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Hello all.

E-Live was 2 weeks ago but still new reactions are coming in.
Here are some very nice video's we received from Frank Monnee.

Gert Emmens en Ruud Heij
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQxfjsulOZM

Bernd Kistenmacher
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KxXxYxtuoaE

Dominique Perrier Project
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0UtB1O8WNM8

Glenn Main
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IL3599PDONs

As you can see it was a great event and be assured that E-Live 2013 is
already in the making!! But first we are now planning E-Day 2013.
This will also be held in the Enck in Oirschot on the 6th of April!!
We are planning the line up and we hope to inform you shortly.

We have a nice special Dreamscape issue for you this week with lots
of analog music by BERTRAND LOREAU, OLIVIER BRIAND,
PHROZENLIGHT, PARALLEL WORLDS AND DAVE BESSELL and
some nice new tracks by ROBERT RICH and FABER.

We received a lot of new titles in this week.
Also a lot of reentries whch brings our catalog up to 2800+ Titles.
We are daily adding titles do If you want to keep up to date check out
http://www.groove.nl/index2.html
Here you can find all the new entries and changes.
And check out the new products section in this E-News.
We have added a lot of new titles.
Among them a special edition of Der Katalog from Kraftwerk!
Astral Disaster by Ramp (limited to 300copies) and
Klaus Schulze - La vie electronique 12 !!

We have some nice deals on the following cds.
Dom F. Scab - Crosswords (cd) $12.75 , £9.49 , €10.90
Dom F. Scab - Necessary fears (ltd. edition) (cd) $12.75 , £9.49 , €10.90
Dom F. Scab - Twelve stories (cd) $12.75 , £9.49 , €10.90
Conrad Schnitzler - Contakt (cd) $16.25 , £11.99 , €13.90
Sam Vitoulis - April 4th 1984 (cd) $12.75 , £9.49 , €10.90
Sam Vitoulis & Sergio Koval - Leonard (cd) $12.75 , £9.49 , €10.90
Erik Wollo - Silver beach (cd) $12.75 , £9.49 , €10.90
Zinkl - Dance music for insects (cd) $11.49 , £8.49 , €9.90

Dreamscape Radio show 211 is on-line.
Dreamscape Radio has music this week from the following artists:
Faber, Parallel Worlds and Dave Bessell, Robert Rich, Harald Nies e.a.
http://www.dreamscaperadio.nl

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

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- - - - NEW PRODUCTS - - - -
These products are NEW in our catalog.
Further in this newsletter are more details.
http://www.groove.nl/index2.html
The link brings you to the what's new page!

Art of Infinity - Raumwerk (cd)
As If - Faraway Trees Standing Still (cd)
Ian Boddy - Supernatural (cd)
Michael Brückner - Eleventh sun (cdr)
Javi Canovas - Aureal (cd)
Javi Canovas - Psychedelic Voyage (cdr)
Dreamerproject - Road to Your Heart (cd)
Stefan Erbe - Emotiondesign (cd)
Fanger & Schonwalder - Analog overdose - The road movie (dvd)
Fanger & Schonwalder - Analog overdose 3 (re release) (cdr)
Mathias Grassow - Beyond The Silence (2-cd)
Mathias Grassow - Bloodmoon (cd)
Havdis - Hidden Islands (cd)
Steve Jolliffe - Earth (cdr)
Keller & Schonwalder - More loops (re release) (cdr)
Bernd Kistenmacher - Let it OUT! + Compressed Fluid (cd)
Kitaro - Let Mother Earth Speak (cd)
Kraftwerk - Katalog (black edition) (box) (8-cd)
Kraftwerk - Live 1971 (box) (2-lp)
Last Industrial Estate - Last Industrial Estates (cd)
Nisus - Electronic Medication (digipak) (cd)
Parikrama - Silent Bon (cd)
Patterns Of The Sky - Long Flight (cd)
Peter Hennix - Ocean (cd)
Projekt Gamma - Tolleranzine (cdr)
Ramp - Astral Disaster (ltd. edition) (cd)
Robert Waters - Ive seen the Invisible (cardboard sleeve) (cd single)
Ulrich Schnauss - A long way to fall (cd)
Klaus Schulze - La vie electronique 12 (digipak) (3-cd)
Seetyca - Luminous Deep (cd)
Tangram - Layers (cdr)
Undara - Traveller (cd)
Urenga - After Rain (cd)
V/A - After Midnight (cd)

