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The printed version of Ultima Mail-Order Catalogue 172 (Sept.-Oct. 2018)
was mailed-out to subscribers on 30 August 2018
The web version was posted online on 1 September 2018 10:10 am

 

Recent arrivals

 

17th Oct...

Probe 10 - There Is A Universe CD - little-known excellent US prog of the 70s, includes 5 bonus tracks.

Jordsjø - Jord CD - excellent new Norwegian band, with elements of early Landberk, Thule and Anglagard, but also a style of their own.

Jordsjø - Jordsjø 2CD - 2CD anthology collecting their early cassette releases, plus their half of a split release.

Real Ax Band - Just Vibrations - Live At The Quartier Latin Berlin CD - 1978 live recording by Embryo split-off band with Maria Archer on vocals

Ring Van Möbius - Past The Evening Sun CD - Undoubtedly one of the finest new releases of this year. Excellent prog debut from Norway with long tracks, great English vocals, lots of Mellotron - elements of Raw Material, Van Der Graaf, Camel, Gracious, etc.

Witthüser & Westrupp - Der Jesuspilz - Live! CD - excellent concert document from the Cosmic Buskers!

CDs back in stock: Agusa - Två, Amon Düül II - Tanz Der Lemminge, Makajodama - Makajodama, My Brother The Wind - Once There Was A Time When Time And Space Were One, Octopus - An Ocean Of Rocks

see Discogs for details

 

16th Oct...

Campo Di Marte - Campo Di Marte LP - an all-time classic of Italian prog! - only 1 copy - just had 2 orders for this, will see if I can get more

Get The Blessing - Bristopia CD - yet another new album of innovation, mixtures of new jazz, psych jazz (Nucleus), Krautrock (Embryo and Thirsty Moon elements came to mind whilst listening to it) and so much more. Some lovely gadget/effects ridden trickery going on too!

Murple - Io Sono Murple LP - another legendary 1970s Italian prog album - only 1 copy - just had 2 orders for this, will see if I can get more

The Myrrors - Hasta La Victoria CD - yet another mind-boggling trippy out there mix of world folk and Krautrocky elements!

Klaus Schulze - Mirage CD - first CD issue since the original Thunderbolt CD to sound great on CD. It also has a nice bonus track!

Sonar - Black Light CD - a unique meeting of math-rock/systemics/future jazz + influences from Glenn Branca, Rhys Chatham, Robert Fripp = innovative/inventive Swiss band! Best new band on Cuneiform for a while.

CDs back in stock: Cluster - Grosses Wasser, The Deviants - Ptooff!, Embryo - It Do, Guapo - Obscure Knowledge, The Myrrors - Borderlands, Our Solar System - Origins, Quintessence - Cosmic Energy (Live At St Pancras 1970), Soft Machine - Six, Soft Machine - Seven

see Discogs for details

 

12th Oct...

Can - Tago Mago 2LP

Holger Czukay - Movies CD - new reissue

Czukay / Wobble / Liebezeit - Full Circle CD - new reissue

Eternal Tapestry - A World Out Of Time CD - last 2 copies from the distributor

Harmonia - Deluxe CD

Harmonia - Documents 1975 CD

Pierre Henry - Maléfices LP

The Mothmen - Pay Attention! LP

Sylvian & Czukay - Plight & Premonition Flux & Mutability 2CD

Technical Space Composer's Crew - Canaxis 5 LP & CD - new reissues

see Discogs for details

 

Accordo Dei Contrari - KUBLAI (private) CD £15.00 - 2011 2nd album
Accordo Dei Contrari - AdC (AltrOck ALT-043) CD £13.00 - 2014 third album,
Accordo Dei Contrari - AdC (private) LP £25.00 - just 2 copies (250 copy numbered edition) & a heavy package too!

