[Groove] E-News 1302 18th December 2022
Welcome all

Again a big loss for our scene 
Another great pioneer of Electronic Music has left us.
Manuel Gottsching has died at the age of 70. Founder of Ashra Temple and Ashra and numerous great musical releases are his legacy for us. 

But most of all Manuel was a warm gentle man that I got to know during his concerts he gave at E-Live!! Rest in peace and all strength and love to Ilona Ziok

Kan een afbeelding zijn van 1 persoon, een muziekinstrument bespelen en gitaar A very cool Christmas present from Jan Mathieu

Jan Mathieu
was one of the first musicians involved with the career of Patrick Kosmos. Jan has offered a christmas present on the Patrick Kosmos Facebook page…..

“The very first thing Patrick put on tape with me in 1982-83. We made (quite traditionally) a number of cassettes under the name Sherab. The title track trital tunnel. Only a few copies have come into the running, collector’s items. A friend told me he had seen one for sale for 351 euros! The quality of the sound is not your thing, and there is inevitably the noise from the tape. It was shot largely in Wachtebeke and Kerkhove. The basis was a TR808 Roland rhythm composer on which I programmed for months. This was then used to control the Korg synthesizers and sequencers. This song starts with alap from surbahar and drone and slides into a typical Kosmos sound carpet. The raga is Sindh Bhairavi. Then there is a first slower rhythmic part, a piece of mantra chanting with the inevitable thunderstorm in the background, a second faster ghat and finally the fast teen sixteen beats (trital) sound tunnel with mainly percussion.”

Go to the Patrick Kosmos FB page for the download.
Or go to: https://onedrive.live.com/?authkey=%21AMldPQePWrKo0UM&cid=901396867B1466E4&id=901396867B1466E4%214230&parId=901396867B1466E4%213666&o=OneUp ————————————————————-
The annual Schallwelle Elections has started!!

Voting runs until January 15, 2023 and can be cast by anyone by providing their name and a valid email address. The following categories are available, in each of which up to 3 artists or albums can be selected:

Best Artist National
Best Artist International
Best album nationally
Best Album International
Best Ambient Album
The individual categories can be selected via the menu, on which a list of artists or albums available for selection appears. An entry is transferred to the “Current selection” using the “Select” button. A selected entry can be removed there at any time via the “Remove” link.

The final form can be reached by clicking on the “Finish selection” button below the “Current selection”. The selection can be checked again here. After entering your name and a valid e-mail address, you can confirm your choice by clicking the “Confirm choice and send in” button.

Any multiple votes cast by a user are invalid and are excluded from the evaluation. The IP address used by the browser is therefore also stored for the corresponding check.

For more information, visit the Schallwelle Awards website.
E-Day 2023 – 20 May in the CKE Eindhoven.

Kan een afbeelding zijn van 1 persoon, een muziekinstrument bespelen, gitaar en binnen

Main act booked for E-Day 2023 on the 20th of May, the incredible Erik Wollo. This is going to ne an awesome day with Beyond Berlin and Bernd Michael Land !! Just one act to go.

We hope to launch the new Groove shop in January and there we will start the ticket sales!! ——————————————————————————
We are getting close to Christmas and the Holiday season. 
Next Sunday will be Christmas so the new E-News will be send out on the 23rd!! And as each year we have a nice End of the year Sale! This sale is active until the 1st of January!!

28937 – Gert Emmens & Ruud Heij – Forgotten Tracks – 3-cd
Don’t wait to long and get this great release by 2 of Dutch best EM musicians!
Extra 20% discount, so only € 20.00!!

Groove’s Holiday season CD!! sales !!
Very special price on a lot of Groove Unlimited titles.
Only €8.00 for a single CD!!  (from the GR-001 until the GR-243!!)
And to make it even more attractive!
If you order 10 copies they are only € 60.00
So 10 CD’s for only € 60.00 !!

All Dyson and Wavestar titles are not available for this offer!!
Click at the top of the page on Groove Products and check which cd’s you missed.

Holiday season Sale on all Downloads at Groove Unlimited.
We have a 20% off on all downloads until the 31st of December on the Groove Download site!!  Just use the coupon code – xmas – and it will be deducted from your order!

Go to https://shop.groove.nl/
And click at the top of the page on the Download store!!
Over 350 titles for you to check out!!

