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Hi All

Slowly getting things back to normal after E-Day.
All new Cd's are entered with special attention to
the new Chuck van Zyl that just came in after E-Day!!
The post was not quick enough to have them on time for E-Day.
But those who pre ordered them will get them this coming week.
This is a great CD, have a listen to it in Dreamscape Radio.
http://www.dreamscaperadio.nl

Same goes for the great new releases by Peter Challoner.
Subsequence is is the name of the release that enhances his performance
from E-Day in the Upper room!! A great release.
Also this one is played in Dreamscape Radio.

All new Groove Releases from E-Day 2018 are now also
on the Download site. https://shop.groove.nl/
Here are the new entries:

Skoulaman - Next Steps in Evolution
https://shop.groove.nl/gr-247-flac
https://shop.groove.nl/gr-247-mp3

Patrick Kosmos - Monument
https://shop.groove.nl/gr-249-flac
https://shop.groove.nl/gr-249-mp3

AGE - Landscapes
https://shop.groove.nl/gr-248-flac
https://shop.groove.nl/gr-248-mp3

Wavestar II - Nightwinds
https://shop.groove.nl/gr-246-flac
https://shop.groove.nl/gr-246-mp3

You can find them here.
https://shop.groove.nl/
Easy to order and download!!

And now also the focus goes to the following 2 events.
Hope that many will find their way

An Evening with Ron & John
"Anything could happen..."
Ron Boots and John Kerr, two well-known names in the synthesizer music
(EM) world, will be improvising in the theatre 't Tejaterke in Best,
The Netherlands on Saturday evening May 12th 2018.
The program will be 100% live, unrehearsed, spontaneous, improvised
and hopefully a whole lot of fun. The evening will be recorded and
maybe later released as a CD album, but that depends upon the results
of course! If you would like to be part of this rather special event, please
hurry and reserve your place as the theatre is small and intimate...
and full is full! HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!
Tickets are still available here: http://AnEveningWith.JohnKerr.nl
or here: https://shop.groove.nl/new-years-party-2018?vmcchk=1
GO ON! TREAT YOURSELF!

And a very special free evening of brilliant EM in Belgium!
Cosmic Nights 2018!
Galactic Underground/RHEA and Ron Boots live @ Brussels Planetarium.
Saturday 19-5-2018 !!
Free entrance and a free CD for every visitor!
The CD will contain unique tracks from the performing acts of the evening.
So.... don't miss this galactic journey through time and space !
for more info mail or visit This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it / http://rheabvba.be

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And we still have the unique and special CD from Schallwende here.
V/A - Schallplatte Beste Aus 10 Jahren (2-cd)

This unique musical project was released 2 months ago and has some of the
finest EM artists in the scene on it. A double CD that will be a collectors item soon as
only 250!! where made!
Here the Track listing.

CD 1
1 - Prolog - Spoken intro by Winfried Trenkler (German journalist) - 3:48
2 - So weit, so gut - Sankt Otten - 5:23
3 - Patient Perseverance - Eric van der Heijden - 5:52
4 - Summer Rain - Brainwork  - 5:59
5 - Stand Up - Stefan Erbe - 3:56
6 - Kalypso - Johannes Schmoelling - 7:20
7 - October Night - Glenn Main - 5:30
8 - Surrender Bittersweet - Ulrich Schnauss - 5:55
9 - A Million Miles Alone - Tigerforest  - 6:26
10 - Magic Space - Robert Schroeder - 6:44
11 - Endless Love - Sasa Tosic - 4:04

CD 2
1 - Between All and Nothing - Rob Waters - 3:24
2 - Fly by Cephei - Bernd Michael Land - 6:44
3 - From Church to Dust - Dream Control  - 6:33
4 - Most Analogue - Der Spyra - 7:01
5 - Absent Friends - Ron Boots - 5:45
6 - Funkverkehr - Peter Mergener - 5:30
7 - Hallucination Hall Closing Credits Sketch - Thorsten Quaeschning’s Picture Palace Music - 4:57
8 - Deep Dive -         VoLt - 6:41
9 - Taurus - Synth.NL - 5:25
10 - Beyond Glass Mountains - David Wright & Carys - 5:16
11 - From Kingdom Come - John Kerr - 4:51

Be on time gone is gone!!

