[Groove] E-News 1227 -7th Febuary 2021

 
Hello All

Snow in the Netherlands, here in the south we have about 10 CM of snow. A cold wind blows and it is cosy inside. Time to make E-News. But the first pictures are of the garden and "Flake" our youngest Cat who has his first Snow expirience. Our other cat with the name "Snow" was in no way pursuaded to get out :-) So "Snow" is not a fan of snow !

A lot of cool CDs finally came in, the lockdown and restictions make gettting CDs fromover the world still a bit more difficult as before the pandamic. But they are in.

Maxxess - Reactivate (cd)
Robert Rich - Neurogenesis (cd)
Rich, Robert - OFFERING TO THE MORNING FOG
Space Art - Entrevues (digipak) (cd)

And we have also Groove's 2 new releases in,

Guy-Lian - Solar System Part 1 (cd)
V/A - Free floating Grooves (ltd. edition) (cd)

And this coming week the new F.D.Projects - Other side of and More will be in. A new release on Groove! 
So let's start!
 
GR-304 -  FD.PROJECT - OTHER SIDE OF AND MORE
http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=gr-304

A new F.D.Project is always a treat, Frank Dorittke know like only a few others to combine Electronic Music with the power of the Electric Guitar. A great release that all who love the mixture of Berlin School and prog will love this release. His Lunaris was among the best CD's of 2020. And this followup will certainly not disapoint his musical fans.

01-The Other Side Of... part 1 - 20:42
02-The Other Side Of... part 2 - 08:02
03-The Other Side Of... part 3 - 11:15
04-The Other Side Of... part 4 - 06:50
05-Polarlight - 08:26
06-Black_Mirror - 07:24
07-La Mémoire - 06:46

Total CD - 01:09:30.64 
 
2 new releases of Robert Rich are in. Ambient with a Berlin School toutch!

Rich, Robert - NEUROGENESIS (cd) 42842
http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=42842

Neurogenesis expands the sound of modular analog and digital synthesizers into a bright and dynamic landscape, layered with shimmering kaleidoscopic microtonal patterns, pulsating, vibrating and evolving. Is this the sound of neurons growing?
Recorded from June 2019 to October 2020 by Robert Rich.


Rich, Robert - OFFERING TO THE MORNING FOG (cd) 45225
http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=45225

Robert on this release: 
To acknowledge the financial stress that many people are facing these days, I have decided to set the price for this album "Name Your Price" for a short time. If people use voluntary payment in a fair manner, I might extend the experiment.

I made this very calm album in response to requests from listeners, who asked if I had any unreleased music that could offer a quiet place for them to breathe for a while. I didn't have any old unreleased pieces like that, so I created something new.
 
Free Floating Grooves
http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=gr-902

We have Free Floarting Grooves in.
A promo CD that will be given away with special music from Groove artists who made some great unique music for this sampler.  With every order of more then 3 CDs of none Groove or 2 CD's from the Groove catalog you get this great musical treat for free!!

Just order it along with your order for just € 0.00 Euro :-) and there will only be 400 !! Copies and gone is gone. And with over 100 gone in one week it is a great succes!!

On this GR-902 sampler is unique music from some of the best EM artists we have.
Here is the track listing!! Talk about soem great artists

Martin Peters - Sonic Adventure - 13:10.38
Spyra - SpyriFy 02short NEUMix Etude K - 08:15.56
Dyson-Ward - ICE - 04:56.53
Gert Emmens - Outpost part 1 - 12:25.33
Rudy Adrian - Caves At Dusk - 06:25.24
Awenson - Cosmic Theme - 09:20.34
VoLt - Sunstorm Aurora - 07:03.34
Beyond Berlin - Tercera - E-Live 2017 - 17:35.08
 
New CD's and now in stock.
Now New/Back in stock
http://www.groove.nl/index3.html

Maxxess - Reactivate
http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=42520
Space Art -  Entrevues
http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=29991

Alhedion - KOSMISCHE SPUREN EINES LEBENS (cd) 66266
Arcanum - DAS LABYRINTH (cd) 87442
Ashra - @SHRA (cd) 32410
Kosmos, Patrick - LUCID DREAMS (cd) 25143
Specht, Frank - SEBASTIAN IM TRAUM (cd) 49730
Tangerine Dream - GOBLIN'S CLUB (CMACD566) (cd) 19318
Tangerine Dream - GREAT WALL OF CHINA (cd) 28901
Wittek, Robert - DIFFERENT 9 (cd) 18227
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)
Ron Boots - When it gets Dark.
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


These products are NEW in our catalog.
Further in this newsletter are more details.

