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Hello All

Very sad news this week in the Dutch EM scene.
Gert van Santen passed away this week after a short sickbed.
Gert was one of the members of Dutch Synth band "Waveworld".
With great performances and his great presence/spirit he was one of the
most striking and unique characters among the Dutch Electronic Musicians.
He visited E-Day and E-Live many times and was always a focal point during
his visits with his sparkling appearance and times for a chat!
Our deepest condolences to all his loved ones.
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We have now the first sure releases for E-Day 2019 from Groove:

GR - 261 - Pillion - Enigmas
GR - 263 - Stephen Whitlan - Swarf
GR - 265 - Beyond Berlin - Totem
GR - 266 - Patrick Kosmos - Mindscapes
GR - 267 - Spyra - InSPYRAtion

We are working on a few others but these are not confirmed yet.
All will be added this week to the catalog!!
(we hope to have them all online Wednesday)
And as for E-Day, it's only 2 week away!!
https://shop.groove.nl/e-day-festival-2018

During E-Day we will have the new
Pollard, Daniel, Booth - IX (digipak) (cd)
Pollard, Daniel, Booth - Volume One (digipak) (cd)
Whitlan, Stephan (with Paul Ward) - ONCE
Tangerine Dream - Live at Augusta Raurica (2 CD + 2 DVD)
in stock, so if you want to collect them just pre order them!!

That new Tangerine Dream - Live at Augusta Raurica (2 CD + 2 DVD)
will in by the end of this week! They are on their way :-)
Included are for the first orders the special post cards!!
Those will be of course included with the orders.

And we have purchased the remaining stock of the following releases:
Syndromeda - A day in the fields (cd) $12.49 , £8.75 , €9.90
Syndromeda - Alien abduction phenomenon (cd) $12.49 , £8.75 , €9.90
Syndromeda - Creatures from the inner (2-cd) $14.99 , £10.49 , €11.90
Syndromeda - In touch with the stars (cd) $12.49 , £8.75 , €9.90
Syndromeda - Metaphysical experiences (cd) $12.49 , £8.75 , €9.90
Syndromeda - Mythical pursuit (cd) $14.99 , £10.49 , €11.90
Syndromeda - Twilight conjuction (ltd. edition, digipak) (cd) $16.25 , £11.49 , €12.90

Great music by Danny Budts who under the name Syndromeda makes superb EM!!
These all have now a new low price and remember gone is gone.

pre-order discount.
Just as a reminder all the you can now pre-order music with a 10% discount
when you come and pick them up at E-Live but also until the end of the month (April)
we have this 10% discount for everybody!! So on all orders 10% discount!

During E-Live we always have a lot of CDs that come in the so called 6 for 5 boxes.
This means that a lot of CDs are only 10 Euro .
BUT if you buy 5 of these you can also add one free of charge.
That is now also on offer for all you E-News costumers!
With this it also works for all Groove Titles From GR-001 to GR-199.
So that is a BIG pile of cds to choose from!!

Thanks for your time!
Ron Boots

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NEW PRODUCTS
http://www.groove.nl/index3.html
These products are NEW in our catalog.
Further in this newsletter are more details.

Jon & Vangelis - Short stories -Remastered- (digipak) (cd)
Pollard, Daniel, Booth - IX (digipak) (cd)
Pollard, Daniel, Booth - Volume One (digipak) (cd)
SEQUENTIA LEGENDA - Over There (digipak) (cd)
Stephan Whitlan - Once (cd)

DECREASED PRICES
These products are decreased in price. Further in this newsletter are more details.
Syndromeda - A day in the fields (cd) $12.49 , £8.75 , €9.90 <-- LAST COPIES!
Syndromeda - Alien abduction phenomenon (cd) $12.49 , £8.75 , €9.90 <-- LAST COPIES!
Syndromeda - Creatures from the inner (2-cd) $14.99 , £10.49 , €11.90 <-- LAST COPIES!
Syndromeda - In touch with the stars (cd) $12.49 , £8.75 , €9.90
Syndromeda - Metaphysical experiences (cd) $12.49 , £8.75 , €9.90 <-- LAST COPIES!
Syndromeda - Mythical pursuit (cd) $14.99 , £10.49 , €11.90
Syndromeda - Twilight conjuction (ltd. edition, digipak) (cd) $16.25 , £11.49 , €12.90 <-- LAST COPIES!

