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Dreamscape Radio show 496 is online
With music from the new
Ian Boddy - Altair (digipak) (2-cd)

Peter Mergener - Astronaut (cd)

Scholl, Bernd  - One Earth One Sky (cdr)
You can find Dreamscape here.

Lots of new titles in our catalog.
Further in this newsletter are more details.

Forrest Fang - Fata Morgana Dream (cd)
Maria Warner - Vernal Voyager (cdr)
Ken Martin - Formations (cdr)
Ken Martin - Under a Crimson Sky (cdr)
Steve Roach - Long Thoughts (digipak) (cd)
Steve Roach - Molecules of Motion (digipak) (cd)
Robert Schroeder - Fata morgana (cd)
SpiralDreams - Unpublished Songs 8 Vol.1 (cdr)
V/A - E-Scape 2019 (cd)
Erik Wollo - Infinite Moments (digipak) (cd)
Erik Wollo - Threshold Point (digipak) (cd)
Erik Wollo - Visions (digipak) (cd)

Special attention for the new Robert Schroeder - Fata morgana.

Robert Schroeder has always great sounds. Each of his last releases
has an extraordinary space sound. As well this time this sound is
combined with unusual impressive timbres. On Fata Morgana Robert takes
us on a cosmic journey in the regions of illusions. We hear dreamy and
supernormal sounds: sometimes chirping, sometimes imploding, sometimes
bizarre, sometimes sensitive, sometimes sweeping. Choirs, percussive
cymbals and toms, vocal effects, an electric guitar and pearling
sequences are embedded in this wonderful dream cosmos.

And Robert takes his time to let these sounds develop and breathe. At
least for the duration of this album your Fata Morgana is put into
your music room. Dream and be filled with wonder!

And the 2 new releases are now available we picked them up from the plant Friday!!

GR-271 - Fritsch, Eloy - JOURNEY TO THE FUTURE (cd)
Known for his more progressive EM with big synth leads and fast progressive
drums his music was very Proggy at times!!

Now we have Eloy's very first real Synth music release.
Much in the Style of Vangelis and Jarre it features an array of great songs.
The music has the sound and the production of the big names, at times
you think you are listening to a new Vangelis album! Beautiful!
Release date: May 2019

GR-272 - Frank Doritkke - NIKO (cd)
The first Frank Dorittke album, a concept album. Brilliant!

== There it is, my first concept album ... "NIKO".
No typical F.D.Project album ... "A musical Journey" with complete
new sounds and sound designs in it.
10 Songs merged into one musical story.

But what is NIKO ?
NIKO is what you make of it.
For me it is a 55 minutes dream fulle of hope, happiness ... but also of fear and sadness.
A soundtrack for the mind ... without a movie.
10 Songs ... 10 Titles ... Let's start your dream.
Frank. ==
Release date: May 2019

And these new releases are just in and ready to ship to you!!

Ian Boddy - Altair (digipak) (2-cd)
His live performances in the USA of last year.
Stunning release!

Peter Mergener - Astronaut (cd)
A brilliant new Mergener is always a treat.
This Album is among his best ever!!

Scholl, Bernd  - One Earth One Sky (cdr)
A limited edition release made with great passion.
Beautiful music.

Steve Roach - Atmosphere for Dreaming (digipak) (cd)
Steve Roach - Heliosphere (digipak) (cd)
2 Great releases that will be loved by many as among the best
Roach releases since years.

Thanks for your time!
Ron Boots

These products are decreased in price.
Further in this newsletter are more details.
Forrest Fang - Animism (digipak) (cd) $19.49 , £13.75 , €15.49
Steve Roach - Dreamtime return 30th anniversary (2-cd) $24.49 , £17.25 , €19.49
Steve Roach - Dynamic stillness (2-cd) $24.49 , £17.25 , €19.49
Steve Roach - Early man (2-cd) $24.49 , £17.25 , €19.49
Steve Roach - Immersion 3 (digipak) (3-cd) $29.49 , £20.75 , €23.49

====== Dreamscape Radio =======
Dreamscape Radio show 496 is online
With music from various Artists.
You can find Dreamscape here.

====== CONCERTS =======
E-LIVE 2019 - 26th of October - The Enck / Oirschot

Rob Papen
He became world famous with the Group NOVA and PERU!!


The other acts will be announced in the coming weeks!
The web page still shows E-Day 2019 but we will start changing this week!
But Ticket sales have already been opened.
Again easiest way for you is the Download site

or just transfer the amount to our Bank accounts.

