[Groove] E-News 1237 -25th April 2021
 
Hello Groove friends.

This week we will see 2 new releases from Groove Unlimited.
https://www.grooveunlimited.nl 
And click on the new CD button left on the middel of the page!
The Downloads will be available on Wednesday also!

GR-311 - Modulator ESP - Shadow of Poseidon and the new Johan Tronestam - Cosmic Steps (GR-312). They should be in this comming Wednesday! 

We are still waiting on some parcels the UK seems to be a bottleneck at this moment. Even parcels from the USA are faster. For the rest we hope you have a good week and stay safe.
 
 
Yes we have 2 great new releases this week!!
We believe in good produced and sounding EM.
https://www.grooveunlimited.nl

GR-311 - MODULATOR ESP - SHADOW OF POSEIDON

When i listend to this music I really wanted to put this on a CD. I am sure and I hope that many will agree. A great track that is so good that you will listen over over again. A stellar performance of Jez Creek who under the name of Modulator ESP makes a very wide range of EM. This is pure Berlin delight in the best sense of the word. 

Recorded live for Adventures In Sound Episode 309 on Monday 20th July 2020
Using OP-1, ContinuuMini, iPads (running Monnix, Photonoise, Poseidon, Waveshaper), blackbox, Vector, Tetra, mini KP, DD-20 & MS-70CDR

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GR-312 - Tronestam, Johan - Cosmic Steps

Cosmic Steps moves in exactly the same area as the previous album Next Step. Next Step was inspired by the idea of colonizing planets and moons in the Solar System. Cosmic Steps takes us one step further through the concept of interstellar spaceflight. Travelling to other star systems and probably discovering planets that are beneficial to humans is probably still a long way off. Johann Sebastian Bach who is one of my favorite composers died over 270 years ago. Maybe that is the time it takes until we can travel to other stars with the same ease as we put a rover on Mars. But one day, our future civilization will wave to its pioneers who embark on an unbelievably long journey through interstellar space - Fantastic achievements and truly Cosmic steps.

Cosmic Steps is also a concluding album of previous interpretations of the depths of space and man’s dream of colonization.

Cosmic steps was created in studio TeamQuasar on Åland during spring of 2020 to February 2021. The album contains 8 tracks which is about 80 minutes of music. I hope this album provides a musically positive experience and a longing for what is impossible today but probably made possible tomorrow.

Johan Tronestam
 
 
2 new releases that will be in soon,

David Wright - Lost Cologny - 20075

This unusual project presents an enhanced CD containing 68 minutes of new David Wright music plus the Matt Howarth sci-fi novella ‘The Lost Colony’.

David Wright’s unique musical canvas is perfect for the expressive brush strokes needed to help capture, in our minds eye, the journey so vividly presented by Matt Howarth enthralling sci-fi novella ‘The Lost Colony’. Of course, the adventure on the desert world is in itself expertly crafted by Matt, so the music by David is more a musical interpretation, rather than a soundtrack. We’re confident you will enjoy both.

“A colony ship landed on their target world to find it is not what they were led to expect. Life is a harsh struggle, a seemingly losing battle against the local environment. When a glimmer of salvation arises, the colonists must overcome fatalism and fight to support hope of survival”.

For more details of Matt Howarth’s works, please visit his website at www.matthowarth.com

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Bernd-Michael Land - Rodgau Field - 2-cd - 12428

A musical journey through the City of Rodgau. An album that makes me want to visit this town.
 
NEW in our catalog.
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Adeptus Mechanicus - Stellar Resonance (cdr)
Rudy Adrian - As Dusk Becomes Night (digipak) (cd)
Bernd-Michael Land - Rodgau Field (2-cd)
Gert Blokzijl - On My Way To 16-6-2018 Vol 2 (cdr)
Ian Boddy & Markus Reuter - Outland (ltd. edition, digipak) (cd)
Gert Emmens - Time Portal Chronicles (cd)
Jean Michel Jarre - Amazonia (digipak) (cd)
Jean Michel Jarre - Amazonia (2LP) (2-lp)
Broekhuis, Rothe + Schönwälder - Check In (digipak) (cd)
Bertrand Loreau - Schatten und Lichter (cd)
Robert Marselje - 5 (cdr)
Modulator ESP - Shadow of Poseidon (cd)
Otarion - No Time was Lost (cdr)
Brendan Pollard - Isolated Passages Part 3 (cardboard sleeve) (cdr)
Projekt Gamma - Raum Patrouille (cdr)
Son of Ohm - Reflections (cdr)
Son of Ohm - Wandering Monk (cdr)
Tangerine Dream - Sessions VII (7) (ltd. edition, digipak) (cd)
The Rosen Corporation - Ambient Volume 1 (cdr)
The Rosen Corporation - Ambient Volume 2 (cdr)
The Rosen Corporation - Ambient Volume 3 (cdr)
Tonal Assembly - No Solid Ground (cd)
Tronestam, Johan - Cosmic Steps (cd)
V/A - Floating Days (2-cd)
V/A - Tim, where are you now? (cd)
V/A - Tone Science Module No.5 Integers and Quotients (digipak) (cd)
David Wright - Lost Cologny (cd)