Thanks for your time
Ron Boots

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

Age - Escales (cd)
Gert Emmens & Ruud Heij - Galaxis (digipak) (3-cd)
Faber - Monumentum (cdr)
Free System Projekt & others - Spoon Forest (cd)
Keller & Schonwalder & friends - Repelen Revisited (digipak) (cd)
Lensflare - Mount Abora (cdr)
Ken Martin - Quadrivium (cdr)
MoonSatellite - Strange Music (cdr)
Otarion - Under Surface (cd)
Peter Challoner - Subsequence (digipak) (cdr)
Polaris - Desert Run (digipak) (cd)
SpiralDreams - Metropolis (cdr)
Ulrich Schnauss & Mark Peters - Tomorrow Is Another Day (digipak) (cd)
V/A - Schallwelle Die Beste aus 10 Jahren (2-cd)
V/A - Tone Science Module No.1 Structure and Forces (cd)
Vanderson - Sequenced Thoughts (cd)
Chuck van Zyl - Rituals Volume 2 (digipak) (2-cd)

DECREASED PRICES
These products are decreased in price. Further in this newsletter are more details.
Ulrich Schnauss - A long way to fall (cd) $21.25 , £14.99 , €16.90
Ulrich Schnauss - Far away trains passing by (2-cd) $22.49 , £15.75 , €17.90
Ulrich Schnauss - Goodbye (digipak) (cd) $22.49 , £15.75 , €17.90
Ulrich Schnauss - Missing deadlines (digipak) (cd) $19.99 , £13.99 , €15.90
Ulrich Schnauss - No Further ahead than today (cd) $21.25 , £14.99 , €16.90
Ulrich Schnauss - Underrated Silence (cd) $21.99 , £15.49 , €17.50
Ulrich Schnauss & Mark Peters - Tomorrow Is Another Day (digipak) (cd) $22.49 , £15.75 , €17.90

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====== Dreamscape Radio =======
Dreamscape Radio show 444 is online.
With music from Zyl, Challoner, Schnauss e.a.
You can find Dreamscape here. http://www.dreamscaperadio.nl

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     NON-GROOVE UNLIMITED LABEL                                            
 1: Gert Emmens & Ruud Heij - Galaxis (3-cd)                               
 2: Keller & Schonwalder & Broekhuis - Yellow (cd)                         
 3: Free System Projekt & others - Spoon Forest (cd)                       
 4: Free System Projekt & Gert Emmens - Legacy (cd)                        
 5: Ulrich Schnauss - Missing deadlines (cd)                               
 6: Gert Emmens & Ruud Heij - Blind watchers of a vanishing night (cd)     
 7: Gert Emmens & Ruud Heij - Silent witnesses of industrial landscapes (cd)
 8: Brainwork - Colours of the Soul (cd)                                   
 9: Klaus Schulze - Cyborg (2-cd)                                          
10: Stefan Erbe - Genesys (cd)                                             
                                                                           
     GROOVE UNLIMITED LABEL                                                
 1: V/A - Schallwelle Die Beste aus 10 Jahren (2-cd)                       
 2: Wavestar II - Nightwinds (cd)                                          
 3: Patrick Kosmos - Monument (cd)                                         
 4: Age - Landscapes (cd)                                                  
 5: Skoulaman - Next Step in Evolution (cd)                                
 6: Stephan Whitlan & Ron Boots - Seven Days (cd)                          
 7: Gert Emmens - Stories from Floating Worlds (cd)                        
 8: Gert Emmens & Ruud Heij - Urban Decay (cd)                             
 9: Ron Boots & others - An evening with friends (cd)                      
10: Beyond Berlin - Fine Tunes (cd)                                        
                                                                           
======= Reviews ======
gr-248 Age - Landscapes

Finally, the long-anticipated re-release of this historical record.
Congratulations and a great thanks to Groove for making this happen!
To me personally, this is at least in part a nostalgia trip: the very
first concert I attended was "Age" in the Ostend Casino, back in July
1980, organised by the legendary EM radio program "Muziek Uit De
Kosmos". Listening to this album brings back memories of this and
subsequent AGE concerts (Leuven, Louvan-la-Neuve, ....) where much of
this album was performed live.

Apart from the nostalgic touch, this remains a musical delicacy. Age
at that time definitely had their own musical identity, and a very
unique composition approach. The tracks are relatively simple,
combining just a few repeated melody, sequence and chord structures,
but often with a shift halfway the trakcs. It makes unique, delicate
music which, after more than 38 years, still sounds very appealing and
is by no means outdated. I sus pect that the compositions were
recorded live in the studio, played by the 2 keyboard players, and
this generates the organic feel of the music. At times the drum lines
are not fully in sync with the sequence, but this adds to the organic
and live feeling of the disc and is by no means disturbing. Songs like
"Plage" or "La Corde d' Argent" remind me of the best synth works of
for instance Roedelius and Tim Story.
The three bonuses (not listed on the cover and booklet) are legacies
of the AGE concerts in the early eighties. The second bonus "Age in
concert 1", is in fact "Listen to the Music", the opening track of the
concerts in that era, the title sung through a Vocoder. It keeps
resounding in your mind for the rest of the day after listening to this CD.

