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Hi All

Florian Schneider, who as one of the founding members of German group
Kraftwerk changed the sound of pop music forever, has died aged 73 of cancer.

The news was confirmed to the Guardian by one of his musical
collaborators, who said Schneider had died a week ago and had a
private burial. It was also confirmed via Sony Berlin.

Born in 1947, Schneider was the son of Paul Schneider-Esbelen, a noted
architect who designed Cologne’s airport. Schneider first played music
in various groups while studying in Düsseldorf, beginning in a band
called Pissoff. Operating in the experimental, open-minded rock scene
dubbed “krautrock” in the British press, he formed the group
Organisation with Ralf Hutter, the pair later forming Kraftwerk in 1970.

Kraftwerk is one of the pillars of our scene and with brilliant releases o its name!
It is sad that we lost one of the founding fathers of our music!

New additions in the Catalog.
Many are CD-rs, it seems that the lock down world wide is giving us
a constant stream of new and old music that is recorded on CDr.

Some costumers asked if we could list the real CD releases seperate
of the CDr releases as they have no intention in getting it in that form.

Well here we go!
The new CD releases in the catalog are the following!

Tangerine Dream - Klangtraube (cd)
Bessell, Dave - Reality Engine (ltd. edition, digipak) (cd)
Stefan Erbe - Nachtlichter (cd)
Michael Hedges - Aerial Boundaries (cd)
Nautilus - Mystery of Waterfalls (cd)
Robert Schroeder - C'est Magique (cd)
Spyra - Liese - Vikaluk - InSpyration II (cd)

And the following CDr releases floot is added!

Gert Blokzijl - Monopology (cdr)
Ken Martin - Alias Delta Vol. 2 (cdr)
Ken Martin - Burnout (cdr)
Ken Martin - Eternal Warrior (cdr)
Ken Martin - Sonic Science Vol.2 (cdr)
Michael Neil - Tapestries Vol 2 (cdr)
Andy Pickford - Pareidolia Vol 1 (cdr)
Andy Pickford - Pareidolia Vol 2 (cdr)
Andy Pickford - Radio Silence III A (cdr)
Andy Pickford - Radio Silence III B (cdr)
SpiralDreams - Isolation (cdr)
Yaary & Scholl - Delta Evolution (cdr)

====== Dreamscape Radio =======
Dreamscape Radio show 542 is on-line.
With music from various Artists.
You can find Dreamscape here.

Corona Concert relief
Axxent Opaque Live at E-Scape 2019


This is uploaded by Gery Wright and was a great set that I enjoyed
live that day!!
Seeing as there is a lack of live concerts going on at the moment due
to this horrible virus thing, I thought it was the right time to
upload our E-Scape concert from last year.
Huge thanks to Anton Uraletz for filming this (unknown to us at the
time :-) , you did a fantastic job Anton), and to everyone on the day
including my band mates Colin Jordan and Chris Medway. It was an
amazing experience for all of us, and we think it went quite well.
In producing this video I mixed the video footage with the soundboard
recording for better quality audio, and also includes the room
ambience to give it that "live" atmosphere. Hope you enjoy watching it

Download Discount!!
And on our download page we still have this off.
With the coupon code" spring "you get a 25% discount on all orders until April 30th!!

These products are decreased in price. Further in this newsletter are more details.

