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The printed version of Ultima Mail-Order Catalogue 164 (May-June 2017)
was mailed-out to subscribers on 28 April 2017.
The online version was be posted online at 11:10 am on 2 May 2017.

the list

 

newest news!...

 

New May-June catalogue just out, so not much news as yet

 

New deluxe mini-LP sleeve Italian prog CD reissues

 

Biglietto Per L'Inferno - Il Tempo Della Semina
Biglietto Per L'Inferno - Live 1974
I Califfi - Fiore Di Metallo
Delirium - III "Viaggio Negli Arcipelaghi Del Tempo"
Garybaldi - Astrolabio
Gleemen - Gleemen
(+ Garybaldi debut single)
New Trolls - UT
Osanna - Palepoli
Panna Fredda - Uno
Raccomandata Ricevuta Ritorno - Per... Un Mondo Di Cristallo
Ricordi D'Infanzia - Io Uomo
Triade - 1998: La Storia Di Sabazio
and more, £14 each direct, £15.99 inc. PayPal & Discogs fees, full list here
Note: to buy these direct from Italy will cost £19+ inc p&p, so these are cheap!

 

New very limited vinyl reissues

 

Amon Düül - Psychedelic Underground (Klimt MJJ386) £17.00 - awesome early Krautrock

Bodkin - Three Days After Death (Acme ADLP 1085) £16.00 - official UK reissue of the classic Scoottish heavy/majestic prog album

The Cosmic Jokers - The Cosmic Jokers (Klimt MJJ325CB) £20.00 - classic super-session of Ash Ra Tempel and Wallenstein musicians

Horde Catalytique Pour La Fin - Gestation Sonore (SouffleContinu FFL013) £12.00 - experimental jazz from Futura on the NWW list

Moving Gelatine Plates - Moving Gelatine Plates "Don't Walk" LP + 7" (Monster Melodies MMLP03) £18.00 - extraordinary collection of material, some of it session material pre the debut LP, plus live recordings. Great French Canterbury style prog fusion with a bit of psych

T2 - 1970 (Acme ADLP1060) £17.00 - Great 2nd LP by the UK prog legend

Wapassou - Wapassou (Lion Productions LION LP-141) £15.00 - classic French trippy prog

Weidorje - Weidorje (Replica RPC010) £18.00 - awesome Zeuhl fusion by super-group Magma spin-off, now reissued in a gatefold sleeve!

 

New from Mental Experience

 

Golem - Orion Awakes (Mental Experience MENT006) LP £15.00 - lovely looking edition with metallic sleeve - excellent heavy/trippy space-rock with hints of Gila, Mythos, Faust, My Solid Ground and Hawkwind. Liner notes by yours truly (Alan Freeman). UT direct special price, or buy here

 

AltrOck special imports

 

Accordo Dei Contrari - AdC (ALT-043) CD £15.00 - Instrumental Italian prog band, very creative and with a diverse array of influences from Area through to Hackett and many RIO/Canterbury type touches too (would love to stock their earlier ones too!)

Camembert - Schnörgl Attahk (ALT-022) CD ex+/ex+ £10.00 - Supplied as new from the label, but clearly not, as unlike all the other discs from the label 3 copies of this were not sealed and there are minor marks on the discs. However, we were lucky to get these as they're apparently the last copies! Anyway, from the band name and album title you may expect these to be influenced by Gong and Magma and, although some elements of those creep in on a few tracks, this is mostly in the vein of instrumental Mothers/Zappa Grand Wazoo / Sleep Dirt type of territory.

Rhùn - Fanfare Du Chaos - Ih (ALT 034) CD £15.00 - extraordinary offbeat current Zeuhl fusion band, they wouldn't be out of place on Soleil Zeuhl (in fact a vinyl version with a slightly different tracklist and less tracks was recently issued on Soleil Zeuhl)

Simon Steensland - Fat Again (ALT 007) CD £15.00 - eccentric Zeuhl meets RIO and Canterbury elements, from this little-known Swedish talent. Extraordinarily complex, with everything from Art Zoyd via Magma to Zamla, and many creations uniquely his own!

