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Back from holiday some what recharged and ready to go into the fall season with first in 3 weeks this awesom event. And we still have plenty of tickets left!!

Live electronic music at the Grote of St. Bavokerk, Grote Markt Haarlem.
News is we are planning a live stream for this behind a paywall, 
As soon as it is set up we will let you know, we got a lot of requests!!
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Ron Boots / Ian Boddy and Harold vd Heijden live during Phase 3.1!!
Remy Stroomer's "The Otherside" Choir concert!!


10 years ago, Ron Boots and Remy Stroomer organized a memorable evening at the unique location of the Grote of St. Bavokerk, situated in the centre of Haarlem.

Now, one decade later, both gentlemen decided to do it again. The same place, but different line-up.

Live electronic music at the Grote of St. Bavokerk, Grote Markt Haarlem.
“The Other Side”: Remy Stroomer with Choir.

“Phase 3”: Ron Boots, Ian Boddy and Harald van der Heijden
Saturday 17 September 2022
Doors open: 19:00
Concerts: 19:45-23:00

Tickets and information:
https://www.desertedislandmusic.nl/event/grotekerk2022/
https://shop.groove.nl/live-electronic-music-haarlem

Physical ticket sales: VVV, Grote Markt Haarlem
 
E-Live 2022 - 12th of November
https://www.e-live.nl/

The Programm (The ACTS!!)
 “Tigerforest” - USA
Gunnar Spardel is the mastermind behind the music project “Tigerforest”.
A journey into the ultimate music expierience!! 
 
Ron Boots and Rob Papen - NL
You asked for it so here it is.
 
Stephan Whitlan and Skoulaman - GB/NL 
 A new Dynamic duo, 2 of the finest Space musicians toghether in the unique concert!! This is going to be a floating in to space concert!
  
Elektronische Maschine - NL 
The most energetic act in the Dutch EM scene
 
Start 13.00 (Doors open at 12.00)
CKE - Eindhoven - The Netherlands
Pastoor Petersstraat 180,
5612 LW Eindhoven
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ONLINE TICKET SALES
you can  order again through the Groove Download shop!!
https://shop.groove.nl/e-live-festival-2022 
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E- Live 2022 - 12th of November in het CKE!!
https://cke.nl/

 
 
New Additions added and soon added!!
 
New releases added to the catalog and adding this week.

GR-334 / Patrick Kosmos - The Visitor 1988
GR - 335 / Beyond Berlin - Live at Awakeings
Johannes Schmoelling - Iter Meum
Projekt Gamma - Raumpatrouille 4
Tangerine Dream - La Divina Commedia (6 CD Box Set)
Stefan Erbe - Distopia
Perge - Mutually Assured Destruction
Brückner - Klaustrophilia Extended (2CD)

Alio Die & others - CHAPTERS OF THE ECLIPSE (cd) 60164
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=60164

BySenses - MONOCHROOM (cd) 37254
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=37254

C-Jay - BACKSLIDER II (cdr) 11168
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=11168

Fox, Robert - TIMELESS 2 (cd) 28988
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=28988

Polypores - HYPERINCANDESCENT (cd) 84236
Details/soundclip/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=84236

Roach, Steve & others - NAUTICAL TWILIGHT (cd) 32673
Details/soundclip/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=32673

Scanner - HOMELAND OF ELECTRICITY (cd) 12014
Details/soundclip/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=12014

Spyra - MY LITTLE GARDEN OF SOUNDS 2022 (cd) 86288
Details/soundclip/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=86288

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Zyl, Chuck van - WINTER WIND (lp + cd) 38697
Limited edition of 200.
Details/soundclip/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=38697
 
Reviews
 
84236 - Polypores - Hyperincandescent

A mixture of cracklings and doodles tones is igniting the fascinating chant of a synthesized nightingale in the opening of the title-track of this new CD from the England label DiN. Already, we have to sharpen our ears. Wrapped in multiple sequenced loops, this magnetizing air gets encircled by a fauna of the most improbable tonalities all painted of pastel colors. The first 5 minutes of the title are thus harmoniously smeared by a heap of sound spots which reflect rather well the CD front cover of this fascinating sound mosaic from Stephen James Buckley who likes to play around our ears under the moniker of Polypores.

