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POLARITY mixed by Focal (Ultimae) | Available on major platforms

Our latest compilation POLARITY mixed by Focal is now available on most major platforms.
A few links below… Once again, thanks for your precious support! Don’t hesitate to rate & review this release on your favorite stores and medias.

Polarity on iTunes
Polarity on Spotify
Polarity on Amazon
Polarity on Beatport
Polarity on Deezer
Polarity on DJ Tunes
Polarity in Dolby Digital
Polarity in DTS
Polarity on Ultimae Bandcamp

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21 & 23 June 2017 | SOFFFA SESSIONS

mercredi 21 juin 2017 de 14:00 à 19:00
SOFFFA | 17, rue St Catherine, 69001 Lyon

Mercredi, c’est Fête de la Musique ! Pour l’occasion, toute l’aprem on t’invite à venir découvrir un live musical ambient & down tempo avec Ultimae Records !

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vendredi 23 juin 2017 de 16:00 à 19:00
SOFFFA | 27 rue Cavenne 69007 Lyon
Vendredi, toujours de la musique, mais cette fois à la Guillotière. Ultimae retrace pour toi l’histoire de la Techno, ses courants et te proposera une écoute live de 1h !

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Fields of Transformation by Claudy Jongstra | Connect.ohm

We’re proud to present the work of Claudy Jongstra with this video installing major art piece ‘Fields of Transformation’ in the Moelis Family Grand Reading Room in Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center Penn Libraries at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Claudy Jongstra was invited to create this large piece by global design firm Gensler, Philadelphia.

Video by Stan Opveld
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Music by Ultimae Records, Connect.Ohm | Fossil from the album “9980
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Ultimae Pop-Up Shop #04 | LE BAL | 11th June 2017

Retrouvez-nous dimanche prochain, on vous prépare un p’tit shop bien relax. Au programme, du bon son, de la pétanque, food truck et farniente!

14H00 À 21H00 | Entrée Prix Libre
Transport :
– Métro D : arrêt Gare de Vaise
– Bus 31 et 43 : départ Gare de Vaise > Arrêt Jean Marcuit (5min)
– En voiture : derrière I-Way (parking)

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Join us next Sunday at « Le Bal », we’re preparing a cool new Pop-Up shop for you in a caravan. Expect great music, pétanque, food truck and farniente !


Permanence Musicale #1 | 9th June 2017 | SOFFFA (Lyon)

Présentation du label Ultimae et du courant musical Downtempo. Projet Ultimae Pop-Up chez Sofffa

Nous vous proposons de mettre en place une série d’ateliers tournés autour d’un genre musical, les artistes , les labels, l’évolution du son avec session d’écoute et de découverte.

Ultimae, est un label créé à Lyon en 1999 par Sandrine Gryson aka Mahiane & Vincent Villuis aka AES Dana. Spécialisé dans l’ambient et ses multiples facettes, Ultimae va élargir son activité et entre autres, en 2009, ouvrir un shop de Cds/Vinyls, spécialisé dans les musiques électroniques : Ambient, Downtempo, Electronica, Deep techno, House, Progressive Trance, Atmospheric, Neo-Classical.

vendredi à 16:00 – 19:00
SOFFFA | 17, rue St Catherine, 69001 Lyon

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SNTS across another dimension vinyl

SNTS Across Another Dimension (Horo Records)

The Black Mask – SNTS debuts on Horo in the wake of his experimental leaning ‘Losing Sight‘ LP. EP opener ‘Origin Of Light‘ dazzles with it’s shimmering waves of corrosive ambience, while ‘Ancestral Reflection‘ and ‘Figures In The Mist‘ are more familiar, vital SNTS dance-floor rituals, built with the inherent SNTS intoxication. ‘Resurgence‘ notches up the intensity to close the EP with a grinding heave.

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GAS Narkopop (Kompakt)

Nearly two decades after the last official GAS album release, Wolfgang Voigt returns to his iconic Ambient project with a brandnew full-length.
Even in the here and now, the unmistakable vibe of GAS immediately hits home, taking the listener on an otherworldly journey with the very first sounds, drawing him or her into an impervious sonic thicket, down to the depths of rapture and reverie.