Yūgen - Labirinto D'Acqua (ALT 001) CD £15.00 - excellent album by contemporary Italian prog / RIO / fusion band, who comprised the backing band for a recent excellent Picchio Dal Pozzo reformation. This is largely in the realms of Cartoon, National Health, with a little bit of that chamber rock feel associated with Di Terra era Banco and 80s era Art Zoyd and Univers Zero. Features Tomasso Leddi of Stormy Six.

Yūgen - Death By Water / Iridule / Mirrors -- 3 more highly creative discs by this RIO band, one-offs at the moment £15.00 each.

Discogs listing

 

Djam Karet new imports & restocks

 

Djam Karet - Sonic Celluloid CD, HC Productions HC019 - £12.00

2017 album by the Californian prog / jam-rock band, again trying to defy being categorised - this is more like a collection of soundtrack like works (hence the title?) and unusually often resembles some of the French releases of the late 70s / early 80s by Heldon and Magma releated projects, for instance one piece sounds very mush like a Bemoit Widemann "Stress" track

Djam Karet - Swamp Of Dreams CD, HC Productions HC018 - £12.00

excellent collection of oddments (previously issued on Various Artists and special releases)

Djam Karet - Regenerator 3017 CD, HC Productions HC017 - £12.00

30th anniversary album actually often sounds more like it is 40 years old, it feels very European, almost French akin to obscure prog bands like Alpha Ralpha or ? - too many to mention, and also it's quite mellow, laid back with lots of vintage keyboard type sounds.

Djam Karet - The Trip CD, HC Productions HC016 - £12.00

just one big track - in a more daring experimental mood, further cross-breeding their patent groovadelic, synthispace and weird factions into a new big creation that again "goes places that no space-rock band has gone before".

Djam Karet - The Heavy Soul Sessions CD, HC Productions HC015 - £12.00

5 different tracks - this seems to be very much "now" in the sense of production values and the obvious "fake retro" feel of 1970's "metal" guitar, chunky organ and Mellotron sounds. There are smooth Pink Floydy grooves, jazzy diversions, and ethereally twisted King Crimson touches too, not least the cover version of Heldon's Dedicated To K.C. presented in a strangely lethargic fashion.

Djam Karet - No Commercial Potential 2CD, HC Productions HC013 - £17.00

complete original debut cassette reissued, plus bonus unreleased disc! Great value set, all extended imrov jams, more in the realms of live Man and Krautrock. My old Audion #6 review "This cassette exudes pure energy in the form of three lengthy improvisations: Where’s L. Ron??!! opens the album with abstract percussives and guitar, immediately I’m reminded of New 7th Music & The Exploding Headband, but this goes well beyond their realms, oozing and swelling in power, it becomes really aggressive, rattling along express-train fashion we have a continual foray of solos and interplay that is blisteringly hot. Dwarf Toss opens a bit King Crimson like, offbeat rhythm, guitars and bass all playing solos independent of each other; the structure consolidates, the bass joins the rhythm and away we go... into the land of Man at their best. Blue Fred covers side 2, and at 30 minutes is sprawling yet not the slightest bit boring, in fact for an improvisation it’s incredibly well conceived. Opening spaciously - in the world of Ash Ra Tempel or Quicksilver at their most inventive - building up in rock intensity we’re again treated to some of their express-train riffing, lots of solos, and continual change in the structure. Eventually after 20 minutes or so the mood quietens to a softer pace and a slightly jazzy style, the guitar here reminds me of John McLaughlin in his early days and is a nice recuperative way to end the tape." not to say anything about the excellent extra disc!

Hillmen - The Whiskey Mountain Sessions CD, Firepool Records FR002 - £12.00

excellent album by Djam Karet related project, more in the Brian Auger groove vein, with elements that remind of Bo Hansson and Electric Orange, amidst lots of other surprising combinations.

