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Hello all.

Many positive reactions on the new Groove Unlimited Download Shop!!!
As we did a survey during the last year many reported that the Artwork
of a given CD was not very important to them, So on the first batch of
Downloads we left them out!
Well that was the one big complained we received from the people who
already bought a download.
Thanks to them we have corrected this and we have included all artwork
of the CDs with the download!!
We have also added all MP3' versions of the Groove releases.
These are 256 kbit/s CBR MP3,s and also here the artwork is included.
All Groove releases that we have the permission for to add to the download
site are now on-line, as flac and mp3!!
Also the latest releases by VoLt, Rene Splinter, LAMP, Picture Palace and
Nattefrost and Matzumi:-)
So go over now to https://shop.groove.nl and have look around!
Or when you are on our main page click on the top on the download shop!

When your order is completed you will receive an E-mail with
the download link directly and you can listen right away!
And when you register with your buy you can re-use that for any future
orders and you will benefit of some nice freebees we have planned in
the future!!
All who have already done this on the new website can use that login also
to get into the shop!!

At this moment you can pay by Ideal (bank transfer), PayPal and
major credit cards via PayPal.
Soon also Mastercard, Visa and American Express will be directly
available, but we are still waiting for the payment provider to get the
contracts in order. We didn't want to wait for this to put the site
online though.

Also new in the regular CD shop are the following titles.

Bertrand Loreau - Journey Through the Past (cd)
Moebius + Tietchens - Moebius + Tietchens (cd)
Pete Namlook & Charles Uzzlle-Edwards - Create 2 (cd)
Loren Nerell - Slow Dream (cd)
Steve Roach & Vidna Obmana - Low Volume Music (cd)
Schiller - Tag und Nacht (cd)
Erik Wollo - Airborne (digipak) (cd)

Hope to have most of them in next week.

Are there musicians or releases that you are missing in the catalog
let me know.
We are adding new titles weekly and now that the download site is running
much more time can be diverted to the CD shop.
The same goes for Vinyl, many releases are now also available as LP!!
Would any of you be interested in this, we sometimes get a request for it.
So lease let us know!!

Dreamscape radio this week is a very special edition.
We feature a lot of Groove unlimited release from the last 20 years.
This to promote all this great music that is now also available as download.
The show is 1 hour and 15 minutes long with music from:
Paul Ellis, Rudy Adrian, Nattefrost e.a.
Dreamscape Radio show 196 is now on-line.

Thanks for your time!!
E-News is made by Ron Boots.
Thanks to all who contribute news.


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These products are NEW in our catalog.
Further in this newsletter are more details.

Bertrand Loreau - Journey Through the Past (cd)
Moebius + Tietchens - Moebius + Tietchens (cd)
Pete Namlook & Charles Uzzlle-Edwards - Create 2 (cd)
Loren Nerell - Slow Dream (cd)
Steve Roach & Vidna Obmana - Low Volume Music (cd)
Schiller - Tag und Nacht (cd)
Erik Wollo - Airborne (digipak) (cd)
Can - Can -remastered- (cd)
Can - Delay 1968 -remastered- (cd)
Can - Ege Bamyasi -remastered- (cd)
Can - Flow Motion -remastered- (cd)
Can - Future days -Remastered- (cd)
Can - Monster Movie (cd)
Can - Rite Time (cd)
Can - Saw Delight (cd)
Can - Soon Over Babaluma (cd)
Can - Soundtracks (cd)
Can - Tago Mago (cd)
Can - Unlimited Edition (cd)
Michael Brückner - 100 Million Miles Under The Stars (cdr)
Griffin, Mark JT - E-Klek-Tik (cd)
Steve Jolliffe - Time Machine (cdr)
Bruno Sanfilippo - Urbs (cd)
Tangerine Dream - Ricochet-Live- (lp)
Tangerine Dream - Stratosfear (lp)
Booth + Creek - Lightwaves (ltd. edition) (cdr)

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E-LIVE 2012 - Oct 27th

Program main stage:

Upper room program:
AKS - 3 great Dutch musicians live on stage for the fist time
Keesvangelis, Attorks and Skoulaman make up AKS!!

