If, Bwana

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If, Bwana is the pseudonym of the influential noise music artist Al Margolis.

History[edit]

Al Margolis has been working under the musical pseudonym If, Bwana since New Year's Day 1984. He has since earned an international reputation for his experimental noise music.

Recording history[edit]

If, Bwana music is a fusion of ambient, industrial, and musique concrète sounds, often featuring strange soundscapes that are both balmy and unnerving at the same time.[1]

Margolis has also been very active as the owner of two prolific labels, the cassette label Sound of Pig and, since the 1990s, Pogus Productions, a CD label with a focus on experimental contemporary classical music.[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Paul Hegarty, Noise/Music: A History (2007) Continuum International Publishing Group
  • Thurston Moore, Mix Tape: The Art of Cassette Culture (2004) Universe

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ [1] If, Bwana
  2. ^ http://www.pogus.com/ Pogus Productions