Hello a new E-News.


Groove is going into a new pahse as of November 1st. On that day I will start a fulltime work just for Groove Unlimited. I cancelled my part time job as it became to big a burden with the work I want to do for Groove. It will free up time to make more music, add more to the catalog and restructure certain things!!

AND!! We are working on an entire new webshop that should be ready around January 1st 2023 (A huge big help in this is Michel van Osenbruggen) and we are planning a lot of new musical portals, concerts and idea's to get Electronic Music to you who love this. I hope I can make it work, I gave myself 12 months to make it a succes, Let's hope we can make this leap of faith in the music.

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A lot of new music came in this week!
So now instock and ready to ship!

Beyond Berlin - Live at Awakenings (cd)
Stefan Erbe - Distopia (cd)
Ian Boddy & Erik Wøllo - Revolve (digipak) (cd)
Patrick Kosmos - Visitor 1988 (cd)
Graham Getty und Matthew Stringer - Mutually Assured Destruction (digipak) (cd)
Roger Universe - Earth Express (cd)
Johannes Schmoelling - Iter Meum (cd)

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Remy Stroomer & Ron Boots live at the Grote of St.Bavokerk, Haarlem
Nog een week!
One more week to go!
Noch eine Woche!
Encore une semaine à faire!
www.desertedislandmusic.nl/event/grotekerk2022

There will be a special live stream on Youtube that you can purchase for the entire event if you can not join us!! Check the ticket section!!

TIMETABLE
19:00 Doors open
19:45 – 20:45 “The Other Side” – Concert Remy Stroomer & Choir
20:45 – 21:05 Break
21:05 – 22:15 “Phase Shifted” – Concert Ron Boots, Harold van der Heijden, Stephan Whitlan and Frank Dorittke
22:20 – 23:00 Session

----- And as special offer for all who come Groove will have a BIG selection of CD's from which you can pick 2 freebees for your EM Collection!! One more reason to come and join us! -----

Hope to see you at Live electronic music in the Big St. Bavokerk,
Grote Markt Haarlem.
Tickets and information:
https://www.desertedislandmusic.nl/eventer/greatchurch2022/

You can choose from two different tickets: the “Regular” one gains access to the concert, and the “Virtual” option is for the live stream.
The “Regular” ticket consists of a QR-code, which can be showed via your mobile phone as well as print. The “Regular” option also includes a download link.
The links will be sent seperately via mail one or two days before the concert takes place.
 
NEW CD's
These products are NEW in our catalog.
Further in this newsletter are more details.

Beyond Berlin - Live at Awakenings (cd)
Michael Brückner - Klaustrophilia Extended (2CD) (2-cdr)
Stefan Erbe - Distopia (cd)
Ian Boddy & Erik Wøllo - Revolve (digipak) (cd)
Patrick Kosmos - Visitor 1988 (cd)
Graham Getty und Matthew Stringer - Mutually Assured Destruction (digipak) (cd)
Projekt Gamma - Raum Patrouille 4 (2-cdr)
Steve Roach - What Remains (digipak) (cd)
Roger Universe - Earth Express (cd)
Johannes Schmoelling - Iter Meum (cd)
Tangerine Dream - La Divina Commedia (6 CD Box Set) (ltd. edition, special packaging) 
 
E-Live 2022 - 12 November at the CKE in Eindhoven.
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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HOW CAN I GET A TICKET?
ONLINE TICKET SALES

you can  order again through the Groove Download shop!!
https://shop.groove.nl/e-live-festival-2022 

Transfer it to our RABO BANK account:
11.37.11.557of Ron Boots.
IBAN: NL78RABO0113711557
BIC: RABONL2U

 

For Belgium.
Fortis Bank, Belgie
Agentschap Hamont 41280.5
Accountnr.: IBAN: BE15001379731030
Ron Boots / Groove Unlimited, Best, NL

For German
Zahlung:Raiffeisenbank
Empfaenger: Groove Unlimited, Best, NL
Kontonr. des Empfaengers: DE83370694122803700012

BIC: GENODED1HRB
BLZ des Empfaengersinstituts: 37069412

PAYPAL
This cost 5% extra.
Website: www.paypal.com
Our Email:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Name: GROOVE / BOOTS

DO I GET A "REAL" TICKET?

We don't send "real" tickets.
After the payment is received your name is added to a list.
This list is ready at the box-office on the day.
Before that you will receive a confirmation by Email.
Please take that confirmation with you on the day.

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Dreamscape Radio.
https://dreamscape.groove.nl/
Check around 12.00 for a new Edition of Dreamscape Radio!


