[Groove] E-News 1222 3rd January 2021)

Hello All.

2021 has started with optimism over the vaccinations and lets hope that the world comes back to a normal live and we can hug and embrace each other again.

During the Holidays I had time to work on a new release later in the news letter more info. And we have signed a great new artist to Groove "Guy-lian" we are
pre-paring his first release that should be ready this month! Watch out for this on our new releases page :-) We hope to add it this week.

And we have added all 6 titles of the LittlÁntenna/rec label. A small Belgium label that releases music in a limited 200 copies CD (real CD) amounts.
The CD's look beauty full and many titles are really cool.

And  last month the annual "Schallwelle wahlen" started!
And it will run until mid January so time to vote if you want to.
A special edition of Dreamscape with releases from Groove from the GR-295 to The GR-301 is now online and a good way to refresh you memory of these albums for this years Schallwelle Elections.
You can cast your vote here: http://www.schallwen.de/swvoting/en/

And there is a nice video made by Rob Hartemink from one of the track from Michel and my album Borkhavn. Thanks Rob, it looks great!!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jP1tboVoXmA&fbclid=IwAR0Eva7SxlKx9WdiVeMP1Zodp3tbVT-KofGIQetnfY_LGwN0zKw5ch9jPFs
Enjoy it!!

And I would not be who I am if I was not planning an E-Day in May 2021. My hopes are that we can make it happen. Lets hope the world will be in such a state that we can have it!!

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Shipping rates!
For the first time in 4 years we have to change some of our shipping rates!

There was little to no change in shipping rates for parcels all around Europe and the rest of the world as we had a stunning year with the amount of parcels we shipped. Even during the worst shut downs we where able to send out our parcels! In total over 1500 big and small made it to you our costumers. And over 95% arrived in time. Thanks for your confidence in us.

Sadly especially the 1 to 2 CD shipping rates through Europe and the World have changed due to the fact that they are now considered parcels instead of letters because of the goods they contain!

And all shipping rates to the UK due to Brexit (although we kept it as low as possible!) are also effected so check them at our site.

 
NEW RELEASES by GROOVE
 
GR-302 - RON BOOTS - WHEN IT GETS DARK
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=gr-302

The main music was recorded during my performance in the Byss Studio of Bas Broekhuis on the 28th of November 2020. When I listened to it at home I noticed I was alone on stage.

When you do an entire solo live concert (without backing tracks or computer) then during the build up/breaking down of the music there are gaps that you don't notice during the creation of the music on stage. They come apparent when you listen back to the performance.

I am seldom alone on stage in a complete live setting, because making music with Frank, Harold, Eric or especially Stephan Whitlan creates a symbioses that's not there when you are alone on stage. I only have 2 hands, one brain and not the virtuoso as some of the musicians in our scene (or they think they are).

So after listening to the live set I felt it needs to be filled with additional parts. In it's original form as a concert it works fine! For music that you want to be listened to over and over again I wanted it to be a bit more evocative/evolving.

So the Cd has the famous "Tangenizing" process, parts of the music have been added later to the original concert music. I never had problem with this from other artists as it makes for a better repeated listening. In 99% of the cases it gets better. So I added parts (mind you live played!!). 

Thanks to Bas Broekhuis who set up Byss as a media streaming service.
Man it works!!
Ron Boots
 
LittlAntenna
 MUSIC FOR INSTALLATIONS - STAMP & DELIVER  / ONSTRURICHEIT - LIVE AT THE POSTX
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=24492
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=72520
RESONANT LINES - QUANTUM CALL            /              HYPERKUBE - REMNANTS
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=25462
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=80385
Littl'antenna is a small new label in Belgium that releases music that was most of the time played during their concerts. The 4 releases are great if you like the more darker side of Berlin School and Ambient. The series is beautifuly made and the CD's are all limited to only 200 Copies!! So a nice collectors item. Priced at only € 12.90! A great new initiative from our southern neighbours.
 
RHEA - CLOSE TO MOVING ICE
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=32124

Recorded live at PostX Merelbeke, October 18th, 2018 it is a great space music CD. Rhea is know for his evolving soundscapes and superb use of ambient and sequencial sounds. A great release of the Littl'Antenna label.
 
