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Hi All

The new Gert Emmens is due in about 8 days.
GR-295 - Gert Emmens - Outland 2

Composed, played and recorded in June 2020 in Studio Gert Emmens, Ede,
Netherlands with the exception of track 6 'Outlands' which was
composed in August 2014 exclusively for the concert on October 18,
2014 at the E-live festival in Oirschot, Netherlands, where the entire
Outland album was performed.

Mixed and mastered in July 2020 (with the exception of track 6).
Outpost part 1 will be released later this year on a free sampler CD
from Gert's record company Groove Unlimited (www.groove.nl). Gert
Emmens uses custom made JvR sequencers and modulars exclusively
(JosvanRas.com).

Many thanks: Ron Boots, Ruud Heij. Laila Quraishi, John Adams.
Many thanks for technical support: Jos van Ras, Mark Cox.

www.gertemmens.com

Track listing:

1 - Sent back on a mission - [11:57]
2 - Decoded message from an unknown source - [10:42]
3 - At the mercy of loneliness - [9:17]
4 - On patrol to the abandoned landmark - [13:46]
5 - Outpost part 2 - [18:56]
6 - Outlands - [13:11]

(Available through CD/Downloads from the Groove site and Bandcamp
after the release)

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A new duo but very known names!!
David Wright & Stephan Whitlan with The Reflecting Sky

'The Reflecting Sky' came from a series of improvised sessions at
David Wright's Suffolk studio between 2017 and 2019 during
'down time' from Code Indigo concert rehearsals.
During that time the duo laid the foundations for four distinctly
different tracks. However, it wasn't until early 2020 and the time
afforded by the Covid-19 lockdown, that they went back to the music.
After 4 months of painstaking editing and arranging, the
result, we think you will agree, is a fascinating blend of musical
styles, a metamorphosis into something unique.

The 11 tracks are in fact 4 long pieces, each displaying a creative
and imaginative blend of sequences, rhythms and atmospherics
that create a soundscape to take the listener on a mind-blowing
cosmic journey.

While the duo clearly pays a passing nod to the more established
luminaries of the genre,

'The Reflecting Sky' is an original and sophisticated slice of
electronic music, clearly reflecting the musical vision and expertise
of both artists at the peak of their creative prowess and clearly
enjoying the collaboration.

1. Celestial Clockwork (Mizar) (6:20)
2. Celestial Clockwork (Kochab) (4:55)
3. Celestial Clockwork (Thuban) (7:35)
4. Collide (Leptons) (8:22)
5. Collide (Muons) (7:09)
6. Collide (Kaons) (7:36)
7. A Study in Geomancy (Lunar) (7:07)
8. A Study in Geomancy (Solar) (5:16)
9. As Far As The Eye Can See (East) (7:24)
10. As Far As The Eye Can See (South) (4:21)
11. As Far As The Eye Can See (West) (9:00)

Total CD time 75:15

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====== Dreamscape Radio =======
http://www.dreamscaperadio.nl

Dreamscape radio is my weekly radio program, it is there to get new music
noticed and enjoy known music and musicians.
During the 30+ years Groove has released over 300 CD's.
And many might be forgotten. We have some great names in our catalog!!
Some are no longer among us, some might be forgotten by some.
And many music might not even be known to a lot of listeners.

Frank van Bogaert / Hemisphere / Kees Aerts / Create / Dom F. Scab
Navigator / Tranzit / John Lakveet / Frank Klare to name a few.

Although almost all music is still available through CD/Downloads many
have never heard of it or is unknown to them.
There we have Dreamscape Radio!!
Have a listen and enjoy the special 2 hour show this week!
And next week we will have another 2 hour show with more older
Electronic music from the Groove releases of passed decades!

And to help you on your way we have a discount the coming 2 weeks!
Until the 22nd of August we will off a 20% discount on all downloads

Use the code - Promo2020 - .

Enjoy the music and spread the word.

Ron

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GROOVE SPECIAL SUMMER PRICE
During the month of August we have a special price on a lot of Groove titles .
Many titles (over 150!!) are already only 10.00 Euro Per CD
But now we have a special 20% discount on these titles.!!
It is for titles until GR-215 We will deduct this from your order!
A great chance to get some great EM CDS! for the price less then many CDRs!!
And by the best EM musicians around! Check the list down here!!
If you want to check if you have all Groove's releases in your
catalog then please look here,
we have a special site page for all Groove releases!!
http://www.groove.nl/index3.html
And click on the groove products page on the top tiles besides
what'sNEW? and Calander

Emacs!

