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revised: 23 May 2020
Ultima Thule Mail-Order List 182 online
See the new catalogue!
Keep a look-out on the Ultima Thule Facebook group for daily special downloads at "name your price". See Bandcamp specials below.
most new arrivals and for sale re-listings shown first here...
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work in progress...
The Crack In The Cosmic Egg
years in the making! A completely revised "The Crack In The Cosmic
Egg" DVD-Rom is near completion, and will be out sometime soon.
Currently Steve has almost finished doing his final error and formatting checks, and then I (Alan) will have to do link checks and headers pass, just to check no bugs remain!
For more info and updates look here.
work in progress...
A Fistful Of Spaghetti
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.
There's still a bit of work to be done, but it should be out later this year. We also need votes from friends and fans for their favourite 20 Italian albums of the 60s/70s scene. To vote, email firstname.lastname@example.org or post on the relevant Facebook thread.
For more info and updates look here.
Coronavirus health crisis
During these difficult times Ultima Thule
will keep on running as long as the mail service keeps working.
Alan & Steve at Ultima Thule
During the current situation with a lot of people at home and little to do, I'm running a two bargain downloads campaign. At the moment these are one Endgame and one Triax release, each as "name your price" download. These are announced when updated/changed on the Ultima Thule Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ultimathulemusic/ And I'll keep up doing this until I get bored and try something different!
Here are a few more regular "name
your price" downloads that are available...
Alto Stratus - 2000's selection
AMA - Examination
Clothearz - Introduction
Endgame - Kaleidoscope
improquadelectronic - all releases!
The Interstellar Cementmixers - Electronic Rain
Hadley Kahn & Escapade - Auricle Selection
The Land Of Yrx - Auricle Selection
Kevin O'Neill - Reflections
Quadelectronic - all releases - all Quadelectronic Archives to QE140 are now uploaded. QE141 will be uploaded shortly!
Rancid Poultry - Look Out! (Cassettes Selection 1986-1992)
Rancid Poultry - Archives 1-6 Selection
Ruin - Spontaneous vol.1
Ruin - Spontaneous vol.2
Sine Wave - all releases
Triax - Refractions
Zircon & The Burning Brains - Cold Smoke
Various Artists - Krautrock
New Facebook groups
French progressive & underground https://www.facebook.com/groups/630233584462949/
Italian progressive & underground https://www.facebook.com/groups/268710464119112/
Spring cleaning specials
ROBERT CALVERT - CENTIGRADE 232 (Voiceprint VP403CD) CD ex/ex+ £5.00 - this does not have the limited edition booklet
LOREN MAZZACANE CONNORS & SUZANNE LANGILLE - CRUCIBLE (Black Label BLACK 4) ex+/- £5.00 - uncased with front booklet only, experimental music for guitar and voice
RICHARD GARET - DECENTERING (Sourdine SD005) CD ex+/- £5.00 - This is missing the brown paper envelope. Comes in a polysleeve with insert. Abstract experimental music. Also listed on Discogs
MATHIAS GRASSOW & TOMAS WEISS - Farewell, bonus disc: KARMA (Musical Philosophy) ex+/- £2.00 - black CDR#049/100
FELIX JAY - SUBAQUEOUS (Hermetic Recordings HERM 1011) 2CD £10.00 - gatefold card sleeve - ambient works from Roedelius collaborator
CONRAD SCHNITZLER - THE PIANO WORKS, VOLUME 1 (Individuelle Mythologie IM 001) CD ex/ex £20.00 - Disc is as new. Card cover has slightly yellowed with age and has some minor wear/skuffs and creasing, plus has a faded PROMO COPY stamped in the 1 on the front. Insert is signed "Hello! C 12.12.97" in silver marker by Con himself. Very rare avant-piano constructions. Also listed on Discogs
DIETER MÜH - EXETER CAVERN 25.3.07 (-) CDR m/- £5.00 - 30m document from an electronic improvisation event, includes 2 photos
NURSE WITH WOUND - RAT TAPES ONE (United Dairies UD 0169CD) m/m £9.50 - reputedly this version is the first, NWW-home-printed edition of 100 created to be sold at the 2006 San Francisco concert. Also listed on Discogs
RICHARD SKELTON - *SKURA (Sustain-Release ) mp3
DVD m/ex+ £40.00 - complete musical works of Richard Skelton, including all A
Broken Consort releases, and releases under many other aliases. All ambient
and abstract music. DVD is accompanied by a 122-page book featuring a full
discography, artwork, poem fragments, liner notes and introductory essays.
p&p as per 2xCD rate (4 units). Also listed on Discogs
various - AMBIANCES MAGNÉTIQUES VOLUME 3: INÉDITS (Ambiances Magnétiques AM 050) CD vg+/ex £5.00 - disc has some slight marks caused by the card holder, box/cover "Opak box" is closer to nm. 24 tracks by René Lussier, Jean Derome, Joane Hétu and others
(6/1996) reprint, one-off
copy that was mistakenly printed on heavy paper, price: £10.00
more updates will be added here when stocks arrive.
