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Sun Dec 04, 2011 9:37 pm E-News 766 (Dec. 04. 2011)
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And so starts December with the release of 2 new CDs by Tangerine Dream.
On the 6th TD will release Finnegans Wake - James Joyce (cd) and
Knights of Asheville (2-cd).
A new Studio and live album will see the light of day.
Hopefully the will be in by then and shipped to you who have pre-ordered it.
I have heard parts of the Knights album and that is great!! A real
treat not only for the TD fans.
And then exciting news from Groove itself.
1.5 years ago we played in the wonderful garden of Winfried
Wiesreckers during the SCHWINGUNGEN-GARTENPARTY.
Winfried recorded the whole set and after we heard it we put it on the
shelf to start working on "Days and Nocturnal" the first Morpheusz
release and forgot all about it.
Now I was listening for new material to put on the special Gift CD
for the Bochum Concert (Each visitor will get one for free!!) I came
across the recording and was marvelled by its warm and
deep atmosphere. We: Frank Dorittke, Eric and Harold v.d. Heijden and
me where on a special vibe that evening.
So this is the second release from Morpheusz with the tittles "Garden Goblins".
It will be released on December 30th !!
I am still in the mixing stage of "Violent tempest or dormant times "
the second Planetarium CD also for the Bochum concert.
I am getting some great imput from Frank and Jamie OÇalaghan, it is
exciting stuff to work with these guys.
And we have entered many new titles this week, many of the Awakenings
series and musician John Sherwood aka 4M33S.
Especially the Awakenings series are great, many musicians like Russell
Storey, Phrozenlight, Brendan Pollard, Hashtronaut,Stephen Palmer
Rewo, David Gurr, Seren Ffordd, Eppie Hulshof, Ruud Heij, Breandan
Pollard, Omega Syndicate, Modulator ESP, Ion, and many others!!
Check out the "What's New? section, just press on the New CD's and all
will be revealed!!
We have been surprised by the fact that a lot of the SPV releases by
Klaus Schulze are slowly but steadily being deleted from our wholesale
supplier. We know SPV has gone bankrupt but I had hoped that all these
great releases would be available for years to come.
But know already a lot of titles like "Moondawn, Audentity, Blackdance,
Bodylove 2 and Dune are no longer available for order.
I have found some other versions but let;s hope they will be released again soon.
We have some nice new offers for you on our new main page.
Check it out for some great bargains!!
Dreamscape Radio has music this week from the following artists:
F.D.Project, Paul Lawler, Patrick O'Hearn, Stefan Erbe, Meg Bowles
and others. Dreamscape Radio show 166 is now on-line.
Thanks for your time!!
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These products are NEW in our catalog.
Further in this newsletter are more details.
Entity - Four (cdr)
Entity - Three (cdr)
Andrew Forrest - Essence (cd)
Andrew Forrest - Infinite Octaves (cd)
Andrew Forrest - Resonance (cd)
Graham Getty - Retrochet II (cdr)
Glenn - Christmatronic (cd)
Klaus Schulze - Cyborg (2-cd)
Klaus Schulze - Dune (cd)
Klaus Schulze - Irrlicht (cd)
Morpheusz - Garden Goblins
V/A - Awakenings 2008 volume 2 (2-cdr)
V/A - Awakenings 2008 volume 2.5 (cdr)
V/A - Awakenings 2009 volume 1 (2-cdr)
V/A - Awakenings 2009 volume 1.5 (cdr)
V/A - Awakenings 2010 volume 1 (2-cdr)
V/A - Awakenings 2010 volume 1.5 (cdr)
V/A - Awakenings 2011 volume 1 (2-cdr)
V/A - Awakenings 2011 volume 1.5 (2-cdr)
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Ron Boots: Hello 2012 - Die Erde im Wandel?
Silvesterkonzert am 30 December im Planetarium Bochum.
Ron wird unterstutzt von einer vielzahl von Musiker:-)
Ob die Erde im Jahre 2012 wirklich eine Wandlung erfährt, wie die
alten Mayas es seinerzeit prophezeit haben? Astronomisch ist zwar
nicht mit besonderen Ereignissen zu rechnen, aber musikalisch sind der
Fantasie keine Grenzen gesetzt.
Und so geht der niederländische Ausnahmemusiker Ron Boots der Sache
musikalisch auf den Grund. Er komponiert speziell für sein
Silvesterkonzert im Planetarium Bochum ganz neue Titel, die zum Thema passen.
Ron Boots aus Eindhoven beweist schon seit vielen Jahren immer wieder
eindrucksvoll, dass er einer der besten Livemusiker in der
Elektronischen Musik-Szene ist. Er brilliert mit druckvollen Sounds,
schafft aber auch mit gefühlvollen Piano-Passagen eine gelungene
Symbiose zwischen rhythmischen Sphärenklängen, Sternenhimmel und
Bildern aus den Tiefen des Alls. Seine Musik entführt uns auf eine
fantastische Reise durch den Kosmos und die Geschichte der Erde. Ein
Konzert mit Ron Boots ist immer ein Erlebnis der Extraklasse für alle Sinne.
