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Hello All

This week many will be full into the X-Mas spirit :-)
To all of you a happy X-Mas and enjoy these nice days.

We have prepared a special Dreamscape radio show for you.
Over an hour of Electronic music from Groove Releases from the first part of this year!!
And this is a good chance to check your favorites for this years Schallwelle awards.
The annual Awards are on again, I think Groove released some great albums this year,
if you think so to please keep them in mind when you vote.

You can find Dreamscape here. http://www.dreamscaperadio.nl
The first track is from the brand new Peru - Return
And Rob Papen has created a video with music of the new CD.
Next week we focus on the 2nd part of the Groove releases of 2018.

A special 30% off on all downloads  until the end of the year!!!!
Just use the coupon code - xmas - and it will be deducted from your order!
Go to https://shop.groove.nl/
And click at the top of the page on the Download store!!
Over 350 titles for you to check out!!
And not only Groove titles!!
In Flac and MP3 format.

And the € 9.90 prices ones are only € 6.50 !!
(applies only to the Groove titles available)
And to make it even more attractive!
If you order 10 copies they are only € 70.00.

CD OFFER UNTIL January 2019!!
We have our sale until New Year with something special for you!
All the CDs on our OFFER page are with a 25% Discount!!!
There are still over 300 titles with all sorts of music!!
Even the BIG names are there for you to pick!!
So the price you see there on the offer page!! Just slice 25% of that and that is what you pay!!
Mind you many have only one or a few copies and gone is gone at this price!!
You can go to http://www.groove.nl/index2.html
And then click on the offers button (is is between the "klaus schulze" and "downloads" button :-)

Thanks for your time!
Ron Boots

These products are NEW in our catalog.
Further in this newsletter are more details.

Holger Czukay - Der Osten ist Rot (cd)
Eiland - Eiland (digipak) (cd)
Brian Eno & others - Finding Shore (cd)
Ken Martin - Pinnacles (cdr)
Menzman & Friends - Insights (cardboard sleeve) (cd)
Nothing but Noise - Formations Magnetiques et Phenomenes d'Incertitude (digipak) (2-cd)
Onstruricheit - In de Nevelen (digipak) (cd)
Peru - Return (cd)
Pollard, Daniel, Booth - Seven (digipak) (cd)
SpiralDreams - Saturn (cdr)
SpiralDreams - Unpublished Songs 7 Vol.2 (cdr)
Tangerine Dream - Sessions 4 (ltd. edition) (cd single)
Tangerine Dream - WALL CALENDAR 2019 - "TOGETHER II" (ltd. edition) (book)
V/A - Ambient nation vol.5 (digipak) (3-cd)
Wiesenberg - Eremit (cd)

These products are decreased in price. Further in this newsletter are more details.
Mike Oldfield - Man on the Rocks (digipak) (cd) $12.49 , £8.75 , €9.90
Mike Oldfield - Man on the Rocks (Deluxe Edition) (digipak) (2-cd) $19.99 , £13.99 , €15.90
Mike Oldfield - Platinum (cd) $12.49 , £8.75 , €9.90
Mike Oldfield - QE2 -Deluxe- (2-cd) $19.99 , £13.99 , €15.90
Mike Oldfield - Space movie (dvd) $13.75 , £9.75 , €10.90
Mike Oldfield - Tres lunas (cd) $14.99 , £10.49 , €11.90
Carlos Peron - Terminatrix (digipak) (dvd + cd) $14.99 , £10.49 , €11.95
Klaus Schulze - Stars Are Burning (japan import, digipak) (2-lp) $19.99 , £13.99 , €15.90
Van der Graaf Generator - Vital Live (2CD) (2-cd) $12.49 , £8.75 , €9.90
Vangelis - Antarctica (cd) $12.49 , £8.75 , €9.90
Vangelis - Blade runner trilogy (digipak) (3-cd) $24.99 , £17.49 , €19.90
Vangelis - China (cd) $12.49 , £8.75 , €9.90
Vangelis - Odyssey (extra cardboard sleeve) (cd) $12.49 , £8.75 , €9.90
Vangelis - Portraits (cd) $12.49 , £8.75 , €9.90 Now with 20% EXTRA discount!
Vangelis - Rosetta (cd) $12.49 , £8.75 , €9.90
Vangelis - Themes (cd) $12.49 , £8.75 , €9.90
Klaus Schulze - La vie electronique 06 (digipak) (3-cd) $22.49 , £15.75 , €17.90
Space Megalithe - Abstract Dimensions (cd) $17.49 , £12.25 , €13.90
Space Megalithe - Psyché Energy (cd) $17.49 , £12.25 , €13.90
Syndromeda - A day in the fields (cd) $12.49 , £8.75 , €9.90 <-- LAST COPIES!
Syndromeda - Creatures from the inner (2-cd) $14.99 , £10.49 , €11.90 <-- LAST COPIES!
Syndromeda - In touch with the stars (cd) $12.49 , £8.75 , €9.90
Syndromeda - Last days on earth (ltd. edition) (cd) $17.49 , £12.25 , €13.90
Syndromeda - Metaphysical experiences (cd) $12.49 , £8.75 , €9.90 <-- LAST COPIES!
Syndromeda - Mythical pursuit (cd) $14.99 , £10.49 , €11.90
Syndromeda - Twilight conjuction (ltd. edition, digipak) (cd) $16.25 , £11.49 , €12.90 <-- LAST 2 COPIES!

