[Groove] E-News 1297 30th October 2022.
 

Hello EM fans.

I hope many of you enjoyed the David Wright live stream.
A little message from him and yes you can still see it on Youtube!!

Well, Beyond the Airwaves live streamed Concert 3 had been and gone. Once again the Youtube gremlins ensured that, despite all our best efforts, we couldn't connect on time and I can only apologise to fans and hope that you didn't miss out on the evening's entertainment.

The link if you missed it or if you want to watch again is here: Despite the problem in getting the stream started (half hour delay), once we got going everything was hunky-dory, sound and visuals great, minimum latency between sound and video, no interruptions and aside from my mic (again!) causing a problem (faulty lead this time...grrrrr) all was great and we really enjoyed ourselves. We just had to cut our final set, which was a shame. One thing that wasn't mentioned was that any fans who want to purchase the new David Wright album 'Returning Tides Vol 2' this weekend, there is a 25% discount code if you order from the AD Music shop website. Code is BTA3
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FclCFVaUcKk

And Finally, David Wright's set list was: Bridge of Souls 2, Transylvanian Lullaby, In Search of Silence, Debussy in the Mist, Alchemy. David Wright and Carys was: Dreaming Desire, Oracle part 2 and Glass Mountains.

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Howard Jones feat. Thorsten Quaeschning

Thorsten Quaeschning informed us about his appearance during the ‘Transform & the Hits tour 2022’ of Howard Jones as special guest during the Scandinavian and German performances from November 9 through to 19.

More info here: http://www.howardjones.com/

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So we have 3 new Groove releases for you in the coming weeks.
They will all be available on E-Live 2022.
BTW about E-Live :-)

LAST CALL!!
LESS THEN 20 TICKETS LEFT!!
We are over the 200 ticket mark.
Don't miss this great day of Electronic music!

E-Live 2022 - 12th of November
https://www.e-live.nl/

E-live 2022 offer.
We have our special offer again this year!
We have a special off for pre-ordering :-) and pick up Cds there.
5% discount on ALL NON Groove Cds collected at E-live.
And a 10% ON ALL Grooves own releases!!
Just pre-order and we can have them ready for you in our stall.
You can do this until Thursday the 9th of November!!


And we will have some special items there!! More news next week! 
But these new releases are instock as of now.

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Adeptus Mechanicus - Around The Globe (cdr) (12th November)
Ian Boddy - Coil -Vinyl Version- (cd) (INSTOCK)
Ian Boddy - Coil (cd) (INSTOCK)
Max Corbacho - Lost Links II (digipak) (2-cd) (INSTOCK)
Electric Orange - Psi-Hybrid (digipak) (cd) (INSTOCK)
Gert Emmens & Ruud Heij - On Higher Ground (digipak) (6-cd) (12th November)
Keller & Schonwalder & Broekhuis - Vlagtwedde Tapes (digipak) (cd)(12th November)
Klangwelt - Here And Why (cd) (INSTOCK)
Kraftwerk - Transmission Impossible (digipak) (3-cd) (INSTOCK)
Moonbooter - Reminiscence (cd)
Projekt Gamma - Hinterm Horizont (cdr) (INSTOCK)
Roedelius & Tim Story - 4 Hands (digipak) (cd) (INSTOCK)
Dieter Schutz - TransVision (digipak) (cd) (INSTOCK)
Michael Stearns - Chronos 2022 Remaster (digipak) (cd) (INSTOCK)
Rolf Trostel - Narrow Gate to Life (digipak) (cd)(12th November)
Wolfgang Dueren - Eyeless Dreams (digipak) (cd)(12th November)

And a new Dreamscape is available for you!!
Dreamscape Radio.
https://dreamscape.groove.nl/
Check the new Edition of Dreamscape Radio!

Thanks for your time
Ron Boots
 
NEW GROOVE CD's
 
GR-336 - PAUL ELLIS - FIVE BLISS MACHINES ON THE INFINITE STAGE
http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=gr-336

This new Paul Ellis is a step back into the world of Berlin School after the Panorama series. A space journey through sounds and sequences that will trickle your ears. The sound is as always superb, Paul knows his stuff! A joy for the ears! 

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GR-337 - SKOULAMAN & RON BOOTS - HOT AUGUST AFTERNOON
http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=gr-337


Well this is a funny one, getting a phone call at 9.00 in the morning, still a sleep monique told the caller to get back later. The caller was Frank Gerber od Electronic Circus. Detlef Keller became sick ad if I could step in on a festival! The catch was I only had 2 days to prepair! What to do? I first said know but within a minute a phoned back and said yep!! As it was Hans Kroonenber (aka Skoulaman) had just performed the Saturday before at the Garden Party of Schallwell :-) I phoned him to ask if the studio was already put toghther again! Well it was but when I asked if he would like to join me on stage there was a quick yes:-) 

And so this concert happend without any real preparation, but it turned out really well. And with a little bit of Tangenizing here is the CD of this concert. Those who where there will miss a few parts as it did not fit on the CD release. Kinda proud of this one. Making music with Hans was pure fun!!

