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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

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

Book your ticket : https://pintofscience.fr/event/repousser-les-frontieres-de-l-informatique
More info about Pint of Science : https://pintofscience.com/

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.

Discover The Boats Archive

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.

Discover Sandstorms EP

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.

Get your copy

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.

More info : http://www.taofestival.com

Uno Sguardo Nuovo | Performance by Nova

Uno Sguardo Nuovo | Performance by Nova

Nova will play an Ultimae showcase DJ set this Saturday, March 25th in Senigallia (Italy) for the vernissage of the photo exhibition “Uno Sguardo Nuovo” (A New Look) showcasing the work of psychiatric patients in collaboration with photographers Giovanni Calemma (who collaborated with Nova in the compilation “Passages”) and Cristina Nunez, Catalan photographer who achieved fame by exporting, around the world, the therapeutic technique of the self in photography.

The exhibition will be held at the former Expo Senigallia (adjacent to the gardens of the Rocca Della Rovere) and will remain accessible for one week.

Showtime 18.30, free entrance.

Dakini Festival

Dakini Festival | June 29 2017

A world full of magic is rising in the wilderness on the Romanian Black Sea coastline, on the virgin lands of Tuzla Beach, Constanta.
4 days and nights of music featuring performances by Dani Photosynthesis, Asura, Fishimself and many outstanding artists, speakers & workshops, art installations and one of Eastern Europe’s biggest yoga villages featuring some of the world’s most inspiring and creative minds.
More info:
Facebook Event page
Dakini Website

Greenosophy Chapter II | Reviews

Greenosophy Chapter II | Reviews

« From lush floral beds of blooming harmony and melody, to labyrinthine forests of misty ambient dubspace, here we go with Mizoo’s Greenosophy, Chapter II, released on Ultimae Records. Flush with so many amazing tracks, this collection will transport you to hidden gardens with deep, fertile frequencies — each with their own sonic ecosystem. » Ascendant

We’re starting to receive interesting reviews and feedbacks on Mizoo’s Chapter II compilation, here are direct links to some of them, in various languages.

Guts Of Darkness 
Sonic Immersion

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PASKINE | The Shapes of Collapses (VoxxoV Records)

PASKINE | The Shapes of Collapses (VoxxoV Records)

The Shapes of Collapses is Paskine’s sophomore album. His debut album Nimod was released in 2014 by VoxxoV Records. His new album is composed of ten tracks (and two bonus tracks) mirroring the different shapes of collapses and explosions.

“The Shapes of Collapses takes electronic textures and deconstructs them into a wild and jagged storm; the vague rhythms and melodies he tore into abstract shapes are meant to bring to mind imagery of environmental catastrophe and its aftermath. Mammoth slabs of grainy noisebursts and hiss toss and turn endlessly like the ragings of an alien sea. When Paskine was working on this album, during a research residency at the gmem Center of Musical Creation in Marseilles, his idea was to put together something with a constantly evolving organization. Occasionally, though, on tracks like the hypnotic “Be Llachoa”, he dials the choking noise back enough that you pick up on elements that you might call IDM…ish. The calm drone of “From Milgram Ich”, too, adds a bit of respite. But really, “T a t Stepfather Beautiful” is just awe-inspiring.” – Foreign Accents- Experimental Music and Sound Art –

Discover The Shapes of Collapses

JAMES MURRAY | Killing Ghosts (Home Normal) - Available at Ultimae Record hop

JAMES MURRAY | Killing Ghosts (Home Normal) – Available at Ultimae Record shop

James Murray‘s new album Killing Ghosts is now available in our shop.

The new album is enjoying a glowing press response including these reviews from textura, Fluid Radio, Ambientblog, Stationary Travels, SoWhat and Tartine de contrebasse.We invite you to discover this excellent follow-up to Eyes to the Height

“That Home Normal‘s Ian Hawgood describes Killing Ghosts as “a genuine highlight in our eight years of existence as a label” says much about the high quality on display, and just as he has done many times before, Murray once again demonstrates a remarkable sensitivity to texture and balance in his creative work.” – Textura

We invite you to discover this excellent follow-up to Eyes to the Height, as well as latest releases on Home Normal including Ian Hawgood‘s Love Retained.