Many classics in the list for a bargain price!
Keep in mind gone is gone!!

It also applies to the following titles!!
Syndromeda - A day in the fields
Syndromeda - Alien abduction phenomenon
Syndromeda - Creatures from the inner (2-cd)
Syndromeda - Metaphysical experiences
Syndromeda - Twilight conjuction
Syndromeda - In touch with the stars
17947 33 Tetragammon & Human Metronome-Resonating earth (cd)
27940 Akikaze-In high places (cd)
16473 Akikaze. Aquarius
41005 Akwara, Andreas-Blue velvet (cd)
62301 Akwara, Andreas-Erwachet (cd)
61655 Akwara, Andreas-Klangbild (cd)
42572 Akwara, Andreas-Occult sanctum (cd)
77963 Akwara, Andreas-Pathos (cd)
15067 Akwara, Andreas-Quantum (cd)
27113 Akwara, Andreas-Reinheit (cd)
55049 Akwara, Andreas-Solar eclipse (cd)
88573 Akwara, Andreas & Lutz, Björn-Ambush (cd)
12790 ALX-Lying at the bass of the spine (cd)
32650 Oosterom, Hanyo van-New ambiance 2000 (cd)
33039 Human Metronome-Child set Free (cd)
44507 Avoidance - Void
39193 Somnambulistic tunes - Picture Palace music
20181 Symphony for vampires - Picture Palace music

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Special price for this great 3CD box.
Gert Emmens & Ruud Heij - Forgotten Tracks (digipak) (3-cd) $31.25 ,
£21.99 , €25.00

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DECREASED PRICES
These products are decreased in price. Further in this newsletter are
more details.
Dweller at the Threshold - Full boundary condition (box) (3-cd)
$21.25 , £14.99 , €16.90
Gert Emmens & Ruud Heij - Forgotten Tracks (digipak) (3-cd) $31.25 ,
£21.99 , €25

Thanks for your time.

Ron Boots

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New additions in the Catalog.
The new CD/Book releases in the catalog are the following!
http://www.groove.nl/index3.html

Bernd-Michael Land - Slowing World (cd)
David Wright + Stephan Whitlan - Reflecting Sky (cd)
Gert Emmens - Outland 2 (cd)
Tim Blake - NOGGI TAR (remasterd) (cd)
FD.Project - Lunaris (cd)
Harald Grosskopf - Synthesist (40th Anniversary Edition) (digipak) (2-cd)
Scanner - An Ascent (digipak) (cd)
Tangerine Dream - Blue Years Studio Albums 1985-1987 (box) (4-cd)
Chuck van Zyl - Celestial Mechanics (ltd. edition, digipak) (cd)
Chuck van Zyl - Live On Stars End 10.06.19 (ltd. edition, digipak) (cd)
Chuck van Zyl - Xyl File (ltd. edition, digipak) (cd)

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And the following CDr releases added!
http://www.groove.nl/index3.html

Gert Blokzijl - Sound Image (cdr)
Gert Blokzijl - Wide Fields (cdr)
FluXus - Das Nichts mit Funkeln (cdr)
Ken Martin - Alias Delta Vol. 1 (cdr)
Ken Martin - Borderline (cdr)
Ken Martin - Music For Dark Spaces (cdr)
Ken Martin - Surreal Meltdown Vol.1 (cdr)
Ken Martin - Surreal Meltdown Vol.2 (cdr)
Michael Neil - Spectral Music Vol 1 – Kenopsia (cdr)
Andy Pickford - Lughnasad 2020 (cdr)
Andy Pickford - Lughnasad Companion Vol. 1 (cdr)
Andy Pickford - Lughnasad Companion Vol. 2 (cdr)
SpiralDreams - Time Capsule (cdr)

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====== Dreamscape Radio =======
Dreamscape Radio show 553 is on-line
Special Groove older releases issue of 2 hours
You can find Dreamscape here.
http://www.dreamscaperadio.nl