====== Dreamscape Radio =======
Dreamscape Radio show 478 is online.
With music from various Artists.
You can find Dreamscape here. http://www.dreamscaperadio.nl

======= Reviews ======
gr-253 Clent, James - Windows in the Sky

I am one of those who believe that the guitar has its place in the
realm of EM, as long as it does not interfere with the freedom of
synths and the creativity of their effects. Even less with the impact
and the diversity of rhythms and lines of sequences. Otherwise, it
becomes a kind of electronic progressive jazz or rock in the same
genre as with the music of Maxxess. Frank Dorritke, with MorPheuSz or
in solo, as well as Manuel Göttsching and Klaus Hoffmann-Hoock are
good examples of what electric guitar can bring to EM. I have no idea
who James J. Clent is and I think he wants it that way. A classically
trained musician, he has already collaborated with the Groove label in
the compilations Surfing from Beyond, Analogy Volume 2 and Analogy
Volume 3. "Windows in the Sky" is a first solo album for the one who
has already composed EM with Kees Aerts (Surfacing from Beyond), he
also participated to the album Slice of Times (GR-001 in 1997) play i
ng guitar on Friends, and with Gert Emmens (Vintage Contemporaries)
between the years 2000 and 2007. The press info from Groove mentions
that the music in “Windows in the Sky” can be situated between that of
Pink Floyd and Tangerine Dream, or that of Frank Dorritke. If actually
some rather ethereal harmonies plunge us into the world of Pink Floyd,
it's pretty obvious with the astral slow of "Melancholic Afterglow", I
hear very little of TD, except for the heavy and sharp "Storm Clouds",
whereas at times we can easily scent FD Projekt's influences. With its
10 tracks for an average duration of 6 minutes each, the music in this
first opus of James J. Clent is far from the complexities, favoring a
very accessible approach with good melodies and pop-rock rhythms. But
on the other hand, it is clear that the guitarist likes good impulses
of rhythms with an approach based on sequencers.
Keen and throbbing pulsations surrounded by beautiful percussive
effects a little paranoid, the very electronic opening of "Journey of
the Exuberant Son" unblocks towards an electronic rock where the
guitar throws good solos and fuzz-wah-wah effects. The setting is
still very electronic with a good mesh of electronic percussions,
sequences and keyboard riffs. But it's a rather melodious title,
designed for the guitar of James J. Clent and his fiery solos.
"Melancholic Afterglow" offers a pretty New Age ethereal soundscape
with ocean waves and mermaids murmurs. It's a very astral slow beat
with a Pink Floyd style guitar. The impact of "The Darkest Matter"
makes us jump with its big bangs of metal doors. The intro is much
electronic with keyboard chords that tinkle in vapors of guitar and
synth. The music takes time before taking off and it's pretty well
done with a spheroidal structure where sequences and synth solos twirl
in symbiosis. It's good heavy, noisy and catchy electronic rock.
"Haunted Interlude" honors the meaning of its title. The atmospheres
are nebulous, and the rhyt h m breathes by a pulsating bass and its
chords a little smothered. The keyboard scatters arpeggios of glass
which tinkle like a false spectral melody in a decor designed on the
colors of its title. After these two electronic tracks, "Awakening and
Redemption" offers a guitar / keyboard duet with dominant solos in a
vision where the New Age genre flirts with a melodious rock style and
finally a heavy and catchy rock with guitar solos which tickle our
thrills on a structure that is very Maxxess. There is an imprint that
gives shivers on this title which evolves gracefully within its 6
minutes. The arrangements and the production are huge on this very
intense title, and dense at the sound level, which has given me some
good chills. Other title rather New Age, in the style of The Coral-Sea
or Digital Dance from the Innovative Communication label, "Meditation
in Pacific Grove" offers a light EM with a depth and arrangements that
suits its vision rather well. The melody blown on a ritorne l lo of
sequenced arpeggios is that kind of thing that obsesses my senses. "Um
Na Na" is a little heavy and mischievous catchy pop thing. A guilty
pleasure! "Dancing on the Nexus" is also ennobled of loudness. It's a
jewel of EM with its heavy rhythm spinning as being attached to a long
stroboscopic filament. Percussive effects and voices add a dimension
which flirts with a form of psychosis while its rhythm, hopping like a
goblin with a flute, is an alloy of sequences, electronic percussion
and bass that smashes my eardrums as it is so heavy and slow. Two
qualifiers that have always seduced me in music! "My Love for You" is
a beautiful cosmic slow with a guitar that flirts slightly with blues
on phases that vary the intensities. It's hard not to like! "Storm
Clouds" ends “Windows in the Sky” with the heaviest track of this
album. It's a big rock with these metallic percussions a little Jarre,
that we hear on a few occasions, and those spasmodic sequences whose
fusions trigger fascin a ting moments of EM. The percussions are also
very solid and are full of percussive effects while the guitar sounds
very Tangerine Dream. Especially with a kind of Linda Spa perfumes,
yes yes, towards the finale. In all, let's say it's this kind of title
that could have appeared on Rockoon and even on 220 Volts.
“Windows in the Sky” is a rather surprising album. Its first titles do
not predict at any time all the ferocity that is really hidden behind
this album. At first listen, I didn't really jump on this Groove
adventure. I was afraid of falling on a music like that in Ambient
Joy's Always hold the Light. Although some structures in this James J.
Clent album could easily contain text, rest assured there is none, the
vast majority enhance the art of the complexity of the heavy, vivid
and whirling rhythms unique to the England School. A solid album and I
can't wait to hear what will come next …
Sylvain Lupari (November 22nd, 2018)