And a new Dreamscape is available later today.
Check the new Edition of Dreamscape Radio!
Thanks for your time
Ron Boots New Releases. Erik Wollo – Shape of Time – cd  – 38487

Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=38487
Time shapes our world and our concepts. From earth’s erosion to patterns in nature ­ fossils, stone formations, crystalline ice, glaciers, or delicate shells ­ all visual images of forms show us the linear time which passed across them. Together, these ideas inspired Erik Wøllo in the creation of his latest album.

With The Shape of Time, Norwegian composer Wollo transforms the abstract into nine com- positions of thoughtful and seductive ambient electronic music with melodic soaring themes, vast slow-moving drones and rhythmic patterns drifting in cycles of transmutable harmonies. These hushed and endless moments present an exquisite collection of moods and emotions. Ranging from the vigorous and earthy to mesmerizing, evocative and wistful late-night Nordic light-scenes. All created on synthesizers, samplers, electric and acoustic guitars.

The Shape of Time invites one to the procession; it’s a sonic jewel for connoisseurs of shim- meringly expansive ambience traversed with filigreed instrumental intensity. ——————————————————————————————
Steve Roach –  Ambient Church – New York City –  2-cd  –  56286

Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=56286
For over thirty five years, Steve Roach has performed in awe inspiring spaces around the world. From a massive cave on the Canary Islands, cathedrals in Europe and the US, to a volcanic lava bed encircled with 64 stone monoliths in Mexico City, all of these experiences informed Steve’s invitation to perform a two-hour set within the historic Church of the Heavenly Rest in New York City in June 2022. Roach built the set’s flow with classic tracks and pieces composed specifically for the massive acoustic sacred space which served as the container for the unparalleled sound and light experience of this music.

The result is a magnificent recording unlike any in Steve’s catalog. With the cathedral at full capacity, well over 1000 people experienced a pinnacle moment including the performance of iconic “Structures from Silence” reverberating within the massive stone walls. The full range of Roach’s dynamic soundworlds takes on a symphonic experience; the embrace of a truly monolithic sacred space and captivated audience influenced the music’s creation. This is the realm in which Roach’s music truly soars — the place it is destined to be experienced — and is now here immersed within this magnificent release.
  REVIEW 37254 – BySenses – MonoCHROOM

Didier Dewachtere once told me when he has just released 5 Jours de Liberté that from now on the next BySenses albums will be offered as downloads only because of the manufactured CD low level of sales. So what was my surprise when I received a small CD package containing a white artwork with a big black circle in the middle! To my amazement, I was holding Didier’s latest effort, entitled MonoCHROOM, between my fingers. The fact that people only see one color has always fascinated the artist from Ghent since his childhood. And it was only recently that a friend told him about this handicap, monochromacy. This album is dedicated to them with a musical vision that shines with all the colors of electronic music (EM), and even more. MonoCHROOM, it’s two long tracks of 30 minutes straight where BySenses offers structures in full movement. From psybient to techno, passing by EDM and Krautrock, the Belgian musician flirts with audacity to finally r e ach these pinnacles of auditory happiness which for some exceed the most beautiful of orgasms. This is the path of Monos!

But you have to be ready! If not, the first second of Monos makes us jump with a knocking that stretches into a wave with pulsating reverberations. In fact, it’s a series of rubbery knocks that follow and each one stretches into guttural drones that make drool these radioactive tones in an opening where the din never stops pulsing. There’s a strobe effect that fans those reverberating waves as a rake seems to scrape the surface to get all the radioactive juice out. It’s not exactly restful for the ears trying to gauge what tonal color BySenses is trying to get out of this noise anthill. We have to reach the 3rd minute to finally feel an ambient phase floating above industrial echo effects with synth layers floating while clasping between howling winds. One drifts thus until the 7th minute where we await those titanic noises of the aliens invading our planet i n The War of the Worlds series. Each call of the aliens is followed by a momentary quietness that makes this end of the world dialogue even more thunderous. Our ears then encounter a pulsating rhythm, after the 13th minute, surrounded by glitch effects and waves of synth whose eroded tones turn into quavering chords. These chords flit over a keyboard scale played by nervous fingers, creating a confused harmony with a tremolo that flirts quite well with ambiences always carried towards an xth dimension. There is a distressing side that stands out and turns into a more musical phase with a prismatic chorus that rises from it. This tonal union seems unreal, like the colors of a nightmare. And yet, Monos draws us more and more into this pulsating phase that is surrounded by good percussive elements while the spectral melody takes on an orchestral voice. And suddenly, the synth starts to make swirling its air, inviting our senses to surrender to the Holy Grail of Monos which ends in an e lectronic dance anthem of unhoped-for bewitchment. It is when the delirium brings us to perfection that we recognize a great artist. Didier Dewachtere makes the proof on Monos.

