[Groove] E-News 1228 - 14th Febuary 2021
 
Welcome all on this Valentine's day. I hope you are having a great day with your loved ones. On this day you give your loved ones a present they would love. Well we at Groove have the same thought. 

All orders of Today and Monday (as in the US Valentine's day is not yet started) get a 10% Discount on ALL CD's and 20% Discount on all Groove releases!! So we love you as our costumers and we hope you have a great day!

Some great new CD releases are in the catalog:

FD.Project - Other side of and More (cd)
Nattefrost - Secrets of the Universe (cd)
Harald Nies - Flow of Energy (cdr)
Andy Pickford & Paul Nagle - Tales Of The Uninformed Part 2 (cd)
Robert Rich - Neurogenesis (cd)
Schiller - Summer in Berlin (digipak) (4-cd)
Transceive - Frozen Circuitry (cd)

And a lot of new CD'r releases. Check the new entry section.
Many are already instock!
 
NEW RELEASES
Nies, Harald - FLOW OF ENERGY (cdr) 29692
2021. Melodic and Rythmic new music.
http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=29692

How do we approach a new Harald Nies album? Bah, I would say at a higher volume than usual, while waiting to get caught on his new collection of tracks carved in cosmic hard rock where inevitably a track will get you out of your ears! Because who knows the world of Harald, has learned since Restart From Sedna that his albums always contain one or two titles which hook us from the first beating or chords. THE FLOW OF ENERGY is no exception and offers a collection of 10 titles, the majority of which are built on the same principle.

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Nattefrost - SECRETS OF THE UNIVERSE (cd) 58771
Wonderfull new Release.
http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=58771

The music on this album is based on and inspired by the universal laws and how to apply them to manifest all your desires in life. It's by no means an ultimate guide on how to do that but I hope it will inspire you very much. The laws ALWAYS work. Where attention goes energy flows.
 
Transceive - TRANSFORMATION 88:98 (cd) 53422
2006. Style: Dyson, Whitlan.
http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=53422

TRANCIEVE albums are no where near an annual event – there’s a five year average between them in fact - but when they do come along, Nelson takes no prisoners and makes every second count in the quality and dynamics the music he delivers. ‘Frozen Circuitry’ is no exception! Sure, all the TANGERINE DREAM and JARRE influences are still in there too, but the overwhelming central driving force is definitely Mark Shreeve (aka REDSHIFT)!

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Bernd-Michael Land - DEFINITIVUM (cd) 21466
2021. Bernd-Michael Land is one of Gemans most prolific and cool artist..
http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=21466

Part 5 in the serie's the Laughing of Trees.
We hope to add all his titles this week!

 
 
NEW RELEASES AND NEW INSTOCK.
These products are NEW in our catalog.
Further in this newsletter are more details.
Now New/Back in stock
http://www.groove.nl/index3.html

Adeptus Mechanicus - In My Eyes (cdr)
Adeptus Mechanicus - Monomoon (cdr)
Adeptus Mechanicus - Nostalgia (cdr)
Bernd-Michael Land - Definitivum (cd)
Gert Blokzijl - Green Source (cdr)
Gert Blokzijl - Moodswings (cdr)
Gert Blokzijl - Similarities Vol 1 (cdr)
FD.Project - Other side of and More (cd) (INSTOCK)
Ken Martin - Aeolis Palus (cdr)
Ken Martin - Day Of The Cosmic Dawn Vol 2 (cdr)
Ken Martin - Firestorm (cdr)
Ken Martin - Vault Of Shadows Companion (cdr)
Ken Martin - Vault Of Shadows Vol 1 (cdr)
Ken Martin - Vault Of Shadows Vol 2 (cdr)
Nattefrost - Secrets of the Universe (cd)
Harald Nies - Flow of Energy (cdr)
Andy Pickford & Paul Nagle - Tales Of The Uninformed Part 2 (cd)
Robert Rich - Neurogenesis (cd) (INSTOCK)
Schiller - Summer in Berlin (digipak) (4-cd)
SpiralDreams - Journey To Infinity 2 (cdr)
SpiralDreams - Road Of Silence (cdr)
The Rosen Corporation - Adrift (cdr)
The Rosen Corporation - Dreamy (cdr)
Transceive - Frozen Circuitry (cd)