- - - DECREASED PRICES - - -

These products are decreased in price.
Further in this newsletter are more details.
Dom F. Scab - Crosswords (cd) $12.75 , £9.49 , €10.90
Dom F. Scab - Necessary fears (ltd. edition) (cd) $12.75 , £9.49 , €10.90
Dom F. Scab - Twelve stories (cd) $12.75 , £9.49 , €10.90
Conrad Schnitzler - Contakt (cd) $16.25 , £11.99 , €13.90
Sam Vitoulis - April 4th 1984 (cd) $12.75 , £9.49 , €10.90
Sam Vitoulis & Sergio Koval - Leonard (cd) $12.75 , £9.49 , €10.90
Erik Wollo - Silver beach (cd) $12.75 , £9.49 , €10.90
Zinkl - Dance music for insects (cd) $11.49 , £8.49 , €9.90

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GROOVE UNLIMITED DOWNLOADS
1. Ron Boots - Signs in the Sand (MP3)
2. Ron Boots - Signs in the Sand (FLAC)
3. VoLt - Circuits (MP3)
4. Pillion - Halcyon (MP3)
5. Synthex - Pythagoras (MP3)
6. VoLt - Circuits (MP3)
7. Pillion - Halcyon (FLAC)
8. Gert Emmens & Cadenced Haven - Mystic Dawn (FLAC)
9. MorPheusz - Garden Gnomes and Goblins (MP3)
10. Ron Boots - Ante Oculos (MP3)

NON-GROOVE UNLIMITED LABEL
1: Ramp - Astral Disaster (cd)
2: Fanger & Schonwalder - Analog overdose - The road movie (dvd)
3: Nisus - Electronic Medication (cd)
4: Bernd Kistenmacher - Let it OUT! + Compressed Fluid (cd)
5: Javi Canovas - Psychedelic Voyage (cdr)
6: Klaus Schulze - La vie electronique 12 (3-cd)
7: Robert Schroeder - Ferro OXID (cd)
8: Neuronium - Exosomnia (cd)
9: Tangram - Layers (cdr)
10: Parallel Worlds and Dave Bessell - Morphogenic (cd)

GROOVE UNLIMITED LABEL
1: Ron Boots - Signs in the Sand (cd)
2: VoLt - Circuits (cd)
3: Pillion - Halcyon (cd)
4: Gert Emmens & Cadenced Haven - Mystic Dawn (cd)
5: MorPheusz - Garden Gnomes and Goblins (cd)
6: Lamp - Three Towers (cd)
7: Ron Boots - Ante Oculos (cd)
8: VoLt - HjVi (cd)
9: Rudy Adrian & Ron Boots - Across the silver river (cd)
10: Synthex - Pythagoras (cdr)

- - - - - CONCERT INFORMATION - - - - -

Make a note in your diary for one of the last electronic music
concerts of 2012.
Sunday 30th December 2012. 8:00pm until 10:30pm
Come and join the New Years celebrations at a cosmic concert at Bochum
Planetarium where two of the premiere space music artists from the UK
and Germany will perform both solo and collaborative space music to
transport you to the stars and beyond.
Tickets €25
Klaus Hoffman-Hoock and David Wright live at Bochum Planetarium.
Sunday 30th December 2012. 8:00pm until 10:30pm
www.planetarium-bochum.de or tel. 0049(0) 234 516060 (Mo-Fr. 9 -15 h)
or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
www.planetarium-bochum.de/

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JUKEBOX
The new jukebox contains 10 titles.
To listen: click on the JUKEBOX button on www.groove.nl