Als besonderes Bonbon bekommt jeder Konzertbesucher eine Gratis-CD,
und exklusiv fur auf das Silvesterkonzert im Planetarium Bochum
Eintritt: 18,00 €, erm.16,00 €
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JANUARY 8TH 2012. Start is 20.00 hours!!
WELCOME TO FRIENDS AT THE ENCK.
Feat; Harold & Eric v.d. Heijden, FD Project, Ron Boots, Jamie O'Callaghan,
Paul Hellings and !!! Let that be a surprise for now!!
It will take place in The Enck (Yes E-Live and E-Days'place to be).
Tickets are only € 12.50 Euro and for all who come there is a free gift!!
You can now order your tickets by transferring it to the following account.
For the Netherlands
ING 5577616 tnv Groove Unlimited (please ad your name and city you live in)
For our GermanFans. (Bitte Nahme und wohnsitz vermelden!!)
Empfaenger: Groove Unlimited, Best, NL
Kontonr. des Empfaengers: 2803700012
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BLZ des Empfaengersinstituts: 37069412
For our Belgian Fans, (please ad your name and city you live in)
Fortis Bank, België
Agentschap Hamont 41280.5
Ron Boots / Groove Unlimited, Best, NL
The new jukebox contains 18 titles.
To listen: click on the JUKEBOX button on www.groove.nl
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NON-GROOVE UNLIMITED LABEL
1: Tangerine Dream - Knights of Asheville (2-cd)
2: Tangerine Dream - Finnegans Wake - James Joyce (cd)
3: Justin Vandenberg - Synthetic Memories (cd)
4: David Wright - In Search of Silence (cd)
5: Wavestar - Moonwind (cd)
6: Ramp - Oughtibridge (cd)
7: Polaris + Krzysztof Horn - Collision (cd)
8: Erik Seifert - Poles (cd)
9: Graham Getty - Retrochet II (cdr)
10: Robert Fox - Adonai (cd)
GROOVE UNLIMITED LABEL
1: Ron Boots - La caída de hormigón (cd)
2: Synth.nl - Apollo (cd)
3: Eric van der Heijden - Dal Segno (cd)
4: Steve Smith and the Tylas Cyndrome - Phoenix Arising (cd)
5: Ron Boots & Synth.nl - Refuge en verre (cd)
6: Can Atilla - HI-Story (cd)
7: Craig Padilla & Skip Murphy - Phantasma (cd)
8: VoLt - Star compass (cd)
9: Gert Emmens - Metamorphosis (cd)
10: Picture Palace music - Midsummer (cd)
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Herion - Out and About (27795)
For me, this is like "dreams came true" project, because it features
Enrico Coniglio and Emanuele Errante who are resoponsible for some
remarkable ambient solo albums released during the last few years,
with some guest appearances of Elisa Marzorati, highly respected
pianist. Now these three extremely talented musicians are teamed up in
Herion project and landing on Hypnos. You can't go wrong with that,
but I think this collaboration was as much exciting and challenging
also for Hypnos as it marks new direction for this label thanks to
Herion's ambient strongly influenced by classical music with the use
of many acoustic instruments. Even if quite new territory to Hypnos,
it fits more than perfectly to them. Thanks to virtuosity of all three
members plus highly notable performance on viola by Piergabriele
Mancuso, "Out And About" is absolutely beautiful, evocative, intimate
and warm collection of compositions masterfully bridging filigree aco
ustics with gentle amount of electronics and field recordings.
Perfectly crafted in every detail and even if quite minimalistic at
times, always very expressive and effective in keeping the attention
of each listener during the each of 46 minutes. The opening "Oxg"
immediately elevates the album into untouchable heights and will never
step down during the next 9 compositions. Absolutely splending mix of
piano, viola, harmonica, melodica, rainstick with some synthesized
sounds. Angelic beauty is not measurable, but it's certainly called
"Oxg". Just the same could be said on melancholic "Lindos". Dreamy
"Cab", "One Minute After The Sunset" and "The Earth" recall all your
hidden memories while "Moske Orgulje" and "The Hanging Glacier" get
more darker and tense.
Cheerful "Two Minutes To Sunrise" and moody "Risvegli" and "Solo"
close the album with all their tranquillity. I already used a lot of
superlatives, but I still don't get enough when listening to this
sonic pleasure, Herion can be easily described after Suspended
Memories as another "Ambient Supergroup" and Emanuele Errante, Enrico
Coniglio and Elisa Marzorati are the rising stars of ambient genre and
bringing some new fresh wind to it. A pure masterwork!!!
