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Hello All

Just 2 Days to go and then it will be 2019.
Time flies when you have fun!! And fun we had this year.
A great E-Day and E-Live and the fantastic concert by Johannes Schmoelling in the Enck!
And I myself had a great time during the concert in Brussels and the UK!!
And with Groove Unlimited we had a great year with exceptional releases.
Listen to Dreamscape Radio!! where I will look back on all Groove releases from the second part of 2019!
I would like to thank all our costumers who supported us but also all labels and musicians we
have worked with in 2018!! Without you we would not have had the best year in over the last 5 years!!
I hope 2019 will give us the same amount of great music we had in 2018!!

A special Dreamscape radio show is their for you to listen to.
Over an hour of Electronic music from Groove Releases from the second 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

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 479 is online.
With music from various Artists.
You can find Dreamscape here. http://www.dreamscaperadio.nl

======= Reviews ======
67986 Galactic Underground - < G.U >

You remember Venja? I had to reviewed his album Shapeshifter, released
on the SynGate label in 2016, which had made a good impression in my
ears. Well Venja became Galactic Underground and signs now his music
on the Belgian label; Wool-E Tapes. “GU” is a first album which walks
a little on the paths of Shapeshifter, but with an even more
atmospheric vision and especially darker. But not black to the point
of visiting satanic landscapes. Black as in the unknown and the
mystery of an astral universe. And surfing on his vast experience,
Johan Geens enriches his sonic textures with elements which converge
on a sweet intensity developing subtly but gradually in order to reach
a point of no return with the sublime "Photons Colliding". And not to
do things by halves, the Belgian musician invited renowned artists to
join his Galactic Underground project to polish up his musical
visions, so that the influences of those latter, in particular Robert
Ri c h, inspire textures as unique as those which propel this vast
electronic symphony beyond the intergalactic's underground.
Following a storm of black winds and tones stemming from uncountable
possibilities of a synthesizer, "Destination Unknown" spreads sound
arcs which pile-up and melt themselves to float quietly with a subtle
intensity in this ambient movement decorated of ill-assorted tones.
Although very quiet, the accentuation of the synth lines converges
towards an intense orchestral finale which depicts quite well the
emotive progression of “GU”. "Sky Ripped" arises from the harmonious
resonances of "Destination Unknown". A ballet of synth waves is
undulating like shadow puppet from a lantern flame on a wall of
acrylic stucco. Waves of cymbals emphasizes the intensity of this
ballet which isolates itself in wild plains where the hooting of
coyotes, wolves and other night-predators divert all impression of
non-movement or minimalism of a structure which reorients its vision
with a very good sequence of rhythm took in the spirit of England
School, Arc/Redshift, which drives this great track towards a finale
softens by a concert of Aeolus and of his sibylline Angels. "Emerging"
follows with a more intense approach. If a first ear detects a more
celestial lunar décor with bipbips and NASA voices, the synth injects
sound waves which break out like a growing anger which will go
intensifying. This cinematographic decor eases its heaviness to
dissolve it in a heap of hot breezes. "Mirage" begins with a sound
panorama decorated with the noises of an insectivorous fauna. This
organic crowd meets its more carnivorous elements, like a night in the
Californian deserts. We think of these deserts because of this
closeness between the elements of "Mirage" and those of Steve Roach.
And it's no-one else than Robert Rich who is on percussions. He
recorded at home his works on percussions and bring the lunar
atmospheres towards these phases of tribal rhythms which fill his
musical port-folio decorated of 1 000 marvels. The atmospheres of
"Oblivion" are in narrow concordance with the vision of its title;
black, intimidating and intriguing. Like a door on oblivion!
We go in the 2nd phase of “GU” where Roksana, whom I have discovered
on Spyra's Requiem album, and Erik Wollo come to enrich the vibes
already rather rich in this new chapter in Johan Geens' career.
"Burning" and "Blooming" are 2 titles where the very beautiful voice
of Roksana Vikaluk adds its full of volatility with a wide range of
feelings for celestial chants. No rhythm here and that's not
necessary! Behind a sonic part filled of reverberations, "Burning"
explodes of its Gothic chants with a splendid of which voice the
intonations clear out the hairs of my arms. Roksana recites a
Scandinavian poem that only an organ can accompany at the level of
emotional intensity. Lyrical and very good! One would say Dead Can
Dance, because of this heavy heap of continuous reverberations, and Kl
aus Schulze together with Lisa Gerrard. And this comparison is even
more obvious with the very ethereal "Blooming". That's got to be one
of the most beautiful connection of a voice to a synth that I heard so
far. Inserted between these 2 titles, "Solitary Waves" stays in this
very aerial envelope of “GU” with Erik Wollo's soft guitar which
floats between layers of voices orchestrated by a synth which also
sculptures these synth layers and waves with a so soft seraphic
flavor. We really are in the quieter core of this album and "Photons
Colliding" comes like a wake-up call for our neurons numbed by so much
celestial influence with a wonderful organic and rhythmic approach
which takes place in a hallucinating sound decoration. It's Steve
Roach and Robert Rich combined in a very Berlin School vision.
Awesome! It's the pinnacle of “GU” which ends in the circadian
beatings of "Leaving" and these cosmonauts' atmospheres adrift. The
label Wool-E Tapes offers its releases as much in digita l format as
in manufactured CD. And the artwork of “GU”, as well as its
introductory panel of the CD, would be elements which would charm the
vision as much as our ears with this brilliant music to all points of
view. An additional title is offered on the site Bandcamp of Wool-E
Tapes. The organic atmospheres of "The Helium Well" add really nothing
more to the wealth of this excellent album. The intensity is there, as
well as these wide synth layers more seraphic which swallow the rather
threatening advance of the reverberations breathing this darker side
in the universe of “GU”. An outstanding sonic germ which is part of my
Top 10 of 2017!
Sylvain Lupari (March 3rd, 2018) *****