A first mutation in HYPERINCANDESCENT takes place around the 5th minute when a texture of Lounge swings between our ears before tumbling towards a short phase of sound effects belonging to a tribe of another galaxy and to continue its way towards a texture of ethereal ambiences. Like what the extremes cohabit wonderfully here! This statement will be even more difficult to explain with Floating in the Meme Pool. But in the meantime, a nice flute line adorns this meditative passage and joins this strange rhythm conceived on various random beats that animates the ambiences after the 10th minute. Its joyful air gives a psychedelic party look to the inhabitants of a village drawn with LSD ink. A short illusory period before a throat full of buzzing drones fills our ears for the next 4 minutes of this 3rd transformation of Hyperincandescent. A seraphic texture as seductive as the first one then invades our ears a few seconds after the 16th minute. This last phase offers arpeggios sliding on a shimmering water where a child-centaur gratifies the ambiences of another very beautiful air of an enchanting flute. Sound decorations, like streamers and graffitis for a children's party without laughter, adorn this moment which also gives off a slight spectral hint with this air rolling in magnetizing loops that a few p e rcussive chords structure in a pendulum for a fictitious clock. A series of bass-pulses activates a rhythmic lever as involving as bewitching on this good meditative phase which breathes by a New-Age plated in the universe of Psybient.
There are things that cannot be invented? You'd have to say that to Ian Boddy who guides DiN's destiny to bring his label to frontiers that even the USS Enterprise NCC-1701 never thought to explore. If you follow the activities of this label that keeps on reinventing, transcending the art of EM, Polypores is not completely unknown to you since the talented English musician offered a track, Clocks, Unravelling, on the Tone Science Module No.5 Integers and Quotients last year.

And HYPERINCANDESCENT seems to come out of the visions of this track with 2 long exploratory structures that have fun taking unpredictable tangents where the term psychedelic reinvents itself in contemporary sonic chaos and where the terms chirping and experimentation become d istant ancestors. Anti-musical? Hum... You have to discover, to hear more of it because if the title-track can be tamed after a few tries, it is quite different with the very audacious Floating in the Meme Pool which starts with the path undertaken by the finale of Hyperincandescent. A gargantuan layer of organ spreads its mantle of resonant prism that flows in fits and starts to welcome a swarm of pulsations woven so tightly that the rhythm implodes in a textile as suffocating as a spastic neurosis. Intense, rhythmless and filled with sterile ripples that undulate in the graceful movement of a slightly drunken maestro, this opening breathes of its contradictions over a distance of more or less 5 minutes. A xylophone in madness sounds the charge abruptly some 15 seconds later. Its unbridled movement is as frenetic as a dance of cannibals about to eat. A bass-pulse line sticks to it, adding a fluidity to the flow that is wrapped in a dance of chimes whose tinkles meet a laconic chor e ography of corks coiling in a tight rubber case. If you find these terms strange and excessive, they are at the height of this tissue of sounds and sequences that forge a boiling pulsating rhythm that a sitar envelops with its patchoulis caresses some 4 minutes later. Thus, Floating in the Meme Pool goes through a meditative phase filled with that hippie scent of the 70's that gradually fills up with twists, warbles and synthesized loops in a style that transcends the territories of Psybient. The pulsating rhythm reappears even more vividly a few seconds before reaching the 15th minute. At first lively, the bass-sequences flow with a tasty difficulty that almost stops the flow in a race where the elastic tube abounds in elbows and other traps to slow down the ephemeral snarl of the movement that loses its life in a pocket of static noises about 15 seconds before the 18th minute. This is the entry point for an atmospheric finale guided by a more musical synth pad that flows into an i dle tranquility reminding us that everything that makes a din eventually becomes a source of silence.

More than a musical adventure for ears eager for new sonic spaces, as well as musical, HYPERINCANDESCENT is another stroke of genius resulting from the artists' ability to exploit the many capacities of modular synths and sequencers. Polypores does not give no quarter by offering an album with the excessiveness of this art which is as much able to astonish as to allure by patching up textures whose abrupt cuts finish by welding in a fascinating musicality.

