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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 vynile #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 :

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

Nous avons été informés vendredi que les autorités locales ferme 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.

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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”
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POLARITY by Focal | going to press

POLARITY by Focal | Going to press

We’re delighted to announce that Focal‘s double compilation POLARITY is going to press this week and will be released in a month.
It features Ambient and Techno works by artists such as Deadbeat, Claudio PRC, Aes Dana, Zzzzra and original designs by French plasticians Suzy Lelièvre and Raphaël Kuntz.

Ultimae Record Shop | the big move

Ultimae Record Shop | The big move

We are moving to our new shop and offices in Lyon next week and will be closing from Tuesday 18th April to Monday 1st May included.
During this period, we will do our best to send all your orders as efficiently as we usually do but ask for your understanding if ever we have a little delay.

From Tuesday 2nd May we will welcome you in our new environment on the riverside, you can already write down our new address:

11, quai Maréchal Joffre
Chemin de halage
69002 Lyon

And if you can’t make it to Lyon, rest assured, we’ll share pictures !



Pushing the boundaries of Computer Science | May 15 2017

Pushing the boundaries of Computer Science | May 15 2017

During the International Festival Pint of Science, we will be welcoming mathematicians Anupam Das and Denis Kuperberg in our brand new shop to discuss the limits of knowledge, computer science and the perspectives of artificial intelligence.

From 5:30 to 8:30 pm at Ultimae | 11, quai Maréchal Joffre, chemin de halage, 69002 Lyon

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THE BOATS | Vinyl issues (The Boats Archive)

THE BOATS | Vinyl issues (The Boats Archive)

The Boats’ debut album Songs By The Sea [2004] turns up on vinyl along with first-ever vinyl issues of We Made It For You [2005] and Tomorrow Time [2006]. Limited Edition of 150 Copies housed in a Gatefold package, mastered by Miles Demdike.

Scrolling thru the mists of time to 2004, a very different world indeed, and The Boats formed as an outlet for Kraftwerk-addicted composer Andrew Hargreaves and his pal, Craig Tattersall, fresh from a decade spent with cult post-rock group Hood and as half of The Remote Viewer, to pursue the ideas of post-rock, modern classical and lo-fi electronica along more intimate, personalised ginnels of folk and ambient music, with the cherry on their home-baked treats provided by vocals from another close friend, Elaine Reynolds.

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CARL CRAIG | Sandstroms EP (Infiné)

CARL CRAIG | Sandstroms EP (Infiné)

Classic gems of Carl Craig’s discography re-engineered in groundbreaking classical versions. Versus – the much awaited new album from the Detroit techno producer will finally be available worldwide on May 5th.

Versus is a work in progress, a perfect encapsulation of InFiné‘s philosophy, which serves a double duty as a platform to foster hybridization between genres, and also as the label’s ten-year anniversary gift to itself. From an initial recording in 2010, the project evolved into a full studio album containing two original compositions by Francesco Tristano and symphonic versions of Craig classics, reworked in the studio by the man himself.

The first EP release from the album is the mythical 1994 techno classic Sandstorms, originally released on the Just Another Day EP, with the title as a reference to the Gulf war raging at the time. The new 12″ is now available in our shop. Released March 17th, features the studio version of the Versus orchestral adaptation, as well as an unreleased take of the original, both carefully crafted by Carl Craig himself, on blue-coloured vinyl.

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ABUL MOGARD & MAURIZIO BIANCHI | Nervous Hydra / All This Has Passed Forever (LP)

ABUL MOGARD & MAURIZIO BIANCHI | Nervous Hydra / All This Has Passed Forever (LP)

Ecstatic‘s stunning split release between Maurizio Bianchi, godfather of the Italian industrial noise scene, and Abul Mogard, the much loved and hyperstitious synthesist, conjures a spellbinding testament to the transcendent and transportive energies of electronic music.

Over 30 minutes of ostensibly contrasting yet subtly, similarly spirited pieces that speak to the mystery and enigma of electronic music’s tortured, searching and romantic soul in equal measure.

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Tao Festival | Performance by Focal

Tao Festival | Performance by Focal

Arnaud Galoppe aka Focal, who will shortly release POLARITY, his first double compilation on Ultimae, is about to fly to Thailand for the first edition of the TAO Music & Underwater Festival.

Set on the beautiful Koh Tao Island, the festival mixes music from Thai & Myanmar best indy band to abstract hip-hop, house and techno, dance, performance, visual art, mapping and graffiti while placing the environment at the center of its concerns.

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