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SQUIDCO Email Update and Last Copy Sale, August 10, 2017

     Squidco & The Squid's Ear
August 10, 2017
"Music is a verb"
-Ornette Coleman

Squid Bubbles  Essential Labels

Creative Sources
Die Schachtel
Mikroton Recordings

Nakama Records
Relative Pitch
Tour de Bras
Trost Records

      Creative Artists
• Beins, Burkhard/Lucio Capece/Martin Kuchen/Paul Vogel
• John Butcher
• John Butcher/John Edwards/Mark Sanders
• Yves Charuest/Agusti Fernandez/Nicolas Caloia/Peter Valsamis
• Cilantro (Angelica Castello/Billy Roisz)
• Viv Corringham/Lawrence Casserley
• Erick d' Orion/Martin Tetreault
• Dunmall/Shipp/Edwards/Sanders
• Filosofer
• Filosofer
• Gruppo Di Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza
• The Holy Quintet (Change/Drouin/Lash/Lazardiou/Ryan)
• Kamins/Smith/Fielder/Hertenstein
• Kontakte Trio (Trevor Taylor/Ian Brighton/Steve Beresford)
• Lean Left
• Jose Lencastre Nau Quartet (Lencastre/Pinheiro/Faustino/Lencastre)
• Kurt Liedwart/Andrey Popovskiy/Martin Taxt
• Magda Mayas/Jim Denley
• Seth Parker Woods
• Ernesto Rodrigues/Hans W. Koch
• Christian Svendsen Meaas
• Christian Svendsen Meaas
• Ayumi Tanaka/Johan Lindvall/Christian Wallumrod
• Ayumi Tanaka/Johan Lindvall/Christian Wallumrod
• Pat Thomas
• Tipple (Frode Gjerstad/Kevin Norton/David Watson)
• Fred Van Hove/Roger Turner

Squid Bubble

Squidco's Silber $5.95 Sale

This weekend we're offering 30% OFF a list of more than 350 releases that we have one last copy of. As each item is sold they will disappear from the store, never to return again. So take a good look at this list, which includes major artists, important labels, and historic music. But Hurry, this sale ends Sunday, August 13th!

Click Here to See Last Copy Sale Items

Sales end Sunday, Sunday, August 13, 2017 at 23:59 EST. Discount applied at checkout time. While quantities last - sold out items will disappear from the store. Customers must place orders using our shopping cart to receive discounted prices. Sale items are not eligible for Squidco Reward Points.

   Jazz & Improvisation

Butcher, John / John Edwards / Mark Sanders: Last Dream Of The Morning
(Relative Pitch)

A studio album between three UK master improvisers -- John Butcher on sax, John Edwards on double bass, and Mark Sanders on drums -- the trio pushing the envelope in technique and dialog in nearly telepathic playing that transports the listener into their environment, as the music builds and releases in effortless ways that are stunning and exulant; highly recommended.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $13.95      Listen          

Butcher, John: Resonant Spaces [VINYL]

Vinyl reissue of the John Butcher's Confront CD: Extreme acoustic space recordings from saxophonist John Butcher, part of Arika's Resonant Spaces event, with performances from resonant and remote corners of Scotland.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $24.95      Listen          

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

The Montreal free improvising trio Still of Nicolas Caloia on bass, Peter Valsamis on drums, and Yves Charuest on saxophone is joined in the studio by visiting Spanish pianist Agusti Fernandez for a superb set of detailed and energetic free jazz, 6 pieces titled "(un fold)" I - VI, making an album of first rate and exciting collective music.
     Buy      $14.95      Listen          

Corringham, Viv / Lawrence Casserley: Anemoi

Lawrence Casserley is a pioneer of real time electroacoustic music, since the 60s working with other artists and developing his Signal Processing Instrument, using physical gestures to process and morph sounds; here he works with British vocalist and Deep Listening teacher Viv Corringham in an other-worldly collaboration of voice and electonics.
     Buy      $14.95      Listen          

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

Montreal Musique Actuelle turntablist Martin Tetreault and sound artist Erick d' Orion created this project as a tribute to the original explorers of electronic music and musique concrete -- GRM, Stockhausen, Henry, Oram, Schaeffer, &c. -- using historic sound recordings and new sources, presenting this incredible concert live at Au Mois in Quebec.
     Buy      $14.95      Listen          

