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Ultima Thule 1245

People in glass houses... an exploration of the solo and collaborative works of David Tipper.

Ultima Thule 1244

Taking a stairway unto the arch of the heavens: showcasing "Projector" - new from Jeff Rona. Also making an appearance is The Amnis Initiative.

Ultima Thule 1243

Upon the ruins of night. Music from Benoit Pioulard, Northaunt, William Basinski, Deaf Center, Desiderii Marginis, Gustaf Hildebrand, Kammerheit and Ian William Craig.

Ultima Thule 1242

Showcasing two new recordings: "Alive Inside the Tank", from Mysteries of the Night, and "For the Summer, or Forever", by Halftribe. Also making an appearance are Sherry Finzer, Peter Sheridan and Darshan Ambient.

Ultima Thule 1241

Shadowed perspectives of a far distant shore; music from Oliver Dombi, Howard Givens, Madhavi Devi, Dan Pound and Philip Glass.

Ultima Thule 1240

An efflorescence of biologies, with Second Harmonic Generation, Mystified and Aes Dana... and showcasing "The Biode" - new from Robert Rich.

Ultima Thule 1239

Running through fields of glass with Future Sound of London, The Fireman, Alva Noto, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Gustaf Hildebrand, Northaunt, Jan Jelinek and Goldmund.

Ultima Thule 1238

Showcasing  "A Different Definition of Love" - new from Bvdub. Also featured are fresh releasesby Jim Ottaway, Sverre Knut Johansen and David Helpling.

Ultima Thule 1237

Ayahuasca illuminations from Liquid Bloom, Porangui, Soulacybin, AtYya, Oliver Koletzki and Layla Project.

Ultima Thule 1236

Showcasing "Nocturnes II" - new from Max Corbacho. Also featured are Jeff Greinke and Juta Takahashi.

Ultima Thule 1235

Sipping a latte in the Penguin Cafe... music from Hans Zimmer, Harold Budd, the Cocteau Twins, Cluster, Malibu, Wim Mertens, Vangelis and yes, the Penguin Cafe Orchestra.

Ultima Thule 1234

Showcasing new British sounds: "The Cage" from Bob Holroyd and "Hiraeth", from new Andy Condon (aka The Glimmer Room) project The Long Light.

Ultima Thule 1233

Close to the edge of an onrushing tide, with music from Picturepalace Music, Rainbow Serpent, Forenzics, Thomas Fanger and others of their ilk.

Ultima Thule 1232

Thunder and drift beneath falling stars... a long-overdue visit to the Jeff Greinke archive as we showcase the artist's first new recording in a decade: "Before Sunrise".

Ultima Thule 1231

A riot in the dark, with Yo La Tengo, Lightwave, Jon Hassell, Bibio and Sigur Ros.

Ultima Thule 1230

Calling forth the elder lords of iron and shadow... with Nox Arcana, Stomper and Arcana... and showcasing the epic sounds of Galdur - Ukraine's gift to the dark ambient musical firmament.

Ultima Thule 1229

Dream-dancing on the mothership, with Earth Harp, The Human Experience, Knowa Lusion and Moon Frog.

Ultima Thule 1228

Tiga, tiga, burning bright... a visit to the Paul Schutze vault, wherein the artist's first new recording in an age of years is uncovered.

Ultima Thule 1227

The machinery for arresting declination, with Stars of the Lid, Max Richter, Labradford, Eluvium and Aphex Twin.

Ultima Thule 1226

Ciaroscuran conjurations from Thom Brennan and Juta Takahashi.

Ultima Thule 1225

Music for spaceports by Jean-Michel Jarre, Craig Padilla, Gyorgi Ligeti, Brian Eno and Lou Reed.

Ultima Thule 1224

Very near and very far; new sounds from Sherry Finzer, Byron Metcalfe, Jennifer Grais, Runar Halonen and Tron Syversen.


Ultima Thule 1159

Coming soon.


Ultima Thule 532
(coming... eventually)

The year concludes in reflective mode, with a focus on sacred music from the ancient Christian traditions of the Near East. Featuring the otherworldly voice of Sister Marie Keyrouz.


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