Discogs listing

 

Now active!
QUADELECTRONIC DOCUMENTS #1 to #52 (plus others)
a catalogue of all recorded events with
name your price download

 

link to Bandcamp

 

Hopefully the rest of events #53 to #99 will also be available within the next month
A few other related titles are also available here
The special edition Quadelectronic 100 set can be found here
To purchase CDR editions, look here

Auricle special request editions out now!...
ENDGAME - STRETCHED ACROSS THE SEA (AMCDR-LTD 046) 2CDR £9.00
ROBERT RICH - LIVE (AMC 021) 2CDR £9.00
ROBERT RICH - INNER LANDSCAPES (AMC 029) 2CDR £9.00
these come in slim 2CD cases with the original cassette insert, of which only a few copies remain!
order as usual or request a PayPal invoice on these

 

The easy way to check on: new release, back in stock, second-hand & one-off specials - see Discogs

 

 

Ultima Thule recent/new releases...

 

Auricle pre-orders now active! - release date: 1 June 2017...
INTERSTELLAR CEMENTMIXERS - CATACOMB DISCORD + (AMCDR 261/2) ‎2xCDR reissue + bonus
KEVIN O'NEILL - YGGDRASIL ‎‎‎(AMCDR 263)
reissue
KEVIN O'NEILL - A HOSTAGE TO FORTUNE (AMCDR 264) reissue
RANCID POULTRY - HELLO THERE, I'M A BALLOON RABBIT! (AMCDR 265) reissue

 

   

 

Auricle recent 2017 releases

 

3 May 2017...
AMA II - GENUFLEX ‎‎(AMCDR 258) reissue
KEVIN O'NEILL - KATHARSIS ‎(AMCDR 259) reissue
RANCID POULTRY - DELICATE CREATURES‎‎ (AMCDR 260) reissue

 

17 April 2017...
RUIN - THE UNCERTAIN WORLD OF FOLDS & CREASES (AMCDR 254)
KEVIN O'NEILL - LIVE! + ‎‎(AMCDR 255/6) 2CDR
reissue + bonus disc
RANCID POULTRY - QAOTIC PESTILGENCE (AMCDR 257)

 

3 April 2017...
ENDGAME - HORSELENGTH (AMCDR 250) audio edition of the DVD release
STEVE MOORE - THE THRESHOLD OF LIBERTY: ELECTROACOUSTIC SURREALISM 1982-84 (AMCDR 251)
reissue + bonus tracks
INTERSTELLAR CEMENTMIXERS - MANEQUIN AMBERGINE (AMCDR 252)
reissue
INTERSTELLAR CEMENTMIXERS - ENCAPSULATED TURQUOISE VOID (AMCDR 253)
reissue

 

15 March 2017...
RUIN - GO TO ZERO (AMCDR 246)
KEVIN O'NEILL - ISLANDS ‎(AMCDR 247)
reissue
KEVIN O'NEILL - OMEGA (AMCDR 248) reissue
RANCID POULTRY - LIVE IN LEEDS (BUT STEVE DOESN'T) (AMCDR 249) reissue

1 March 2017...
ESCAPADE - SO YOU KNOW (AMCDR 241) unreleased archives collection Icefall (By Extension)
EXTREMITIES - SYMBIOSIS (AMCDR 242/3)
2CD edition of the DVD release
KEVIN O'NEILL - METAMORPHOSIS (AMCDR 244)
reissue
DJAM KARET - KAFKAS BREAKFAST (AMCDR 245)
reissue Walkabout (extract)

February releases
RANCID POULTRY - LUNGS FULL OF LEAD (AMCDR 237/8)  ‎2CDR
reissue
CLOTHEARZ - GIG (AMCDR 239)
first proper release!
ENDGAME - DARK MATTER (AMCDR 240)
audio edition of the DVD release

January releases
ESCAPADE - OBSCURED DIALOGUES
(AMCDR 232) reissue - classic live jams by US band with Can, Amon Düül II and Pink Floyd influences
RICHARD FRANECKI & HADLEY KAHN - EEMN (AMCDR 233)
reissue - amazing experimental rock collaboration
KEVIN O'NEILL - ICON (AMCDR 234)
reissue - 1982 debut by innovative synthesist, unavailable for 25 years!
KEVIN O'NEILL - INTIMATIONS OF IMMORTALITY (AMCDR 235)
reissue - another classic by him!

 

check the ULTIMA THULE MAIL-ORDER Prime page for a picture gallery of all recent releases!

 

Customers not in the UK - be sure to select Europe or World from the dropdown for the correct price inc. p&p!

If you wish to pre-order more than one title, you will save p&p costs by requesting a PayPal invoice.

