09 August, 2020

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 the Ultima Thule 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!


Audion issues 23, 28 & 40 are now available as a multimedia: pdf/txt/flac download editions

PDF download versions of all out of print / requested issues will be added over the next few weeks. If you want an issue currently unavailable, message me and I'll prioritise it if I can.

look here for downloads: https://audion1.bandcamp.com/

printed magazines are in the merch tab

* one-offs, last copies and second-hand items aren't listed on Bandcamp, so enquire direct.


 

11 May, 2020

Ultima Thule are ready for your orders

Despite lockdown in the UK, which means all British record shops are closed until further notice, the British government are urging people to support businesses by using mail-order. And what better a place to satiate your eclectic tastes than Ultima Thule, the speediest mail-order around with a catalogue of great music in the realms of prog, experimental, electronic and unclassifiable.
We have lots of CDs in stock and a small range of vinyl, including imports from all over the place and lots of exclusive releases of our own, Audion magazine, videos, etc.

Check-out our stocks here...
Ultima Thule web site: http://www.ultimathulerecords.com/
Discogs shop: http://www.discogs.com/seller/ultimathulerecords

Also, keep in touch via Facebook here...
http://www.ultimathulerecords.com/facebook.html

Join the Ultima Thule public Facebook chat group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/ultimathulemusic/


Alan Freeman solos on Bandcamp

Many thanks to the few that have bought some of my own releases via Bandcamp. Did you know that you can now get my Auricle Archive collection "Xylem" as a "name your price" download? That means: free if you want, but donations are certainly welcome! Look here! alanfreeman.bandcamp.com/album/xylem-auricle-archive

Remember to check-out my more recent electroacoustic releases. These I'm especially proud of.

Also, check-out other bands I'm involved in via the Auricle Music Bandcamp Index auriclemusic.bandcamp.com/album/bandcamp-index

Keep enjoying the music - Alan Freeman


17 February, 2020

YouTube channels

The original Ultima Thule Records YouTube channel
https://www.youtube.com/user/ultimathulerecords

The xylemexperimental YouTube channel
https://www.youtube.com/user/xylemexperimental

After the original channel became locked due to uploading more videos than was permitted at the time (and a copyright dispute which has since been cleared) I started up the xylemexperimental channel, which has been my main upload channel since. Both channels are now linked.

Here's the introductory video on the xylemexperimental channel...


10 February, 2020

Facebook index

UTIMA THULE / FACEBOOK
updated 1/2/2020

These days, instead of publishing Audion, we run a number of Facebook group pages...
Ultima Thule, Prog, Psych, Weird https://www.facebook.com/groups/ultimathulemusic/
The Crack In The Cosmic Egg https://www.facebook.com/groups/325709360964430/
British progressive & underground not online yet
French progressive & underground https://www.facebook.com/groups/630233584462949/
Italian progressive & underground not online yet
Sounds like Krautrock https://www.facebook.com/groups/1195989457079315/
Synth Sequencer Cosmic Electronic https://www.facebook.com/groups/133288640888026/


Alan Freeman is also an admin on these groups...
Krautrock https://www.facebook.com/groups/2210740370/
Space Rock https://www.facebook.com/groups/250641751784914/
Quadelectronic https://www.facebook.com/groups/33530005355/


Our personal pages...
Alan Freeman https://www.facebook.com/alan.freeman.75054
Steve Freeman https://www.facebook.com/steve.freeman.52012
Ultima Thule shop https://www.facebook.com/xylem777/


artist/band pages...
Alto Stratus https://www.facebook.com/altostratusfreeman/
Endgame https://www.facebook.com/endgamefreemantetlow/
Eruption https://www.facebook.com/eruptionfreemantetlow/
Extremities https://www.facebook.com/extremitiesfreemantetlowpowell/
Alan Freeman https://www.facebook.com/alanfreemanxylem/
Ruin https://www.facebook.com/RuinRockBand/
Triax https://www.facebook.com/triaxfreemanpowell/

