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Hi All

The last release from Groove Unlimited in 2019 will be in next week.

GR - 286 Walter Christian Rothe - Secrets

Walter's, Secrets is not so much an EM Berlin School album, but classic Walter
at his best in the style of  "Let the night last for ever" and "Alice".
Melodic, Grand Piano combined with synths to make the perfect harmony
that only Walter can do besides Vangelis.
A few of the tracks where part of the more obscure release of Walter called
"One night in Paris" but most tracks are new or from his older archives!!
Enjoy this release during the last days of 2019 and the beginning of 2020!

With this release we close the year 2019 which was the biggest year ever
for Groove with 27 CD releases.
From re-issues to brand new names and new titles from the best Electronic
Music musicians to date we received a lot of great reactions on all of the releases.
If you would like to check if you missed one of our releases just go to
http://www.groove.nl/index2.html and then click on the "groove products"

Then you have all release from Groove since its start that are still available!!

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Speaking of something special!!
On March 28, 2020, at 9 pm, Bochum Planetarium there will be the live re-birth of

Phase 3, the legendary concert from 1997.

This time with an ALLSTAR cast of Electronic Music legends.
The brilliance of Harald Grosskopf and Ian Boddy with Ron Boots on stage. 

For the very first time these three musicians will come together in this formation
to bring to you a musical frenzy that will Rock the Planetarium in Bochum!!.
Groove Unlimited together with Schallwende presents these three
EM-heroes "live on stage" on the 28th of March at the Planetarium Bochum.

For this extraordinary concert on March 28, 2020, the ticket sale is already in full swing.
The tickets are only available in direct sales! That either under:
https://www.planetarium-bochum.de/de_DE/calendar/phase-3.16300059

... or at the box office in the planetarium and / or in the well-known
VVK offices throughout Germany.

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Chuck van Zyl send us a great link which has an article on the Philadelphia's Electronic
Music scene. A great read and nice inside look over this lively EM scene in the US.
I thought it was a great read so enjoy this!

https://thekey.xpn.org/2019/12/09/ambient-experimental-electronic-music-philadelphia

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Now in stock and ready to ship!
Harald Nies - Circle (cdr)
Eagle - Lost Kosmonaut (cdr)
MILES RICHMOND & PETER GRENADER - POV (digipak) (cd)
Steve Roach - Trance Archeology (digipak) (cd)
Walter Christian Rothe - Secrets (cd)
Faber - KALEIDOSCOPE (cdr) 21183
Moonbooter - BOTH SIDES OF THE MOON (2-cdr) 21811
Moonbooter - EVIL 18-2DE (cd) 65800

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And the new Tangerine Dream is on the way!

Tangerine Dream - RECURRING DREAMS (cd) 71006
2019. contains new studio versions of classic TD tracks by the current line-up and
one reworked track by Edgar Froese..

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Emmanuel D'haeyere (part of Age) - SHADOWS BEHIND ME (cdr) 80042
Now instock!!
This has been announced by a colleague as the new AGE but this is NOT the case!!
It is a solo album by Emmanuel that is very emotional and more ambient then
his regular AGE music, I think it is really good!!

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And the new  GR-285 - Gert Emmens - Somewhere is in stock.
A new Gert Emmens but this time of a different style of music.
http://www.groove.nl/index3.html

You can listen to tracks on the following site and there is a track in Dreamscape radio.
http://www.gertemmens.com/

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NEW RELEASES! (check for in stock and release dates!)
http://www.groove.nl/index3.html

Emmanuel D'haeyere (part of Age) - Shadows Behind Me (digipak) (cdr)
Gert Emmens - Somewhere (cd)
Harald Nies - Circle (cdr)
Tangerine Dream - Recurring Dreams (ltd. edition, digipak) (cd)
Eagle - Lost Kosmonaut (cdr)
MILES RICHMOND & PETER GRENADER - POV (digipak) (cd)
Moonbooter - Both Sides of the Moon (2-cdr)
Steve Roach - Trance Archeology (digipak) (cd)
Walter Christian Rothe - Secrets (cd)

Thanks for your time.

