ULTIMA THULE / NEWS PAGE 2 December 2022
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brand-new Audion out Bandcamp Friday, 2nd of December...
Radim Hladik's Blue Effect / Modrý Efekt - and their
adventures in jazz & prog, Bremen - unlikely underground from
Sweden, Experimental music from Leicester, Prog & Psych from South
America, Part 2: Brazil, Choice British Label Classics: Liberty and United
Artists Records, Strange Curios & Eclectic Arcana - part 3, The
Avant-Garde Sector, Rescued Relics, Christian Wittman, and loads of album
reviews: Daal, Djam Karet, Dunam, Guranfoe, Karaba, The Lost Vision Of The
Chandoo Priest, Miriodor, The Muffins, Tom Newman, Richard Pinhas / Merzbow,
Robert Rich, Steve Roach, Sula Bassana, etc.
New, out now...
A Fistful Of Spaghetti
For those that wanted all the Italian and related content from
Audion magazine, here is your dream request answered.
The A Fistful Of Spaghetti "Audion Italian scrapbook" comes as 2 pdf files totalling 124 pages. The YouTube video is a taster of the first draft version. It will be available at https://audion1.bandcamp.com/ (date to coincide with the book publication) for the crazy price of £5 GBP.
Important notes: This publication is for those that don't want to buy all issues of Audion magazine and just want the Italian and related content in a convenient magazine type format.
Items that arrived too late for list 197...
New special import...
BUBU - ANABELAS (PQR-Disques plusqueréel PQR011) CD £12.50 - Classic Argentinian 70s prog, whose sole album remarkably came across like "a mixture of Osanna, Univers Zero & National Health" to quote my old sales notes. p.s. A large write-up on Bubu can be found in Audion 71's Argentinian Prog & Psych article, here.
Krautrock & Kosmische Musik
CAN - SOON OVER BABALUMA (Spoon CDSPOON10: RM,RE) CD £11.00 - Furiously & heavily percussive, kinda tribal industrial head music, mostly instrumental & very energetic. © 1974.
CAN - DELAY 1968 (Spoon CDSPOON12: RM,RE) CD £11.00 - Originally unreleased 1968-69 sessions.
CAN - LIVE IN CUXHAVEN 1976 (Spoon CDSPOON65: CC) CD £11.00 - First set from their Hermann-Allmers-Halle, Cuxhaven, Germany 7/1/1976 concert. © 2022.
CZUKAY-WOBBLE-LIEBEZEIT - FULL CIRCLE (Grönland CDGRON194: DP) CD £11.00 - A nice mixture of trippy/jazzy Can stylisms with an added funky-dub edge. © 1982.
HARMONIA - MUSIK VON HARMONIA (Grönland CDGRON149: RM,DP) CD £11.00 - Classic Cluster/Neu! hybrid, pre-"Zuckerzeit" trippy ambient space music & weird Eno-esque edge. © 1973.
TECHNICAL SPACE COMPOSER'S CREW - CANAXIS 5 (Grönland CDGRON195: 2xBT,DP) CD £11.00 - Holger Czukay & Rolf Dammers, pre-Can weirdness in Stockhausen vein. © 1969.
AFFINITY - AFFINITY (Repertoire REP 5268) CD £9.00 - A Vertigo collectable. Not a classic, but good brassy rock with a somewhat Julie Driscoll like female vocalist.
ATOMIC ROOSTER - ON AIR - LIVE AT THE BBC & OTHER TRANSMISSIONS (Repertoire REPUK 1336) 2CD+DVD £20.00 - CDs = BBC Radio "Live In Concert" Paris Theatre, London (27/07/72), Beat Club (Live On German TV 1970-1972), Pop Shop (Live On Belgian TV 05/10/72). DVD = Beat Club (+ 2 bonus tracks) & Pop Shop concerts. © 2018.
BROADCAST - BERBERIAN SOUND STUDIO (Warp Records WARPCD233) CD £11.00 - Excellent soundtrack to the wonderfully surreal movie set in an Italian film editing/dubbing studio, and an unlikely album for Broadcast, also featuring contributions from Nurse With Wound members & The Sonic Catering Band, also including a theme some may know from Opus Avantra & Alfredo Tisicco releases. © 2013.
CRESSIDA - CRESSIDA (Repertoire REPUK 1200: RM) CD £9.00 - 1970 debut by this dreamy Vertigo progressive, hints of King Crimson, Moody Blues, etc.
HAWKWIND - SONIC BOOM KILLERS (Repertoire REP 4676-WY: DP) CD £9.00 - Bargain priced set featuring all the original Hawkwind singles tracks circa 1970-80.
JUICY LUCY - GET A WHIFF A THIS (Repertoire REP 4428-WY) CD £9.00 - 3rd album, © 1971.
STEAMHAMMER - MK. II (Repertoire REP 4236-WY: 4xBT) CD £9.00 - Classic 2nd album (© 1969) from the British blues/prog pioneers, with Steve Jollife.