Gandalf - Colours of the earth (cd) $22.49 , £15.75 , €17.90
Gandalf - Erdenklang & Sternentanz (digipak) (cd) $22.49 , £15.75 , €17.90
Gandalf - From source to sea (cd) $21.25 , £14.99 , €16.90
Gandalf - Gates to secret realities (digipak) (cd) $22.49 , £15.75 , €17.90
Gandalf - Live in Vienna (digipak) (dvd + cd) $28.75 , £20.25 , €22.90
Gandalf - Samsara (cd) $22.49 , £15.75 , €17.90
Gandalf - Symphonic landscapes (cd) $22.49 , £15.75 , €17.90
Vangelis - Nocturne (cd) $13.75 , £9.75 , €10.90
Jon & Vangelis - Short stories (cd) $11.25 , £7.99 , €8.90
Mythos - Edgar Allan Poe (digipak) (2-cd) $12.49 , £8.75 , €9.90
Mike Oldfield - Tubular bells (cd) $9.99 , £6.99 , €7.90
Elektronische Maschine - Energy (cd) $17.49 , £12.25 , €13.90
Elektronische Maschine - Kampf Maschine (cd) $14.99 , £10.49 , €11.90
Elektronische Maschine - Key to compute (cd) $17.25 , £12.25 , €13.75
F. Gerard Errante - Delicate Balance (cd) $9.99 , £6.99 , €7.90 <-- ONE COPY!
Gianfranco Grilli - Ancient Roads (cdr) $8.75 , £6.25 , €6.90 <-- LAST COPIES!
Gianfranco Grilli - Memories of the old days (cdr) $7.49 , £5.25 , €5.90 <-- LAST 2 COPIES!
Gianfranco Grilli - Sky fragments (cdr) $8.75 , £6.25 , €6.90 <-- LAST COPIES!
Axel Heilhecker & Samson Gassama - Wandyah (cd) $9.99 , £6.99 , €7.90 <-- LAST 2 COPIES!
Pollard, Daniel, Booth - Pollard/Daniel/Booth Vol. 2 (ltd. edition) (cdr) $12.75 , £8.75 , €10 <-- ONE COPY!
Retina.it - Descending Into Crevasse (digipak) (cd) $6.25 , £4.49 , €5
Syndromeda & Perceptual Defence - Wormhole (cdr) $11.25 , £7.99 , €8.90
Thought Guild - Third Voyage (cd) $16.25 , £11.49 , €12.90

======= Reviews ======
78569 Brainwork - 2020 The Synthfonie

Brainwork goes classic! And it's not bad. You just have to give the
music a chance and let yourself be enveloped by the multiple
philharmonic strata that float and swirl while embracing the emotions
of the moment. It won't be the first time that Uwe Saher destabilizes
his fans with an album they are impatiently waiting for without really
knowing what awaits them. Sometimes it's good Berlin School, other
times it's hellish dance rhythms while other times it's the fusion of
both styles! This time, Brainwork goes classic! In a completely
exceptional production, the German musician offers 3 visions of
philharmonic music woven into the interstices of his synths. And this
creative power merged with good minimalist Berlin School gives results
far beyond expectations after an uncertain first listening. 2020 THE
SYNTHFONIE joins visionaries such as Synergy, Tomita and Vangelis in a
melodically musical envelope.
The kind of thing you hear in a roma ntic film, horns and violins
entwine in a very harmonious serenade. A stream of limpid sequences
sparkles just below these bursts of cinematic romance that infiltrate
our ears without any problem. Uwe Saher puts The Serious Part in mode
charm with arpeggios clanging like xylophone's hits which climbs these
immense orchestral layers, like a metronome setting the tone at a
linear rhythm. Between lightness and more austere moments, the music
of this long symphonic saga travels with its subtleties and its
diversities in a musical vision where it's difficult to separate
acoustics from electronics. There are nice falls of arpeggios which
are lost in the ambient rhythm of The Serious Part's minimalist
sequencing patterns, like there are falls of violin which gives a
darker vision without being lost in an abyss without musicality. There
are very slow phases where the violin strings moan in a very
electronic ambience. Other times, slow staccatos caress our ears in
this long title, always sw e et and very musical, except for the
finale which pushes its velocity in the cables of ferocity with bursts
of violins. Viral shocks, I hear Tomita here, which fades and comes
back for some less violent tears in a fight of 3 to 4 minutes,
affecting the serenity of The Serious Part but which won't wake the
one who dozed heavily in the first 20 minutes of a track that you find
more and more beautiful with each new listening.
Between Synergy's Metropiltain Suite and Audion, and the
orchestral-theatrical vision of Walter C. Rothe in Let the Night Last
Forever, The Epic Part offers a very good start. The gentle orchestral
caresses, in the same tones of The Serious Part, are composed of two
underlying lines which are grafted to a soft bass line with a morphic
purring. Quietly, the music weaves its embellishments that come
together end to end, piece by piece in what becomes a long river of
minimalist orchestrations. Shimmering sequences and melodious
arpeggios weave their powers of attr action on this bass line as
sensual as divinely astral which brings us to a galaxy where oases of
serenity follow one another endlessly. Garlands of sequences regularly
illuminate the slow movements of astral choreographies which make us
float with a musicality so harmonious that earworms form in an
entrenched vision. Between seraphic beauty and its few phases of
torment, The Epic Part is a splendid title, more electronic I would
say than The Serious Part, that we want to hear again after each
listening. Everything is sweet here. From violin eruptions with peaks
of torment to transformations of dreamy and floating strata, the
phases of this title are exchanged in a flawless harmonic vision to
let a shocking intonation pass. Both for the ears and the senses. A
little gem signed Uwe Saher! On the other hand, I would have stopped
the symphonic adventure after this title! Not that Da Capo is useless.
This is a very Philip Glass vision, notably the album The
Photographer, which is so ou t of tune in the serene and enchanting
decor of 2020 THE SYNTHFONIE with voices structures are paired with
keen staccato violins.
I love Brainwork music. And above all, I love the audacity of Uwe
Saher who always manages to breathe this little something that makes
his music an adventure always captivating. 2020 THE SYNTHFONIE is not
perfect! It almost is ...

