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Catalogue # 203 (November-December 2023), online version


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How do I order?
Most Ultima Thule releases can now be purchased via PayPal at Bandcamp or Discogs. You can also order or pay by other methods.
As it's not practical to add shopping cart to everything on the UT catalogue, instead copy text from the listing and paste it into an email.
Ask to reserve, pay by registered credit/debit card: utle1uk@btconnect.com or request a PayPal invoice: utle2uk@btconnect.com
You can also phone 0116 2702354, or message Alan Freeman on Facebook, chat at ultimthulemusic or order via Discogs
See: mail-order for more detailed info, p&p rates, etc. More options at the bottom of this page.

Books & Magazines

New Audion magazine: printed & multimedia issues...


Audion 59 (10/2020) 40 pages - download only

new!  printed edition: 50 copies, price: £5.00 - magazine+download at Bandcamp  magazine at ebay  3/11/2023

downloads available: multimedia download  pdf only download  preview video  index  25/9/2020

Honduras Libregrupo, Kosmose - a lost Belgian cosmic legend, Krautzone, October Equus - The evolution of a prog band,
Sonar - The Swiss art of precision, Suspirium - Between the Industrial, the Cosmic and the Unfathomable,
Volcano The Bear - fragments of disarray, Zreen Toyz - The mysterious electronics of Jean Luc Hervé Berthelot, Garden Of Delights, Long Hair Music, Musea, Soleil Zeuhl, Wah Wah?, Novalis - Emotional progressive, More obscure American classics, New prog & fusion from Scandinavia, Trip Rock 2 - A to M, Rescued Relics, reviews, etc.

free audio with multimedia download: 28 tracks, 186:03 - including rare: Ring Van Möbius - End Of Greatness (live)


Audion 74 (6/2023) 52 pages


new!  printed edition: 50 copies, price: £6.00 - magazine+download at Bandcamp  magazine at ebay  6/10/2023


new!  downloads available: multimedia download  pdf only download  preview video  index  2/6/2023


A Cosmic Courier conundrum, Jean-Marc Foussat & Fou Records, Kracq - A Dutch prog obscurity, Sensations' Fix - A most unique Italian progressive, The Synthetic Music of Jonathan Fitoussi, Prog & Psych from South America, Part 4 (Bolivia, Colombia, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela), The United Isolation Ensemble, Choice British label classics: Neon, Strange Curios & Eclectic Arcana, The Avant-Garde Sector, Rescued Relics, The Return Of ADN, Syngate, and loads of album reviews: Orchestra Of The Upper Atmosphere, Richard & Duncan Pinhas, Smote, Van Der Graaf Generator, etc.

free audio with multimedia download: 41 tracks, 208:32 - incl. unreleased Jean-Marc Foussat album & rare Kracq live tracks


Audion 75 (9/2023) 52 pages


new!  printed edition: 2x50 copies, price: £6.00 - magazine+download at Bandcamp  magazine at ebay  14/9/2023


new!  downloads available: multimedia download  pdf only download  preview video  index  1/9/2023


Poessitfous - Lost sounds from the French underground, Rock In Opposition - The Aftermath: global scene, 1: 1970s-90s, Tasavallan Presidentti - Scandinavian fusion legends 2 (including Jukka Tolonen page), Tomokie's Cup - We prefer to exist on the periphery, Weird Garden at Leicester Gallery, new Italian prog & underground part 6, Choice British label classics: RCA Victor, The Avant-Garde Sector, Rescued Relics: Amon Düül, Annexus Quam, Volcano The Bear, and loads of album reviews: Asceta, Ian Boddy, Stephan Micus, Modulator ESP, Øresund Space Collective, Barre Phillips, Rhùn, etc.

free audio with multimedia download: 40 tracks: 271:05 - incl. unreleased Tomokie's Cup album & exclusive live recordings


Audion 76 magazine: printed & multimedia issues due out 1st of December...


