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ULTIMA THULE MAIL-ORDER / Ultima Thule releases
Catalogue # 178
(September-October 2019), online version

Cosmic Egg label Cosmic Egg label  Ultimate Transmissions label 

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Many new reissues and compilations available as Bandcamp downloads!

 

AURICLE / COSMIC EGG - new releases

 

Auricle...

Some of the most recent issues, all priced £8.00 each

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.

 

coming soon...

# 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...

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 is 20 copies) and they sell for £8.00 each.
Release pages start here or look on Discogs

ARCHIVES 1993-05-04 (AMCDR 290) 5 tracks: 73'48"

ARCHIVES 1995-04-04 (AMCDR 292) 5 tracks: 60'46"

ARCHIVES 1996-08-13 (AMCDR 294) "Sparsity" 4 tracks: 58'34"

ARCHIVES 1997-01-14 (AMCDR 296) "The Winter Of Discontent" 6 tracks: 66'54"

ARCHIVES 1998-06-02 (AMCDR 298) "Pre Po90 Posturings & The Dark Session" 5 tracks: 53'59"

ARCHIVES FRAGMENTS 1994-1998 (AMCDR 300) 7 more tracks: 57'55"

 

Cosmic Egg...

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. Get them here

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.

 

future Auricle releases...
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.

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earlier 2019 releases...

DAVID HINDMARCH - THE LONG TRICK (AMCDR 289) electroacoustic works featuring voice
RANCID POULTRY - ARCHIVES 1993-05-04 (AMCDR 290) 73:48 previously unreleased - 28/1
APPROACHING INFINITY - INVISIBLE CONVERSATION (AMCDR 291) 2nd album - 28/1
RANCID POULTRY - ARCHIVES 1995-04-04 (AMCDR 292) 60:46 previously unreleased - 28/1
RUIN - MENTAL DISTURBANCE (AMCDR 293) 2017 session recordings - 28/1
RANCID POULTRY - ARCHIVES 1996-08-13 (AMCDR 294) 58:34 previously unreleased - 25/2
LIQUIFICATION PROCESS - LIQUIFICATION PROCESS (AMCDR 295) Interstellar Cementmixers related - 25/2

2018 releases...

CELL BLOCK Z - SPLINTER RECESS (AMCDR 282) industrial music by Interstellar Cementmixers
RUIN - A DIFFERENT PLACE (AMCDR 283) ltd.ed. CDR £8.00
TRIAX - UNDERGROUND (AMCDR 284) live at The Church Of Sound in Nottingham
APPROACHING INFINITY - EN PASSANT (Auricle AMCDR 285) duo works from Quadelectronic by Alan Freeman & Jim Tetlow
TARTOVISTI - FULL MOON (AMCDR 286) third by this enigmatic folk/unfok duo
ENDGAME - ELECTROACOUSTICS (AMCDR 287/288) 2xCDR an almost lost album from late 2006

2016 / 2017 releases...

ALTO STRATUS - ALTERED STATES (AMCDR 212) new 2015 live album #12 copies
ALTO STRATUS - CATHARSIS (AMCDR 225/6) 2000 comeback, reissue #12 copies
AMA - NOT BLOBS (AMCDR 223) UK 80s Krautrock jams, reissue #20 copies
AMA - LOUDLIVEANDLUMPY (AMCDR 231) reissue #20 copies
AMA II - GENUFLEX (AMCDR 258) £8.00 reissue #20 copies
CLOTHEARZ - PLIPSQUEAK
(AMCDR 222) reissue #20 copies
CLOTHEARZ - STIG (AMCDR 230) reissue #20 copies
CLOTHEARZ - GIG (AMCDR 239) first proper release #20 copies
CLOTHEARZ - BIB ‎‎(AMCDR 272) £8.00 reissue #20 copies
CLOTHEARZ - BLOD
‎‎(AMCDR 280) reissue #20 copies
DJAM KARET - KAFKAS BREAKFAST (AMCDR 245) reissue #60 copies
EMBRYO - ANTHOLOGY+ (UTCE 014 CDR) limited edition - plus bonus tracks #100 copies
ENDGAME - KONTAKTE: SEVEN FRAGMENTS (AMCDR 224) #12 copies
ENDGAME - DARK MATTER
(AMCDR 240) audio edition of the DVD release

