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Catalogue # 190 (September-October 2021), online version


# at the start of a line indicates a new arrival

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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.


Many are also for sale now via...


Books & Magazines

There are now 36 issues of Audion as multimedia download issues, including the brand new issues Audion 59, 60, 61, 62 and 63.
All easy donload at Bandcamp. Audion 64 is currently in preparation and should be out in August.
Most printed back-issues of Audion magazines are also for sale via Bandcamp. See here or the panel below...

assorted items...

All publications are in English language unless otherwise stated!

P&P = 2 units unless otherwise stated!

v  = reduced item


BAD ALCHEMY NR.38 (2001) Mag+7" EP ex £5.00 - German magazine covering all types of experimental music. The EP is Achim Wollscheid's "In Your Necessary Ear". P&P = 3 units.

COSMIC PRICE GUIDE TO ORIGINAL KRAUTROCK RECORDS (CPG Books ISBN 3-9810109-0-6) m/m £25.00 - "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. Dedicated to S.F. P&P = 12 units.

E-MIX 1.2 (1992) vg+ £2.00 £1.00 - Yanni, Ottmar Liebert, William Aura, May East, etc.

HARMONIE No.2 (3/86: French) ex £5.00 - Pallas, Jean-Pascal Boffo, Nuance, Uppsala, Abel Ganz, Edhels, Pulsar, Now, Twelfth Night, etc. P&P = 2 units.

HAWKWIND - MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE (-) ex £10.00 - 1979 tour programme. Generally priced around £20.00 on eBay.

MELODIE UND RHYTHMUS 6.81 (1981) vg £5.00 £2.50 - DDR music magazine. With Stern Meissen poster. Articles on Hansi Biebl, etc. Ğin German languageğ

MÜNCHEN MOSAIK (Heft 4, 1996: German) ex £3.00 - Arts magazine with small article on Peter Frohmader.

ROCK IN DEUTSCHLAND 3 (Taurus Press ISBN 3-922542-16-6) ex £10.00 - İ 1984 by Günter Ehnert & Detlef Kinsler. Revised edition including histories of many Krautrock bands, and other acts through to the post NDW era. Ğin German languageğ

SURFACE NOISE #7 (1983) £3.00 £2.00 - 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 #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 Hĝjer Hansen, Eberhard Weber, Steve Roach, Djam Karet, etc.

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

Audion #12 £5.00 (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 £5.00 (10/1990) Ohr, Emma Myldenberger, Look De Bouk, etc. ex shop reference copy

Audion #19 £5.00 (8/1991) Amon Düül, Nurse With Wound, Steve Moore ex shop reference copy

Audion #20 £5.00 (11/1991) Ash Ra Tempel, Parmegiani, ECM, Justine, etc. ex shop reference copy

Audion #23 £5.00 (11/1992) Richard Pinhas, John Cage, Italian Prog, Faust ex shop reference copy

Audion #32 £5.00 (6/1996) Kraftwerk, Neu!, Cluster, Ame Son, Fille Qui Mouse, Dockstader ex shop reference copy

Audion #34 £5.00 (2/1996) Ashra/Göttsching, François Bayle, Nik Tyndall, Artgallery, Fathom ex shop reference copy

Audion #52 £5.00 (9/2006) Xhol Caravan, Eruption, etc. ex shop copy, with some slightly stained page edges


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

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

Audion #22 £1.75 (7/1992) Sound Sculptures: Baschet's, Partch, Bertoncini, Sonde bargain slightly defective copy

Audion #23 £1.75 (11/1992) Richard Pinhas, John Cage, Italian Prog, Faust bargain photocopy version

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


You can also buy last copies of Audion issues via our Ebay page:


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!

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


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, and via Bandcamp or Discogs. Download & USB stick versions are also available via Bandcamp.

£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.


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