[Groove] E-News 1248 18th July 2021
 
Hello All.

Some great new releases are on their way to us!! Hope to have many of them in the coming weeks.
AND THIS WEEK WE HAVE A SPECIAL OFFER!!
Order any of the new releases and get a 10% discount on them !! 
So dive in to the new releases we have for you (more will be added tomorrow!

But first a nice video with the music of Rene de Bakker!! Dive in Dive Out!
So if you like watching music (yep i know) then enjoy this one!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b9XeIIUc-Ow
Latest album Rene de Bakker : Dive in - Dive Ouy
http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=gr-317

Groove Downloads
https://shop.groove.nl/gr-317-flac
https://shop.groove.nl/gr-317-mp3
Groove Bandcamp:
https://bakkerrenede.bandcamp.com/album/dive-in-dive-out

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E-Live 2021

With all the Corona Virus issues going on it is still not 100% sure how and what will happen this fall but we are still planning E-Live on the 23rd of October.

So here is the run down of the planning and what is sure (as if anything in these days is sure!!). It will be held on the 23rd of October in Eindhoven at NATlab.
A multi functional theatre with concert rooms and film theatres.
https://www.natlab.nl/nl/

NO we have no ticket sales yet, hope to finish that this coming week and set up all the stuff we need to do. At this moment the acts are booket.

They are.
Nothing but Noise. (Belgium)
F.D. Project (Germany)
Unisphere (Eric vd Heijden and Rene Splinter)
Gert Emmens & Ron Boots featuring Harold vd Heijden on Drums.

A bit conservative but they are great live acts!! We can not take BIG risks yet
Might be we can book a second hall and add more but this is not confirmed or settled yet. Hope to inform you all more in a very near future!
Sorry but planning this has become a bit harder then normal.
But things are looking up!!
 
NEW RELEASES
 
22282 - Brendan Pollard - PHRASES AND PROTOCOLS
http://www.groove.nl/index3.html
Once again, Brendan Pollard manages to charm by dressing the present of the past! PHRASES AND PROTOCOLS is a powerful Berlin School album with a mellotron as dominant as the sequencer dominated by the spirit of an arachnid able to weave its rhythm lines with a dexterity as unstoppable as his imagination. For fans of the 70's and especially of Tangerine Dream, even if I felt more than once the spirit of Adelbert Von Deyen over this album. (review in the review section)

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32134 - Wavestar - Two
http://www.groove.nl/index3.html
A new release by the UK powerband Wavestar (II).
Expect the un expected this is going to be an awesome release!!
 
38062 - Thorsten Quaeschning - AMA

On the 23rd the new Thorsten Quaeschning will be released, looking forward to hearing this one!
 
85016 - Nigel Mullaney - Turning
http://www.groove.nl/index3.html

Nigel Mullaney for many years has lived a life of relative musical anonymity preferring to inhabit the worlds of soundtrack and library music. Whilst he has been involved with several other collaborative musical projects it is only in the last couple of years that he has started to spread his solo musical wings with the album releases “31 Days” on DiN and “The Navigator” on Behind the Sky Music.

The last year has shown all of us how fragile our existence is and how vital it is to nurture a physical and artistic connection to creativity and those that surround us. The Turning is an album that was forged from the concepts and ideas first explored in the album “31 Days” (DiN61), a desire to capture the raw emotion of a live electronic performance coupled with the expression of Jonathan Jowett’s piano playing and Mullaneys work with the Elemental Chamber Orchestra. Modular & Moog synthesisers were used to assemble a deep sonic palette that reflects the emotional concepts of the album fused with a variety of studio sessions, acoustic recordings and Elektron machines. The tracks were all mixed on to a vintage Ampex ATR-102 using an SSL desk and numerous vintage outboard equipment.

The 10 tracks on this album, whilst dominated by modular textures and sequences take this style of composition to new heights in their truly widescreen cinematic landscapes. The opener “Lost At Sea” is a beautiful example of how to create such a journey in under seven minutes. The following eight pieces take the listener on an emotional travelogue before succumbing to the blissful closing of the album with “Nostalgia Bomb”.

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19064 - Peter Ruczynski - Of its Time
http://www.groove.nl/index3.html

 Of its Time is from the band Softbase but the mn behind this is none other then Airsculpture member Peter Ruczynski.. This is more a search into the ambient and Berlin mix of EM music!
 
28519 - Space Megalithe - Ancient Trances
http://www.groove.nl/index3.html

A great release from French band Space Megalithe.
Releases in 2020 and we now have the CD instock!