Richard Gürtler / Bratislava, Slovakia
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Stefan Strand, the sole creator of Between Interval might be known
better under the name Stefan Jönsson, which was credited on first 3
releases of Between Interval, but Stefan's legal surname was later
changed to Strand. But in any case, this Swedish guy is undoubtedly
one of the young guns in the genre and his 4th album "The Edge Of A
Fairytale" confirms his big talent and potential that was evidently
presented back in 2005, when Stefan has reached with phenomenal album
"The Secret Observatory" sky high regions occupied by other highly
acclaimed space architects. With his newest work from 2009, "The Edge
Of A Fairytale", Stefan takes us closer to immense landscapes. First
two tracks, "Delta Capricorni" and "The Great Void", are absolutely
outstanding, mysteriously deep and massive ambiences of the highest
caliber! This guy rules again!!! Some gently pulsing electronics
invade "Minotaur's Lair". With "Pillars Of Creation" we are back in
more monumental and futuristic soundwall with repeated sonic
outbursts. Stefan Strand once again comes here with his own voice, an
adventurous style safely hanging somewhere between ambient and dark
ambient terrains. High-tech soundscapes on "Three Years Ago" are
perfectly enriched with slowed-down IDM ingredients and heavenly
choirs, what a beauty!!! "Atlantis Lost" with ghostly voices is
another deeply mysterious escapade, just like strongly
nature-influenced "Eden In Shadows", it's like a trip through cavern
with many miraculous sceneries. Short "Purgatory" is quite frightening
while the next piece, "Sea Of Darkness", has some ice cold mechanical
feel. Over 11 minutes long "Leviathan" belongs to the most mysterious
and evocative tracks on this album, deep droning subterranean ambience
at its best!!! "Portals In Time" is another deeply immersive and
grandiose composition with emerging various futuristic and choir-like
sounds, a pure ethereal bliss at the end of this tremendously fasci
nating journey, yes, that's "The Edge Of A Fairytale"!!! Between
Interval perfectly fits Spotted Peccary label roster and I can't wait
to hear more from this Nordic Monster!!!
Richard Gürtler (Bratislava, Slovakia)
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Picture Palace Music - Midsummer
Thorsten Quaeschning, keyboardist of Tangerine Dream, presents his own
musical vision with his Picture Palace Music project. "Chill Crystal
Zone" gets straight into business, with upbeat sequencing an a few
female voice injections. A great melody drives this track forward and
a rhythm that got by head nodding in no time. Some guitars appear as
well throughout the track, and it makes the sound extremely rich. This
track takes only the best elements of later-day Tangerine Dream and
takes them to a completely another level. It's driving, crisp and
effective music. "Midsummer's Eve" is much meaner, with a growling
bass line and a lot of bluesy guitar on top of mysterious pad chords
and fat drums. The tempo is slower this time but still this is no
sleeping pill, it's actually quite driving. It just has that touch of
mystery and darkness to it. On the other hand, "Midsummer's Morning"
is a perfect ambient floater. I am telling you guys, this trac k is so
well played and mixed, it's amazing. Emotional and warm, endlessly
caressing, these silky piano and synth textures will melt even the
hardest of hearts. "Midsummer's Day" pumps up those drums and bass. A
nice vocoder adds a unique touch to this upbeat and optimistic tune. A
real spirit-lifter, this one. "Seduction Crossing" kicks in with a
brief dark soundscape part, but after a while a bubbling sequence
enters, joined by even more pulsations. A great melody is heard,
mysterious and dramatic. Nice wailing guitar adds more punch to the
proceedings. "Right of Ascension" is next. Loungy bass and drums, nice
rhythm guitar injections, great melodies... and we already have a
formula for a perfect "driving" music. Nice use of female voice on
this one, reminding a bit on "Yellowstone Park" from "Le Parc".
"Drowning Someone's Sorrow Into the Ocean pt. 1" starts with the
sounds of a dripping water. Doesn't sound like ocean to me at all, but
maybe that was not the intention. After that , dark, dissonant sounds
appear, developing into a rich soundscape. So far things have been
pretty experimental, but soon a funny pulsation manifests itself. The
piece does not evolve from here, though, until a clapping rhythm
appears and it really begins to show signs of progression. This track
is slow building stuff, much more in line with classic Berlin School
than with usual Picture Palace Music style. There is hardly any
transition into the second part of "Drowning..." which just continues
the mad sequencer feast that started earlier. We have great sound
design here and a nice rhythmic flow; it really got my head tapping to
the pulse. Choral chants are heard towards the end of this part and
well into part 3. These chants I wasn't prepared for and therefore
found somewhat unusual and maybe even out of place. However, upon
closer listening it seemed rather natural and organic. The album
finishes off with "Midsummer's Night" - a danceable feet mover with
vocoder and nice melodies. Not exactly what I would call EM but seems
logical as a soundtrack to the end of a midsummer's day. After all,
music is not all gloom and doom and entertainment is also an important
part of it. I enjoyed this track a lot. Happy holidays everyone! You
have a perfect soundtrack for spending your time with your loved ones
at the sea, or in any other place you wish. This music will lift you up!
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