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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 75 (9/2023) 52 pages


printed edition: 50 copies, price: £6.00 - magazine+download at Bandcamp 14/9/2023


new!  downloads available: multimedia download  pdf only download  preview video  index  1/9/2023


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.

free audio with multimedia download: 40 tracks: 271:05

- incl. unreleased Tomokie's Cup album & exclusive live recordings




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
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2... Ultima Thule also has a much more profound meaning: the extreme limits and capabilities of human-kind.
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3... Ultima Thule is also a legendary Tangerine Dream single (Ohr Records, 1971) and the initial inspiration for the name!
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