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ULTIMA THULE / NEWS PAGE 13 August 2022

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The printed version of Ultima Mail-Order Catalogue 195 (July-August 2022)
was mailed-out to subscribers on the 29th of June.
The web version was posted online on the 2nd of July 2022 at 12:30.
Ordering instructions: look here

 

Customer messages...

 

message for: Rick K-S, please email me at: mailto:utle2uk@btconnect.com so that I can add your email address to my files.

 

customers with no email or other way to contact them.

 

brand-new Audion out now...


Audion 70 (8/2022) download only

 

new!  downloads available: multimedia download  pdf only download  preview video  index  29/7/2022

 

AMM - baffling free-jazz and contemporary classical audiences for 5 decades, Birth - new prog sounds from San Diego,
MPS - favourites from the Black Forest, 20 questions with Paul Nagle, Perigeo & other Italian prog-fusion acts of the 1970s, French Independent & Underground Obscurities Part 2, new Italian prog 4, Weird Garden DeMontfort event, Choice British Label Classics: Harvest, Strange Curios & Eclectic Arcana (part 2), Catching Up, Rescued Relics, The Avant-Garde Sector, reviews: faust, Mabe Fratti con Concepción Huerta, London Odense Ensemble, Stellan Veloce, etc.

free audio with multimedia download: 19 tracks, 101:28

 

special bonus publications...


The Crack In The Cosmic Egg - Audion Krautrock Scrapbook, 2022 edition (2022)

 

For those that wanted all the Krautrock and related content from Audion magazine, here is your dream request answered.
This publication is a companion to our book and rom editions of The Crack In The Cosmic Egg, culled from Audion issues
1 to 58. It is compiled in a rough A-Z format, with articles first, followed by reviews. Most of the articles are presented with the original layout, when this is possible, with a few extra images added!

 

The Crack In The Cosmic Egg "Krautrock Scrapbook 2022 edition" comes as 5 pdf files totalling 400 pages. The YouTube video is just a taster of the first few pages. It will be available at https://audion1.bandcamp.com/ from mid August 2022 for the crazy price of £12 GBP.

 

Important notes: This publication is for those that don't want to buy all issues of Audion magazine and just want the Krautrock and related content in magazine form. Most of this text is also found in the bonus "in Audion magazine" pages in the new The Crack In The Cosmic Egg rom as well.

 

new!  download available: pdf download  preview video  12/8/2022                                  book publisher enquiries welcome!

 


50 Years of Electronic Innovation in Music (2022)

 

This 5 part article series featured in Audion issues: 51, 52, 53, 55 & 56, and contains brief articles/reviews of 411 artists that in some way contributed to the advancements in using electronics in music through to 2010. Recompiled as a 32 page pdf magazine, it's the ideal layman's guide to all things electronic, weird and groundbreaking.

 

Absolute Elsewhere, Acezantez, Agitation Free, Ildefonso Aguilar, Burt Alacantra, Daevid Allen, Amm Music, Amon Düül Ii, Anna Själv Tredje, Jorge Antunes, Aphrodite's Child, Arcane Device, Area, Eduard Artemiev, Art Fleury, Robert Ashley, Ash Ra Tempel, The Atman Project, Baba Yaga, The Bach Revolution, J.B. Banfi, Françoise Barrière, Louis & Bebe Barron, Franco Battiato, Peter Baumann, François Bayle, BBC Radiophonic Workshop, The Beatles, Beaver & Krause, David Behrman, Luciano Berio, Philippe Besombes, Maurizio Bianchi, Birgé Gorgé Shiroc, Brainticket, etc.

 

Important note: This publication is for those that don't want to buy all these issues of Audion magazine and just want this article series.

 

new!  download available: pdf download  preview video  13/8/2022

 

 

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 54 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...
Audion 71 (October 2022) multimedia magazine
: brand new issue work in progress, due 30 September.

updates...
8 August 2022
: New arrivals: delivery from Shellsock & Proper distribution, including new Ohr/Kosmische titles, etc.
3 August 2022
: New arrivals: delivery from Plastic Head distribution, including new Birth, Soft Ffog & Datadyr titles, etc.
14 July 2022
: New arrival: Patrick Dorobisz - Experimental Guitar 1973 CD. Stunning echo guitar, 8 copies only. See Discogs
23 June 2022
: New arrival: Alco Frisbass - Le Mystere Du Gue Pucelle CD. New French prog, 5 copies only. sold-out
22 June 2022
: New arrivals: delivery from Cargo distribution, including Action & Tension & Space - Tellus and various restocks. See Discogs
18 June 2022
: New arrivals: delivery from LAF distribution, including King Crimson titles, Focus box, Music On CD releases, etc. See Discogs
17 June 2022
: New arrivals: delivery from Cherry Red & Proper distribution, including Esoteric Recordings titles, etc. See Discogs
30 May 2022: new upload Audion 69 (June 2022) multimedia magazine: new issue buy
27 May 2022
: New arrivals: deliveries from Shellshock and Proper distribution, including Wallenstein "Cosmic Century". See Discogs
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

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

 

new releases...
Approaching Infinity - TRITON (AMCDR 308) trio works by Alan Freeman & Jim Tetlow + 1
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)
Triax - MORPHOLOGY (AMCDR 313)

future projects...
Triax - INTOXICATION  (AMCDR 31?) pending mixdown and editing
Ruin - TBA (AMCDR 31?)
Approaching Infinity - BEYOND THE WALL OF SLEEP (AMCDR 31?)
? - 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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