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Reviews
 
71892 Kontroll Raum - Check In

A familiar precept, it is with a rising wave of mist that Gentlemen, Start your Engines draws its musicality to put it in ears well-versed in ME introductions. Crumpling effects sculpt a gloomy vision well supported by menacing shadows and percussive effects thrown randomly of its slow evolution. Tam-tams witness this transformation into a chloroformed layer that makes floating its ample oscillating modulations with a slight Middle Eastern flavor in the hollow of its curves. If the percussions inject more speed, percussive effects in the style of Jean-Michel Jarre, from his Revolutions album, attract the attention of this ear always in search of diversified tonalities and which merge in hypnotic symbiosis with this slow rhythm of Gentlemen, Start Your Engines. A very good title whose two bubbling last minutes are an invitation to discover the very good polyrhythmic universe of CHECK IN. Kontroll-Raum is a new trio from the house of Manikin c o nsisted of Bas Broekhuis, Frank Rothe and Mario Schönwälder. Mario being the link between the two other musicians to be part of Broekhuis, Keller & Schönwälder and Filter-Kaffee with Frank Rothe. Two different universes which meet on structures in constant evolution and especially in a very beautiful polyrhythmic vision. Pandemic obliges, this album was conceived at distance and by video sessions assembled and mixed by Frank Rothe. Available in CD Digipack and in download, CHECK IN is an album of rhythms, percussions and percussive effects, giving 73 minutes of a ME that transcends the universe of BKS' colors and church parties.

Electronic sounds fluttering in a narrow corridor are at the origin of Escape 38. Once the first minute mark is passed, a very Teutonic BKS-like rhythm begins to pulse. At the limit, you could say a kind of train with looping effects of a synth-guitar spinning with more sharpness in the sonic delirium. And some 90 seconds later, another form of rhythm wi th limpid sequences becomes in a state of hesitation. Voice effects adorn this circular phase that the trio has chosen to make germinate ephemeral ideas. Sequences swirling with increasing intensity project this vision of emphasis as the rushes of textures become more and more pressing. A rumbling bass line adds to this circular rhythmic spiral with prismatic harmonies from that synth-guitar, while my ears pick up delicious vibrating jet effects. Intense, this rhythmic station ends up cutting the engines. We move on to Raum 23 and its eclectic pool of tones with African percussions. There are many percussive elements in this opening. The meshing of these elements creates the first rhythmic structure. It is a bit like being on a war footing with this insistent rhythm which finally becomes a good electronic rhythm moving forward under a tonal sky stained with heterogeneous tones of the most diversified. Become minimalist, Raum 23 continues its progression by dipping here and there in the tonal buffet of Kontroll-Raum. A very good title which finds its value by raising the volume of our amplifier.

For Alain is a good track with a sentimental flavor. Sequencer, bass line-pulses and a treasure trove of creativity from the rhythmic elements draw a fluid rhythm for the heaviness of its elements. A loop of harmonic elements rolls over the sensual approach of the bass line as the synth knits solos with a saxophone tinge. The rhythm takes a second flight as the synth readjusts its tone to offer beautiful whistling solos like that great whistler from the Cosmos, while the harmonies resurrect some of the flavors of Tangerine Dream. An excellent track! In a structure that rises and falls in a texture adorned with beautiful sound effects, For a Roadmovie is in the vein of the good moments of Fanger & Schönwälder. A humming track in an astral haze, the rubbery effect of the rhythmic chords resonates without altering the effect of the multiple layers and haze of synth. Th e further I go into CHECK IN, the more I like what I hear. Like the splendid C9 05-05 whose progressive structure, deployed in the rhythmic axes of BKS, ends up making us hear a contemporary remake of Klaus Schulze's Moondawn with Harald Grosskopf on drums. The good old days! The layers of fog and violins in the opening of Check Out give it a surreal Arabian cinema tinge. The sound texture is conceived in the artifices of synthesizers and their sound effects whose ample soporific embraces must constantly compete with sound and percussive effects, if not hand percussions. This is typical of the BKS universe which is quite omnipresent in the development of the tracks of this first Kontroll-Raum album. A pulsating sequence emerges a little before the 3rd minute. An oscillating rhythm line seeks the complicity of the rattles that have been introduced. The pulsating effect and the ascending path of the rhythmic line continue to work to structure a minimalist complicity, while a percussi v e texture sculpts a tremulous trance that a synth adorns of contemplative solos. Mutation on top of mutation, as much in the unfolding of the rhythm, as in the harmonic vision and the elements of ambiences, Check Out draws us into a melodious rhythm, like a ballad we've never heard formed.

