Catalogue # 188 (May-June 2021), online version
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see: releases index
AURICLE / COSMIC EGG - new releases
See the downloads page for lots of Bandcamp news!
APPROACHING INFINITY - TRITON (AMCDR 308) This release documents the duo Approaching Infinity in collaboration with four different third performers at Quadelectronic events, adding a number of new hitherto unheard facets to the duo's sound. Although the whole collection is wonderful, with Helena McLeod's improv-vocalese adding a totally unexpected diversion on one track, three tracks also feature the cosmic guitar of Matt Stone, a talent that should really be more widely known. This and the previous two Approaching Infinity releases can be downloaded via Jim Tetlow's Bandcamp, with the physical discs via Ultima Thule/Auricle.
PETER STROM - FREE ELECTRIC
ROCK (UTCE 016 CDR) CDR - Peter Frohmader's Krautrock jam
project from the early 1990s
RUIN - THE DYSTOPIAN ARENA (AMCDR 306/7) 2xCDR - the inevitable double album, 108'47" of experimental rock innovation!
TRIAX - COSMIC ENGINEERS (AMCDR 303/4) 2xCDR - 30/12/2018 session - another Triax with no hurdy-gurdy, with Dave playing violin instead, often with processing that makes it sound like something else. Lots of string synth and mock Mellotron sounds too, twisted electronics, flute, guitar, and much more, all spiced up with live electroacoustics, collage and looping. You can also, buy via Discogs
RUIN - WIRED UP (AMCDR 304) March 2018 session - down to a trio on this one, but it's no lesser beast, with lots of multi-tracking going on, it's 8 trips down new rabbit holes, each with many a surprise in store! You'll hear familiar elements of the Ruin sound you know, but an interplay that's different, this is largely due to Curly leaving all the guitar duties to Jack, and instead he plays around a lot more with electronics and also giving more room to flute. There's also lots of sound twisting and reprocessing on the fly resulting in some pretty weird textures. All of this, as usual, is counterpointed or bolstered by the percussion work of Stu. Wired Up indeed! You also, buy via Discogs
ENDGAME - LIQUID TIME (AMCDR 302) CDR - brand new 20th anniversary 2019 session! After a hiatus of several years, except for the occasional Quadelectronic performance, this 20th anniversary session from Endgame just goes to show that the daring spirit of Endgame has not at all died out. Fresh and vital, this mixes some well-worn ideas with lots of new ones, and obviously some ideas leeching through form parallel projects Triax and Approaching Infinity. So, expect both the familiar Endgame style (if there is such a thing) embellished by a lot that is different.
TRIAX - 44 (AMCDR 297) January 2018 recordings - a diverse collection of 12 tracks extracted from 3 big sessions, covering a wide range of moods. Sometimes unmistakably Triax (despite the lack of any hurdy-gurdy, featuring Dave Powell on flute and dulcimer instead), some of it is new previously unexplored territory.
RUIN - HALLUCINATIONS (AMCDR 299) - If you thought you knew RUIN - think again! Starting in the realms of Metabolist somewhat, this album is one hell of a trip, moving from avant-garde stoner/post-rock hybrids onto the downright weird. An apt album title then, with suitably bizarre texts/lyrics too.
RUIN - PLAY (AMCDR 301) from 2014 live video session! As Ruin have never performed live, and maybe they never will, I suggested that maybe they should video one of their studio sessions. And they did, but still wanted to remain somewhat incognito, hence the disguises! So, on the web you can now experience Ruin on the edge, spontaneous and unedited. Following comments that this was so good that it should be released as an album, here it is (not quite warts 'n' all, as some considerable work was needed to get rid of some flaws not evident on the video version) now with greatly improved clarity.
Rancid Poultry - Archives...
All previously unreleased session recordings from the 1990s.
These are largely heavy instrumental stuff sounding like a hybrid of
Metabolist, Guru Guru, Nekropolis, et al - but with that unique Rancid Poultry
frazzled edge. All are numbered editions (first run was planned as 20 copies,
although sales have been slow and they have thus been deleted, with only the
quantities stated below remaining) and they sell for £8.00 each.
ARCHIVES 1993-05-04 (AMCDR 290) 5 tracks: 73'48" - sold-out
ARCHIVES 1995-04-04 (AMCDR 292) 5 tracks: 60'46" - 2 copies
ARCHIVES 1996-08-13 (AMCDR 294) "Sparsity" 4 tracks: 58'34" - 2 copies
ARCHIVES 1997-01-14 (AMCDR 296) "The Winter Of Discontent" 6 tracks: 66'54" - 2 copies
ARCHIVES 1998-06-02 (AMCDR 298) "Pre Po90 Posturings & The Dark Session" 5 tracks: 53'59" - 2 copies
ARCHIVES FRAGMENTS 1994-1998 (AMCDR 300) 7 more tracks: 57'55" - 4 copies
ALCATRAZ - NO 4 (UTCE 008 CDR) excellent instrumental jazz fusion - ltd.ed. 2nd pressing
Alto Stratus Dark Star reissues...