======= Reviews ======
73570 FD.Project - Lunaris

A sound point, and a bass note falls. Its bouncing echo pushes waves,
like the static ones, and propels the skipping rhythm of Lunaris Part
1 with its sequences as sober as the percussive clicks. These
sequences sculpt a minimalist pattern that would climb this spiral
staircase and its wide steps to infinity. A line of arpeggios emerges
before the 2 minutes, sculpting a harmonic vision that sticks to this
vertical ascent that percussions energize with a sober presence.
Already, the arpeggios line flirts with our degree of emotionality
when the synth intrudes. Soon after, Lunaris Part 1 plunges into an
ambient sphere where the sequencer stays alive, just like the
bassline. When the tsitt-tsitt clings to the tandem, already the
rhythmic framework borrows a kind of ride in plains of ambiences where
the synth freezes a good harmonious line whose more emotional axis
screws this earworm which takes a completely different dimension when
the gui tar replaces the synth with incisive and piercing guitar solos.
I am a big fan of Frank Dorittke! Well at ease in his comfort zone, he
comes out of it only when he has clearly mastered his next stage of
learning. What makes of him today a brilliant musician became as much
at ease on a keyboard and a sequencer as with his guitar while having
acquired a certain mastery with the electronic percussions. LUNARIS is
his next album which should be released on Groove, Ron is currently
mastering it, in next August.
This latest album from FD Project offers 72 minutes of EM spread over
10 titles soberly titled Part 1 to Part 10. Each title is independent,
but still offers this minimalist approach which serves as a basis for
Frank D. to put his endless ideas into it.

A bluish haze and a seraphic goddess voice are at the origin of
Lunaris Part 2. Electronic beeps and mist of metallic percussions
dictate a slow rhythm and its independent bass line. Ambient, the
circular movemen t picks up its sonic ideas while quietly the harvest
of percussions sculpts a good astral down-tempo. The synth injects
good arrangements on this cosmic slow ideal for dancing glued to your
love one. Frank Dorittke has developed a very Pink Floyd progressive
rock approach over the last few years, and it can be heard in Lunaris
Part 3. This very good sensual cosmic blues is coated with a David
Gilmour guitar whose solos float with a very Mike Oldfield vision
whose Tubular Bells album has the most influenced FD Project in terms
of musical orientation.
This is a splendid cosmic blues like that of Lunaris Part 6 and its
guitar screaming of beautiful solos on a rhythm sniffing a possible
tangent for a morphic techno, behind a veil of bat's cries. Ahhh…
Electronic Music! Lunaris Part 4 comes to us like a happy musical
feast with its easygoing rhythm hopping in a sober harmonic rhythmic
vision. Strange continuous squeaks, like a nightingale stuck in the
interstices of the synth, stain a decor which gets enriched with
tinkles and sequences to follow at the same speed as this rhythm
sometimes gurgling but always fascinating, almost swagger. A rhythm
that will change of skin, and speed, with a sequencer and a smoother
flow after a brief ambient passage. There is a lot of Mike Oldfield here!

Lunaris Part 5 begins with this vision of the 70's disco. The pads
fall with a resonance that binds them together, while nervous
oscillations paw for energy as the beat lifts in a rock & dance fusion
which all in all spins in an astonishing rhythmic lethargy. And when
the percussions fall, it's rock constantly recalled to the scents of
the Disco years with the sequencer trying to hold it back. But in the
end, this rock serves the cause of good guitar solos. The rhythm
evaporates in another of those ambient passages which cut the majority
of LUNARIS' structures. A propitious moment for guitar solos that
whirl like unclaimed sighs on heavy percussion, while Lunaris Part 5
still tries to escape for a Disco.
Lunaris Part 7 follows the heavy cosmic blues of Part 6 to deliver a
smooth spheroidal rhythm that spins around in a euphoric cosmic carousel.
Lunaris Part 8 is a superb track with a guitar and its emotions in a
context of extreme loneliness. A good title where I imagine Frank
alone with the Moon on an evening of confinement. Lunaris Part 9 is a
bit the opposite! It's a sort of nursery rhyme woven into sibylline
ambiences and strummed by a keyboard more discreet than the guitar and
played in a good circular electronic rock. Lunaris Part 10 closes this
latest F.D. Project album with a sibylline opening where unknown calls
are crossing a wall of chthonian voices. A delicate spiral follows the
circular shape with sequences playing with tap dancing in a structure
which becomes heavier and heavier, but not faster and faster.
It remains a heavy and a little slow rhythm with a sibylline decor
whose harmonious arpeggios do the sentimental w ork. The second half
of the track lets hear a movement with an echo weaving a stroboscopic
vision which ends in a good electronic rock with the rudimentary
palettes of the Electronica style.

Not great throughout but definitely very good, LUNARIS imposes a more
electronic vision than NIKO. FD Project is resolutely on a mission and
combine his guitar with electronic rock filled with tender moments,
which often give me shivers to the soul, like dark moments that remind
me of the imperial side of the medieval. And as long as there are
those moments, I believe Frank D. will always have these arguments
that make of his music this thing we must hear ...

