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THE GREATEST HOAX | Expiration Compositions (Serein) - CD/LP

THE GREATEST HOAX | Expiration Compositions (Serein) – CD/LP

Performing as The Greatest Hoax, Washington, D.C.-based composer Taylor Jordan debuts a new conceptual album of contemporary classical music. Produced by Rafael Anton Irisarri, Expiration Compositions, his sophomore album presents a brooding yet hopeful take on a soundtrack to a peaceful death.

Jordan displays an innately human fear of death through nine sequential tracks grounded in somber piano and ambient textures. Each composition adds nuanced layers of emotional complexity with the addition of a string quartet led by cellist Mark Bridges of Kranky Records. Expiration Compositions melds a fascination with how life ends with brave imaginations of that very process. The result is an album that disconnects the listener from daily life while guiding them gently through that which most frightens them.

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NEEL & FILIPPO SCORCUCCHI | Late Night Innominate Vol.2

NEEL & FILIPPO SCORCUCCHI | Late Night Innominate Vol.2 (Auxiliary)

For anyone with their pulse on cutting edge music, Neel is synonymous with quality. He’s one half of the critically acclaimed duo, Voices From The Lake (with Donato Dozzy), and here he teams up with his studio partner, Filippo Scorcucchi.

The pair present a project called LF58 (named after Neel‘s mastering/recording studio in Rome) for our latest installment in the Late Night Innominate series. Three untitled ambient tracks all created with modular synthesizers, full of emotion and technical brilliance.

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HARMONIC FESTIVAL 2017 | 20/23 July - Trigance (France)

HARMONIC FESTIVAL 2017 | 20/23 July – Trigance (France)

The Harmonic Festival team is delighted to invite you for its 3rd edition in Trigance (France).

Conferences, workshops for adults and children, yoga, meditation and healing, craft exhibitors, local and organic food and most of all music (ambient, dub, downtempo, world, ethnic). AES Dana & Opale will be performing alongside many artists, more infos below.

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PORTER RICKS | Anguilla Electrica (Tresor) - CD/2xLP

PORTER RICKS | Anguilla Electrica (Tresor) – CD/2xLP

Ever since their initial singles were released in the mid-1990s and became international calling cards for the Chain Reaction label, the Porter Ricks duo of Thomas Köner and Andy Mellwig have represented that crucible point in which techno music leaked into new social environments and became the background music for cutting-edge cultural critique.

Their new LP on Tresor, Anguilla Electrica, may be their first full-length release in seventeen full years, but it radiates with confidence and with a clarity and intensity rarely seen in a world so over saturated with communications noise. It’s made clear at once that it’s a continuation of a sonic ideal rather than a tribute to what has already been achieved: the duo is not idly sitting back while their newer acolytes do their talking for them.

This new LP is well worth the wait and is a life-affirming one in an uncertain and perilous time, drowning out daily anxieties like a rush of incoming surf.

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LES NUITS 3D / Enygma 9.7 | Summer 2017 (France)

Evénement plébiscité par le public, les Nuits 3D font leur grand retour aux Dominicains de Haute -Alsace. Á la nuit tombée, tous les vendredis, du 7 juillet au 11 août 2017, l’ancien édifice conventuel se transforme en couvent numérique. Un « son et lumière du XXIe siècle » pour découvrir un patrimoine exceptionnel. Le moment est idéal pour faire le tour du propriétaire, muni d’un audio-guide disponible en 7 langues, pour découvrir l’histoire du couvent mais également les installations improbables des helvètes Plonk & Replonk.

Création Centre AudioVisuel des Dominicains
Anne Sadovska design visuel
Jérôme Tromson création graphique
Vincent Villuis – musique

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Home Normal | Sales until 9th July (Ultimae Record Shop)

Home Normal | Sales until 9th July

Organic-minimal-electronic-folk record label curated by Ian Hawgood and based between Tokyo, Warsaw and London, Home Normal presents some of the finest Ambient composers and releases.

We invite you to discover them now and treat yourself to some records, don’t hesitate, we’re offering a 15% discount on all the label’s releases until 9th July 2017.

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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

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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