CABARET VOLTAIRE - LIVE AT THE Y.M.C.A. 27.10.79 (Mute CABS 4 CD: RE) CD £9.50 - Early live document by the Sheffield "industrial" post-punk experimental band. © 1980.
CABARET VOLTAIRE - MIX-UP (Mute CABS 8 CD: RE) CD £9.50 - First studio album. © 1979.
CABARET VOLTAIRE - THREE MANTRAS (Mute CABS 7CD: RE) CDM £9.50 - Strange, kind of minimalist art-rock with indusrial & ethnic influences. Their most extreme & radical statement. © 1980.
RAGNAR GRIPPE - TEN TEMPERAMENTS (Bis BIS-CD-241) CD £14.00 - Fantastic abstract/melodic synth & avant-garde musics. Unclassifiable! This contains "Ten Temperaments" (© 1982) plus 2 tracks from "Electronic Compositions" (© 1977).
CLINT MANSELL - IN THE EARTH (Lakeshore Records/Invada LSINV266CD: DP) CD £11.00 - Experimental electronic based score to the bizarre Ben Wheatley film, with elements that remind me of early Cluster along with much that's original. © 2021.
MICHAEL OBST - CRYSTAL WORLD (Wergo WER 2011-50) CD £13.00 - Unusual electroacoustic music from Germany. © 1987.
Various Artists - THE BYG DEAL (B-Music BMS018) CD £9.00 - Compilation of tracks from BYG Records releases: Alice, Alpha Beta, Ame Son, Banana Moon, Coeur Magique, Gong, Vangelis, etc. Comes with O-card.
CAN - TAGO MAGO (Spoon XLSPOON6/7_UK: RM,GF) 2LP £26.00 - Can's ultimate classic! Starting intensively mantric, this gets weirder & weirder, radical to the extreme. Great too! © 1971. Limited edition on orange vinyl, includes download code.
CAN - LIVE IN BRIGHTON 1975 (Spoon SPOON64: triple) 3LP £32.00 - Only a few days after the Stuttgart gig (19/11/1975), but with a very different set largely presenting "Landed" material, if in largely instrumental form. Limited edition on gold vinyl, includes digital download. © 2021.
CAN - LIVE IN CUXHAVEN 1976 (Spoon SPOON64) LP £23.00 - First set from their Hermann-Allmers-Halle, Cuxhaven, Germany 7/1/1976 concert. Limited edition on curacao vinyl, includes digital download. © 2022.
RENAISSANCE - RENAISSANCE (Repertoire REP 2278 V173: RM,GF) LP £18.00 - Legendary debut of trippy progressive with classical & folk touches, nothing like the later Annie Haslam lead incarnation. © 1969. 180g vinyl.
YAMASH'TA & THE HORIZON - SUNRISE FROM WEST SEA "LIVE" (Wewantsounds WWSLP59: GF) LP £23.00 - Originally a 1971 impossibly rare Japanese LP, & unknown of by us until a decade or so ago. This historic Yamash'ta concert super-session with legends Masahiko Satoh (Sound Breakers/Amalgamation) & Takehisa Kosugi (of Taj Mahal Travellers) is fascinating!
15 April 2022: new upload Audion 38 (8/1997) reissue buy
15 April 2022: new upload Endgame - EQ festival 2008 buy
4 April 2022: Royal Mail rates
change see new p&p
18 February 2022: New arrivals: deliveries from Plastic Head distribution and Proper distribution
3 February 2022: new upload Audion 40 (11/1998) new improved v2 edition reissue buy
29 January 2022: new upload Audion 67
(February 2022) multimedia magazine: new issue buy
25 January 2022: new upload The Audion guide to Nurse With Wound (v2/1995/2005) reissue buy
22 January 2022: new upload Audion 30 (2/1995) including unreleased Univers Zero reissue buy
12 January 2022: New arrivals: delivery from fMinor, including Seelie Court Digital - CD releases, and some 1-off vinyl items.
4 January 2022: new upload The Crack In The Cosmic Egg (abridged pdf edition) + buy
Acid Rooster: new space-trekkers from Germany, Fontanelle:
and the art of "jazz that's not jazz", Hasse Horrigmoe: Tangle
Edge & Øresund Space Collective article/interview, Le Orme: the
Italian prog legend, Prog & psych from South America, part 1: Argentina
(7 page feature!), Silvia Tarozzi: new old music from Italy, Choice British
label classics: Island, New ECM releases, Rescued Relics, The Avant-Garde
Sector, reviews: Asceta, Between, Doctors of Space, Fractal Sextet, Hawkwind,
Magma, October Equus, Roger Clark Miller, Razen, Juhani Silvola, Svenska
Psykvänner, Tangara, Vibravoid, etc.
special bonus publications...
For those that wanted all the Krautrock and related
content from Audion magazine, here is your dream request answered.
The Crack In The Cosmic Egg "Krautrock Scrapbook 2022 edition" comes as 5 pdf files totalling 400 pages. The YouTube video is just a taster of the first few pages. It will be available at https://audion1.bandcamp.com/ from mid August 2022 for the crazy price of £12 GBP.
