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The printed version of Ultima Mail-Order Catalogue 194 (May-June 2022)
was mailed-out to subscribers on the 3rd of May.
The web version was posted online on the 5th of May 2022 at 9:45am.
Ordering instructions: look here

 

Customer messages...

 

message for:

 

customers with no email or other way to contact them.

 

brand-new Audion out now...


Audion 68 (4/2022) 44 pages - download only

 

new!  downloads available: multimedia download  pdf only download  preview video  index  28/3/2022

 

King Crimson part 2, Kornmo, Diagonal, Premiata Forneria Marconi - Tales from the award winning Marconi bakery, the rise of “spaghetti rock” and other adventures, Taj Mahal Travellers, Lutz Ulbrich interview, Choice British Label Classics: Deram, Strange Curios & Eclectic Arcana - Alan Freeman explores the unclassifiable - part 1, Seelie Court Digital (part 2), Hubro, New Italian Prog & Underground - part 3, DiN - Ian Boddy and related reviews, etc.

free audio with multimedia download: 134:49

 

work completed...

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

We wanted to publish this book 20 years ago, but we were far from having all the info we need to do a proper job. Now, having heard everything of repute from this wonderful scene, we managed to get it all together and organise it into a book format.

specifications: A4 276 pages total, internal pages: 272 (240 black & white text, 16 colour and 16 black & white picture pages.

More info here

Fund raising campaign 47 payments logged!

The more funding we get, the sooner it will
be published. Next, we need to find a good UK printer offering a reasonable price. Recommendations welcome!


Preview taster video:
https://youtu.be/KOXmsf4qvV0.

 

Latest gossip...

coming soon...
more
Audion multimedia reissues: see Audion page.
Audion 69 (June 2022) multimedia magazine:
brand new issue work in progress, due 30 May but may be delayed.

updates...
29 April 2022
: new Triax - Morphology Auricle AMCDR 313 and Bandcamp download. info
28 April 2022
: New arrivals: deliveries from Plastic Head distribution and Proper distribution. See Discogs
26 April 2022
: New arrivals: a big delivery of LP & CD Italian prog imports see Discogs - prices are cheaper than listed if you order direct

15 April 2022: new upload Audion 38 (8/1997) reissue buy

15 April 2022: new upload  Endgame - EQ festival 2008 buy

4 April 2022: Royal Mail rates change see new p&p rates
1 April 2022:
new uploads Audion 1 to 10 "bootleg" pdf editions, Audion 47 reissue
28 March 2022: new upload Audion 68 (April 2022) multimedia magazine: new issue buy
18 March 2022: new upload Audion 37 (5/1997) reissue buy

4 March 2022: new upload Audion 29 (10/1994) reissue buy
18 February 2022: new upload Audion 26 (11/1998) reissue buy

18 February 2022: New arrivals: deliveries from Plastic Head distribution and Proper distribution

3 February 2022: new upload Audion 40 (11/1998) new improved v2 edition reissue buy

29 January 2022: new upload Audion 67 (February 2022) multimedia magazine: new issue buy
26 January 2022: New arrivals: delivery from Proper distribution, including Cosmic Jokers LP reissue, John Berberian, ECM titles, etc.

25 January 2022: new upload The Audion guide to Nurse With Wound (v2/1995/2005) reissue buy

22 January 2022: new upload Audion 30 (2/1995) including unreleased Univers Zero reissue buy

12 January 2022: New arrivals: delivery from fMinor, including Seelie Court Digital - CD releases, and some 1-off vinyl items.

4 January 2022: new upload The Crack In The Cosmic Egg (abridged pdf edition) + buy
30 December 2021: new Can live in Brighton - back in stock! Plus other Mute, Spoon, Gronland, etc.
17 December
2021: new upload Audion 25 (3/1993) reissue buy

16 December 2021: New arrivals: delivery from Warner / ADA, including Popol Vuh titles, ELP, Hawkwind, Jethro Tull, Jean-Luc Ponty box, etc.

15 December 2021: New arrivals: delivery from Little Amber Fish, including more King Crimson titles, Fripp & Eno, a few Focus, etc.

8 December 2021: New arrivals: delivery from Cargo, including Hubro & Sub Rosa releases, Smote LP, Important Records obscurities, etc.

1 December 2021: new Can live in Brighton - in stock! Plus other Mute, Spoon, Gronland,
30 November 2021: new upload Audion 66 (December 2021) multimedia magazine: new issue buy
29 November 2021: The Crack In The Cosmic Egg DVD-rom update v1-2 completed - Get it here
26 November 2021: 4 more Popol Vuh CD reissues - in stock! p.s. we can also special order the 4LP box set
2
5 November 2021: new upload Audion 24 (3/1993) reissue buy

18 November 2021: New arrivals: delivery from Plastic Head distribution, including Guranfoe, Ruphus, Voiceprint label, etc.

11 November 2021: New arrivals: delivery from Little Amber Fish, including lots of King Crimson titles, Fripp & Eno, a few Focus, etc.

5 November 2021: new upload Audion 58 (11/2013) reissue buy

possibles...

King Crimson
vinyl LP reissues...
KCLP1 King Crimson / In The Court Of Crimson (1LP/Gat/200g) 0633367911117

KCLP5 King Crimson / Larks' Tongues In Aspic (1LP/200g) 0633367910516

KCLP7 King Crimson / Red (1LP/200g) 0633367910714


I can special order these 3, and will stock them if there is the demand. Price = £16 direct / £17.99 on Discogs

 

Pink Floyd
early years sets...
1965-1967 Cambridge St/Ation, 1968 Germin/Ation, 1969 Dramatis/Ation, 1970 Devi/Ation, 1971 Reverber/Ation, 1972 Obfusc/Ation

Just found that we can get these sets that together made up that insanely expensive "early years" box a few years back. Enquire if interested.