======= Reviews ======
gr - 254 - P'Faun - The Golden Peacock

"Thanks a lot to Dutch music journalist Paul Rijkens for the positive
review of P'Faun's album "The Golden Peacock" for his magazine
I/O Pages!!!!

^_^ Here's an English translation (provided by Paul himself!
P'Faun - The Golden Peacock.
When I reviewed the EP sp'roque of P'Faun in iO Pages 149, my last
sentence was: "This tastes for more than one ep.
" This wish has come true because here is a complete CD,
published on the Groove Unlimited label. P'Faun originates from the
duo Betzler & Brückner. Together with guitarist Sammy David they form
P'Faun. The trio creates an interesting mix between Berlin School
electronic music and rock. Say the more progressive side of electronic
music. It is not for nothing that their music is sometimes compared
with the albums Force Majeure and Cyclone by Tangerine Dream. The link
to progrock is underlined by the fact that drummer Thomas Betzler was
in the prog band P'Cock with whom he made two excellent albums in the
early eighties. On "The Golden Peacock" we hear an adaptation of the
P'Cock song House In The Storm of their second album In'Cognito. It
has a brilliant pulsating sequence, driving drums and fine guitar
solos. The link to prog also appears well in So Ham, where Cilia di
Ponte (vocals) and Doris Hach (cello) collaborate. I can imagine the
comparison with Tangerine Dream from the late seventies when I listen
to King Kong where guitarist and bassist Gerd Weyhing plays on.
Sometimes people go even further than prog: slightly funky in Number
Five (Is Still Alive) with guitarist Harald Nies, something modern in
P'Quences (with our fellow Dutchman René van der Wouden) and a 1980s
atmosphere in Blue Pearls, Part Two. In short: these gentlemen have
made a varied CD that is able to rock out at times.
Paul Rijkens.

Additions and changes from December 8 2018 till December 23 2018

*review added *
Airsculpture - TRAVELING LIGHT (cd) 62977
2018. Live at E-Day.
$ 18.25 / UKP 12.75 / EURO 14.50
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=62977

*review added *
Atilla, Can - BERLIN HIGH SCHOOL LEGACY (cd) gr-257
2018. Style: Tangerine Dream and Jarre, Fantastic Music!!.
$ 17.25 / UKP 12.25 / EURO 13.75
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=gr-257

*review added *
Bartholomew. Evan - LIQUID GEOMETRIES (cd) 70814
$ 18.75 / UKP 13.25 / EURO 14.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=70814

*review added *
Boots, Ron - ONCE THE DUST SETTLES (cd) gr-259
Music from the live concert at Brussels 19-5-2018 at the Cosmic Nights..
$ 17.25 / UKP 12.25 / EURO 13.75
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=gr-259

