This week, we celebrate our 70th episode on Subcity by welcoming our ninth guest mix selection - this time from New York based rare music enthusiasts Ultravillage.
Ultravillage are a collective and burgeoning community of new age music devotees, private press fanatics and underground ambient, minimal and progressive electronic aficionados.
Their guest mix assembles music primarily collected from the US minimal and new age cassette tape underground of the 1980s. The sounds within reveal the dreams of utopia and rebirth that connect esoteric spiritualism; breakaway sects, backyard gnosis, stolen light, the mutable plasma of synthesised sound, new mediations meeting emergent technology.
A switchboard for the psyche: plug in, tune up, drone on. Your body stays in the armchair, time dissolves, the mind wanders a thousand miles in every dimension. An apt (and rapt) trope for the act of listening itself.
We are, of course, also celebrating the release of our third reissue which landed at the start of last month (October 1st) - Bi Nostalgia’s Exemplum Rhythmicus.
Originally released in 1990 under the artist’s name Luca Rigato, Exemplum Rhythmicus has long been coveted and hunted by collectors due to the scarcity of the original cassette. It falls among the strange and definition resistant artefacts of Italy’s remarkable avant-garde music scene of the 1980s. An emblem of sonic diversity rendered through electronic sound, distilling a daunting number of traditions and ideas, while sculpting its own world of creative singularity, standing apart from the rest. Available on vinyl via Light In The Attic and digital via the chOOn!! Bandcamp.
You can catch up on some other recent radio forays and guest spots - all Italian ambient/minimalist/ethnographic odd-waves in honour of the release of our third reissue.
We recently appeared on Moscow's New New World Radio (01.10.20) - Listen to our twilight selection of Italian minimalism and ethnographic plunderphonics on the cloud via
We contributed to the burgeoning Melbourne-based mix series Under the Apricot Tree - listen back to our oceanic travelogue detailing Mediterranean fourth world and ambient currents on the cloud via
chOOn!!13:00 - 15:00