======= Reviews ======
33973 Boddy, Ian - Altair

Ian Boddy is a regular on the Atlantic crossings, as evidenced by his
many presences on the US East Coast and his appearances at The
Gatherings of Philadelphia as well at the famous Chuck van Zyl's
Star's End. Some of these concerts were put into CD-R or made
available on download on DIN Bandcamp site with titles like Shrouded,
Strange Attractors and Sepulcher. Other albums, such as React and the
very solid Liverdelphia, were made as a manufactured CD. ALTAIR is a
double album which follows the last journey of DiN's boss in the city
of fraternal love. And according to our friend Ian, this is the best
record of his performances at the St-Mary's Church and the premises of
WXPN-FM. Beyond the sound quality, especially at Star's End, and this
electrical contact with the audience of The Gatherings, ALTAIR is also
the opportunity to discover the new music of Ian Boddy whose last solo
album dates back to 2016 with As Above So Below, which is very w e ll
represented during the performance at The Gatherings. One finds also
on this show nearly 40 minutes new music. Of this delicious musical
nectar whose England School styles of Arc and Redshift are related to
the Electronica vision of Ian Boddy. At this level, the CD at The
Gatherings offers almost 78 minutes of pure pleasure. On the other
hand, the CD of Star's End proposes a new music which is more
ambiospherical, although one doesn't really meditate with "Spire" and
"Apostasy". So, place to ALTAIR!
The concert at The Gatherings begins with "Shrine". After the usual
applause, the intriguing wave seems more spectral than in As Above So
Below, while the pulsating effect of the rhythm invites us to a
fabulous 77 minutes of EM in the Ian Boddy line. "Stay", from the Sway
album, is a long bridge of dark moods that links the heavy and
resonant rhythm of "Shrine" to the lighter one of "Quantum of Memory".
Three titles and three different phases of the English musician's
repertoire! "Incognito" is the first new music presented in ALTAIR.
Rhythm and no rhythm, its cadenza flows in uncertainty and relies on a
bass pulsation and its temporary shadow which molds an echo that
responds to the clatter of percussions that sparkle from one ear to
another. The keyboard puts down arpeggios which evolve with a demonic
clarity that is unique to the signature of Ian Boddy. The long
title-track begins in a fauna of electronic noises borrowed from the
first avant-garde repertoire of the genre. A bass beat is running in
muted behind this field of noises, recalling these links which unite
the music of Arc and Redshift to that of the DiN boss. The rhythm is
the most fluid, the one that makes us stomp of the feet since the
opening of this performance at The Gatherings. The sound effects are a
shield against the boredom, the rhythm gestation also, with an
incredible tonal richness that we have learned to tasty with the
recent explosion of the Modular synths. The pulse, we speak mo r e of
a pulse here, chew the resonant heaviness of "Shrine" by performing a
race with long turns under synth layers sifted in ectoplasmic effects
and rolling like these astral waves by a starry night. The pulsations
of the rhythm seem articulated like the muffled sounds of our tongue
slamming clandestinely under our palate. This rhythm takes more
vitality after the door of the 7th minute, while the melodies drawn
from the effects turn into faster loops. The music borrows a small
Electronica bend and synths cry revenge on the effects with very good
solos that lead the music to a quieter phase. And it's little by
little that "Altair" leaves our ears that must now negotiate with the
splendors of "Two Blocks", a title which flirts between the big
England School and the Electronica such as thought and developed by
Ian Boddy. The flow of the sequencer sculpts one of these rhythms not
too sure to want to strip our floor while the drum and their metal
snaps are running to the opposite. Arpe g gios are running in all
directions, trying to understand those sound effects that finally have
the upper hand by leading "Two Blocks" to a kind of psybient finale.
After loud applauses, it always annoys me a bit, "The Thaumaturge",
from the album As Above So Below, is a fully deserved encore of a
concert that I would like to see. At least I can hear it now!
The performance of Star's End begins in tranquility with the almost
pastoral waves of "Sanctum". Violent wiissh, woossh and waassh roll
their destiny intersecting their patterns, while the atmospheres sink
into abyssal depths that make me think slightly of the textures of
Michael Stearns in M'Ocean marinating with these effects of noisy
circular waves that furrowed the spaces of Jean-Michel Jarre in
Magnetic Fields. Layers of old dark and obituary organ come to cover
these musical mirages, while quietly the intensity of "Sanctum" is
lost in the abstruse landscapes of "Unquiet". Guttural moans, such as
those mammoth moans in t he Lord of the Rings, come to haunt its
opening which shines again of a troubling and very effective sounding
fauna. Diversity is such and there are so many elements that add up
and increase the intensity level of a few notches, that it's almost
impossible to sink into indifference. We start to find it a little bit
long when "Unquiet" gives way to "Spire". We are in the core of Star's
End and its purely ambiospherical phase moves towards a slow rhythm,
animated by a good bass line slightly throbbing which serves as a
timing belt for arpeggios whose harmonic choreography seems to be
inspired by the territories of Poseidon that we find in the excellent
Michael Stearns' M'Ocean. It's a clever mix of ambiances between Ian
Boddy's England School and his touch of ambient Electronica with some
very nice solos from a synth which expel out from its interstices a
fabulous set of legends and mysteries. It's very beautiful! Then comes
the heavy and devious "Apostasy"! This cornerstone of the S t ar's End
show has all the facets of Ian Boddy gathered in 20 minutes. The
rhythm extends its tentacle with a long circular axis that zigzags
like those heavy rhythms of the England School. Tamed for an ambient
phase, it contains the fantasies of the keyboard and synth from the
English musician. A layer of gothic haze tames this structure which
trots in our head with a slight melodious aura. Sound effects and
keyboard keys sparkle here and there. The ambiances reach a threshold
of intensity and "Apostasy" continues to resist to the contained fury
of the sequencer, seeking instead to wallow in a psybient vision which
becomes more and more Chthonian. A shadow of Arc encircles the music
around the 10 minutes, breaking the pinnacle of this title which
concludes with an unexpected serenity. "Remnants" ends ALTAIR with a
phase of sibylline atmospheres which reaches an emotional and intense
point before returning to the limbo of Ian Boddy's ambiospherical symphonies.
Ian Boddy was at th e height of his inspiration during his two
performances in Philadelphia. The videos on YouTube are as much the
proof as these two concerts which give off an excellent communion with
the spectators and the night listeners. For his fans, ALTAIR is a
must! We have here all the facets of this excellent sculptor of
atmospheres who succeeds, album after album, to astonish and to touch
us. Available in CD manufactured with a 6-panel digipack packaging, as
well as in a downloadable format, ALTAIR is not just for Ian Boddy's
fans, but for those who like when EM crosses other borders.
Sylvain Lupari (May 13th, 2019)