Thanks for your time
Ron Boots
 
REVIEWS
78640 - Roger Universe - Earth Express
 


When an album is presented to media and public by specifying that it sounds like Jean-Michel Jarre from the time of Oxygene and Equinoxe, it inevitably attracts the curious as well as the fans of the French synth wizard's glorious era. This is how the thinkers of the German label Spheric Music are promoting EARTH EXPRESS, a new album by a musician with a name strangely predestined for the genre, Roger Universe. Now, is it true that it sounds as presented? Yes! The 62 minutes of this album sound literally like Jarre. A Jarre indeed who goes back in time by reworking his early albums in a way that gives them a musical and sonic texture that will defy time. Because this EARTH EXPRESS has quite a whole sound texture! Ulrich Mühl is the man behind Roger Universe. As a journalist and editor in the field of video games, he started dabbling in electronic music (EM) in the 80's with the C64 and Amiga computers. He gave up this option in order to devo t e himself to voice recordings for video games. He started to make EM again in the mid 2010's. He composed several tracks, all inspired by JM Jarre, before passing away in January 2022. Before his death, he asked his long-time friend Gerald Arend of Klangwelt to finalize the edit and mix EARTH EXPRESS for public release.

Arrival shows the musical magnificence of Ulrich Mühl's unique album from the start. The sound is rich, and the various sources intertwine in an intense dramatic vision. The offering begins with a long drone that travels sinuously between series of jerking keyboard chords. These chords already possess that harmonic tone of the famous French musician's early albums. Cosmic winds, sparse bass pulsations and a bass layer complete this cosmic setting where the intensity of the arrangements is as dense as the multiplication of the layers of sounds. Our ears are immersed in a universe that transcends those of Oxygene and Equinoxe. Cosmic winds, arpeggios twinkling like stars, evasive melodies, lunar arrangements, deaf bass impulses, electronic rhythms interrupted by atmospheric phases, and so on are all elements and/or musical textures that adorn each composition of this album. Sometimes we find all these elements within a single track, testifying to the monk-like work that Gerald Arend has done to make this album as immortal as possible. It's as if Jarre decided to remix his albums by injecting massive layers of music all around. Each track is interwoven with the other, creating a 62-minute mosaic of uninterrupted cosmic EM. Awakening carries the essence, the meaning of its title with a structure that hesitates to bloom in an atmospheric context jostled by keyboard chords. The different shades of the arpeggios organize a melodic, stop'n'go kind of fight that seeks to explore a rhythmic vision that will unlock with the dynamic Electrogravity. If there is a single, a commercial success to extract from EARTH EXPRESS, it is Electrogravity. An energ e tic track, an electronic rock built on the epicenter of Oxygen 4 with a dynamism that flirts with Rendez-vous 4. Far Away is a long atmospheric break built on a rhythmic movement that oscillates in suspension. Cosmic vocal layers, shimmering arpeggios, and pulsating bursts of a bass layer make up its cosmic setting that Gerald Arend keeps fatten to with the constant idea that the music can explode at any moment. Then, Mariana Trench reminds us how Jarre liked to end his albums with a kind of cosmic Rumba. A beautiful lunar ballad!
Mixing funky rhythmic phases with atmospheric and melodic ones that are guided by very musical synth solos, Under Ground Over Unity plunges us more into the genre of the Waiting for Cousteau album, particularly the Caribbean island rhythms portion. Sacrifice offers a cosmic atmospheric phase with latent bursts of rhythm that die on the spot. The first moments of Infinite Potential remain in this cosmic atmospheric texture with layers of arpeggios that make tinkling different sources of harmonies, some of which are even slightly rhythmic, underneath synthesizer chants, or Martenot waves, that take us back to the black and white days of the TV show The Outer Limits. A rhythm as explosive as Electrogravity shakes our speakers as soon as the 3rd minute is crossed. Wrapped in these alien chants, it beats on explosive sequences, solid bass-pulses and sequenced arpeggios that multiply the harmonic layers in the last third of the track. You can't get more Jean-Michel Jarre than in the opening of Memories of Past Futures. The waltz of the synth layers hangs on a pulsating movement of a bass-sequence line. It gives a cosmic rock turning in slow motion and zigzagging between slow lunar orchestrations. A fabulous organ layer injects a dramatic dose to this kind of cosmic procession that clings much more to the melodic vision of its arpeggio lines, even if percussive slams excite the senses towards the finale. Cosmic winds return to haunt EA R TH EXPRESS in its finale with Epilogue: Far In. In fact, they dominate this long structure while sweeping away the derailed vocal effects coming out of what seems to be a vocoder.

One can't be Jean-Michel Jarre who wants to imitate him or pay homage to him, so much he was influenced by his music! Although this EARTH EXPRESS is the album closest to the true essence of Jarre, except for the superb Music from France by Frédéric Mercier, it lacks the depth, the vision of spontaneity of the famous French musician. On the other hand, it is a very beautiful album of EM that Roger Universe (Ulrich Mühl) offers us as an ultimate artistic testament. Let's also underline the excellent work of Gerald Arend who completes a more than interesting vision of what Jarre could have created after Oxygène 7-13.

