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Catalogue # 184 (September-October), online version


# at the start of a line indicates a new arrival

sold items may be indicated as grey strikethrough


How do I order?
Most Ultima Thule releases can now be purchased via PayPal at Bandcamp or Discogs. You can also order or pay by other methods.
As it's not practical to add shopping cart to everything on the UT catalogue, instead copy text from the listing and paste it into an email.
Ask to reserve, pay by registered credit/debit card: utle1uk@btconnect.com or request a PayPal invoice: utle2uk@btconnect.com
You can also phone 0116 2702354, or message Alan Freeman on Facebook, chat at ultimthulemusic or order via Discogs
See: mail-order for more detailed info, p&p rates, etc. More options at the bottom of this page.

Books & Magazines

Just 1 new arrival in this section, and some items have sold-out.
I am planning on listing Audion magazines on Bandcamp shortly.

AUDION at Bandcamp

You can now buy all available* Audion issues via the Audion Bandcamp page.

For a quick rundown of what's in all the issues it is best to visit the Audion page on this site first, and also use the Audion index if you are looking for particular artists

All Bandcamp physical sales have 99p added to cover their fees and PayPal costs.
You can buy individual items, or add to basket and order a load of issues in one go.
All Audion physical issues on Bandcamp have 4 example pages to read before you buy!

pdf/multimedia download editions: several old issues are now available. More of these PDF download versions (and most out of print issues) will be added over the next few weeks/months. Also, Audion is being relaunched, with Audion issue 59 to be he first new Audion published this way!

look here: https://audion1.bandcamp.com/ (printed magazines are in the merch tab)

* one-offs, last copies and second-hand items aren't listed on Bandcamp. See listings below..


now available

The Crack In The Cosmic Egg
German music encyclopedia DVD-Rom edition

12 years in the making! The mind-bogglingly huge and completely revised "The Crack In The Cosmic Egg" DVD-Rom is out now. Some 3 times bigger than the original CD-rom, it includes all sorts of extras. It is presented in a snazzy DVD size Digipak with the revised artwork as you can see here. It can be ordered direct, via Bandcamp, Discogs and Amazon. Download & USB stick versions are also available. All pre-orders have been despatched.

£30+fees/p&p. Info/order options here.


work in progress

A Fistful Of Spaghetti
Italian music encyclopedia A4 soft-bound book

We wanted to publish this book 20 years ago, but we never had all the info needed to do a proper job. Now, having heard everything of repute from this wonderful scene, we managed to organise it into a book format.

The basic articles, discographies and layout are all complete. So, it's now up to Steve to do his editorial job, which means there's still a bit of work to be done, but it could be out later this year or early in 2021, if we can get enough pre-orders and raise the funds that is. Once we've finalized the number of pages and sought out some quotes we'll run a fund-raiser.

For more info and updates go to the Ultima Thule site web page or join our Italian progressive & underground Facebook group.


assorted items...


COSMIC PRICE GUIDE TO ORIGINAL KRAUTROCK RECORDS (CPG Books ISBN 3-9810109-0-6) NEW - unused copy £25.00, dedicated to Steven Freeman - "Revised & updated 2nd edition 2006" hard-back - in German & English. An interesting reference tool, but some of the prices are way-off! Still has some errors from the previous version: i.e. the Baumann/Koek LP filed in the Peter Baumann section. P&P = 12 units.

E-MIX 1.2 (1992) £2.00 - Yanni, Ottmar Liebert, William Aura, May East, etc.

MELODIE UND RHYTHMUS 6.81 (magazine) vg+ £5.00 - DDR music magazine. With Stern Meissen poster. Articles on Hansi Biebl, etc. Large format. «in German language»

THE MIX NO. 5 (4/86) vg £1.00 - Dark Star label, reviews, etc. P&P = 1 unit.

