[Groove] E-News 1243 6th June 2021
 
Hello Groove Fans.

It is released, the very first album of Gert Emmens and me, and releases is also the awesome new music of Rene de Bakker. The FLAC files are the original 24bit files after the mastering!!
If you havew bought these releases we would love to get your feedback!!

NOW AVAILABLE!!
GR-316 - Ron Boots & Gert Emmens - A night at Blackrock station
http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=gr-316

Download / Groove Site
https://shop.groove.nl/gr-316-flac
https://shop.groove.nl/gr-316-mp3

Bandcamp:
https://emmensboots.bandcamp.com/.../a-night-at-blackrock...

2 Great names in the Dutch EM scene join forces to bring you an album that is warm, at times fast and fat.
The plus of both their styles comes to light in this new release.
The music is finished, This has been such an inspirational project working with Gert. I loved mixing these tracks!! This guys is an awesome musicians and a great guy to talk with!!
So now onwards with it! Man i want to get this out there to have you all listen to the powerful stuf we made! A BIG thanks to Gert for this COOP.

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Rene de Bakker - Dive In - Dive Out
http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=gr-317

Groove Downloads
https://shop.groove.nl/gr-317-flac
https://shop.groove.nl/gr-317-mp3

Groove Bandcamp:
https://bakkerrenede.bandcamp.com/album/dive-in-dive-out

8'th solo album by Rene de Bakker came out after the Beyond Berlin album Epiphany. It is sequencer-based music with its basis and inspiration in the tradition of Berlin school.
All sounds come from hardware synthesizers, and this from both analog and digital equipment.
The sequeuncer parts mainly come from modular systems, controlled by 6 different sequencers. All instruments and songs played and programmed by Rene de Bakker.
The cover art is a painting (acrylic paint on canvas) made by Rene de bakker. if you like the music, spread the word.

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And here a great youtube channel from the German association Schallwende!
A cool site with great video's and now online are the Schallwelle Elections 2021
A show more then 3 hours full of Electronic Music, concert parts and info.
Although it is in German it is worth a look!!

Today on Saturday, June 5, 2021, I put another big video for you on our YouTube channel:

https://www.youtube.com/schallwelle-schallwende

It shows you excerpts from the sound wave live event on February 29, 2020 in the Rohrmeisterei in Schwerte with award ceremonies in different categories, three concerts and a documentary by laudator Harald Grosskopf for the honorary award for Steve Schroyder. (Duration: approx. 2 hours, can be viewed chapter by chapter)

We hope to see you live again at the next event on March 5th, 2022! There are now 18 videos on our channel and I will post more for you. It's worth subscribing; then you will automatically be notified when new films have been uploaded.

If there is anything new, we will keep you updated.

https://schallwelle-preis.de | www.schallwen.de
We look forward to every visit!

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And we have the big parcel of ADmusic in. 
Some great new releases in there, 

Divine Matrix - Heart of the Shaman (cardboard sleeve) (cdr)
A cool video is here.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KlKvG7nH7fU

Lord of the Ants - We too are Gods (cardboard sleeve) (cdr)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sz2fDCY9dP8

Steve Orchard - Listening for a Heartbeat (cardboard sleeve) (cdr)

Wright, David - LOST COLOGNY (cd) 20075
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20qUoa7AIs8

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DECREASED PRICES
These products are decreased in price. Further in this newsletter are more details.
Klaus Doldinger - Constellation (cd) $14.99 , £10.49 , €11.90
Space Megalithe - Abstract Dimensions (cd) $12.49 , £8.75 , €9.90
Space Megalithe - Psyché Energy (cd) $12.49 , £8.75 , €9.90

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NEW PRODUCTS
These products are NEW in our catalog.
Further in this newsletter are more details.
Adeptus Mechanicus - Planetary Satellites (cdr)
Johan Agebjorn - Artifact (digipak) (cd)
Rene de Bakker - Dive In - Dive Out (cd)
Divine Matrix - Heart of the Shaman (cardboard sleeve) (cdr)
Lord of the Ants - We too are Gods (cardboard sleeve) (cdr)
Steve Orchard - Listening for a Heartbeat (cardboard sleeve) (cdr)
Ron Boots & Gert Emmens - A night at Blackrock station (cd)
Johannes Schmoelling - 21 (cd)
Erik Wollo - North Star (digipak) (cd)

Thanks for your time.
Ron Boots
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You can find Dreamscape here.
http://www.dreamscaperadio.nl
Thanks for your time!
 