Advanced booking now open.
Tickets are 27 Euro pre-sale price
At the box office the price will be 35 Euro.
You can order tickets until 20th of October 2012,
Bank information :
Pre-sale tickets:
For Dutch.
113711557 tnv Goove Unlimited te Best

For Belgium.
Fortis Bank, België
Agentschap Hamont 41280.5
Accountnr.: 001-3797310-30
Ron Boots / Groove Unlimited, Best, NL

For German
Empfaenger: Groove Unlimited, Best, NL
Kontonr. des Empfaengers: 2803700012
Institut des Empfaengers: Raiffeisenbank Heinsberg
BLZ des Empfaengersinstituts: 37069412

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25th August 2012.
The annual barbecue (25 August, Gruga food, barbecue 4, from 14:30 clock)
of the German fanclub Schallwende.
with Matzumi & Nattefrost and the Voyager Project.
Thomas has often performed live, but never here in our EM scene.
You know, please - as always - no rain dances perform just before the
big open air event!
Admission: only the entry in the Gruga
www.schallwen.de - Thank you!
For more information This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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Swimming-Pool-Festival 2012
17th & 18th August 2012
Picture Palace music (Germany)
(Electronic Post Rock)
Indulge the Passion Tour 2012
Schallwelle Award : Best German Act/Artist 2011 & 2012
Bernd Kistenmacher (Germany)
(Symphonic Electronic Music)
MorPheusz (The Netherlands / Germany)
Nattefrost (Denmark)
(Comtemporary electronic music with vintage elements)
First Berlin-Concert
Stefan Erbe (Germany)
(Electronic Music)
First Berlin-Concert
Clubtheater - Stadtbad Steglitz
Bergstraße 90, 12169 Berlin, Germany


The new jukebox contains 13 titles.
To listen: click on the JUKEBOX button on www.groove.nl

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1: Picture Palace music - Electronic-Poetry-Tour (cdr)
2: Radio Massacre International - Planets in the wires (cd)
3: Moonbooter - Cosmologica (cd)
4: Wahnfried - Klaus Schulze's Wahnfried - Miditation (cd)
5: V/A - Manikin Records Second Decade 2002-2012 (2-cd)
6: Peter Mergener - Nox Mystica live (dvd-PAL + cd)
7: Radio Massacre International - Maelstrom (cdr)
8: Gert Emmens & Ruud Heij - Silent witnesses of industrial landscapes (cd)
9: V/A - Music for the 3rd millennium 2 (cd)
10: Jerome Froese - Cases of Recurrence (cd)

1: Jerome Froese - C8 H10 N4 O2 (cd single)
2: Synth.nl - Apollo (cd)
3: Michael Stearns - Morning jewel (cd)
4: Michael Stearns - M'ocean (cd)
5: Ron Boots & Synth.nl - Refuge en verre (cd)
6: Ron Boots - Detachment of worldly affairs (cd)
7: Baltes, Heilhecker Grosskopf - Four times three (cd)
8: Gert Emmens - An Artist's Stroke (cd)
9: Gert Emmens - When darkness falls upon the earth (cd)
10: Gert Emmens - Wanderer of time (cd)

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Additions and changes from July 1 2012 till July 14 2012

*review added *
Divine Matrix - ATMOSPHERIC VARIATIONS (cd) 28215
2012. Easily the best album so far from Steve Barnes,who is honing his
talents asDivine Matrix, Atmospheric Variations presents a drifting,
gently rhythmic programmed sequences giving a pleasing Tangerine Dream feel..
$ 17.25 / UKP 12.75 / EURO 14.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=28215

*review added *
Emmens, Gert - AN ARTIST'S STROKE (cd) gr-189
$ 15.99 / UKP 11.75 / EURO 13.75
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=gr-189

*review added *
Forrest, Andrew - RESONANCE (cd) 67436
2010. Resonance is comprised of three long movements,each over 20
minutes. Very powerful instrumental soundscapes are followed by
delicate, quiet, melodic and intricately woven passages..
$ 21.99 / UKP 16.25 / EURO 18.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=67436

