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SQUIDCO Email Update and 20% Sale, July 13, 2017

     Squidco & The Squid's Ear
 
UPDATE
July 13, 2017
When you begin to see the possibilities of music,
you desire to do something really good for people,
to help humanity free itself from its hangups."
-John Coltrane

Squid Bubbles  Essential Labels

BeCoq
Clean Feed
Creative Sources
erstwhile

    
Palilalia
Potlatch
Shhpuma

 
      Creative Artists
    
• Cristian Alvear/Seijiro Murayama
• Big Bold Back Bone (Marco von Orelli/Sheldon Suter/Luis Lopes
• Ulrike Brand/Olaf Rupp
• Clinamen Trio (Marion/Di Donato/Berger)
• IKB
• Max Johnson
• Kerbaj/Rodrigues/Rodrigues/Santos/Sehnaoui
• Kokotob (Taiko Saito/Niko Meinhold/Tobias Schirmer)
• LAMA + Joachim Badenhorst
• Graham Lambkin/Taku Unami
• Ayelet Lerman
• Luis Lopes/Fred Lonberg-Holm
• Lunar Error
• Luis Martins Jose
• Rob Mazurek
• Meurs! + Apolune
• Mind Games (Niescier/Maroney/Ilgenfritz/Drury)
• Bill Orcutt
• Jonah Parzen-Johnson
• Platform (Charles/Schiott/Gismervik/Cambien)
• Andreas Pollak/Johan Graden
• Eric Revis
• Rodrigues/Rodrigues/Torres/Pinheiro/Yamagishi
• Roots Magic
• Keith Rowe/Michael Pisaro
• Vitor Rua and The Metaphysical Angels
• Scarassatti/Rodrigues/Rodrigues/Torres
• Jorge Valente/Carlos Santos
• Raphael Vanoli
• The Wisseltangcamatta
• Nate Wooley



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Squid Bubbles
 

SQUIDCO 20% MOVING SALE (2)! Squidco 20% Sale

It's official - Squidco has signed the lease on our new location and will move locations at the end of this summer. Therefore we're looking to lighten our load before the move. Our SECOND moving sale is this set of more than 100 items being sold at 20% off their regular retail price! The items in this list come from a variety of genres and formats in our catalog -- CDs, LPs, Cassettes, and DVDs of improvised, composed and rock music -- from labels around the globe. But hurry, because this sale ends Sunday, July 16, 2017 at midnight! *

Click Here to See Sale Items




   Jazz & Improvisation

Alvear, Cristian / Seijiro Murayama: Karoujite
(Potlatch)


"Karoujite" is a Japanese term translating to scarcely, describing the minimalist attitude that Chilean guitarist Cristian Alvear and Japanese percussionist Seijiro Murayama approach this hybrid of composed and improvised music, using a focus of repetitive structures with slight variation to create a hypnotic and entrancing set of music.
   
     Buy      $13.95      Listen          

 
Big Bold Back Bone (Marco von Orelli / Sheldon Suter / Luis Lopes: In Search Of The Emerging Species
(Shhpuma)


Swiss musicians, trumpeter Marco Von Orelli and drummer Sheldon Suter and their Portuguese partners, guitarist Luis Lopes and electronics artist Travassos, in an album of unconventional collective improvisation using extended techniques in a large work of evolving, subtle interactions, magnifying sound and gesture in an engrossing sonic environment.
   
     Buy      $12.95      Listen          

 
Brand, Ulrike / Olaf Rupp: Shadowscores
(Creative Sources)


An unlikely pairing, cellist Ulrike Brand is best known for her work with John Cage and Giacinto Scelsi, while Olaf Rupp is a regular contributor in a variety of setting in the European Free Improv scene; here they join for an album of free improvisation, finding shared and gripping language in creative and uncommon approaches to their strings.
 
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

 
Clinamen Trio (Marion / Di Donato / Berger): Decline
(Creative Sources)


Roman philosopher Titus Lucretius Carus named "Clinamen" the unpredictable (in time and space) swerve of atoms falling in the void, which aptly describes the unexpected directions taken in subtle free improvisation from this French trio, led by bassist Louis-Michel Marion, with Jacques Di Donato on clarinet, and Philippe Berger on viola.
   
     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

 
IKB : Dracaena Draco [2 CDs]
(Creative Sources)


Two CDs representing two extended improvisations of the IKB Ensemble with slightly different personnel, with each ensemble slowly unfolding an amazingly textured work of acoustics and electronics with strong intent and incredible technique, balanced by close listening and attention to detail; an excellent 21st century improvisation orchestra captured live.
 