Dunmall / Shipp / Edwards / Sanders: Live in London

Two extended examples of free improvisation from UK stalwarts, tenor saxophonist Paul Dunmall, bassist John Edwards, and drummer Mark Sanders, joined by New York pianist Matthew Shipp, all captured live at Cafe Oto in 2010; set one is an unflagging example of energetic collective improv, set two more introspective yet vital and demanding; a superb concert!
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $14.95      Listen          

Filosofer : Landet Er Gitt Oss
(Nakama Records)

An hallucinogenic and commanding blending of improvisation, song, spoken word, and tonal/timbral music from double bassist Christian Meaas Svendsen's Filosofer, creating beautiful sonic environments out of which voice and message emerge and submerge, buoyed by a string quartet (two violins and two double basses), computers, turntables, synths and samplers.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $13.95      Listen          

Filosofer: Landet Er Gitt Oss [VINYL]
(Nakama Records)

Vinyl edition of the CD listed above.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $22.95      Listen          

Gruppo Di Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza: Azioni/Reazioni 1967-1969 [4CD + DVD BOX]
(Die Schachtel)

Box set CD reissue of the 2007 release of this seminal Italian free improvising group's complete recordings from 1967-69, in a deluxe box with 4 CDs, a DVD containing the original film "Nuova Consonanza" shot by Theo Gallher of their 1967 concert, and a 64 page LP-size book in English and Italian with essays, group commentary, collected reviews, &c.
     Buy      $69.95      Listen          

Holy Quintet, The (Change / Drouin / Lash / Lazardiou / Ryan): Borough
(Mikroton Recordings)

The meeting of Johnny Chang (viola), Jamie Drouin (suitcase modular synth), Dominic Lash (double bass), Dimitra Lazaridou-Chatzigoga(zither, and David Ryan (bass clarinet) recording at Bourough welsh Congregational Chapel, in London in 2013, recorded by Another Timbre label leader Simon Reynell, for a unique merging of disparate approaches to ea-improv.
     Buy      $13.95      Listen          

Kamins / Smith / Fielder / Hertenstein: After Effects

A great example of traditional free improvisation spanning generations from the quartet of Danny Kamins on baritone saxophone, Damon Smith on double bass, and two drummer/percussionists--Alvin Fielder and Joe Hertenstein--for 10 tracks of swinging free music recorded in the studio in Texas, 2016, jazz with a lyrical intention and powerful rhythmic underpinnings.
     Buy      $14.95      Listen          

Kontakte Trio (Trevor Taylor / Ian Brighton / Steve Beresford): Kontakte Trio

An important and well-matched trio of electroacoustic improvisers, and a welcome addition to guitarist Ian Brighton's return to active music life, with Steve Beresford on piano, prepared piano and electronics, and Trevor Taylor (Circuit) on percussion and electronics, six unhurried improvisations of intricate interplay and interchange themed on physics.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $14.95      Listen          

Lean Left: I Forgot To Breathe
(Trost Records)

The 7th album from the quartet of Netherlands guitarists Andy Moor and Terrie Hessels (The Ex) with Chicago free improvising multi-reedist Ken Vandermark and Netherlands drummer/percussionist Paal Nilssen-Love in an album balancing amazing energy with profound introspective moments in thrilling edge-of-your-seat improvisation - excellent!
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $19.95      Listen          

Lean Left: I Forgot To Breathe [VINYL]
(Trost Records)

Vinyl edition of the CD listed above.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $28.95      Listen          

Lencastre, Jose Nau Quartet (Lencastre / Pinheiro / Faustino / Lencastre): Fragments of Always

Portuguese alto saxophonist Jose Lencastre's Nau [ship] Quartet with Joao Lencastre on drums and two thirds of Red Trio -- Rodrigo Pinheiro on piano and Hernani Faustino on bass -- in a lyrical album of collective free improvisation informed by masterful playing that's energetic but never bombastic, a thoroughly enjoyable and thought-provoking album.
     Buy      $14.95      Listen          

Liedwart, Kurt / Andrey Popovskiy / Martin Taxt: Hjem
(Mikroton Recordings)

A live concert at Dom Cultural Center in Moscow, Russia in 2015 from Norwegian tuba player Martin Taxt, Saint Petersburg violinist and object player Andrey Popovskiy, and ppool performer Kurt Liedwart focusing on sinewaves and noise, in an extended lowercase improvisation exploring harmonic and microtonal sounds.
     Buy      $13.95      Listen          

Mayas, Magda / Jim Denley: Tempe Jetz
(Relative Pitch)