*new in stock *
Froese, Jerome - CASES OF RECURRENCE (cd) 79664
$ 21.49 / UKP 15.99 / EURO 18.50
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=79664

*review added *
Froese, Jerome - EINZELKIND (cd single) 40087
2010. Contains 2 new tracks..
Limited edition of 500.
$ 12.75 / UKP 9.49 / EURO 10.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=40087

*new in stock *
Froese, Jerome - FAR SIDE OF THE FACE (cd) 45315
2012. After the release of Loom Scored in 2012, Jerome Froese has now
completed his third studio album Far Side of the Face. The release is
around 62 minutes long featuring additions from Johannes Schmoelling..
$ 22.75 / UKP 16.75 / EURO 19.50
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=45315

*new in stock *
Glass, Philip - MUSIC IN THE SHAPE OF A S (2-cd) 51555
2007. Key Early Works By Glass, Unplugged so with classical
instruments Ambient in its purest form..
$ 24.25 / UKP 17.99 / EURO 20.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=51555

*track listing and cover added *
Glenn - RIPPLES (cd) 24261
2012. Electronic music with a touch of Jean Michel Jarre.
$ 17.25 / UKP 12.75 / EURO 14.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=24261

*review added *
Loom - 100 001 (cd single) 42758
2011. Contains 4 new tracks, presented at the E-Live 2011. Fantastic music!!.
Limited edition of 500.
$ 13.75 / UKP 10.25 / EURO 11.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=42758

*review added *
Loom - SCORED (2-cd) 19883
2012. Recorded live in Eindhoven, NL 2011 during the E-live festival
Fantastic music!! Jerome Froese, Johannes Schmoelling, Robert Waters..
$ 26.49 / UKP 19.75 / EURO 22.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=19883

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Loreau, Bertrand - JOURNEY THROUGH THE PAST (cd) 28393
2012. Wonderful album by this French musician..
$ 17.25 / UKP 12.75 / EURO 14.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=28393

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Moebius + Tietchens - MOEBIUS + TIETCHENS (cd) 85008
$ 19.49 / UKP 14.49 / EURO 16.80
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=85008

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Namlook, Pete & Uzzlle-Edwards, Charles - CREATE 2 (cd) 45312
2012. FAX PW 26.
$ 19.49 / UKP 14.49 / EURO 16.80
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=45312

*review added *
Nattefrost & Matzumi - FROM DISTANT TIMES (cd) gr-190
2012. A mesmerizing mix of talents make this an irresistible release.
Melodic and powerfull tracks that have IT!!.
$ 15.99 / UKP 11.75 / EURO 13.75
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=gr-190

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Nerell, Loren - SLOW DREAM (cd) 25494
2012. Loren Nerell creates a masterful release of deep ambient with
Slow Dream field recordings from the world of sleep. "A glowing,
amorphous cloud of spine-tingling sound..
$ 17.25 / UKP 12.75 / EURO 14.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=25494

*track listing and cover added *
Oldfield, Mike - QE2 -DELUXE- (cd) 27557
2012. De DeLuxe version of QE2 Incl. Arrival, Wonderful land.
$ 28.75 / UKP 21.49 / EURO 24.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=27557

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Roach, Steve & Vidna Obmana - LOW VOLUME MUSIC (cd) 15315
2012. After a ten year hiatus, Steve Roach and Dirk Serries
reconnected. Low Volume Music, an introspective musical palette solely
dedicated to harmony, integrity and pure beauty..
$ 17.25 / UKP 12.75 / EURO 14.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=15315

*review added *
Sanfilippo, Bruno - URBS (cd) 73923
$ 16.25 / UKP 11.99 / EURO 13.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=73923

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Schiller - TAG UND NACHT (cd) 58900
$ 14.99 / UKP 11.25 / EURO 12.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=58900

*review added *
Schmoelling, Johannes - TIME AND TIDE (cd) 40149
2011. Great new CD from one of German best EM musicians.
$ 20.75 / UKP 15.25 / EURO 17.85
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=40149

