The unique portal to a world of esoteric, creative &
experimental music, Ultima Thule was founded in 1989 by
Alan & Steve Freeman to fill the gap left by the demise of other specialist music retailers, with an honest
non compromising catalogue of music from around the world. Being experimental musicians ourselves,
collecting prog & weird music since the mid-1970s, and establishing Audion magazine in 1986, we've
always done it all for the love of the music, although it is handy to be able to make a living off it.
So, why not support a worthy cause? We have lots of obscurities and exclusives you won't find elsewhere.
Go on, try out something new, challenge yourself, be adventurous!
Buy, listen, get downloads at...
NEW AUDION - OUT NOW!...
printed edition: 50 copies, price: £6.00 - magazine+download at Bandcamp 14/9/2023
Poessitfous - Lost sounds from the French underground,
Rock In Opposition - The Aftermath: global scene, 1: 1970s-90s, Tasavallan
Presidentti - Scandinavian fusion legends 2 (including Jukka Tolonen
page), Tomokie's Cup - We prefer to exist on the periphery, Weird Garden at
Leicester Gallery, new Italian prog & underground part 6, Choice British
label classics: RCA Victor, The Avant-Garde Sector, Rescued Relics: Amon
Düül, Annexus Quam, Volcano The Bear, and loads of album reviews: Asceta, Ian
Boddy, Stephan Micus, Modulator ESP, Øresund Space Collective, Barre
Phillips, Rhùn, etc.
- incl. unreleased Tomokie's Cup album & exclusive live recordings
A FISTFUL OF SPAGHETTI BOOK - OUT NOW!...
THE CRACK IN THE COSMIC EGG DVD-ROM...
"Ultima Thule" mean?...
1... In legend, Ultima Thule was reputed to be an island in the far North, in a perpetual state of ice and snow, and where
the Sun never set. 2,000 years ago, the ancient Greeks thought the edge of the World lay there!
2... Ultima Thule also has a much more profound meaning: the extreme limits and capabilities of human-kind.
That is, to be able to grasp for the unattainable!
3... Ultima Thule is also a legendary Tangerine Dream single (Ohr Records, 1971) and the initial inspiration for the name!
Thus, if you've been searching for somewhere that specialises only in progressive rock & fusion,
experimental, psychedelic, synth, electronic, avant-garde or weird music... You've found your Ultima Thule!
Steve & Alan Freeman, Ultima Thule, 21 Heather Rd., Leicester, LE2 6DF
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