Ron Boots
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====== Dreamscape Radio =======
Dreamscape Radio show 523 is on-line.
With music from various Artists.
You can find Dreamscape here.
http://www.dreamscaperadio.nl

======= Reviews ======
GR-283 - Fluxes in Philadelphia - Skoulaman

The Dutch Electronic Musician Hans van Kroonenburg chooses to make his
life bigger through playing concerts as Skoulaman, and ours richer
through the act of listening. His Fluxes in Philadelphia (71'45")
extends the fleeting connection of the concert venue through a live
CD. Recorded on 18 May 2019 as part of The Gatherings Concert Series
it reaches moods and emotions that a less adventurous contemporary
instrumental music could ever possibly touch. Seated in the pews
during this confident performance it was hard to recall the
existential emptiness of modern life just beyond the reverberating
sanctum. The seven tracks found on Fluxes in Philadelphia are examples
of the Skoulaman live dynamic at its peak - living in the flow of the
moment and simply playing to those assembled from the heart. With
still sustaining synth pads supporting interlocked sequencer blips,
rising keyboard lead lines converse with electric piano. In the
ambient, more reflective zones the mind flows inward - with the
focused, melodic, rhythmic sections leading us on a journey outward.
When stirring up metallic glitter analogue synthesizers breathe
ethereal tones. In an instant we hear the lyrical rush and rumbling of
a coming time. With its celestial choirs, growling pads and delicate
textures this work portrays a certain amount of drama - yet its
delightful acceleration never disturbs the friendly and contemplative
feel. With the sound expanded on two tracks by local electric
guitarist Harrison McKay, the Skoulaman show took flight in midnight
swirls and cloud nine bliss - and demonstrates the rare thing that may
be felt when a unique talent, receptive audience and reverential air
all converge in a unique sanctuary setting. This is a realization that
could never be the mere distillation of several classics, as the
unique and supportive atmosphere contributed so significantly. The
conditions under which this music was made are of a factor that can
never be replicated - a one-time-only moment for Skoulaman to hold
forth and make his statement. Those at the performance could see the
joy this man took in the act of playing music and creating something
new. Through the release of Fluxes in Philadelphia everyone may now
hear this joy. This event and album reminds us that the world is still
full of beauty and kindness - and the musical realm Skoulaman creates
is a place we should all aspire to live in.

Chuck van Zyl/STAR'S END - 12 December 2019

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GR-284 - SpaceTones - Zyl, Chuck van

Chuck van Zyl has a way with beginnings... and with endings... and
often with middles too... His 31 March 2018 performance at the E-Day
Festival at De Enck in Oirschot, The Netherlands was an abundant story
of, not just his trans-continental travels, but also the culmination
of his years long journey as a musician. The concert space is the
crucible in which van Zyl dispatches his thought experiments - and
Spacetones (68'48") provides the document of the spontaneous
compositions and in-the-moment improvisations which transpired over
the course of his festival live set. Pulling the audience forward with
the inexorable logic of sound, the concert's mythic beginning gives
way to excited sequencer notes motoring on in echoing perfection. The
patterns go brighter, then dim, transpose, add on and subtract out
notes in the syncopated minimalism Berlin-School fans have been
fascinated with for decades. Gliding along the spaceways, these
pulsing passages present spirited effects of rhythmic flight. Slow
chords hold forth while echoing note cycles peal out below animated
keyboard leads. With electronic harmonies rising and falling in
passages of dark and light, an unexpected beauty emerges. When the
listener becomes swallowed up in Mellotron stringed soundtracks and
layers of portentous synthesizer drones, energy flares are deployed in
a menacing enchantment, and elevate the structure of the album, and
the concert - always at the speed of thought. Accomplished in its
narrative complexity and drive Spacetones is a wondrous evocation of
the virtues of live EM. Beneath the enigmatic cool of the deep space
traveler, this musician may indeed be generating heat - but at every
moment is asking the listener to please, "come along with me".
Throughout Spacetones we are listening to someone with a real passion
for sound and atmosphere. It is a sweeping vision of what live EM is
and what it may do for us. But in spite of all the current emphasis on
the specifications of equipment and gear, or the harrowing stress of
playing this kind of live concert, in truth this music is simply the
story of the state of a man... going from the one heart on stage, to
those out in the audience.

From the Press Release - 24 October 2019

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Additions and changes from December 1 2019 till December 14 2019

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Emmanuel D'haeyere (part of Age) - SHADOWS BEHIND ME (cdr) 80042
2019. Very melodic and warm EM but less sequences and rythms..
$ 17.25 / UKP 12.25 / EURO 13.75
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=80042

*released *
Emmens, Gert - SOMEWHERE (cd) gr-285
2019. A real Prog album this time with vocals and visioned txts. A true epos..
$ 18.49 / UKP 12.99 / EURO 14.75
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=gr-285

*new in stock *
Faber - KALEIDOSCOPE (cdr) 21183
A great new release.
$ 18.25 / UKP 12.75 / EURO 14.50
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=21183

*review added *
Fang, Forrest - FATA MORGANA DREAM (cd) 28272
$ 19.99 / UKP 13.99 / EURO 15.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=28272

*review added *
Menzman & Friends - INSIGHTS (cd) 64974
$ 12.75 / UKP 8.75 / EURO 10
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=64974