*new in stock *
Schnitzler, Conrad - 00/830 ENDTIME (cd) 85819
2012. The last album of Conrad Schnitzler, one of the grandfathers of
German Electronic music..
$ 22.99 / UKP 16.99 / EURO 19.80
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=85819

*new in stock *
Schonning, Klaus - ARCTIC LIGHT (cd) 22718
The beautiful light, the wild nature and the enormous landscapes of
the Arctic regions shape the background of Klaus impressive tonal
sceneries Melodic themes that echo in one's ear long after the music
has stopped..
$ 17.25 / UKP 12.75 / EURO 14.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=22718

*new in stock *
Schonning, Klaus - CITY (cd) 33612
Grandiose, melodic instrumental music takes you on a magical journey
through the mood and atmosphere of a city..
$ 17.25 / UKP 12.75 / EURO 14.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=33612

*new in stock *
Schonning, Klaus - COPENHAGEN (cd) 65198
Klaus Schønning's 12th album is a homage to his home town, Copenhagen,
After the opening tune,based upon the melody played every day in the
city. Klaus Schønning takes you on a magical musical journey through
$ 17.25 / UKP 12.75 / EURO 14.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=65198

*new in stock *
Schonning, Klaus - CYCLUS (cd) 18393
The concept this time centered around eight beautifully arranged
pieces klaus's melodic rightness is clearly sensed in the framework of
harmonies and moving rhythms..
$ 17.25 / UKP 12.75 / EURO 14.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=18393

*new in stock *
Schonning, Klaus - ENDLESS CORRIDOR (cd) 29492
Imagine yourself in a corridor with numerous openings on each side.
Each opening is an entrance to a fascinating musical world..
$ 17.25 / UKP 12.75 / EURO 14.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=29492

*new in stock *
Schonning, Klaus - FAIRYTALES (cd) 27218
Fairytales marks Klaus Schønning's 25th anniversary as recording
artist. the album is a long fairytale journey through the atmosphere
in H.C. Andersens fairytales and travelogues..
$ 17.25 / UKP 12.75 / EURO 14.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=27218

*new in stock *
Schonning, Klaus - FLOW (cd) 31474
On 'Flow' Klaus Schønning takes his unique blend of styles to a new
level, creating a brand new genre called narrow. Panta Rei -
'everything flows. The only constant is the change.'.
$ 17.25 / UKP 12.75 / EURO 14.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=31474

*new in stock *
Schonning, Klaus - INVISIBLE WORLDS (cd) 84752
Once upon a time…. A world fill of wonders we remember from our
childhood Klaus Schønning's 'Invisible Worlds' is an album full of
elves, unicorns, magicians and fairies.avelogues..
$ 17.25 / UKP 12.75 / EURO 14.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=84752

*new in stock *
Schonning, Klaus - LOCRIAN ARABESQUE (cd) 69828
A hallmark in the production of Klaus Schønning. This strikingly
arranged project builds upon a special musical scale, where klaus
Schønning success fully integrates his inspiration from ethnic music
with his own background.
$ 17.25 / UKP 12.75 / EURO 14.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=69828

*new in stock *
Schonning, Klaus - LYDGLIMT (cd) 83976
'Lydglimt' has become an inspirational model for many musicians and
others who learned to appreciate poetic and evocative instrumental music..
$ 17.25 / UKP 12.75 / EURO 14.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=83976

*new in stock *
Schonning, Klaus - MAGIC CAFE (cd) 63459
Magic Cafe is an album with beautiful arrangements of each single
melody. The music is dynamic and rich in tonal colour, and klaus moves
with great versatility through ethnic, classical, rock, new age in his
own style..
$ 17.25 / UKP 12.75 / EURO 14.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=63459

*new in stock *
Schonning, Klaus - MYSTERIES OF THE PAST (cd) 43677
Melodic and rhythmic music captivating the spirit and power of ancient
ritual places and monuments. A musical journey to Stonehenge, the
pyramids. temples and ancient ceremonies..
$ 17.25 / UKP 12.75 / EURO 14.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=43677