Excellent instrumental prog (fusion) from Italy. Their début KINESIS was quite a surprise, and could be compared to Anekdoten or Änglagård in its structure and instrumentation, with elements of instrumental PFM and lots of other subtleties. With 2011's KUBLAI they changed focus a little, adding some slightly jazzy and ethnic touches, which gives them a Area like feel at times, sometimes also veering towards the Canterbury (Soft Machine, National Health, etc.) fusion style. And, as if to prove this was no accident, they sought the aid of Richard Sinclair (from the Canterbury scene bands Caravan and Hatfield & The North) as guest vocalist on one track. They continued to mix up influences further on their third, adding strings on two tracks and in essence mixing the chamber rock of Art Zoyd or Univers Zero within a rock framework that could only be Italian.

 

one-off restock items...

FRANÇOIS BRÉANT - SONS OPTIQUES (Musea FGBG 4427) CD £11.00 - former Nemo member and cohort of Albert Marcoeur, this is complex synth/keys fronted prog/instrumental circa 1976-79, elements of Heldon, Zeuhl fusions, complex classical synth & all sorts of surprises.

EYE - VISION AND AGELESS LIGHT (Laser's Edge LE 1077: CC) CD £15.00 - Latest album by current American band, playing majestic heavy prog with notable Nektar & King Crimson influences (well, at least to my ears). © 2016.

FRANZ K. ‎- ROCK IN DEUTSCH (Sireena 2089) CD £13.00 - Polit-rock, blues, boogie & Krautrock originally on Zebra label

AX GENRICH & BAND - OUT OF THE DESERT (AX 005) CD £12.00 - recent album from the Guru Guru guitarist

M.T. WIZZARD - AB=SURD (Fünfundvierzig 167) CD ex+/vg £9.00 - As new disc. Tray inlay is slightly moisture damaged. Released just before Fünfundvierzig folded, this is M.T. Wizzard's finest after 40 years of lurking on the Krautrock underground!

 

items listed with grey strikethrough are sold

 

latest arrivals and for sale relistings shown first here...

 

 

Ultima Thule releases

 

new Auricle, out 30 August...
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/unfolk duo
Endgame - ELECTROACOUSTICS (AMCDR 287/288) 2xCDR an almost lost album from late 2006

 

New downloads...

21/9/2018

Orient-Express: Cocktail Molotov

various: unique remixes collection Auricle 2005 Sampler

 

recent

Embryo: Riding
Endgame
: Live series all now online, start here: Live Vol.I or with the free Live 2001 Sampler
Endgame: Plasm series all now online, start here: Protoplasm or with the bargain price Cytoplasm
Alan Freeman: Electroacoustic Works
Kevin O'Neill: Icon - first of his whole archive (to be uploaded shortly)
Dave Powell: Fried Rosin
Quadelectronic all recorded events to QE122 are now available to listen or buy here
Triax several new uploads online
Cosmic Egg sampler: Krautrock

 

new editions from Cosmic Egg & Auricle...

Embryo - RIDING (Cosmic Egg UTCE 005 CDR) ltd.ed. CDR £8.00 - 6th press, released: 21/5/2018
Endgame - EUPHORIA (AMCDR 039) - rediscovered covers - last 20 copies!
Rancid Poultry -
ROCK 'N' ROLL WON'T NEVER DIE (AMCDR 229) ltd.ed. CDR £8.00 - 2nd press, released: 8/7/2018

 

special limited editions / reissues...

Con-Hertz - CONTRASTS (AMC 028) 2x c90 £15.00 - 6 copies - duplicated on Maxell XL II chrome

Endgame - STRETCHED ACROSS THE SEA (AMCDR-LTD 046) 2CDR £9.00 - #10 copies - 1 copy available

Peter Frohmader - JULES VERNE CYCLE (AMC 018) c60 £5.00 - last 40 copies - duplicated on branded chrome cassettes

Robert Rich - LIVE (AMC 021) MC £9.00 - 6 copies (#164-169) - duplicated on Maxell XL II chrome

Robert Rich - LIVE (AMCDR-LTD 021) 2CDR £9.00 - 20 copies

Robert Rich - INNER LANDSCAPES (AMC 029) MC £5.00 - 20 copies - duplicated on Maxell XL II chrome

Robert Rich - INNER LANDSCAPES (AMCDR-LTD 029) 2CDR £9.00 - 20 copies

 

very last stock copies of these Auricle releases...

