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SQUIDCO Email Update and Victo 30th Anniversary Sale, May 4, 2017

     Squidco & The Squid's Ear
May 5, 2017
"Music is much bigger than bebop changes.
I don't feel like being trapped in those halls of harmony.
Cause I want to go across the grain sometimes."
-Julius Hemphill

Squid Bubbles  Essential Labels

Astral Spirits
Aum Fidelity
Black Saint
Cortez Sound
Dark Tree Records
Die Schachtel
Fou Records
Herbal International
Holidays Records

Open Mouth
Pleasure of the Text Records
Recollection GRM
Rune Grammofon
STRUT / Artyard
The Thing Records

      Creative Artists
• Almeida, Goncalo / Rodrigo Amado / Marco Franco
• Anemone (John Butcher / Peter Evans / Frederic Blondy / Clayton Thomas / Paul Lovens)
• Luigi Archetti
• Birchall / Smal / Webster
• Departement d'Education Psychique
• Whit Dickey / Mat Maneri / Matthew Shipp
• En Corps (Eve Risser / Benjamin Duboc / Edward Perraud)
• Satoko Fujii
• Satoko Fujii Orchestra Tokyo + KAZE
• Bertrand Gauguet
• Julius Hemphill
• The International Nothing
• Jon Irabagon / John Hegre / Nils Are Dronen
• Jerman / Barnes
• Christian Kobi / Christian Muller
• Konstrukt & Alexander Hawkins
• Daunik Lazro / Joelle Leandre / George Lewis
• Marteau Rouge (Pauvros / Sato / Foussat)
• Monas (Fisher / DeBlase / Millions)
• More Eaze / A.F. Jones & Steve Flato
• Bill Nace / Chris Corsano / Paul Flaherty
• Tatsuya Nakatani
• Itaru Oki / Nobuyoshi Ino / Choi Sun Bae
• Paul Rutherford / Sabu Toyozumi
• Sound American: The Cassette Issue tape
• Spunk
• Sun Ra
• The Thing
• Klaus Treuheit / Lou Grassi
• Jaap Vink
• Nate Wooley

Squid Bubble

Squidco Victo 30th Anniversary Sale

In November, 2016 the Victoriaville-based record label Les Disques Victo released Music a Elettronica Viva's Symphony No. 106, recorded live at the 32nd Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville (FIMAV) in May 2016. It was Victo's 129th release, and their 30th year releasing amazing improvised and creative music! Les Dis ques VICTO's inaugural production, Nous Autres by Fred Frith and René Lussier, was recorded live at the 4th edition of FIMAV in October, 1986. As the record label turns 30, The Festival (FIMAV) will present the 33rd edition of it's incredible concert series.

To celebrate Victo's 30th, we've partnered with Victo to offer their catalog at a special savings, with all single CDs priced at $11.95, a $4 savings. The one double CD in the catalog, Peter Brotzmann's Solo + Trio Roma is priced at $17.95, an $8 savings. The sale runs from May 4 - May 14th, and orders will ship approximately two weeks after the sale is completed and Les Disques VICTO has sent us the inventory for the sale. So take advantage of these great prices and explore one of the great labels of live improvisation!

Orders must be placed through our shopping cart. Victo Sale items qualify for Squidco Reward Points. Victo Sale ends Sunday, May 14, 2017 at 11:59 PM EST. Orders will ship approximately two weeks after the Victo Sale ends; we will send out email confirmation when your order ships. Orders with non-sale items will be held until Victo Sale items are in stock.

Click to see the Victo 30th Anniversary Sale

   Jazz & Improvisation

Almeida, Goncalo / Rodrigo Amado / Marco Franco: The Attic

A masterful concert of freely improvised creative jazz performed live at SMUP, Parede, in Lisboa, Portugal in 2015 by the trio of saxophonist Rodrigo Amado, double bassist Goncalo Almeida, and drummer Marco Franco, in a great dialog of skill and control that simmers without frenetic excess, leaving room for unique textural and introspective moments.
     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

Anemone (John Butcher / Peter Evans / Frederic Blondy / Clayton Thomas / Paul Lovens): A Wing Dissolved in Light [VINYL]