Thanks for your time
Ron Boots
 
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REVIEWS
 47305 - SEQUENTIA LEGENDA - Beyond the Stars - cd 
http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=47305

Frenchman Laurent Schieber has been making beautiful electronic music for years. He knows perfectly how to keep the tradition of the Berlin School intact. This is no different on Beyond The Stars. In fact: I even think this one is a bit better than his previous albums. Music lovers from in my opinion the best period of Klaus Schulze (the second half of the seventies of the last century) would not be bothered by his compositions. Beyond The Stars contains three pieces. Indeed, Experimental starts out somewhat experimental and a bit like the masterful title piece of Schulze's 1979 record Dune. Fine sequences follow a path of electronic strings and the percussion of Tommy Betzler (the former drummer of the prog band P'Cock) is added. The heavy Mellotron choirs that Schulze also used at the time, take over at a certain point in the sequence. A truly magnificent sequence heralds Float Among The Stars. The addition of strings make this piece nice and full. Here too I hear a whiff of Schulze. I think the great thing about Laurent’s music is that he hardly plays solos, but that I don't really miss it anywhere. In Beyond From The Beyond he uses a truly special melancholic and repeating basic melody that evokes a wonderful atmosphere. This music is really very good. I hope I can see Laurent play live.

©2020, Paul Rijkens-Dutch progressive rockmagazine iO Pages

 
 
Akikaze - Deadlock - GR-294
http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=GR-294

I can hear a felted voice behind the melancholic harmonies of a synth flowing on dark and sober layers filled of stardust. This synth is incredibly good with incredible precision in the details. And it's sounding a hundred times more beautiful when Deadlock pushes the pedal down a little after the 4th minute. The rhythm is in real Berlin School with oscillations which twirl nervously, agitating the feverishness of an analog sequencer which goes there of a good back and forth figure, up-and-down typical of vintage Berlin School. Graceful and daring, Akikaze draws the most beautiful solos, some even have this voice effect that makes us jump as it is so real, that my ears have heard. He is the Jimmy Page of synthesists by dressing his solos with a light perfume of improvisation which always end up joining the birth of such a movement or such a harmony for a big 10 minutes, and even more. There is a nice bridge around the 10th minute, built by c h thonic voices, before the solos return like Eddie Van Halen in the most beautiful of his forms. An excellent title that will join my list, quite long, of good titles to bring to a desert island. It's afterwards that DEADLOCK deteriorates. But again, it depends on perceptions!

This latest album from the Dutch synthesist should be seen like a soundtrack to a horror film or even a planetary documentary on the recent and current pandemic. Each title is thus represented in music and sound effects. What caught our attention the most in this planetary break is the laxity of the many administrative levels of the USA towards the racism of the police. There were also these riots which were against the restrictive effects of planetary containment. In short, the Earth has lost its mind! It's these events, and not the usual soft floating layers or this point built around a meditative soundscapes, that Akikaze has chosen to give new impulses to the music of this album. As a result, we ar e constantly disturbed by noises and violence concentrated in transitory bubbles which startle us and which I found deeply unpleasant. In fact, we look at the front cover and it's right in the spirit of the music!

