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Ultima Thule Ambient Music

A weekly programme of ambient and atmospheric music from across the ages and around the world, heard on Australian public radio since 1989. Ultima Thule weaves a mix of ambient, trance, drone and chillout electronica, spacemusic, ancient, mediaeval and neoclassical creations, traditional and world music, soundtracks, cool jazz and impressionist soundworks into an exquisite, chatter-free 90-minute musical narrative.

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UT 1267

Further journeys into the sounds of healthful frequencies with Benjamin Bubb, Brainwave Binaural Systems, Meditative Mind, Stargods Sound Healing and Matias Cordova.

4 Feb 2019

Rank #1

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UT 1211

Circonflexing and stretching with Noveller, GAS, Gradbrothers, Lawrence English, Ryuichi Sakamoto and a host of their ilk.

8 Jan 2018

Rank #2

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UT 1180

On the way to the appointed hour, with Jos D'Almeida, Sinius, Jeff Pearce and new music from Between Interval.

5 Jun 2017

Rank #3

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UT 1175

Wandering among fields of crystal, with Harold Budd, Brian Eno, Biosphere, Tetsu Inoue and SETI.

1 May 2017

Rank #4

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UT 999

Speaking in tongues on a misty marble staircase to tomorrow... with sounds by A Produce, Erik Wollo, Ulrich Schnauss, Harold Budd and Dan Pound.

16 Dec 2013

Rank #5

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UT 1219

Stopping the hertz with Steve Halpern, Brainsage, Brainwave Synch and Stargods Sound Healing.

5 Mar 2018

Rank #6

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UT 1000

Millennium: George, Nev, Marc and Jon - together, for the frst time ever in a single broadcast - present a selection of their personal favourites.

23 Dec 2013

Rank #7

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UT 1236

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

2 Jul 2018

Rank #8

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UT 1174

Remembering the lay of the labyrinth, with Sverre Knut Johansen, Chris Russell and Michael Allison.

24 Apr 2017

Rank #9

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UT 1215

Wavewalking with Ephemeral Mists, FRancis Xavier, Stefan Torto, Deuter and Lauge.

5 Feb 2018

Rank #10

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UT 1003

Here's lookin' at ya in a spherical mirror: reflective sounds from A Produce, Ulrich Schnass, Erik Wollo and Dan Pound.

13 Jan 2014

Rank #11

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UT 988

Introducing Wardruna: sounds inspired by the ancient pagan traditions of Scandinavia.

30 Sep 2013

Rank #12

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UT 1119

Angels without wings: new music from Claudio Casanueva and Diatonis... also featuring Robert Rich and Phillip Wilkerson.

4 Apr 2016

Rank #13

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UT 987

Awakening to a great peace, with Steve Roach, Alpha Wave Movement and Dan Pound.

23 Sep 2013

Rank #14

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UT 985

Beyond the clouds; above the sky. Going very far away with Tania Rose, Craig Padilla, Zero Ohms, Dan Pound and Tangerine Dream.

9 Sep 2013

Rank #15

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UT 986

The union of Venus and Gaia under the light of a silvery Luna. New music from Annette Cantor, Deuter and Anima.

16 Sep 2013

Rank #16

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UT 1260

Golden hymns in praise of a mindful presence; showcasing "Sky Worship" by Al Gromer Khan and "Mindfulness" from Paul Avgerinos.

17 Dec 2018

Rank #17

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UT 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".

4 Jun 2018

Rank #18

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UT 957

Making sweet musical love under the stars with Alpha Wave Movement, Kick Bong, Kuba, Entheogenic and a host of others.

25 Feb 2013

Rank #19

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UT 1257

A vast expansive emotion... showcasing "The Chroma Plateau" from Numina and "My Favorite Songs Vol 1 by Claudio Casanueva.

26 Nov 2018

Rank #20