Alto Stratus - THE RITUAL (AMC 035) c60 cassette £9.00 - last copy

Endgame - FLUXION (AMCDR 050) CDR £9.00 - last new copy

Endgame - FLUXION (AMCDR 050) CDR £7.00 - ex-display insert new/vg+ copy

Endgame - HORIZONS (AMCDR 084) CDR £9.00 - last copy

Endgame - OBVIOUS (AMCDR 086) CDR £9.00 - last copy

Endgame - ELEMENTAL TRAVELLER (AMCDR 110) CDR £9.00 - last copy

Endgame - GRAVITY WELL (AMCDR 139) CDR £9.00 - last copy

Endgame - JUST CURIOUS (AMCDR 154/155) 2CDR £13.00 - last copy of original with silver disc + on body printing (reissue also available)

Endgame - MP3 DISC (AMP3 CDR 001) CDR £11.00 - last copy (17 hours of Endgame as mp3)

Eruption - LAVA (AMCDR 019) CDR £7.00 - 2nd edition, last copy (Endgame + Nick Mott of Volcano The Bear)

Impromptu Electronic - LIVE @ BAMBU (AMCDR 115/6) 2xCDR £11.00 - 2nd edition - last copy

Moore/Myers - REACHING BEYOND THE SPHERE (AMC 026) c60 cassette £9.00 - last copy

The Scanner Game - MUSICI (AMCDR 053) CDR £9.00 - last copy

Triax - 13 (AMCDR 100) CDR £9.00 - last copy of original with silver disc + on body printing (reissue also available)

Zircon & The Burning Brains - OUT OF THE ASHES (amc 022) c45 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

 

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 - ECTOPLASM (Auricle AMEGD3) CDR - sold-out

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

Endgame - PLASM SET (Auricle) 6xCDR bagged - sold-out

 

Important note about Auricle releases
As we no longer have a printer capable of printing A3 pages many releases will no longer be re-pressed. All the Auricle Archive releases will be deleted once current stocks are depleted. Some are last one or two copies. Also, the Dark Star series were only intended to be limited issues, and other budget titles that are also down to the last copies will also not be re-pressed. Only certain titles of Alto Stratus, Endgame and Triax be kept on release, with just a few as new editions.
There is also a number of other factors as to why we are doing this: 1. Keeping the whole catalogue of releases available is not really practical, 2. We only have so much storage space, so in order to do more new releases we need to free-up some shelf space, 3. The old printing systems we used are no longer available, 4. Redesigning artwork to do new editions is time consuming (and thus will only be done for best selling titles), and 5. printing to silver discs is no longer possible. Besides those last copies on this page, I've also add low stock level warnings on the Auricle CDR listing page.

 

Latest UT releases: catalogue page, Auricle, Cosmic Egg

 

Soon?: not in stock yet

 

new items ordered...

TBA

 

new Auricle releases / in preparation...

TBA

 

new releases / yet to order...

1099 - BLINDPASSASJER (All Good Clean Records AGCRLP1803) LP - release date 6/7/18 - interesting Scandinavian post-rock band

Agusa - AGUSA (Kommun2 K242) LP - release date 6/7/18

Current 93 - THE STARS ON THEIR HORSIES (The Spheres THESPHERES21) CD - release date 29/6/18 - looks curious!

