Now selling Audion & other publications at: https://shop.bookogs.com/seller/ultimathulerecords/
Now also selling rare videos at: https://shop.filmo.gs/seller/ultimathulerecords/


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ULTIMA THULE was officially established in 1989 as a mail-order outlet for "Progressive Music From Around The World" - that is the eclectic musical field that bridges from the popular Prog acts of the 1970's through to the cutting-edge of "weird" - electronic, avant-garde, synth, fusions, rock, folk, and all manner of hybrids thereof. All of this chiefly within the taste ranges of avid music collectors, brothers: Alan and Steve Freeman, from Leicester, UK.

I'm Alan Freeman, and I manage the Ultima Thule side of things on Discogs (Steve also has an account as stevefreeman). I've been a collector of progressive and experimental music since 1973, fascinated with electronics, the weird and the challenging. Amateur journalist with Face Out, Neumusik, Audion magazine, and numerous others, record and CD cover notes, etc.
I've been a sound and electronics dabbler "experimental musician" since 1979, and have recorded a number of solos (musique-concrete through to ambient), but have been most prolific in bands/projects like: Alto Stratus, Endgame and Triax, as well as many other projects, solo electronics and synth/ambient, on and off with Shapeshifter for over a decade, live electronics jam sessions at Quadelectronic, etc., etc.



ULTIMA THULE are the publishers of...
Audion Magazine (57 issues as of 2012) specialist music magaizine established in 1986
Various - The Crack In The Cosmic Egg the critically acclaimed 1996 book, and now vastly expanded multimedia CD-Rom - encyclopedia of Krautrock music.
The Nurse With Wound Guide (2 editions) discography, reviews, Nurse With Wound list, etc.
Audion East Euro Discography former Eastern bloc prog etc. up to the late 1980's.

Having our own small studio at home has also meant I'm the sound archivist and Tachyon studio engineer (since 1999), manager of our labels Auricle, Ultimate Transmissions, Cosmic Egg, Dark Star (2), etc. We've released hundreds of our own albums on cassette and CD/CDR over the past 3 decades, and also have exclusive releases by Günter Schickert, GAM, Out Of Focus, Kontrast (11), Con Hertz, David Prescott, Ole Højer Hansen, New 7th Music, Chris Conway (2), Jim Tetlow, Sine Wave (2), David Hindmarch, etc., etc. A recent discovery is the excellent instrumental freak-out rock band Ruin (11). All these releases are available via Discogs.



Still a music collector, always on the search for things I may have missed, especially 1970's prog, space-rock, Krautrock, electronic music, and such-like, which is how I came across Discogs. Of course, I now wish I'd joined-up earlier!
I joined Discogs on 2 February 2012, and have since documented all our own releases (along with stevefreeman), added 1,000's of pictures, have done loads of reviews and other stuff, started selling via Discogs (usually over 1,000 titles on sale) and almost got to the 10,000 points mark in 1 year! And I'm still going strong! Now also selling VHS and DVDs via Filmogs.

Note: I currently do not list my collection on Discogs. As Discogs does not have any way of tagging stock to be relisted for sale I use the collection tag to mark such items. I also tag certain other items I have to alert me if people update/change them. You can find my collection list at: http://home.btconnect.com/ultimathule/collection.txt

Alto Stratus Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/altostratusfreeman/
Endgame Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/endgamefreemantetlow/
Eruption Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/eruptionfreemantetlow/
Extremities Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/extremitiesfreemantetlowpowell/
Alan Freeman Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/alanfreemanxylem/
Triax Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/triaxfreemanpowell/

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This later pressing was done by Vinyl Magic in 1988. They did two editions that are the same, one for the domestic/European market, and one for Japanese distribution, which included an info sheet with obi flap. This was the first release of Vinyl Magic, ... See full review