You can also pre-order paying by cheque in the UK, or worldwide by registering a credit/debit card with us.

 

Important: Please note that since April 2017 all new 1 CDR licensed releases will be £8.00 each instead of £7.00. This is due to having to invest in a new printer yet again. The thing is that Epson XP printers do a wonderful job and do good on body CD printing too, but they only last so long. Such cost had not been factored into £7.00 a release. And also disc, case and paper prices have all increased over the past year. Certain releases, like the Kevin O'Neill ones will remain at £7.00 as will all our own (Alto Stratus, Endgame, Triax, etc.) releases for the foreseeable future. Any other represses of licensed ones will increase to £8.00 once the current stocks sell-out.

 


Alan at work, busy making up covers for the new releases!

 

look here for more projects in negotiation / preparation

 

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Audion magazine...

Although no longer printed, Audion is a vast archive of articles and reviews spanning almost 3 decades. Many issues are now down to their last copies. Some are out of print altogether. Best to order along with LPs or orders of 4CDs or more to economise on postage!
Full A-Z index of Audion Magazine issues #1-#58 - new revised update!
Audion Guide to Nurse With Wound - (printed version sold out) online version revised inc. Steve Stapleton's Krautrock and film lists!
http://astoundedbysound.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/hungry-krauts-daddy.html - a nice blog!

 

Audion East Euro Discography New free online edition - now revised and expanded!

Audion #0 New free online edition - ancient reviews from Face Out and Neumusik


Selection of stock Audions recently reduced to £3.00 each! see stock list with current prices: here!

 

Audion #56:
Egg & Steve Hillage
NDW
French obscurities
Jean-Pierre Masseira
Agitation Free
Frumpy

Audion magazine #58

 

THE RETURN OF THROBBING GRISTLE

A PORTISHEAD LEGACY : Get The Blessing, Beak

GARDEN OF DELIGHTS (label feature): Embryo, Emtidi, Guru Guru, Ibliss, Joy Unlimited, Radio Noisz Ensemble, etc.

MIKHAIL CHEKALIN: WEIRD ELECTRONICS RUSSIAN STYLE

MYTHOS: MASTERS OF KRAUTROCK

CANTERBURY SCENE PIONEERS 5: Catapilla, Centipede, Isotope, Nucleus, Mike Oldfield, Sun Treader, etc.

SOLEIL ZEUHL (label feature): Serge Bringolf, Eider Stellaire, Neom, Rialzu, Scherzoo, Setna, Unit Wail, Xing Sa

RUIN: LEICESTER'S BEST-KEPT SECRET

ESOTERIC RECORDINGS (reviews): Ache, Earth & Fire, Dick Heckstall-Smith, Pekka Pohjola, Solution, etc.

CUNEIFORM (reviews): Gösta Berlings Saga, Isotope, Radio Massacre International, Soft Machine, Univers Zero, etc.

 

See: Audion #58 information for full details & PayPal payment

Of Cuckoos And Scrambled Eggs

 

For those that wanted a handy guide to all those things related to the Krautrock scene, here it is!

With bands like: AMON DÜÜL (UK), DIABOLUS, HALLELUJAH, JANUS, NEKTAR, NICO, ODIN, PORK PIE, STEEL MILL, EELA CRAIG, KLOCKWERK ORANGE, NOVAK'S KAPELLE, PATERNOSTER, BRAINTICKET, CIRCUS, FLAME DREAM, KROKODIL, MCCHURCH SOUNDROOM, TOAD, etc.
and a small guide to the essential DDR bands of the era.

 

condensed reprint of the CD-Rom/magazine set pages

includes: foreigners in the Krautrock scene, Austria, Switzerland, etc.

 

A special limited edition publication

 

Of Cuckoos And Scrambled Eggs A4, 36pp - £4.00 - published 4 November 2013 - last copies

 

DVD Collection

over 500 titles - bargain pressies!

Virtually all purchased new, immaculately looked-after - all "as new" m/ex+ - m/m (unless stated)

Part of a large collection of top quality horror, sci-fi, world, weird movies including lots of rare titles.

see: http://home.btconnect.com/ultimathule/UT-catalog-movies.html and at Amazon

 

 

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