NEW PRODUCTS
These products are NEW in our catalog.
Further in this newsletter are more details.
http://www.groove.nl/index3.html

Ron Boots - When it gets dark (cd)
Hyperkube - Remnants (ltd. edition, digipak) (cd)
Music for Installations - STAMP & DELIVER (ltd. edition, digipak) (cd)
Onstruricheit - Live at the PostX (ltd. edition, digipak) (cd)
Resonant Lines - QUANTUM CALL (ltd. edition, digipak) (cd)
Rhea - Close to moving ice (ltd. edition, digipak) (cd)
Mario Schonwalder & Rothe - Filter-kaffee 101 (cardboard sleeve) (cd)

NOW INSTOCK
QUAESCHNING, THORSTEN - BALLHAUS & AUTOKINO SESSIONS
Hyperkube - Remnants (ltd. edition, digipak) (cd)
Music for Installations - STAMP & DELIVER (ltd. edition, digipak) (cd)
Onstruricheit - Live at the PostX (ltd. edition, digipak) (cd)
Resonant Lines - QUANTUM CALL (ltd. edition, digipak) (cd)
Rhea - Close to moving ice (ltd. edition, digipak) (cd)
Mario Schonwalder & Rothe - Filter-kaffee 101 (cardboard sleeve) (cd)
Fang, Forrest - BOOK OF WANDERERS
Fox, Robert - HOUSE OF CHIMES
Metcalf, Byron - PRECIPICE OF CHOICE
V/A - SCHALLPLATTE 23 – PHANTASTISCHE KLANGWELTEN

Thanks for your time

Ron Boots
 
====== Dreamscape Radio with Groove releases from 2020 part 2 ======
Dreamscape Radio show 572 is on line.
A special edition with releases from Groove from the GR-295 to The GR-301.
And our 3 CDr releases.

A spotlight o these great releases. A good way to refresh you memory of these albums for this years Schallwelle Elections. You can cast your vote here: http://www.schallwen.de/swvoting/en/

Although there is always a BIG debate about these elections I think they are a good way for many to get in to toutch with new music!!
You can find Dreamscape here.
 
REVIEWS
THE AMNIS INITIATIVE - Ejection - 46465
http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=46465

On September 2, 1859 there was a huge solar storm. A so-called solar coronal mass ejection hit the Earth's magnetosphere, causing the largest recorded geomagnetic storm. Richard C. Carrington was one of the astronomers who observed it. You can hardly imagine what would happen at this time if this happened again: for example, satellites will fail and there will be hardly any power left. This solar storm, which is called The Carrington Event, inspired Dennis Lodewijks, the man behind The Amnis Initiative, to make his album Ejection. It is the first CD from our fellow countryman on which he can make full use of the advantages of his updated studio. That is good to hear. I know Dennis's music as a wonderful mix between the symphonic grandeur of Vangelis and the melodic work of Jean Michel Jarre. This is no different on Ejection. The strong title piece, which is also the opening track, is a fine mix between the two styles: the rhythm and effects of Jarre and the melody lines of Vangelis. The subject is portrayed excellently in the threatening Solar Storm. The music of Vangelis is present in Liberation (the great sounds and the Yamaha CS80 synthesizer sounds). The Greek has done a lot of work with choirs. We will choose this in Offline. Only Dennis does not use a physical choir but software. It sounds amazing. Total Blackout has heavy percussion. This brings me a bit to Vangelis' early solo music. In A Sky Full Of Stars we hear CS80 again in an excellent, relaxed atmosphere. A New Dawn and Final Warning show that in my opinion Dennis would not make a bad impression as a composer of film music: I feel right in the middle of the film Blade Runner. The last piece Ejection-Sunspot Remix is ​​a dance remix of the first song. That is not my thing, but it is well done. That applies to this entire CD. I am impressed again. The music is also available in 5.1 surround sound.

©2020, Paul Rijkens - Dutch progressive rockmagazine iO Pages.
 

LAMBERT - Drachenreise - 36232
http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=36232

In the nineties I came into contact with the music of the German electronic musician Lambert Ringlage (better known by his first name). His music contained beautiful sequencer lines as well as cool melodies and reminded me at several times of the work of Tangerine Dream from the eighties. His last solo CD was released more than 20 years ago. Over the years he has worked a lot with others, including in the duo Hypnosphere and he was busy with his label Spheric Music. With Drachenreise he is back as a solo artist. He immediately makes a good impression in the opening song Corona. This has a special TD touch. The beautiful guitar solo is played by none other than Gandalf. The hint to TD can also be heard in the sequences in Stairs and the chords in Motion. The sequences work very strongly in Hill. To be honest, I don't think all songs on Drachenreise are equally strong. Sometimes I hear a slight New Age atmosphere (Estranho, Source). At other times, such as Call, there is more threat. Jean Michel Jarre and Wavestar are also greeted in the title piece. It's nice that Lambert is back in the solo field. Drachenreise may be slightly weaker than his earlier CDs, but definitely worth a listen for people who like melodic electronic music with strong sequences.

©2015, Paul Rijkens - Dutch progressive rockmagazine iO Pages.

