UT enters the blogosphere

Welcome to the official Ultima Thule blog.

The UT team intend to use this forum to bring our listeners regular updates from across the ambient universe – including new release information, reviews, interviews and lots of other interesting stuff that we can’t, for one reason or other, put to air on the show itself.

We hope you enjoy it, and look forward to your input.

To kick things off, here’s a sample of funky middle-eastern now-sounds from world citizen Natacha AtlasLeysh Natarak? (Why are we fighting?)…

…and a classic 1960s concert performance by the great Egyptian singer Om Kalthoum; popularly known as “the Star of the East”, 4 million people thronged the streets of Cairo for her funeral in 1975, and her albums still outsell those of many contemporary performers nearly 40 years later.  The track is entitled El Ghazaly…

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4 Responses

  1. Thanks for introducing your listeners to such a wide variety of great and interesting music. Welcome to the blogosphere – looking forward to hearing more of your thoughts.

    Best wishes,
    Tyler

  2. Welcome to the ol’ blog-o-sphere George!

  3. Thanks for the kind words. Its always good to know people are liking the music we serve up each week.

    On a tangentially related topic – isn’t the word “blogosphere” just one of the most ridiculous in the English language?

    “Ah yes, the Blogosphere… wasn’t that one of those rides we did on our visit to Disney World – or am I confusing it with the big round building next to the big pointy building at the 1939 New York World’s Fair?”

  4. Congratulations George, I think it’s a great idea to show your listener news and updates about the world of ambient / electronic music. I have added you in my rss reader.

    Sincerely

    Salva Moreno

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