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GR-338 - FD.PROJECT - DISTANCE
http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=gr-338


Frank is one of the most prolific EM artists around and again he amazes me with a superb album. Sequences, Guitars, Soaring leads, it's all there! His music is engaging and at times makes you tap your feet :-) A great new release !!
 
REVIEWS
 
36115 - Schulze, Klaus - Deus Arrakis.
http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=36115


Many thought that Klaus was going to retire with an album as average as Silhouettes. I liked that album, but it lacked the fabulous Schulze essence that could take us on a journey on his timeless waves, and repetitive and nuanced synth loops. But no! Klaus Schulze was going to say a real farewell with this sublime album that is his posthumous work DEUS ARRAKIS. Posthumous by necessity. Since this last album of the master of German electronic music (EM) has marinated in inexplicable delays, and still unexplained. So that it was finally released 9 weeks after his death on April 26. The source of inspiration for DEUS ARRAKIS comes from a conversation between Hans Zimmer, who composed the music for the film Dune 2021, and Schulze, to whom he asked permission to use the basics of Frank Herbert, a track released in 1978 on the magnificent album X, for the music of the film by Canadian filmmaker Denis Villeneuve. That's all it took for Klaus to div e into the Dune universe. Let's say it from the start, DEUS ARRAKIS has nothing to do with the 1979 album Dune. The only link is the presence of Wolfgang Tiepold on cello. That's all!

Osiris sets the tone for this album whose main quality is to restore the quiet presence of Klaus Schulze on keyboards. A humming musical bass layer mumbles on a shroud of static mist in its opening. Synth layers already envelop this meditative opening with their emotive nuances unique to the Berlin keyboardist's vision. A line of sequenced arpeggios begins to gallop feebly, creating a circular ambient rhythm vaguely reminiscent of the majestic In Blue album, both in sound and texture. The bass extends its dormant grip on this abstract rhythm, increasing the musical richness of a track that brings Schulze fans back to the 70's with a soft atmospheric texture devoid of percussive and orchestral bursts. The orchestrations reside in those layers that sway the music between its light torment and deep ser enity to which Schulze grafts his electronic chirping effects that marry a rhythmic backbone that is as evasive as it is silent. The intensity increases a notch around the 11th minute where the rhythm takes a much more accentuated tangent, unfolding its magnetizing power in a long stroboscopic filament where the jerky flow reminds us that the recently deceased musician liked to add a base of meditative trance to his music. As ambient as it is! So is the 18-minute journey of Osiris that rolls like a calm and eternal sea between ears still sore from mourning.

Guided by an abstract cha-cha-cha figure, Seth is more animated! After an opening typical of Schulze's Dantean works, synth waves building up like sonic remnants of THX tapes, the beat settles around the 30-second of the 4th minute mark. It hops around in a slightly spasmodic way with sequenced keyboard chords that leap back and forth in a rhythmic line embroidered of contrasting tones. The soundscape flirts with immense cosm ic corridors more here than in Orisis. The vocal layers are discreet and efficient. Paired with the keyboard riffs, the delicate lunar orchestrations and the bouncing sequences, they covering this Seth section with a gloomy aura that is almost tenebrous. Wolfgang Tiepold's cello makes a first cut in the rhythm just before the 12-minute mark. His tearful solo is coated with a layer of sizzle and cosmic noises, giving a more sibylline feel to this moving passage of Seth. The rhythm, modified, is reborn 4 minutes later. Flanked by the cello, it extends its alternating leaps into a fine texture of uninterrupted jerks that shudders like virgin Bambi feet on a frozen pond. There's a fascinating Tiepold-Schulze poetry here that translates into one of those mesmerizing yet without overflowing rhythms of the Berlin genius' repertoire. The cello dominates these moments with a musical grace that pays homage to the delicacy of Klaus Schulze. The rhythm falls silent around the 23rd minute, leav i ng Seth to wander through the corridors of an ambient music full of the sonic fantasies of a Schulze who is much more conservative and melancholic than in his years when his excessiveness had no boundaries. One feels more the temerity of Silhouettes here than the audacity of Shadowlands, his last great work.

Another very long track, Der Hauch des Lebens starts with a buzzing vibration to which is grafted a sumptuous musical one. This last track of DEUS ARRAKIS is the most ambient and is its weakest according to many critics. And it is true that it is very meditative with a cosmic presence, but a weak track! I'm not really sure of that! Its first minutes are without rhythms, nor sequences. They are built on a heap of synth layers with celestial and Mephistophelian radiance and a propensity to keep the listener on the alert. A first echo of rhythm appears after the 8th minute. Fragile like a silkworm hiding from its predator, it articulates a spasmodic march under the aegis of som e sibylline orchestrations of a synth in contemplative mode. The sequencer weaves its line. It skips nervously, like lost steps on a drumhead stretched to the minimum. A rhythm as ambient as it is almost abstract which unrolls a thin circular membrane, a vestige of those elusive rhythms of the golden years of EM. The Berlin School era! This is typical of Klaus during his migration from analog to digital in the MIDI years. Der Hauch des Lebens finds its more atmospheric bearings after the 16th minute. A beautiful moment of intense serenity, adorned with sweet synth strings and Schulze's unique electronic chirps, which leads us to a last spasm of ambient rhythm in a finale clothed in the gargantuan, pharaonic organ strings that put the famous Berlin musician on the map in 1972.