*new in stock *
Schonning, Klaus - NASAVU (cd) 22977
Denmark's national bird, the swan, -together with many rich myths and
folk-tales around bird omens - is the inspiration for klaus
Schønning's third CD.
$ 17.25 / UKP 12.75 / EURO 14.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=22977

*new in stock *
Schonning, Klaus - RUNE QUEST (cd) 58345
Grandiose, light instrumental music capturing the magic of the Nordic
mythslegends from the time of the Vikings.'Rune Quest' is Klaus
Schønning's creation of the world and moving through the fascinating stories..
$ 17.25 / UKP 12.75 / EURO 14.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=58345

*new in stock *
Schonning, Klaus - SACRED MOMENTS (cd) 45170
Klaus Schønning's classical background has always been present in his
worksbut on 'Sacred Moments' it is the very essence..
$ 17.25 / UKP 12.75 / EURO 14.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=45170

*new in stock *
Schonning, Klaus - SPIRIT OF SPORTS (cd) 10635
Sports as well as music is a universal language - filled with
memories, passion and adventure. The music on Spirit of Sports
captures these moments.
$ 17.25 / UKP 12.75 / EURO 14.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=10635

*new in stock *
Schonning, Klaus - STARS IN THE NIGHT (cd) 31230
Magnificent and uplifting music inspired by celestial constellations
and infinite beauty of the universe. Looking at the night sky and
seeing the constellations has always fascinated mankind and inspired artists..
$ 17.25 / UKP 12.75 / EURO 14.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=31230

*new in stock *
Schonning, Klaus - SYMPHODYSSE I (cd) 24716
Klaus Schønning had for some time worked with longer musical
compositions where the listener with gradual subtle change is invited
into varying moodsThis was the basis for the great Symphodysse series
where there are 4 parts.
$ 17.25 / UKP 12.75 / EURO 14.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=24716

*new in stock *
Schonning, Klaus - SYMPHODYSSE II (cd) 28468
Klaus Schønning had for some time worked with longer musical
compositions where the listener with gradual subtle change is invited
into varying moodsThis was the basis for the great Symphodysse series
where there are 4 parts.
$ 17.25 / UKP 12.75 / EURO 14.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=28468

*new in stock *
Schonning, Klaus - SYMPHODYSSE III (cd) 23168
Klaus Schønning had for some time worked with longer musical
compositions where the listener with gradual subtle change is invited
into varying moodsThis was the basis for the great Symphodysse series
where there are 4 parts.
$ 17.25 / UKP 12.75 / EURO 14.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=23168

*new in stock *
Schonning, Klaus - SYMPHODYSSE IV (cd) 84560
Klaus Schønning had for some time worked with longer musical
compositions where the listener with gradual subtle change is invited
into varying moodsThis was the basis for the great Symphodysse series
where there are 4 parts.
$ 17.25 / UKP 12.75 / EURO 14.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=84560

*review added *
Schulze, Klaus - DUNE (cd) 23689
1979/2008. With Tiepold and Brown.
Japan import.
Limited edition.
Contains 1 bonus track.
Mini LP cover
$ 41.99 / UKP 30.99 / EURO 36.25
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=23689

*review added *
Shipway, Michael - VOYAGE TO VENUS (cd) 18588
2011. Michael Shipway again solo with a stunning new album!!.
$ 14.99 / UKP 11.25 / EURO 12.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=18588

*review added *
Splinter, Rene - SINGULARITIES (cd) gr-188
2012. We are proud that Rene brand new album is the first addition to
the Groove Catalog. Check it out you will be amazed!!.
$ 15.99 / UKP 11.75 / EURO 13.75
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=gr-188

*new in stock *
Tangerine Dream - LIVEMILES (REMASTERED) (cd) 78621
$ 18.49 / UKP 13.75 / EURO 15.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=78621

*review added *
Tangerine Dream - MACHU PICCHU (cd) 61662
2012. A new limited Cupdisc edition..
Limited edition.
$ 14.49 / UKP 10.75 / EURO 12.50
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=61662

