[Groove] E-News 1293 2nd October 2022
 
Hello all.
First a small announcement in Dutch for a concert today of Skoulaman in Veldhoven (just at the border of Eindhoven)

Skoulaman live on stage in Veldhoven!

Voor hun die morgen nog lekker Live Elektronische muziek willen horen, in Veldhoven (vlak bij Eindhoven) speelt Skoulaman samen met zijn zoon Spacemuziek van de bovenste plank!!

Voor meer informatie kijk op https://xhap.nl/agenda/

Het tijdschema van een voorstellingsmiddag is als volgt:
zaal open 14:00
aanvang concert 14:30
pauze rond 15:15
einde 16:30

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E-Live is running on full speed!!
We have passed the 125th ticket!! So less then a 100 are left!!

So don't wait to long to get those tickets!!

E-Live 2022 - 12th of November
https://www.e-live.nl/

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We have added some cool new CD's in our catalog.
And the new Parsick (Ramp) CD is in and man it is so good!! Check out Dreamscape radio for a track!!

And we got our hands on the new Schallplatte 25 (limited copies!!)
Some great names on this and check out the discription in the New CD section!

NEW PRODUCTS
These products are NEW in our catalog. 

Ian Boddy - Coil (digipak) (cd)
Cosmic Ground - Isolate (digipak) (cd) (Instock)
Cosmic Ground - Isolate =Double Vinyl version= (2-lp) (Instock)
Jean Michel Jarre - Oxymore (digipak) (cd)
Moebius + Tietchens - Solo Works. Kollektion 07 (cd) (Instock)
Ramp - Happy Days are here to stay (ltd. edition) (cd) (Instock)
V/A - Schallplatte 25 – Zitenwende (cd) (Instock)
David Wright - Returning tides II (cd)

 

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A special Sequences Podcast No 219 about my music!! 

RON BOOTS & FRIENDS

Ron Boots is among the most engaging Electronic Musicians ever exporting music from The Netherlands. Since the late 1980s, his work has been rooted in the Berlin School yet reaches far beyond the basic fundamentals of the genre. Combining elements of Contemporary Instrumental, Film Soundtracks and Spacemusic, Boots' music moves easily between the mainstream and the cosmic.

In 1995, together with Kees Aerts, Ron founded the well-respected Groove Unlimited label. This was initially a vehicle for Ron and Kees to release their own solo albums and collaborations, such as BAH. The label has continued to this day, with an ever-growing worldwide roster of Electronic artists. Kees left Groove in 2011, leaving Ron to continue alone, but they parted as friends.

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Podcasts:
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https://soundcloud.com/mick-garlick

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Dreamscape Radio.
https://dreamscape.groove.nl/
Check the new Edition of Dreamscape Radio!
With music from the new releases Schallplatte 25 / Moebius / Ramp

Thanks for your time.
Ron Boots
 
New Releases!!
 
V/A  - Schallplatte 25 – Zeitenwende  -  cd - 36288
http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=36288


A great new edition to this annual free CD you get when you are a member of Schallwende!!

We have a limited amount of copies from this great release.
The following is the tracklisting

Go Back to Start - Spectral Tune
Fractal Nutation - VoLt
Wheather Forecast: Here Comes The Sun - Synchronized
Alien Discussions - Tonal Assembly
Turning point - WEGA
Silberstreif - Talking to Ghosts
Zeit Wände - Stan Dart
Time is running Out - Klang Raum Wort
Die Zeit - Rudolf Heimann
wENDeZEITen - Changing Images
Crossing time on Devil's Bridge - Pergamoon
End Of An Era - Däcker
Era - Saiowa

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Ian Boddy - Coil - cd - 71829

http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=71829



Release date 14th October 2022
Limited to 600 copies Digipak CD / 300 vinyl

DiN label boss Ian Boddy follows up his 2020 studio release “Axiom” (DiN64) with another vinyl album length slice of vintage electronic music synth heritage. Whilst there are many focusing in on the world of possibilities of modular synths to the detriment of form and composition Boddy uses his 40 plus years of experience to create six succinct slices of analogue warmth and emotion.