What if I told you that CHROOM is even more beautiful? Its introduction is pulsating with a clear leaning towards DJ music. Here too, sonic elements flicker at the same height as the rattling in a dance anthem made for the masses. More music, more rhythm and less noise, the track evolves with a palette of heterogeneous tones borrowed from the roots of early synthesizer tonal experimentations. Between these phases, beautiful layers of voices, like trumpet tunes, offer us a more celestial side than in Monos, even if the sound vocabulary flirts a little with its. Between the lamentations of the violin strings, we hear an anvil throwing its sonorous ink on an asphalt and its industrial ghosts which regurgitate suffering and ardour of the workers. But let there be no mistake. This unusual texture sets the tabl e for Peter Moorkens, guitarist in the Onsturicheit project, to untie his fingers and let us hear his psychedelic harmonies rolled in loops. Whew! Amazed and charmed! The rhythm is of a fragile violence with percussions drumming between the different tones of the portable anvil. And all the time, there’s this knife that spreads wooaasshh over and over. This incredible segment takes our ears to the 15th minute. A pulsating bass line awaits us with its slow rhythmic unfolding between synth vapors intoxicated with an organic liquid mass, we hear microbes talking, or possibly a toxic liquid liquefying us on a psychedelic passage with scents of Ash Ra Tempel behind each pulse. These winds become orchestrations that turn into mutant voices when BySenses decides to take us into an organic Disco where Moorkens takes himself for the incarnation of Manuel Göttsching. Amazing, splendid and stunning!

What I have just described to you has literally passed through my ears in the last 60 minut es. And 2 albums of BySenses in the space of a little more than 2 months! Our ears have something to be pampered because like 5 Jours de Liberté, MonoCHROOM is a stroke of genius. A titanic work which takes us by surprise and which little by little becomes unmovable from our CD player. The hazardous ears will be delighted and the most frightened will be conquered. Bold and brilliant, it is a whole work that Didier Dewachtere proposes here! Available in manufactured CD and in download.

Sylvain Lupari (January 24th, 2022) Additions and changes December 1 2022 till December 18  NEW PRODUCTS
These products are NEW in our catalog. Further in this newsletter are more details.
Jean Michel Jarre – ELECTRONICA 2: The Heart of Noise (2nd hand, digipak) (cd) 
Steve Roach – Ambient Church – New York City (digipak) (2-cd)
Rob Papen & Ron Boots – A November evening @ CKE (cd)
Erik Wollo – Shape of Time (digipak) (cd)

Additions and changes from December 1 2022 till December 18 2022

*(back) in stock *
Boddy, Ian – COIL (cd) 71829
2022. A brand new Boddy is exciting!!.
$ 18.75 / UKP 13.25 / EURO 14.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=71829

*(back) in stock *
DVoxx – 1984 (cd) 83057
$ 18.75 / UKP 13.25 / EURO 14.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=83057

*new entry *
Jarre, Jean Michel – ELECTRONICA 2: THE HEART OF NOISE (cd) s77332 (2nd hand)
2016. The album features 18 different collaborators.
$ 12.75 / UKP 8.75 / EURO 10
We have only ONE copy, so first come = first go!
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=s77332

*(back) in stock *
Parallel Worlds – PLECTOR (cd) 39532
$ 18.75 / UKP 13.25 / EURO 14.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=39532

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Roach, Steve – AMBIENT CHURCH – NEW YORK CITY (2-cd) 56286
$ 27.49 / UKP 19.25 / EURO 21.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=56286

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Rob Papen & Ron Boots – A NOVEMBER EVENING @ CKE (cd) gr-339
2022. Yes the 12th of November concert now on CD!!.
$ 18.49 / UKP 12.99 / EURO 14.75
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=gr-339

*new entry / track listing and cover added *
Wollo, Erik – SHAPE OF TIME (cd) 38487
2023. Ambient, rhythmic and melodic.
$ 21.25 / UKP 14.99 / EURO 16.90
Details/ordering: http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artnum=38487
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