Audion 76 (12/2023) 44 pages


work in progress: index  due 1/12/2023


Mark Jenkins - 20 questions with (interview), Prog & psych from South America Part 5: omissions, corrections and updates, Made In Sweden - Scandinavian fusion legends 3 (including Solar Plexus), Resounding: The Art Of Noises - 23/9/2023 at LCB Depot, New discs from Fou Records, Rock In Opposition - The Aftermath: global scene, 1: 1970s-90s part 2, Choice British label classics: Transatlantic, The Avant-Garde Sector, Rescued Relics, labels: Cuneiform Records, Merry-Go-Round, Seelie Court / Seelie Court Digital - new release reviews, more reviews: Datashock, Electric Orange, Paskinel, etc.

free audio with multimedia download: TBA


Audion encyclopedias...


Out now...

A Fistful Of Spaghetti
Italian music encyclopedia
large A4 soft-bound book

We wanted to publish this book 20 years ago, but we were far from having all the info we need to do a proper job. Now, having heard everything of repute from this wonderful scene, we managed to get it all together and organise it into a book format.

 A4 276 pages total, internal pages: 272 (240 black & white text, 16 colour and 16 black & white picture pages. 500 copy edition.

£25+ p&p. More info here

Preview taster video:

taster pdf:
A Fistful Of Spaghetti; pages 33-48 promo



also available...

The Crack In The Cosmic Egg
German music encyclopedia
totally revised and expanded DVD-Rom edition

12 years in the making! The mind-bogglingly huge and completely revised "The Crack In The Cosmic Egg" DVD-Rom is out now. Some 3 times bigger than the original CD-rom, it includes all sorts of extras. It is presented in a snazzy DVD size Digipak with the revised artwork as you can see here. It can be ordered direct, and via Bandcamp or Discogs. Download & USB stick versions are also available via Bandcamp.
It's so mindbogglingly big that if it was printed it would be 12 books!

£30+ p&p. Info/order options here.


work in progress...

Twilight of the Alchemists
French music encyclopedia
large A4 soft-bound book

Like with our Italian music book "A Fistful Of Spaghetti", we wanted to publish this book 20+ years ago, but we were far from having all the info we need to do a proper job. Unlike with the Italian scene, we still haven't heard everything from the vast French scene that's supposedly of interest, but we really need to make this a reality. So, since Novevember 2022, we've been busy revising the files started back in the 1990s, and will hopefully have this book complete in 2024.

Funding campaign pending


AUDION at Bandcamp

You can now buy all available* Audion issues via the Audion Bandcamp page.

For a quick rundown of what's in all the issues it is best to visit the Audion page on this site first, and also use the Audion index if you are looking for particular artists

All Bandcamp physical sales have 99p added to cover their fees and PayPal costs.
You can buy individual items, or add to basket and order a load of issues in one go.
All Audion physical issues on Bandcamp have 4 example pages to read before you buy!

pdf/multimedia download editions: several old issues are now available. More of these PDF download versions (and most out of print issues) will be added over the next few weeks/months. Also, Audion is being relaunched, with Audion issue 59 to be he first new Audion published this way!

look here: https://audion1.bandcamp.com/ (printed magazines are in the merch tab)

* one-offs, last copies and second-hand items aren't listed on Bandcamp. See listings below..


Want to buy some Audion pdf issues, but confused by Bandcamp? Don't need the audio and just want to get pdf magazine downloads? Email me: utle2uk@btconnect.com and tell me which issues you want. You can pay by any method (credit or debit card, PayPal, etc.) at £5 each, and I will then supply a simple customised Google Drive or WeTransfer download link.


Audion magazine...



Rarities and bargains. Some are stamped with ULTIMA THULE on the front cover and/or handwritten "shop reference copy."
Covers may be slightly dirty, with some wear. Internal pages are generally as new.

Audion #5 (7/1987) £12.00 Steve Roach, Synergy, Ken Moore, Hungarian Rock, Nik Tyndall, etc.