A thud and a gargantuan symphonic synth layer attempt a flight on the big metallic clicks and an aged voice screaming; let me out. The lingering clatter residue, Lockdown, a musically divine track, throws the moorings. The violins dancing an oneiric ballet in the cosmos makes us forget this opening at least unusual, if not out of place. This first phase of music is like an astral dream where our ears tremble with tenderness. The second movement of revolt captured in the sound effects arrives around the 7th minute. It's not that bad, but I doubt its necessity. It's a fire alarm bell that makes this first transition from Lockdown. There is not much noise and the alarm follows this train of Berlin School which starts up and opts for the line with small close dunes wh ere the zigzagging are oblong and are done smoothly. The synth solos are festive and the rhythmic vision is divided between these oscillating bubbles and this bass sequence which runs wildly while trying to escape these mini riots. But synth solos my friends! Phew, flashes of Michael Garrison come to the surface. Enticing and above all melodious to the point of tattooing chills. Another short phase of light metallic clatter and the rhythm always resumes as fluid with its boorish air under his seductive solos. Lockdown rolls until the 13th minute where a big derailment in iconoclastic sound effects, it looks like a John Carpenter movie, lasts beyond 2 minutes, and definitely breaks the spell. At the very least, mine. Lockdown may well leave in a less lively envelope and cut again to end up in a fishtail that I am still mad at those sound effects.

Deadline is born from this noise to offer a sweetness that blooms like a bed of rose gardens where a fairy plays flute in the comp any of a pixie on acoustic guitar. It's a good rural moment whose passage to a heavy and frenzied rhythm passes through an immense boiler which unleashes its boiling larva on the traces of this rhythm whose fingers on the harpsichord simply make you dizzy. I like this electronic fusion with the bucolic vision of this track which is a furious electronic rock as heavy as Deep Purple in Highway Star. Akikaze is like an octopus having a pair of hands on each arm which manipulates the keyboard like the synth and the sequencer in energetic moment of a rarity… rare. And paf! The rhythm suddenly breaks around the 8:30 minutes where ticking, voices and church bells divert our attention for about twenty seconds so that Deadline returns to a Mediterranean country phase this time. The sequencer hangs on and resists another sound effects tempest attempting to give a second rhythmic breath to the title and re-paf! It is the end of beans, unjustified, of a superb title which did not need these so u nd effects to grow. Whispers from the crowd and the breaking of bottles stick to the dark moods of the introduction to Crackdown. We will tell each other; it's loud noise that's just unpleasant if we're here to listen to music. Because the music is so beautiful with this acoustic guitar smelling the romance of these violins emperor of our meditation zone. A very short moment, since the music turns around in a vision of racing between two antagonists: the cop and the killer. If this rhythm is effective, the synth harmonies are just as effective with whining which brings us back to the heyday of the 70's when musicians competed in genius by creating music that really stuck to the spirit of the music. Another phase, the most violent of all, which features a crowd wiping the bursts of bullets and missiles from Trump's soldiers on their fellow citizens, and the music takes on a new direction with a more nervous approach.

A chance that there is the intense Resurrection to end an album which would be excellent without these innumerable phases of noises. I hope that one day Akikaze will redo or remixed this album, musically divine, without these noises which exasperated me more than seduced me. But it may appeal to another audience ...
Sylvain Lupari (October 24th, 2020)
 
Additions and changes from February 1 2021 till February 14 2021
*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Adeptus Mechanicus - IN MY EYES (cdr) 66497
2020. BerlinSeq music in the style of Tangerine Dream.
$ 14.99 / UKP 10.49 / EURO 11.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=66497

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Adeptus Mechanicus - MONOMOON (cdr) 48895
$ 14.99 / UKP 10.49 / EURO 11.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=48895

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Adeptus Mechanicus - NOSTALGIA (cdr) 47417
$ 14.99 / UKP 10.49 / EURO 11.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=47417

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Bernd-Michael Land - DEFINITIVUM (cd) 21466
2021. Bernd-Michael Land is one of Gemans most prolific and cool artist..
$ 18.75 / UKP 13.25 / EURO 14.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=21466

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Blokzijl, Gert - GREEN SOURCE (cdr) 29736
2020. BerlinSeq music.
$ 14.99 / UKP 10.49 / EURO 11.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=29736