Sylvain Lupari (August 20th, 2022)
 
Additions and changes August 15 2022 till September 11 2022
*new entry / new in stock *
Beyond Berlin - LIVE AT AWAKENINGS (cd) gr-335
2022. By now Beyond Berlin is a household name in the Berlin School scene this is a great live registration of their first UK performance..
$ 18.49 / UKP 12.99 / EURO 14.75
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=gr-335

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Brückner, Michael - KLAUSTROPHILIA EXTENDED (2CD) (2-cdr) 76815
2022.
$ 24.99 / UKP 17.49 / EURO 19.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=76815

*(back) in stock *
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

*new entry / new in stock *
Erbe, Stefan - DISTOPIA (cd) 42673
2022. Cool Melodic Space music..
$ 17.49 / UKP 12.25 / EURO 13.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=42673

*new entry / new in stock *
Ian Boddy & Erik Wøllo - REVOLVE (cd) 22014
2022. Revolve is the fourth collaborative project between DiNlabel boss Ian Boddyand the acclaimed Norwegian composer and guitarist Erik Wøllo..
$ 18.25 / UKP 12.75 / EURO 14.50
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=22014

*new entry / new in stock *
Kosmos, Patrick - VISITOR 1988 (cd) gr-334
2022. Together with Patrick brother Philip Groove plans to release his vast musicand here is part 4 of the journey with our Cosmic Courier. The Visitor 1988 is a mesmerising musical journey..
$ 17.25 / UKP 12.25 / EURO 13.75
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=gr-334

*(back) in stock *
Loom - SCORED (2-cd) 19883
2012. Recorded live in Eindhoven, NL 2011 during the E-live festival Fantastic music!! Jerome Froese, Johannes Schmoelling, Robert Waters..
$ 29.49 / UKP 20.75 / EURO 23.49
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=19883

*(back) in stock *
Loom - TREE HATES THE FOREST (cd) 39828
2013. Finaly the real first LOOM CD!! And what a great release this is!! Jerome Froese, Johannes Schmoelling, Robert Waters..
$ 22.75 / UKP 15.75 / EURO 18
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=39828

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Perge - MUTUALLY ASSURED DESTRUCTION (cd) 22919
2022. A trip into pure Berlin School!!.
$ 19.49 / UKP 13.75 / EURO 15.50
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=22919

*track listing and cover added *
Projekt Gamma - RAUM PATROUILLE 3 (2-cdr) 21197
$ 24.49 / UKP 17.25 / EURO 19.50
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=21197

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Projekt Gamma - RAUM PATROUILLE 4 (2-cdr) 29400
$ 24.99 / UKP 17.49 / EURO 19.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=29400

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Roach, Steve - WHAT REMAINS (cd) 45613
$ 19.99 / UKP 13.99 / EURO 15.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=45613

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Roger Universe - EARTH EXPRESS (cd) 78640
$ 18.75 / UKP 12.99 / EURO 14.80
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=78640

*(back) in stock *
S-A-W (Schmoelling -Ader - Waters) - ART OF ICONIC (dvd) 18519
2021. Iconic is the music of Schmoelling -Ader - Waters. And this is the special DVD !!.
$ 37.49 / UKP 26.25 / EURO 29.95
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=18519

*(back) in stock *
S-A-W (Schmoelling -Ader - Waters) - ICONIC (cd) 14947
2020. Iconic is the music of Schmoelling -Ader - Waters..
$ 24.25 / UKP 16.99 / EURO 19.25
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=14947

*new entry / new in stock *
Schmoelling, Johannes - ITER MEUM (cd) 31168
2022. The music returns to the years 1980-1985.
$ 23.75 / UKP 16.75 / EURO 19
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=31168

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

*(back) in stock *
Spyra - MY LITTLE GARDEN OF SOUNDS 2022 (cd) 86288
2022. Space music.
$ 18.75 / UKP 13.25 / EURO 14.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=86288

*(back) in stock *
Stearns, Michael - PLANETARY UNFOLDING -2022- (cd) 47208
1980. Performed on the Serge Synth.
$ 19.99 / UKP 13.99 / EURO 15.90
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=47208

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Tangerine Dream - LA DIVINA COMMEDIA (6 CD BOX SET) (6-cd) 41396
$ 148 / UKP 104 / EURO 119
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=41396

*(back) in stock *
Wahnfried - TIME ACTOR (REMASTERED) (cd) 18110
1990. Arthur Brown, Mike Shrieve, Vincent Crane Rereleased Album from 1979 Remastered.
$ 23.75 / UKP 16.75 / EURO 18.99
Details/soundclips/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=18110
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