The title track which opens procedures is a case in point. Boddy crams into its seven minutes more drama than many would manage in a side length track. Soft textural chords soon give way to a pulsing arpeggiator playing from his venerable Roland System 100-M modular. Just when the piece seems to be settling into a cyclical groove a series of transpositions move the harmonic interest along before a climax of percussion and synth textures soar toward a stunning crescendo.

The next piece, “Messiaen M31”, in contrast is a calm, floating track with an unusual harmonic chord progression based on Olivier Messiaen’s music theory with a beautiful Ondes Martenot style solo line. “Rings” features layers of sequencers and arpeggios that twist and turn through various key changes toward another stunning climax.

“Teutonium” is pure Berlin School with a thundering Moog bass line interspersed with edgy, glitchy interjections before subsiding to the calm, gentle fluctuations of “Flow”.

Finally “Silver Surfer” is a slice of Synthwave fun featuring the crisp tones of the 100-M set against a syncopated bass line and a beautiful Ondes Martenot duet over a transposing sequencer line.

“Coil” will be released on both CD digipak as well as a limited edition 180g vinyl edition

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Moebius + Tietchens - Solo Works. Kollektion 07 - cd - 48938

http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=48938


 
  1. Rattenwiesel3:20
  2. Hoffnungsschimmer3:57
  3. Flag4:39
  4. The [8:25]
  5. Rast4:17
  6. Markt7:13
  7. Alaise4:17
  8. Tiefenbahnen10:16
  9. Das [3:19)
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Jean Michel Jarre - Oxymore - cd - 28492

http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=28492



French synthesist Jean-Michel Jarre has announced a new album, Oxymore, that is inspired by French electronic music pioneer Pierre Henry.

Jarre calls Oxymore his most ambitious project to date. It’s described as “an extremely conceptual work, dedicated to late French composer Pierre Henry.”

Henry (1927 – 2017) is best known as a pioneer of musique concrète – electronic music that’s based on the tangible manipulation of sampled sound. In the 1940’s, Henry – along with French composer Pierre Schaeffer – created a style of music, built on the physical manipulation of sounds on tape.

“I believe that the tape recorder is the best instrument for the composer who really wants to create by ear for the ear,” explained Henry.

Jarre and Henry had plans for a collaboration for Jarre’s album Electronica, but Henry died before it was completed. After Henry’s death, his widow gave Jarre the stems of material that had been prepared for this collaboration. Jarre used this material as the foundation of Oxymore.

Oxymore is described as “a musical journey, where Pierre Henry’s sounds interact with Jarre’s, in an elegant dance between digital and analogue sounds, inspired by the French movement ‘musique concrete’.
 
REVIEWS
 
Graham Getty und Matthew Stringer - Mutually Assured Destruction - cd - 22919



It was during a conversation with a fan at one of Tangerine Dream's recent concerts that the idea of making a new Perge album began to occur to Matthew Stringer. The fan in question had just mentioned that his favorite TD album was Cyclone. An odd choice, considering the lack of enthusiasm of the critics, and a majority of the trio's fans, towards this album. By far his most fascinating track, Madrigal Meridian has that little something around which Matthew could build his idea. Hence the title of the very fiery Midpoint Marigold that closes this MUTUALLY ASSURED DESTRUCTION. But it was not a foregone conclusion! He had to convince Graham Getty who was becoming more and more reluctant to invest himself in another musical project since the last Perge albums. Since Catharsis in fact. No problem! Matt sent him a draft of Midpoint Marigold and Graham replied with sequences that would lead to the titles Epicentre and Rotate. Quietly, the best Per g e album was being built...

An atmospheric, high-density track, M.A.D. alone explains Matthew Stringer's struggle to bring Graham Getty back into the Perge adventure. Waves of the Cosmos sweep over our ears, enveloping Ripley's voice in Aliens who consistently refuses to return to these gentle beasts. The parallel with Graham's refusal to continue the Perge adventure is simply delicious. The musical texture is filled with drones, giving a dramatic presence to this opening that fills with organic wiisshh and woosshh. The ambiences get kind of gritty metal where a fauna of static percussive elements swarm, accentuating an urgency to move towards Orientation. The origins of Perge stem from the Tangerine Tree project, and Tangerine Leaves, the live recordings of the Dream that are shared among fans of the mythical Berlin trio. It was after the project was completed that the two English musician-synthesists have decided to create the illusion and energy of these concerts. Here, Perge brings us to the famous 81 tour which was going to make us discover unreleased tracks like Bondi Parade, Digital Times and the opening track of the 81 UK tour Undulation. And Orientation is neither more nor less a wink, a personal version of Matthew of it. The live ambiences are well defended with a certain enthusiasm of the crowd and the rhythm structure that stirs under an avalanche of synth layers is in the spirit of Undulation.