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29189 - Fanger & Schonwalder - Analog Overdose 6 - feat.LÜÜL
http://www.groove.nl/index3.html

Fanger & Schönwälder are an integral part of the Berlin electronic scene.
In addition to his solo and band projects, Mario Schönwälder is also successful as the operator of the Manikin Records label. Thomas Fanger has been active in numerous electro, house and ambient projects since the 90s. As on the first and fifth editions of the Analog Overdose series, Fanger and Schönwälder have brought Lutz Graf-Ulbrich aka Lüül on board again for the sixth Analog Overdose. His unmistakable guitar playing gives the tracks a very personal touch. On the latest work, Lüül also plays ukulele and banjo in addition to acoustic and electric guitar. The whole album comes across as pleasantly versatile and varied. The musical spectrum ranges from post-rock, psychedelic ambient drones and hypnotic sequencer descents to krautrock and space disco.

 
 
NEW PRODUCTS
These products are NEW in our catalog. 

John Christian - Glis Glis (cd)
Paul Ellis - Panoramas CD-1 (ltd. edition, digipak) (cd)
Fanger & Schonwalder - Analog Overdose 6 - feat.LÜÜL (cardboard sleeve) (cd)
Guy-Lian - Solar System Part 2 (cd)
Nigel Mullaney - Turning (digipak) (cd)
Peter Ruczynski - Of its Time (digipak) (cd)
Brendan Pollard - PHRASES AND PROTOCOLS (cardboard sleeve) (cd)
Thorsten Quaeschning - AMA (cardboard sleeve) (cd)
Space Megalithe - Ancient Trances (cardboard sleeve) (cd)
Wavestar - Two (digipak) (cd)

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You can find Dreamscape here.
http://www.dreamscaperadio.nl
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REVIEWS AND INFO
 
85016 - Nigel Mullaney - Turning

Nigel Mullaney for many years has lived a life of relative musical anonymity preferring to inhabit the worlds of soundtrack and library music. Whilst he has been involved with several other collaborative musical projects it is only in the last couple of years that he has started to spread his solo musical wings with the album releases “31 Days” on DiN and “The Navigator” on Behind the Sky Music.

The last year has shown all of us how fragile our existence is and how vital it is to nurture a physical and artistic connection to creativity and those that surround us. The Turning is an album that was forged from the concepts and ideas first explored in the album “31 Days” (DiN61), a desire to capture the raw emotion of a live electronic performance coupled with the expression of Jonathan Jowett’s piano playing and Mullaneys work with the Elemental Chamber Orchestra. Modular & Moog synthesisers were used to assemble a deep sonic palette that reflects the emotional concepts of the album fused with a variety of studio sessions, acoustic recordings and Elektron machines. The tracks were all mixed on to a vintage Ampex ATR-102 using an SSL desk and numerous vintage outboard equipment.

The 10 tracks on this album, whilst dominated by modular textures and sequences take this style of composition to new heights in their truly widescreen cinematic landscapes. The opener “Lost At Sea” is a beautiful example of how to create such a journey in under seven minutes. The following eight pieces take the listener on an emotional travelogue before succumbing to the blissful closing of the album with “Nostalgia Bomb”.

 
 
22282 - Brendan Pollard    PHRASES AND PROTOCOLS

When it comes to discussing vintage Berlin School, Brendan Pollard's name inevitably comes to mind. Whether solo, in duo or in trio, the English musician has no equal when it comes to immersing the listener in the musical perfumes of Tangerine Dream's most beautiful years, with an incomparable flair for playing the mellotron. Like Edgar Froese! PHRASES AND PROTOCOLS is his latest album conceived as always in the grooves of la belle époque. And when I say latest, it's not entirely untrue as the friendly Hertfordshire synthesist feels the need to refresh his studio and his instruments, even considering the possibility of using new technology, which he must first start to learn, to create his EM. PHRASES AND PROTOCOLS is in the same vein as the Isolated Passages saga, especially Isolated Passages Three, with a division between rhythms and ambient phases dominated by the mellotron and psychedelic effects that we found in the first albums of the Dream on Virgin. If you like the genre, this is an excellent album! An album that will be available in manufactured CD and DDL on Brendan Pollard's Bandcamp page from August 15th.