*review added *
Clent, James - WINDOWS IN THE SKY (cd) gr-253
2018. Melodic, powerful, Guitars,Synths in the vein of Morpheusz, FD
Project full of Emotion! James Clent debut is a smashing album!.
$ 17.25 / UKP 12.25 / EURO 13.75
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=gr-253

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Czukay, Holger - DER OSTEN IST ROT (cd) 34274
$ 20.75 / UKP 14.49 / EURO 16.50
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=34274

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Eno, Brian & others - FINDING SHORE (cd) 24104
$ 21.25 / UKP 14.99 / EURO 16.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=24104

*review added *
FD.Project - ROOTS (cd) 22029
2018. Versatile, rhythmic, electronic A great new album.
$ 18.75 / UKP 13.25 / EURO 14.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=22029

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Martin, Ken - PINNACLES (cdr) 76972
2018. Slower releases.
$ 17.25 / UKP 12.25 / EURO 13.75
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=76972

*review added *
Moonbooter - GROUNDCONTROL AND THE V.O.M. (cd) 71940
$ 18.75 / UKP 13.25 / EURO 14.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=71940

*review added *
Parallel Worlds and Dave Bessell - DYSTOPIA (cd) 68565
2018. Wonderfull Rytnmic structured with lots of analog modulars as
$ 18.75 / UKP 13.25 / EURO 14.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=68565

*released *
Peru - RETURN (cd) 35906
2018. The brand new PERU!!.
$ 18.75 / UKP 13.25 / EURO 14.95
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=35906

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Pollard, Daniel, Booth - SEVEN (cd) 36042
2018. 76 minutes of pure Berlin School.
$ 18.75 / UKP 13.25 / EURO 15
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=36042

*(back) in stock *
Rainbow Serpent - VOYAGER (ARDEMA, AM965984) (cd) 27506
1996. 3 long tracks. This is the original cd on ARDEMA-musik.
Out of print (rare).
$ 31.25 / UKP 21.99 / EURO 25
We have only ONE copy, so gone=gone!
Details/soundclip/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=27506

*review added *
Roach, Steve - SHADOW OF TIME (cd) 39709
$ 21.25 / UKP 14.75 / EURO 16.80
Details/soundclip/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=39709

*review added *
Son of Ohm - ELECTRONIC MUSE (cdr) 25562
2018. Retro Berlin School in Schulze style.
$ 17.25 / UKP 12.25 / EURO 13.75
Details/soundclip/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=25562

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
SpiralDreams - SATURN (cdr) 31995
2018. Berlin School from the 70's with melodies.
$ 17.25 / UKP 12.25 / EURO 13.75
Details/soundclip/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=31995

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
SpiralDreams - UNPUBLISHED SONGS 7 VOL.2 (cdr) 84412
2018. Berlin School.
$ 17.25 / UKP 12.25 / EURO 13.75
Details/soundclip/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=84412

*review added *
Spyra - DUNST (cd) gr-256
2018. The follow up of Staub. A mesmerising release!!.
$ 18.49 / UKP 12.99 / EURO 14.75
Details/soundclip/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=gr-256

*medium changed *
Tangerine Dream - MIRACLE MILE (lp) 35780
2018. Froese, Haslinger.
$ 29.99 / UKP 20.99 / EURO 23.90
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=35780

*new in stock *
Tangerine Dream - SESSIONS 4 (cd single) 45075
$ 15.75 / UKP 10.99 / EURO 12.50
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=45075

*new in stock *
Tangerine Dream - WALL CALENDAR 2019 - "TOGETHER II" (book) 38026
2018. Bianca Froese-Acquaye again created a wonderful WALL CALENDAR
2019 "TOGETHER II" containing colourful cover artwork by Edgar Froese
and herself. LIMITED TO 200 COPIES.
$ 41.25 / UKP 28.99 / EURO 32.95
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=38026

*(back) in stock *
V/A - EUPHONY 2 (2-cd) 33520
2009. A great compulation with Roach, AWM, Bone, Boots and many others.
$ 24.99 / UKP 17.49 / EURO 19.90
We have only ONE copy, so first come = first go!
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=33520

*review added *
2018. Part 2 of this unique series!!.
$ 18.25 / UKP 12.75 / EURO 14.50
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=75312

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Wiesenberg - EREMIT (cd) 39493
2018. A great mix with Guitars in it..
$ 18.75 / UKP 13.25 / EURO 14.90
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=39493

====== Groove info =====
If you missed the last E-News issues they are ALL also on-line!!

===== 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!
You can now order from bandcamp and I hope to add new titles fast!!

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