteries Vol. 1 (cdr)
Alluste - God Particle (cdr)
Betzler & Brueckner - Triplet (cd + video)
FD.Project - Timeless II (cd)
SEQUENTIA LEGENDA - Extended (digipak) (2-cd)
S-I-M - Apotheosis (cdr)
SpiralDreams - Awakening (cdr)
SpiralDreams - Nostalgia (cdr)
Tangerine Dream - Particles (ltd. edition, cardboard sleeve) (2-cd)

Brand new out on Groove Unlimited is this great release!!
Betzler & Bruckner - TRIPLET (cd + video) gr-232
If you love Berlin School and Guitar like Ashra, Morpheusz and Maxxess you are in for a treat!!
Powerful drumming and cool sequences make this one of Grooves best releases this year!!
And the first 100 copies get this great music with a special DVD
with a registration of the live concert that was given on E-Live 2016!!
The bonus dvd features video footage of most of the second and third set
however only in lo-fi sound and video quality, which still might give an impression of the actual event...
And this special CD and Bonus DVD is only!! $ 17.25 / UKP 12.25 / EURO 13.75
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=gr-232

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     NON-GROOVE UNLIMITED LABEL                                      
 1: Tangerine Dream - Particles (2-cd)                               
 2: Vangelis - Rosetta (cd)                                          
 3: FD.Project - Timeless II (cd)                                    
 4: Johannes Schmoelling - A thousand times Part 2 (cd)              
 5: Perge - Pleonaesms (cdr)                                         
 6: Jeffrey Koepper - Arctisonia (cd)                                
 7: John Kerr - Grand finales (cd)                                   
 8: Rob Essers - Raincolors (cd)                                     
 9: Remotion - Between fiction and reality (cd)                      
10: Wavestar - Zenith (cd)                                           
                                                                     
     GROOVE UNLIMITED LABEL                                          
 1: John Kerr - Embracing the Inevitable (cd)  
 2: UNI SPHERE - Endless Endeavor (cd)
 3: Ron Boots & John Kerr - Juxtaposition The Oirschot Concert (dvd) 
 4: Betzler & Brueckner - Triplet (cd + video)                       
 5: Gert Emmens & Ruud Heij - Urban Decay (cd)                       
 6: VoLt - A Day Without Yesterday (cd)                              
 7: Walter Christian Rothe - Let the night last forever (cd)         
 8: Zanov - Green Ray (cd)                                           
 9: Gert Emmens - Triza (cd)                                         
10: Rene Splinter - Modern Ruins (cd)          

====== Dreamscape Radio =======
Dreamscape Radio show 389 is online!!
We have pre-paired a special Dreamscape Radio show with the recording of the
New Years party of 2015!!!! I hope you will enjoy this show!
And of coarse hope all will come to the New Years Party of 2017!
You can find Dreamscape here. http://www.dreamscaperadio.nl               
                                                                     
====== JUKEBOX ======
The new jukebox contains 46 titles.
To listen: click on the CD Shop button on www.groove.nl ,
then click on Jukebox in the ribbon...

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83711 Heimann, Rudolf - Polychronos