ENDGAME - HORSELENGTH (AMCDR 250) audio edition of the DVD release
ESCAPADE - OBSCURED DIALOGUES (AMCDR 232) reissue #20 copies
ESCAPADE - SO YOU KNOW (AMCDR 241) unreleased archives collection #20 copies
EXTREMITIES - SYMBIOSIS (AMCDR 242/3) 2CD edition of the DVD release
RICHARD FRANECKI & HADLEY KAHN - EEMN (AMCDR 233) reissue #20 copies
ALAN FREEMAN - ELECTROACOUSTIC WORKS (AMCDR 215) #12 copies
GURU GURU - EARLY ARCHIVES, LIVE 1969 (AMCDR 207) limited edition #80 copies
INTERSTELLAR CEMENTMIXERS - MANEQUIN AMBERGINE (AMCDR 252) reissue #20 copies
INTERSTELLAR CEMENTMIXERS - ENCAPSULATED TURQUOISE VOID (AMCDR 253) reissue
#20 copies
INTERSTELLAR CEMENTMIXERS - CATACOMB DISCORD + (AMCDR 261/2) ‎2xCDR reissue #20 copies
INTERSTELLAR CEMENTMIXERS - DIMENSION Z (AMCDR 266) ) £8.00 unreleased #20 copies
INTERSTELLAR CEMENTMIXERS - DISLODGED RESONANCE‎ (AMCDR 278) reissue #20 copies
KUNGENS MÄN - BRÄNNA TID
(AMCDR 236) new exclusive album! #60 copies sold-out - download from Kungens Män
THE LAND OF YRX - TERMINATION POINT (AMCDR 267) ) £8.00 reissue #20 copies
THE LAND OF YRX - COMING FORTH IN LIGHT (AMCDR 268) ) £8.00 reissue #20 copies
THE LAND OF YRX - NADIR AND EVENTUAL DECAY ‎(AMCDR 271) £8.00 reissue #20 copies
STEVE MOORE - THE THRESHOLD OF LIBERTY (AMCDR 251) reissue - extended edition
#20 copies
KEVIN O'NEILL - ICON
(AMCDR 234) reissue  #20 copies
KEVIN O'NEILL - INTIMATIONS OF IMMORTALITY (AMCDR 235) reissue #20 copies
KEVIN O'NEILL - METAMORPHOSIS (AMCDR 244) reissue #20 copies
KEVIN O'NEILL - ISLANDS ‎(AMCDR 247) reissue #20 copies
KEVIN O'NEILL - OMEGA (AMCDR 248) reissue #20 copies
KEVIN O'NEILL - LIVE! + ‎(AMCDR 255/6) 2xCDR reissue + unreleased #20 copies
KEVIN O'NEILL - KATHARSIS ‎(AMCDR 259) reissue #20 copies
KEVIN O'NEILL - YGGDRASIL (AMCDR 263) reissue #20 copies
KEVIN O'NEILL - A HOSTAGE TO FORTUNE (AMCDR 264) reissue  #20 copies
KEVIN O'NEILL - DEPARTURES ‎‎‎(AMCDR 273/4) 2xCDR cassette contributions collection
KEVIN O'NEILL - THE SECRET TAPES ‎‎‎(AMCDR 275) previously unreleased
ORIENT-EXPRESS - COCKTAIL MOLOTOV
(AMCDR 208) reissue #50 copies
QUARK - EVERYTHING LOUDER THAN EVERYTHING ELSE (AMCDR 220) great UK prog, reissue #20 copies
RANCID POULTRY - CONTROLLED EXPOSURE (AMCDR 221) UK 80s psych experimental, reissue #40 copies
RANCID POULTRY - ROCK 'N' ROLL WON'T NEVER DIE (AMCDR 229) reissue #20 copies
RANCID POULTRY - LUNGS FULL OF LEAD (AMCDR 237/8)  ‎2CDR reissue #20 copies
RANCID POULTRY - QAOTIC PESTILGENCE (AMCDR 257) unreleased album! #20 copies
RANCID POULTRY - DELICATE CREATURES (AMCDR 260) reissue #20 copies
RANCID POULTRY - HELLO THERE, I'M A BALLOON RABBIT! (AMCDR 265) reissue #20 copies
RANCID POULTRY - THE POLITICS OF MONOTONY (AMCDR 269) ) £8.00 reissue #20 copies
RANCID POULTRY - ZYXT ‎‎(AMCDR 270) £8.00 previously unreleased #20 copies
RANCID POULTRY - MUSICIDE
‎‎(AMCDR 279) reissue #20 copies
RUIN - ELASTIC EGG (AMCDR 209)  #20 copies
RUIN - PSYCHO GROOVE REMIXES BY ALAN FREEMAN (AMCDR 210 S)  #20 copies
RUIN - OPEN YOUR MIND (AMCDR 214) #20 copies
RUIN - THE UNCERTAIN WORLD OF FOLDS & CREASES (AMCDR 254)  #20 copies
RUIN - RADIO ACTIVE (AMCDR 277)  #20 copies
GÜNTER SCHICKERT / GAM - 1979 FINAL FREAK-OUT
(AMCDR 218/9) #50 copies sold-out - download available
TANGLE EDGE - SUMERIAN KINGS AND JOYFUL DOUBTS (AMCDR 227) reissue #40 copies
TANGLE EDGE - COSMORAMA
(AMCDR 228) reissue #20 copies
TARTOVISTI - HALLUCINATIONS ON THE SECRET COAST (AMCDR 276) #20 copies
TRIAX - COLLISIONS
(AMCDR 211) #12 copies
TRIAX - IMPACT CRATER (AMCDR 213) #12 copies
TRIAX - INTEGRATED CIRCUITS (AMCDR 216/7) #12 copies
TRIAX - PETRIFIED (AMCDR 281) #12 copies


