Ultima Thule Ambient Music

George Cruickshank


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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1038 episodes

UT 1485

Polychrome adventures in a blue, blue world... showcasing the many and varied collaboations of Evan Bartholomew, aka Bluetech.

Mar 24, 2023
UT 1484

New and reent releases on Swedish label Cryo Chamber, featuring In Quantum, God Body Dsconnect, Sij, Textre Oris. Also included are new sounds on Glacial Movements, from Equal Stones.

Mar 17, 2023
UT 1483

Colours of a spiraling labyrinth... featuing Loscil, Lawrence English, Tujiko Noriko, Oophi, Harold Budd, Clive Wright and Ryuichi Sakamoto.

Mar 10, 2023
UT 1482

Weathering the storm, with Craig Padilla, Marvin Allen, Avalon and Heartman.

Mar 03, 2023
UT 1481

Paul Headon joins the Ultima Thule production team with a smorgasbord of ambient sounds from Rudy Adrian, Darshan Ambient, Jeff Oster, Paul Avgerinos, Jeff Pearce and a host of others.

Feb 24, 2023
UT 1480

Letters drawn in longhand across a loving sky by Leven Canyon, Soft Generator, Lauge and Aes Dana.

Feb 17, 2023
UT 1479

Reflective silhouettes, with Kevin Pollard, Lightwave, Klaus Schultze and Illuminoscillate.

Feb 10, 2023
UT 1478

Into the void; out of the cosmos. New music from Blessed Are The Hearts That Bend, Cheryl B Engleheart, Isik Kural and John Zytaruk.

Feb 03, 2023
UT 1477

The ancestral origins of all... with David Franklin, Psor, Broken Chip, Seaworthy and Matt Rosner.

Jan 27, 2023
UT 1476

ubliminal expressions of a mutable realm: showcasing the music of Zero Ohms and Desensitized.

Jan 20, 2023
UT 1475

Wayfaring in dreams, with sounds by Atomiste, Moby, Mathias Grassow, Laraaji, Brian Eno and Maeror Tri.

Jan 13, 2023
UT 1474

Gloaming ascent, with Zero Ohms - and showcasing "Atmospheric Twilight", the new album from Max Corbacho.

Jan 06, 2023
UT 1473

Improbable impossibles, featuring Hainbach, Chamberz, GJ Hannah, Broken Chip, Al Jewer and Andy Mitran.

Dec 30, 2022
UT 1472

Wall-to-wall Phillip Wilkerson as we showcase recent releases "Silver Afternoon" and "Cosmic Dust".

Dec 23, 2022
UT 1471

Accepting perfection, with Dawn Richard, Spencer Zahn, Loraine James, Astrid Sonne, Barbara Braccini and Ulla Straus.

Dec 16, 2022
UT 1470

"Voices From THe Ethereal Forest" - new music from Meg Bowles. Also featuring Deborah Martin and Jill Haley.

Dec 09, 2022
UT 1469

The destiny of a rising galaxy, as explored by Eguana, Zero Cult, Magnetik, I-One and Side Liner.

Dec 02, 2022
UT 1468

Lunar umbra transmissions from Dahlia's Tear, Soft Generator, Cities Last Broadcast, and Flowers For Bodysnatchers.

Nov 25, 2022
UT 1467

The tale of wayfaring trees... featuring Northaunt, Max Richter, Hiemal, Celer and Radiohead.

Nov 18, 2022
UT 1466

Lucid dreaming while sheltering from a solar storm; new music by Radium88, Juta Takahashi and Intelligent Life.

Nov 11, 2022
UT 1465

A matrix of hallucinogenic thought, with the sounds of Brian Eno, Laraaji, Eluvium, Max Corbacho and If Thousands.

Nov 04, 2022
UT 1464

Ascending towards a rising solar disc with Phillip Wilkerson, and showcasing "Beyond The Known" by Australian composer Paul Headon.

Oct 28, 2022
UT 1463

Wall-to-wall Eguana and Queight, showcasing the recordings "Life Cycle" and "Forest Song".

Oct 21, 2022
UT 1462

The ethereal wonder of an ever-turning year, with new music from Roger Eno, Sangeeta Kaur and Paul Avgerinos.

Oct 14, 2022
UT 1461

Slow and languid movements from Max Richter, Matt Anderson, Gustaf Hildebrand and Zguba.

Oct 07, 2022
UT 1459

Hello darkness my old friend; music from the shadowlands inhabited by A Winged Victory For The Sullen, Atrium Carceri, Brian Eno, Ager Sonus, Storm Corrosion, Desiderii Marginis and others.

Sep 30, 2022
UT 1458

The profound stillness of stars, with Frore and Shane Morris, and showcasing 'The Dream Traveller' from Dreamscapist.

Sep 23, 2022
UT 1457

After 13 years with Ultima Thule, Jon Shapiro departs for an unknown hemisphere through a portal of destiny with Chris Russell, Desensitized, Pink Floyd, Forenzics and Brian Eno.

Sep 16, 2022
UT 1456

Being lightly singed by a book of flaming discourse... to the tune of Craque, Distant Fires Burning, Elnath Project and Dahlia's Tear.

Sep 09, 2022
UT 1455

A colossal lapis lazuli catastrophe... with the sounds of Aidan Baker, Marta Kortan, Locrian, Aircode and Die Wide Jagd.

Sep 02, 2022