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SQUIDCO Email Update and Clean Feed/NoBusiness LP Sale December 15, 2017

     Squidco & The Squid's Ear
December 15, 2017

"Sonic liquids are material that is endlessly transformable."
—Charlemagne Palestine

Squid Bubbles  Essential Labels

Blank Forms
Creative Sources
Fie! Records

Marginal Frequency
Sound American / Pleasure of the Text Records
Tour de Bras
      Creative Artists
• Ayler, Albert
• Charles / F Cote / Hautzinger / Lauzier / Normand
• Chrysakis / Liedwart / Torres / Rodrigues
• Joda Clement / Mathieu Ruhlmann
• Die Enttauschung
  (Axel Dorner / Michael Griener / Rudi Mahall / Jan Roder)
• Fraufraulein
• Frode Gjerstad / Paal Nilssen-Love
• Peter Hammill
• Hans Hassler
• Konstrukt / Keiji Haino
• Large Unit
• Magda Mayas / Pierre-Yves Martel / Eric Normand
• Aruan Ortiz
• Charlemagne Palestine
• Pan-Scan Ensemble
• Greg Saunier / Mary Halvorson / Ron Miles
• Irene Schweizer / Joey Baron
• Aki Takase / Paul Ayumi
• Trio Heinz Herbert
  (w/ Dominic Landolt / Ramon Landolt / Mario Haenni)

Squid Bubble

      A Little Holiday Cheer

Mars Williams presents
(with Berman / Lonberg-Holm / Baker / Kessler / Sandstrom / Hunt):

An Ayler Xmas:
The Music of Albert Ayler & Songs of Christmas

(Soul What Records - $14.95)

Chicago saxophonist Mars Williams directs his Albert Ayler tribute band, Witches and Devils, to merge Ayler-esque compositions with Christmas songs, performed by Josh Berman (cornet) Fred Lonberg-Holm (cello), Jim Baker (keys, viola), Kent Kessler (bass), Brian Sandstrom (bass, guitar, trumpet); an unexpected and welcome present for your free jazz festivities!

John Zorn

A Dreamers Christmas

(Tzadik - $14.95)

Zorn's take on Christmas with his Dreamers (Marc Ribot, Kenny Wollesen, Joey Baron, Jamie Saft, Trevor Dunn, Cyro Baptista, plus guest vocalist Mike Patton) performing 7 of Zorn's favorite Christmas songs along with 2 originals.


Squidco Clean Feed/NoBusiness LP 15% Sale

This weekend we're dropping the price by 15% of more than 70 vinyl records from Portugal's Clean Feed label, and Lithuania's NoBusiness label!

Both labels are highly attuned to creative new jazz and improvised music, focusing on work created or recorded in their respective countries, or drawing on some of the finest work from arond the globe. Their vinyl issues are of extremely high quality, complementing the fantastic work of the artists in their catalogs.

Take a good look at these albums, but hurry, because this sale ends Sunday, December 17, 2017 at midnight! *

Click Here to see Sale Items

   Jazz & Improvisation

Ayler, Albert: Bells (White Vinyl 180gm) [VINYL]

Albert Ayler's 1965 ESP album originally released as a 1-sided clear vinyl LP, the single "Bells" song actually an amalgamation of his piece "Holy Ghost" which transitions into "Bells", here augmented with "Vibrations aka (tune Q)2", performed with brother Donald on trumpet, Charles Tyler on alto sax, Lewis Worrell on bass, and Sunny Murray on drums.
     Buy      $24.95      Listen          

Charles, Xavier / Michel F Cote / Franz Hautzinger / Philippe Lauzier / Eric Normand: Torche!
(Tour de Bras)

An exceptional free improvising quintet of Montreal & Quebec improvisers--bassist Eric Normand, drummer Michel F. Cote, and bass clarinetist Philippe Lauzier--with French clarinetist Xavier Charles and German trumpeter Franz Hautzinger, performing live during the 2016 Festival de Musique de Creation, creating fascinating commotion with incredible restraint.
     Buy      $14.95      Listen          