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Blokzijl, Gert - MOODSWINGS (cdr) 60321
$ 14.99 / UKP 10.49 / EURO 11.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=60321

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Blokzijl, Gert - SIMILARITIES VOL 1 (cdr) 78180
$ 14.99 / UKP 10.49 / EURO 11.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=78180

*new entry / released *
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

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

*(back) in stock *
Marselje, Robert - BLUE TEAM (cd) gr1119
1996. Rhythmic, melodic. With JP van Engelen.
$ 16.25 / UKP 11.49 / EURO 12.90
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=gr1119

*new entry *
Martin, Ken - AEOLIS PALUS (cdr) 57358
2020. Melodic EM with Sequencing on the side.
$ 14.99 / UKP 10.49 / EURO 11.90
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=57358

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Martin, Ken - DAY OF THE COSMIC DAWN VOL 2 (cdr) 27733
2020. BerlinSeq music.
$ 14.99 / UKP 10.49 / EURO 11.90
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=27733

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Martin, Ken - FIRESTORM (cdr) 60075
2020. Melodic EM with Sequencing on the side.
$ 14.99 / UKP 10.49 / EURO 11.90
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=60075

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Martin, Ken - VAULT OF SHADOWS COMPANION (cdr) 73743
2021. 70's EM style.
$ 14.99 / UKP 10.49 / EURO 11.90
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=73743

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Martin, Ken - VAULT OF SHADOWS VOL 1 (cdr) 31709
$ 14.99 / UKP 10.49 / EURO 11.90
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=31709

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Martin, Ken - VAULT OF SHADOWS VOL 2 (cdr) 22843
$ 14.99 / UKP 10.49 / EURO 11.90
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=22843

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

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Nattefrost - SECRETS OF THE UNIVERSE (cd) 58771
Wonderfull new Release.
$ 18.75 / UKP 13.25 / EURO 14.90
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=58771

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Nies, Harald - FLOW OF ENERGY (cdr) 29692
2021. Melodic and Rythmic new music.
$ 18.75 / UKP 13.25 / EURO 14.90
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=29692

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Pickford, Andy & Nagle, Paul - TALES OF THE UNINFORMED PART 2 (cd) 18126
$ 16.25 / UKP 11.49 / EURO 12.90
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=18126

*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/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=42842

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

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Schiller - SUMMER IN BERLIN (4-cd) 34846
$ 53.75 / UKP 37.75 / EURO 42.95
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=34846

*new in stock *
Space Art - ENTREVUES (cd) 29991
$ 21.25 / UKP 14.99 / EURO 16.90
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=29991

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
SpiralDreams - JOURNEY TO INFINITY 2 (cdr) 46449
2020. Berlin School from the 70's with melodies.
$ 14.99 / UKP 10.49 / EURO 11.90
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=46449

*new entry *
SpiralDreams - ROAD OF SILENCE (cdr) 30308
$ 14.99 / UKP 10.49 / EURO 11.90
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=30308

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
The Rosen Corporation - ADRIFT (cdr) 32285
$ 14.99 / UKP 10.49 / EURO 11.90
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=32285

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
The Rosen Corporation - DREAMY (cdr) 27188
$ 14.99 / UKP 10.49 / EURO 11.90
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=27188

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Transceive - FROZEN CIRCUITRY (cd) 44515
2020. Style: Redshift, Dyson, Whitlan.
$ 17.49 / UKP 12.25 / EURO 13.90
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=44515

*(back) in stock *
Transceive - INTRIGUE (cd) 21465
2001. Style: T-Bass and Mark Shreeve.
$ 17.49 / UKP 12.25 / EURO 13.90
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=21465

*(back) in stock *
Transceive - TRANSFORMATION 88:98 (cd) 53422
$ 17.49 / UKP 12.25 / EURO 13.90
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=53422

*released *
V/A - FREE FLOATING GROOVES (cd) gr-902
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=gr-902
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