A delicate piano, semi gloomy and semi pensive, spreads notes which
parade as those whom we hear in a movie of romance. And when a cello
brings a tearful touch, "Polychronos I" hangs onto a line of bass
which makes crawl its oscillating waves and which plunges the music
towards a kind of progressive Jazz well sat on a sober game of
percussions. The cello always weaves dark atmospheres while the piano
embroiders a beautiful melody which lives in a dense musicality where
the borders between the Jazz-rock and the one a little more
progressive are welcoming a beautiful harmonious duel between the
piano and the synth which sharpens its harmonies under the forms of
solos. The ambient crumbs of the finale throw themselves into the long
sonic corridor of "Polychronos II" which lays down its gloomy and dark
atmospheres in a music which is similar to the long litanies of Steve
Roach's night desert dreams. We go from Jazz to a music of dark ambien
c es then to a superb Berlin School with the finely sequenced
movement, as the trot of rider, of "Polychronos III". The synth layers
which decorate this chivalrous walking disclose sonic perfumes of
Tangerine Dream, I would say the hopping movement of the bass
sequences too, while a very ethereal flute weaves an evasive melody
which pierces with difficulty a good play of electronic percussions of
which the pace overtakes the sequencing pattern. And "Polychronos III"
loops its 17:40 minutes with a finale which takes back the harmonious
portion of "Polychronos I". That was a good trilogy. In the course of
his last albums Rudolf Heimann accustomed to us to make us travel
between the borders of the electronic rock where Berlin School and the
progressive music lived with a fascinating symbiosis. And Christian
Ahlers does not break of his line of thought by proposing an even more
cutting album which risks, in the first accesses(neighborhoods), to
divert(confuse) the consumers of MÉ of styl e Berlin School. And
nevertheless...
After an introduction weaved in nebulosity, "Triangulum" goes back to
the sources of progressive e-rock with a good rhythm, a quite steady
one, and a flute which weaves rather harmonious beautiful airs.
Sometimes heavy, sometimes lively, "Triangulum" remains anchored in
its structure of progressive e-rock rather easy to consume. The flute
is very beautiful and the whole thing reminds me vaguely of Mythos. We
stay in the good electronic progressive rock with "Teratorn" which
adopts a little the structure of "Triangulum" but with more slowness.
The guitar is rather well done and the percussions are quite heavy,
even suggestives. The introduction of "Cursus" is going to remind to
some of you the one of The Bravery of Being out of Range from the
sublime Amused to Death by Roger Waters. The structure which results
from it is more in mode lento with a propensity for an electronic
blues very well made. That becomes a good electronic rock spiced of a
progressive touch with good riffs and good solos, as much from the
guitar as the synth. The introduction hooks my feet right on the spot
and the whole structure didn't has to wait that much to get my
interest too. Even with a finale which is lacking of mastering.
"Epitaphium" proposes a much ambiospherical introduction of five
minutes with some increasing effects of synth and nice solos which coo
and make twists before the rhythm follows the rules of a jerky
mid-tempo where roams a line of bass and a synth of which the solos
take the shape of the bass' rumba dance. It's very electronic with a
scent of old vintage School. "Polychronos (Radio Mix)" ends
“Polychronos” with strength. Its radio mix has nothing to do with the
original structure, set apart the melody, and proposes a rhythm more
in the Electronica style. More in the commercial kind. I quite enjoyed
it! Just as I liked the whole 56 minutes of this last Rudolf Heimann's
opus, even if the first listening has fed a certain rel u ctance, of
which the biggest quality is to lug us through musical genres that we
approach with a surprising ease.
Sylvain Lupari (August 18th, 2016)

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56575 Graham Getty und  Matthew Stringer - Pleonaesms