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*new in stock *
Arkenstone, David - ONE HOUR OF NATURE MUSIC (cd) 43030
$ 16.25 / UKP 11.99 / EURO 13.90
Details/soundclip/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=43030

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Art of Infinity - RAUMWERK (cd) 56956
2008. A flying carpet – and you are allowed to join its ride. It
carries you through Space and Time (Raum und Zeit) to distant
galaxies. You feel the vastness of space and the depth of sound..
$ 17.25 / UKP 12.75 / EURO 14.90
Details/soundclip/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=56956

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
As If - FARAWAY TREES STANDING STILL (cd) 35977
2012. Danish musician and artist Kenneth Werner invites us to a
journey away fromthe chaos of today's frenzied cities and into the
quiet realm of the distanmountains and forests, an escape from
ourselves and a home away from home..
$ 16.25 / UKP 11.99 / EURO 13.90
Details/soundclip/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=35977

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Boddy, Ian - SUPERNATURAL (cd) 82323
2012. Library music. Tense and edgy ambient sound design and
atmospheres Haunting, horrifying and eerie atmospheres..
$ 18.49 / UKP 13.75 / EURO 15.90
Details/soundclip/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=82323

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Brückner, Michael - ELEVENTH SUN (cdr) 71601
2012. This album is created by sounds like big paintings, they take
you 75 minutes deeply into ambient spheres..
$ 16.75 / UKP 12.49 / EURO 14.50
Details/soundclip/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=71601

*new entry / review added *
Canovas, Javi - AUREAL (cd) 24366
2012. Ambient, Almost film music like!!.
$ 17.25 / UKP 12.75 / EURO 14.90
Details/soundclip/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=24366

*new entry / review added *
Canovas, Javi - PSYCHEDELIC VOYAGE (cdr) 25433
2012. Whether it be rampaging Berlin School sequencing or contemprary
powerhouse EM Javi Canovas instills the sort of quality that lifts him
above the hum-drum. Uplifting, dynamic, sensational! His music will inspire..
$ 16.25 / UKP 11.99 / EURO 13.90
Details/soundclip/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=25433

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Dreamerproject - ROAD TO YOUR HEART (cd) 77208
The album drifts effortlessly through the 9 tracks that vary from
Vangelis to DW to TD inspired, yet while retaining an originality and
a simplicity that has to be applauded..
$ 16.25 / UKP 11.99 / EURO 13.90
Details/soundclip/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=77208

*new in stock *
Faber - SOUNDDIVER (cdr) 58375
Wonderful new music by Faber. Powerfull music that toutches the senses..
$ 16.25 / UKP 11.99 / EURO 13.90
Details/soundclip/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=58375

*(back) in stock *
Franke, Christopher - BABYLON 5 (cd) 37370
1995. Excellent sampler of the best music of Babylon 5.
$ 18.49 / UKP 13.75 / EURO 15.90
These are the LAST copies!!
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=37370

*(back) in stock *
Franke, Christopher - NEW MUSIC FOR FILMS VOL.1 (cd) 28610
1993. Bombastic. Style: Babylon 5.
$ 18.49 / UKP 13.75 / EURO 15.90
We have only ONE copy!
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=28610

*(back) in stock *
Franke, Christopher - PACIFIC COAST HIGHWAY (cd) 24970
1991/2010. First solo album. Melodic with great sequences.
$ 18.49 / UKP 13.75 / EURO 15.90
We have only ONE copy, so don't order too late!
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=24970

*(back) in stock *
Franke, Christopher - RAVEN (cd) 29840
1993. Soundtrack from the TV series.
$ 18.49 / UKP 13.75 / EURO 15.90
We have only ONE copy!
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=29840

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Grassow, Mathias - BEYOND THE SILENCE (2-cd) 49255
2012. The recording captures two hours of raw and ritualistic music
and also features some new improvisations which were recorded during
the night shift at at the local hotel. Double album in jewelcase with
16 page booklet..
$ 22.99 / UKP 16.99 / EURO 19.90
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=49255

