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ULTIMA THULE / NEWS PAGE 2 November 2019

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Ultima Thule Mail-Order List 179 online

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The printed version of Ultima Mail-Order Catalogue 179 (Nov-Dec 2019)
was mailed-out to subscribers on 30 October 2019
The web version was posted online on 2 November 2019 at 11:15
Ordering instructions: look here


Recent arrivals


new catalogue just published, so not a lot here yet!


special promotion...



(Zeitgeist Media: DP) DVD £20.00

"A Progressive Music Saga" by Adele Schmidt & José Zegarra Holder.


Interesting documentary, centering on the Cologne & Düsseldorf scenes: Can, Damo Suzuki's Network, Floh De Cologne, Kraftwerk, Krautwerk, La Düsseldorf, Neu!, plus: Faust and others. Includes live music and interviews with many well-known luminaries of the scene, offering a lot of insight not told previously about how Krautrock evolved out composition through improvisation.


just arrived...



New titles just arrived, superb instrumental prog/fusion, Canterbury / RiO type mixtures, and lots that's their own.
OCTOBER EQUUS - PERMAFROST (OctoberXart Records  OE01) CD £10.00 - excellent studio album from this modern Spanish prog band who mix classic 70s prog styles, Canterbury and Rock In Opposition influences, plus classical elements, slight Spanish culture and all sort of other complexities into their own infectious brew. Just stunning really!!!
OCTOBER EQUUS - LIVE AT R.I.O FESTIVAL 2014 (OctoberXart Records oe02) CD £10.00 - excellent live album & ditto what I say on Permafrost!
OCTOBER EQUUS - PRESAGIOS (OctoberXart Records oe03) CD £10.00 - excellent return after a 4 year hiatus from this modern Spanish band, here liberally mixing Canterbury and Rock In Opposition influences, all into their own style. I heard quite a lot of Univers Zero / Daniel Denis solo elements, bits akin to National Health, Cartoon, The Muffins and others, plus lots of fresh/new combinations, and all instrumental too.
ÁNGEL ONTALVA & VESPERO - CARTA MARINA (VMS003) CD £12.00 - The guitarist from October Equus spent quite a while in Russia playing with local talent and also directly with this Moscow space-rock band
Look on Discogs for current stocks!


Look on Discogs for new listings, visit us, or await the next catalogue.


latest arrivals and for sale re-listings shown first here...



The Crack In The Cosmic Egg - new DVD-Rom...
Over the past 12 years, since the CD-Rom version was issued, we've never stopped revising, updating and expanding this tome as a possible new edition. Initially it was just going to be a revised CD-ROM, then it was to be 2 discs, but then it grew and grew to what is currently over 3 times the data of he original ROM. So, now we have a DVD-ROM in the making which will have new snazzier packaging and a planned first edition of 500 copies. This will also be made available as USB stick and download. People who would like to invest / fund the project can find the details in the yellow panel here.



Ultima Thule release news


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


new Auricle...

# 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 (Auricle, various catalogue numbers) series of 6 discs all containing previously unreleased recordings from the 1990s, all culled from the best of jam sessions, live tapes and rehearsals, plus a download sampler containing one track from each


other recent titles...
Triax - 44 (AMCDR 297) January 2018 session recordings
Rancid Poultry - Archives 1998-06-02 (AMCDR 298)
previously unreleased
Ruin - Hallucinations (AMCDR 299)  new release
Rancid Poultry - Archives Fragments 1994-1998 (AMCDR 300) previously unreleased
Ruin - Play (AMCDR 301) from 2014 live video session

You can order these individually via the PayPal buttons on the above linked pages. If you wish to order multiple titles, 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.


new reissues...

all the original un-reissued 1984 Alto Stratus releases
Alto Stratus - Urban Decay (DS101 CDR) 12/83? © 1/84 reissue of the 1984 cassette

Alto Stratus - Tales From Tomorrow (DS102 CDR) 12/83-1/84 © 1/84 reissue of the 1984 cassette

Alto Stratus - Epatant! (DS103 CDR) 1/84 © 1/84 reissue of the 1984 cassette

Alto Stratus - Trauma (DS104 CDR) 9/1/84 © 1/84 reissue of the 1984 cassette + bonus track

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 - Liquid Sky (DS107 CDR) reissue of the 1984 cassette + bonus tracks

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

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

See all the latest Dark Star reissues here


coming soon...

Approaching Infinity - Triton (AMCDR 302) trio works by Alan Freeman & Jim Tetlow + 1
Ruin - Wired Up (AMCDR 303)
March 2018 session
Triax - Delayed Transmission - TBA
Approaching Infinity - Beyond The Wall Of Sleep - TBA
? - TBA

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 - 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 - last 4 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


Buy via email or phone with your credit/debit card details, or by email or Facebook messenger requesting a PayPal invoice.
Contacts: 0116 2702354  utle2uk@btconnect.com  https://www.facebook.com/alan.freeman.75054


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...

October Equus - new album, restocks and some related releases!

presale, due sometime soon...

Klaus Schulze - LA VIE ELECTRONIQUE 1 - new issue on MIG

Univers Zero - PHOSPHORESCENT DREAMS - Sub Rosa: LP Ltd marble Vinyl or CD

presale info "Available for the first time outside Japan, Phosphorescent Dreams is another epic album of symphonic schizophrenic avant-rock from Univers Zéro." and they're right - had the Japanese CD for a few years, but was always way too expensive to stock.

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

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

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




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


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.



Triax - Underground

Approaching Infinity - En Passant

Tartovisti - Full Moon

Endgame - Electroacoustics

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

QE121 - Ten performance
- sets 1to4 montage



Visiting Ultima Thule

All you need to do is phone or email us to arrange a mutually agreeable time. Our advertised business hours are best, but we can be flexible!
If you are visiting the VIP record fair in Leicester on Sunday 19th May, we are only a short walk away (half a mile) from there. Best time to visit on Sunday: between 10am & midday (afternoons also possible). More info and directions here.


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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