A brilliant quintet brought together for the Tampere Jazz Happening, in Finland in 2013, with NY trumpeter Peter Evans, UK saxophonist John Butcher, Australian bassist Clayton Thomas, UK drummer/percussionist Paul Lovens, and French pianist Frederic Blondy for a phenomenal extended improvisation presented in parts: "Une Aile Dissoute Dans La Lumiere".
Squidco Pick

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Birchall / Smal / Webster: Drop Out [CASSETTE]
(Astral Spirits)

Two sides of the London trio of David Birchall on guitar, Rogier Smal on drums, and Colin Webster on alto saxophone, bringing a bit of madness into very free improv, the first side an immersion in unflagging collective improvisation of great detail, the second side bringing introspective dialog into an evolving collaborative free-for-all.
     Buy      $7.95      Listen          

Dickey, Whit / Mat Maneri / Matthew Shipp: Vessel In Orbit
(Aum Fidelity)

While working with Matthew Shipp on an Ivo Perelman album, drummer Whit Dickey and pianist Shipp agreed to record an album of their own and enlisted violist Mat Maneri to record this album of deep space-themed improvisations, collective music of heavy propulsion that bursts from impassioned exchange to convoluted clusters of sound.
     Buy      $13.95      Listen          

En Corps (Eve Risser / Benjamin Duboc / Edward Perraud): Generation
(Dark Tree Records)

The 2nd album from En Corps, the improvising trio of Eve Risser on piano, Benjamin Duboc on double bass, and Edward Perraud on drums, was recorded live at Artacts 16 festival in St Johann, Austria in 2016, performing two building works--"Des Corps" and "Des Ames" (The Bodies, The Souls)--which evolve from intricate quiet interplay into rich harmonic interaction.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

Fujii, Satoko : Invisible Hand [2 CDs]
(Cortez Sound)

After bringing her band Kaze to the Cortez club in Mito, Japan, the owner asked pianist Satoko Fujii back to perform a solo show, captured here across two CDs showing her extensive technical skills and passionate approach to playing, in a mix of new work and new takes on previously recorded compositions.
     Buy      $16.95      Listen          

Fujii, Satoko Orchestra Tokyo + KAZE: Peace (Tribute To Kelly Churko)

Pianist Satoko Fujii's Orchestra Tokyo + the band Kaze, bringing guests trumpeter Cristian Pruvost and drummer Peter Orins alongside trumpeter Natsuki Tamura into a spectacular big band of great power but also subtle meditation, in four works that include a tribute to the late guitarist and Fujii collaborator Kelly Churko.
Squidco Pick

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Gauguet, Bertrand: Shiro
(Herbal International)

French alto saxophonist Bertrand Gauguet uses acoustic techniques and microtonal approaches to the reed instrument, presenting 4 tracks of acoustic-only playing, and 4 with amplifiers and guitar feedback, creating cogitative sonic environments of remarkable patience and pure and intersection tonal and timbral harmonics; remarkable work.
     Buy      $13.95      Listen          

Hemphill, Julius: Raw Materials and Residuals [VINYL + CD]
(Black Saint)

An essential 70s Black Saint album from New York saxophonist Julius Hemphill in a trio with Abdul Wadud on cello and Don Moye on percussion, merging blues, free jazz, free bop and inspired approaches to improvisation, reissued on vinyl LP with a CD copy included.
     Buy      $25.95      Listen          

International Nothing, The: The Power Of Negative Thinking

The 4th album from The International Nothing, originally the clarinet duo of Kai Fagaschinski and Michael Thieke, now extended with Christian Weber on double bass and Eric Schaefer on percussion, adding new facets to their sonic spectrum of precise microtonal interaction.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $23.95      Listen          

Irabagon, Jon / John Hegre / Nils Are Dronen: Axis
(Rune Grammofon)

Saxophonist Jon Irabagon continues his trajectory in creative new jazz with the release of this trio album with drummer Nils Are Dronen and guitarist John Hegre, recorded live in Berlin at N.K., and in Fukuoka, Japan at New Combo, each track an extended improvisation balancing beautiful tonal work with informed and aggressive interaction.
     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

Jerman / Barnes: Karst [CASSETTE]
(Astral Spirits)

Experimental sound artists Jeph Jerman and Tim Barnes continue the exploration heard in their erstwhile and Confront releases, here in two new tracks recorded in Arizona and Louisville as they prepared for their 2016 performance at the No Idea Festival in Austin, TX.
     Buy      $7.95      Listen          

Kobi, Christian / Christian Muller: A Second Day
(Herbal International)