It's with a wave of reverberations that Flowpoint begins. Electronic effects, as well as a line of steam, are immediately grafted to its ascent. Early on, the mellotron installs its mythical fluty mist and further on, a layer of chthonian voices. It's in this phase, which stretches until the edge of the 5 minutes, that I thought I heard a ghost of Ricochet. Crystalline tinkling sounds are the source of the slowly emerging rhythm. Each tinkling leads to two bass-pulses. And some 50 seconds later, the sequencer releases a line of jumping marbles in a minimalist spasmodic dance that rolls on itself. A short line of evanescent and very TD melody is forged within the loops as reverbs and obscure voices come and go, like those resonant keyboard riffs. These heavy riffs versus the tonal lightness of the tinkles add a dichotomous depth that makes our ears significantly more interested in Flowpoint's evolution. A first transitional bridge comes after the 11th minute. BP then plunges us into spheres of psybient with that ever-persistent bed of reverberations and a storm of woosshh that makes the waves roll between our ears. This storm of sounds brings us back to the psychedelic creations of the Dream from the Peter Baumann years. A new rhythm structure is positioned not far from the 13 minutes. Circular, it's however livelier and catchy with the right amount of nuances to keep our interest captive. More active in terms of creativity than the synth, the mellotron releases its layers of voices and multi-sound mists on a structure that is not far from Rubycon, even in its sound effects. This structure and its richness are also extinguished in a long gust of winds, woosshh, wiisshh and dark winds. Brendan Pollard does everything to make us feel in the territory of the Dream by adding the sound effects of the time on a slow and hypnotic rhythm that will bring us around the 30th minute. The last moments belong to the reverberating effects whose bed serves the cause of the mellotron.

After this big track that has screwed us to our headphones, Azimuth proposes 7 minutes and its dusts from an atmospheric passage enshrouded of various psychedelic elements linked to the musical wanderings of the Dream of that era. So, an ambient track exploiting different spheres with a hint of industrial and chemical ambiences. Built around the second rhythm structure in Flowpoint, Viaduct has to yield more than 5 minutes to an atmospheric opening dominated by the tumult of giant cymbals. Sound hoops, muted vocals and various chords add up to a confrontation between a seraphic vision and a slightly more tenebrous one. The winner is our ears! Especially when the circular rhythm of the sequencer expands after the 6th minute. There is more than one rhythm line in this track whose core is similar to the second half of Flowpoint. This structure sails by inserting its nuances while amplifying its power by adding reverberating shadows, musical mists and other jumping keys with a more melodic vision. An excellent structure that feigns its annihilation to come back even livelier. The echo of its last beats resounds too soon around the 16th minute when the mellotron becomes seductive and guides us towards the finale where we don't regret anything.

Once again, Brendan Pollard manages to charm by dressing the present of the past! PHRASES AND PROTOCOLS is a powerful Berlin School album with a mellotron as dominant as the sequencer dominated by the spirit of an arachnid able to weave its rhythm lines with a dexterity as unstoppable as his imagination. For fans of the 70's and especially of Tangerine Dream, even if I felt more than once the spirit of Adelbert Von Deyen over this album.
 
Additions and changes from July 1 2021 till July 18 2021
*new entry / released *
Christian, John - GLIS GLIS (cd) gr-318
A great new release of the members of Airsculpture. A wonderful dive in Berlin School with the typical UK toutch!.
$ 17.25 / UKP 12.25 / EURO 13.75
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=gr-318

*new entry / released *
Ellis, Paul - PANORAMAS CD-1 (cd) gr-313
The first of 3 releases by Paul Ellis. These stunning pieces of music will flow into your life and enhance it with it's subtle atmosphere. All 3 releases will be limited to only 200 copy's!!.
Limited edition of 200.
$ 17.25 / UKP 12.25 / EURO 13.75
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=gr-313

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Fanger & Schonwalder - ANALOG OVERDOSE 6 - FEAT.LÜÜL (cd) 29189
2021. A very inspired album in the style of Ashra. With the stunning guitar sound of LÜÜL..
$ 19.99 / UKP 13.99 / EURO 15.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=29189

*new entry / released *
Guy-Lian - SOLAR SYSTEM PART 2 (cd) gr-319
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-319

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Mullaney, Nigel - TURNING (cd) 85016
$ 18.75 / UKP 13.25 / EURO 14.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=85016

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Peter Ruczynski - OF ITS TIME (cd) 19064
2021. Of its Time is from the band Softbase but the mn behind this is none other then Airsculpture member Peter Ruczynski..
$ 18.75 / UKP 13.25 / EURO 14.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=19064

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Pollard, Brendan - PHRASES AND PROTOCOLS (cd) 22282
Release date: Aug - 15 - 2021
$ 18.75 / UKP 13.25 / EURO 14.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=22282

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Quaeschning, Thorsten - AMA (cd) 38062
$ 19.99 / UKP 13.99 / EURO 15.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=38062

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Space Megalithe - ANCIENT TRANCES (cd) 28519
$ 16.25 / UKP 11.49 / EURO 12.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=28519

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Wavestar - TWO (cd) 32134
$ 18.49 / UKP 12.99 / EURO 14.78
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=32134
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