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Grassow, Mathias - BLOODMOON (cd) 26279
2012. As the harvest season is over the cold and dark autumn is
already creeping upon us. In October, the Hunter's Moon sits high atop
the sky. Deep inside the woods, others bide their time..
$ 16.25 / UKP 11.99 / EURO 13.90
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=26279

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Havdis - HIDDEN ISLANDS (cd) 65777
2012. Norwegian Havdis creates achingly beautiful aural paintings of a
coastal world with streaks of romanticism and melancholy. Journey into
the foggy waters and find a hidden archipelago to spellbind your soul..
$ 16.25 / UKP 11.99 / EURO 13.90
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=65777

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Jolliffe, Steve - EARTH (cdr) 87378
2012. The very first solo music by Steve!! Lots of analog Synths and
his wonder ful Flute. It did stand the test of time. Linited hand
signed copies..
$ 16.25 / UKP 11.99 / EURO 13.90
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=87378

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Kistenmacher, Bernd - LET IT OUT! + COMPRESSED FLUID (cd) 47265
2012. In january 2012, Bernd Kistenmacher presented his remarkable
solo-album Antimatter in a unique live-performance. The encore of this
concert was based on the main musical motifs of "Antimatter" This is
that performance.
$ 17.25 / UKP 12.75 / EURO 14.90
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=47265

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Kitaro - LET MOTHER EARTH SPEAK (cd) 20142
2012. World-renowned Native American activist Dennis Banks and Grammy®
winner artist Kitaro collaborate for a message of peace on this spoken
word album..
$ 21.99 / UKP 16.25 / EURO 18.90
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=20142

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Kraftwerk - KATALOG (BLACK EDITION) (8-cd) 57263
SCHWARZE EDITION.
Remastered.
Release date: Nov 30 2012
$ 128 / UKP 95.25 / EURO 111.49
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=57263

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Kraftwerk - LIVE 1971 (2-lp) 84848
Recorded live at the Gondel Kino in Bremen, Germany on the 25th of
June. with the line-up of Florian Schneider, Michael Rother and Klaus
Dinger. 140 GRAM 2LP - CLEAR VINYL IN PVC SLEEVE.
Remastered.
Release date: Nov 26 2012
$ 42.75 / UKP 31.75 / EURO 36.90
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=84848

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Last Industrial Estate - LAST INDUSTRIAL ESTATES (cd) 64662
2012. Last Industrial Estate is one of the various projects of Anders
Peterson ofGhost Sound and gterma fame, a warm and melancholic twist
upon the dark canvas..
$ 16.25 / UKP 11.99 / EURO 13.90
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=64662

*new entry / review added *
Nisus - ELECTRONIC MEDICATION (cd) 78945
2009. Organic, ever evolving atmosphere full of half glimpsed meanings
and subdued emotions One of my personal favorite releases of 2012.
Digipak
$ 17.25 / UKP 12.75 / EURO 14.90
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=78945

*(back) in stock *
Ozone Player - E (cd) 63980
2002. Third album. Various styles.
$ 11.49 / UKP 8.49 / EURO 9.90
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=63980

*review added *
Parallel Worlds and Dave Bessell - MORPHOGENIC (cd) 12860
With Dave Bessell one of the four founder members of legendary band
Node. These two artists complement one another very well, giving
Morphogenic a feel that is both retro in its analogue heritage and
detailed textures..
Limited, numbered edition of 500.
$ 17.99 / UKP 13.25 / EURO 15.40
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=12860

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Parikrama - SILENT BON (cd) 26961
2012. Seetyca and Artin Mucht join the bonpo shamans in search for
traces of the old faith, now consumed by the benevolent teachings of
Lord Buddha. These are stark aural landscapes with a mystic touch,
clear as crystall Ice.
$ 16.25 / UKP 11.99 / EURO 13.90
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=26961