REVIEWS
 

DAVID WRIGHT: The Lost Colony (2021)

Classic albums! David Wright has composed more than one, the last one being The Reflecting Sky with Stephan Whitlan. Matt Howard is an American author well known in the ME world for writing columns and conducting interviews between 2001 and 2015. He sent David Wright his graphic novel The Lost Colony in 2012, pointing out that it would be interesting for David to one day compose the music that would fit his literary work. It is since that time that the English musician is invested in this project without wanting to delay his own, nor those of his label AD Music. He was also torn to know if such or such composition would serve better for one of his albums than for this soundtrack. Pandemic obliged, he finally found the time and mostly gave himself guides in order not to be too literal in his interpretation of this novel. Instead, he wanted to create musical panoramas to better exploit a sense of identity and narrative. Thus, THE LOST COLONY is explored! A methodical melodist, David Wright takes care to lay out his musical canvas with careful attention to his vision, which is still of the highest level. Divided into 2 long musical acts, the album offers a solid overview of the values of England School style of EM. An electronic rock inspired by his own values, as well as those of Andy Pickford and Ian Boddy. Giving a wonderful album where we really believe in the main lines of Matt Howard's story.

An electronic effect, like a serpentine coming out of an allegorical box, welcomes our ears for the opening of 0.5AU. The atmospheres chosen by David Wright are more cosmic and futuristic. An elasticized rhythmic element stirs before the 2-minute mark. A dissonant echo responds to this invitation as the dramatic and cinematic rise of the apocalyptic synth layers challenges our senses. The sequencer starts the flickering undulating movement, waiting for the coming of the percussions that structure the rhythm between a delicious mix of England School and of EDM. A keyboard sculpts this melody that will be heard in various forms and sources throughout THE LOST COLONY, while in the distance sings a sibylline voice. Sailing between its stationary phase and its electronic dance anthem, 0.5AU relies on a solid play of electronic percussions during the rhythmic flights. Crystal Windsong is born from the dying rhythm of 0.5AU to skirt the corridors of the Cosmos, spreading its chloroformed breezes and webs along a starry road. I can see those stars from here and even those sleepy webs clinging to them, so much lyrical and realistic is this. David Wright steps out of his comfort zone with a track like Subconscious Matter & Other Indigenous Lifeforms, adding a zest of psybient to this delightful procession that our feet follow with its nonchalant flow. The keyboard becomes an accomplice of this indecisive slow tempo by playing this invading melody whose slow timbre invites the prisms to sparkle. A very good title which finds a little more its nobility in beautiful orchestrations where our ideas waltz with those of the English musician. It is in the murmurs and reverberations of cosmic waves that Alpha reveals its cinematographic vision where suspense and drama confront each other in an ambient dimension that brings back the buried perfumes of Eddie Jobson on Spheres of Influences from the album Theme of Secrets. The track evolves with waves of electronic sound waves and threads of fluty vocals to reach a more electronic zenith, justifying its transition towards the thunderous Desert Theme with Andy Lobban on guitar.

As you probably know, every new David Wright album brings a catchy title. And no, it wasn't Subconscious Matter & Other Indigenous! Cinematic opening, Persian guitar, boom-boom rhythm and synth pouring its weeping melody with an Arabian tune, Desert Theme is the Beyond Paradise of THE LOST COLONY. Period! Memories of Homeworld starts with this guitar, touching with its nostalgic notes in the breezes of a synth with two-headed visions. The writing of this track gives shivers by accentuating the low chords that extend a prismatic aura very well recovered by good orchestrations. A great track with a giver chills finale, ending the first chapter of THE LOST COLONY. At 24 minutes long, The Lost Colony (Parts I-V) is nothing less than a resurrection of Code Indigo, as seen by David Wright! From an opening torn between the sordid reverberations of shadowy whispers and the rose water orchestrations, a first movement of the sequencer sculpts an undulating wave under symphonic textures of a black synth. It's from the chords of a false sitar that a first melody comes out. Nervous bass-pulses and percussive clapping hands welcome it in a Sino Arabic ambience. A melodious six-string serves as the first bridge to propel the first part on a lively and catchy music that drags us on a dance floor. Furious guitar solos flog these pagan dance vibes while on the other hand, synth caresses act as the invader of this electronic progressive rock loaded of Code Indigo essences. The spreading of the minutes of this long title allows to hear fragments of its first part, notably 0.5AU, allowing it to sail without hitch through Parts I-V. Following this precept, The Lost Colony (Parts I-V) flits between these phases with ambient intermissions serving like a bridge between the stationary rhythmic structures and the rock and dance phases well watered by a synth and its philharmonic harmonies. The piano passages are as illuminated as these oriental flutes one's that confirm David Wright's clear dexterity on this track with its catching melody and structure. And little by little, in a finale that won't die, this long track dissolves its rhythmic structure and keeps its harmonic reflections within reach of the ears that steal them, piece by piece up until musical and tonal exhaustion.

