[Groove] E-News 1259 30th October 2021
 
Hi Em lovers/

So last week during this time we where building up E-Live 2021.
What a great day we had during the this 2021 E-Live event.
A great audience! That came and supported us, live and online!! Man it was so special to see so many again after 2 years of not having an E-live or Eday!! Or even an other festival since Febury 2020!! So many hugs, warm greetings and as always way to little time to talk to all!! I missed this SSSSOOO much!!

A very nice new venue (I know many miss the Enck but I must say this Natlab is a very cool replacement). The Musicians where great and made the day a treat for the ears!.
I must admit that I have not heard one bit of Mario, Bas and Frank (Kontroll Raum) in the stall area. sorry was busy somewhere else! But knowing these guys it must have been good!!



Nothing but Noise. What a thundering performance from Daniel and Dirk. Perhaps a bit dark and loud for some but man they do know their stuff!! I loved the raw energy in their music.

Unisphere, well if there ever will be revival of the legendary Schmoeling/TD sound they will create it. Eric and Rene made the hall fall in love again with their music. This is why I/we love Electronic Music. Vibrant, melodic and with passion!

F.D,Project, my mate Frank. What a musician. for 45 minuts he held the audience in his hands. And these last 2 pieces with him sitting down with his guitar and a guitar synth where pure magic!! I had Goosebumps everywhere!!

And then being on stage with Gert Emmens and Harold, what a treat!! Although I must admit that due to "some" backpain I had to take a few pain killers that evening. And it might have been 1 to many according to Monique Boots-Wanten who told me I could not shut up during the pauzes in the tracks, I even said something about Gert's his ears apperantly !! So that concert was a "real" High (at times Really real) for me.

Thanks for all who helped, Johan, Bert, Alex, Andre, Rob, Rob Papen and my love Monique. Bas for his great work on the Streams!! What should we do without him!! But also not to forget Ben and Joost the 2 technicians from Natlab who made it an easy going day!!
And the people of the catering in the restaurant!! Loved the "Broodjes Kroket"

And to you the fantatic audience live in the hall and on the screens during the streams! My warmest thanks for supporting these events!! Man I enjoyed the day!! Even with the painkillers!! It was awesome!! Up to the next festival!!

A greatfull Ron!!
(Photo from the buildup in the morning by Frank!)

NEW PRODUCTS
These products are NEW in our catalog. Further in this newsletter are more details.
Awenson - Floating (cd)
Divine Matrix - Celestial Phenomena (cd)
Steve Orchard - Enchanted Autumn (cd)
Paul Nagle & Matt Howarth - Species Gap (ltd. edition) (cd)
Steve Roach - Live at SoundQuest Fest 2021 (cd)
S-A-W (Schmoelling -Ader - Waters) - Art of Iconic (dvd)
Ulrich Schnauss & Jonas Munk - Eight Fragments of An Illusion (digipak) (cd)
Ulrich Schnauss & Mark Peters - Destiny Waiving (digipak) (cd)
Ulrich Schnauss & Mark Peters - Destiny Waiving (2CD versions) (digipak) (2-cd)
Wave Walkers - Kronos 21 (cd)
 
NEW GROOVE RELEASES!
GR- 320 / Paul Nagle & Matt Howarth - Species Gap

Music inspired by Matt's the Spiecies Gap. Recorded in blissfull isolation in the Soft Room, Preston UK. Masterd by Dean Honer at the Bowling Green.
Now available as CD / Downloads and on Bandcamp!

CD
http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=gr-320
MP3
https://shop.groove.nl/gr-320-mp3
FLAC
https://shop.groove.nl/gr-320-flac
Bandcamp
https://paulnaglematthoward.bandcamp.com/
 
GR-333 / UNI SPHERE - TempUs

CD
http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=gr-333
MP3
https://shop.groove.nl/gr-333-mp3
FLAC
https://shop.groove.nl/gr-333-flac
Bandcamp
https://unisphereerikrene.bandcamp.com/

At the time of writing this review, mid-October 2021, it is a week prior to the E-Live festival. Finally, there is another electronic music festival in the Netherlands after a two-year break. I am really looking forward to the concert by UNI Sphere, the duo consisting of Eric van der Heijden and René Splinter. Their first album Endless EndeavoR was released in 2015. That was an excellent CD with wonderful melodic electronic music. It was an album that managed to bridge the gap between the music of Tangerine Dream from the early eighties and Vangelis.