*new in stock *
Tangerine Dream - RICOCHET-LIVE- (lp) 81423
2012. Froese, Franke, Baumann in high Quality Vinyl..
$ 25.49 / UKP 18.75 / EURO 21.90
Details/soundclip/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=81423

*new in stock *
Tangerine Dream - STRATOSFEAR (lp) 19966
2012. Froese, Franke, Baumann.
$ 25.49 / UKP 18.75 / EURO 21.90
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=19966

*new in stock *
V/A - AWAKENINGS 2010 VOLUME 1.5 (cdr) 26016
2010. "Ambient Heritage" a continuous mix This album contains Ambient
tracks, in a continuous mix. Over 70 minutes of drift-away bliss..
$ 13.75 / UKP 10.25 / EURO 11.90
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=26016

*(back) in stock *
V/A - KLEM CD 2 (cd) 20730
1994. Schulze, Franke, Dyson, Roach, Schmoelling ++.
Out of print (rare).
$ 109 / UKP 81.25 / EURO 95
We have only ONE copy, so don't order too late!
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=20730

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Wollo, Erik - AIRBORNE (cd) 43749
2012. Ambient, rhythmic and melodic.
Release date: 28th of August
$ 17.25 / UKP 12.75 / EURO 14.90
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=43749

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Forrest, Andrew - Resonance (67436)

Highly gifted ambient composer and painter Andrew Forrest, born in the
UK, but since 1998 residing in New Zealand, has returned during the
end of 2011 with his 6th full length album and the first part of
"Harmonics Trilogy", entitled "Resonance" and packaged in elegant
4-panel digipak. Andrew Forrest is definitely one of those well-hidden
and strongly underrated artists journeying through gorgeous deep space
realms. "Harmonic Resonance" is the sole track title, presented in
three longer movements, all clocking between 20 and 24 minutes.
"Harmonic Resonance - 1st Movement" reveals with slow-motion drones,
venturing across various, richly textured and evolving phases, from
more deeply drifting and powerfully colossal drama through slightly
more lighter and melodic paths to heavenly peaceful washes, but always
preserving Andrew Forrest's identifying ethereally tranquil sound
sculpting, which easily holds the attention of each journeying
listener throughout the entire lengthy composition. A brilliantly
entertaining and harmonic soundscape!!! "2nd Movement" floates through
beautifully grandiose open spaces, masterfully enriched by celestial
choir-like sounds and tenderly tinkling bells, before swelling into
more intense and progressing sonic cascades. Again brightly colored in
depth and spaciousness, always amazingly evocative and filled with
unmeasurable majesty and grace. Hauntingly magnificent washes lead
"3rd Movement", ornamented with assorted bell sounds, fragilely
swirling around listener's ears. Stunningly immersing composition that
again advances into other, spectacularly dramatic and cinematic deep
space domains, precisely highlighted also by additional angelic choirs.

Purely eternal sonic bliss is here!!! And a splendid conclusion of
this magically fascinating "Resonance"!!! In case you are not familiar
with Andrew Forrest's discography, act now, it's highly recommended to
all aficionados searching for thrilling deep space explorations!!!

2012. Richard Gürtler / Slovakia

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Froese, Jerome - Einzelkind (40087)

Here is Jerome Froese's new creative project. As his paternal does
with the CUPDISC series, MOONLOOP is a series of mini cd from which
each issue will concern a specific subject and every subject will be
accompanied by 2 titles at indefinite lengths. The first chosen
subject seems to be the childhood of an only child (Einzelkind) with
as artwork a picture of Jerome alone in front of a TV in Japan during
the first tour of Tangerine Dream in 1983. And most of the sounds are
resulting from old video games and consoles that would have
(speculations here) furnished the solitary person childhood of the
young Jerome Froese.

