[Groove] E-News 1256 2nd October 2021
Hi Fans of EM, cool news, we are going to have a special treat on this years E-Live. I the front room of the hall there will be special preformances by Kontrol Raum. 

Kontroll-Raum is a new project from Bas Broekhuis, Frank Rothe and Mario Schönwälder where the guys play absolutly live and improvised. Their first album "Check In" is a fascinating synthetic, polyrhythmic album with numerous influences from the most diverse playing styles of electronic and psychedelic music. As with many good albums, at the beginning you are irritated and unsure where it is supposed to take you. But the fascination is there immediately and you find new sounds and rhythms with every new listen. They might look like mad scientists (The Doc from Back to the future comes to mind) but trust me it will be very good.

Btw, In this front room will also be some stands, so you can enjoy the music and check the new releases :-)
E-LIVE - 23rd OF OCTOBER 2021 !!


Foyer concert by "Kontrol Raum" - 
Bas Broekhuis, Frank Rothe & Mario Schönwälder.

Live on stage:
F.D. Project (DE)
Nothing but Noise (BE)
UniSphere (NL)
Gert Emmens and Ron Boots (NL)

We had a great meeting with Gert this week and have walked through the programm we are going to bring!! It will be cool I can tell you that!

On the 23rd of October we will have the re-start of this Festival.
In a new location now the Enck is closed.
And what a location it is!!
This is one of the birthplaces of Electronic Music in the Netherlands,
a science lab of Philips one of the most known electronic firms.

you can order again through the Groove Download shop!!
If you have tickets reserved you will get a mail asap!
Steve Roach & Michael Stearns    Beyond Earth & Sky
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=25016

Twenty-six years after their noted (and long deleted) collaboration Kiva (1995), American electronic music originators Steve Roach and Michael Stearns’ orbits return to a point on the horizon between and beyond worlds. Their mastery of tactile sonic environments meld into boundary-defying music creating a language of transcending and transformative experiences. These seven captivating tracks are born from a devotion to the power of sound. Within realms of elemental, primordial, celestial and deep emotion, the enveloping influence is found within the natural world of forests, deserts, canyons, mountains and the beyond. From the moment we enter into the realm of Earth & Sky to the moment we depart it, the space beyond calls to us, guiding the unfolding of our lives. Through music we hear that call, transcending the day to day and ordinary states of awareness, Beyond Earth and Sky.

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Steve Roach & Michael Stearns    Beyond Earth & Sky
Brainwork - Late in Berlin (cd)
Paul Ellis - Panoramas CD-II (ltd. edition, digipak) (cd)
Eloy Fritsch - Beyond the walls of imagination (cd)
Jean Michel Jarre - Welcome to the Other Side (blueray)
Jean Michel Jarre - Welcome to the Other Side (Vinyl) (lp)
Node - Node Live at the Royal College of Music (Blu Ray) (blueray)
Nothing but Noise - Aeon Cycles 1/2/3/4 (mini lp cover) (cd)
Nothing but Noise - Aeon Cycles 5/6/7/8/9 (mini lp cover) (cd)
Peters, Martin - Deeper Understanding (cd)
Schiller - Summer in Berlin (digipak) (2-cd)
Spyra - Voices of Ancestors (digipak) (cd)
The Amnis Initiative - Alternate Timelines (digipak) (cd)
V/A - Schallplatte 24 – Freude (2-cd) <-- LAST COPIES!

Adeptus Mechanicus - Black Space Velvet (cdr)
Gert Blokzijl - Cloud Tracks Vol. 1 (cdr)
Gert Blokzijl - Cloud Tracks Vol. 2 (cdr)
Ian Boddy - Nevermore (digipak) (cd)
Lyonel Bauchet - Diver (digipak) (cd)
Nova - TERRANOVA & QUO VADIS (digipak) (2-cd)
Ed Starink - Ed Starink World (cd)
32134 Wavestar - Two