Sylvain Lupari (April 7th, 2020)

======= Reviews ======
23512 Canovas, Javi - Desert Dawn

"Desert Dawn" by Javi Canovas.
"Atlas" begins with piano notes and chiming like ethereal middle
eastern bells, then a groovy bass rhythm kicks in and an enchanting
tune plays. I imagine snake charmers are working their magic on
snakes. It is certainly drawing me in, this weaving and hypnotising
music. Wonderful stuff.
"River Luccus" starts with a brief intro that is haunting, then a very
percussive rhythmic brew of all manner of instruments gets your whole
body moving. It's like a spell is being cast on you in an east meets
west kind of way. A type of flute and various drums work really well.
I imagine being in Jerusalem in biblical times, and belly dancers are
entertaining the king during festivities. The piece ends with
atmospheric synth sounds. Very enjoyable.
"Thar" starts with a beautiful tune played on piano, but sounds like
xylophone. Lovely synth atmos' washes in with effects, a relaxing
build up and occasional percussion is used with effects. Eventually
powerful synth sounds and 'tom tom' type drums kick in, then the
atmos' gets heavy and flute plays a lead line. A deep synth groove is
introduced and what sounds like a kaval (wind instument-like a flute)
is playing. This great piece concludes with piano and heavy atmos. Excellent.
"Blue Desert" starts with atmos and 'xylophone' and 'tom tom' sounding
percussion with flute/kaval. I feel as if I am in Cairo in the rush
hour. Just let your imagination run away with you. The wind instrument
plays a delightful tune here.
"Fez" begins with haunting synth atmos' and percussion and heavy bass
rhythm. Piano notes cascade up and down the scales and a tune plays
ethereal music with a touch of drama to a groovy end.
"Nouadhibou" begins with synth atmos' and although the title is the
name of a city, this music actually makes me imagine cool air flowing
across the desert at sunrise, and sand rushes by creating ripple
formations to flow and ebb like a river. Eventually this is replaced
with just percussion and flute playing a positive tune of hope and
promise. After a short while this is underpinned with a bass line and
more percussion. Suddenly, a heavy synth noise interupts and I am
thrown back into atmospheric bliss with a flute accompanying, then
fades to a lovely end. I really did enjoy the eastern feelings of this
album, giving it a different feel to his usual stuff.
This album Javi dedicates to all his love and memory of his parents.

NAME: Geoffrey Mason

Additions and changes from April 23 2020 till May 10 2020

*new in stock *
Baaden, Andreas - HOME (cdr) 22557
2020. A fantastic new Release and name !!.
$ 18.75 / UKP 13.25 / EURO 14.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=22557

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Blokzijl, Gert - MONOPOLOGY (cdr) 48079
2020. BerlinSeq music.
$ 17.25 / UKP 12.25 / EURO 13.75
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=48079

*new in stock *
Brainwork - 2020 THE SYNTHFONIE (cd) 78569
2020. A Symphonic Brainwork..
$ 18.75 / UKP 13.25 / EURO 14.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=78569

*new in stock *
Erbe, Stefan - NACHTLICHTER (cd) 36319
2020. Cool new album by Stefan Erbe, very energetic..
$ 18.25 / UKP 12.75 / EURO 14.50
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=36319

*new in stock *
Faber - VOICES (cdr) 29097
$ 18.25 / UKP 12.75 / EURO 14.50
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=29097

*(back) in stock *
Fanger & Kersten - ELEKTRIK MASSAGE (cd) 67402
2008. Blends of classic Berlin School with Ashra electronica.
$ 21.25 / UKP 14.99 / EURO 16.90
Details/soundclip/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=67402

*(back) in stock *
Froese, Jerome - SPEED OF SNOW (cd single) 44062
2009. 3 exclusive tracks.
Limited edition of 1000.
$ 17.49 / UKP 12.25 / EURO 13.90
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=44062