From wafts of dense symphonic mist emerges a floating and whirling feeling of weightlessness, before the listener steps into an eerily beautiful forest of fantasy, pulled in by the allure of a narcotic bass drum.

While earlier GAS tracks were often based on the hypnotic effects of looping techniques, the 10 new pieces on NARKOPOP unfold their magic in a more entwined manner, sometimes with the sonic might of an entire philharmonic orchestra, sometimes as subtle and fragile as the most delicate branch of a tree with many.

A main characteristic of Voigt‘s oeuvre, the coalescence of seemingly contradictory stylistic aspects such as harmonious and atonal, concrete and abstract, light and heavy, near and far is also a decisive feature of NARKOPOP.

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Ultimae Record Stall | Brocante vinyle #7 - May 21st

Ultimae Record Stall | Brocante vinyle #7 – May 21st

Ultimae will be participating to the Brocante vinyle #7 organised by La cave d’à côté & Freedom Sound in Lyon.
We will present a fine selection of Modern Classical, Ambient, Downtempo, House & Techno.

From 2 to 7pm, 7 rue Pleney, a tiny little street by the Eglise Saint Nizier in the heart of Lyon 1.

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AIR TEXTURE VOL.V (2xCD) - Ultimae Record Shop

AIR TEXTURE VOL.V | selected by Spacetime Continuum and Juju & Jordash

Air Texture Volume V is now available in our shop.

This unmixed collection of 24 Tracks features new, original music from Spacetime Continuum, Move D, Fred P from Soul People Music, i:Cube from Paris based Versatile Records, Detroit heroes Claude Young and Patrice Scott, a beautiful piano distortion piece in collaboration from Terre Thaemlitz, Deepblak boss AYBEE, Sandwell District founder Rrose, Dekmantel’s Juju & Jordash, Anto, Future Times’ founder and Beautiful Swimmers Max D, Donato Dozzy, and a stunning new bookend from Gigi Masin.

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Ultimae Record Shop | News & Updates

Ultimae Record Shop | News & Updates

Il semblerait que nous ne puissions ouvrir aussi vite que souhaité, d’ici là vous pouvez toujours passer chercher vos commandes de disques au bureau. Appelez nous ou envoyez un mail pour prendre rdv.

Looks like the shop is not about to open just yet, but you can come pick up your records at the office. Give us a call or email first for an appointment.

Tel : 0033(0)4 78 68 08 06 | Email : shop@ultimae.com

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11 quai maréchal Joffre
Chemin de halage
69002 Lyon


BVDUB | Epilogues for the End of the Sky - CD

BVDUB | Epilogues for the End of the Sky (Glacial Movements)

bvdub is Brock Van Wey, a native of the San Francisco Bay Area. Devoting his life to the SF rave scene in the late 80’s, he began to DJ and promote his own deep house and ambient events in 1991, rising 10 years before a self-imposed exile to China in 2001 to escape the state of a scene he could no longer accept. He began to produce his own music in 2006. His overtly emotional sound spread to Styrax, Millions of Moments, Southern Outpost, and Meanwhile, before a natural and gradual shift to his trademark ambient onslaughts saw him call n5MD, Glacial Movements, AY, Darla, echospace (detroit), Kompakt, his own Quietus Recordings, and many more home.

Now returned to his hometown, he has continued his prolific output, with a string of self-released CD and digital-only releases, a monolithic rework of Vortexual (element seven) for echopace (detroit), and his newest, most wistful and hypnotic work yet – his return to Glacial Movements, with Epilogues for the End of the Sky.

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Our record shop is not opening today.

We were informed on Friday that local authorities are closing access to the riverside platform where our building is located for structural hazard reasons. In the meantime, we carry on, we are here for all your records orders and already looking for a solution to welcome you in the best possible conditions.

Your help and ideas are more than welcome.