Available in manufactured CD and download format, THE LOST COLONY is sold with the book in PDF format and comes with 3 bonus tracks if you take the download version. These are the radio versions of 0.5AU, Desert Theme and The Lost Colony. The 3 have an average length of 4 minutes. In the end, this album is a success on all the line! Although the book anchors its story to the music, I found myself drifting into passages of Dune, especially in the first 43 minutes of the album. Intense, vivid, poetic and moving THE LOST COLONY is the cradle of David Wright's career. From Reflections to The Reflecting Sky. From Andy Pickford to Ian Boddy. The most beautiful landscape of the English EM flows through the writings of Matt Howard. *****

Sylvain Lupari (May 5th, 2021)
 
 

ZANOV - Green Ray

Green Ray is the second in a series of reissues on Zanov's Groove Unlimited label, aka Frenchman Pierre Salkazanov. Previously, 1982's In Course Of Time was released. Green Day was Zanov's first album from 1976. Since he couldn't afford a Moog modular synthesizer, the first instruments Zanov started making music with were the ARP 2600 and EMS VCS3. Coincidentally, these were also the devices that his fellow countryman Jean Michel Jarre (among others) used to play his first album Oxygene from the same year. Furthermore, their music cannot be compared. Zanov got a contract with Polydor. As on his other albums, effects play a big part in his music. For example, in the title piece, which opens the album, we hear many echoes over the solos and the effects. This is supported by a light sequence. Machine Desperation is more rhythmic but also a bit bare. The sequence is emphatically present here. It is somewhat like Edgar Froese's album Aqua. Side 2 of the original LP is called Running Beyond A Dream. Here we hear pulsating sequences and many effects for almost 20 minutes. Phaedra from Tangerine Dream is greeted here. The bonus track Zephyr is a bit more melodic. Green Day is more experimental and (for me) a bit harder to digest than Zanov's other albums, but it's a good thing that this music is finally out on CD.

©2016, Paul Rijkens - Dutch progressive rockmagazine iO Pages.

 
Additions and changes from May 15 2021 till June 6 2021
*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Adeptus Mechanicus - PLANETARY SATELLITES (cdr) 75016
2021. BerlinSeq music in the style of Tangerine Dream.
$ 14.99 / UKP 10.49 / EURO 11.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=75016

*review added *
Adrian, Rudy - AS DUSK BECOMES NIGHT (cd) 24488
$ 21.99 / UKP 15.49 / EURO 17.49
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=24488

*review added *
Age - HYPNAGOGIE (cdr) gr10004
2021. Filmic and at times haunting.
$ 17.25 / UKP 12.25 / EURO 13.75
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=gr10004

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Agebjorn, Johan - ARTIFACT (cd) 59189
2021. togehther with Mikael Ögren..
$ 19.99 / UKP 13.99 / EURO 15.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=59189

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Bakker, Rene de - DIVE IN - DIVE OUT (cd) gr-317
2021. A great new release by Rene that will be loved by the fans of Schulze/TD . Member of Beyond Berlin which shines through in this album!!.
$ 17.25 / UKP 12.25 / EURO 13.75
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=gr-317

*review added *
Boddy, Ian & Reuter, Markus - OUTLAND (cd) 67733
$ 18.75 / UKP 13.25 / EURO 14.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=67733

*review added *
Cosmic Ground - COSMIC GROUND (2-cd) 31842
2020. Berlin School in the style of Rubycon and Phaedra. Highly recommended!! And now with Extra Bonus CD!!.
$ 17.49 / UKP 12.25 / EURO 13.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=31842

