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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986 episodes

UT 1433

The eternal light of a mystic rose, featuring music by Crag Padilla, Marvin Allen, Gyorgy Ligeti and Brian Eno.

Apr 15, 2022
UT 1432

Prelude for a stormy spring, in autumn, with Stephen Howard, The Amethyst Sea, and Seigo Aoyama.

Apr 08, 2022
UT 1431

Into the heart of a mirrored abyss with Blood Inbcantation, Dean Hamilton, God Body Disconnect, Penguin Cafe Orchestra and Mombi Yuleman.

Apr 01, 2022
UT 1430

Encompassing a portal to Eden with Bart Hawkins and Ben Blackett.

Mar 25, 2022
UT 1429

Sad bee appeased by happy dew. Music by Germind, Eguana and Susumu Yokota.

Mar 18, 2022
UT 1428

Showcasing "Discovery of Meaning" - new from Craig Padilla.

Mar 11, 2022
UT 1427

Alien catnapping on a floating canine world, featuring Stars of the Lid, Soft Machine, Harold Budd, Brian Eno, Xerxes the Dark, Ager Sonus, Alphaxone and ProtoU.

Mar 04, 2022
UT 1426

Oceanic epiphanies from The Amnis Initiative... and showcasing the latest sounds from Time Being.

Feb 25, 2022
UT 1425

Here now, before then... with new music from Sverre Knut Johansen, Time Being and Darshan Ambient.

Feb 18, 2022
UT 1424

Radiant forest dreamings from The Howard Hughes Suite, The Amethyst Sea, Sinikka Langeland and Seigo Aaoyama.

Feb 11, 2022
UT 1423

Subtle mind expansions from Solfeggio, Kev Thompson, Zen Meditation Garden, Tonal Meditation Collective and Stargods Sound Healing.

Feb 04, 2022
UT 1422

Endless dawn on a ceaseless horizon... new sounds from Nader Vasseghi, Paul Adams, Elizabeth Geyer and Federico Chiesa.

Jan 28, 2022
UT 1421

Music for psychedelic therapies, with Jon Hopkins, 7RAYS, Ram Dass and East Forest.

Jan 21, 2022
UT 1420

Embracing the sands of time as 2021 limps across the finish line, with Kelly Andrew and Kerani, and showcasing "The Soundtrack of My Homes", by Kjetil Jerve.

Jan 14, 2022
UT 1419

Hallucinations on a burning plain, with Fatima Al Qadiri, Jon Hopkins, Loscil, Elori Saxi, Eluvium and Rachika Nayar.

Jan 07, 2022
UT 1418

Beyond space and time... new music from Jim Ottaway and Innesti.

Dec 31, 2021
UT 1417

Reflections of a looking-glass world, with Thomas Park, Northcore, Mystified, Yes, Craig Padilla and Marvin Allen.

Dec 24, 2021
UT 1416

The watcher is watched while watching; new sounds from Phillip Wilkerson.

Dec 17, 2021
UT 1415

Ending a dark age, featuring Sarah Davachi, Peter Bjargo, Gert De Meester, Lawrence English and Lamond Campbell.

Dec 10, 2021
UT 1414

Evanescent phase shifts, with Anna Shelley, Aperus and City of Dawn.

Dec 03, 2021
UT 1413

Chakra meditations from Sacred Earth, Craig Pruess, Bhanumathi Narasimhan and Karmacosmic.

Nov 26, 2021
UT 1412

Black tide rising on a plutonian world... featuring new and recent releases on the Cryo Chamber label by Atrium Carceri, Sabled Sun, Ruptured World, Dronny Darko and Ajna.

Nov 19, 2021
UT 1411

Night gleaning on a distant moon, with Dylan Gilbert, Colonial Skyway, Dronny Darko, Dead Melodies, Alphaxone, ProtoU and Apocryphos.

Nov 12, 2021
UT 1410

New and recent releases from Alphaxone, ProtoU, Valotihkuu and Dynastor... and showcasing "Is My Destroyer" from Blessed Are The Hearts That Bend.

Nov 05, 2021
UT 1409

The setting of the Sun; the rising of the Moon. Sounds from Paul Speer, John Gregorius, Ben Cox and Mystified.

Oct 29, 2021
UT 1408

Searching for dreams beyond the big horizon... with Moss Covered Technology, Federico Mosconi and Ismael Cormack.

Oct 22, 2021
UT 1407

Fording a stream with bright fish in a pelucid dream... classic ambientia from Harold Budd, Brian Eno, Daniel Lanois, Clive Wright and Cocteau Twins.

Oct 15, 2021
UT 1406

Descending a paradaisal well beyond the world's edge; new music from Johan Agebjorn, Mikael Ogren, Nigel Mullaney, Martin Nonstatic and Ben Blackett.

Oct 08, 2021
UT 1405

Ayahuasca lullabies from Sephira, Porangui, Liquid Bloom, Deya Dova, Raio and a host of others.

Oct 01, 2021
UT 1404

The leaking light of a lo-fi sunset - with new music from Tomo Nakaguchi, The Horizontal Society and Swartz Et.

Sep 24, 2021