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Patterns Of The Sky - LONG FLIGHT (cd) 77689
2012. Looming underneath these towering creatures we normally refer to
as clouds,The Long Flight is a retrospective glance down the ambient
side of Texas.
$ 16.25 / UKP 11.99 / EURO 13.90
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=77689

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Peter Hennix - OCEAN (cd) 81783
2012. Based around the ancient Indian rudra veena instrument this is a
warm floodyou do not want to ebb out. "Ocean" is produced in
cooperation with Sangha Records and presented in memoriam to this
talented musician..
$ 16.25 / UKP 11.99 / EURO 13.90
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=81783

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Projekt Gamma - TOLLERANZINE (cdr) 49557
2012. Projekt Gamma + Erich Schauder make for this brand new release.
Both have been away to long from the limelight of EM. Now they are
back with a great new release.
Contains 1 bonus track.
$ 16.25 / UKP 11.99 / EURO 13.90
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=49557

*new entry / new in stock *
Ramp - ASTRAL DISASTER (cd) 16076
2012. The album features music especially made for the Bochum concert
in 2012 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.
$ 18.49 / UKP 13.75 / EURO 15.90
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=16076

*review added *
Rich, Robert - NEST (cd) 37443
Brand new album by Robert Rich.
$ 17.99 / UKP 13.25 / EURO 15.40
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=37443

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Robert Waters - IVE SEEN THE INVISIBLE (cd single) 73750
2012. Robert Waters of Loom in his own project but in the style of LOOM..
$ 12.75 / UKP 9.49 / EURO 11
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=73750

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Schnauss, Ulrich - A LONG WAY TO FALL (cd) 61082
2013.
Release date: Jan 18 2013
$ 25.49 / UKP 18.75 / EURO 21.90
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=61082

*new in stock *
Schroeder, Robert - FERRO OXID (cd) 77521
2005. Roberts new album blistering with new sounds and sequences with
an occasional soft beat and groove that are in the background with
great deep far strings and choir sounds and distinct Berlin School Sequences..
$ 17.25 / UKP 12.75 / EURO 14.80
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=77521

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Schulze, Klaus - LA VIE ELECTRONIQUE 12 (3-cd) 21137
2012. .. VOL.12.
Remastered.
Digipak
Release date: Nov 16 2012
$ 24.25 / UKP 17.99 / EURO 20.90
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=21137

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Seetyca - LUMINOUS DEEP (cd) 23359
2012. When the final faint rays of light shine upon motionless limbs,
colours begin to fade as the pelagic darkness bides a welcome with its
cold and soft embrace. The boundaries of time and space no longer apply..
$ 16.25 / UKP 11.99 / EURO 13.90
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=23359

*new in stock *
Tangerine Dream - ATEM -LTD- (lp) 68061
2012. LIMITED GATEFOLD EDITION OF CLASSIC 1973 ALBUM.
Remastered.
$ 29.99 / UKP 22.25 / EURO 25.90
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=68061

*new in stock *
Tangerine Dream - BOOSTER VOL. 4 (PURPLE PYRAMID) (2-cd) 82661
2012. A compilation of former cupdisc tracks, many new tracks and some
older tracks with a new livery.
$ 19.49 / UKP 14.49 / EURO 16.80
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=82661

*new in stock *
Tangerine Dream - EDGAR ALLEN POES ISLAND OF THE FAY(PURPLE PYRAMID) (cd) 28525
2012. New studio album based on Edgar Allen Poe story.
$ 22.99 / UKP 16.99 / EURO 19.90
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=28525

*new in stock *
Tangerine Dream - UNDER COVER (cd) 42105
2012. COVERING BOWIE/KRAFTWERK/PINK FLOYD/R.E.M./A.O. Cleopatra release!!.
$ 20.75 / UKP 15.49 / EURO 17.90
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=42105

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Tangram - LAYERS (cdr) 19629
2012. Peter Fabok's ambient project TANGRAM presents his 21th album
"LAYERS". The title comes from feeling that under everything there is
an other layer in the world. And in the deepest layer - there is MUSIC..
$ 16.75 / UKP 12.49 / EURO 14.50
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=19629

