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revised: 27 November 2020
Ultima Thule Mail-Order List 185 online
AUDION 60 - new pdf/multimedia download edition, due out on 28 November
The Crack In The Cosmic Egg DVD-rom - downloadable update available. See orange panel here.
new delivery of German imports expected - 1 December (watch this space)
new order from Italy - possibly later next week
Eloy - CD imports...
ELOY - METROMANIA (Harvest 7243 5 63779 2 9; RM,RE) CD £10.00 - © 1984, in "flashy-metal Hawkwind meets Jethro Tull 80's style" vein.
Restocks of selected Grobschnitt
"Silver Mint" live CDs...
SMR 061 - Hagen 1975-1 - CD £13.00
SMR 062 - Hagen 1975-2 - CD £13.00
SMR 068 - Rehearsals 1974 - CD £13.00
SMR 077 - Crew Blues Session 1969 (Hagen)
- CD £13.00
I managed to negotiate wholesale as I pick and choose. So you can buy just what interests you.
Look on Discogs for tracklists.
Karaba - Schwester Mondreal (CD, Album) - back in stock! - excellent contemporary Krautrock / trippy fusion from Munich, with musicians from the current version of Embryo. They are also the main feature article in the next issue of Audion!
3 x Tangerine Dream - new CD editions...
TANGERINE DREAM - ENCORE (Virgin/UMC 774 698-0: RM) CD £6.00 - Live in USA 1977. Amalgams of themes from "Sorceror" & "Stratosfear", plus familiar live themes from the era. Includes "Encore/Hobo March" single tracks.
TANGERINE DREAM - CYCLONE (Virgin/UMC 774 788-3: RM) CD £6.00 - A progressive/space-rock excursion, with songs hinting at Jane/Eloy, a drum kit & all sorts of winds courtesy of Steve Jolliffe. © 1978. Includes the Peter Baumann & Edgar Froese solo tracks from the '70-'80 box set.
4 x Zappa / Mothers titles on CD...
THE MOTHERS OF INVENTION - BURNT WEENY SANDWICH (Zappa 0238422: RM) CD £9.00 - At their most volitile & ecclectic! © 1970.
MOTHERS - AHEAD OF THEIR TIME (Zappa 0238872: RM) CD £9.00 - Incredible previously unreleased live at the Royal Festival Hall, London (28/10/68).
FRANK ZAPPA - GUITAR (Zappa 0238762: RM) 2CD £11.00 - 1988 companion to "Shut Up & Play Your Guitar", 132 minutes of guitar lead instrumentals. In a slim 2CD jewel case.
other new titles...
USA parcel rates increase: extra
column added to p&p rates due to new higher prices since the 1st of July.
Audion 59 as pdf/multimedia download is out now! info
Audion 60 download out in early December
most new arrivals and for sale re-listings shown first here...
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The Crack In The Cosmic Egg
AUDION at Bandcamp
You can now buy all available* Audion issues via the Audion Bandcamp
AUDION 60 out 28 November!
Audion 60 (multimedia) issue will be out in early December.
AUDION 59 new issue!
So, seven years on from the last printed Audion magazine, it's time
for a revival. A few months ago, a few people requested that I publish out of
print Audion issues as some form of download. The most logical format was
pdf, as it is totally transportable, will work on any media device with the
pdf viewer installed, and is printable. I just needed to work out the best
way of doing it. So, after doing a few reprints, each with between 1-4 hours
of audio samples, here's a brand new one! Currently this has over 3 hours of
audio attached, including 2 rare tracks.
work in progress...
A Fistful Of Spaghetti
released in August
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.
Rancid Poultry - ARCHIVES (Auricle, various catalogue numbers) - series of 6 discs all containing previously unreleased recordings from the 1990s, all culled from the best of jam sessions, live tapes and rehearsals, plus a download sampler containing one track from each!
New at Bandcamp...
New download collections and lots of never reissued before titles!
Alto Stratus - (QSO) Phenomenaï; Vrije: Transmission, Six,
Retrospection I, Blitzkrieg, Terminus, Retrospection 2; Adhara: Golden Dream,
Infinity & Beyond, Visions Of Alucia; Tasty Morsels
Steve Freeman - SF.1: Xenophile, Scorpio: Conduct Unbecoming, Scorpio: Vox Populi, Scorpio: Tredje
Zircon & The Burning Brains - Schreek, Take Two, Theatre Of Modern Warfare, «DB»
plus: Interstellar Cementmixers, all Poultry Products, and much more!
Bandcamp index here
Endgame - CUPOLA (AMCDR 040) CDR £7.00 - 4 covers rediscovered!
Dave Powell - FRIED ROSIN (AMCDR 042) CDR £7.00 - 7 covers rediscovered
Jim Tetlow - ONEIROMANCER (AMCDR 009) CDR £7.00 - 17 covers rediscovered
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
limited 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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Coronavirus health crisis
During these difficult times Ultima Thule
will keep on running as long as the mail service keeps working.
Please note that most venues are closing
their doors until who knows when? So all gigs are off. I'll add any updates
on the gigs page.
Late news: on 30th of June Leicester was put back on Lockdown, for two weeks, pending review.
Alan & Steve at Ultima Thule
New releases / yet to order...
Caspar Brotzmann Massaker - THE TRIBE and BLACK AXIS - new reissues!
Richard Pinhas - EAST WEST - LP/CD reissue on Bureau B
The Spacious Mind - THE DRIFTER - oddments compilation with 1 new track
probably some more East Euro reissues including Modry Efekt titles
Monster Melodies Records...
Thinking of stocking a few releases on
Monster Melodies Records from France. Mostly unreleased recordings of
the French 1970s underground. These are LP only, and are not cheap (will be
around £25 retail I think), and include: Xalph (moody Shub Niggurath /
Eskaton type band), Robert Wood And Woodlands - Live at Lons Le Saulnier,
1974 (excellent trippy psych/prog by electric vibes player, Gong & Lard
Free related), Eclosion - Eclosion (excellent trippy folk-psych/experimental,
ex Ame Son), Moving Gelatine Plates (unreleased sessions and live), etc.
Souffle Continu Records...
Another label I need to stock, once we can raise the funds to do so. Lots of great rare stuff on the label.
31 Dec 2019: old Tiscali site discontinued.
14 Jan 2020: French progressive & underground - Facebook group created.
12 Feb 2020: BT site discontinued.
21 Feb 2020: This new www.ultimathulerecords.com site launched.
10 Mar 2020: Italian progressive & underground - Facebook group created.
13 June 2020: German progressive & underground - Facebook group created.
23 May 2020: start transferring PayPal sales to Bandcamp.
4 July 2020: set-up Audion Bandcamp page to sell back-issues, pdf/multimedia versions, and the new Cosmic Egg rom.
18 Oct 2020: British progressive & underground - Facebook group created.
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