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ULTIMA THULE / NEWS PAGE 22 March 2019

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The printed version of Ultima Mail-Order Catalogue 175 (Mar.-Apr. 2019)
was mailed-out to subscribers on 27 February 2019
The web version was posted online on 1 March 2019 at 10:40 am
Ordering instructions: look here

 

P&P / shipping rates

Royal Mail have revised their prices, and new rates have been added on this site & Discogs

 

Recent arrivals

TBA - new list #175 just added

 

Delivery from Mellow Records, Italy...

CELESTE - IL RISVEGLIO DEL PRINCIPE (MMP 540) CD - nicely majestic new album from the 70s Italian prog legend, which unlike most reformations manages to capture some of their old spirit whils progressing on to new creative ideas and many surprises along the way.

GIALMA 3 - RAIN'S DREAM (MMP 364) CD - cool breezy jazz fusion from Italy that sounds more 1968 than 1976, with a hint of Latino soundtracks and a guitarist in that Georg Wadenius, Pierre Cavalli, Django Reinhardt semi-electric style

PHILIPPE GRANCHER - 3000 MILES AWAY (MMP 449) CD - Wonderful symphonic prog meets experimental / cosmic electronic, release originally on the collectable Pôle label. Sounds really nice on CD too!

LIVING LIFE - LET: FROM EXPERIENCE TO EXPERIENCE (MMP 259) CD - awesome 1978 Italian spacey prog fusion. These were formed by ex-Circus 2000 drummer Johnny Betti, though you'd never guess, as this is cosmic fusion taking a step on from Perigeo and Agora, with lots of synths & fluid riffing.

LIVING LIFE - MYSTERIOUS DREAM (MMP 265) CD - Even more tripped-out on the ether than their debut, this "Mysterious Dream" heads for space, & some! We thought these Mellow titles were deleted years ago, so it's a surprise to be able to get more!

PRAXIS - LA ETERNIDAD DE LO EFIMERO (MMP 213) CD - lively instrumental prog form Mexico in 1987 by a band with ex Iconoclasta members, and in a similar style

PREGHIERA DI SASSO - PREGHIERA DI SASSO (MMP 267) CD - One I never thought we'd get in stock! Another of those uniquely Italian fusion acts, indebted to Perigeo, and with Soft Machine, Nucleus touches, they had little in the way of a distinctive style of their own, but were excellent nonetheless. The Mellow CD couples their side of the PREGHIERA DI SASSO / DIAPASON record and add 20 minutes of early sessions (from 1972) when they had a more prog/psychedelic feel

TANGLE EDGE - SERPENTARY QUARTERS (MMP 466) CD - First time we've ever had this one in stock on CD. This covers fourteen years, from May 1992 to November 2006 of previously unreleased cream of the crop recordings, perfectly fusing psychedelic rock with cutting edge prog fusion.

 

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

 

Available again on Cosmic Egg...

ALCATRAZ - NO. 4 (UTCE 008 CDR) all instrumental fiery 1980's styled cross genre jazz-rock with a funky edge, akin to instrumental "guitar" Zappa, or the likes of David Torn or Terje Rypdal & The Chasers.

 

new Auricle downloads on Bandcamp...

Auricle music page

catalogue page

 

new Auricle...
Auricle CDR page
DAVID HINDMARCH - THE LONG TRICK (AMCDR 289) electroacoustic works featuring voice.
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

RANCID POULTRY - ARCHIVES 1996-08-13 (AMCDR 294) 58:34 previously unreleased
LIQUIFICATION PROCESS - LIQUIFICATION PROCESS (AMCDR 295)
Interstellar Cementmixers related


You can order these individually via the PayPal buttons on the above linked pages. If you wish to order all of them, 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...

AURICLE
Rancid Poultry - Archives 1997-01-14 (AMCDR 296) 66:54 previously unreleased - now on pre-order!
Triax - 44 (AMCDR 297)
January 2018 session recordings - now on pre-order!
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

DARK STAR
Alto Stratus - Live In Studio 9/10/84 (DS110 CDR) reissue of the 1984 cassette

Alto Stratus - Liquid Sky (DS107 CDR) reissue of the 1984 cassette + bonus tracks
Alto Stratus - Urban Decay (DS101 CDR) 12/83? © 1/84

Alto Stratus - Tales From Tomorrow (DS102 CDR) 12/83-1/84 © 1/84

Alto Stratus - Epatant! (DS103 CDR) 1/84 © 1/84

Alto Stratus - Trauma (DS104 CDR) 9/1/84 © 1/84

Alto Stratus - Chaos (DSB3 CDR) 17-18/1/84 unreleased

Alto Stratus - Kronos (DSB11 CDR) 23/1/84 unreleased

Alto Stratus - Xolotl (DSB24 CDR) 30/1/84 unreleased

Alto Stratus - Logos (DSB12 CDR) 31/1/84 unreleased

Alto Stratus - Thor (DSB20 CDR) 1-2/84 unreleased

Alto Stratus - Iblis (DSB9  CDR) 27-30/9/84 unreleased


See all the latest Auricle releases here

 

refound Auricle...

Endgame - CUPOLA (AMCDR 040) CDR £7.00 - 4 covers rediscovered! buy here
Endgame - PARADOXE
(AMCDR 036) CDR £7.00 - 20 covers rediscovered! buy here

Dave Powell - FRIED ROSIN (AMCDR 042) CDR £7.00 - 7 covers rediscovered buy here

Jim Tetlow - ONEIROMANCER (AMCDR 009) CDR £7.00 - 17 covers rediscovered -1 copy sold buy here
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 - 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 - DRONSZ (AMCDR 038) CDR £7.00 - one-off hand-labelled 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...

various other new releases and stock finds

 

new Auricle releases / in preparation...

see above panel

 

new releases / yet to order...

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

Far Corner - RISK - CD on Cuneiform - but not showing on UK distributor lists

Forgas Band Phenomena - L’OREILLE ÉLECTRIQUE - CD on Cuneiform - but not showing on UK distributor lists

Konstruktivists - PSYKHO GENETIKA - CD reissue on Klanggalerie

Kungens Man - ‘CHEF’ - LP on Riot Season

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

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 (you can listen to some earlier tracks here: https://mythopoeicmind.bandcamp.com/album/train-of-mind - a bit mellow and lyrical for my taste, but not bad)

 

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...

 

We were on the radio!

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

 

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!

 

 

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