The first 15 minutes of MUTUALLY ASSURED DESTRUCTION are a prelude to the wildest thing I've heard from Perge! Epicentre features a rhythmic structure woven into two lines of sequences that undulate while being closely linked. The result is an uplifting electronic rock structure that jumps and rolls under a sky of spectral waves and organic sound effects. The rhythm sequence subtly accelerates under areas of undulating electronic vapors of a steel blue. The sequencer modulates a new and more zigzagging approach just before the 3rd minute. A latent veloc i ty takes hold of the rhythm which becomes even more alive when the percussions beat it nicely about 20 seconds after the 4th minute. The falling keyboard riffs make no doubt, we are in the spirit of the Dream's 81 tour. These riffs trade their effects for those of a guitar that will definitely light the fire of Epicentre. Fiery until the 10th minute, the track starts to build this legendary atmospheric bridge which was used to unite 2 very wild tracks during these concerts. Rotate needs a big 4 minutes to take off. Less wild than Epicentre, it is slightly more musical with nice textures from the synth and the guitar. The music softens to move towards Ascent and its delicate piano whose melody will resonate until these mellotron blows. A wink also to Johannes Schmoelling who ends the 1st part of MUTUALLY ASSURED DESTRUCTION.

Structured almost identically to Madrigal Meridian, Midpoint Marigold remains nevertheless the core of this new Perge CD. The evolution of the track follows the one found in the Cyclone album, that is to say an atmospheric opening which is followed by an electronic progressive rock structure, and which ends with a delicate intervention of a harpsichord in a oneiric finale. It is therefore variations on the same themes with a more contemporary sound envelope and a wilder rhythm structure. The purchase of MUTUALLY ASSURED DESTRUCTION entitles you to nearly 101 minutes of music composed by Matthew Stringer alone. That's the equivalent of getting 2 CDs for the price of 1! If you like Jean-Michel Jarre you will love the cosmic ballet that is Oxynode which is indeed a nod to Oxygene. The track develops with a slow to slightly driving rhythm structure. A very musical track, Infrequent Modulation is an electronic ballad that flirts with the Schmoelling style. The keyboard is honored with a beautiful melody on a light rhythm. A track that digs its hole in our ears! Pivot sounds like good Perge. I think Graham made the structure of the sequencer on it. The rhythm is catchy, and the harmonies are built around very good synth solos. Bodyssey has a long atmospheric phase with bouncy sequences that resonate as they spread out loops. The synth is quite intense with a cosmic vision in good harmonious solos that flow on a texture knotted with jolts. The Furthest Point of Light is purely atmospheric with Ronald Reagan's voice in the background, explaining the tragedy of the space shuttle Challenger in 1986. We stay in the very atmospheric cosmic with The Chaos Before The Storm which reflects rather well the meaning of the title. Interstellar winds and space effects dominate its opening until a machine noise starts to fill also the pool of ambiences of a music that would go very well with a science fiction movie. The chaos is not rhythmic but rather musical with beautiful synth lines. Sassauna concludes this album-download only with a structure inspired by Silver Scale. The synth solos are powerful and in abundance.

MUTUALLY AS SURED DESTRUCTION continues where Perge left off in 2020 with the album Out, The Way We Came In. Except that the environment in which it plunges us, the 1981 tour of Tangerine Dream, gives it more arguments to know that this is undoubtedly Perge's most beautiful album to date. There is no weakness in this album, and everything fits as if we were at a real concert of the Dream of that time. And I must admit that Midpoint Marigold goes better in the ears in this context than Madrigal Meridian in the Cyclone's. Hats off to Matt and Graham! And as a bonus, you get a nice solo album from Matthew Stringer. What more could you ask for?