Perge is sticking to their guns! Having dusted the old recordings
dating of the 70’s and the 80’s with Aural Coefficients Within a
Fractal Plane, appeared last February, the English duet which was one
of the most important in the virtual universe of EM to the 70’s
through the 90’s, gets back on the train in order to present us
another recording which was one of the most popular on the market of
bootleggers (who did not hear The Undulated Soundtrack For Phantasy'
and 'Space & Sfears?); “Pleonasms”. I adore the double-sense of this
title which is the 9th official album of Perge and which was recorded
at the famous Preston Guild Hall and then at the Brighton Dome in
England. These two places were also known to have been the witnesses
of electrifying performances in November 80, for the Guild Hall, and
in March 86, for the Brighton Dome, by none other than Tangerine Dream.
The title-track rouses our ears already in appetite with a heavy intro
duction loaded of whirlwinds of cosmic waves where from emanate
thousands of bubbles of oxygen and thin lines of voices without souls.
These effects of electronic ambiences reach a good level of intensity
as the broth which guide "Pleonasms" pours into "Fluctuation". The
noises of crowd become rumors while the sounds of gong announce the
awakening of this concert given at the Preston Guild Hall. The
atmospheres remain dark when lost chords fall. A rather lively line of
sequences copies the rhythm of a train which spits its pace under the
itches of the small elytrons of metal. We are at the right place!
Rolling of percussions get in at the same time as the synth layers,
molded in harmonious riffs, and some very airy solos. "Fluctuation"
becomes then in permutation of rhythm. The train mislays its sequences
in another more nervous line and the percussions become more steady.
Other synth layers are crossing the atmospheres, welcoming in their
ethereal flights some very nice solos wher e effects of flutes and of
foggy voices pepper our imagination, otherwise our desire to hear
those effects. And quite slowly, under these layers and riffs which
sound strangely like Tangerine Dream (to place well the reader),
"Fluctuation" goes towards a finale which inhales its opening begun in
"Pleonasms". For those who are eager of comparisons, and there are,
"Calybration" is molded in the ashes of Calymba Caly but with a better
sound quality. Perge does a very good dust removal from this classic
where a line of sequences rises and falls, drawing a hypnotic spiral
which is convenient to some very good synth solos. Sequences in the
form of castanets, that we hear for the first time, are completely
delicious for my ears always starving for novelties and for additional
sound effects.
Effects and synth twists lead us to an unedited track played during
this concert, the very good "Atemporal Dispersion". A movement of
sequences goes up and goes down, binding itself at a meshing of b ass
pulsations and electronic percussions. The atmospheres are of silk
with a load of synth layers and of harmonies stylized under the forms
of solos, while a keyboard takes the lead for the real harmonious
portion. The chords are sharp and are like a blade on a rhythm which
quivers in its structure of vertical spiral which hiccups in series.
Awesome! Little by little the large amount of effects and other
percussions are redirecting "Atemporal Dispersion" towards a more
cosmic electronic rock phase with an approach which has doubtless
influenced the Tangerine Dream of the 80’s. The solos are wonderful
and flutter like singings of astral mermaids on a structure as much
lively as immensely dense and which at times reveals the influences of
Calymba Caly. A piano and a very melancholic synth cover the finale,
Matthew Stringer settles down at the piano and offers us the very
moving "Soliloquy": a small jewel which drew its delicacy from Tangram
and which doubtless has served as inspirat i on for the superb Song of
the Whale Pt II… to Dusk of the album Underwater Sunlight. This piano
stretches its melody beyond the borders of "Cool Sands of Vermillion",
where a surprising fusion between Vermillion Sands and Cool Breeze of
Brighton waits for our ears as much disbeliever as fascinated by
Matthew Stringer's guitar and these solos of Graham Getty's synth
which spin like metallic fireflies on a fiery pattern of a hyper
active sequences. Great track!
“Pleonasms”? It’s another fantastic voyage through times and at high
volume, we dive back in these great years when the charms of the
analog were competing the coldness of the digital.
Sylvain Lupari (October 30th, 2016)
                                                                 
 
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Additions and changes from December 15 2016 till January 1 2017

*(back) in stock *
Betzler & Brueckner - TRIPLET (cd + video) gr-232
2016. The first 100 copy's get a free DVD as a special set..
$ 17.25 / UKP 12.25 / EURO 13.75
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=gr-232

*(back) in stock *
Jarre, Jean Michel - OXYGENE TRILOGY (3CD) (3-cd) 64488
$ 53.25 / UKP 37.25 / EURO 42.50
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=64488

*(back) in stock *
Loom - YEARS IN MUSIC (2-cd) 42795
2016. Recorded live at the UFA Fabrik on March 5th 2016 - Berlin.
$ 29.99 / UKP 20.99 / EURO 23.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=42795

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
SEQUENTIA LEGENDA - EXTENDED (2-cd) 36598
2016. Somewhat overpriced double CD release by SEQUENTIA LEGENDA.
$ 37.49 / UKP 26.25 / EURO 29.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=36598

*new in stock *
Tangerine Dream - PARTICLES (2-cd) 26991
2016. Mini cupdisc (EP) (2 Discs).
$ 19.99 / UKP 13.99 / EURO 15.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=26991

*(back) in stock *
Trostel, Rolf - INSELLMUSIK (cd) 17442
Re-Release of this classic album!.
$ 23.75 / UKP 16.75 / EURO 18.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=17442

*(back) in stock *
Trostel, Rolf - TWO FACES (cd) 74055
2016. Re-Release of this classic album!.
$ 23.75 / UKP 16.75 / EURO 18.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=74055

===== Where to get Groove =====
As all know you can get all Groove titles on out website www.groove.nl
And for those who like to buy the music as a download we have of coarse the
following outlets:

Most Groove releases are also available as Downloads on the Groove
Download page.
Go to https://shop.groove.nl/ and shop around,
But there are also releases by many other artists among them John Kerr, Remy.

For those who are a costumer of CD Baby we have also a lot of titles there
for in their program and we try to keep up with the stock there..
And they are also available through I-Tunes and Amazon downloads!
These have been added this year.

Groove is now also on Bandcamp.
The last months we have added new titles and we are adding them daily
if the time allows!
https://grooveunlimited.bandcamp.com/
You can now order from bandcamp and I hope to add new titles fast!!

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