A pairing of two innovative players, Berlin-based pianist Magda Mayas and Australian sound and wind artist Jim Denley, Mayas playing inside and out of the piano and Denley on alto sax and bass flute, both providing field recordings adding unexpected elements in a set of extremely balanced recordings that entrance the listener with unlikely and captivating settings.
     Buy      $13.95      Listen          

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

Portuguese violist Ernesto Rodrigues joins with German electronic improviser Has W Koch for an album of interactive acoustics and electronics, where textures from Rodrigues' viola are fed into Koch's electronics to create new and unanticipated transformations, both patiently evolving the textures to reveal sublime minutiae and detail.
     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

Svendsen, Christian Meaas : Avin
(Nakama Records)

Known more for his double bass work, Christian Meaas Svendsen releases a stunningly beautiful album of unusually orchestrated pop songs with an 8-piece band of Nordic improvisers and performers, a dramatic album of tension and release which, despite lyrics in Norwegian, draws all listeners in through inventive and innovative musical structures.
     Buy      $13.95      Listen          

Svendsen, Christian Meaas : Avin [VINYL LP]
(Nakama Records)

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

Thomas, Pat: The Elephant Clock of Al Jazari [VINYL]

Inspired by the automatic water clock invented by Iraq inventor, engineer, and father of robotics, Badi' al-Zaman ibn al-Razzaz al-Jazari built in the 12th century, pianist Pat Thomas recorded these four exceptional improvisations of powerful solo piano with an unusual and inventive twist live at London's Cafe Oto in 2015.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $23.95      Listen          

Tipple (Frode Gjerstad / Kevin Norton / David Watson): Live at Elastic Arts

Tipple, the trio of Frode Gjerstad on alto sax and clarinet, Kevin Norton on percussion, and David Watson on electric guitar, are captured live for an energetic and masterly concert at Elastic Arts, in Chicago, Illinois in 2015, four "Elastic" improvisations of intense interaction, from collective conversation to stunning solo statements; jaw dropping.
Squidco Pick

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Van Hove, Fred / Roger Turner: The Corner
(Relative Pitch)

Pioneering improvising pianist Fred Van Hove at UK's Cafe OTO for the first time, captured in a duo with UK drummer/percussionist Roger Turner, their first recording together, for a night of exceptional improvised interplay, sophisticated and complex playing that is constantly buoyant and charming, an enthralling conversation between two veteran players.
     Buy      $13.95      Listen          



Beins, Burkhard / Lucio Capece / Martin Kuchen / Paul Vogel: Fracture Mechanics
(Mikroton Recordings)

"Fracture Mechanics" is the scientific study of cracks in any material, an apt title from these European experimental innovators--Burkhard Beins, Lucio Capece, Martin Kuchen, and Paul Vogel--pulling back the curtain on process and creating an impressive album crossing acoustic and electronic improv, organized sound, and inexplicable interaction; recommended.
Squidco Pick

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Cilantro (Angelica Castello / Billy Roisz): Borderland
(Mikroton Recordings)

Cilantro is the duo of multi-instrumentalists Angelica Castello on paetzold, ukulele, organ, tapes, & electronics, and Billy Roisz on electric bass, organ, tv, piezzo, computer & electronics, scrutinizing the activity in bordering areas between noise and silence, tenderness and rudeness, beat and drone, inner consciousness and outer awareness, control and freedom.
     Buy      $13.95      Listen          



Parker Woods, Seth: asinglewordisnotenough

Violinist Seth Parker Woods presents four extraordinary compositions, the first for solo cello and voice from Edward Hamel, and then one work each for cello and electronics from Michael Clarke, George Lewis, and Pierre Alexandre Tremblay, each sophisticated, suprising, and beautifully executed pieces taking the cello into unique creative territory.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $13.95      Listen          

Tanaka, Ayumi / Johan Lindvall / Christian Wallumrod: 3 Pianos
(Nakama Records)

This trio joins 3 disparate approaches to composition and improvisation--Japanese improviser Ayumi Tanaka, Oslo composer Johan Lindvall, and ECM artist Christian Wallumrod-developing the engaging material on this album by focusing on elements like tuning, register, intervals and dynamics, for an absorbing album of compatible and concentrative playing.
     Buy      $13.95      Listen          

Tanaka, Ayumi / Johan Lindvall / Christian Wallumrod: 3 Pianos [VINYL LP]
(Nakama Records)

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

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