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ULTIMA THULE / NEWS PAGE 17 Jan 2019

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The printed version of Ultima Mail-Order Catalogue 174 (Jan-Feb. 2019)
was mailed-out to subscribers on 31 December 2018
The web version was posted online 2 January 2019 at 5:00pm

 

Wishing you all a happy new year!

Thank you to everyone that has ordered from us this past year. It has been a struggle, but we'll keep on keeping on. So, most importantly, don't keep us to yourself, as the more you spread the word about the unique range of music that Ultima Thule handles, the more orders we should get, and then we can expand and get yet more great items. So, we hope you all have a prosperous new year and that we can all keep on enjoying the music, whatever else happens in this crazy world!

 

Zircon & The Burning Brains special on "Wavelength" show at Resonance radio (first broadcast Friday 11th January 2019)

 

New Auricle releases on pre-order

Rancid Poultry - ARCHIVES 1993-05-04 (AMCDR 290) 73:48 previously unreleased free-rock jam sessions

Approaching Infinity - INVISIBLE CONVERSATION (AMCDR 291) 2nd album of duo works by Alan Freeman & Jim Tetlow

Rancid Poultry - ARCHIVES 1995-04-04 (AMCDR 292) 60:46 previously unreleased free-rock jam sessions

Ruin - MENTAL DISTURBANCE (AMCDR 293) 2017 session recordings by current experimental jam/space rock band

There are 4 Auricle pre-orders launched today (16 January 2018) due for release on 28 January 2018. You can order them individually via the PayPal buttons on the above linked pages. If you wish to order all 4 then send me an email requesting a PayPal invoice to: utle2uk@btconnect.com or pay using your registered credit/debit card, or request a quote to pay by UK bank cheque, etc.

 

Recent arrivals

Sometimes inserts get lost or mismatched with a release. Here are a few such items offered at bargain prices...

DAVID BORDEN - THE CONTINUING STORY OF COUNTERPOINT, PARTS 5-8 (Cuneiform) CD new/* £5.00 - Systemic and neo-classical type works from the former Mother Mallards leader. *booklet lost, so this includes a 4-page self-printed insert instead

BRAINCHILD - HEALING OF THE LUNATIC OWL (Aurora Records AUCD 5027) CD new/* £5.00 - Obscure 70s brassy rock, a bit like Chicago, Warm Dust, Emergency, et al. *booklet lost, so this includes a 4-page self-printed insert instead

LAGGER BLUES MACHINE - LAGGER BLUES MACHINE (Veals & Geeks VAG 004) CD CD new/* £5.00 - Amazing 1970's Belgian classical & heavy progressive, kinda Frumpy meets many an Italian band. Their CBS mega-rarity (© 1971) plus the posthumously released "Tanit Live" LP (recorded 31/10/1970). *this is the actual CD, but with self-printed 8 page booklet and tray inlay

PREMIATA FORNERIA MARCONI - PER UN AMICO (RCA ND 71784: RE) CD new/* £5.00 - More esoteric 2nd album from 1972, with a classical touch. *booklet lost, so this includes a 4-page self-printed insert instead

KLAUS SCHULZE - IRRLICHT (Spalax 14921 / Brain 833 127-2) CD m/* £5.00 - The awesome, very atmospheric but powerful 1972 debut by master synthesist (not actually synth music though. *this is the Spalax CD with Brain booklet & tray insert.

 

We also have a bargain listing of CDR album copies that are excess to our collection. These are mostly either discs from promo downloads or original vinyl album masters that I since have as the official release or better copies. Most of the rest are research discs that I've got in swaps or from other sources. There are also a few bootleg live discs here as well. All these are one-offs, and sold on a first come first served basis.

 

New catalogue just published, so look there for all late-2018 new items tagged with # symbol!

Lots of new download releases and special free samplers at Bandcamp

 

items listed with grey strikethrough are sold

 

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

 

 

Ultima Thule releases

 

Audion magazine...
Many are now last copies, some are out of print. Grab them before they go! Look here and here

 

new Auricle downloads on Bandcamp...

AURICLE music page...

AMA, Clothearz, The Interstellar Cementmixers, Hadley Kahn & Escapade, The Land Of Yrx - free "name your price" compilations

Aussenminister / Model 81 - 2CD SET ANTHOLOGY 1980-1981

Djam Karet - KAFKA'S BREAKFAST

David Hindmarch - THE DEVIL'S WAVE and THE LONG TRICK

New 7th Music & The Exploding Headband - NEW 7TH MUSIC & THE EXPLODING HEADBAND

David Prescott - AURICLE COLLECTION - all 4 Auricle releases at a bargain price!