An album of unusual reed improvisations using extended and unusual acoustic techniques and further extended with electronics, field recordings, and samples, from the Swiss duo of Kobi Christian on soprano sax and Christian Muller on bass clarinet, sampler & electronics.
     Buy      $13.95      Listen          

Konstrukt & Alexander Hawkins: Live at Cafe OTO [VINYL 2 LPs]
(Holidays Records)

The Turkish free improvising quartet Konstrukt of Korhan Futaci (sax and woodwinds), Berke Can Ozcan (drums), Barlas Tan Ozemek (electric bass) and Umut Caglar (electric guitar and etc.) met British pianist Alexander Hawkins at London's Cafe OTO in 2015 to record this captivating and unpredictable set of electric free improv.
     Buy      $35.95          

Lazro, Daunik / Joelle Leandre / George Lewis: Enfances 8 Janv. 1984
(Fou Records)

A live recording at 28 rue Dunois, in Paris, France in 1984 from the trio of Daunik Lazro on alto sax, Joelle Leandre on double bass and voice, and George Lewis on trombone, a trans-Atlantic enounter of creative inventiveness and innovative vision, a great document of three persistent masters captured early in their incredible careers.
     Buy      $13.95      Listen          

Marteau Rouge (Pauvros / Sato / Foussat): ... Un Jour Se Leve [VINYL]
(Fou Records)

The free improvising trio of Makoto Sato on drums, Jean-Francois Pauvros on guitar and Jean-Marc Foussat on synthesizer & voice in a studio album of unique electro-acoustic dialog recorded in Paris in 2013.
     Buy      $11.95          

Monas (Fisher / DeBlase / Millions): Freedom [CASSETTE]
(Astral Spirits)

With connections from both the free jazz and improvising rock scene, including Borbetomagus, Many Arms, Caribou, Anthony Braxton, William Parker, Zevious, &c, the trio of Colin Fisher (saxophone, guitar), Johnny DeBlase (electric bass) and Kid Millions (drums) debut their Monas project of intense, electronically spiked, free form improvisation.
     Buy      $7.95      Listen          

Nace, Bill / Chris Corsano / Paul Flaherty: These [VINYL]
(Open Mouth)

After years of collaboration in various configurations, the trio of guitarist Bill Nace, drummer Chris Corsano and tenor saxophonist Paul Flaherty met in the studio in 2015 to create these three extended tracks of gut-wrenching and fierce free improvisations.
     Buy      $22.95          

Nakatani, Tatsuya: Nakatani Gong Orchestra [CASSETTE]

Excerpts from drummer/percussionist Tatsuya Nakatani's 2012 Taiga release on cassette, presenting pieces from his Gong Orchestra project, where Nakatani takes his large collection of gongs on the road and teaches members of the community how to bow, strike, and follow his conduction, creating an amazing ritual of sound.
     Buy      $7.95          

Oki, Itaru / Nobuyoshi Ino / Choi Sun Bae: Kami Fusen

An exciting and uniquely orchestrated free jazz trio concert recorded live at Cafe Amores, Hofu, Yamaguchi in Japan in 1996 from the trio of Itaru Oki on trumpet and bamboo flute, Nobuyoshi Ino on bass, and Choi Sun Bae on trumpet, Ino providing often stunningly quick bass lines over which the otherwise rhythm-less band are afforded great flexibility.
     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

Oki, Itaru / Nobuyoshi Ino / Choi Sun Bae: Kami Fusen [VINYL]

Vinyl edition of the CD listed above.
     Buy      $22.95      Listen          

Rutherford, Paul / Sabu Toyozumi: The Conscience [VINYL]

The 1st in a series of unreleased concerts from the 90s recorded in Japan by Chap-Chap Records, acquired by NoBusiness to bring them to light; this duo album brings the late and influential UK free improvising trombonist Paul Rutherford together with drummer Sabu Toyozumi for five far-ranging dialogs of both reflective and enthusiastical energetic playing.
     Buy      $22.95      Listen          

Sound American: The Cassette Issue tape: Featuring Nate Wooley [CASSETTE]
(Astral Spirits)

Nate Wooley's Sound American online magazine presents a complete rehearsal of the trio of Philip White (electronics), Chris Pitsiokos (sax) and C. Spencer Yeh (violin), as they discuss their work and develop a piece entitled "Shredding Treatise"; and an interview by Nate Wooley of Baltimore music researcher, record producer, and writer Ian Nagoski.
     Buy      $8.95      Listen          