Sylvain Lupari (July 28th, 2020)

======= Reviews ======
17208 V/A - E-Scape 2020

Like each spring since 2015, AD Music presents its E-Scape festival.
And this festival had a special flavor for David Wright this year
since the funds raised were intended for the organization MENCAP which
helps people with serious learning problems. For David, this project
is linked to Albania - The Korçë Project, an initiative to raise funds
for poor children in Albania. And this project in 1995 was aborted for
legal reasons beyond the control of AD Music. This year, COVID-19 was
in the path of the English artist's good intentions. And there were
big names on this year's E-Scape guest list. Volt, Robert Fox, Ian
Boddy, Ron Boots accompanied the long-awaited return of Code Indigo,
while 2 new names, The Garwin Project and Carys, completed this list
of distinguished guests, of which the crowning of the event was the
thing of David Wright. Never giving up, the one to whom we owe the
superb Walking with Ghosts has invested deeply in asking his guests to
participate to the making of the usual CD linked to the event, E-SCAPE 2020..
The compilation opens with a title that does more in progressive rock
with a very Pink Floyd essence, Cloudburst by The Garwin Project. The
guitar throws very good solos with David Gilmour aromas. As long as
you'd think that it was him! The bass line weaves an enchanting rhythm
of cosmic blues while the synth puts down bitter lines. A good title
of progressive rock, while the second composition of the band, Run
Four is an excellent England School which begins with a
psychedelic-ambient approach before the sequencer comes out of silence
some 4 minutes later. The flow is as sharp as the oscillations which
flashed in its opening. A seraphic layer of voices welcomes this
stationary rhythm which oscillates slowly in order to pour its
rhythmic flow into some good cinematographic orchestrations. Between
rhythm and its penchant for psybient, Run Four gave me the opportunity
to meet an artist who seems interesting to me. I was talking about the
expected comeback of Code Indigo, what about that of Volt who has
given us nothing since A Day Without Yesterday in early 2016? Strands
of Tranquility presents an ambient rhythm with sequences fluttering on
the spot before following the harshness of percussions. The synth
solos are splendid on this catchy rhythm which gradually melts to
adopt the musical perfumes of the vintage years with a nice flute of
the mellotron. Kinematic Star goes through all the phases of EM before
overthrowing us in a solid electronic rock made in England where solos
of synths and imitation guitar compete in an enthralling duel.
Ian Boddy offers a softer version of Shrine which on the other hand
makes us hear delicious percussive elements. The rhythm is more
inviting to a form of Electronica than heavy and vicious, as we have
known in the splendid As Above So Below. But in the end, the two
versions are a treat that are listened to one after the other with the
same delight. I was a little scared at first, but in the end Veni,
Vidi, Lacrimavi turns out to be a good ambient music title in a very
sibylline vision. Carys' voice is quite captivating with these layers
of moans of submission that float in symbiosis with its chthonian
decor. Dark ambient with a seraphic voice? I like! Another great
voice, this time out of a stunning voice sample, accompanies another
unexpected return in that of Robert Fox (I had understood that he had
hung his lecterns in the attic) with a long title in House of Chimes.
Its intro is dreamlike with a melody played on a playful piano.
However, a dark veil floats above it as the notes become like clock
ticking and fascinating ticking. Carys' voice revives beautiful
orchestrations where the clicking of cymbals immerses us in a
cinematic approach that is intense in terms of emotions. Ron Boots! Ah
the ineffable friend Ron is in great shape and offers a good fluty
melody which exerts its charms on a hopping rhythm. T h is delicate
approach transits to a more electronic second phase fueled by effects
and synth solos. The percussions animate a third phase and its big
electronic rock à la Ron Boots. Let's say that the flute has drawn its
little earworm when it returns for the second charm tour of Sigh! Code
Indigo didn't work that much by offering a remix of Meltdown which
takes on the appearance of a David Wright's synth-pop & New Age title.
And you will understand what I mean by listening to the lively and
catchy rhythm of Stars Dream on which ends this E-SCAPE 2020 with a
light touch, not too complicated and melodious. Like we like the music
of David Wright.
E-SCAPE 2020 is really molded in the traditional style of the label AD
Music with good electronic rock where the melodious New Age carves out
an enviable place with more progressive structures, but not too much.
Some pretty beautiful EM that can be heard everywhere, especially in
the current context.
Sylvain Lupari (09/07/20)

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Additions and changes from August 1 2020 till August 9 2020