2019 batch of 12 Alto Stratus releases from 1984. This was a very prolific and explorative era of Alto Stratus, most famous for the Svet Ozveny, Tension! and Tachyon releases. All the below have never reissued before (some remixed tracks were included in the Auricle Archives releases), and are now all authentically mastered as bargain discs at just £5.00 each.
URBAN DECAY (DS101 CDR) two side-long patchwork suites. 52'05"
TALES FROM TOMORROW (DS102 CDR) a mixture of surrealist and sci-fi concepts, dream imagery and pure experimentation. 60'48"
ÉPATANT! (DS103 CDR) first really explorative work with echo machine. 58'52"
TRAUMA (DS104 CDR) lots of Casio keyboards based ditties (many dedicated to Roedelius) alongside more unusual pieces. Includes a bonus track. 69'05"
CHAOS (DSB3 CDR) from the unreleased Pantheon series. 60'46"
KRONOS (DSB11 CDR) from the unreleased Pantheon series. 58'15"
XOLOTL (DSB24 CDR) from the unreleased Pantheon series. 60'00"
LOGOS (DSB12 CDR) from the unreleased Pantheon series. 56'10"
THOR (DSB20 CDR) from the unreleased Pantheon series. 58'43"
LIQUID SKY (DS107 CDR) an oddball concept album, inspired by the weird punk sci-fi movie "Liquid Sky", including 3 rare extra tracks 70'55"
IBLIS (DSB9 CDR) from the unreleased Pantheon series. 58'20"
LIVE IN STUDIO 9/10/84 (DS110 CDR) first Alto Stratus attempt to record an album live in the studio without overdubs, and one of our few pure synthesizer albums. 55'12"
Most current releases are issued in "rolling" editions of 20 numbered copies. Some of our own band releases are in editions of 12. Many old titles are now low stock or deleted. All are remastered for the best quality possible. Many are exclusives! Downloads of many titles are also available via Bandcamp, and places like Amazon, iTunes, Tidal, etc.
APPROACHING INFINITY - TRIAD (Auricle AMCDR 30?) cosmic treks by Alan Freeman & Jim Tetlow plus guests
RUIN - TBA (Auricle AMCDR 30?) possibly several more releases
TRIAX - TBA (Auricle AMCDR 30?) December 2018 session recordings!
Upcoming releases can be pre-ordered during the two weeks before release.
Deleted / very last copies...
As a lot of Auricle releases are nearing the end of their
editions, and we don't have the facilities to reprint covers the same,
any such very last copies or re-found rarities/deleted items you can buy at Discogs or here by email (see the news page)
Any represses (if they happen) will be different!
Endgame - CUPOLA (AMCDR 040) CDR £7.00 - 4 covers
Endgame - PARADOXE (AMCDR 036) CDR £7.00 - 20 covers rediscovered!
Dave Powell - FRIED ROSIN (AMCDR 042) CDR £7.00 - 7 covers rediscovered
Jim Tetlow - ONEIROMANCER (AMCDR 009) CDR £7.00 - 17
these will be duplicated to order
very last stock copies of these Auricle releases...
Endgame - FLUXION (AMCDR 050) CDR £7.00 - ex-display insert new/vg+ copy
Endgame - KHIMAIRA (AMCDR 108/9) 2xCDR £11.00 - last copy of original (will be reissued with a slightly revised cover)
Endgame - JUST CURIOUS (AMCDR 154/155) 2CDR £11.00 - last copy of second edition
Endgame - MP3 DISC (AMP3 CDR 001) CDR £11.00 - last copy (17 hours of Endgame as mp3)
Moore/Myers - REACHING BEYOND THE SPHERE (AMC 026) c60 cassette £9.00 - last copy
various artists - A BREEZE OF TIME (AMACDR 015) CDR £5.00 - last 2 copies
various artists - AURICLE CASSETTES SAMPLER (AMSCDR 001) CDR £9.00 - last copy (inc. rare Courtyard Moth, Robert Rich, Shub Niggurath)
various artists - HISTORICAL AURICLE (AMSCDR 002) CDR £9.00 - last copy (inc. rare Con-Hertz, Peter Frohmader, Colin Potter, etc.)
various artists - AURICLE CDR 2001 SAMPLER (AMSCDR 005) CDR £3.00 - last 4 copies
various artists - AURICLE CDR 2002 SAMPLER (AMSCDR 010) CDR £3.00 - last copy
various artists - RARITIES 2 (AMACDR 013) CDR £5.00 - last 2 copies
various artists - UT GOLDEN HOUR (AMSCDR 003) CDR £3.00 - last 4 copies
very last stock copies of Endgame Live discs...