====== Dreamscape Radio =======
Dreamscape Radio show 490 is online.
With music from various Artists.
You can find Dreamscape here.
http://www.dreamscaperadio.nl
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CONCERTS!!
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Only 2 weeks from now!!
E-Day 2019!
http://www.e-live.nl/

For all visitors we have a special Free CD with music from the brilliant Belgium
Electronic music group "NothingButNoise ", 9.99 en Daniel.B.Prothese.
The title of this great  cd is "Under Construction 1".
10 Great track of EM for many it will be the first contact of these names.
Dirk Bergen one of the guys from NothingButNoise is their on E-Day with a stand.
"NothingButNoise" is one of the most innovative EM based bands from Belgium.
And this is the time to explore them!!
Tickets are easiest to order on line (for other ways check the concert section)

Online Tickets
https://shop.groove.nl/e-day-festival-2018

Something special this year a co-op from great EM musicians todate!
Thorsten Quaeschning and friends.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rIZskyjTqhk

Wolfram Spyra - His brilliant release Dunst still resonates through the EM Scene.
Now he is the headliner of the Afternoon!!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1VgnBljXQVU

Stephan Whitlan - one of the most musical and virtuous musicians we have
in our music scene!! A great performer and artist!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hn-rOw8IvY

RHEA Fantastic Space music from Belgium!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kRN6JiZemGM

The act for the upperroom will be Volker Rapp.
Planned are the following perfromances:
1) Petersburg - Views of a city
2) Video-Revue Demo Art aka Volker Rapp from 1992 until today - a reunion with
u.a. Ron Boots, Volker Zimmer (Marla Glen), Jürgen Bruhn (Vulture Dive) ....
3) Valletta - Views of an island

Another reason to join us in the Enck!!

Ticket sales for E-Live 2018.
I hope that those who are certain they are coming will order their tickets soon!
ADVANCED BOOKING AND PAYMENT
30 Euro
BOX-OFFICE
39 Euro

We think again a great line up with fantastic artists that will take us to
musical highs.!! Don't miss it!!

Online Tickets
https://shop.groove.nl/e-day-festival-2018

Transfer it to our RABO BANK account:
11.37.11.557of Ron Boots.
IBAN: NL78RABO0113711557
BIC: RABONL2U
 
For Belgium.
Fortis Bank, Belgie
Agentschap Hamont 41280.5
Accountnr.: IBAN: BE15001379731030
Ron Boots / Groove Unlimited, Best, NL

For German
Zahlung: Raiffeisenbank
Empfaenger: Groove Unlimited, Best, NL
Kontonr. des Empfaengers: DE83370694122803700012
Institut des Empfaengers: Raiffeisenbank Heinsberg
BIC: GENODED1HRB
BLZ des Empfaengersinstituts: 37069412

DO I GET A "REAL" TICKET?
We don't send "real" tickets.
After the payment is received your name is added to a list.
This list is ready at the box-office on the day.
Before that you will receive a confirmation by Email.
Please take that confirmation with you on the day.