On TempUS, the gentlemen go even further. The theme of TempUS is that we are all only temporary. Armed with a cool list of equipment Eric and René have once again delivered great disc. Superb choral sounds introduce the album in The Call For Dawn, after at some point sequences take over. The ones in the second part of the piece remind me of Tangerine Dream's Logos and Poland period. Well done! The guys -and René in particular- are big fans of TD from that time. This can be heard on the album well. Le Temps Retrouvé starts with calm, slightly melancholy, melodic piano sounds and furthermore has beautiful melody lines. Sequences also play an important role in In Transition. Reflections starts off calmly and relaxed, before on Post Meridian (11.35 pm) TD’s Poland comes into mind again.

Also, in Technical Instrument For Measuring Of Existence I hear a hint to TD, but then more the symphonic music from their first period with Paul Haslinger (for example the album Underwater Sunlight). The eighties can also be heard in REunification, but in my opinion this rhythmic song has more of a slight hint to the synthpop of that time (without vocals then). I really listened this album with admiration and amazement. It is one of the highlights in electronic music of the almost past year. These guys can play and compose!

©2021, Paul Rijkens - Dutch progressive rockmagazine iO Pages 
 
GR-323 / Awenson - Floating

CD
http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=gr-323
MP3
https://shop.groove.nl/gr-323-mp3
FLAC
https://shop.groove.nl/gr-323-flac
Bandcamp
https://awenson.bandcamp.com/

Joël BERNARD (Awenson) is a french electronic researcher and keyboardist. He can be considered as the great successor of french 70s proggy kosmische wizards (Bernard Xolotl, Zanov, Didier Bocquet).

His first album published in 2010 on Dreaming reveals astonishing, luminous dreamscapes based on floating synthesized waves and circular electronic arpeggios, reminiscence to the Berlin school of electronics and notorious figures such as Klaus Schulze , Edgar Froese and Michael Hoenig.

Tellurian, spaced out musical impressionism in an original peculiar way.

 
 
23315 / Wave Walkers - Kronos 21
CD
http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=23315

Although not a groove release special attention to this absolutly fabulous album. If you like EM in general then this is already a great release but if you like Tangerine Dream in the from the 80's then this is almost unbeatable! The music is stunning, 2 lang massive tracks that pull you in the sounds and sequences. The melodies are superb and the anttention to details fenomanal!!

Have a listen in Dreamscape Radio!! It doesn't get much better then this and Unisphere!!
 
====== Dreamscape Radio ======
Dreamscape Radio show 602 is online.
You can find Dreamscape here.
http://www.dreamscaperadio.nl
Thanks for your time!

Ron Boots
 
 
 
REVIEWS
 
GR-320 / James Clent - Powerful Waves

“The surprise here is hearing JJ Clent straddles a concept album which seeks its identity in the different spheres of EM”

I was writing in 2018, in the Windows in the Sky review, that I couldn't wait to hear what was to come. So, it's 2 years later that I received this POWERFUL WAVES released by Groove and available as a manufactured CD and also for download after a Ron Boots' mastering. This new album from James J Clent is in the same line as its predecessor with 12 tracks lasting an average of 6 minutes and some dust. The 78 minutes flow without interruption, being linked by the sound of waves or the current of various rivers. In doing so, the openings are more or less long while the structures are revived between short bridges of ambiences.