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $22.95      Listen          

 
Johnson, Max: In The West
(Clean Feed)


New York bassist Max Johnson expands his piano trio of Kris Davis on piano and Mike Pride on drums with Susan Alcorn on pedal steel guitar, adding an eclectic Western flavor to overall on-point, anchored and driven modern jazz of a high order, balancing lyrical playing with moments of free collective playing, in a beautiful and extraordinary album.
 
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $14.95      Listen          

 
Kerbaj, Mazen / Ernesto Rodrigues / Guilherme Rodrigues / Carlos Santos / Sharif Sehnaoui : Blue Rain
(Creative Sources)


Three foreboding tracks of aggressive and open improvisation from long-time collaborators Lebanese trumpet player Mazen Kerbaj and guitarist Sharif Sehnaoui in a quintet with Creative Sources labelmates Ernesto Rodrigues on viola, Guilherme Rodrigues on cello, and Carlos Santos on electronics; a confrontational, at times frightening world of sound; gripping.
 
Squidco Pick

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Kokotob (Taiko Saito / Niko Meinhold / Tobias Schirmer): Flying Heart
(Clean Feed)


Japanese vibraphonist and marimba player Taiko Saito is a contemporary classical player well established in the field of improv, joined by long-time collaborator, pianist Niko Meinhold, and here expanded with Tobias Schirmer on clarinet and bass clarinet for an album that uses solid compositional foundations for lyrical and contemplative modern music.
   
     Buy      $14.95      Listen          

 
LAMA + Joachim Badenhorst: Metamorphosis
(Clean Feed)


A superb example of contemporary collective improvisation crossing from acoustic improvisation into electroacoustic material from the quartet of Joachim Badenhorst on clarinets, Susana Santos Silva on trumpet, Goncalo Almeida on double bass, keyboards & effects, and Greg Smith on drums & laptop, performing live at Jazzcase series Dommelhof, 2016.
 
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $14.95      Listen          

 
Lerman, Ayelet : 7 Steps
(Creative Sources)


Violist, performance, installation and sound artist Ayelet Lerman presents a meditative voyage through silence on solo viola, a sinuous and fascinating journey pairing melody and unusual harmonic strategies, with Kadima label leader Jean Claude Jones joining on double bass, one of the last sessions that he played on that instrument.
   
     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

 
Lopes, Luis / Fred Lonberg-Holm: The Pinneaple Circumstance
(Creative Sources)


Portuguese electric guitarist Luis Lopes met Chicago free improvising cellist and electronic artist Fred Lonberg-Holm in the studio in Lisbon to record these five improvisations, both using innovative approaches to effect processing to expand their sound into unusual sonic environments, balancing beauty and abrasive sound.
   
     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

 
Lunar Error: Selene
(BeCoq)


A rich and building improvisation from this French 10 piece ensemble, using 4 reeds, piano, zither, gangsa gantung, Indian harmonium, harmonium, mixing desk, contact microphones, banjo, objects, electric & acoustic guitars, effects, gong and drums to create a expansive audio universe that owes its sound to free improvisation and Ligeti-influenced compositional structures.
   
     Buy      $9.95      Listen          

 
Martins, Luis Jose: Tentos - Invencoes E Encantamentos
(Shhpuma)


Luis Jose Martins uses classical guitar, prepared guitar, electronics, and percussion in a solo album of incredible detail and lyrical, beautiful playing of original compositions that blend his playing with modern techniques and electronics into melodic masterpieces, performed in the natural resonance of the church of the convent of S. Bento in Avis.
 
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $12.95      Listen          

 
Mazurek, Rob: Rome
(Clean Feed)


Rob Mazurek solo works are brilliant displays of honest, lyrical and emotional playing, here recording in Rome for Radio Roma, bringing the cornet to the foreground, starting with a piece only on the horn, then adding electronics, piano, and prepared piano for a set of ethereal and spiritual improvisations that are not bound by any specific genre.
   
     Buy      $14.95      Listen          

 
Meurs! + Apolune: Meurs! + Apolune
(Creative Sources)


A co-production between BeCoq Records and Creative Sources, the quartet of saxophonist Mathhiew Lebrun with 3 guitarists--Leo Rathier, Paul Menard, and Thomas Coquelet--use preparations, feedbacks, glass, cymbals, microswitches, and unusual sax techniques to create unusual sonic environments that ebb and flow in introspective and disquieting ways.
   
     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

 
Mind Games (Niescier / Maroney / Ilgenfritz / Drury): Ephemera Obscura
(Clean Feed)


A unconventional yet lyrical album of creative jazz from the New York quartet of Angelika Niescier on alto sax, Denman Maroney on hyperpiano, James Ilgenfritz on contrabass, and Andrew Drury on percussion, Maroney's piano preparations and Drury's objects complementing complex time signatures and intricate notated materials that yield lush, beautiful music.
 