======= Reviews ======
 gr-262 Awenson - Hope

After a hiatus of several years, French synthesist Joël Bernard (aka
Awenson) returns to the scene with “Hope”, a 67-minute album of cosmic
electronic music with an undeniable "French" twist combined with
Berlin School characteristics. The latter applies to the sequencers
accompanying the occasional solo voices, warm synth pads and brief
parts with abstract sound effects on the five lengthy tracks. Still,
Awenson’s approach and sound design remain different and moves
slightly out of the ordinary on various places. The energetic “Fly
High” makes a highly interesting listen as Joël merges the style of
Spyra, Kraftwerk and vintage style spherics while the final track
“Opheus” is my personal favourite due its emotive impact as well as
expert layering of freeform soundscape textures. Welcome back, Joël.
3,5 out of 5 stars
Bert Strolenberg/SonicImmersion.org

======= Reviews ======
30366 Pollard, Daniel, Booth - Eight

Early 2014 the British electronic music (EM) trio Brendan Pollard,
Michael Daniel and Phil Booth released their eponymous debut CD. Now,
four years later we can enjoy their eighth effort simply titled Eight,
released in a limited edition digipack version. Their music on Eight
obviously has hints from the Berlin School, especially the music of
Tangerine Dream and Klaus Schulze from the seventies era. It sounds as
a warm and tastefully arranged tribute to these legendary masters of
EM. All tracks start with beeps and bleeps followed by the compelling
pulsating sequencers, blended with the sound of the Solina and Elka
string-ensemble, synthesizer flights, Mellotron violins and flutes,
and ending with soaring strings and often tender Mellotron flutes. All
four compositions have their own flavour and their own tasteful
arrangements. You'll hear sensitive Floydian guitar runs and fine use
of the volume pedal in Return (17:24), awesome sequencing i n Cell
(17:16) and Midges (17:15) - also distorted electric guitar - and a
captivating blend of Mellotron sounds and sequencers in the final
track Clockline (16:59). Highly recommended to fans of early Tangerine Dream!
Erik Neuteboom

