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Bufo Alvarius

by Swim Ignorant Fire

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Arrival 04:21
Paths 02:13
Pinotage 01:38
Gracious 03:14
Lost 01:52
Temptation 02:22
Repercussion 01:15
Gone 03:47 video


Stepping ashore on an undiscovered island, a Roland SP202 Sampler as their Bible, Swim Ignorant Fire scrap together tools from the wilderness including field recordings, bass guitar and wild animals - this is a missionary trip gone wrong. Beginning as an esoteric diary of one man’s adventure through uncharted territory, polyrhythmic delay shifts and lo fi grindhouse charm transform into a haunting psychedelic soundtrack of Muslimgauze proportions.

Loops of African Juju Witchcraft Dance, Chants from India, and Exotic Percussion record grooves swirl together to become Bufo Alvarious, named after the psychedelic properties of the Sonoran Desert toad. By turns comforting and daunting, this album by Swim Ignorant Fire veers from a warm sanctuary of light to a dense fog of hostile territory. You won’t return the same.


All sorts of good going on here, great sounds sources mixed together to create some sort of psychedelic, borderline dark side pagan ritual soundtrack.. - The Slow Music Movement

Total Italio-Island-Horror 1977 vibes - John @ Reverberation Vinyl


released September 3, 2021

Stephen Holliger
SP202, 5 String Bass, Field Recordings, Sampling

Ian Sheridan
Auxiliary Percussion

Created, Mixed and Mastered in 2021


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Swim Ignorant Fire Chicago, Illinois

Ancestral Motion Shimmering Moods 8.19.22


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