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $14.95      Listen          

 
Parzen-Johnson, Jonah: I Try To Remember Where I Come
(Clean Feed)


Chicago born, Brooklyn-based saxophonist Jonah Parzen-Johnson performs live at The Bunker on baritone saxophone, accompanying himself on analog synthesizer, using arpeggiated and repeating structures over which he improvises lyrical work using extended techniques including circular breathing, multiphonics, and overtones to great effect.
   
     Buy      $14.95      Listen          

 
Platform (Xavier Charles / Katrine Schiott / Jan Martin Gismervik / Jonas Cambien): Flux Reflux
(Clean Feed)


The 2nd recorded outing of this Oslo based improvising quartet, comprised of 3 young Norwegian players -- Katrine Shiott (cello), Jan Martin Gismervik (drums), and Jonas Cambien (piano & keys) -- with French clarinetist Xavier Charles, performing subtle collective improvisation using extended techniques, eclectic percussion, and piano preparations.
   
     Buy      $14.95      Listen          

 
Pollak, Andreas / Johan Graden: Terror Of Positivity
(Creative Sources)


The Swedish duo of percussionist Andreas Pollak and prepared pianist Johan Graden (Adam & Alma) in an album of references and innuendo, clandestine and furtive sounds that evoke great mystery and drama in beautifully shaped sound; evocative music that deceives to emerge from the electronic realm while in actuality coming from all acoustic sources.
 
Squidco Pick

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Revis, Eric: Sing Me Some Cry
(Clean Feed)


Double Bassist Eric Revis expands his concepts in this outstanding album with fellow New Yorkers, pianist Kris Davis and drummer Chad Taylor, and Chicago reedist Ken Vandermark on tenor saxophone, with all four players providing compositions that push the limit on structure and form while opening up the players to superb soloing settings of great modern jazz.
 
Squidco Pick

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Rodrigues, Ernesto / Guilherme Rodrigues / Nuno Torres / Rodrigo Pinheiro / Naoto Yamagishi: Mizutekiteki
(Creative Sources)


An exceptional lowercase acoustic improvisation album from some of the finest of Europe's outside-technique free improv players, with frequent collaborators and label-mates Ernesto Rodrigues on viola, Nuno Torres on alto sax, and Guiherme Rodrigues on cello, in quintet with Red Trio pianist Rodrigo Pinheiro and French improv drummer Naoto Yamagishi.
 
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

 
Roots Magic: Last Kind Words
(Clean Feed)


Deep Blues and Creative Jazz from the Italian septet Roots Magic, following up their "Hoodoo Magic" CD with another compelling album of instrumentals where the track list consists of personal renditions of Delta Blues classics (mostly Charlie Patton) played with an overtly exploratory attitude derived from the Free Jazz tradition.
   
     Buy      $14.95      Listen          

 
Rowe, Keith / Michael Pisaro: 13 Thirteen [2 CDs]
(erstwhile)


A collaboration between composer Michael Pisaro and AMM guitarist/improviser Keith Rowe, with each bringing scores which they improvised over, creating 13 discrete sections including samples from Shostakovich's 13th String Quartet, balancing activity, space and silence in patient ways that only two such experienced composer/improvisers could.
   
     Buy      $23.95      Listen          

 
Rua, Vitor and The Metaphysical Angels: Do Androids Dream of Electric Guitars? [2CDs]
(Clean Feed)


A central figure in the Portuguese creative music scene, from the pop group GNR to free improv in Telectu to contemporary composition, guitarist Vitor Rua presents a 2-CD album, one multi-tracking solo in complex and astonishing ways, and the 2nd playing the same scores with his group The Metaphysical Angels of top figures in the Portuguese avant jazz scene.
   
     Buy      $19.95      Listen          

 
Scarassatti / Rodrigues / Rodrigues / Torres: Amoa Hi
(Creative Sources)


Titled for the Amazonas Indians, Brazilian sound sculptor Marco Scarassatti performs on his self-made instrument the Kraiser in a quartet with Creative Sources regulars Ernesto Rodrigues, Guilherme Rodrigues, and Nuno Torres for a dream-like set of improvisations named with indigenous expressions, blending neoprimitivism with creative acoustic improvisation.
 
Squidco Pick

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Wisseltangcamatta, The: Movements
(Creative Sources)


Live recordings at LOFT in Cologne, Germany from the trio of George Wissel on prepared saxophone, Achim Tang on doublebass, and Simon Camatta on drums & percussion, performing seven "Movements" that use prodigious technique with reserve and direction, revealing the structure of their work as the pieces build and recede in fascinating ways.
   