Spunk: Still Eating Ginger Bread For Breakfast
(Rune Grammofon)

Norway's unconventional improvising quartet SPUNK with Maja S. K. Ratkje, Hild Sofie Tafjord, Lene Grenager and Kristin Andersen are heard live at Nasjonal Jazzscene in Oslo, Norway in 2015, capturing these two sets of uniquely unexpected and jaw-dropping recordings from a band on the cutting edge of avant improvisation.
Squidco Pick

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Sun Ra: Discipline 27-II [VINYL]
(STRUT / Artyard)

The 2nd volume in Sun Ra's "Discipline" series was recorded during the same sessions as 1972's Impulse release "Space Is the Place", with Sun Ra on electronic keyboards and Moog, and a large band including Marshall Allen, John Gilmore, Danny Davis, Akh Tal Ebah, June Tyson, &c.
     Buy      $14.95          

Thing, The: Garage [VINYL]
(The Thing Records)

Heavy free jazz in the 3rd release from the trio of Mats Gustafsson on tenor and baritone sax, Ingebrigt Haker-Flaten on bass, and Paal Nilssen-Love on drums, covering an eclectic set of punk and free jazz titles including covers of Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Sonics, White Stripes, Norman Howard and Brotzmann; thick and sick free improvisation.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $22.95      Listen          

Treuheit, Klaus / Lou Grassi: Port of Call [VINYL]

An informed set of creative iprovisations recorded in the studio and drawing clearly from the traditional jazz idiom between German pianist Klaus Treuheit and NY drummer Lou Grassi, performing original 4-part compositions including the "Misterioso", "L'espace Sonore", and "Lament # Pb".
     Buy      $22.95      Listen          



Archetti, Luigi: Null IV-VII [4 CD BOX]
(Die Schachtel)

Sound artist Luigi Archetti has developed his Null series over several years, here presenting his second Box set of 4 CDs, the word "null" (German for "zero") a metaphor for a state of pausing and anticipatory waiting, as the sound evolves slowly using static tones and drones and the transitions between, generated from e-guitars in unique tunings.
     Buy      $25.95      Listen          

Departement d'Education Psychique: Untitled [VINYL]
(Fou Records)

The trio of Jean-Marc Foussat on synthesizer and voice, abd Dynamo Dreesen & SVN on electronics, crossing artists more associated with electronica than free improvisation, here in their second release recorded live at Ohm in Berlin, Germany and at "Neues Deutchland" in 2016.
     Buy      $19.95          

More Eaze / A.F. Jones & Steve Flato: Split Release [CASSETTE]
(Astral Spirits)

A split tape from Austin-based More Eaze (aka Marcus Rubio) and San Diego-based duo A.F. Jones and Steve Flato, More Eaze presenting a work of surprising twists, drone, and audio turns; Jones & Flato create an electronic composition of strange detail using a wide auditory palette encompassing the lowest to highest tones.
     Buy      $7.95      Listen          

Vink, Jaap: Jaap Vink [VINYL 2 LPs]
(Recollection GRM)

Composer, sound engineer and teacher, Jaap Vink recorded these compositions at The Institute of Sonology in Utrecht, Holland, from 1968-1985, using electronic sources, feedback networks with configurations of analog tape recorders (delay lines), filters, and modulators to create these impressive and forward-thinking textural and drone compositions.
     Buy      $29.95      Listen          

Wooley, Nate: The Complete Syllables Music [4 CD Box Set]
(Pleasure of the Text Records)

Composer, improviser, and trumpet player Nate Wooley continues to cement his place as an American iconoclast by releasing the complete recordings of his revolutionary solo [Syllables] compositions as a deluxe 4 CD set consisting of two reissues of out-of-print early works: 8 [Syllables] (2013) and 9 [Syllables] (2014) as well as the premiere recording of his 150 minute epic For Kenneth Gaburo.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $29.95      Listen          


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• In the US, any order with 3 or more items choosing "Free Economy Shipping" option will ship for free!

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In stock items only, order with out of stock items will be held until all items are in stock. Free shipping applies only to "Free Economy Shipping" option on the Shipping & Payment Screen at checkout time. 1st Class and other shipping rates are unaffected by this offer.

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