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The Ultimate Transmissions CD label for Krautrock releases/reissues, classic Kosmische, German experimental music, etc....

Cosmic Egg label

Out Of Focus - Not Too Late

GAM - Eiszeit

Kontrast - Volume I & II

Alcatraz - Made In Germania

Releases to date...
1. Out Of Focus - Not Too Late (UTCE 001)
1500 copies
2. Günter Schickert & GAM - Eiszeit (UTCE 002)
500 copies
3. Kontrast (ex Out Of Focus) - Kontrast Vol. 1&2 (UTCE 003) 500 copies
4. Alcatraz - Made In Germania (UTCE 004 CDR) ltd.ed.
2x20 copies - 2nd press 30/6/2014
5. Embryo - Riding (UTCE 005 CDR) ltd.ed.
5x20+ copies - 6th press 21/5/2018
6. Alcatraz - Energie Programm In Rock (UTCE 006 CDR) ltd.ed. 20 copies - sold out
7. Alcatraz - Live "Trockeneis Zum Frühstück" (UTCE 007 CDR) ltd.ed.
2x20 copies - 2nd press 14/10/2016
8. Alcatraz - No 4 (UTCE 008 CDR) ltd.ed.
20 copies - sold out
9. Embryo - Eternal Forces (UTCE 009 CDR) ltd.ed.
4x20 copies - 4th press 20/2/2017
10. Peter Frohmader - Orakel / Tiefe (UTCE 010 CDR) ltd.ed. 2x20 copies - 2nd press 6/1/2016
11. Embryo - Una Gira Per Catalunya (UTCE 011 CDR) ltd.ed.
3x20 copies - 3rd press 14/10/2016
12. Peter Frohmader - Jules Verne Cycle (UTCE 012 CDR) ltd.ed. 2x20 copies - 2nd press 1/10/2016
13. Chris Karrer - The Mask (UTCE 013 CDR) ltd.ed.
2x20 copies - 2nd press 29/11/2016
14. Embryo - Anthology+ (UTCE 014 CDR) ltd.ed. - plus bonus tracks
100 copies - 24/10/2016
15. Sonic Sculpture - Sonic Sculpture (UTCE 015 CDR) ltd.ed.
20 copies - 29/11/2016

Krautrock on Auricle...
Günter Schickert - GAM 1976 (AMCDR 021) 45'52" new edition
Aussenminister/Model 81 (AMCDR 101/102) 2xCDR 99'44" new edition
Con-Hertz - Face On Radio (AMCDR 131) 76'53"
Guru Guru - Early Archives, Live 1969 (AMCDR 207) 2 x #20 copies
Günter Schickert / GAM - 1979 Final Freak-Out (AMCDR 218/9) 2xCDR  #50 copies
The Cosmic Auricle & Other Eggshells (AMSCDR 015) 59'57"

The Crack In The Cosmic Egg (Audion Publications) CD-Rom Encyclopedia +

Ever since the late 1970's a prime passion of ours has been "Krautrock" - that is the music that grew out of the German and related scenes of the late-1960's psychedelic era. Amon Düül, Ash Ra Tempel, Can, Embryo, Faust, Neu!, Tangerine Dream, etc., etc. Innovative, groundbreaking, often so "ahead of its time" such music has become the benchmark that people aspire to. Witness Julian Cope's book "Krautrocksampler" for instance! A unique explorative and innovative genre (but also unclassifiable because of that) Krautrock continues to influence and have repercussions in the wider musical world in almost all adventurous rock and experimental genres. Aside from the numerous articles in Audion magazine dedicated to such music, and our own musical efforts (some Endgame and Extremities especially are Krautrock inspired), we always wanted to publish a book on the subject and issue some Krautrock LP's.
    The eventually realised book was the universally acclaimed "The Crack In The Cosmic Egg" Krautrock encyclopedia, published in 1996 (now out of print) since re-published as an exhaustively in-depth CD-Rom and as a series of magazines. You'll find a "light version" of The Crack In The Cosmic Egg on this web-site for easy reference.
    Whilst we could never afford to branch out into releasing LP's, we issued a number of Krautrock and German experimental releases on our Auricle cassette label in the 1980's: Aussenminister, Con-Hertz, Peter Frohmader, GAM, Günter Schickert, Asmus Tietchens, etc., and more recently invested in publishing CD's establishing the Cosmic Egg label, debuting in 2000 with the previously unreleased Kraut-fusion album "Not Too Late" by the legendary Out Of Focus. Eventually we also got to issue the lost GAM album, from Günter Schickert and co., a sizzling piece of pure angst-Kosmische-agit-psych Krautrock! Another pet-baby, since we discovered the LP is the obscure but widely acclaimed 1980's Kraut-fusion gem by Kontrast.
    In 2014 we've tried a new logistic, CD-R limited editions, and have managed to publish 10 (releases 4 to 13 above), all are 20 copy initial editions, with rolling represses according to demand. These are surely destined to be future collectibles. All are official licences and many are genuine exclusives. These are quality full colour presentations, remastered for the best sound possible. Hopefully in 2015 I can muster up another 10 releases?
    As Cosmic Egg also bears the logo "Ultimate Transmissions" = top quality, anything that I deem less than perfect will instead appear on Auricle, some in the series "Auricle Official Bootleg".

The Crack In The Cosmic Egg CD-Rom promo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qHGQgdJeChg
Krauts that Rocked http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kH2prcRXBMs
Stoic Rhythms - A Krautrock Fan's Journey http://vimeo.com/album/2500041
Krautrock group on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/2210740370/

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