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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.
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Audion 76 (12/2023) 44 pages


new! printed edition: 50 copies, price: 6.00 - buy at Bandcamp buy at ebay 1/12/2023


new! downloads available: multimedia download pdf only download 1/12/2023


preview video index


Mark Jenkins - 20 questions with (interview), Prog & psych from South America Part 5: omissions, corrections and updates, Made In Sweden - Scandinavian fusion legends 3 (including Solar Plexus), Resounding: The Art Of Noises - 23/9/2023 at LCB Depot, New discs from Fou Records, Rock In Opposition - The Aftermath: global scene, 1: 1970s-90s part 2, Choice British label classics: Transatlantic, The Avant-Garde Sector, Rescued Relics, labels: Cuneiform Records, Merry-Go-Round, Seelie Court / Seelie Court Digital - new release reviews, more reviews: Datashock, Electric Orange, Paskinel, etc.

free audio with multimedia download: 27 tracks: 165:17

- incl. exclusive live recordings & 2 short videos




What does "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!
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experimental, psychedelic, synth, electronic, avant-garde or weird music... You've found your Ultima Thule!

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