Important notes: This publication is for those that don't want to buy all issues of Audion magazine and just want the Krautrock and related content in magazine form. Most of this text is also found in the bonus "in Audion magazine" pages in the new The Crack In The Cosmic Egg rom as well.
This 5 part article series featured in Audion issues: 51, 52, 53, 55 & 56, and contains brief articles/reviews of 411 artists that in some way contributed to the advancements in using electronics in music through to 2010. Recompiled as a 32 page pdf magazine, it's the ideal layman's guide to all things electronic, weird and groundbreaking.
Absolute Elsewhere, Acezantez, Agitation Free, Ildefonso Aguilar, Burt Alacantra, Daevid Allen, Amm Music, Amon Düül Ii, Anna Själv Tredje, Jorge Antunes, Aphrodite's Child, Arcane Device, Area, Eduard Artemiev, Art Fleury, Robert Ashley, Ash Ra Tempel, The Atman Project, Baba Yaga, The Bach Revolution, J.B. Banfi, Françoise Barrière, Louis & Bebe Barron, Franco Battiato, Peter Baumann, François Bayle, BBC Radiophonic Workshop, The Beatles, Beaver & Krause, David Behrman, Luciano Berio, Philippe Besombes, Maurizio Bianchi, Birgé Gorgé Shiroc, Brainticket, etc.
Important note: This publication is for those that don't want to buy all these issues of Audion magazine and just want this article series.
16 July 2021: now also selling CDs, LPs, DVDs, Audions, and other things via...
14 April 2021: Miss the ULTIMA THULE shop? Remember, all friends/customers can browse our "shop" catalogue here or our Discogs shop, reserve by phone/email/facebook-messenger and pay for records by cash at our door. Visits to browse our stocks can also be arranged (bring a mask)
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most new arrivals and for sale re-listings shown first here...
Discogs is the most convenient method for
most purchases, with automated checkout or customised billing and integrated
The Crack In The Cosmic Egg
You can now buy Audion issues via the Audion Bandcamp page.
Endgame - CUPOLA (AMCDR 040) CDR £7.00 - 4 covers rediscovered!
Dave Powell - FRIED ROSIN (AMCDR 042) CDR £7.00 - 7 covers rediscovered
Jim Tetlow - ONEIROMANCER (AMCDR 009) CDR £7.00 - 17 covers rediscovered
very last stock copies of these Auricle releases...
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 - 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.
all now £5.00 each (or £5.99 inc. PayPal & Discogs fees), except noted
Endgame - LIVE VOL. II (Auricle AMEGL2) CDR - white cased - last copy
Endgame - LIVE VOL. IV (Auricle AMEGL4) CDR - white cased - last copy
Endgame - LIVE VOL. VI (Auricle AMEGL6) CDR - 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 - white cased - last copy, one of the first 10 published with misprinted cover!
Endgame - LIVE VOL. IX (Auricle AMEGL9) CDR - white cased - last copy
Endgame - LIVE VOL. X (Auricle AMEGL10) CDR - 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.
all now £5.00 each (or £5.99 inc. PayPal & Discogs fees), except noted
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 - 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
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 copy - duplicated on branded chrome cassettes
Robert Rich - LIVE (AMC
021) MC £9.00 - 1 copy - duplicated on Maxell XL II chrome
Robert Rich - LIVE (AMCDR-LTD 021) 2CDR £9.00 - 6 copies
Robert Rich - INNER LANDSCAPES (AMC 029) MC £5.00 - 2 copies - duplicated on Maxell XL II chrome
Robert Rich - INNER LANDSCAPES (AMCDR-LTD 029) 2CDR £9.00 - 1 copy
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
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will keep on running as long as the mail service keeps working.
Please note that most venues are closing
their doors until who knows when? So all gigs are off. I'll add any updates
on the gigs page.
Late news: on 30th of June Leicester was put back on Lockdown, for two weeks, pending review.
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New releases / yet to order...
Caspar Brotzmann Massaker - THE TRIBE and BLACK AXIS - new reissues!
Richard Pinhas - EAST WEST - LP/CD reissue on Bureau B
The Spacious Mind - THE DRIFTER - oddments compilation with 1 new track
probably some more East Euro reissues including Modry Efekt titles
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.
Souffle Continu Records...
Another label I need to stock, once we can raise the funds to do so. Lots of great rare stuff on the label.
31 Dec 2019: old Tiscali site discontinued.
14 Jan 2020: French progressive & underground - Facebook group created.
12 Feb 2020: BT site discontinued.
21 Feb 2020: This new www.ultimathulerecords.com site launched.
10 Mar 2020: Italian progressive & underground - Facebook group created.
13 June 2020: German progressive & underground - Facebook group created.
23 May 2020: start transferring PayPal sales to Bandcamp.
4 July 2020: set-up Audion Bandcamp page to sell back-issues, pdf/multimedia versions, and the new Cosmic Egg rom.
18 Oct 2020: British progressive & underground - Facebook group created.
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