*new in stock *
Divine Matrix - BEACHCOMBING (cdr) 73720
2020. Beachcombing is a stunningly beautiful album of ambient music..
$ 17.49 / UKP 12.25 / EURO 13.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=73720

*new entry / new in stock *
Divine Matrix - HEART OF THE SHAMAN (cdr) 21565
$ 17.49 / UKP 12.25 / EURO 13.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=21565

*review added *
Faber - FLOATING WAVES (cdr) 48702
Wonderful release!.
$ 18.25 / UKP 12.75 / EURO 14.50
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=48702

*review added *
Ghost in Mirrors - COLD DUST (cd) 79021
2020. 2 long tracks of space music combined with excellent Ambient type seq.
$ 19.99 / UKP 13.99 / EURO 15.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=79021

*review added *
Guy-Lian - SOLAR SYSTEM PART 1 (cd) gr-303
2021. If you like the music of Vangelis and Eirc vd Heijden you are going to lovethis new release.
$ 17.25 / UKP 12.25 / EURO 13.75
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=gr-303

*review added *
Kontroll Raum - CHECK IN (cd) 71892
$ 18.75 / UKP 13.25 / EURO 14.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=71892

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Lord of the Ants - WE TOO ARE GODS (cdr) 30186
$ 17.49 / UKP 12.25 / EURO 13.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=30186

*review added *
ModularWhite - LEMONDREAM (cdr) gr10005
$ 17.25 / UKP 12.25 / EURO 13.75
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=gr10005

*review added *
Nies, Harald - FLOW OF ENERGY (cdr) 29692
2021. Melodic and Rythmic new music.
$ 18.75 / UKP 13.25 / EURO 14.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=29692

*new entry / new in stock *
Orchard, Steve - LISTENING FOR A HEARTBEAT (cdr) 17215
2021. Wonderful album!.
$ 17.49 / UKP 12.25 / EURO 13.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=17215

*review added *
Pollard, Brendan - ISOLATED PASSAGES PART 3 (cdr) 38895
2021. pieces Brendan had in his vaults, live studio sequencing, Different mixes.
$ 18.75 / UKP 13.25 / EURO 14.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=38895

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Ron Boots & Gert Emmens - A NIGHT AT BLACKROCK STATION (cd) gr-316
2021. 2 names in the Dutch EM scene that made an album that is the sum of both their styles! Musical Fireworks!!.
$ 18.49 / UKP 12.99 / EURO 14.75
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=gr-316

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Schmoelling, Johannes - 21 (cd) 71765
2021. New music by Johannes with Guest musicians.
$ 23.75 / UKP 16.75 / EURO 18.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=71765

*review added *
Schroeder, Robert - PYROCLAST (cd) 37584
2021. Hypnotic sounds and patterns.
$ 18.75 / UKP 12.99 / EURO 14.80
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=37584

*review added *
Skoulaman - BYSSED (cd) gr-306
2021. Live recording of his great concert at the Byssed Studio in 2020. A pure trip into spacemusic..
$ 17.25 / UKP 12.25 / EURO 13.75
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=gr-306

*review added *
Skoulaman - FLUXES IN PHILADELPHIA (cd) gr-283
2019. Live recording of his great concert in the US!!.
$ 17.25 / UKP 12.25 / EURO 13.75
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=gr-283

*review added *
Spyra - HOSPITAL (cd) gr-305
2021. Wolframs very first project, a deeply emotional music that was a part SOUND INSTALLATION at the HOSPITAL CHAPEL in TREYSA..
$ 18.49 / UKP 12.99 / EURO 14.75
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=gr-305

*(back) in stock *
V/A - FLOATING DAYS (2-cd) 29153
2021. A great mix of French EM Musicians that contibuted unique tracks to this sampler. Dedicated to the music of Klaus Schulze.
$ 29.99 / UKP 20.99 / EURO 23.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=29153

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Wollo, Erik - NORTH STAR (cd) 57431
2021. Ambient, rhythmic and melodic..
Digipak
$ 18.75 / UKP 13.25 / EURO 14.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=57431

*new in stock *
Wright, David - LOST COLOGNY (cd) 20075
A great new release by UK's master musician David Wright.
$ 17.49 / UKP 12.25 / EURO 13.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=20075

 
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