This is AGE at its early musical peak, when the group attracted
enthousiastic crowds at their live performances and when they seemed
ready to conquer the world of EM. The latter eventually did not
happen, probably beca use of a variety of reasons: EM lost its mass
appeal early in the '80s, family and professional lives may have
demanded priority, musical styles shifted with introduction of digital
synths, etc. For those who never heard this album and early AGE, this
will no doubt be a fantastic discovery and a revelation. This CD
belongs on the shelf of every EM enthousiast.
I hope to also see the second AGE album, "Dimensions" re-released over
time. For now, enjoy this one and enjoy recent AGE music too: AGE is
back on track as shown by recent concerts (Cosmic Nights 2017,
Planetarium Brussels 2017) and the brilliant recent album "Entropie".
NAME: Jan Tack

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44496 - Chuck van Zyl - Rituals Volume 2

Chuck van Zyl has been a man finding his moment, in any live space
that will hold him. The double CD Recitals 2 presents music recorded
at two late 2017 performances. His shows for The 6th Floor and DIGITAL
DREAMS were documented with an ordinary two-track recording device.
After months of review, two 60+ minute sonic journeys were produced,
and released as Recitals 2.

The possibilities of Electronic Music make it the perfect tool for
exploring spontaneous composition. Recitals 2 is an example of two
such events - both without a pre-determined outcome - where the
gathered and the musician experienced the music together. A receptive
audience brings out van Zyl's strengths, while the hushed space
receives his work. The heat of this struggle melds into the music and
spirit, softening and melting, then hardening and tempering the
player. Each of this album's two concerts moves powerfully and
naturally, unsettling the world into which they intercede. A musician
of the imagination van Zyl's seeks the pure delight of providing an
epic intimacy in the digital age. Determined to conjure kinetic joy an
animating force tickles your mind and tugs on your heart - as agile
sequencer antics thrill and the vulnerability of improvisation
connects. In ever strengthening whirlpools of thought, rows of echoing
tone patterns are deployed. Amidst the lines of echoing, dancing
arpeggio notes a racing heart turns, runs and trills in melodic
invention. Heroic keyboard leads and Mellotron harmonies peak over a
pumping, commanding bassline - only later to be drawn down into
shifting shadows of sustaining synthesized textures and a quiet sense
of mystery. While cliff-high chords stall the dramatic momentum, an
infinity of volumes provides a feeling of elation and abandon - only
to descend to a skeletal negative space and a bewitching haze of free
form randomness.

Recitals 2 takes each member of its audience on their own personal
journey. With its deep space gateways and brilliant, skull crushing
sequencer breakdowns, from the heights of its combustible, cut loose,
superb heedlessness, on down to its quietly ominous consuming dark
fields, this music invites wonder. Beginning with simple electronic
devices and ending with the multi-dimensional world known only to the
imaginative, Chuck van Zyl harnesses the machinery of night.
Unblinking, completely in control, he performs in a cool constraint.
It is remarkable that, after so many years, the creative flame still
burns bright. His concerts are a probe of the calm facade, of the
internal mystery - and reach towards the unseen depths within us all.
Recitals 2 tells a powerful story of an exhilarated mind - a mind
roaming well beyond the concert stage.

 ======= NEW and CHANGED ======
Additions and changes from March 8 2018 till April 8 2018

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Age - ESCALES (cd) 78892
2017. Brilliant cosmic music..
$ 18.75 / UKP 13.25 / EURO 14.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=78892

*review added *
Age - LANDSCAPES (cd) gr-248
$ 18.49 / UKP 12.99 / EURO 14.75
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=gr-248

*review added *
Bertrand Loreau + Frederic Gerchambeau - VIMANAFESTO (cd) 62106
2017. 2 giants of the France EM scene with some great sequencing!.
$ 19.49 / UKP 13.75 / EURO 15.50
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=62106

*review added *
Beyond Berlin - FINE TUNES (cd) gr-238
$ 18.49 / UKP 12.99 / EURO 14.75
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=gr-238

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Emmens, Gert & Heij, Ruud - GALAXIS (3-cd) 42045
2018. Epic 3 CD release by Ditcu guys Emmens and Heij!!.
$ 36.25 / UKP 25.49 / EURO 29
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=42045

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Faber - MONUMENTUM (cdr) 26293
The 13th Album of Faber..
$ 18.25 / UKP 12.75 / EURO 14.50
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=26293

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Free System Projekt & others - SPOON FOREST (cd) 26697
$ 19.99 / UKP 13.99 / EURO 15.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=26697

*released *
John Dyson, Paul Ward and Stephen Whitlan - NIGHTWINDS (cd) gr-246
2018. John Dyson, Paul Ward and Stephen Whitlan are the "New Wavestar".
$ 18.49 / UKP 12.99 / EURO 14.75
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=gr-246