Childhood or not, nostalgic or not, the music of Jerome is always so
heavy and roaring. "Glasmenagerie", for Glass Menagerie, is a powerful
whirlwind manhandled by knocks of percussions. With years, Jerome's
writing style brings the insertion of beautiful melodious approaches
to his tracks of lead and those of "Glasmenagerie" float on heavy
pulsations and breaths of metal finely hatched. The structure is heavy
and powerful and is filled with a delicious musicality which stores
its harmonious filets through the jerky riffs of his Guitartronica.
It's very good! Furthermore there is this strange smell of candy pop
which floats here and there, adding a fascinating bit of innocence at
a title cruncher of children. If it could be, "Sprachlabor" is even
heavier with an intro built on a long streamer eroded by powerful
reverberations which break into a curt, powerful and jerky rhythm. A
beautiful unreal melody thrones there, like a child-robot who's
splitting a man a bit acerbic from a childhood forgotten in a corner
of the lounge.

It took me time, but I eventually became an ardent fan of Jerome
Froese. There is an immense talent behind this young man to whom I
have often, and inequitably, thrown the blame for the fall of
Tangerine Dream. It's only much later that I understood that without
his son, daddy Froese would have had the breath quite much shorter.
Anyway, Einzelkind is a very good EP which follows this tangent of
rhythms of lead and harmonies of silk begun in the shade of the
classics of TD (Dream Mixes), continued on Neptune and which
strengthens Jerome Froese as being the king (pioneer?) of Heavy Rock

2012. Sylvain Lupari / gutsofdarkness.com & synth&sequences.com

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Ron Boots - La caída de hormigón (gr-180)

Wow, what a great a album. That I missed it this one before... I was
looking into the new download shop of Groove for an album to buy &
download and stumbled upon this one. After hearing only a few minutes
of the mp3 test clips I was sold. It's a bit on the dark side but what
a great sequencing...
2012. SKR

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Schmoelling, Johannes - Time and Tide (40149)

A morphic synth wave comes to cover the coolness of the shrill echoes
left by the imprint of a metallic chord which stretches its oblong
pulsations in order to introduce the fascinating sequential ballet of
"Splendid Isolation". Fine sequences pulled out of a bass line cavort
under a swaying synth line. Winding invisible obstacles, they stagger
among fragments of glass and iridescent breaths, moving forward and
stopping like a fragile prey to emigrate towards a bass line from
which the furtive pulsations awaken some reminiscences of a famous
trio. Between its keys zigzagging under shrill breezes, its floating
wanderings and its fragments of harmonies weaved in a sequential
structure in constant uncertainty, the intro of "Splendid Isolation"
is a long and superb prelude to a great melodious approach which
shakes our contemplativity a little after the bar of 4 minutes. The
rhythm is frank and is based on sequences with keys which alternate in
a fluid velocity. Sequences dancing as a feverish pas-de-deux into a
spiral which hiccups its spasmodic rhythm under the melodious attack
of a synth which divides its airs, sprinkling its fine soloing
melodies through its intense melancholic mist. "Splendid Isolation" is
the kick-off of another wonderful album signed Johannes Schmoelling.
Very well structured, the universe of Schmoelling is nevertheless much
diversified and the one of Time and Tide shows amply all the control
that the Austrian musician has on his compositions. Each of them
abounds of a superb musical wealth where everything spins with grace
and fluidity, embracing several directions before peaking in robust
melodies. With his son, Jonas Behrens, Schmoelling offers 9 new
compositions to metamorphosic structures where some gorgeous melodies
are hiding into ambiences sometimes eclectic and sometimes poetic and
where the magic of the Austrian musician awakens the memories of a
world that we never want forgotten.