Expect the unexpected! Heavy of meaning, this sentence makes buying and discovering TWO more than a little suspicious. But let me reassure you right away; the unexpected is not really far from the roots of John Dyson and his new companions, Stephan Whitlan and Paul Ward who form the second episode of Wavestar; Wavestar II. The album is sewn in a vision more ambient than lively with a huge place for the synths which exploit their own sonic identity in a music that flirts a lot with an electronic Celtic genre. And Pauper's Ransom immediately reassures us with a hazy opening that lets us hear some synth chants with deceptive appearances. The songs are tender and melancholic with a slightly sharp tone. Spasmodic, an initial rhythmic lead plunges the track into a static flow with this synth and its melodic tunes that make the arpeggios floating all around them dance. Sweet and dreamy, this first part of Pauper's Ransom gives way to a more progres s ive electronic rock about ten seconds into the 6th minute. The synth chants, each with their own sonic identity, dominate this rock structure, which is push by good percussions, well managed by Paul Ward, which structures a driving rock. A big track for fans of synth solos and melodies performed by John Dyson and Stephan Whitlan. These synths coo in the opening of A Gesture which borrows a vaporous shade from the Tangerine Dream's Legend years. The ambient rhythm is articulated on two intersecting sequencer lines, one of which is more melodic, while haze pads amplify the influence of the Dream on this track which ends with synth solos. The tone changes with the arrival of The Hurting, a melody with a nostalgic spirit pushed by a synth and possibly a mellotron. It's very beautiful, tender and moving. Although a bit mysterious, Visionary is a bit in the same mold as A Gesture with sequenced arpeggios that exploit a harmonic hue of John Carpenter's Halloween. The rhythm remains more h a rmonic than driving with an atmospheric vision that suits well the numerous synth solos that like to exploit their own musical colours. Another Country amplifies this bucolic essence that comes out more and more as you discover TWO. Exploiting a moving texture like that of The Hurting, the music flows under the chords of a nice acoustic guitar that does not miss its rendezvous with a delicate piano.

Peaceful and moving, Bloodline continues in this vein of Celtic ambient music, almost spiritual, with a delicacy that translates into layers of mist gathering in a funeral procession gently pushed by a soft bass line. There is no flow, but a lot of sensitivity and emotionality accentuated by these layers of seraphic voices and trumpet tunes that come and go to torment a soul in search of answers. It's also with layers of mist flooding a ground in growth that Throne lands in our ears. From this musical mist is born a circular rhythmic movement structured by a sequencer where another l ine of glittering arpeggios is also stuck to give more depth to this second rhythmic approach of TWO. A good bass line establishes the link to percussions whose uncertain hits favor a sober singing of the synth. These vocals coo with melodic vision as keyboard riffs fall in symbiosis with the percussion. We come to Second Arrow and this track is the one that led me to describe the essence of this album as electronic Celtic music. The structure is very cinematic with its bed of orchestrations cradling the music in light and barely jerky staccato. The choice of instruments; flute, harpsichord, violin and Irish monastery choir exchange the roles of bucolic melodies. A very beautiful track with a more intense finale whose texture brings me back to Mike Oldfield mixed to Vangelis. The opening of Paragon features John Dyson on guitar, and boys he plays great! His guitar stretches out musings and solos, a bit bluesy, over a blanket of haze and occasional orchestrations. The ambient moveme n t lights up in the second half of the 3rd minute, creating a ballad that flows to a pensive bass line. The synth takes advantage of this to stretch its solos like the crying voices of a melancholic guitar played by the famous English guitarist, Gordon Giltrap, in a fascinating electric/electronic duel, inviting the orchestrations to create a static rhythm lulled by the movement in legato. Paragon falls afterwards in a good electronic slow dance where this duel between Gordon Giltrap and John Dyson concludes this fascinating album of Wavestar II that is indeed not what we were expected.

Solos and melodies of synths which flow and fly in profusion on structures more panoramic than rhythmic, this TWO possess different attributes which are not without charms. I like this bucolic freshness which gives this Celtic aspect in ambiences sewn of mysteries and of country nebulosity. For dreamers, fans of Mike Oldfield and Tangerine Dream!

Sylvain Lupari (September 13th, 2021) 

38159 Lyonel Bauchet - Diver

What a pleasure to discover the sonic fauna of Lyonel Bauchet! This master in the art of using the complex Buchla 200th system had converted my ears to his immense musical canvas in 2011 with the impressive album The Secret Society. Since then, it's been media silence except for a few pieces of music appearing on various compilations. However, Bauchet works tirelessly to increase his sound library (the Library Music) while releasing his Buchla Tunes, he's up to Volume 8, and other sound extravaganzas on his Bandcamp page. Moreover, he creates videos in real time that accompany a good part of his tracks. A complete artist who I invite you to visit his Bandcamp site for hours of entertaining discoveries. THE DIVER is an album whose concept revolves around the underwater world that our eyes will never see, thus leaving all the freedom to his creator and his diver to create a sound illusion that defies the imagination, the prerogative of Electro n ic Music. At the time, The Secret Society was offered in download format on the DiNDLL website. This time, THE DIVER is offered as a manufactured CD limited to 500 copies, as well as in download format from September 17th. Let's embark right away in Lyonel Bauchet's latest story in sounds and music.

