E-News 1358 – February 25th 2024

Dear friends, followers and supporters,

Yesterday we had the Schallwelle Elections price evening. It was fun meeting up with many old and new friends. Great to speak to Winfried, Gandalf and Eroc and meet up with so many friends, Also very cool to meet John Ronald Smith aka Terminus Void and his Son.

So here is the final ranking and winners lists. More info here.
And congrats to the winners!!

Newcomer – Terminus Void 
What a great surprise and what a cool guy, great to have met him and talk about his awesome music. Looks like we will be having more Terminius Void music soon!!

John showing off his award!!

Best Album National – Stefan Erbe – Genesys23
I love that Stefan won this price, it is brilliant!

Stefan Erbe talking about his music.

Best Album International – Gunnar Spardel – The Fade To Afterlife

Best Artist National – Martin Stürtzer
Best Artist International – Ron Boots 

So honored to have been chosen for the music and the work I do, a BIG thans to all who voted for me in these elections!! I am stunned!!
Thanks all who voted (not just for the winners).

And Gandalf was given a lifetime award that is well deserved.
Thanks to Alfred Arnold and Klaus Sommerfeld for this great evening and the work they do for outr scene!! 

NEW GROOVE releases that are planned are the new Paul Ellis and Johan Tronestam. Both should be ready in the 3/4th week of March! Amazing new music that will tickle your ears!!

On Monday there will be a new Dreamscape radio for you all!!
Today Sunday I have a day of fun in the Theater when I do the music and sound on a Bellydance festival. Life is great!

Thanks for your time.
Ron and Monique

New in the Catalog
We have great new releases in or on the way!!

Now instock.

Mario Schonwalder & Rothe – Filter-Kaffee 106  (Instock)

All tracks composed, arranged and performed by Frank Rothe and Mario Schönwälder. Guitar on “Kaltwasserhahn” played by Thomas “Tom” Köhler. The tracks 1, 2, 3, 5 and 6 were recorded between January and December 2023 at “The Room” in Berlin. The track 4 was recorded during a live session on 25th March 2023 at Frank´s place.

The “Weltmaschine” (World Machine) was built between 1958 and 1981 by the Austrian farmer Franz Gsellmann. A machine without a function, but perhaps with a life of its own. For us, it is a fascinating document of a man’s will to create something that came into his head.
Photo of the “Weltmaschine” (Gery Weber) with the friendly permission of weltmaschine.at
Audio mastering and mix by Frank Rothe.
Graphic design by Stephan Knull.

Karl Bartos – The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (CD/Vinyl)

Musician and writer Karl Bartos has long been admirer of Weimar-era culture. During his time in Kraftwerk, he helped create the stunning track ‘Metropolis’, directly inspired by a band viewing of the classic 1927 Fritz Lang film of the same name. The original orchestral music composed for The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari by Giuseppe Becce had long been lost and in 2005, after watching the film, Bartos imagined what it would be like to create an entirely new one in the 21st Century in his home studios in Hamburg. Now with crystal clear images, digitally restored by the Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Foundation, the film is visually the best quality it has ever been, and now, with Bartos’ soundtrack, there is impressive sound to go with the haunting vision.

Karl Bartos – Off the Record

Karl Bartos – Communication

2 releases of Karl Bartos in the catalog, great music from the former Kraftwerk musician.

Mark Jenkins & Damo Suzuki – The Damo Suzuki Sessions

The MODULAR SESSIONS SPECIAL EDITION series of CD-only releases continues with a 20th anniversary re-issue for “Live At The Queen Elizabeth Hall” with CAN singer DAMO SUZUKI, MARK JENKINS on keyboards and a full krautrock band as Damo Suzuki’s Network. Already announced for re-issue, this title has been brought forward slightly given Damo’s very sad passing in Feb 2024, with a contribution from all sales to colon cancer research. If you wished there was a fifth Damo album with Can to join the legendary “Soundtracks”,”Tago Mago”, “Ege Bamyasi” and “Future Days”, this may be the CD for you.

Festival info
The DIODE Electronic Music Festival / VIRTUAL TICKET

Peter Challoner, David Wright & Ron Boots welcome you to the DIODE Electronic Music Festival.


If you’re going to the event in Nottingham,
you MUST purchase tickets for the event from the Bonington Theatre.

The Artists to perform for you.
Thorsten Quaeschning (DE) (of Tangerine Dream)

Thorsten Quaeschning is the band leader and driving force of German electronic music pioneers Tangerine Dream. This solo performance will combine the very best of Berlin school sequencer music with ambient sound design.

Ron Boots and Rob Papen (NL)

Two of the Netherlands greatest electronic musicians who have been producing albums and performing live since the 1980’s. Sequences, ambience and melodies in abundance.

Callisto (David Wright + Stephan Whitlan) (UK)

David Wright and Stephan Whitlan are long time collaborators and stalwarts of the UK electronic music scene. Their music is multi layered incorporating many classic elements of the genre and always including strong melodies.

Peter Challoner (UK)

Local Nottingham electronic musician who was brought up on the classic 70’s and 80’s electronic music which provides inspiration for the music. Primarily ambient sound design with rhythmic sequences.

Set Times
Doors open 12.30
Set 1 – 2.00pm – 3.00pm – Peter Challoner
30 minute refreshment break
Set 2 – 3.30 – 4.30 – Calisto (David Wright + Stephan Whitlan)
Dinner break 4.30 – 7.00
Set 3 – 7.00 – 8.00 Ron Boots and Rob Papen
30 minute refreshment break
Set 4 – 8.30 – 10.00 Thorsten Quaeschning (main set + encore)
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