You can contact us by phone 0033 (0)4 78 68 08 06
or mail : shop@ultimae.com | order@ultimae.com


Notre magasin n’ouvre pas ses portes aujourd’hui.

Nous avons été informés vendredi que les autorités locales ferment la partie du quai de Saône sur laquelle se situe notre bâtiment en raison du mauvais état des abords. Pour autant, nous ne baissons pas les bras, nous sommes là pour vos commandes de disques en ligne et cherchons d’ores et déjà une solution pour vous accueillir dans les meilleures conditions possibles.

Votre aide, vos idées sont les bienvenues.

Vous pouvez nous contacter au 04 78 68 08 06
ou par email : shop@ultimae.com | order@ultimae.com


MYSTICA TRIBE | Island Oasis (Silent Season)

MYSTICA TRIBE | Island Oasis (Silent Season)

A special album created by Taka Noda aka Mystica Tribe from Japan. Island Oasis features 8 dubbed out tracks that reverberate through the forest. Featuring an analogue mix down and mastering on tape through a Studer A80, ½ inch tape machine by Stefan Betke of Scape Mastering. Drawing on a wide range of influences – from dub, soul, bass music, rhythm and blues – Mystica Tribe has quickly been developing a very distinctive sound that exists in a weird, freaked out zone between dub and techno.

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mindsphere mental triplex

MINDSPHERE | Mental Triplex (Suntrip Records)

In the beginning of 2016 we introduced Mindsphere‘s Mental Triplex, a trilogy to be released in 2016 and 2017/2018. The first part was Presence, a pure goa-trance album full of oriental influenced and powerful uplifting tracks. Here is now Mindream, the second opus, and this is an Ambient release. This Limited Edition album shows Mindspheres music has both yin and yang. Through its 9 tracks we’re going to let you discover the most impressive side of Ali Akgun‘s music: his deep space ambient. Depressive, melancholic but also full of hope and brightness. Atmospheric, dronish at times, downtempo in the end, Mindream will take you on a journey through the elements, lands of carefully shaped landscapes where your heart will always take a central place.

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GAS BOX Kompakt

GAS BOX | Kompakt

From foggy dub techno to anthemic electronica and loop-based ambient techno, the list of acts, tracks and even genres influenced by the full-lengths and EPs crafted under the GAS umbrella between 1995 and 2000 seems endless, giving these long sold-out original releases even more of a near-mythical quality. Following the much-acclaimed (and out-of-print) retrospective NAH UND FERN from 2008, Kompakt has decided that it’s high time for a reissue that features the core GAS albums originally released by the legendary Mille Plateaux imprint in the 90s – the records that introduced the project’s trademark sound between Schönberg and Kraftwerk, Wagner and the bassdrum, “an endless march through the underwoods of an imaginary, misty forest and into the disco.

Inside this comprehensive anthology, listeners will experience ZAUBERBERG (celebrating the 20th anniversary of this essential album), KÖNIGSFORST, POP and the sought-after OKTEMBER 12″, all together available as luxurious 10LP+4CD edition. GAS BOX is the most comprehensive version of these releases ever: the vinyl features edits that were previously unavailable on wax – with each album being presented as 3LP pressing (instead of the original 2LP pressings), for extended playtime and superior sound quality, finally released the way this music was intended to to be heard. This highly collectible box set comes with an art-print book featuring newly processed and previously unreleased photography from the Königsforst woods around Cologne, in the style of the legendary, trail-blazing GAS artwork.

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In the studio with « Mandorla » filmmaker Roberto Miller

In the studio with « Mandorla » filmmaker Roberto Miller

Vincent Villuis is currently working with “Mandorla” filmmaker Roberto Miller in our studio in Lyon on the soundtrack which will be released on Ultimae this year. It features music by Robert Rich, AES Dana, Solar Fields, Zinovia to name but a few…

The film is now available worldwide from these platforms:
Also on demand on XFINITY…

In the USA Mandorla was selected by the International Academy of Consciousness and will be shown on May 8th at 7:30 pm in Miami at the James L. Knight Centre.

More info about “Mandorla”
View trailer