Audion #7 (1/1988) £12.00 Steve Hillman, Ron Berry, Eloy, Yochk'o Seffer, Polish rock, etc.

Audion #9 (8/1988) £12.00 Embryo, David Prescott, Baschet Brothers, Recommended, etc.

Audion #12 (6/1989) £12.00 Kosmische Musik, Günter Schickert, Shylock, Walter Holland

Audion #37 (5/1997) £2.00 Chris Karrer, Brainticket, Moving Gelatine Plates, Faust discoloured cover

Audion #38 (8/1997) £2.00 Rock In Opposition - Part 4: The French Connection (Etron Fou, ZNR, Albert Marcoeur, Art Zoyd), discoloured cover

Audion #52 (9/2006) £8.00 Xhol Caravan, Eruption, etc. ex shop copy, with some slightly stained page edges

Audion #57 (9/2006) £4.00 with text "defective print, not for sale" on front cover, text is cropped on page 16

The Audion Index (11/1996) £2.50 for issues #1-#36


AUDION NEW COPIES see Audion page


Many issues of Audion are also for sale now via...




assorted other items...

All publications are in English language unless otherwise stated!

P&P = 2 units unless otherwise stated!

v  = reduced item


v  COSMIC PRICE GUIDE TO ORIGINAL KRAUTROCK RECORDS (CPG Books ISBN 3-9810109-0-6) m/m £25.00 £20.00 - "Revised & updated 2nd edition 2006" hard-back - in German & English. An interesting reference tool, but some of the prices are way-off! Still has some errors from the previous version: i.e. the Baumann/Koek LP filed in the Peter Baumann section. Dedicated to S.F. P&P = 12 units.

E-MIX 1.2 (1992) vg+ £2.00 £1.00 £0.50 - Yanni, Ottmar Liebert, William Aura, May East, etc.

HARMONIE No.2 (3/86: French) ex £5.00 £3.00 - Pallas, Jean-Pascal Boffo, Nuance, Uppsala, Abel Ganz, Edhels, Pulsar, Now, Twelfth Night, etc. P&P = 2 units.

HAWKWIND - MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE (-) ex £10.00 - 1979 tour programme. Generally priced around £20.00 on eBay.

v  MELODIE UND RHYTHMUS 6.81 (1981) vg £2.50 £2.00 £1.50 - DDR music magazine. With Stern Meissen poster. Articles on Hansi Biebl, etc. «in German language»

v  MÜNCHEN MOSAIK (Heft 4, 1996: German) ex £3.00 £2.00 £1.50 - Arts magazine with small article on Peter Frohmader.

ROCK IN DEUTSCHLAND 3 (Taurus Press ISBN 3-922542-16-6) ex £10.00 - © 1984 by Günter Ehnert & Detlef Kinsler. Revised edition including histories of many Krautrock bands, and other acts through to the post NDW era. «in German language»

SURFACE NOISE #7 (1983) £3.00 £2.00 - 20 or so old stock copies, inc. Percussion Ensembles, Spanish Progressive Rock, Anarchy vs. Order in Czechoslovakian Progressive Music, Interview with Klaus Schulze, reviews.

THIRD EAR BAND - NECROMANCERS OF THE DRIFTING WEST (Sonic Book SONIC 005) Book+CD used £10.00 - © 1997. The book (100 pages) contains band history, interviews & rare pictures. The CD contains the incredible 1970 previously unreleased soundtrack "Abelard & Helois". Note: book = ex+, CD = mint. P&P = 3 units!


All publications are in English language unless otherwise stated.

Magazine p&p = 2 units (except where stated). Many of these are rare one-off's!

Tour programmes: All rare such collectables, press packs, etc. only listed on ebay

Steve & Alan Freeman, Ultima Thule, 21 Heather Road, Leicester, LE2 6DF
Telephone: 0116 270 2354