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Undara - TRAVELLER (cd) 81899
2012. Undara project is a loose constellation of musicians and artists
hailing from Portugal. Hear the distant call of the untamed lands to
which mankind rarely chooses to venture..
$ 16.25 / UKP 11.99 / EURO 13.90
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=81899

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Urenga - AFTER RAIN (cd) 69629
2012. Urenga project draws its inspiration from nature and projects an
aural sensation of a living, breathing world somewhere in the
borderlands betweendub techno and ambient. Hypnotizing and captivating music..
$ 16.25 / UKP 11.99 / EURO 13.90
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=69629

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
V/A - AFTER MIDNIGHT (cd) 12661
2012. The 100 th release of AD Music is a unique gem with lots of
great music on it by the cream of the crop from AD Music..
$ 16.25 / UKP 11.99 / EURO 13.90
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=12661

*(back) in stock *
Vitoulis, Sam - LE VOYAGE (cd) 72942
1987/2005. Re-issue.
$ 13.75 / UKP 10.25 / EURO 11.90
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=72942

*released *
Wouden, Rene van der - ALCHEMIA (cdr) 62351
2006. Follow-up to "Pro Sequentia".
$ 16.75 / UKP 12.49 / EURO 14.50
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=62351

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Canovas, Javi - Psychedelic Voyage (25433)

There are three long tracks and a short one. What a completely
inadequate way to start a review of an album that is so special. The
title track begins with electronic effects whooshing all over the
place like android wasps hitting warp drive! This then calms down and
normality is resumed with lush tron backing stormy windy sounds. When
the inevitable sequence arrives it is not messing around, it is a real
bass laden beefy one making the ground shake. A softer more melodic
sequence bounces over the top beautifully and the mellotron surges
once again. Lovely little melodies nestle in the middle of the mix
being just identifiable as the sequences go ape. Any Berlin School fan
should be in absolute raptures by this point (especially if you are
into the 70s variety). Of his last few albums I have said each was the
best and they have been but with this track- I am just speechless. I
can't remember last time I loved a piece of music so much. There is so
much power here as well as brilliant under stated melodies, wonderful
lead lines and such a feeling of joy. I was jumping around in
excitement (must have looked a real idiot- but I simply couldn't
care). At the moment if I had just one track from the whole history of
Electronic Music to take with me onto a desert island I think it would be this.
It is not uncommon for an artist to open with the 'killer track' but
the problem with doing that is where do you go from there? The Second
Track 'Mechanical Spirit' begins all shimmering and misty and when the
sequences and stunning lead arrives it retains this rather moody feel.
Another fantastic start. Things then go through a rather inventive
staccato section with stabbing notes. The energy levels start to build
again, almost to those of the opener. This is Berlin School but with a
very appealing new twist. The leads are once again brilliant, searing
but not outstaying their welcome. It is a track that I am sure will be
loved by Berlin School fans but there is enough inventiveness in there
as well to also appeal to a wider audience. 'Into the Sylence' is a
short track and quietens things down a bit with gorgeous processed
piano, joined later by soothing mellotron. It is simply exquisite and
I would say essential to calm the heart, which has been set raging
from the previous two numbers. The last track 'Sundown' initially
remains calm and again a little moody. A tinkling sequence emerges
like the aurora borealis lighting up the night sky. A second sequence
joins it (and yes, of course more tron). We then get some cosmic
guitar licks that once again hit the spot perfectly. I asked Javi who
played the guitar as I loved it so much and he said that he did! He
certainly kept that talent quiet. The sequences start to go into
overdrive and the guitar becomes more insistent, even quite heavy.
Again there is no denying that this is incredibly exciting stuff.
Things quieten down for the middle section and then the guitar makes a
growling return accompanied by scintillating driving rhythms and
blistering sequences. Whereas I suppose the first track here could be
compared to Redshift at their meanest this is more like what Arc would
sound like if they were joined by Gary Houghton from RMI. If I had to
pick a favourite track here it would still probably be the first but
to many this might be even more of a jaw dropper because of the
liberties it takes with the traditional Berlin School formula but with
such a devastatingly effective and exiting result. No, I've changed my
mind, this is my favourite track. No, hold on, it's the first. Oh
blast it, just buy the album and make up your own mind!
Javi, I think you might have just released your masterpiece. Every
track a gem. How you will top this one I will never know.
2012. DL
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Nisus - Electronic Medication (78945)