======= Reviews ======
 gr-901 V/A - Free Grooves

We love Electronic Music, and we love to bring this music to the
world! This is the maxim of GrooveNL and mainly of Ron Boots. FREE
GROOVES is a very nice compilation of EM that represents very well the
musical genre of Groove NL. It can be obtained free with the purchase
of 2 CDs in the catalog of the Dutch label. An incentive? For sure!
But this is some great EM that will satisfy the greedy Berlin School
fan in you.
And it starts strong with "Sparks" from Martin Peters. A huge line of
bass sequences plus another with brighter keys jump with heaviness and
musicality in a parallel movement but not necessarily in symbiosis. A
small pad of mist spreads the spirit of nebulosity, while the synth
throws some good harmonious solos. A ghost line rolls in the shadow of
this empirical melody and the sequences illuminate the rhythm of
"Sparks" with reflections of wriggling castanets. That’s a solid
Berlin School loaded of resonating effects from th e half of Beyond
Berlin, while the other half, Rene de Bakker, presents a title, "Sad
Day", which requires more listening to appreciate it to its full
value. Arcane offers us in "Phenomenon" the origin of its influences
with a music that throws as many scents of the Logos years as the
Seattle's, especially for the many soundtracks there, of Tangerine
Dream. That sounds so much like TD that we believe to hear a track
lost and found in Edgar's many vaults. In this kind of compilation,
everything is allowed! Especially a title with as much resemblance to
the German trio from Arcane that plunges into his early years. Gert
Emmens follows with another version of Lost in Fear, which can be
found on his latest album Dark Secrets of the Urban Underground. "Lost
in Fear (Alt Version)" is not so far from the original version. "Slow
Right Down" is a fiery title of Spyra. It is in the oscillations of an
organic language that a cloud of loops expands its rhythmic field with
oscillations saturate d with sonic radio activities. It is a festival
of tones jumping between our ears with the support of a plethora of
percussions, nervous and agitated, who dance like giant castanets in a
sea of oscillating reverberations from which distorted filaments of
melodies escape sung by electronic nightingales on acid. It's quite
harsh for the ears and the melancholy mist cushions add a softness
that feels good to the eardrums. By far the most complex title of FREE
GROOVES, but the richness of the percussive elements and the softness
of the anesthetic mists help to better pass this din that flirts with
the genius.
There is of everything in the first 4 minutes of "Oblivion" from the
English duo Volt. A heavy resonant veil floats to spread its snoring
texture. Strange cries of seagulls trapped in the shadows flutter on
this rough tarmac where circular waves revolve with a perfume of
Vangelis in the chthonian airs. The waves and layers intersect their
differences in a sibylline funereal conc erto which is shredded by
heavy roaring sequences, percussions in mode rock and by spasmodic
sequences that are carried away by this torrent of percussions and its
structure of rhythm too fast for the most agile feet. From a chthonian
opening to a huge immoderate England School hard rock with good solos
always very sharp, that's what this "Oblivion" from Volt is! I wrote
above how the structure of "Sad Day" could be complex with its flashy
texture that stays folded in ambient mode. There is a very tight block
of stormy sequences and slamming percussions whose surface gives a den
to the threads of emotions rather difficult to grasp of a rather
emotional synth. As with Spyra, it takes time but we end up being
attracted by this paraphernalia of percussive effects. "Neon" is a
loud and catchy synth-pop from Synthex. Not my cup of tea, but I must
say that it is very lively. I could not wait to hear some new music
from Skoulaman, and "Darya-ye-Mazandaran" did not disappoint me. A
delicat e structure of ambient rhythm spreads its iridescent tones in
a gentle trot of a horse galloping in a meadow dressed up of fog. The
sequences have two shades, including a sizzling if not organic one,
and other arpeggios extend their prismed chirpings in a harmonic glow
which is in half tint. Romantic and touching with its morning fog, the
music still jumps in its gurgling bursts that are never out of tune. A
beautiful title, as one can expect from an artist such as Skoulaman. I
had promised myself to listen carefully to "You Are Still My Ears" by
John Kerr and Ron Boots. My first observation was to establish a link
between this piece and the music found in Refuge en Verre, a
collaborative album between Ron Boots and SynthNL. It's charming,
quite catchy and close to the New Age electronic melodies, but with
much better synth solos. Impossible not to love, so much it is well
crafted! Let's say it's the cherry on the Sundae of a very nice
compilation that will pleased for sure the ears always greedy of great
EM, mostly very Berlin School.
Sylvain Lupari (March 22, 2019)