Let's take "Lone Warrior" as example. These 3:49 minutes are filled at
most. It's all start with a synth from which breaths of Jericho's
trumpets are melting into a heavy electronic ride overhung by smooth
solos. Solos forger of melodies which espouse sequences as rhythmic as
melodic, dragging the rhythm towards some fine ambient passages before
being reborn on its horseback ride and gallops under a soloing sky and
its iridescent mists. After an intro eaten away by the uncertainty of
its hesitating keys, "The Gift" wakes up to the sound of heavy riffs
and percussions which hammer a steady and light rhythm that a guitar
and a synth are tearing with juicy solos. A rhythm which little by
little loses one's point of reference to be fainted in a mist which
scatters the drum strikings and slows down the heat of the riffs,
driving "The Gift" towards an ambient passage that a violin is tearing
from its tearful strings. Whereas the tempo tries an awakening,
anarchy settles down. Knocks of percussions, wooden breaths, kind of
xylophone keys and tears of violin cogitate on the shape to be taken
while the rhythm takes back its rights of origin to reach the finale.
"The Answer" is a splendid contemplative melody which begins with a
delicate piano among which the melancholic note draw fragile tears
which wrap up themselves of a veil of gloom. From angelic to melodic,
"The Answer" gets free of its influence of solitude to let itself
rocked by a bass line with fine pulsations and sober percussions that
blades of synth are caressing of their waltzing morphic veils,
entailing this soft rhythm towards the labyrinths of an indecisive
serenity. "Zero Gravity" is a track divided between its melodious
approach, its heavy rhythm and its dark ambiences. Electric piano
notes fall by swirling in the mists and breaths of a synth shadowed by
a strange aura of mystery. If the piano is melodious, the ambience is
all its opposite with its ochred vapors which weigh heavily on a
structure guided by sober percussions and torn between its melody and
its dark side, its ambivalent rhythm and its tenebrous mood. It's a
quiet part shaken by static rhythmic jolts that a nasal synth tries to
moderate with a suave romantic approach while that quite slowly "Zero
Gravity" takes refuge within the ambiguity of its introduction.
Waddling in a wave-like melodious approach fed by gentle knocks of
anvil and breaths of a hoarse synth, "Beacon of Hope" moves forward on
a harsh and light rhythm which appropriates as much the riffs heavy of
guitar as the delicate mists of a creative synth. A synth of which the
beautiful whistled melody will be the only vestige of this fine
harmonious approach. "Life in the Dark" is a stunning static ride
forged in the curt movements of an orchestral synth with hatched lines
of violins. The rhythm is heavy, as a ride in dark plains, where the
guitar spits its riffs and its black solos in a hallucinating paradox
of symphonic rock. Another track with unsuspected evolutions, "Genetic
Diversity" begins by crystalline arpeggios which drag their wandering
in an atonal corridor. These electronic chirpings in suspension are
gradually forming a rhythmic swarm which moves as knocks of scissors
in space to bind themselves to some percussions rolling under the
cooing of a synth to the uniq ue musical signature of Johannes
Schmoelling. Whistler and nasal solos overhang this heavy and
motionless tempo, which looks like a military march, which faints
little by little in an inverted whirlwind, letting some fine arpeggios
swirl in an atmospheric uncertainty caressed by soft solos before that
heavier percussions harpoon again the evasive rhythm of "Genetic
Diversity" to bring it back towards its soldiery walking. The
title-track is the jewel of Time and Tide's crown. A synth moulded of
staccato breaths sounding so much like in Tangram covers the drumming
of a xylophone kind of drum to open the slow procession of "Time and
Tide". The rhythm is slow, even statics, but extremely enchanting with
percussions which get loose of the initial beat to hammer a funeral
march where keys are waddling in the shade of these fluty pads and
dense waltzing fogs. Knocks of percussions are thundering throughout
this processional bolero which stores layers of mists, reverberating
effects as wel l as majestic solo which tear the placidity of this
magnificent musical parade which, contrary to all expectations, dips
us back into the most beautiful feelings of the Dream and Tangram.

Once again, Johannes Schmoelling amazes and charms me with an album of
which the first listening had nevertheless left me indifferent. But
Time and Tide shows to be a magnificent album. Through his suspicious
and ethereal ambiences and his furtive and progressive rhythms
Johannes Schmoelling succeeds the improbable by extirpating of silky
melodies out of nowhere. And that is the strength of Schmoelling, as
much as it was in his time with Tangerine Dream. His works, in solo or
with the Dream, are only confirming what his fans know for a long
time; there is no better than Johannes Schmoelling to forge a melody
from a note lost in the furrows of its resonance. Listen to Time and
Tide and, as I, you will understand that phrase.

2012. Sylvain Lupari / gutsofdarkness.com & synth&sequences.com


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