07 December, 2021

The Audion adventure...

 Do most music magazines cater too much for pop and trendy things for your taste? Are you into more out-there and adventurous prog, Krautrock, fusion, experimental, trippy and weird stuff? Love electronic music, the avant-garde, the unclassifiable? Then, check-out Audion pdf/multimedia magazine downloads. Just a fiver each with lots of free music too. The great way to discover new music, and with an archive of back-issues going back to the 1980s!

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Audion also welcomes input from friends, readers, punters and, above all: ideas for future articles, connections with bands and musicians that would like to be interviewed. So, please post any such comments in this thread!
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20 November, 2021

Audion magazine news

Have you discovered Audion magazine yet?
Audion was established as a quarterly music magazine way back in 1986, written and published by the Freeman brothers, who also ran the famous Ultima Thule record shop in Leicester between 1989 and 2010 (since then continuing as mail-order).
Audion published 58 issues through to 2013, plus the essential Krautrock encyclopedia: The Crack In The Cosmic Egg book (now republished as an immersive and exhaustive DVD-rom/download edition), and other guides like the East Euro Discography and the Audion guide to Nurse With Wound.
In 2020, Audion was relaunched as a pdf/multimedia download magazine via Bandcamp, with an ongoing reissue programme of old issues, and brand-new issues - of which 7 new issues have been published so far, and a new one Audion 66 will be out in a couple of weeks.
All Audion pdf/multimedia download magazines also come with a selection of free audio that is reviewed or featured in the magazine, some including exclusive recordings or rare live tracks, all officially used with permission, and given away free with the download, making them a bargain at just £5 each worldwide (those with limited download ability can also get the recent issues pdf only).
In the "printed/physical" tab you'll also find remaining copies of old printed Audions, plus The Crack In The Cosmic Egg rom purchase options

22 October, 2021

AUDION #14 from March 1989

AUDION #14 from March 1989 now republished as a pdf/multimedia magazine, with 80 minutes of free audio (including unreleased Morphogenesis - Improvisation 26.8.87 live)

CONTENTS include...

WELCOME BACK GERMANY, AGAIN - World Music Messenger Service releases, Jürgen Petersen (aka Adrian Marcator)
FRENCH PROGRESSIVF - Omega Studio reissues (Serge Bringolf, Wlud, Wapassou), Wotre Music (Mona Lisa), Potemkine, Puzzle, Jean-Pierre Alarcen, Triangle, Anamorphose
MUSEA NEW RELEASES - Acintya, Edhels, Musique Noise, etc.
ON THE BALL - Planet Tree Music & Lawrence Ball
THOROUGHLY RECOMMENDED - AMM, Biota, Der Expander Des Fortschritts, etc.
GERARD - Japanese progressive
GRRR! - Birgé Gorge Shiroc, Bernard Vitet, Un Drame Musical Instantané
"I WORK BETTER IN SILENCE" - Silence Records: Bo Hansson, Kebnekajse, Samla Mammas Manna, International Harvester, Älgarnas Trädgård, Anna Sjalv Tredje, Ragnarok
FROM THE ARCHIVES - Banco Del Mutuo Soccorso, East Of Eden, High Tide
FINNISH FUSION - Krakatau, Decoy, Rinne Radio
and so much more!


22 May, 2021

Audion pdf comparison

AUDION pdf reissues

As an example of the type of work put into the new Audion pdf reissues, here's a comparison image of the old Emma Myldenberger article in Audion 16, vs. the new one...

and the old Mantra article in Audion 16, vs. the new one...

Note that these images are low-resolution compared to the actual pdf


04 May, 2021


AUDION magazine

Have you caught-up with the new relaunched Audion yet? There are 4 brand-new issues now available: 59, 60, 61 and 62, with Audion 63 due in a few weeks! These new issues are pdf/multimedia download only, with the magazine as pdf (viewable on most media devices, and printable too), plus free audio samples from the publication, some including exclusive recordings and other bonus items. All this for £5 an issue worldwide.
Many older issues are now reissued as pdf/multimedia issues too, and you can get all the info, as well as links to YouTube video previews, here: http://www.ultimathulerecords.com/audion.html
Direct Bandcamp downloads here: https://audion1.bandcamp.com/


20 April, 2021

25 Audion multimedia editions now available!

That's a total of 4 brand new issues, plus 21 reissues - so far! A huge resource for the curious music collector, and with each issue you get an hour or more of free audio, some with unique live or exclusive tracks!

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

Ultima Thule Records at Discogs


speedy worldwide mail-order, with a great catalogue of unique prog & experimental music, including in-house exclusive labels, special imports, deletions, second-hand, rarities, etc.

Go here: https://www.discogs.com/user/ultimathulerecords and have a read, and then click on Items For Sale