[Groove] E-News 1247 11th July 2021
Hello, another Sunday and another E-News.

Just finished Dreamscape radio with all 3 new Groove releases in there. So if you wonder how they sounds just have a listen. 3 very different releases. One which is pure Berlin School by John Christian - Glis Glis.

Second is more Ambient Berlinschool by Paul Ellis - Panoramas CD1. The first in a series of 3 limited to 200 copies CD releases. The CD  is in a beautifully made Digifile cover that was designed by Pablo Magne!! All 3 will have the same vibe and will be made by Pablo.
The music is by öne of my favorite American Muscians Paul Ellis.
Two Great long tracks that will transport you to the Panorama's that Paul envisions. A serie's you should have in your collection!!

And the 3rd release is the wonderful part 2 of "The Solar Systems" by Guy-Lian. A really inspiring release that, if you like the music of Vangelis and Yanni should be on your shortlist. It is stunningly beautiful! It is like listening to the Grant master himself. Not a copy but in the spirit of!!

So some comments that I read was "So Groove goes Limited" well we have to try new things. In this day and age releasing music is getting more and more difficult as a label. Musicians can nearly do all of it them selves if they descide to release the music only as a download.Or in the end make a CDr of that release because some people like a hard copy.
I love CD's so i would always prefer that release combined with a download version!!
Why? Put a CDr into the Sun for one hour and you can throw it in the bin! 
Yes I know we also have CD'rs with lifetime warrenty but if it would have been possible then it would have been CD's!!

A CD is for life! I have CD's that are now nearly 40 years old and yes they still play superbly! Listened to Private Investigations by Dire Straits this week. And it still sounds superb!! 

Well I'm rambling on again sorry, second remark was: "why so many styles of EM on Groove. Just do Berlin School, that sells always. Yes indeed the pure Berlin School Sequencer music is the best sold Style of EM inside Groove. But I think there is so much more awesome Electronic Music. Made by fantastic artists that I think desirve a platform more then just a download. Well just some thoughts on the 3 new releases we have. If you have thoughts about this just let me know!

So now over to you the lovers and fans of Electonic Music, be brave, take at times a dive into new Music. It is worth it. I am sure you will enjoy the 10.000th release of the Berlin School style. But at times take a dive into unkown waters! Be bold! 

Thanks for your time.

Ron Boots
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GR - 313 - Paul Ellis - Panoramas CD-1
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The first of 3 new limited releases by Paul Ellis. These stunning pieces of music will flow into your life and enhance it with it's subtle atmosphere. And the artwork for the Digifile is made by Pablo Magne a great graphic artist that I love!!  All 3 releases will be done by both artists and limited to only 200 copy's!!.

GR - 318 - John Christian - Glis Glis


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John's nice comment on this release.

It’s officially out. CD and download from Groove, it will be on bandcamp too eventually but if you want it I’d encourage you to support Groove who’ve made the CD release possible.
I’ve been in the usual routine of a new release where I have to listen over and over, and it’s easy to overdo it. But I think I like this the more I listen, I’ve been putting it on for the joy of it. Uptempo sequencing, never static, and the played parts seem to have lifted it to a nice optimistic place without losing the atmosphere. Sunny-day music, as much as moody lights out listening. I really hope you like it.

GR - 319 - Guy-Lian - Solar System Part 2


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For those who want an inmpression of the music, listen to Dreamscape radio or go to the bandcamp page. Or read the review of the first album in the Review section. This is such a great music that I played it over and over again the last 2 weeks. It is the way of the grand master in a different way!

Raumzeit - Ron Boots / Harold vd Heijden

The entire set is now as download available on the Groove Download shop and on Bandcamp! So if you like you can now listen to it as a whole set. Enjoy.

It is only available as FLAC !!
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gr-303 Guy-Lian - Solar System Part 1

The wind amplified by a badly adjusted microphone makes hear rustling full of reverberation in opening of
Sun - Overture. The first musical accentuation is full of vocals and lets through the first tinkles of pearls hidden in an organic texture. Dull explosions are also familiar to us. And when the synth draws an immense arabesque of tension, our ears plant in a forgotten title of the mega-edition 3 CD of Blade Runner. Despite the pandemic, Ron Boots manages the activities and destinies of Groove nl with an always keen ear in order to make us discover EM from all angles. We were privileged witnesses of the new assets of the Dutch label last year with artists like Robert Marselje, Orbifold C and Romerium. Not to mention the returns of new old artists that we recently discovered like AGE, Akikaze and Tonal Assembly. This new year begins with an old newcomer in Guy-Lian, whose real name is Danny Gijbels, who offers us a beautiful EM under the s i gn of Vangelis. Not the progressive and incisive Vangelis like the one in Heaven & Hell or Spiral, nor Albedo 0.39. But a nostalgic and taciturn Vangelis like in Chariots of Fire or Ignacio. Built around the theme of Space, SOLAR SYSTEM Part 1 is an opening in space-time with its 80's tone. It's a good 40 minutes of beautiful music to listen to the ears trapped in our passion for the music.