Chrysakis, Thanos / Kurt Liedwart / Nuno Torres / Ernesto Rodrigues : Skiagraphia
(Creative Sources)

Three label leaders come together for an album of free electroacoustic improvisation--Thanos Chrysakis (Aural Terrains); Kurt Liedwart (Mikroton); Ernesto Rodrigues (Creative Sources), with Nuno Torres on sax--for an extended dialog built of exotic and microscopic sound, string aberrations, and reed abnormalities; exceptional.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

Clement, Joda / Mathieu Ruhlmann: Kindred [CASSETTE]
(Marginal Frequency)

A unique cover of Brian Eno's "Taking Tiger Mountain" using synthesizer, field recordings, electromagnetic feedback, treatments, objects, oscillators, shruti box, reel to reel, ukelin, guitar, piano, clarinet, cello and voice, from Joda Clement and Mathieu Ruhlmann joined by Cristian Alvear, Gregory Moskos, Alexandra Spence, Tim Clement, Judith Hamann and A.F. Jones.
     Buy      $8.95      Listen          

Die Enttauschung (Axel Dorner / Michael Griener / Rudi Mahall / Jan Roder): Lavaman

The remarkable European Free Jazz quintet Die Enttauschung, crossing bop forms with modern creative approaches to jazz for over 20 years, takes a new drummer--Michael Griener--and adds trombonist Christof Thewes, to join Rudi Mahall on clarinets, Axel Dorner on trumpet, and Jan Roder on bass, for an exciting and upbeat album of succinct tunes that both revere and abuse jazz history in wonderful ways.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $18.95      Listen          

Fraufraulein: Heavy Objects [CASSETTE]
(Marginal Frequency)

The duo of Brooklyn electronics, field recording, bass guitar and french horn artists Billy Gomberg and Anne Guthrie, using musical and abstract sounds to create something between the concrete textures of field recording and spontaneous composition, presenting restrained yet detailed sound that engages the listener through transition and mystery.
     Buy      $8.95      Listen          

Gjerstad, Frode / Paal Nilssen-Love : Nearby Faraway

The 25 year collaboration of Norwegian free improvisers Frode Gjerstad on saxophones and clarinets and drummer/percussionist Paal Nilssen-Love, starting with Circulasione Totale Orchestra and best experienced in their duo recordings, here in an album dedicated to Frode's close friend and musical colleague, pianist and accordion player Elvin One Pedersen.
     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

Hassler, Hans: Wie Die Zeit Hinter Mir Her

Swiss accordionist Hans Hassler stands above the (small) crowd of improvising accordionist in the breadth of his career, his ability to balance both lyrical, abstract, serious, and humorous aspects in his approach to the instrument, a true original in intent and ability to engage his listeners, in 15 original and diverse compositions recorded in 2017.
     Buy      $18.95      Listen          

Large Unit: Fluku

The 3rd album from Norwegian drummer Paal Nilssen-Love's big band Large Unit, here in a 12-member configuration, adding saxophonist Kristoffer Berre Alberts (Starlite Motel, Cortex) to the band, in an album centered on Nillsen-Love's penned title track "Fluku", and the equally impressive "Playgo", large complex works that showcase the group's collective and individual voices.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

Large Unit: Selected Tracks 2013-2017

An excellent introduction to Norwegian percussionist and composer Paal Nilssen-Love's big band, Large Unit, through tracks showing the breadth of the band's ability in game pieces, ballads, a collaboration with Brazilian percussionists, live recordings from their 2015 North American tour and at Moers festival in Germany, and their first concert at Molde Jazzfestival in 2013.
     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

Mayas, Magda / Pierre-Yves Martel / Eric Normand: Boule-spiel
(Tour de Bras)