Audion pdf issues...

Issues 59 to 66 are now available as much smaller integrated and searchable pdf versions, which means they now eat up less memory and will work much faster on portable devices. All these are available as full multimedia versions (with free audio) or as pdf only (ideal for those with limited system memory available). see Audion page or go to Audion at Bandcamp

Want to buy some Audion pdf issues, but confused by Bandcamp and would prefer to deal direct? Don't need the audio and just want to get pdf magazine downloads? Email me: utle2uk@btconnect.com and tell me which issues you want. You can pay by any method (credit or debit card, PayPal, etc.) at £5 each, and I will then supply a simple customised WeTransfer or Google Drive download link.

16 July 2021: now also selling CDs, LPs, DVDs, Audions, and other things via...

 

14 April 2021: Miss the ULTIMA THULE shop? Remember, all friends/customers can browse our "shop" catalogue here or our Discogs shop, reserve by phone/email/facebook-messenger and pay for records by cash at our door. Visits to browse our stocks can also be arranged (bring a mask)

International Mail news: For the status of the current mail service to your country, please check: https://personal.help.royalmail.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/5317/~/international-incident-bulletin

 

 

most new arrivals and for sale re-listings shown first here...

 

 

Discogs is the most convenient method for most purchases, with automated checkout or customised billing and integrated PayPal.
Downloads and most of our releases (including Audion) can be purchased via Bandcamp. If you wish to save money, then you should
buy direct via email or phone with your credit/debit card details, or by email or Facebook messenger requesting a PayPal invoice.
Items can be reserved (for one week) and paid by cheque/postal-order/cash. p&p/shipping is extra.
No visits at the moment.
More info: look here Contacts: 0116 2702354 utle2uk@btconnect.com https://www.facebook.com/alan.freeman.75054

 

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.

 

AUDION at Bandcamp

You can now buy 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. Please note that all Bandcamp physical sales have 99p added to cover their fees and PayPal costs.


pdf/multimedia download editions
Many old issues are now available as pdf/multimedia download editions at Bandcamp, all with bonus free audio selections. More of these
PDF download versions (and most out of print issues) will be added over the next few months. Also, Audion has been relaunched, with Audion issue 59 the first new issue published this way!

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

For one-offs, last copies and second-hand items aren't listed on Bandcamp, look here and here.

 

Ultima Thule release news

 

work in progress
Approaching Infinity - TBA (AMCDR 313)
2??. Triax - TBA

new releases...

The Interstellar Cementmixers - DIMENSION X (AMCDR 309) more excellent unreleased archives
Peter Tedstone - VIEW (AMCDR 310)
historic experimental releases by his UK synthesist
Peter Tedstone - ADVENTURE IN ALGIERS (AMCDR 311)
Peter Tedstone - TEN TO STRANGE (AMCDR 312)
Approaching Infinity - TRITON (AMCDR 308)
trio works by Alan Freeman & Jim Tetlow + 1

recent...

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 - also, buy via Discogs
Ruin - WIRED UP (AMCDR 304)
March 2018 session - also, buy via DiscogsEndgame - 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. These are now deleted with only a few stock copies left!

 

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
Alan Freeman
- A.C.F. #1: Time Shift, Xylem (1983), Xylem: Revision, Xylem: Predator, Xylem: Elephants Pursued

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

 

future projects...
The Interstellar Cementmixers - Dimension X: unreleased archives collection on Auricle
Triax - Intoxication: pending mixdown and editing
Approaching Infinity - Triton (AMCDR 30?)
new live recordings and trio works by Alan Freeman & Jim Tetlow + guests
Ruin - TBA (AMCDR 30?)
Approaching Infinity - Beyond The Wall Of Sleep - TBA
? - TBA

refound Auricle...

Endgame - CUPOLA (AMCDR 040) CDR £7.00 - 4 covers rediscovered!
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 covers rediscovered
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

 

special 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

 

Buy direct via email or phone with your credit/debit card details, or by email or Facebook messenger requesting a PayPal invoice.
Items can be reserved (for one week) and paid by cheque/postal-order/cash. p&p/shipping is extra.
If local or coming to Leicester you can arrange to visit.
Contacts: 0116 2702354 utle2uk@btconnect.com https://www.facebook.com/alan.freeman.75054

 

Coronavirus health crisis

During these difficult times Ultima Thule will keep on running as long as the mail service keeps working.
Luckily, as we work from home, with a post office just around the corner, it is mostly business as normal for us.
So, please keep your orders coming and make sure that we can stay busy supplying you with great music over the next weeks.
Remember, you can order by email, Facebook or phone, and also keep in touch with us via our various Facebook pages.

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.
The Faust gig at the Union Chapel, London, 8 May has been postponed, and a new date has been announced in October.
Anyway, hope we all get through this okay, and best wishes to all our customers/friends. Keep well and keep on enjoying the music!

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

etc.

 

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.
Anyone interested? More info at: https://www.discogs.com/label/613034-Monster-Melodies-Records
I'm after listening copies of those listed below to decide if we need to stock them (only edited track samples can be found online)...
Dies Irae MMLP08, Jacques Dudon - Erosion Distillée MMLP09, Satan MMLP10, Contrepoint MMLP11, Calcium MMLP12, Xalph MMLP13

 

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.

 

Web news

 

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.

 

 

Visiting Ultima Thule

Info and directions here.

Visiting is suspended during lockdown March+ 2020.
You can still arrange to pick-up paid for items.

 

 

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