Sundry other items
these are items listed on Discogs that
are not our usual material and/or not in our mail-order catalogue.
THE AMBUSH PARTY - THE AMBUSH PARTY (De
Platenbakkerij PB0000: DP) CD m/vg+
ASK - ACOUSTIC QUARTET 2006 (Discus
27CD) CD m/ex+
CCQ - TREIFFEL (Platenbakkerij PB002: DP) CD
DEAD COWBOY CULTURE - THE REST IS SILENCE (private: DP) CD £9.00 - Obscure Leicester band led by the charismatic multi-instrumentalist Doc Scott. Their 2009 debut album.
DEEP SKY DIVERS - THE NEW FAST LANE (Anyrobinhood arh0011) CD vg+/ex+ £3.00 - Syrupy new-age from England, includes some reworked versions of old tracks. © 2003.
ENDGAME - ICH BIN SCHIZOPHRENE (Auricle AMCDR 022) CDR £5.00 - Promo, not numbered.
THE GRATEFUL DEAD - AOXOMOXOA (Warner Bros. 7599-27178-2) CD ex+/m £5.50 - Influential US rock band featuring Jerry Garcia, Mickey Hart, Phil Lesh, etc. © 1969.
GREW TRIO - IT'S MORNING (Discus 22CD) CD m/m
HORNWEB - THE ROSEMARY SONGBOOK (Discus
26cd) CD ex+/ex+
NICO HUIJBREGTS - FALSCHE TANGO (Vindu
20101: DP) CD m/m
I COMPANI - MANGIARE! (icdisc.nl 1101) CD
INCLUSION PRINCIPLE - THE LEAF FACTORY FALLBACK (Discus
38CD: CC) CD ex+/ex
JUXTAVOICES - JUXTANOTHER ANTICHOIR FROM SHEFFIELD (Discus 44CD: CC) CD m/ex+ £7.00 - Oddball avant-garde vocal ensemble from Sheffield (formed by Martin Archer).
KOCH-SCHUTZ-STUDER & MÚSICOS CUBANOS - FIDEL (Intakt CD 056) CD m/m £6.50 - Swiss jazz trio meet a gang of Cuban traditional musicians. From challenging to toe-tapping!
PAULO J FERREIRA LOPES - FEEZE
(atrito-afeito 001) CDR m/m
DARIUSZ MAZUROWSKI - REHEARSALS (De eM Studio) CDR ex+/ex+ £9.00 - Early recordings, varied elctronic/electroacoustic experimental "kind of sounds like Asmus Tietchens doing John Cage" according to my review notes, really obscure this is not even listed on the artist's web pages.
MESCHPLAN - THE MESCHPLAN TAPES (BORG 001: DP) CD m/ex+ £4.99 - Synth stuff.
MESON - 5C4L3 (Discus 55CD: CC) CD m/ex+ £7.00 - "Ambidelic post-folk prog-bebop from Meson" Abstract stuff with electronics & jazz instruments, somewhat feels like Roger Doyle's Babel Project, kind of Julie Tippets like theatrics & a little bit towards psychedelic stuff with female voice & sci-fi concept. Led by Bo Meson. © 2016.
MICHAEL NYMAN - THE PIANO (MN
MNRCD107) CD ex/ex+
PREMIER ROELES - KA DA VER (Vindu Music vindu20111: CC) CD m/m £5.50 £3.00 - Dutch quartet led by bassist Harmjan Roeles. Scrappy noodle jazz. © 2011.
RANDOMWORLD - 1 (Discus 31CD: CC) CDR £9.00 - Abstract improv, every copy is different!
SMALL FACES - OGDENS NUT GONE FLAKE (Castle CMRCD1192) CD m/ex+ £5.50 - Their celebrated eccentric album featuring Stanley Unwin. © 1968.
SOFT MACHINE - KINGS OF CANTERBURY (Snapper SMDCD456) 2CD m/m £5.50 - Cheapo sampler - an ideal intro to Soft Machine for the newcomer!
TANGERINE DREAM - TANG-GO (TDI CD026) 2CD ex/ex+ £7.50 - "The Best Of Tangerine Dream 1990-2000". Very varied compilation, mainly by the Edgar & Jerome Froese line-up. © 2000.
TANGERINE DREAM - OCEAN WAVES COLLECTION (Purple Pyramid CLP 9276) CD ex+/m £10.00 - 2009 reissue of compilation previously released on E@stgate in 2007!