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!

 

Labels...
Auricle cassettes
Auricle CDR
Auricle video
Cosmic Egg

Dark Star CDR
Ultimate Transmissions

 

Artists...

Alcatraz - Krautrock & fusion on Cosmic Egg
Alto Stratus - experimental electronic, synths, guitars, etc.
AMA - space rock, psychedelic jams
Aussenminister - Berlin electronic underground
Biomechanoid - experimental electronic, synths, guitars, etc.
Victoria Bourne - experimental female vocalist (project with Endgame)
ClothEarz - experimental music by Rancid Poultry members
Con-Hertz - Conrad Schnitzler & Wolfgang Hertz project
Continuum - Chris Conway space fusion improv
Chris Conway - Theremin, electronics, etc.
Embryo - Krautrock & fusion on Cosmic Egg
Endgame - improv space music & experimental
Eruption - Endgame + El Monte
Escapade - instrumental jam/space-rock
Escape Route - live experimental quartet
Extremities - live experimental quartet
Franecki & Kahn - two legends of modern US psychedelic jam rock
Alan Freeman
Steve Freeman
GAM - Günter Schickert & co., Krautrock
Guru Guru - legendary Krautrock
Ole Højer Hansen - space synth
Hemamorphite - experimental ambient
David Hindmarch - musique-concrete, electronics & tape works
Impromptu Electronic - live improv ensemble
Kontrast - Krautrock & fusion on Cosmic Egg
Moore/Myers - instrumental prog-rock
New 7th Music - free-rock improv
The Newt Hounds - experimental, Nurse With Wound inspired
Kevin O'Neill - unique cosmic synthesizer
Out Of Focus - Krautrock & fusion on Cosmic Egg
The Planet Scanners - improv space music
Polymorph - Endgame + Maureen Anderson
Dave Powell
David Prescott
Quadelectronic - live improv ensemble
Quark - instrumental prog
Rancid Poultry - Experimental rock
Robert Rich
Ruin - improv post-rock band
The Scanner Game - live improv ensemble
Günter Schickert
Conrad Schnitzler
Shapeshifter - poetry, rock & Gong-like trips
Sine Wave - synths, Mellotron, guitars
Jim Tetlow
Triax - experimental improv trio
ZBB - industrial experimental
The Zircon Game

Listen on Soundcloud  Alto Stratus on Bandcamp  Endgame on Bandcamp  Triax on Bandcamp

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