Nurse With Wound - SINISTER WHIMSY FOR THE WRETCHED (Dirter Promotions DPROMDCD140) 2CD - release date 25/5/18 - collection of “Sugar Fish Drink” and “Large Ladies With Cake in the Oven”. Both discs are remastered by Andrew Liles

Ring Van Mobius - PAST THE EVENING SUN (Apollon Records ARP011) LP/CD release date 6/7/18 - new Norwegian prog

Ben Salisbury & Geoff Barrow - ANNIHILATION (Music From The Motion Picture) (Invada LSINV193) CD/LP - release date 15/6/18 - Beak> related

Soft Machine - HIDDEN DETAILS (Dyad DY029) CD - release date 7/9/18 - new legacy studio album

Simon Steensland - A FAREWELL TO BRAINS (Transubstans Records TRANS154) CD - release date 6/7/18

David Sylvian & Holger Czukay - PLIGHT & PREMONITION / FLUX & MUTABILITY (Gronland GRON193) 2CD/2LP - release date May, but delayed

Tractor / The Way We Live - A CANDLE FOR JUDITH (Ozit Dandelion OZITLP8001) LP - release date 6/7/18

Tractor - TRACTOR (Ozit Dandelion OZITLP8005) LP - release date 6/7/18

Traden - TRADEN (Subliminal Sounds SUB128) CD/2LP - release date 24/8/18 - ex Trad Gras Och Stenar, with Reine Fiske (guitar), could be good

- and maybe some others I've forgot!

 

Svart Records......

When we re-order from them, we plan on getting most of these:

Kairon; Irse! - RUINATION (SVART071CD) CD - interesting post-rock band

Malady - MALADY (SVR403CD) CD - excellent new Finnish prog band (also available on LP, second edition)

Malady - TOINEN TOISTA (SVART145) CD/LP - new album

Oiling Boiling - TWO FACES (SRE142CD) CD - 70s fusion

Pelagos - REVOLVE (SVART159CD) CD - ex Circle

Tusmörke - HINSIDES (SVART089CD) CD - Norwegian formerly stoner band getting more prog and experimental as they go along

Tusmörke - FORT BAK LYSET (SVR401CD) CD - probably their finest yet

Day Is Over - DAY IS OVER (SRE051CD) CD - 70s Eero Koivistoinen fusion project - release date 31/8/18

- if there's anything else on the label that you're after, I can check if it's available

 

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

 

still waiting for...

Galactic Explorers - EPITAPH FOR VENUS (Mental Experience) LP - delayed due to pressing problems

 

Web news

 

New Bandcamp pages, see New downloads above.
Ultima Thule blog page just created, have a look: https://ultimathulemailorder.blogspot.com
Visit the Ultima Thule Facebook group for all sorts of info, chat, trivia, etc.

 

YouTube

Triax - Underground

Approaching Infinity - En Passant

Tartovisti - Full Moon

Endgame - Electroacoustics

Quadelectronic photo slide-shows with audio from the events...

QE121 - Ten performance
QE122
- sets 1to4 montage

 

 

other news...

 

Running a business online should be simple, but there are always complexities...

 

Email: In October 2017 I was bombed with spam on utle2uk with thousands of mails per minute and the only way to stop it was to report it, which meant the spam stopped but I couldn't send mail on that account. So, for a while I used my xylem777@gmail.com email instead. Now the email on utle2uk@brconnect.com is working fine again. So, either address is okay, although best to address PayPal queries to utle2uk.

 

Unofficial products: Discogs have stopped the sale of unofficial items via their database. This means that a few of the items we have in stock can no longer be sold via Discogs, including: Bamboo: Magical Power Mako box, Germanofon: Neu! (3 cheap second-hand copies), Phoenix: Brast Burn, Karuna Khyal, and the Far East Family Band - Nipponjin LP. These are all our last copies, so once gone they're gone forever!

 

Australian GST; From July 2018 this is charged by large turn-over web companies on their fees (in a similar way that VAT is). This currently applies to PayPal fees and Discogs fees (when sent to Australia) in addition to usual VAT they take. This means an additional 1% will need to be added on Australian orders, and 2% on orders via Discogs (that will be added to the p&p). Really, I need to add extra PayPal buttons to this site for Australia, but as we don't get many Australian orders I won't do that yet. Any Australian orders meanwhile will be getting a saving!

 

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