======= Reviews ======
45075 Tangerine Dream - Sessions 4

1. 10.32pm Session ' Persepsjonstransformasjon (26.35) : The intro
delivers soaring keyboards, then Mellotron choirs and violins (from
the Memotron), blended with percussive sounds and dreamy violin. Now
the distinctive sequencers join (the crowd clearly shows its
appreciation), beeps and bleeps, the sound of water, this is Old
School electronic music, with obvious echoes from 1974-1980 Tangerine
Dream. The wonderful music turns into more lush featuring a Mellotron
flute, fat synthesizer drops and a pleasant variety of keyboards
sounds. Halfway an accellaration with pulsating sequencers, majestic
Mellotron choirs and spacey synthesizer flights, at some moments it's
like I am on the unsurpassed Encore album, this is top notch
electronic music, goose bumps! Then a catchy beat with fat sequencers
and even more fat beeps and bleeps, and inventive work on keyboards
and synthesizers, more modern sounding. In the final part the music
slows down wit h pleasant piano play, a tight beat and mellow
synthesizers and dreamy violin, finally blended with Mellotron flutes
and spacey synthesizers, wonderful and hypnotizing, this is what
electronic music is about!

2 .11.27pm Session - Four Degrees Parallax (37.24) : A long mellow
first part with dreamy synthesizers and a variety of Mellotron sounds.
Then a shifting mood into more dynamic with sensational sequencers,
slowly coming from the background, and then blended with fat
synthesizer flights and soaring Mellotron flutes, again evoking the
unsurpassed 1974-1980 Tangerine Dream sound, wow! Now the music focus
on the exciting sequencer sounds, very fat and hypnotizing, blended
with beeps and bleeps, this is the best electronic music I have heard
in a long time! In the final part more spectacular and fat sequencer
sounds and synthesizer drops, very propulsive, then blended with
tender piano runs and intense violin play, this is trademark new
Tangerine Dream, and I love it. Finall y first the fat and propulsive
sequencer and synthesizer sounds (with hints from 1974-1980 Tangerine
Dream but with an own, very tasteful touch) and in the end a dreamy
sound with violin and synthesizers, and the Mellotron choir, simply
beautiful. A big hand for this new Tangerine Dream.
Erik Neuteboom

Additions and changes from May 12 2019 till May 19 2019

*new in stock *
Boddy, Ian - ALTAIR (2-cd) 33973
From the The Gathering Concert in Philadelphia and Stars end live set..
$ 23.75 / UKP 16.75 / EURO 18.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=33973

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Fang, Forrest - FATA MORGANA DREAM (cd) 28272
$ 19.99 / UKP 13.99 / EURO 15.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=28272

*released *
Frank Doritkke - NIKO (cd) gr-272
$ 17.25 / UKP 12.25 / EURO 13.75
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=gr-272

*released *
Fritsch, Eloy - JOURNEY TO THE FUTURE (cd) gr-271
2019. This is Eloy's very first real Synthmusic release. Much in the
Style of Vangelis and Jarre it features a array of great songs..
$ 17.25 / UKP 12.25 / EURO 13.75
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=gr-271

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Maria Warner - VERNAL VOYAGER (cdr) 56432
2018. Back in time to the 70's Froese and TD Time.
$ 17.25 / UKP 12.25 / EURO 13.75
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=56432

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Martin, Ken - FORMATIONS (cdr) 53632
$ 17.25 / UKP 12.25 / EURO 13.75
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=53632

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Martin, Ken - UNDER A CRIMSON SKY (cdr) 29569
$ 17.25 / UKP 12.25 / EURO 13.75
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=29569

*new in stock *
Roach, Steve - HELIOSPHERE (cd) 21285
2019. Radiant Mind + Steve Roach.
$ 19.99 / UKP 13.99 / EURO 15.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=21285

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Roach, Steve - LONG THOUGHTS (cd) 83113
$ 19.99 / UKP 13.99 / EURO 15.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=83113

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Roach, Steve - MOLECULES OF MOTION (cd) 42255
Melancholy space music.
$ 19.99 / UKP 13.99 / EURO 15.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=42255

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Schroeder, Robert - FATA MORGANA (cd) 39037
$ 18.75 / UKP 12.99 / EURO 14.80
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=39037

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
SpiralDreams - UNPUBLISHED SONGS 8 VOL.1 (cdr) 58910
$ 17.25 / UKP 12.25 / EURO 13.75
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=58910

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
V/A - E-SCAPE 2019 (cd) 87332
$ 17.49 / UKP 12.25 / EURO 13.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=87332

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Wollo, Erik - INFINITE MOMENTS (cd) 78429
Ambient, rhythmic and melodic.
$ 19.99 / UKP 13.99 / EURO 15.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=78429

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Wollo, Erik - THRESHOLD POINT (cd) 74277
Ambient, rhythmic and melodic.
$ 19.99 / UKP 13.99 / EURO 15.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=74277

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Wollo, Erik - VISIONS (cd) 48550
Ambient, rhythmic and melodic.
$ 17.49 / UKP 12.25 / EURO 13.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=48550

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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!!

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