EM inspires more and more some young artists who are inspired by
pioneers' works such as those of Klaus Schulze or Jean Michel Jarre.
And it's these inspirations that guided the very first work of the
Belgian musician Evert Vandenberghe and his project Nisus. "Electronic
Medication" is his first album. An album which turns around 4 long
tracks with minimalist approaches perturbed by fine variations while
being lined by attractive melodies tinted with cosmic crystals.
Sequences and ions skipping like balls in a too small abacus for all
to contain them are starting the delicate approach of Gang Street that
introduces the peacefully chaotic rhythm of "Kingston Coffee". This
claustrophobic rhythm feeds the rhythmic structures of "Electronic
Medication" which fluctuate between a slow and a mid-tempo hampered to
be mixed up in soft technoïd approach. It skips slowly on "Kingston
Coffee" with a passive approach which ignites with keys in muffled and
glaucous tones, stamping on a minimalist lineal movement pecked of
sober knocks of percussions and subtle variations which are perturbing
its tranquility. Without being dominant on the whole "Electronic
Medication", the synths draw cosmic lines which coo, stammer and roll
in loops to raise young harmonies in a cosmic magma fill by the analog
tones of Jean Michel Jarre. These sequenced ions which vibrate to
create the illusion of a heavy rhythm are also welcoming "Magnetic
Miles" which takes the appearan ces of a comfortable cosmic funk and
which would have been able to be a suite, maybe it's this, to
"Kingston Coffee" so much the rhythms and analog ambiences are alike
in there, but on a more accentuated rhythm. "Electronic Medication"
offers a slow intro splashed with patches of jerky fogs which expire
gases of mist under the cooings of synth to morphic harmonies. We are
floating in a cosmos soaked of tetanised atmospheres, like on the
first works of Schulze. A murky pulsation pops out at around the 14th
minute, offering a destabilized rhythmic approach which quickly
increases the pace with an enchanting undulation to finally nest
towards a cosmic mid-tempo where the vapors of ether get dissipate
little by little on a more steady rhythmic progress. The resonant
sequences are stumbling of a repetitive grace, borrowing the movements
of the first 2 titles and pushing the evolution of "Electronic
Medication" towards a soft cosmic techno. This is a very good track
where the minimalist s ide is skilfully covered by fine variations
which make a passive listening as fascinating as pleasant under
beautiful lines to repetitive semibreve harmonies. "Black Body Ballad"
ends "Electronic Medication" with the same approach that fed this
first opus of Nisus. A little faster, the tempo skips with the
delicacy of a soft mid-tempo or a morphic techno that lines of synth
decorate of fine ornamental melodies while wrapping "Black Body
Ballad" of a layer of violin veil, like those synth-pop of the New Wave years.
With fine variations, as rhythmic as atmospheric, which charm on
musical patterns rather similar "Electronic Medication" is a beautiful
album where the cosmos, and our ears, are the witnesses a fight of
jumping ions stamping on a minimalist music in rhythms as
imperceptible as hypnotic. I quite liked well this first opus of Evert
Vandenberghe, a.k.a. Nisus, who demonstrates a beautiful maturity at
the level of the control of his atmospheres, a bit tetanised of
rhythmic chloroform, which free a soft hypnotic perfume which caresses
the hearing as if Klaus Schulze (post Dreams) would meet Jean Michel
Jarre in an oniric cosmos.
2012. Sylvain Lupari / gutsofdarkness.com & synth&sequences.com

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