# ROCK IN DEUTSCHLAND 3 (Taurus Press ISBN 3-922542-16-6) EX £10.00 - © 1984 by Günter Ehnert & Detlef Kinsler. Revised edition including histories of many Krautrock bands, and other acts through to the post NDW era. «in German language»
(1983) £3.00 - 20 or so old stock copies, inc. Percussion Ensembles, Spanish Progressive Rock, Anarchy vs. Order in Czechoslovakian Progressive Music, Interview with Klaus Schulze, reviews.

Audion magazine...



Old spare personal copies. Some are stamped with ULTIMA THULE on the front cover and/or handwritten "shop reference copy." Covers may be slightly dirty, with some wear. Internal pages are generally as new.

Audion #3 £12.00 (1/1987) United Dairies, Michel Huygen, Stephan Micus, Peter Frohmader, etc.

Audion #4 £12.00 (4/1987) Sub Niggurath, Riccardo Sinigaglia, Muslimgauze, Bill Nelson, etc.

Audion #4 £10.00 (4/1987) Sub Niggurath, Riccardo Sinigaglia, Muslimgauze, Bill Nelson, etc. ex shop reference copy

Audion #5 £12.00 (7/1987) Steve Roach, Synergy, Ken Moore, Hungarian Rock, Nik Tyndall, etc.

Audion #7 £12.00 (1/1988) Steve Hillman, Ron Berry, Eloy, Yochk'o Seffer, Polish rock, etc.

Audion #9 £12.00 (8/1988) Embryo, David Prescott, Baschet Brothers, Recommended, etc.

Audion #10 £12.00 (11/1988) Ole Højer Hansen, Eberhard Weber, Steve Roach, Djam Karet, etc.

Audion #12 £12.00 (6/1989) Kosmische Musik, Günter Schickert, Shylock, Walter Holland

Audion #12 £10.00 (6/1989) Kosmische Musik, Günter Schickert, Shylock, Walter Holland ex shop reference copy

Audion #13 £15.00 (11/1989) Faust, Jap prog, Tangle Edge, Rascal Reporters, USSR, etc.

Audion #16 £10.00 (10/1990) Ohr, Emma Myldenberger, Look De Bouk, etc. ex shop reference copy

Audion #19 £10.00 (8/1991) Amon Düül, Nurse With Wound, Steve Moore ex shop reference copy

Audion #20 £10.00 (11/1991) Ash Ra Tempel, Parmegiani, ECM, Justine, etc. ex shop reference copy

Audion #23 £10.00 (11/1992) Richard Pinhas, John Cage, Italian Prog, Faust ex shop reference copy      

Audion #32 £10.00 (6/1996) Kraftwerk, Neu!, Cluster, Ame Son, Fille Qui Mouse, Dockstader ex shop reference copy

Audion #34 £10.00 (2/1996) Ashra/Göttsching, François Bayle, Nik Tyndall, Artgallery, Fathom ex shop reference copy

Audion #36 £10.00 (11/1996) Embryo, Samla Mammas Manna, Pyramid reissues, etc. ex shop reference copy


BARGAIN COPIES - other ex Ultima Thule shop display, one-off copies!

stamped with ULTIMA THULE on the front cover and/or handwritten "shop reference copy"

Audion #37 £2.50 (5/1997) Chris Karrer, Brainticket, Moving Gelatine Plates, Faust

Audion #40 £2.50 (11/1998) Guru Guru (Neumeier & Trepte interviews), Roedelius

The Audion Index £2.50 (11/1996) for issues #1-#36


see Audion page



All publications are in English language unless otherwise stated.

Magazine p&p = 2 units (except where stated). Many of these are rare one-off's!

More books may be found on our Amazon pages: http://www.amazon.co.uk/shops/ultimathulerecords

Tour programmes: All rare such collectables, press packs, etc. only listed on ebay

Don't forget our own specialist music magazine: Audion

Steve & Alan Freeman, Ultima Thule, 21 Heather Road, Leicester, LE2 6DF
Telephone: 0116 270 2354