Discover Killing Ghosts & more


GREENOSOPHY chapter II | Review on Igloo Magazine

GREENOSOPHY chapter II | Review on Igloo Magazine

We invite you to discover the excellent review of GREENOSOPHY chapter II by Nocturnal Ghost on Igloo Magazine.

“A beautiful, topnotch output from every facet. The music, the mix, the production, the artwork, everything is constructed with love, passion and expertise. Ultimae and Mizoo start 2017 with a rich, pulsating blast of ambient, downtempo electronica and techno-ish deep trance, provided by a superb, international battery of artists—label regulars and newcomers. A work of great artistry. Polished, sharp, captivating.”  – ()

Read the full review

GREENOSOPHY chapter II | Collected by Mizoo - Out Now

GREENOSOPHY chapter II | Collected by Mizoo – Out Now

We’re happy to announce the official release of Mizoo’s « Greenosophy chapter II» compilation.

Swiss deejay Cyril Miserez _dj mizoo takes you on a vibrant journey through vast downtempo ambient soundscapes with solid incursions in the deep trance and techno fields. Featuring engaging tracks from the deejay himself, Ultimae’s AES Dana, Scann-Tec, I Awake feat. Hybrid Leisureland, Cell, Miktek and new comers to the label’s realms such as Mystic Crok, Om aka Ovnimoon, Ascendant and Claudio PRC.

« … tiny seeds slowly converged, took root and from the depth, gently germinated… Greenosophy opens the door to these thoughtful, lunar and at times enlivened blooms »

Mizoo’s Greenosophy Second Chapter is a warm and lush record combining music by some of the finest composers, it’s a smooth outward extension from the original Greenosophy.

Discover GREENOSOPHY chapter II



Ultimae Winter Sales 2017| Last day

Ultimae Winter Sales 2017| Last day

On our last day of Winter sales, treat the ones you love to some wonderful music!

Until Valentine’s Day, type in the coupon code omg20 in your cart (top right) and you will get an immediate 20% discount on all Ultimae releases and audio tools (digital / cds & vinyls / sample libraries), we also reduced prices on records from other labels we distribute and with a catalogue of over 1000 releases, we’re sure you’ll find something to your liking!

Our partner AUDIOMODERN joins the fun and offers you a 20% discount on all his music producers tools with the same code.

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Ciné-Concert w/ Merovee & Sylvain Daulin, Sanjib (live), F/ocal

Ciné-Concert | Periscope | Lyon | Friday 10th February

This Friday, Lyon based event organiser and record label Less is Techno and Le Périscope invite us to a new experience in music,  sounds and visuals with live performances, DJ sets and an odd and old film remake.Less is Techno et Le Périscope vous invite à ressentir la musique et la vidéo le temps d’une soirée. La salle totalement redécorée pour faciliter l’écoute, un ciné-concert suivi d’un live et d’un dj set vous seront présentés.

Ciné-concert: Le Golem de Paul Wegener et Carl Boese
Film fantastique de 1920, L’histoire se déroule à Prague, au XVIe siècle. Un rabbin crée le Golem, une créature géante faite d’argile. Utilisant la sorcellerie pour lui donner vie, il espère pouvoir protéger les juifs d’une menace imminente. Ensemble sur scène, le réalisateur et le musicien réadaptent ce classique du cinéma expressionniste allemand. Ils proposent une création originale, entre remontage, colorisation des images et improvisation d’une bande sonore électronique/expérimentale.
Sylvain Daulin, réalisateur / technicien audiovisuel & Merovee, musicien, compositeur.
Sanjib (Tapage Nocturne) – Live
F/ocal (Ultimae Records) – Dj set

Le Périscope
13 rue Delandine, 69002 Lyon, France
Friday at 9 PM – 11:50 PM
Entrée: 8€

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