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If, Bwana / Assemble.Age!
Album:Assemble.Age! Collection:General
Artist:If, Bwana Added:12/2010

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Add Date:2011-12-11 Pull Date:2012-02-12 Charts:Classical/Experimental
Week Ending:8 Jan25 Dec18 Dec

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Album Review
tyler haddow
Reviewed 2011-11-28 
If, Bwana / Assemble, Age! / Mutablemusic Tyler Haddow 11/28/11

A mixed bag of dadaist musical “collages” from recordings of a strange assortment of instruments-- vocals, trombone, flute, and viola, to name a few. Seems to be an experiment that aims to create tension by organizing short samples of instrumental parts. Especially in the second half, it succeeds. It’s minimalist to the point of being disconcertingly empty. The emphasis on vocals in tracks 2 and 5 is odd and only sometimes works. Instrumental-- no FCC’s.

1. (8:32) Massive drone leads to minimalistic, dissonant synth/viola exploration. Beware: Many 10-second silences.

2. (8:53) Only vocals, layered. Moaning, mumbling, and other mouth noises fill out the space while the vocalist rattles off strange sentences, sometimes sung. Pretty self-indulgent.

3. (15:22) A cornucopia of instruments (+voice) creates a slow, dreary whirlpool of sound.

4. (9:16)*** Some nice minimalist ambiance. Creative synth experimentation creates a dark, otherworldly mood. Becomes more and more tense toward the end.

5. (10:01)*** Minimalist experimentation with focus on voice (moaning, mostly) and trombone. Pretty damn creepy.

Track Listing
1.Ringing The Bell 3.Death To The 8 Notes
2.Otto Lisa 4.Cicada #1: Ehg Version
 5.Six Minus 6