Sylvain Lupari (May 19th, 2022)

 
 
12014 Scanner - Homeland of Electricity

In an album where the shadows and the synth waves are varnished with scarlet and amber colors and where the rhythms have forms as eccentric as they are exciting, Scanner pulls the chestnuts out of the fire admirably by proposing nothing less than the unusual, even more enhanced than in his excellent An Ascent, released just two years ago. THE HOMELAND OF ELECTRICITY invites us to a feast in sounds where the term Psybient becomes obsolete. As Robin Rimbaud quotes "this album feels like a sound polaroid of this exact moment in time, capturing our times in atmospheric sound works, where light will be found again, even in the midst of struggle". It's within these parameters that the English musician-synthesist took all the time he needed to weave a superb 50 minutes of electronic music (EM) that transcends the usual tags of the English label DiN.

You and Me sets the tone for this album with a pulsating rhythmic structure. The flow of the seq uenced bass pulses follows an undulatory path that takes the shape of a structure of minimalist loops which rises and falls and has pierces the usual introductory synth pad. A permanent dark shadow covers this level-headed agitation, detaching sonic filaments that flicker and flutter like elements of a tri-colored hoop coming off one by one. Already, we feel a new tonal color in Scanner who uses here several new instruments from the Elektron company, such as the Analog Four and especially the Digitakt which has a bank of rhythms as complex as seductive. And this can be heard on Air in the Air which gets discovered in our ears by a spectral synth wave. The hoo-hoos floats like a threat in Paranormal Activities as the wave slowly creeps along. There's a whole arsenal of sound that unfolds here and it will radiate out over the next 8 tracks. An elastic beat, similar to a Bolo ball, emerges, creating a structure of suspended rhythm to which is grafted dull beats and occasional explosio n s of an old champagne cork. The ear identifies 3 rhythmic structures that clash in a movement where fluidity collides with a jolting sound texture, creating a jerky surface movement where that dark opening wave crawls along with an oblong line of agonizing riffs. Each track in THE HOMELAND OF ELECTRICITY becomes a destination where our ears dock into a complex enchanting universe. Another Aircraft is more of an atmospheric kind with a variegated opening uniting a voice in a parlophone and tinklings of a spiritual value. They stick to a plaintive synth layer torn between a serene vision and those drones that come and go while having a musical sound texture. Murmurs can be also hear. Here and at some points in this album. Grain, Letting Go also adopts an atmospheric vision with rapid rhythmic oscillations that resemble aquatic suction cup momentums. A series of small lost steps organize a wandering rhythm underneath morose synth layers.

The first track to literally capture my inte rest right away on this latest Scanner album is Beginning of an Unknown Century. Its sonic scent reminds me of Death in Vegas in the fascinating The Contino Sessions album. Its opening of industrial cybernetic punk and its strong line of sonic resistance garnished of radiating white noises unlocks towards a fusion of static rock and Electronica wrapped in a heavy texture of Psybient. It's a prelude to Artemovsk, by far the pièce de resistance of THE HOMELAND OF ELECTRICITY. This title named in honor of the Ukrainian filmmaker Laris Shepitko, that's its birthplace, proposes nothing less than a splendid structure of dribbled sequences under a sound sky sheared by aerial attacks. This is a solid electronic rock with a Chris Franke kind of sequencing. At last it moves into Silence is an ambient track full of murmurs that slides on a sensual melancholic bass line. Heaven Research Unlimited is activated on a cloud of bells whose tinklings disperse on a rhythmic line sculpted on the elast i c effects of a bass line that grumbles like the gurgling stomach of a headless beast. The tone of the track stretches its roots up to Acentria, which deploys an armada of loops oscillating with a random level of velocity that responds to the staccato effects of the orchestrations. As one can see, the rhythms take different forms in this album which privileges them however a little more than in An Ascent. Traces upon Traces ends this brilliant Scanner opus on a more atmospheric note, with some elements taken from Heaven Research Unlimited. A solid CD from start to end!