 
Additions and changes from December 24 2020 till January 3 2021
*review added *
Awenson - AWEENA (cd) gr-296
Mystic music with a great sense of feeling.
$ 17.25 / UKP 12.25 / EURO 13.75
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=gr-296

*review added *
Bertrand Loreau + Frederic Gerchambeau - ANANTAYAMO (cd) gr-297
2020. 2 giants of the France EM scene with some great sequencing!
$ 18.49 / UKP 12.99 / EURO 14.75
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=gr-297

*review added *
Boddy, Ian - AXIOM (cd) 51316
2020. New release by Ian Boddy..
$ 18.75 / UKP 13.25 / EURO 14.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=51316

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Boots, Ron - WHEN IT GETS DARK (cd) gr-302
2021. Music from the live concert In Groningen 28-11-2020 @ Byss..
Release date: 10th Jan 2021
$ 17.25 / UKP 12.25 / EURO 13.75
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=gr-302

*review added *
Boots, Ron & Synth.nl - BORKHAVN (cd) gr-299
2020. A work of friendship and fun!.
$ 17.25 / UKP 12.25 / EURO 13.75
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=gr-299

*review added *
Canovas, Javi - SLOW LIGHT (cd) 33558
2012. Ambient, Almost film music like!!.
$ 17.25 / UKP 12.25 / EURO 13.75
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=33558

*review added *
Cosmic Ground - 0110 (cd) 30499
2020. Berlin School in the style of Rubycon and Phaedra. Highly recommended!! Best in his kind!!.
$ 16.25 / UKP 11.49 / EURO 12.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=30499

*new in stock *
Fox, Robert - HOUSE OF CHIMES (cd) 36927
2020. The New Robert Fox.
$ 17.49 / UKP 12.25 / EURO 13.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=36927

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Hyperkube - REMNANTS (cd) 80385
2020. only 200 copies recorded live at PostX, Merelbeke, Belgium, November 24th 2018.
Limited edition of 200.
$ 16.25 / UKP 11.49 / EURO 12.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=80385

*new in stock *
Metcalf, Byron - PRECIPICE OF CHOICE (cd) 20408
$ 19.49 / UKP 13.75 / EURO 15.49
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=20408

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Music for Installations - STAMP & DELIVER (cd) 24492
2020. Limited only 200 copies.
Limited edition of 200.
$ 16.25 / UKP 11.49 / EURO 12.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=24492

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Onstruricheit - LIVE AT THE POSTX (cd) 72520
2020. Limited only 200 copies.
Limited edition of 200.
$ 16.25 / UKP 11.49 / EURO 12.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=72520

*review added *
ORBIFOLD C - APEIRON (cd) gr-301
2020. One of the best debut albums of all time. Let ORBIFOLD C become your best discovery of 2020..
$ 17.25 / UKP 12.25 / EURO 13.75
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=gr-301

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Resonant Lines - QUANTUM CALL (cd) 25462
2020. Limited only 200 copies.
Limited edition of 200.
$ 16.25 / UKP 11.49 / EURO 12.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=25462

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Rhea - CLOSE TO MOVING ICE (cd) 32124
2020. One great long track these are limited to only 200 copies.
Limited edition of 200.
$ 16.25 / UKP 11.49 / EURO 12.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=32124

*new in stock *
Roach, Steve - TOMORROW (cd) 39744
2020. Roach's journey to the center of our self is imbued with anticipation of what tomorrow might bring..
$ 19.99 / UKP 13.99 / EURO 15.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=39744

*review added *
Schmoelling, Johannes - 20 (cd) 22564
2020. Special CD with music by Johannes with Guest musicians.
$ 14.49 / UKP 10.25 / EURO 11.50
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=22564

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Schonwalder, Mario & Rothe - FILTER-KAFFEE 101 (cd) 17378
2020. Now on a real CD a great set of music!!.
$ 18.75 / UKP 13.25 / EURO 14.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=17378

*review added *
Stephan Whitlan & Ron Boots - THREE DAY WEEK (cd) gr-274
2019. BIG Sequences and fast pace, the household name for this release. Ron & Stephan let loose the running Sequences and just freak away. 2 long tracks recorded live and filled afterwards with details!!.
$ 17.25 / UKP 12.25 / EURO 13.75
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=gr-274

*(back) in stock *
Thorsten Quaeschning + Paul Frick - PROTANOPIA (SEASIDE STAGE SESSION) (cd) 82551
2019. Liveset of the Superbooth Festival Berlin 09.05.2019..
$ 19.99 / UKP 13.99 / EURO 15.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=82551

*new in stock *
Thorsten Quaeschning´s Picture Palace music - AUTOKINO + BALLHAUS SESSION (cd) 69742
2020. Live recording at the Autokino Ingolstadt.
$ 19.49 / UKP 13.75 / EURO 15.50
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=69742

*track listing and cover added *
V/A - SCHALLPLATTE 23 – PHANTASTISCHE KLANGWELTEN (cd) 88044
2020. Special release by Schallwende.
$ 13.75 / UKP 9.75 / EURO 10.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=88044
 
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