IF, BWANA

Gruntle

(Absurd) Used CD $5.00

Al Margolis’s mid-aughts sounds and loops and musique concrète. Beyond ambient, before noise, in a gray area with more hints to modern classical music than one might guess. In over-sized, circular sleeve.

IF, BWANA / DAN WARBURTON

I Am Sitting In Phill Niblock's Kitchen

(Monotype - MONO042) CD $13.50

Warburton time-stretched about one-hundred If, Bwana recordings and multitracked them into a single forty-five minute sludge cocktail, before decanting and editing them into a single span of music. Al Margolis then added the ambient sounds of the food-preparation parlor of the titular multimedia minimalist. The two subsequently performed live in Belgium in 2008, mixing the recording with live electronics, clarinet, violin, and a time-stretched and pitch-shifted piano piece of Warburton’s, Speed Study I.

IF, BWANA / AL MARGOLIS

Rex Xhu Ping

(Pogus) Used CD $5.00

Joining Margolis (on tapes, electronics, clarinet, and sundries) are Laura Biagi (vocals), Dan Andreana (speaker, tapes), Detta Andreana (tapes, bowed cymbals), and Orchestre de Fou. From 2005

IF, BWANA

Thirty

(Inyrdisk - IYD90) 3xCDR $13.25

Over three hours of riveting musique concrete, long-form drone compositions, the infinite worlds found within bassoons and voices, and refined experimentation from Al Margolis, remastered and repackaged from the self-released tapes sold in a nearly invisible edition during a 2013 tour. Gatefold package, sturdily pasted-on art over disk envelopes and an insert. Edition of 99.