*(back) in stock *
Akikaze - FANTASMAGORA (cd) 12920
1996. Very versatile. Lots of melodies.
$ 14.99 / UKP 10.49 / EURO 11.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=12920

*(back) in stock *
Ash Ra Tempel - JOIN INN (RE-MASTERED) (cd) 24170
2017. Manuel Gottsching, Hartmut Enke, Klaus Schulze, Rosi Müller.
$ 22.49 / UKP 15.75 / EURO 17.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=24170

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Bernd-Michael Land - SLOWING WORLD (cd) 65519
2020. Bernd-Michael Land is one of Gemans most prolific and cool artist..
$ 18.75 / UKP 13.25 / EURO 14.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=65519

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
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 entry / track listing and cover added *
Emmens, Gert - OUTLAND 2 (cd) gr-295
2020. Second part of the Outland musical story. Pure brilliance..
$ 18.49 / UKP 12.99 / EURO 14.75
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=gr-295

*new in stock *
FD.Project - LUNARIS (cd) 73570
Powerful, Emotion full and warm with some great melodies. The new
FDProject is fantastic..
$ 15.25 / UKP 10.75 / EURO 12
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=73570

*(back) in stock *
Klaus Schulze & Günter Schickert - SCHULZE-SCHICKERT SESSION DE LUXE
EDITION (cd) 35038
2013. For the FIRST TIME, from the vaults of electronic music guru,
KLAUS SCHULZEcomes
The Schulze-Schickert Session, a RARE private session with
echo-guitar pioneer, GÜNTER SCHICKERT.
Recorded on 26 September 1975.
$ 27.49 / UKP 19.25 / EURO 21.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=35038

*(back) in stock *
Rogier - FROM THE SHADOW TO THE SUN (cd) 69639
2004. Style: Vangelis.
$ 12.49 / UKP 8.75 / EURO 9.90
Details/soundclip/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=69639

*(back) in stock *
Rother, Michael - FERNWAERME (cd) 35690
2019. With Jaki Liebezeit on drums.
Contains 3 bonus tracks.
$ 21.99 / UKP 15.49 / EURO 17.49
Details/soundclip/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=35690

*(back) in stock *
Rother, Michael - KATZENMUSIK (cd) 12746
2019. + 3 bonus tracks from 1994.
$ 21.99 / UKP 15.49 / EURO 17.49
Details/soundclip/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=12746

*(back) in stock *
Rother, Michael - STERNTALER (cd) 34730
1978/1993. Follow-up to "Flammende Herzen".
Contains 3 bonus tracks.
$ 21.99 / UKP 15.49 / EURO 17.49
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=34730

*new in stock *
Scanner - AN ASCENT (cd) 26091
$ 18.75 / UKP 13.25 / EURO 14.90
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=26091

*new in stock *
Schulze, Klaus - 50 YEARS KLAUS SCHULZE (book) 36547
Mark Jenkins look on 50 Years of Klaus Schulze..
$ 43.75 / UKP 30.75 / EURO 34.95
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=36547

*(back) in stock *
Tangerine Dream - LIVE AT COVENTRY CATHEDRAL (cd + video) 85605
2015. .. CATHEDRAL/ NTSC REGION 1.
$ 30.75 / UKP 21.49 / EURO 24.49
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=85605

*(back) in stock *
Yamashta, Stomu - GO LIVE FROM PARIS (cd) 64665
1976/2008. With Klaus Schulze and others OVERSTOCK PRICE REDUCTION.
$ 20.75 / UKP 14.49 / EURO 16.49
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=64665

*(back) in stock *
Zyl, Chuck van - RELIC (2-cd) 39580
1995. Float away in space.
$ 24.99 / UKP 17.49 / EURO 19.95
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=39580

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SHIPPING:
Due to the fact that we use a special shipping service that provides
the shipping of parcels etc we don't have to adjust the shipping prices
at this moment. One of the reasons is that because of you our costumers
we can keep these prices so low. With over 1500 parcels shipped last year
we can stay in the lowest shipping prices!
I am glad we are one of the few suppliers of EM that did not have to raise
their shipping prices. So for the 4rth year in a row they stay the same!!

===== Where to get Groove =====
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And for those who like to buy the music as a download we have of coarse the
following outlets:

Most Groove releases are also available as Downloads on the Groove
Download page.
Go to https://shop.groove.nl/ and shop around,
But there are also releases by many other artists among them John Kerr, Remy.

For those who are a costumer of CD Baby we have also a lot of titles there
for in their program and we try to keep up with the stock there..
And they are also available through I-Tunes and Amazon downloads!
These have been added this year.

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