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43911 Vanderson - Vandisphere

De eerste associatie bij een blik op de artiestennaam was er een van:
zouden Jon & Vangelis weer eens samen een album hebben gemaakt? Maar
nee, Maciej Wierzchowski is een Poolse elektronische musicus die al
het nodige heeft geproduceerd blijkt bij nadere bestudering. Via
meerdere cd-r en Bandcamp-releases haakt hij onder de artiestennaam
Vanderson nu definitief aan bij de synthesizerscene. Vandisphere laat
een dik uur niet onverdienstelijke melodieuze elektronische muziek
horen die drijft op aangename, niet al te dance-achtig aangezette
ritmiek. Een enkele maal trapt Vanderson in de valkuil van de
uitgekauwde Pygmeeënsample of goedkope saxofoonklank, maar door de
bank genomen is zijn muziek goed te verhapstukken. De cd biedt geen
artistieke haute cuisine, maar proeft als een Van der Valk op een
goede dag. Vandersons album levert luistermateriaal van degelijke
kwaliteit en is zeker waar voor je geld met de composities Around The
World en Jerv i s Bay als de kersjes op de appelmoes.

Robbert Schuller

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Additions and changes from March 1 2019 till March 24 2019

*review added *
Alluste - TUNNELS IN TIME-SPACE (cdr) 86991
2016. Berlin School from the 80's with melodies in the Style of Schulze.
$ 17.49 / UKP 12.25 / EURO 13.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=86991

*(back) in stock *
Andrew Douglas - PLANET Y (cdr) 44350
$ 17.25 / UKP 12.25 / EURO 13.75
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=44350

*track listing and cover added *
Ansatheus - IN THE ENDLESS SPACE PARADISE VOL 1 (cdr) 20045
2019. Berlin School from the 80's with melodies in the Style of TD.
$ 17.25 / UKP 12.25 / EURO 13.75
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=20045

*released *
Awenson - HOPE (cd) gr-262
Brilliant Berlin School from France..
$ 17.25 / UKP 12.25 / EURO 13.75
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=gr-262

*review added *
Boots, Ron - ONCE THE DUST SETTLES (cd) gr-259
Music from the live concert at Brussels 19-5-2018 at the Cosmic Nights..
$ 17.25 / UKP 12.25 / EURO 13.75
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=gr-259

*new in stock *
Brainwork - BACK TO THE ROOTS 2 (cd) 24974
2019. Finally a new Brainwork in the Berlinschool style!.
$ 19.25 / UKP 13.49 / EURO 15.40
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=24974

*review added *
Devadder, Serge - TAXON (cd) gr-260
$ 17.25 / UKP 12.25 / EURO 13.75
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=gr-260

*(back) in stock *
DVoxx - TéLéGRAPHE (cd) 48026
$ 18.75 / UKP 13.25 / EURO 14.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=48026

*released *
DVoxx - TéLéGRAPHE (lp) 64350
$ 31.25 / UKP 21.99 / EURO 24.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=64350

*track listing and cover added *
Frahm, Nils - FELT (cd) 60801
$ 21.25 / UKP 14.99 / EURO 16.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=60801

*track listing and cover added *
Frahm, Nils - SCREWS (cd) 32855
$ 21.25 / UKP 14.99 / EURO 16.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=32855

*track listing and cover added *
Frahm, Nils - SOLO (cd) 12601
$ 21.25 / UKP 14.99 / EURO 16.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=12601

*(back) in stock *
Frahm, Nils - SPACES (cd) 59664
$ 21.25 / UKP 14.99 / EURO 16.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=59664

*(back) in stock *
Icingwolf - SONIC WAVES (cd) 19315
2018. The winner of the Schallwell new comer Elections 2017!!.
$ 16.25 / UKP 11.49 / EURO 12.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=19315