So, the fate is sealed, DEUS ARRAKIS is the last album of Klaus Schulze. Unless Klaus D. Mueller pulls a rabbit out of his hat. Which would not be surprising! As far as I am concerned, Klaus does not invent anything on this album. On the contrary, he offers his audience a sober work that shines with his unique prose for an atmospheric EM guided by ambient beats. The delicacy and the sensitivity of DEUS ARRAKIS join these oneiric tracks scattered between Timewind and In Blue. A melancholic Schulze who transmits us his past, knowing without a doubt that his end is inevitable! For me, it is a wonderful intimate moment from which I cannot detach myself... the true strength of this DEUS ARRAKIS!

Sylvain Lupari (August 13th, 2022) 

 
 
NEW CD,s
 
Adeptus Mechanicus - Around The Globe (cdr)
Paul Ellis - Five Bliss Machines on the Infinite Stage (cd)
FD.Project - Distance (cd)
Keller & Schonwalder & Broekhuis - Vlagtwedde Tapes (digipak) (cd)
Kraftwerk - Transmission Impossible (digipak) (3-cd)
Projekt Gamma - Hinterm Horizont (cdr)
Roedelius & Tim Story - 4 Hands (digipak) (cd)
Skoulaman & Ron Boots - Hot August Afternoon (cd)
Michael Stearns - Chronos 2022 Remaster (digipak) (cd)
Tangerine Dream - Sessions Box Set: United Kingdom & Ireland 2022 (ltd. edition, digipak) (8-cd)
 
Additions and changes from October 17 2022 till October 30 2022

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Adeptus Mechanicus - AROUND THE GLOBE (cdr) 24226
2022. BerlinSeq music in the style of Tangerine Dream.
$ 17.25 / UKP 12.25 / EURO 13.75
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=24226

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Ellis, Paul - FIVE BLISS MACHINES ON THE INFINITE STAGE (cd) gr-336
2022. Magnificent new release from one of the best American Berlin School musicians..
$ 17.25 / UKP 12.25 / EURO 13.75
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=gr-336

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
FD.Project - DISTANCE (cd) gr-338
2022. Frank at it's best!!.
$ 17.25 / UKP 12.25 / EURO 13.75
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=gr-338

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Keller & Schonwalder & Broekhuis - VLAGTWEDDE TAPES (cd) 47881
Release date: 2022
$ 19.99 / UKP 13.99 / EURO 15.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=47881

*new in stock *
Klangwelt - HERE AND WHY (cd) 22220
2022. finally the long expected new album with amazing new sounds:.
$ 19.99 / UKP 13.99 / EURO 15.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=22220

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Kraftwerk - TRANSMISSION IMPOSSIBLE (3-cd) 26071
2022. Bootleg from the concerts From a live FM broadcast recorded at Karussell Der Jugend, Soest, Germany ,and others.
$ 32.49 / UKP 22.75 / EURO 25.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=26071

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Projekt Gamma - HINTERM HORIZONT (cdr) 78182
$ 17.49 / UKP 12.25 / EURO 13.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=78182

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Roedelius & Story, Tim - 4 HANDS (cd) 26815
2022. Additional creative input and inspiration by Christina Martha Roedelius, 
$ 18.75 / UKP 13.25 / EURO 14.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=26815

*(back) 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

*new in stock *
Schutz, Dieter - TRANSVISION (cd) 55613
$ 19.99 / UKP 13.99 / EURO 15.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=55613

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Skoulaman & Ron Boots - HOT AUGUST AFTERNOON (cd) gr-337
2022. The live set of the surprise concert at Electronic Circus Summer party. Tangenized by Ron Boots.
$ 17.25 / UKP 12.25 / EURO 13.75
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=gr-337

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Stearns, Michael - CHRONOS 2022 REMASTER (cd) 25613
1985. From a Ron Fricke film the new remastered version!! A new brilliant sound!.
$ 21.25 / UKP 14.99 / EURO 16.90
Details/soundclip/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=25613

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Tangerine Dream - SESSIONS BOX SET: UNITED KINGDOM & IRELAND 2022 (8-cd) 13149
These instant sessions were performed during TD's UK & Ireland tour in March..
$ 186 / UKP 130 / EURO 149
Details/soundclip/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=13149

*new in stock *
Trostel, Rolf - NARROW GATE TO LIFE (cd) 29587
Liverecording during a concert on 22nd october 1983 at the spansish cathedr.
$ 21.25 / UKP 14.99 / EURO 16.90
Details/soundclip/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=29587

*new in stock *
Wolfgang Dueren - EYELESS DREAMS (cd) 22673
2022. In 1980, Wolfgang Düren released his only album, the long player Eyeless Dreams"..
$ 19.99 / UKP 13.99 / EURO 15.90
Details/soundclip/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=22673
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