Definitely, Kontroll-Raum delivers a solid album that sets the bar high for what's next for Broekhuis, Keller & Schönwälder. There is a rhythmic dynamic in this album that reminds us of BKS's saturation with their colorful craze. CHECK IN is a great album that reconnects us with the first more daring ones of our friend Mario with Detlev Keller.

Sylvain Lupari (April 23rd, 2021) 
 
P’FAUN - The Golden Peacock

When I reviewed the ep sp'roque of P'Faun in iO Pages 149, my last sentence was: "This tastes for more than one ep." This wish has come true because here is a complete cd, published on the Groove Unlimited. label. P'Faun originates from the duo Betzler & Brückner. Together with guitarist Sammy David they form P'Faun. The trio creates an interesting mix between Berlin School electronic music and rock. Say the more progressive side of electronic music. It is not for nothing that their music is sometimes compared with the albums Force Majeure and Cyclone by Tangerine Dream. The link to progrock is underlined by the fact that drummer Tommy Betzler was in the prog band P'Cock with whom he made two excellent albums in the early eighties. At The Golden Peacock we hear an adaptation of the P'Cock song House In The Storm of their second album In'Cognito. It has a brilliant pulsating sequence, driving drums and fine guitar solos. The link to prog also appears well in So Ham, where Cilia di Ponte (vocals) and Doris Hach (cello) collaborate. I can imagine the comparison with Tangerine Dream from the late seventies when I listen to King Kong where guitarist and bassist Gerd Weyhing plays on. Sometimes people go even further than prog: slightly funky in Number Five (Is Still Alive) with guitarist Harald Nies, something modern in P'Quences (with our fellow Dutchman René van der Wouden) and a 1980s atmosphere in Blue Pearls, Part Two. In short: these gentlemen have made a varied cd that is able to rock out at times.

Paul Rijkens
 
REMY  - The Return Of Planet X - 

Compared to several of his peers, Remy Stroomer is someone who regularly goes off the beaten track. For example, our fellow countryman works together with classical musicians. On May 19, 2012 he gave a concert in the Grote of St. Bavokerk in Haarlem. The theme was the return of Planet X. This planet, also called Nibiru, is planned to skim very close to Earth. That would first be in 2003, later it was adjusted in 2012 and now in 2017. We are still waiting for it. Fortunately, that is not the case with the live CD of the performance because it is now available. The first five movements are played by Remy (synthesizers and grand piano), two violinists and a cellist. The strings open Movement I, Orbits Of Planets in a melancholic way, after which Remy starts his sequences and rhythms. It provides a nice combination. In Part II, Apogee, he solos quietly on a synthesizer. Part III, Nibiru's Orbit, reminds me a bit of an earlier mix between electronic music and classical, X by Klaus Schulze. Anunnaki (Movement IV) starts with beautiful synth sounds. The wing is also used here. The sequence in Movement V, Perigee, is very recognizable for Remy. Movement VI, Nibiru Cataclysm, is an excellent piece: beautiful vocoder sounds and choirs carry the atmosphere. After a while we hear Remy and Eric van der Heijden play the organ of St. Bavo. A wonderful moment. Ron Boots and Harold van der Heijden also involved. Impressive!

Paul Rijkens - Dutch progressive rockmagazine iO Pages.