Fishing in Bermuda starts this new adventure with an atmospheric opening that rolls over ocean waves. Already, the ballad seems to favor with nostalgic chords on an electronic backgrou nd. It's a good slow tempo well guided by sober electronic percussions and whose essence is nourished by good incisive solos from a dreamy guitar. After a small bridge of ambiences, the rhythm returns in the second half in a much more electronic coating where synth and guitar in turn throw their slightly poignant emotions. A title for everyone with a vision of progressive New Age. The sea links the first two titles whose genre and harmonies reside at the same address. Let's give Into the Storm a faster pace that the guitar espouses with more solos in Maxxess mode. We follow the current to arrive at Antigua Regatta, the first stop of more progressive electronic music. After an atmospheric opening, with thin reflections of the festive rhythms of Jean-Michel Jarre in Waiting for Cousteau, the rhythm follows the ambient curve with harmonies in loops from the guitar. A pulsating bass line begins to hum with a guitar still in harmonious riffs mode. The electronics go wild after the 5th m i nute. The rhythm becomes forged by a sequencer and adjacent buzzing rhythm lines that go to the same place, but in different visions. There is some Ron Boots in this title! Crossing the Equator is one of the beautiful ballads build to give us chills. The other being this wonderful cosmic slow that is Jadranska Magistrala and which reminds me so much of the duo Peter Seiler and Michael Lorenz in the heyday of IC. Blue Ecstacy follows which, after a rather long introduction, offers a slow tempo firmly rooted in its good bass line. A cosmic blues with an ethereal guitar on an electronic background and a beautiful keyboard on a background of guitar solos. And so on...

Personally, I found titles that are too complex for nothing on this POWERFUL WAVES! Sailing for Perth offers a structure which is at least inhomogeneous between its mismatched phases where the Berlin School flirts with New Age or even Easy Listening. It's like a musical portfolio with too much fluff. In return, a title like Motions of Dawn displays the proof of a very good and intense atmospheric music with a sweet flavor of Kitaro scattered between its 7 minutes. I have also found more empty moments with long introductions where I distance myself from the music and which are saved in extremis by the guitar. A Mile in his Boots, dedicated to Ron Boots, is one of them. Fortunately, the music ignites after the 3rd minute. The last 4 minutes are gold for the ears! There is also a track like Ocean Floor which is an average electronic rock with more majestic guitar solos than the synth ones. I was surprised by the unidentified voice in the opening of Kitty Hawk which is a solid rock structured on a collage of riffs to become fluid and elegant even in a second part more spastic on the rhythmic level. Let's say that Jadranska Magistrala saves this second part of an album that was starting to run out of steam. Simply masterful, the opening of Odysseus Struggle ties into the intensity of Motions of D awn with a superb mermaid voice that I would like to hear for more than 120 seconds. The tribal beats of a slave ship rock my ears as all in wild electronic rock dressed, Odysseus Struggle trashes about through a stationary phase in order to make my wish come true; hear again those astral moans of that seductive mermaid.

I like what I heard! POWERFUL WAVES no longer gets that breath of fresh air, because of Windows in the Sky. The style and the guitar of James J Clent are more familiar to us, and even more here with flavors of Maxxess which are much more present in this album. Especially in the phases of electronic rock! The surprise here comes more from the fact that the American guitarist straddles a concept album which seeks even more its identity in the different spheres of EM. Hence the charms, and 8 good titles, some of which are very good, out of 10 is very acceptable. Finally, I can't wait to hear the rest of things ...

NAME: S ylvain Lupari
 
Additions and changes from October 11 2021 till October 27 2021
 
 
Additions and changes from October 10 2021 till October 30 2021

*new entry / released *
Awenson - FLOATING (cd) gr-323
Mystic music with a great sense of feeling. Music that will instandly appeal to those who love the works of Edgar Froese. It has a sense of timelessness. A masterpiece of Electronic Music..
$ 17.25 / UKP 12.25 / EURO 13.75
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=gr-323

*new in stock *
Boddy, Ian - NEVERMORE (cd) 46726
$ 18.75 / UKP 13.25 / EURO 14.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=46726

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Divine Matrix - CELESTIAL PHENOMENA (cd) 85759
2021. Easily the best album so far from Steve Barnes,who is honing his talents asDivine Matrix, Atmospheric Variations presents a drifting, gently rhythmic programmed sequences giving a pleasing Tangerine Dream feel..
$ 16.25 / UKP 11.49 / EURO 12.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=85759

*(back) in stock *
Gottsching, Manuel - E2-E4 (cd) 23170
1981/1996. One hour of hypnotic Ashra guitar playing.
Out of print (rare).
$ 18.75 / UKP 13.25 / EURO 14.90
We have only ONE copy, so don't order too late!
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=23170

*(back) in stock *
Kistenmacher, Bernd - COMPILED DREAMS (cd) 10200
1997. Unreleased music. This is no sampler Last copy gone is gone!.
$ 28.75 / UKP 20.25 / EURO 22.90
We have only ONE copy, so first come = first go!
Details/soundclip/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=10200

