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While on tour in Europe i had the opportunity to perform in Bilbao with Marta Sainz. On the same bill were AAAh. I liked their set very much - which may in fact have been their very first live performance - and when i returned home, i asked them if they would be interested in playing a piece of mine. One of the Ponzi Pieces (so named as it kind of spins itself out from previous recordings, in a potentially endless series of pieces). Which they did - and so there is them playing to the original backing track, plus a version without the backing track (that others can now use for the next version of a Ponzi Piece). And AAAh....pie - uses edited/transformed versions of their original recordings with some of my own guitar sounds added. Enjoy and many thanks to AAAh.


released July 16, 2016

Group "AAAh"
​Aintzane Aranguena Oar-Arteta (Voice)
Lorea Oar- Arteta (Keyboards)
Maria Seco "Tunc" (Acoustic Guitar)​

All compositions/assemblages: Al Margolis

Painting: Al Margolis



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If, Bwana Chester, New York

If, Bwana was begun on New Year's day 1984 by Al Margolis, who was an activist in the 1980s American cassette underground through his cassette label Sound of Pig Music. He co-founded experimental music label Pogus Productions, which he continues to run. If, Bwana makes music that has swung between fairly spontaneous studio constructions and more process-oriented composition. ... more

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