Discover Endgame live, an improvising electronics band from Leicester, UK. These bargain priced releases amount to a selection of choice live recordings from 2001 to 2005, some featuring special guests and culminating as support to Arthur Brown. Some of this is the most out-there Endgame recorded. Styles: drone, ambient, electroacoustic, dark ambient, kosmische, industrial. Available direct or via the Ultima Thule Discogs shop.
all now £5.00 each (or £5.99 inc. PayPal & Discogs fees), except noted
Endgame - LIVE VOL. II (Auricle AMEGL2) CDR - white cased - last copy
Endgame - LIVE VOL. IV (Auricle AMEGL4) CDR - white cased - last copy
Endgame - LIVE VOL. VI (Auricle AMEGL6) CDR - white cased - last 2 copies
Endgame - LIVE VOL. VI (Auricle AMEGL6) CDR £2.50 - white cased - ex display copy - hence special offer price!
Endgame - LIVE VOL. VIII (Auricle AMEGL8) CDR - white cased - last copy, one of the first 10 published with misprinted cover!
Endgame - LIVE VOL. IX (Auricle AMEGL9) CDR - white cased - last copy
Endgame - LIVE VOL. X (Auricle AMEGL10) CDR - white cased - last 2 copies
Endgame - LIVE 2001 SAMPLER (Auricle AMEGS1) CDR £3.00 - white cased - ex display copy - last copy
very last stock copies of Endgame Plasm set...
Discover Endgame in a nutshell, an improvising electronics band from Leicester, UK. These bargain priced releases amount to a selection of session and live specials, plus remixes and rarities, largely in the more accessible vein of drone, ambient, electroacoustic, dark ambient, kosmische, industrial. Available direct or via the Ultima Thule Discogs shop.
all now £5.00 each (or £5.99 inc. PayPal & Discogs fees), except noted
Endgame - PROTOPLASM (Auricle AMEGD1) CDR £5.00 - white cased - last copy
Endgame - PROTOPLASM (Auricle AMEGD1) CDR £2.50 - copy with case marked PROMO and silver disc - hence special offer at half price
Endgame - PROTOPLASM (Auricle AMEGD1) CDR £4.00 - sleeved - last copy
Endgame - CYTOPLASM (Auricle AMEGD2) CDR £4.00 - white cased - last 2 copies
Endgame - CYTOPLASM (Auricle AMEGD2) CDR £3.00 - sleeved - last 2 copies
Endgame - ENDOPLASM (Auricle AMEGD4) CDR £5.00 - white cased - last copy
Endgame - ENDOPLASM (Auricle AMEGD4) CDR £4.00 - sleeved - last 3 copies
Endgame - BIOPLASM (Auricle AMEGD5) CDR £5.00 - white cased - last 2 copies
Endgame - BIOPLASM (Auricle AMEGD5) CDR £4.00 - sleeved - last 2 copies
Endgame - NUCLEOPLASM (Auricle AMEGD6) CDR £5.00 - white cased - last 2 copies
Endgame - NUCLEOPLASM (Auricle AMEGD6) CDR £4.00 - sleeved - last 3 copies
editions / reissues...
Con-Hertz - CONTRASTS (AMC 028) 2x c90 £15.00 - last 4 copies - duplicated on Maxell XL II chrome
Peter Frohmader - JULES VERNE CYCLE (AMC 018) c60 £5.00 - last copy - duplicated on branded chrome cassettes
Robert Rich - LIVE (AMC 021) MC £9.00 - 1 copy - duplicated on Maxell XL II chrome
Robert Rich - LIVE (AMCDR-LTD 021) 2CDR £9.00 - 6 copies
Robert Rich - INNER LANDSCAPES (AMC 029) MC £5.00 - 2 copies - duplicated on Maxell XL II chrome
Robert Rich - INNER LANDSCAPES (AMCDR-LTD 029) 2CDR £9.00 - 1 copy
copies of these can be duplicated to order...
I still have covers for these (quantities as stated), but no way to print on silver discs, so these will be "hand labelled" like this
Endgame - HORIZONS (AMCDR 084) - 2 copies
Endgame - OBVIOUS (AMCDR 086) - 2 copies
Endgame - ELEMENTAL TRAVELLER (AMCDR 110) - 2 copies
Endgame - OCULAR (AMCDR 111) - 2 copies
Endgame - VAPOURS (AMCDR 160) - 1 copy
Endgame - ENIGMA (AMCDR 161) - 1 copy
Endgame - UNDER CONSTRUCTION (AMCDR 162) - 1 copy
Endgame - TACTILE (AMCDR 170) - 1 copy
Endgame - REMOTE VIEWING (AMCDR 176) - 1 copy
Extremities - COLLISION THEORY (AMCDR 141) - 2 copies
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