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Keller & Schonwalder & friends - REPELEN REVISITED (cd) 70274
2018. Recordings from 2011 and 2016 rehersals for Repelen of these years..
$ 19.99 / UKP 13.99 / EURO 15.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=70274

*released *
Kosmos, Patrick - MONUMENT (cd) gr-249
2018. Together with Patrick brother Philip Groove plans to release his
vast musicAnd the start is "Monument", the live 1988 release from the
"Chronicals". A unique Monument, the start of the return of the
"Cosmic Courier" !!.
$ 17.25 / UKP 12.25 / EURO 13.75
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=gr-249

*review added *
Lensflare - LA VALLE DELL INFERNO (cdr) 47454
2018. 80's Schulze style.
$ 17.25 / UKP 12.25 / EURO 13.75
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=47454

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Lensflare - MOUNT ABORA (cdr) 15054
2018. 80's Schulze style.
$ 17.25 / UKP 12.25 / EURO 13.75
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=15054

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Martin, Ken - QUADRIVIUM (cdr) 27986
2018. Retro Berlin School with solid Moog sounds.
$ 17.25 / UKP 12.25 / EURO 13.75
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=27986

*new in stock *
Moonbooter - COSMOSONIC (cd) 86211
2018. Melacholic new album by moonbooter, very good EM!!.
$ 18.25 / UKP 12.75 / EURO 14.50
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=86211

*new in stock *
Moonbooter vs. BatteryDead - LIVE MUENSTER 2017 (cdr) 30037
2018. Live set from their concert in Munster..
$ 18.25 / UKP 12.75 / EURO 14.50
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=30037

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
MoonSatellite - STRANGE MUSIC (cdr) 75725
2018. This is the perfect mix between Jarre and Berlin School recommended.
$ 19.49 / UKP 13.75 / EURO 15.49
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=75725

*(back) in stock *
Narcosis - NARCOSIS (cd) 89469
2007. Stephan Whitlan and Steve Jenkins (like an AirSculpture/Wavestar cross).
$ 18.75 / UKP 13.25 / EURO 14.90
Details/soundclip/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=89469

*new in stock *
Nies, Harald - AXIAL (cdr) 31140
2018. Catchy synthesizer-melodies gently accompanied by electric guitar solos.
$ 18.75 / UKP 13.25 / EURO 14.90
Details/soundclip/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=31140

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Otarion - UNDER SURFACE (cd) 89096
$ 18.25 / UKP 12.75 / EURO 14.50
Details/soundclip/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=89096

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Peter Challoner - SUBSEQUENCE (cdr) 59182
2018. One of the revelations of E-Day 2018!.
$ 16.99 / UKP 11.99 / EURO 13.49
Details/soundclip/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=59182

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Polaris - DESERT RUN (cd) 35912
2018. Great electronic music full of passion.
$ 17.49 / UKP 12.25 / EURO 13.90
Details/soundclip/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=35912

*released *
Skoulaman - NEXT STEP IN EVOLUTION (cd) gr-247
$ 18.49 / UKP 12.99 / EURO 14.75
Details/soundclip/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=gr-247

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
SpiralDreams - METROPOLIS (cdr) 67454
2018. One of his most Sequencer driven albums.
$ 17.25 / UKP 12.25 / EURO 13.75
Details/soundclip/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=67454

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
V/A - SCHALLWELLE DIE BESTE AUS 10 JAHREN (2-cd) 10974
2018. Here the final last copies!!!.
$ 24.99 / UKP 17.49 / EURO 19.90
Details/soundclip/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=10974

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
V/A - TONE SCIENCE MODULE NO.1 STRUCTURE AND FORCES (cd) 27650
2018. With Tone Science we have a great set of unique tracks by an
even unique amount of Musicians.
$ 18.75 / UKP 13.25 / EURO 14.90
Details/soundclip/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=27650

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Vanderson - SEQUENCED THOUGHTS (cd) 42019
2018. TD-like music from the end eighties.
$ 18.25 / UKP 12.75 / EURO 14.50
Details/soundclip/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=42019

*(back) in stock *
Whitlan, Stephan - K2PROJECT (cd) 22998
1998. With Keith Corbett.
$ 16.25 / UKP 11.49 / EURO 12.90
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=22998

*(back) in stock *
Whitlan, Stephan - MAP REFERENCE (cd) 21419
1996. Retro sequencing, inventive soloing.
$ 18.75 / UKP 13.25 / EURO 14.90
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=21419

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Zyl, Chuck van - RITUALS VOLUME 2 (2-cd) 44496
2018. Berlin School the USA way, Great music..
$ 23.75 / UKP 16.75 / EURO 18.90
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=44496

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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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