*new in stock *
MILES RICHMOND & PETER GRENADER - POV (cd) 88549
2019. Miles Richmond and Peter Grenader along with guest artist Steve
Roach have ebut project POV..
$ 21.25 / UKP 14.99 / EURO 16.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=88549

*new in stock *
Moonbooter - BOTH SIDES OF THE MOON (2-cdr) 21811
2019. A great new double CD with entirely new music!!.
$ 24.49 / UKP 17.25 / EURO 19.50
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=21811

*new in stock *
Moonbooter - EVIL 18-2DE (cd) 65800
2019. This album is a live-recording from the concert „Schwingungen
Scheuenparty on July 7th 2018 in Ahlen, Germany..
$ 17.49 / UKP 12.25 / EURO 13.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=65800

*(back) in stock *
Neuland (BAUMANN & HASLINGER) - NEULAND (2CD-2019) (2-cd) 22043
2019. Double CD with all 15 tracks from Peter Baumann & Paul Haslinger.
$ 32.49 / UKP 22.75 / EURO 25.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=22043

*new entry / new in stock *
Nies, Harald - CIRCLE (cdr) 81285
2019. Catchy synthesizer-melodies gently accompanied by electric guitar solos.
$ 18.75 / UKP 13.25 / EURO 14.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=81285

*review added *
Nik Owen Jones - I/O (cdr) 28693
2019. Agreta new find of the finest UK EM..
$ 17.25 / UKP 12.25 / EURO 13.75
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=28693

*review added *
Otarion - EXTENSIVE (cd) 40045
2019. A new Otarion is always excited..
$ 18.75 / UKP 13.25 / EURO 14.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=40045

*review added *
Rich, Robert - TACTILE GROUND (2-cd) 42601
2019. Brilliant Ambient album by Robert!.
$ 24.99 / UKP 17.49 / EURO 19.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=42601

*review added *
Roach, Steve - ATMOSPHERE FOR DREAMING (cd) 48272
2019. Radiant Mind + Steve Roach.
$ 19.99 / UKP 13.99 / EURO 15.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=48272

*new in stock *
Roach, Steve - TRANCE ARCHEOLOGY (cd) 40822
2019. Trance Archeology expresses the genre-defying nature of Steves
dynamic innofocus on a full engagement of the senses..
$ 20.75 / UKP 14.49 / EURO 16.50
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=40822

*review added *
Son of Ohm - PARADIGMA (cdr) 36432
2017. Retro Berlin School in Schulze style.
$ 17.25 / UKP 12.25 / EURO 13.75
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=36432

*new in stock *
Stearns, Michael - ANCIENT LEAVES (VINYL) (lp) 26181
2019. Long, drifting music to float away.
$ 31.25 / UKP 21.99 / EURO 24.95
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=26181

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Tangerine Dream - RECURRING DREAMS (cd) 71006
2019. contains new studio versions of classic TD tracks by the current
line-up and one reworked track by Edgar Froese..
$ 21.25 / UKP 14.99 / EURO 16.90
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=71006

*review added *
V/A - AMBIENT NATION VOL.5 (3-cd) 26601
2018. Great sampler by some of the finest Belgian EM artists Digipack
de-luxe edition in a super limited edition of 300 copies only! 3 CDs
with stunning music.
$ 27.49 / UKP 19.25 / EURO 21.90
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=26601

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Walter Christian Rothe - SECRETS (cd) gr-286
2019. A new Walter Rothe is always exciting, this is a rollercoaster
in melody emotions and sounds. Walter from his most melodic side!.
$ 18.49 / UKP 12.99 / EURO 14.75
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=gr-286

*review added *
Wollo, Erik - INFINITE MOMENTS (cd) 78429
Ambient, rhythmic and melodic.
$ 19.99 / UKP 13.99 / EURO 15.90
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=78429

*review added *
Wollo, Erik - THRESHOLD POINT (cd) 74277
Ambient, rhythmic and melodic.
$ 19.99 / UKP 13.99 / EURO 15.90
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=74277

*review added *
Wollo, Erik - VISIONS (cd) 48550
Ambient, rhythmic and melodic.
$ 17.49 / UKP 12.25 / EURO 13.90
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=48550

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SHIPPING:
Due to the fact that we use a special shipping service that provides
the shipping of parcels etc we don't have to adjust the shipping prices
at this moment. One of the reasons is that because of you our costumers
we can keep these prices so low. With over 1500 parcels shipped last year
we can stay in the lowest shipping prices!
I am glad we are one of the few suppliers of EM that did not have to raise
their shipping prices. So for the 4rth year in a row they stay the same!!

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for in their program and we try to keep up with the stock there..
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These have been added this year.

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