Sylvain Lupari (September 3rd, 20220) 
 
Additions and changes September 14 2022 till October 2 2022
 
*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Boddy, Ian - COIL (cd) 71829
2022. A brand new Boddy is exciting!!.
Digipak
$ 18.75 / UKP 13.25 / EURO 14.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=71829

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Cosmic Ground - ISOLATE (cd) 57442
2022. Berlin School in the style of Rubycon and Phaedra. Highly recommended!! Best in his kind!!.
$ 18.75 / UKP 13.25 / EURO 14.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=57442

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Cosmic Ground - ISOLATE =DOUBLE VINYL VERSION= (2-lp) 85691
2022. Berlin School in the style of Rubycon and Phaedra. Highly recommended!! Best in his kind!!.
$ 44.99 / UKP 31.49 / EURO 35.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=85691

*(back) in stock *
David Wright + Stephan Whitlan - REFLECTING SKY (cd) 78685
2020. A wonderful new release by David Wright and Stephan Whitlan..
$ 17.49 / UKP 12.25 / EURO 13.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=78685

*new in stock *
Ian Boddy & Erik Wøllo - REVOLVE (cd) 22014
2022. Revolve is the fourth collaborative project between DiNlabel boss Ian Boddyand the acclaimed Norwegian composer and guitarist Erik Wøllo..
$ 18.25 / UKP 12.75 / EURO 14.50
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=22014

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Jarre, Jean Michel - OXYMORE (cd) 28492
$ 22.49 / UKP 15.75 / EURO 17.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=28492

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Moebius + Tietchens - SOLO WORKS. KOLLEKTION 07 (cd) 48938
2022. GREATS OF GERMAN AVANTGARDE ELECTRONIC COME TOGETHER.
$ 21.25 / UKP 14.75 / EURO 16.80
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=48938

*(back) in stock *
Parsick, Stephen - CAMBRIUM (cd) 56057
2009. ARP 2600 and VCS-3. This is another version than the Bochum concert.
$ 19.99 / UKP 13.99 / EURO 15.90
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=56057

*(back) in stock *
Parsick, Stephen - TRACES OF THE PAST REDUX (cd) 40281
2007. His excellent 1998 album as it was intended.
$ 17.49 / UKP 12.25 / EURO 13.90
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=40281

*new in stock *
Polypores - HYPERINCANDESCENT (cd) 84236
$ 18.75 / UKP 13.25 / EURO 14.90
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=84236

*(back) in stock *
Ramp - DEBRIS (cd) 41600
2009. Ambient soundscapes with industrial-minimal sounds.
$ 19.99 / UKP 13.99 / EURO 15.90
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=41600

*new entry / new in stock *
Ramp - HAPPY DAYS ARE HERE TO STAY (cd) 83149
$ 19.99 / UKP 13.99 / EURO 15.90
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=83149

*(back) in stock *
Ramp - NO SLEEP 'TIL WILMERSDORF (cd) 89978
2018. If you like RMI, Redshift etc this is the one to get in that style. Only 222 copies so be on time to get this!!.
Limited edition of 300.
$ 19.99 / UKP 13.99 / EURO 15.90
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=89978

*(back) in stock *
Ramp - RETURN (cd) 38621
2011. "return" is the eighth album by ['ramp], and as its title suggests, it is return to where ['ramp] originated from in 1996 – and even more so. it is the most "analogue" album since "nodular" and "frozen radios".
$ 19.99 / UKP 13.99 / EURO 15.90
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=38621

*(back) in stock *
Ramp - SYNCHRONIZE OR DIE (cd) 20898
2017. If you like RMI, Redshift etc this is the one to get in that style. Only 300 copies so be on time to get this!!.
Limited edition of 300.
$ 19.99 / UKP 13.99 / EURO 15.90
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=20898

*new in stock *
Scanner - HOMELAND OF ELECTRICITY (cd) 12014
$ 18.75 / UKP 13.25 / EURO 14.90
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=12014

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
V/A - SCHALLPLATTE 25 – ZEITENWENDE (cd) 36288
2021. Part 25 of the Schallplatte collection. We only have a few copies be on time!!.
$ 13.75 / UKP 9.75 / EURO 10.90
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=36288

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Wright, David - RETURNING TIDES II (cd) 58938
2005 to 2022.
$ 17.49 / UKP 12.25 / EURO 13.90
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=58938
 
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