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Jon & Vangelis - SHORT STORIES -REMASTERED- (cd) 34075
2017. Incl. "I hear you now".
$ 17.49 / UKP 12.25 / EURO 13.90
Details/soundclip/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=34075

*new in stock *
Nies, Harald - FRACTAL (cdr) 88026
2019. Among the best releases of Harald.
$ 18.75 / UKP 13.25 / EURO 14.90
Details/soundclip/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=88026

*review added *
Peru - RETURN (cd) 35906
2018. The brand new PERU!!.
$ 18.75 / UKP 13.25 / EURO 14.95
Details/soundclip/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=35906

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Pollard, Daniel, Booth - IX (cd) 67078
2019. The ninth release.
$ 18.75 / UKP 13.25 / EURO 14.90
Details/soundclip/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=67078

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Pollard, Daniel, Booth - VOLUME ONE (cd) 80484
2019. The First.
$ 18.75 / UKP 13.25 / EURO 14.90
Details/soundclip/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=80484

*review added *
RHEA - Ron Boots - Galactic Underground - COSMIC NIGHTS 2018 (cd) gr-250
2018. Special CD for the performance of RHEA / Ron Boots and Galactic
UndergroundLimited to 300 Copies!!.
$ 12.49 / UKP 8.75 / EURO 9.90
Details/soundclip/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=gr-250

*new in stock *
Rich, Robert - BIODE (cd) 39887
2018. Cosmic Ambient flowwing music, at times very deep moving..
$ 19.25 / UKP 13.49 / EURO 15.40
Details/soundclip/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=39887

*new in stock *
Rich, Robert - TACTILE GROUND (2-cd) 42601
2019. Brilliant Ambient album by Robert!.
$ 24.99 / UKP 17.49 / EURO 19.90
Details/soundclip/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=42601

*(back) in stock *
Schulze, Klaus - TIMBRES OF ICE (cd) 68952
2019. RE-RELEASE WITH BONUSTRACK Part of Contemporary Works II..
$ 24.99 / UKP 17.49 / EURO 19.90
Details/soundclip/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=68952

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
SEQUENTIA LEGENDA - OVER THERE (cd) 25075
2019. Sequentia Legenda mesmerizing, hypnotic, atmospheric and representative
of great hours of music "Berlin School"..
$ 18.75 / UKP 13.25 / EURO 14.90
Details/soundclip/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=25075

*track listing and cover added *
SpiralDreams - CASTLE IN THE SKY (cdr) 15075
2019. Berlin School in great form.
$ 17.25 / UKP 12.25 / EURO 13.75
Details/soundclip/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=15075

*(back) in stock *
SpiralDreams - ELSEWHERE (cdr) 17332
2019. Berlin School from the 70's with melodies.
$ 17.25 / UKP 12.25 / EURO 13.75
Details/soundclip/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=17332

*release date added/changed *
Tangerine Dream - LIVE AT AUGUSTA RAURICA (2 CD + 2 DVD) (2xdvd + 2xcd) 21664
2019. LIVE AT AUGUSTA RAURICA SWITZERLAND 2016 special box set.
Release date: 5-03-2019
$ 36.25 / UKP 25.49 / EURO 29
Details/soundclip/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=21664

*review added *
V/A - FREE GROOVES (cd) gr-901
Details/soundclip/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=gr-901

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Whitlan, Stephan - ONCE (cd) 18026
2019. With Paul Ward..
$ 17.49 / UKP 12.25 / EURO 13.90
Details/soundclip/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=18026

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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!!

====== Groove info =====
If you missed the last E-News issues they are ALL also on-line!!
http://www.grooveunlimited.nl/

===== Where to get Groove =====
As all know you can get all Groove titles on out website www.groove.nl
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.

Groove is now also on Bandcamp.
The last months we have added new titles and we are adding them daily
if the time allows!
https://grooveunlimited.bandcamp.com/
You can now order from bandcamp and I hope to add new titles fast!!

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