FD.Project - Other side of and More (cd)
Guy-Lian - Solar System Part 1 (cd)
Nick Magnus - Inhaling green (re-issue) (cd)
Maxxess - Reactivate (cd)
Robert Rich - Neurogenesis (cd)
Steve Roach - Into the Majestic (digipak) (cd)
Space Art - Entrevues (digipak) (cd)
V/A - Free floating Grooves (ltd. edition) (cd)
Erik Wollo - Recurrence (digipak) (cd)


Thanks for your time.
Ron Boots
 
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Reviews
86984 - Moonbooter - Beyond the Neon Lights

Zeittunnel wastes no time getting into the EDM moods of BEYOND THE NEON LIGHTS. The rhythm is lively and the sound very heavy with percussions which jump from one ear to the other, involving a series of percussive elements which sparkle in accordance with the pleasure of our listening. The title is in pure dance mode with a sound fauna which is as lively as the strikes of percussions and with a strong dance synth-pop flavor that fills our ears to the deep. The sound of Moonbooter has changed since Groundcontrol and the Victory of Mankind! It's heavier, but also denser in these effects, making his EDM music and Techno sound noticeably tastier. But it depends for whom! It must be said straight out that this album has very clear commercial aims with titles such as Big Disgrace, Einschlaf and the very surprising Fernweh. There are also more vocals here, the vocoder and its lyrics are from Bernd Scholl, in addition to a track that is sung by Xann a , than in any other Moonbooter album. But the roots of the Berlin School are also much more present there, especially in the furious The Magic of Heroes that will saw your legs! In short, very strong moments which become even more so with each new listening. Big Discrage is the best example.

Alone in Neon Light is one of those catchy ballads that show up with each new Bernd Scholl album. The rhythm is an up-tempo flirting with a down-tempo in a futuristic ambience due to the presence of the Vocoder. Everything is in the norm, even these organic effects which lurk behind the violins' arrangements with fluid staccatos. There are these sweet things, like there are big Techno-boom-boom-tsitt-tsitt at First Time at Kings Castle which is part of the trance tracks of the album. Big Disgrace is a tasty track that requires more than listening in order to capture all the essences it cherishes. It starts with the backbone of the rhythm which exploits a good dose of Queen (We will Rock You) as an element of percussions, while the melody of the Vocoder sounds like Depeche Mode. The surprise is undoubtedly all this essence of Tangerine Dream which goes unnoticed at first listening, too obsessed by the rhythm sequence we are, and which is nevertheless very present at the level of the sequencer, keyboards and synths with harmonious solos. It remains a heavy down-tempo riddled to the bone by heavy music under a beautiful melody all puny on keyboard. Sequential Moments is a straightforward track that flaunts all the influence of the 80's on Bernd Scholl. The same goes for Xanaa's voice that makes of Einschlaf a kind of heavy synth-pop with a stroboscopic and spasmodic rhythm that is not far from a Break - Acid dance. It sings, but the music and the bursts of keyboards that sparkle as much in the ear as these percussions which make my eardrums vibrate make it very acceptable.