Tangle Edge - SUMERIAN KINGS AND JOYFUL DOUBTS and COSMORAMA

various artists - A FEW ELECTROACOUSTIC MUSIQUE​-​CONCRETE SOUND​-​COLLAGE RELEASES FROM AURICLE sampler

and many more!

 

other Bandcamp pages...

Kevin O'Neill -  REFLECTIONS (AMDLS BC3) free download sampler, inc. 2 unreleased tracks

Cosmic Egg label - 11 more titles added
Ruin - all titles now on Bandcamp!
etc.

new Auricle...
3
1 December 2018...
David Hindmarch - THE LONG TRICK (AMCDR 289)
electroacoustic works featuring voice.

new Auricle releases on pre-order

Rancid Poultry - ARCHIVES 1993-05-04 (AMCDR 290) 73:48 previously unreleased free-rock jam sessions

Approaching Infinity - INVISIBLE CONVERSATION (AMCDR 291) 2nd album of duo works by Alan Freeman & Jim Tetlow

Rancid Poultry - ARCHIVES 1995-04-04 (AMCDR 292) 60:46 previously unreleased free-rock jam sessions

Ruin - MENTAL DISTURBANCE (AMCDR 293) 2017 session recordings by current experimental jam/space rock band

There are 4 Auricle pre-orders launched today (16 January 2018) due for release on 28 January 2018. You can order them individually via the PayPal buttons on the above linked pages. If you wish to order all 4 then send me an email requesting a PayPal invoice to: utle2uk@btconnect.com or pay using your registered credit/debit card, or request a quote to pay by UK bank cheque, etc.

 

coming soon...
Rancid Poultry - Archives 1996-08-13 (AMCDR 294) 58:34 previously unreleased
Liquification Process - Liquification Process (AMCDR 295)
Interstellar Cementmixers related
Rancid Poultry - Archives 1997-01-14 (AMCDR 296) 66:54
previously unreleased
Triax - 44 (AMCDR 297)
January 2018 session recordings
Rancid Poultry - Archives 1998-06-02 (AMCDR 298)
previously unreleased
Ruin - TBA (AMCDR 299)
Rancid Poultry - Archives Fragments 1994-1998 (AMCDR 300)
previously unreleased
Ruin - TBA (AMCDR 301)
Approaching Infinity - Triton (AMCDR 302)
trio works by Alan Freeman & Jim Tetlow + 1
Ruin - Wired Up (AMCDR 303)
March 2018 session
Triax - TBA
? - TBA

 

See all the latest Auricle releases here

 

refound Auricle...

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 - 1 copy sold
these will be duplicated to order

 

very last stock copies of these Auricle releases...

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

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 - COBWEBS (AMCDR 125) CDR £7.00 - one-off hand-labelled copy

Endgame - JUST CURIOUS (AMCDR 154/155) 2CDR £11.00 - last copy of second edition

Endgame - SENTINEL (AMCDR 165/6) 2xCDR £11.00 - last copy

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

 

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

 

special limited editions / reissues...

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

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

 

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

Endgame - TACTILE (AMCDR 170) - 1 copy

 

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...

Long Hair CD and LP releases - many new items, and a few restocks

various other new releases and stock finds

 

new Auricle releases / in preparation...

see above panel

 

new releases / yet to order...

Baby Grandmothers - MERKURIUS - new release on Subliminal Sounds LP/CD

Caspar Brotzmann Massaker - THE TRIBE and BLACK AXIS - new reissues!

Far Corner - RISK - CD on Cuneiform

Forgas Band Phenomena - L’OREILLE ÉLECTRIQUE - CD on Cuneiform

Konstruktivists - PSYKHO GENETIKA - CD reissue on Klanggalerie

Kungens Man - ‘CHEF’ - LP on Riot Season

Carl  Matthews - CALL FOR WORLD SAVIOURS - LP/CD reissue on Bureau B

Richard Pinhas - CHRONOLYSE - LP/CD reissue on Bureau B

Richard Pinhas - EAST WEST - LP/CD reissue on Bureau B

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

Gunter Schickert - NACHTFALTER - new LP/CD on Bureau B

The Spacious Mind - THE DRIFTER - oddments compilation with 1 new track

Third Ear Band - PECLEC reissues with bonus material

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

Bernard Xolotl - LAST WAVE - CD/LP reissue on Bureau B

 

via Plastic Head distribution, possibly (all prog or psych of some kind): Frozen Planet 1969, Astral Son, Professor Tip Top - Hybrid Hymns, The Tronosonic Experience - II: The Big Blow, Adventure - New Horizon, Mythopoeic Mind - Mythopoetry

 

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.
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 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...

 

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! (just 1 second-hand copy left), 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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