Sylvain Lupari (June 22nd, 2022)
 
Catalog info changes
 
*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Alio Die & others - CHAPTERS OF THE ECLIPSE (cd) 60164
$ 19.99 / UKP 13.99 / EURO 15.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=60164

*new in stock *
Axess - SINGULARITY (cd) 70278
2022. Versatile, Rythmic and great Sequencing.
$ 19.99 / UKP 13.99 / EURO 15.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=70278

*review added *
Bakker, Rene de - PASSING BY (cd) gr-328
2022. A work that shows his struggles with the dementia of his father. Member of Beyond Berlin which shines through in this album!! A deep emotional album!!.
$ 17.25 / UKP 12.25 / EURO 13.75
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=gr-328

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
BySenses - MONOCHROOM (cd) 37254
2022. For those who didn't knew: There is more than one colour in life, just openthe book..
Digipak
$ 18.75 / UKP 13.25 / EURO 14.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=37254

*review added *
Christian, John - VIA AUSTRALIS (cd) gr-330
2022. Live and Studio mixed on this CD by Jon!!.
$ 18.49 / UKP 12.99 / EURO 14.75
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=gr-330

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
C-Jay - BACKSLIDER II (cdr) 11168
2022. C-Jay now continues in 2022 where the original Bedrock album left off, with BackSlider II - placing the Dutchman squarely at the forefront of pioneeri.
$ 17.49 / UKP 12.25 / EURO 13.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=11168

*review added *
Ellis, Paul - PANORAMAS CD-III (cd) gr-315
2022. Part 3 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-315

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Fox, Robert - TIMELESS 2 (cd) 28988
2022. 'best of' 1991-2005.
$ 17.49 / UKP 12.25 / EURO 13.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=28988

*(back) in stock *
Neuland (BAUMANN & HASLINGER) - NEULAND (2CD-2019) (2-cd) 22043
2019. Double CD with all 15 tracks from Peter Baumann & Paul Haslinger.
$ 32.49 / UKP 22.75 / EURO 25.90
Details/soundclip/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=22043

*(back) in stock *
Neuland (BAUMANN & HASLINGER) - NEULAND (BLEURAY-DVD2019) (2-blueray) 43882
2019. Blueray/DVD with all 15 tracks from Peter Baumann & Paul Haslinger with stunning visuals..
$ 34.49 / UKP 24.25 / EURO 27.50
Details/soundclip/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=43882

*(back) in stock *
Node - NODE LIVE AT THE ROYAL COLLEGE OF MUSIC (BLU RAY) (blueray) 18578
NODE lIVE on Blueray!.
$ 35.25 / UKP 24.75 / EURO 28
Details/soundclip/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=18578

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Polypores - HYPERINCANDESCENT (cd) 84236
$ 18.75 / UKP 13.25 / EURO 14.90
Details/soundclip/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=84236

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Roach, Steve & others - NAUTICAL TWILIGHT (cd) 32673
2022.
$ 19.99 / UKP 13.99 / EURO 15.90
Details/soundclip/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=32673

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Scanner - HOMELAND OF ELECTRICITY (cd) 12014
$ 18.75 / UKP 13.25 / EURO 14.90
Details/soundclip/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=12014

*review added *
Schulze, Klaus - DEUS ARRAKIS (cd) 36115
2022. A new Schulze is always excited!!.
$ 27.49 / UKP 19.25 / EURO 21.99
Details/soundclip/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=36115

*new in stock *
Schulze, Klaus - DEUS ARRAKIS =3 LP VERSION= (3-lp) 78753
2022. A new Schulze is always excited!!.
$ 56.25 / UKP 39.49 / EURO 44.95
Details/soundclip/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=78753

*review added *
Skoulaman - MUNDUS IN MOTU (cd) gr-331
2022. Hans in top form, Space Sequencer music at it's best..
$ 17.25 / UKP 12.25 / EURO 13.75
Details/soundclip/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=gr-331

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Spyra - MY LITTLE GARDEN OF SOUNDS 2022 (cd) 86288
2022. Space music.
$ 18.75 / UKP 13.25 / EURO 14.90
Details/soundclip/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=86288

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Zyl, Chuck van - WINTER WIND (lp + cd) 38697
2022. limited edition of 285 LPs on translucent black vinyl with white & silver splatter, sold together with a conventional silver CD of the album.
Limited edition of 200.
$ 32.49 / UKP 22.75 / EURO 25.90
Details/soundclip/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=38697
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