CORRIE VAN BINSBERGEN - SELF PORTRAIT IN PALE BLUE (Brokken
Records BR006: DP) CD m/m
FLORIAN WITTENBURG - DON'T PUSH THE PIANO AROUND (Nur/Nicht/Nur 117 01 26: DP) m/ex+ £5.00 - Piano works, © 2017.
FLORIAN WITTENBURG - FOUR WAVES (Nur/Nicht/Nur 118 03 06: DP) m/ex+ £8.00
BORIS YOFFE - SONG OF SONGS (ECM New
Series ECM 2174/476 4426) CD ex+/ex+
ZOID - ZOID VS THE JAZZ MUSICIANS OF IRELAND VOL 1
(Diatribe DIACD001: DP) CD
BEYOND THE SEA (Cordelia CD040: DP) CD £8.00 - "The Surf instrumental bands of the world fearlessly extend their repertoire". Don's Mobile Barbers, Thurston Lava Tube, & 24 others!
CLICKSANDCUTS FIVEPOINTONE (Mille Plateaux MP 306: DP) CD £5.99
NIGHT MUSIC: THE BEST OF AD MUSIC VOLUME 5 (AD
Music AD77CD) CD
TANGRAM SAMPLER (Tangram: CC) CD ex+/vg+ £8.00 - Promo label sampler: D. Malherbe, L. Ehrlich, B. Letort, Limborg, J.P. Voindrot. © 1993. Sleeve has some price sticker ink transferance saying: ex+/ex+ £8
UN VOYAGE EN PROGRESSIF, VOLUME 8 (Musea
FGBG 4480.AR) CD ex+/ex+
LA COMPANIA - REESTRENO (CBS S 64708) LP f+/ex
FOCUS - LIVE AT THE RAINBOW (5C 054-24939) LP g/vg £0.99
GILLAN - FUTURE SHOCK (Virgin 203.596) LP ex/ex £5.99 - Former Deep Purple vocalist & band (feat. Colin Towns). Dutch pressing: deluxe gatefold wallet/book cover. © 1981.
JLIAT - OF MUSICOLOGY: VOLUME 1 & 2 (-) 12" ex+/nc £8.99 - electronic, abstract, experimental
ILIA MAYER - VIDA NOCTURNA (Disboot
PLEASE WAIT - LOOK AROUND, SEE INSIDE (Caleiah
AMANCIO PRADA - VIDA E MORTE (Alvares
HALS 710-01) LP ex+/vg+
YES - WONDROUS STORIES/PARALLELS (Atlantic K 10999) 7" vg/nc £0.50 - © 1977.
ALTO STRATUS - THE RITUAL (Auricle AMC 035) MC £20.00 - #1/100
EMERSON, LAKE & PALMER - WORKS, VOL. 1 (Atlantic K480009) 2MC ex+/ex+ £4.99 - One side by ELP, the other three sides are solo outings. © 1977. Note: P&P = 6 units!
YES - UNION (Arista 411 558: 1xBT) MC ex+/ex+ £3.00 - © 1991.
LED ZEPPELIN - THE SONG REMAINS THE SAME (Warner Home Video PES 61389) VHS £2.99
RADIOHEAD - MEETING PEOPLE IS EASY (Parlophone 7243 4 92142 3 1) VHS £2.99
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.
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Ultima Thule release news
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) download sampler and 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
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.
Endgame - LIVE VOL. II (Auricle AMEGL2) CDR £7.00 - white cased - last copy
Endgame - LIVE VOL. IV (Auricle AMEGL4) CDR £7.00 - white cased - last copy
Endgame - LIVE VOL. VI (Auricle AMEGL6) CDR £5.00 - 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 £9.00 - white cased - last copy, one of the first 10 published with misprinted cover!
Endgame - LIVE VOL. IX (Auricle AMEGL9) CDR £7.00 - white cased - last copy
Endgame - LIVE VOL. X (Auricle AMEGL10) CDR £5.00 - white cased - last 2 copies
Endgame - LIVE 2001 SAMPLER (Auricle AMEGS1) CDR £3.00 - white cased - ex display copy - last copy
LIVE SPECIAL DEAL OFFERS
1. Buy all 6 and claim the cheapest one free!
2. Buy all 6 (and I will make a special copy of an out of print one for you) get the special copy disc free!
Quote these offers if you order!
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.
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
PLASM SPECIAL DEAL OFFERS
1. Buy all 5 and claim the cheapest one free!
2. Buy all 6 (I will make a special copy of Ectoplasm for you) and get the Ectoplasm disc free!
Quote these offers if you order!
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
Soon?: not in stock yet
new items ordered...
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
and maybe some others I've forgot!
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.
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.
23 May 2020: Another job to do on the Ultima Thule web site
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