Mercury I is a melodious electronic rock with crystalline chords which ring under these postapocalyptic layers à la Blade Runner. The sound and the textures remind me a lot of Tim Blake and also of Geoff Downes with The New Dance Orchestra and the Light Program album. Venus II is a good ambient melody with these big orchestral clashes that raise the hairs of our emotions. And it continues with Earth III, a big jewel of 16 minutes where Guy-Lian takes and puts all his time to develop quite well this short cosmic symphony. It's very beautiful, but not ideal for sleeping with these explosions of orchestrations and these bursts of intensity that make explode the ambiences. An earworm-weaving melody takes shape around the 6th minute and the resulting orchestrations are conceived in the love of music that explodes from the harmonies of Danny Gijbels. The piano unites the two great moments of Earth III with uncompromising aplomb. The cellos stretch our daydream with long passionate rubbing which brings us to an intensity repressed in the violin ride and this slow crescendo which comes with this thin thread of melody whistled by violins, piccolos and transverse flutes. A magical moment that reaches its pinnacle in a final in search of our thrills, our emotions. A superb moment followed by Mars IV which could very well be part of Earth III as the structure and the melodious arrangements are close. With the difference that Mars IV literally puts itself on a war footing, thus nourishing these moments of apprehension of our adolescence when Mars was our sworn enemy outside our pla n et. There are huge scents of Synergy, when Larry Fast wanted to build a philharmonic orchestra in his synthesizers, in the symphonic visions of the Belgian musician. Asteroid Belt - IVa brings us back to this tender romantic side of Guy-Lian with lunar arrangements, I hear Fresh Aire V and VI from Mannheim Steamroller here, for a piano with pearl notes and its melody whistled in concert with this piano which gives us goosebumps throughout SOLAR SYSTEM Part 1.

Visibly inspired by the cosmic operas of the end of the 70's and the beginning of the 80's, Guy-Lian signs a very nice album as a first contact with a wider audience, via Groove nl. SOLAR SYSTEM Part 1 is a splendid album by an artist that I loved discovering and whose music and melodies are worth more than just listening before wanting to fall on our couch with eyes lost in its spaces composed for the pleasure of our ears. And I guarantee you that pleasure will be ...

Sylvain Lupari (April 6th, 2021) 
42842 Rich, Robert - Neurogenesis

A bass shadow and the metallic vibrations of a kind of sitar invite a line of sequences to feast. A ritornello is created! An unstoppable earworm sticks to our eardrums with this series of jumping balls which climb swiftly a spiral staircase. The flow is curt and jerky. Its imprint is invaded by these twisted reverberations, giving an industrial approach to this rise of the sequencer, of which a breach releases another series undulating strongly in the opposite axis of the minimalist rhythm of Neurogenesis. And then come those voices. Voices and/or moans of a dying lap-steel guitar at the same time as NEUROGENESIS' title-track reaches its meditative phase with a softly beating rubber jumping key. Even in its stationary phase, Neurogenesis remains intense and loud. We hear the sequencer churning out its keys one by one so that they take up this magical ice dance in an ascending path. The structure is curt and lively, like 4 hands playing alte r nately on the crystal blades of a silver xylophone. A hand decides to play a different pace, making this now non synchronized arpeggio race even more beautiful in its percussive disarray.

What an opening my friends! NEUROGENESIS is Robert Rich's latest album. And I have to admit that I was captivated from start to finish. Imagine a spiral staircase rising to the sky at heights impossible for the eye to estimate, but still possible for the ear to hear its steps vibrating with a crystalline tone. Ascending or circular, sometimes the two possibilities dance at the same time, each title, and regardless of its panorama, is animated by these jerky movements of the sequencer where minimalist arpeggio lines whose shimmering tones never cease to shine in the kingdom of astral lights. Using the MOTM modular sequencer and the ASM Hydrasynth keyboard, Robert combines multiple rhythmic consonances and flows which swaddle a panoply of morphic sweetnesses or rages. Here is a quite very interes ting minimalist framework for a musician such as Robert Rich, known to exploit the dimensions of each of his notes in order to offer them in a bidding for the ears avid of tonal coatings.

Tibetan tinkles are at the origin of Convergent. The rhythmic texture settles in with wood's tap percussions dancing an ethereal choreography on a jerky movement of the sequencer rolling like a lifeless train in a sinuous structure which goes hand in hand with the lamentations of the Lap-steel. The bass is more present here and its soft flow serves as a canvas to solidify this rhythmic membrane which constantly accentuates the cadence. If the roaring spectra of the six-string increase in intensity, so do the different sources of tinkling which form a rhythmic mosaic pulling in all directions. There are pearls that jingle with such sharpness, giving a more phantom vision to the lap-steel guitar. A title that is rowing in the opposite direction to its atmospheres, Proximal offers a slower flow. A bass pulsation sculpts a circadian rhythm which seems to isolate behind this river of pearls undulating like a communications coded in polar Morse code. The panorama is very aggressive with multiline of Lap-steel from which escape astonishing plaintive and corrosive solos between these layers woven of organic as celestial tones.

Connective is connected to the sounds of a flute. If this flute is peaceful, it is quite different with the sequenced movement that surrounds it. A movement where all the luster of a cube connects with the rhythmic liveliness of their shimmering colors. And despite this flow in uninterrupted cascades, there is a form of serenity in this Connective where taking a river flowing with rhythmic colors and throwing it into a peaceful lake is the most beautiful of images. And if we thought we were daydreaming to the fluty tunes of Dendritic, this hope is short-lived as soon as the circular choreography of the sequencer activates an ambient rhythm, of course, b ut always lively for the neurons. How I love this Arcadian and its melody blown in the shadow of Supertramp's Even in the Quietest Moments track. Wrapped in a shroud of shiny percussive bells, this melody also blows all the contrasts of NEUROGENESIS. This brilliant Robert Rich album ends with a rhythmic Native American tribal vision. The harmonies hummed by the goddesses of the woods flow over a good mesh of percussions and pulsations which is engulfed by this richness of micro tonal arpeggios which never ceases to sparkle all the colors of the micro-cubes of a cube coming from a lucid dream by Robert Rich in spring 2019. A brilliant album my friends!

Sylvain Lupari (December 22nd, 2020)