[Groove] E-News 1245 27th June 2021

 
Hello Guys and Girls.

Sad news, not that known for his Electronic music but Jon Hassell, one of the most influential American avant garde composer has died aged 84. He was an influence for a lot of Electronic Musicians, Especially from the United States !! RIP Jon, an inspiration to many musicians!


The sale last week was a good stock shifter, so we have one more week of this special deal. Our biggest sale ever!! 

On all titles other then Groove titles that we have instock you get a 25% discount. Yes on all items instock, new or old releases!! We are clearing out our stock this summer!! So take advance of this deal!!

The price you see behing the CD's are reduced to 75% of this when we process your order!! Take advantage of this and get that summer music in!!.

(beneath you see what we use as stock info!!
 
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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Dreamscape Radio show 592 is on line one more week .
The studio in not working at this stage so hope to solve all this week.
You can find Dreamscape here.
http://www.dreamscaperadio.nl
Thanks for your time!
 
Reviews
 
 
71892 Kontroll Raum - Check In

A familiar precept, it is with a rising wave of mist that Gentlemen, Start your Engines draws its musicality to put it in ears well-versed in ME introductions. Crumpling effects sculpt a gloomy vision well supported by menacing shadows and percussive effects thrown randomly of its slow evolution. Tam-tams witness this transformation into a chloroformed layer that makes floating its ample oscillating modulations with a slight Middle Eastern flavor in the hollow of its curves. If the percussions inject more speed, percussive effects in the style of Jean-Michel Jarre, from his Revolutions album, attract the attention of this ear always in search of diversified tonalities and which merge in hypnotic symbiosis with this slow rhythm of Gentlemen, Start Your Engines. A very good title whose two bubbling last minutes are an invitation to discover the very good polyrhythmic universe of CHECK IN. Kontroll-Raum is a new trio from the house of Manikin c o nsisted of Bas Broekhuis, Frank Rothe and Mario Schönwälder. Mario being the link between the two other musicians to be part of Broekhuis, Keller & Schönwälder and Filter-Kaffee with Frank Rothe. Two different universes which meet on structures in constant evolution and especially in a very beautiful polyrhythmic vision. Pandemic obliges, this album was conceived at distance and by video sessions assembled and mixed by Frank Rothe. Available in CD Digipack and in download, CHECK IN is an album of rhythms, percussions and percussive effects, giving 73 minutes of a ME that transcends the universe of BKS' colors and church parties.

Electronic sounds fluttering in a narrow corridor are at the origin of Escape 38. Once the first minute mark is passed, a very Teutonic BKS-like rhythm begins to pulse. At the limit, you could say a kind of train with looping effects of a synth-guitar spinning with more sharpness in the sonic delirium. And some 90 seconds later, another form of rhythm wi th limpid sequences becomes in a state of hesitation. Voice effects adorn this circular phase that the trio has chosen to make germinate ephemeral ideas. Sequences swirling with increasing intensity project this vision of emphasis as the rushes of textures become more and more pressing. A rumbling bass line adds to this circular rhythmic spiral with prismatic harmonies from that synth-guitar, while my ears pick up delicious vibrating jet effects. Intense, this rhythmic station ends up cutting the engines. We move on to Raum 23 and its eclectic pool of tones with African percussions. There are many percussive elements in this opening. The meshing of these elements creates the first rhythmic structure. It is a bit like being on a war footing with this insistent rhythm which finally becomes a good electronic rhythm moving forward under a tonal sky stained with heterogeneous tones of the most diversified. Become minimalist, Raum 23 continues its progression by dipping here and there in the tonal buffet of Kontroll-Raum. A very good title which finds its value by raising the volume of our amplifier.

For Alain is a good track with a sentimental flavor. Sequencer, bass line-pulses and a treasure trove of creativity from the rhythmic elements draw a fluid rhythm for the heaviness of its elements. A loop of harmonic elements rolls over the sensual approach of the bass line as the synth knits solos with a saxophone tinge. The rhythm takes a second flight as the synth readjusts its tone to offer beautiful whistling solos like that great whistler from the Cosmos, while the harmonies resurrect some of the flavors of Tangerine Dream. An excellent track! In a structure that rises and falls in a texture adorned with beautiful sound effects, For a Roadmovie is in the vein of the good moments of Fanger & Schönwälder. A humming track in an astral haze, the rubbery effect of the rhythmic chords resonates without altering the effect of the multiple layers and haze of synth. Th e further I go into CHECK IN, the more I like what I hear. Like the splendid C9 05-05 whose progressive structure, deployed in the rhythmic axes of BKS, ends up making us hear a contemporary remake of Klaus Schulze's Moondawn with Harald Grosskopf on drums. The good old days! The layers of fog and violins in the opening of Check Out give it a surreal Arabian cinema tinge. The sound texture is conceived in the artifices of synthesizers and their sound effects whose ample soporific embraces must constantly compete with sound and percussive effects, if not hand percussions. This is typical of the BKS universe which is quite omnipresent in the development of the tracks of this first Kontroll-Raum album. A pulsating sequence emerges a little before the 3rd minute. An oscillating rhythm line seeks the complicity of the rattles that have been introduced. The pulsating effect and the ascending path of the rhythmic line continue to work to structure a minimalist complicity, while a percussi v e texture sculpts a tremulous trance that a synth adorns of contemplative solos. Mutation on top of mutation, as much in the unfolding of the rhythm, as in the harmonic vision and the elements of ambiences, Check Out draws us into a melodious rhythm, like a ballad we've never heard formed.
Definitely, Kontroll-Raum delivers a solid album that sets the bar high for what's next for Broekhuis, Keller & Schönwälder. There is a rhythmic dynamic in this album that reminds us of BKS's saturation with their colorful craze. CHECK IN is a great album that reconnects us with the first more daring ones of our friend Mario with Detlev Keller.