 
 
Additions and changes from April 8 2021 till April 25 2021
*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Adeptus Mechanicus - STELLAR RESONANCE (cdr) 61534
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=61534

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Adrian, Rudy - AS DUSK BECOMES NIGHT (cd) 24488
$ 21.99 / UKP 15.49 / EURO 17.49
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=24488

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Bernd-Michael Land - RODGAU FIELD (2-cd) 12428
2021. Bernd-Michael Land is one of Germans most prolific and cool artist..
$ 28.75 / UKP 20.25 / EURO 23
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=12428

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Blokzijl, Gert - ON MY WAY TO 16-6-2018 VOL 2 (cdr) 34010
2020. BerlinSeq music.
$ 14.99 / UKP 10.49 / EURO 11.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=34010

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Boddy, Ian & Reuter, Markus - OUTLAND (cd) 67733
$ 18.75 / UKP 13.25 / EURO 14.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=67733

*new entry / released *
Emmens, Gert - TIME PORTAL CHRONICLES (cd) gr-308
2021. The new Emmens is like getting the best drink you ever had but it just got better!!..
$ 18.49 / UKP 12.99 / EURO 14.75
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=gr-308

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Jarre, Jean Michel - AMAZONIA (cd) 78895
2021. 12PG. BOOKLET / INCL. BINAURAL AUDIO DOWNLOAD CODE.
$ 22.49 / UKP 15.75 / EURO 17.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=78895

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Jarre, Jean Michel - AMAZONIA (2LP) (2-lp) 70321
2021. 180G. / INCL. BINAURAL AUDIO DOWNLOAD CODE.
$ 41.25 / UKP 28.99 / EURO 32.95
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=70321

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Kontroll Raum - CHECK IN (cd) 71892
$ 18.75 / UKP 13.25 / EURO 14.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=71892

*new entry / released *
Loreau, Bertrand - SCHATTEN UND LICHTER (cd) gr-309
2021. A wonderful analog Berlin School release by one of France his best EM acts.This is a Groove coop with PWM. Frances main EM label!.
$ 18.49 / UKP 12.99 / EURO 14.75
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=gr-309

*new entry / released *
Marselje, Robert - 5 (cdr) gr10006
2021. An ambeint release by Robert, sound scapes that will take you to the quit places of his music..
$ 17.25 / UKP 12.25 / EURO 13.75
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=gr10006

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Modulator ESP - SHADOW OF POSEIDON (cd) gr-311
2021. Jez Creek is a sound wizard who creates at times brilliant music. When I listeneed to this I loved it. This is great EM!!.
$ 17.25 / UKP 12.25 / EURO 13.75
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=gr-311

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Otarion - NO TIME WAS LOST (cdr) 55819
2021. An electronic Epos!.
$ 18.25 / UKP 12.75 / EURO 14.50
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=55819

*new entry / new in stock *
Pollard, Brendan - ISOLATED PASSAGES PART 3 (cdr) 38895
2021. pieces Brendan had in his vaults, live studio sequencing, Different mixes.
$ 18.75 / UKP 13.25 / EURO 14.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=38895

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Projekt Gamma - RAUM PATROUILLE (cdr) 72476
$ 17.49 / UKP 12.25 / EURO 13.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=72476

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Son of Ohm - REFLECTIONS (cdr) 89971
2020. Retro Berlin School in Schulze style.
$ 14.99 / UKP 10.49 / EURO 11.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=89971

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Son of Ohm - WANDERING MONK (cdr) 66232
2020. Retro Berlin School in Schulze style.
$ 14.99 / UKP 10.49 / EURO 11.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=66232

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Tangerine Dream - SESSIONS VII (7) (cd) 44662
2021. The new Session with one long live set..
$ 16.25 / UKP 11.49 / EURO 12.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=44662

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Tonal Assembly - NO SOLID GROUND (cd) 27358
2021. A wonderfull followup of his first album..
$ 17.25 / UKP 12.25 / EURO 13.75
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=27358

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Tronestam, Johan - COSMIC STEPS (cd) gr-312
2021. The followup of Next Step and Cosmic Drama. Superb EM..
Release date: May 2021
$ 17.25 / UKP 12.25 / EURO 13.75
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=gr-312

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
V/A - FLOATING DAYS (2-cd) 29153
2021. A great mix of French EM Musicians that contibuted unique tracks to this sampler. Dedicated to the music of Klaus Schulze.
$ 29.99 / UKP 20.99 / EURO 23.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=29153

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
V/A - TIM, WHERE ARE YOU NOW? (cd) 12285
2021. Sam Rosenthal,Steve Roach,E.Wollo, B.Parnham, M.Seelig, F.Fang,N.Youngblood u.a..
$ 19.99 / UKP 13.99 / EURO 15.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=12285

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
V/A - TONE SCIENCE MODULE NO.5 INTEGERS AND QUOTIENTS (cd) 77733
2021. Some great names on this release with inspired music..
$ 18.25 / UKP 12.75 / EURO 14.50
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=77733

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Wright, David - LOST COLOGNY (cd) 20075
A great new release by UK's master musician David Wright.
$ 17.49 / UKP 12.25 / EURO 13.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=20075
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