*(back) in stock *
Kistenmacher, Bernd - CONTRASTS VOL. 1 (cd) 16300
1998. More analog sequences Last copy gone is gone!!.
$ 28.75 / UKP 20.25 / EURO 22.90
We have only ONE copy, so gone=gone!
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=16300

*new in stock *
Lyonel Bauchet - DIVER (cd) 38159
$ 18.75 / UKP 13.25 / EURO 14.90
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=38159

*new in stock *
Nova - TERRANOVA & QUO VADIS (2-cd) 77431
1991. This is Peru. Includes the hit: Aurora A great double CD release from the music of Nova..
$ 23.75 / UKP 16.75 / EURO 18.90
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=77431

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Orchard, Steve - ENCHANTED AUTUMN (cd) 19114
2021. A daring and beautiful heartfelt musical statement.
$ 16.25 / UKP 11.49 / EURO 12.90
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=19114

*new entry / released *
Paul Nagle & Matt Howarth - SPECIES GAP (cd) gr-320
2021. A unique cooperation from Matt Howarth with Paul Nagle. An Enhanced CD with the music from Paul and a great comic from Matt!! Limited to only 300 copies!!.
Limited edition of 300.
$ 18.49 / UKP 12.99 / EURO 14.75
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=gr-320

*(back) in stock *
Ramp - LOOKING BACK IN ANGER (cd) 21684
2006. Unreleased music from the past decade.
$ 16.25 / UKP 11.49 / EURO 12.90
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=21684

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Roach, Steve - LIVE AT SOUNDQUEST FEST 2021 (cd) 66961
$ 19.99 / UKP 13.99 / EURO 15.90
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=66961

*(back) in stock *
Star Inc. - EVE OF THE WAR (cd) 49198
1989. Spiral,Pulstar,Blade runner,Killing fields.
$ 6.25 / UKP 4.49 / EURO 4.90
We have only ONE copy, so first come = first go!
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=49198

*new in stock *
Starink, Ed - WORLD (cd) 11889
$ 19.99 / UKP 13.99 / EURO 15.90
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=11889

*(back) in stock *
Tangerine Dream - SPACE FLIGHT ORANGE (cd single) 81373
2005. 2 tracks. Limited to 1000 copies Gone is gone!!.
Out of print (rare).
$ 28.75 / UKP 20.25 / EURO 22.90
These are the LAST copies!!
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=81373

*(back) in stock *
The Amnis Initiative - ALTERNATE TIMELINES (cd) 87271
$ 16.25 / UKP 11.49 / EURO 12.90
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=87271

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Ulrich Schnauss & Jonas Munk - EIGHT FRAGMENTS OF AN ILLUSION (cd) 28062
$ 19.99 / UKP 13.99 / EURO 15.90
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=28062

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Ulrich Schnauss & Mark Peters - DESTINY WAIVING (cd) 27543
2021. FT. MARK PETERS.
Digipak
$ 21.25 / UKP 14.99 / EURO 16.90
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=27543

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Ulrich Schnauss & Mark Peters - DESTINY WAIVING (2CD VERSIONS) (2-cd) 29064
2021. FT. MARK PETERS.
$ 28.75 / UKP 20.25 / EURO 22.90
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=29064

*released *
UNI SPHERE - TEMPUS (cd) gr-333
2021. Unisphere are Rene Splinter and Eric v.d. Heijden. Majestic, warm and melodic full in the style of both musicians. TD fans should not miss this, the vibe of the Early 80's are here!!.
$ 18.49 / UKP 12.99 / EURO 14.75
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=gr-333

*(back) in stock *
Wavestar - TWO (cd) 32134
$ 18.49 / UKP 12.99 / EURO 14.78
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=32134

*new entry / (back) in stock *
Wave Walkers - KRONOS 21 (cd) 23315
2021. Wave Walkers make Music inspired by Tangerine Dream!!.
$ 18.49 / UKP 12.99 / EURO 14.75
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=23315

*(back) in stock *
Wright, David - STRANGER DAYS (2-cd) 36601
2018. The new David Wright album is coming 31st August 2018.
$ 21.25 / UKP 14.99 / EURO 16.90
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=36601
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