     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

 
Wooley, Nate: Knknighgh (Minimal Poetry for Aram Saroyan)
(Clean Feed)


Pronounced as "knife", this new project from NY trumpeter Nate Wooley brings together Chris Pitsiokos on alto sax, Brandon Lopez on bass, and Dre Hocevar on drums in a fresh take on the concepts of free jazz, using short material composed by Wooley and based on the poetry of Aram Saroyan, used in looping and repeating structures that never sound as such.
 
Squidco Pick

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   Experimental/Electronic

Lambkin, Graham / Taku Unami: The Whistler [2 CDs]
(erstwhile)


Sound artists Graham Lambkin and Taku Unami create two large works using material which they recorded together, and then which independently assembled into a single CD each, with "Whistler Vanishes in Wind" composed by Taku Unami, and "Small Mistakes in Nature" by Graham Lambkin, both fascinating collages that alternately distract and absorb the listener.
   
     Buy      $23.95      Listen          

 
Valente, Jorge / Carlos Santos: Metallum
(Creative Sources)


The duo of Carlos Santos and Jorge Valente developed this project around the metallics of a cymbal, recording it and digitally manipulating and transforming it into a musical structure using the maxmsp programming; this recording was captured live at the Hertzoscopio Festival in Fabrica da Polvora, Barcarena, Portugal in 2004.
   
     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

 
Vanoli, Raphael: Bibrax
(Shhpuma)


Amsterdam guitarist Raphael Vanoli in a solo record of discovery, hiper-amplifying his guitar so that slight motions create forceful statements, where gently blowing on the strings creates dynamics and harmonics rarely explored, effected to create complex sonic compositions with unique, unusual and fascinating properties.
   
     Buy      $12.95      Listen          

 




   Rock/R.I.O./Prog

Orcutt, Bill: Bill Orcutt
(Palilalia)


Guitarist Bill Orcutt's self-titled solo album brings a mix of standards and original compositions, starting with Ornette Coleman's "Lonely Woman" and eclectically running us to "The Star Spangled Banner", each song unfolding as he delivers in an unhurried way with rich sustain and reverb on a 4-string Telecaster, performing at The Living Room in San Francisco.
 
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $9.95      Listen          

 
Orcutt, Bill: Bill Orcutt [VINYL]
(Palilalia)


Vinyl edition of the CD listed above.
 
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $19.95      Listen          

 
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 In Stock and Ready to Ship

We're never quite caught up with new releases that constantly come in our door, and we don't like to rush a release to our homepage. That said, the following releases have already been stocked at Squidco, and are able to be ordered. In most cases we have images, often have samples, and some basic description of each release.

• You can see the newest additions to our catalog in our Just In Stock Section.

• You can see the latest fully cataloged items in our store by using our New Releases section.

• You can see Recently Restocked items on this page.

• Ask to have us email you when Upcoming Releases are in stock.


 

Ryoko Akama :
Places And Pages
(Another Timbre)

Antoine Beuger :
Ockeghem Octets
(Another Timbre)

Kyle Bruckmann Degradient:
Dear Everyone [2 CDs]
(Not Two)

Yves Charuest / Agusti Fernandez / Nicolas Caloia / Peter Valsamis :
Stir
(Tour de Bras)

Erick d' Orion / Martin Tetreault :
Avant
(Tour de Bras)

Rhodri Davies / David Sylvian / Mark Wastell:
There Is No Love
(Confront)

Maria de Alvear / Antoine Beuger ‎:
Besando El Tiempo [2CDs]
(Edition Wandelweiser Records)

Morton Feldman :
Piano,Violin, Viola, Cello
(Another Timbre)

Alexandra Grimal / Benjamin Duboc / Valentin Ceccaldi:
Bambu
(Ayler)

Daunik Lazro / Jean-Luc Cappozzo / Didier Lasserre:
Garden(s)
(Ayler)

Simon Nabatov Trio:
Picking Order
(Leo)

Seth Parker Woods :
asinglewordisnotenough
(Confront)

Ivo Perelman / Joe Morris / Gerald Cleaver:
The Art Of The Improv Trio Volume 5
(Leo)

Ivo Perelman / Matthew Shipp / Gerald Cleaver:
The Art Of The Improv Trio Volume 3
(Leo)

Michael Pisaro:
Sometimes
(Edition Wandelweiser Records)

Ernesto Rodrigues / Hans W. Koch :
nostalghia
(Creative Sources)

Christoph Schiller / Morgan Evans-Weiler:
Spinet & Violin
(Another Timbre)

Burkhard Schlothauer :
More Chamber Events [2CDs]
(Edition Wandelweiser Records)

Skogen / Magnus Granberg:
'Ist gefallen in den Schnee' (2010) and 'Despairs had Governed Me Too Long' (2012) [double CD reissue]
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