Lying on our back, ears screwed to the suspense of Submersion, the vibrations of the underwater waves and the starry song of the synthesizer fight to the best of their ability to drag us into the ocean depths. The descent is slow but rich of its scarlet sounds which tear our senses even more when a heavy note of bass shakes the hammer of my eardrums. Submersion deploys its oxygenated layers whose broth is illuminated by a rich and diversifying tonal fauna. The synth weeps as only Vangelis, and now Lyonel Bauchet, know how. What was luminescent turns into a dark and tenebrous psybient, witnessing that the underwater fauna and its elements, both physical and organic, can be lethal as w ell as immensely beautiful. Moreover, a bagpiper lets us know this as the descent continues to surf with an increasingly heavy and murky vision. Until the void becomes the bottom, after the 8th minute pass. A whirlwind of joy sets the moment ablaze with orchestrations and staccatos dancing with my imagination already hearing the white sand of the shallows swirling with the intertwining of the orchestral elements. Tying itself to the first tinkling of a sea bell, the rhythm of Ambient Pressure bursts forth like a nice surprise. The form is Electronica, and each stroke is coated with a tinge of chimes and clanks of clock. The enchantment is only in its infancy as a sonic discharge accompanies this structure where the rhythm and its percussive effects, including an aggressive sledge hammering, remains pecked from all sides by sharp sonic filaments. The electronic arrangements are in the tone with a robotic disco vision. I would say this is one of the most interesting rhythm structures I've heard lately. Then comes Abyss and its music, its ambiences describing very well the axis of the track.

Piano notes wander through a sonic broth of sharp filaments and tonal fauna best exposed by the presence of underwater boils and eddies. The ambiences are taciturn with dramatic peaks demonstrating the intensity that emerges from this sonic flora. One hears ghostly outbursts and their elastic rebounds, Dantesque arrangements and rhythmic frameworks quickly absorbed by the power of these silent eddies, while the multitude of sound effects shows the artistic amplitude of the modulars and notably the Buchla 200e system. Fascinating, intense and powerful, I was not bored at all throughout the 11 minutes.
It's with these ghostly rhythmic rustlings that we move on to Hydrostatic Equilibrium. Immediately, we notice the intensity that emerges from the lappings of water and a dull hum with the rise of a prismatic synth line whose shadow submits its share of melody and its mocking laughter. Little by little, a rhythmic melody is born behind these shadows of apocalyptic trumpets. Weaving a jerky circular phase, this rhythmic melody overlaps these strident ambiguities in a delicious phase designed for those ears hungry for sounds and sonic surprises. And THE DIVER is full of them! The rhythm chooses its escape at the 4-minute point, letting this delicate piano weaves its melancholic melody more complete here than in Abyss. Its 5 notes in single file redirect the music towards this shredded rhythm that lazily swirls until it faces a storm of shrill wiisshh. The earworm forged, Hydrostatic Equilibrium takes its structure into an atmospheric phase where various sources of tinkling and resonant drones drag us to the final chapter of Lyonel Bauchet's second album, The Edge. This true musical happening begins with the shadow of its predecessor with a frail structure whose chimes struggle to be heard. These reverberating effects drag with a palette of sound effects, a s disparate as organic, on a structure driven by a layer of pulsating bass. Gradually, a rhythmic backbone is added to this fascinating crescendo that keeps adding melodramatic weight to The Edge, which sails above all in the middle of a storm of wiisshh and woosshh that calms down along with these rubbery pulsations on the verge of the 9th minute. Leaving Lyonel Bauchet to close the imagination of his Buchla 200th.
How far the French synthesist has come since The Secret Society! THE DIVER plunges us into a mysterious sound universe designed to surprise and charm us at the same time. Indeed, there are moments not so easy to tame, while others catch us immediately. A sign that Lyonel Bauchet has blown hot and cold to draw us into his nebulous webs of avant-garde music. An album full of slow twists and turns that you won't hear anywhere else!