Sylvain Lupari (April 23rd, 2021)
 
 
gr10005 ModulatWhite - Lemondream

Ron Boots continues to dig into the Belgian School in order to make us discover different facets of this unique model of the Berlin School genre developed in a very progressive vision, also very avant-garde. ModularWhite is a last project of the Belgian School to cross its borders to be known more internationally by the commercial reach of the Dutch label Groove nl. ModularWhite is the fruit of 4 Belgian musicians making a comeback after more than 10 years of absence. It was under the name of White that the connection was made between René Montfoort, aka Romerium, and Michel Bekkering for an album, Sailing Through Unknown Waters, sold as a CD-R in 2005. White became ModularWhite in 2006 with a first album The Machine. The duo then became a quartet with the addition of musicians Marc van Olden and Norman van Krimpen better known as Manorlogic. Together and/or on their own, the music is sent to Romerium who makes the final mixing.

We look a t the summery colors of the artwork and we should not be surprised if the music takes a light side, quite accessible with rhythms as flamboyant as festive. We know a little bit about Romerium's style as the most publicized artist of the quartet. Lemon Paradise infiltrates our ears with a line of bass-sequences constantly swallowing its desire for freedom with elastic chords and a synth sounding like a ghostly harpsichord. A slightly funky texture then takes over the embryo and brings it back into an alley gang rhythm structure. A rhythm of neighborhood's conquerors with the floating harmonies of a nasal synth. It's very catchy with good percussion and judicious percussive effects. Lemon Dream embraces some of that funk texture. Its snake-like rhythm undulates peacefully over some good, driving percussions that support a nice melodic keyboard philosophy. After his keyboard solo, Romerium presents a good synth solo followed by a fascinating solo of percussions, mostly African. This i s the first time I've heard Marc van Olden. The sound and texture require some thought! Yuma Ponderosa Lemon is a curt track with good percussions playing. The start is lively with bright percussions and chords that come curtly between our ears. The percussions dominate with good sound effects. And when the music deviates on a wave of harmonic oscillations, it becomes flooded by an attack of percussions, percussive and organic effects. And when the lunar chords come back in the second half, the percussive delirium strikes with such creativity that one asks for more. A very good track if you like the magic of sounds! Making the Lemon Elixer offers a hyper-energetic structure with a sequence of sequenced pulses whose lively flow is supported by electronic percussions and other effects, both percussive and sonic. That doesn't take anything away from Yuma Ponderosa Lemon...

Manorlogic's Skybox also has this frenetic vision of the sequencer and electronic percussion. The flow is as cu rt as in Making the Lemon Elixer, except that Norman van Krimpen manages to insert pads that cut the percussive frenzy on a long structure divided in two and whose arcade music aspect as well as the dance music portion are surprising directions for a track that constantly pushes its evolution while keeping this spirit of festive rhythm. From the top of its almost 17 minutes, Salon d'Agrume from Michel Bekkering is the jewel of LEMONDREAM. It's by a wet breath coming from far that the shell opens. Wet or cosmic, this breath becomes a layer whose jerky effect ends up creating a repetitive movement that comes and goes like two loggers fighting over a saw on a tree. Whispers and tinkling arpeggios are part of this musical setting which takes another direction some 20 second after the 3rd minute. This time, arpeggios hesitate to confront shadows that are on the same pace. It's a kind of ambient funk with sound effects coming in for support as the true nature of Salon d'Agrume slowly tak e s shape. Those who remember Klaus Schulze's Transfer Station Blue album with brothers Kevin and Michael Shrieve will be on familiar ground, especially on the track Approach Spiral with a more lunar flow here.

Fresh and bursting rhythms in festive electronic ambiences, LEMONDREAM is a very nice album by ModularWhite that should hold the road for your summer parties. The music is refreshing, even in its more laborious phases, combining the peculiarities of EM with the expressionist freedom of beats without borders.

Sylvain Lupari (April 28th, 2021) 
 
CD info changes!
*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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