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Martin, Ken - ALIAS DELTA VOL. 2 (cdr) 32001
2020. BerlinSeq music.
$ 17.25 / UKP 12.25 / EURO 13.75
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=32001

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Martin, Ken - BURNOUT (cdr) 41346
2020. BerlinSeq music.
$ 17.25 / UKP 12.25 / EURO 13.75
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=41346

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Martin, Ken - ETERNAL WARRIOR (cdr) 25532
2020. A Tribute to Isao Tomita.
$ 17.25 / UKP 12.25 / EURO 13.75
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=25532

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Martin, Ken - SONIC SCIENCE VOL.2 (cdr) 87316
2020. BerlinSeq music.
$ 17.25 / UKP 12.25 / EURO 13.75
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=87316

*new in stock *
Moonbooter - ELECTED PIECES (2012-2020) (cdr) 20512
2020. A great selection of music from the last 8 years..
$ 17.49 / UKP 12.25 / EURO 13.90
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=20512

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Neil, Michael - TAPESTRIES VOL 2 (cdr) 32725
$ 17.25 / UKP 12.25 / EURO 13.75
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=32725

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Pickford, Andy - PAREIDOLIA VOL 1 (cdr) 61427
2020. Andy on CDr is a shame but the music is still fantastic!.
$ 17.25 / UKP 12.25 / EURO 13.75
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=61427

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Pickford, Andy - PAREIDOLIA VOL 2 (cdr) 20240
2020. Andy on CDr is a shame but the music is still fantastic!.
$ 17.25 / UKP 12.25 / EURO 13.75
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=20240

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Pickford, Andy - RADIO SILENCE III A (cdr) 74968
2020. Andy on CDr is a shame but the music is still fantastic!.
$ 17.25 / UKP 12.25 / EURO 13.75
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=74968

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Pickford, Andy - RADIO SILENCE III B (cdr) 85977
2020. Andy on CDr is a shame but the music is still fantastic!.
$ 17.25 / UKP 12.25 / EURO 13.75
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=85977

*(back) in stock *
Polaris - BACKGROUND STORIES (cd) 26429
2008. Divers palette of synthetic, electronic sounds.
$ 23.49 / UKP 16.49 / EURO 18.75
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=26429

*(back) 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/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=39887

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

*new in stock *
Sasa Tosic - CIRCLES OF TIME (cd) 78469
2017. BIG electronic music, very filmic!!.
$ 17.49 / UKP 12.25 / EURO 13.90
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=78469

*new in stock *
Schroeder, Robert - C'EST MAGIQUE (cd) 20596
2020. Crossing the sounds and atmospheres of once with the current options.
$ 18.75 / UKP 12.99 / EURO 14.80
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=20596

*(back) in stock *
Seifert, Erik - POLES (cd) 47104
2011. Max Schiefele (Maxxess), Erik Seifert, Josef Steinbuechel An
ambient travel by 3 of the best sounddesigners in German EM scene A
unique atmosphere that capture the poles imagination.
$ 17.49 / UKP 12.25 / EURO 13.90
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=47104

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
SpiralDreams - ISOLATION (cdr) 49140
2020. Berlin School from the 70's with melodies.
$ 17.25 / UKP 12.25 / EURO 13.75
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=49140

*(back) in stock *
Spyra - ADSR REMIXED (cd single) 26866
2010. 4 tracks. One remixed by Steve Baltes.
$ 17.49 / UKP 12.25 / EURO 13.99
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=26866

*(back) in stock *
Spyra & Lang, Chris - SEQUEST (cd) 30235
2010. 4 long tracks. Live in Germany.
$ 23.75 / UKP 16.75 / EURO 18.99
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=30235

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Tangerine Dream - KLANGTRAUBE (cd) 53948
2020. Hans-Joachim Roedelius, Thorsten Quaeschning, Hoshiko Yamane,
Paul Frick Live Album/Recorded in 2019 at Ballhaus Rixdorf Berlin.
$ 20.75 / UKP 14.49 / EURO 16.50
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=53948

*(back) in stock *
2008. Powerful music from Ralf Wadephul.
$ 23.75 / UKP 16.75 / EURO 18.99
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=33906

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Yaary & Scholl - DELTA EVOLUTION (cdr) 46855
2020. 2 Great musicians join to make a brilliant new album..
$ 18.25 / UKP 12.75 / EURO 14.50
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=46855

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!!

===== 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.

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