======= Reviews ======
15054 Lensflare - Mount Abora

Conceived on the concept of “Kubla Khan” by Samuel Taylor Coleridge.
Or, a vision in a dream. A Fragment.

1 – Alph: the Sacred River 14:12
The Pleasure dome was built by Kubla Khan where the Sacred river Alph ran.
The vision is the one of a dark and obscure river running through
“caverns measureless to man”, as reported in the poem.
Synth effects based on FM evolving sounds heavily delayed and deeply
reverberating run while some Solina string section fills the air
gently sweeping all around. Some Mellotron flutes echoes far away to
represent the river flowing slowly.
Suddenly, an LFO’ed constant effect and Mellotron choirs open to an
airy pad, intertwined with Minimoog light solo notes.
The LFO’ed efx start to be tumultuous while introducing the main
rhythmic bass sequence which is overlapped by a second sequence
transposed in higher octaves.
Here the river flow in the darkness of the caverns is described by a
panning Oberheim lead accompanied by light string sections up to the
end of the track, where the rhythm ends and the flutes appears again
to recall the initial theme.

2 – Sunless Sea 12:49
In the “Fragment”, the Sacred River flows to a Sunless Sea.
The darkness of the landscape is reported by a gothic sounding FM
synth prepared using phaser and delay. The atmosphere is filled with
Mellotron Choirs and Solina string sections, while a pure Minimoog
lead waves in background.
It is a still scenario, feeling like a dream, an obscure dream, until
the main bass sequence starts pounding gently in rhythmic pulsations,
and some synth melodies and prepared lap steel guitar slides reveal
the gentle movements of the sea water where the river enters it.
The main sequence gains pressure while a Solina string carpet starts
changing atmosphere adding darkness, and a new Oberheim lead brings
some aurora borealis lights on the sea surface.

3 – Abyssinian Maid 11:12
A damsel with a dulcimer. With flashing eyes and floating air. Singing
of Mount Abora.
The atmosphere remains dark and deep, presenting the Abyssinian maid
suspended in a dream between the lifeless ocean and the Sunny dome and
caves of ice.
FM prepared synth drones opens the scene to a bright and evolving
digital pad insisting on the same note, while a pure minimoog movement
gives epics to the scene.
Suddenly Mellotron choirs introduce the main bass sequence, which
seems to reveal the ebony curves of the young damsel playing the
dulcimer. Various gentle sounding synths colour the air all around to
emphasize the sensuality of the damsel’s black skin in the twilight.
The Main sequence becomes agitated and changing to a bright arpeggio
and the dulcimer reveals its notes, while played by the black fingers,
and airy pads together with LFO’ed effects are the background of
another minimoog speech, until the end, where t he dreaming atmosphere
created by the pads reveal the beauty of the girl’s face.

4 – Fragment: Live at Komorebi (Bonus Track) 12:00
Bonus track played live at the Komorebi in 2017.

Additions and changes from December 15 2018 till December 30 2018

*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

*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

*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

*(back) in stock *
Pollard, Daniel, Booth - POLLARD/DANIEL/BOOTH VOL. 3 (cdr) 20405
2010. E-Live 2009.
$ 18.75 / UKP 13.25 / EURO 14.90
Details/soundclip/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=20405

*(back) in stock *
Pollard, Daniel, Booth - POLLARD/DANIEL/BOOTH VOL.5 (cdr) 39212
2013. Sessions from September/October 2009 Encore from the "E-Live"
concert 2009.
$ 19.99 / UKP 13.99 / EURO 15.90
Details/soundclip/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=39212

*(back) in stock *
Pollard, Daniel, Booth - POLLARD/DANIEL/BOOTH VOL. 6 (cdr) 87263
2013. Sessions from 2009/2010.
$ 19.99 / UKP 13.99 / EURO 15.90
Details/soundclip/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=87263

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

*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

*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
2018. Part 4.
$ 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

*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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