Sylvain Lupari (September 11th, 2021)
Additions and changes from August 16 2021 till September 30 2021
*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Adeptus Mechanicus - BLACK SPACE VELVET (cdr) 47880
2021. Space music.
$ 14.99 / UKP 10.49 / EURO 11.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=47880

*(back) in stock *
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 *
Blokzijl, Gert - CLOUD TRACKS VOL. 1 (cdr) 60738
2021. Dutch EM artist in the style of TD..
$ 16.25 / UKP 11.49 / EURO 12.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=60738

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Blokzijl, Gert - CLOUD TRACKS VOL. 2 (cdr) 73741
2021. Dutch EM artist in the style of TD..
$ 16.25 / UKP 11.49 / EURO 12.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=73741

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Boddy, Ian - NEVERMORE (cd) 46726
$ 18.75 / UKP 13.25 / EURO 14.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=46726

*new entry *
Brainwork - LATE IN BERLIN (cd) 34556
2021. A Berlinschool Brainwork..
$ 18.75 / UKP 13.25 / EURO 14.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=34556

*new entry / new in stock *
Ellis, Paul - PANORAMAS CD-II (cd) gr-314
2021. Part 2 of 3 releases by Paul Ellis. These stunning pieces of music will flow into your life and enhance it with it's subtle atmosphere. All 3 releases will be limited to only 200 copy's!!.
$ 17.25 / UKP 12.25 / EURO 13.75
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=gr-314

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Fritsch, Eloy - BEYOND THE WALLS OF IMAGINATION (cd) 48546
2021. The remasterd re-release of this great album. With a great new bonus track..
$ 18.49 / UKP 12.99 / EURO 14.75
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=48546

*(back) in stock *
Froese, Edgar - VIRGIN YEARS 1974-1983 (4-cd) 43644
2013. releases on Virgin in one easy release..
$ 28.75 / UKP 20.25 / EURO 22.90
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=43644

*new entry / new in stock *
Jarre, Jean Michel - WELCOME TO THE OTHER SIDE (blueray) 33435
$ 26.25 / UKP 18.49 / EURO 20.95
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=33435

*new entry / new in stock *
Jarre, Jean Michel - WELCOME TO THE OTHER SIDE (VINYL) (lp) 60102
$ 33.75 / UKP 23.75 / EURO 26.95
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=60102

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Lyonel Bauchet - DIVER (cd) 38159
$ 18.75 / UKP 13.25 / EURO 14.90
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=38159

*new entry *
NODE lIVE on Blueray!.
$ 35.25 / UKP 24.75 / EURO 28
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=18578

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Nothing but Noise - AEON CYCLES 1/2/3/4 (cd) 57319
2021. Thundering Sequences and BIG sound scapes!! What a great music. Part 1 of the Cycels music..
Mini LP cover
$ 16.25 / UKP 11.49 / EURO 12.90
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=57319

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Nothing but Noise - AEON CYCLES 5/6/7/8/9 (cd) 51913
2021. Thundering Sequences and BIG sound scapes!! What a great music..
$ 16.25 / UKP 11.49 / EURO 12.90
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=51913

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Nova - TERRANOVA & QUO VADIS (2-cd) 77431
1991. This is Peru. Includes the hit: Aurora A great double CD release from the music of Nova..
Release date: Oct 15 2021
$ 23.75 / UKP 16.75 / EURO 18.90
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=77431

*new entry / new in stock *
Peters, Martin - DEEPER UNDERSTANDING (cd) gr-321
2021. Martin Peters is one of the members of Beyond Berlin. A master in Sequencing and sounds. A great new release. Very beautiful Berlin School with passion and heart!!.
$ 17.25 / UKP 12.25 / EURO 13.75
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=gr-321

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Schiller - SUMMER IN BERLIN (2-cd) 46346
2021. the 2 CD version.
$ 24.99 / UKP 17.49 / EURO 19.95
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=46346

*new entry *
Spyra - VOICES OF ANCESTORS (cd) 86115
$ 18.75 / UKP 13.25 / EURO 14.90
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=86115

*new entry *
Starink, Ed - ED STARINK WORLD (cd) 11889
$ 18.75 / UKP 13.25 / EURO 14.90
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=11889

*new entry *
The Amnis Initiative - ALTERNATE TIMELINES (cd) 87271
$ 16.25 / UKP 11.49 / EURO 12.90
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=87271

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
V/A - SCHALLPLATTE 24 – FREUDE (2-cd) 38578
2021. Special release by Schallwende with some greatnames on it!.
$ 18.75 / UKP 13.25 / EURO 14.90
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=38578

*(back) in stock *
Vangelis - EARTH REMASTERED (cd) 23539
2017. First solo CD fully remasterd! Last copies.
$ 16.25 / UKP 11.49 / EURO 12.90
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=23539

*(back) in stock *
2017. Remasterd version.
$ 16.25 / UKP 11.49 / EURO 12.90
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=38229

*new in stock *
Vangelis - JUNO TO JUPITER =DE LUXE= (cd) 61717
$ 53.75 / UKP 37.75 / EURO 42.95
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=61717
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