Sound waves come and go, suck us in and spit us out! All this while someone is walking up and do wn the stairs with a sequencer step as heavy and reverberating as these sound waves. The opening of Planet VHS is more of the sci-fi cinematic genre, with no rhythm and lots of vibes. Certainly, there are rhythmic patterns, but they remain elusive in search of a more tangible form, which arrives around the 4th minute, to hang on and to spin around. And Planet VHS becomes a robotic dance hymn with slamming percussions and vocoder in an EDM background rather melodious for such a colorful fauna. We do not know on which foot to dance with The Magic of Heroes! The Berlin School is in Trance mode and makes us whirl around to such an extent that we forget those huge synth solos that we end up really noticing after the 7 minutes peak. In short, a big hellish thing that flows in good Berlin School via splendid very lively solos. And there we enter heavy with Fernweh which enters in our system a rowdy and dizzying rhythm, like in a solid techno where lurks a phantom melody hummed by a synth i n mode minimalist chorus. The music is progressing continuously with a panoply of effects by adding to a very theatrical level of intensity, which has the upper-hand of our hearing, and the acoustic guitar is hot here, than the beat can get the better of our feet. I like it when Moonbooter uses evolutionary dance anthems, it gives a bigger dimension to his EDM. Luckily, Goods Melody Part II is short! It's acid House in a dizzying rhythm designed to shatter the eardrums of those who idolize the DJ a little too close to the front of the stage. I like the keyboard riffs… And always very ingenious in the art of placing his tracks on an album, it is with a great electronic ballad that Bernd Scholl ends his new album. With a tenderness all his own, he lays down a little gem of tenderness in Don't cry my young Boy. The rhythm is ambient with bass pulsations which make its bed, while the piano and the mellotron, a superb and unexpected flute here, weave its threads of tenderness cast in si l k. The rhythm, always ambient and melancholic, progresses with slamming percussions that layers of violins charm by caressing in order to keep them in a stationary state. And always, this flute which returns to bewitch and tell us; dance music? Really??

That is Moonbooter. Once you have grasped style, he transforms it to present it with new assets. It is his signature that shines brightly on this very beautiful album which follows this line of small jewels that he has been making since Teralogica in 2005.

Sylvain Lupari (November 30th, 2020) 
 
36232 - LAMBERT - Drachenreise

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 January 14 2021 till February 7 2021
*new entry / track listing and cover added *
FD.Project - OTHER SIDE OF AND MORE (cd) gr-304
2021. A great new release buy Frank Dorittke as F.D.Project!.
$ 17.25 / UKP 12.25 / EURO 13.75
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=gr-304

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Rich, Robert - NEUROGENESIS (cd) 42842
2020. Brand new album by Robert Rich.
$ 19.99 / UKP 13.99 / EURO 15.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=42842

*new in stock *
Rich, Robert - OFFERING TO THE MORNING FOG (cd) 45225
2020. Brand new album by Robert Rich.
$ 21.25 / UKP 14.99 / EURO 16.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=45225

*(back) in stock *
Axess - ZEN (cd) 43885
2020. Rhythmic sequencer.
$ 18.25 / UKP 12.75 / EURO 14.49
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=43885

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Guy-Lian - SOLAR SYSTEM PART 1 (cd) gr-303
2021. Ifyou like the music of Vangelis and Eirc vd Heijden you are going to love this new release.
$ 17.25 / UKP 12.25 / EURO 13.75
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=gr-303

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Magnus, Nick - INHALING GREEN (RE-ISSUE) (cd) 25225
2020. 'Symfo' Vangelis.
$ 18.75 / UKP 13.25 / EURO 14.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=25225

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Maxxess - REACTIVATE (cd) 42520
2021. Instrumental rock with lots of guitar.
$ 18.75 / UKP 13.25 / EURO 14.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=42520

*new in stock *
Parallel Worlds and Dave Bessell - PHOSPHENES (cd) 29115
2021. Analog is the maincall here in their 3rd coop! Brilliant..
$ 18.75 / UKP 13.25 / EURO 14.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=29115

*(back) in stock *
Pyramid Peak - SYMMETRY (cd) 33720
2020. The brand new release by Pyramid Peak!!.
$ 18.25 / UKP 12.75 / EURO 14.50
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=33720

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Roach, Steve - INTO THE MAJESTIC (cd) 48673
$ 19.99 / UKP 13.99 / EURO 15.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=48673

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Space Art - ENTREVUES (cd) 29991
$ 21.25 / UKP 14.99 / EURO 16.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=29991

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
V/A - FREE FLOATING GROOVES (cd) gr-902
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=gr-902

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Wollo, Erik - RECURRENCE (cd) 19692
2021. Ambient, rhythmic and melodic.
$ 18.75 / UKP 13.25 / EURO 14.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=19692
 
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