 
other Facebook groups I (Alan Freeman) am a member of...
Alternative Leicester (80's - 90's) https://www.facebook.com/groups/152266434789555/
Ambient / Soundscapes https://www.facebook.com/groups/692004417541088/
Ambient/Drone/Electroacoustic/Experimental https://www.facebook.com/groups/913956368666521/
Amon Düül II [band] https://www.facebook.com/groups/10213321397/
Avant Garde Jazz & Contemporary Music https://www.facebook.com/groups/445708912213737/
Avant Progressive https://www.facebook.com/groups/309238555789909/
Awakenings [concerts] https://www.facebook.com/groups/483737831685544/
CTPE 840-514: The Refrain: Electronic Music After Pinhas & Deleuze https://www.facebook.com/groups/1437278219862455/
Daevid Allen a.k.a Bert Camembert / The Dingo Virgin https://www.facebook.com/groups/375904657132/
Discogs https://www.facebook.com/groups/2383392265/
Eclectic Progressive https://www.facebook.com/groups/395378830615973/
Electroacoustic composers https://www.facebook.com/groups/22370892781/
Electronic, Ambient and Experimental Music https://www.facebook.com/groups/673620446006022/
Experimental Music https://www.facebook.com/groups/64094759934/
Experimental- Psychedelic and Kosmische Musik https://www.facebook.com/groups/253759931402180/
Experimental/original arts community Leicester https://www.facebook.com/groups/916226755105565/
Faust List https://www.facebook.com/groups/550835934987500/
Free Improvisation and Experimental Music Resource https://www.facebook.com/groups/28037121653/
Freunde, denen Festivalkult umsonst & draußen gefällt https://www.facebook.com/groups/1216161175103014/
Fusion / Prog & Jazzfunk https://www.facebook.com/groups/205798746150569/
Hatfield and the North [band] https://www.facebook.com/groups/4299603103/
Heldon Appreciation Station https://www.facebook.com/groups/26015078791/
Henry Cow [band] https://www.facebook.com/groups/2207469631/
Italian Horror And Giallo Films https://www.facebook.com/groups/304909709717879/
Jam, Space, Psychedelic e Stoner Rock https://www.facebook.com/groups/159981834113858/
Jazz Rock Fusion https://www.facebook.com/groups/8393406199/
Krautrock II https://www.facebook.com/groups/489342827747477/
Leicester Live Music https://www.facebook.com/groups/714344358611762/
Magma Zeuhl https://www.facebook.com/groups/252189641550411/
Modern Electronic Music https://www.facebook.com/groups/301672723267144/
Musique Concrète https://www.facebook.com/groups/148247448713739/
Neo Krautrock International https://www.facebook.com/groups/477877092295792/
Nurse With Wound Fan group https://www.facebook.com/groups/593261337361985/
Nurse With Wound List https://www.facebook.com/groups/7663774041/
Obscure, Strange & Amazing Films https://www.facebook.com/groups/1617145944988453/
Planet Gong https://www.facebook.com/groups/2204339205/
PLANETA PROG https://www.facebook.com/groups/29661023150/
Prof. Wolfff [band] https://www.facebook.com/groups/137942456242930/
Prog and Sub Genres (60s & 70s) https://www.facebook.com/groups/227629100776885/
Progg: Swedish progressive music 1967-1979 https://www.facebook.com/groups/1624256634482162/
Progressive Rock https://www.facebook.com/groups/2204903736/
PROGRESSIVE ROCK COMMUNITY https://www.facebook.com/groups/110870278937564/
ProgRockUniverse https://www.facebook.com/groups/216549131733235/
Psychedelia from all over the World https://www.facebook.com/groups/475936149171414/
Rock aus Deutschland / Rock from Germany https://www.facebook.com/groups/181524871884927/
Rock In Opposition https://www.facebook.com/groups/41732169489/
Soft Machine [band] https://www.facebook.com/groups/2213501418/
Souffle Continu [French record label] https://www.facebook.com/groups/75131810732/
Sound Experiments And Noise https://www.facebook.com/groups/1469989263264545/
Space Junkies https://www.facebook.com/groups/479302672212657/
Swiss Krautrock 1967-1978 https://www.facebook.com/groups/566932553379387/
SYMPHONIC - JAZZ - PROG High Society https://www.facebook.com/groups/405856096267059/
Tangerine Dream in the '70's https://www.facebook.com/groups/783002265118287/
The Canterbury Scene https://www.facebook.com/groups/2204426972/
The Church of Sound [concerts] https://www.facebook.com/groups/548942891880972/
The Electronic Sounds Of Synthtasia and Beyond. https://www.facebook.com/groups/697049720319873/
The Magic Theatre of Progressive Rock https://www.facebook.com/groups/425058074253527/
The zest - The Unofficial TANGERINE DREAM Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/181369465210608/
Virgin Records in the 1970s and 1980s https://www.facebook.com/groups/6741727038/
Weird and Obscure Movies https://www.facebook.com/groups/1446450102254710/
Worldwide experimental music group (noise/experimental/industrial/ambient) https://www.facebook.com/groups/841192849301564/
Zeuhl/RiO/Avantgarde https://www.facebook.com/groups/199287263508221/

02 May, 2019

Nice post on my xylemexperimental YouTube channel

Alto Stratus - Electric Junk 
 
Teddy Dog
This entire channel is completely frying my mind. Experimental is in the title and is it ever. Amazingly there is not one track on this playlist which didn't set my pulse pounding. This is precisely the kind of music I love. How I went years as a DJ and buying CDs from Moldavia to capture that frightening and inhuman sound I seek and it's all here. I have a few favorites like Kevin O'Neill and Interstellar Cement mixer and Endtime above all. How in the name of Beelzebubs balls were they never heard of ? I hope you don't mind but I bulked up a few of my own playlists with music from here. Please feel free to take what you will from mine. Your music can now also be found on 'Tod Dockstaders Memorial Sound Emporium', ' Hafler Trio Bonanza !' and 'John Cage -For The Birds'. To a music fiend like me this is exactly like discovering treasure. Even better because I'd just spend every gold doubloon on music anyway. Experimental music that doesn't feel like a lemon juice soaked drill bit grinding into my ear is exactly what I love and this channel is filled with it. You've made my night if not my month. Thank you !