Quebec improvisers Pierre-Yves Martel on Viola da Gamba, objects, and feedback, Eric Normand on electric bass and snare drum, are joined by Berlin pianist Magda Mayas for two extended works of free improvisation, manipulating and contorting strings with an electroacoustic edge, dark ruminations of exquisite detail, patience, and adroit interaction.
     Buy      $14.95      Listen          

Ortiz, Aruan : Cub(an)ism

Cuban pianist Aruan Ortiz explores a range of musical idioms and styles, drawing on experiences from many phases of Ortiz' life in Cuba, Spain, France and the US, exploring cubist principles, faceting, and multiple perspectives with folkloric elements, as he presents 10 original compositions of passionate and playful music, performed with virtuosic skill.
     Buy      $18.95      Listen          

Pan-Scan Ensemble: Air And Light And Time And Space

"Pan-Scan" refers to pan-Scandinavian, and the nine players on this thrilling and joyful recordings are all of that origin, performing live at Blow Out in Mir, Oslo, Norway in 2016, including both Lotte Anker and Ann Hogberg on sax, Thomas Johansson, Emil Stranberg and Goran Kajfes on trumpet, Sten Sandell on piano, and Paal Nilssen-Love and Stale Liavik on drums.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

Saunier, Greg / Mary Halvorson / Ron Miles: New American Songbooks, Volume 1 [VINYL]
(Sound American/Pleasure of the Text Records)

Two essential Downtown New York improvisers--guitarist Mary Halvorson and trumpeter Ron Miles--are joined by drummer Greg Saunier of Deerhoof in response to Nate Wooley's request that the three expand the American Songbook, creating astounding instrumental versions of music by Fiona Apple, Elliott Smith, The Partridge Family, John Williams, James P. Johnson, &c.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $14.95          

Schweizer, Irene / Joey Baron : Live!

Two generations and two monumental masters of free improvisation from Europe and New York joined together at the unerhort!-Festival Rote Fabrik Zurich in 2015 to unleash this technically awesome and ebullient duo in a fantastic concert of dynamic power, lyrical insight, intense rhythmic support and counterpoint, and profound musical ideas; incredible!
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $18.95      Listen          

Takase, Aki / Paul Ayumi : Hotel Zauberberg

Pianist Aki Takase and violinist Ayumi Paul's 1st collaboration is an 18 movement suite for violin and piano blending composition and improvisation, with 11 movements from Takase and 5 written with Paul, plus Mozart's "K. 1 minuet in G major" and the Preludio movement from Bach's solo violin partita in E major; an absorbing set of recordings inspired by the writings of Thomas Mann.
     Buy      $18.95      Listen          

Trio Heinz Herbert (w/ Dominic Landolt / Ramon Landolt / Mario Haenni): The Willisau Concert (Live)

Textural improv of improbable grooves and tones driven by intense periods of interaction balanced with spatial sonic environments; adventurous and exuberant dialog caught live at the Jazzfestival Willisau, in Switzerland, 2016 from the trio of Dominic Landolt on guitar, Ramon Landolt on Hammond organ, synthesizer & samples and Mario Haenni on drums.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $18.95      Listen          



Hammill, Peter: From The Trees
(Fie! Records)

Peter Hammill continues his immense solo career, intricately linked to his work with Van Der Graaf Generator, but more focused in intelligent lyrics, profound vocal layering, and fluid song structures, a unique voice who for more than 35 studio albums has developed an approach to songwriting and intellectual observation of subtle sophistication and detail.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $14.95      Listen          

Konstrukt / Keiji Haino: A Philosophy Warping, Little By Little That Way Lies A Quagmire [VINYL]

The Konstrukt free improvising band from Turkey, known for their collaborations with master musicians of a wide spectrum of approaches, joins forces with improvising Japanese psych guitarist, vocalist and sound artist Keiji Haino for two 3-part works of swirling sax, synth, sound and guitars, startling vocals, and hallucinatory rhythms.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $20.95      Listen          



Palestine, Charlemagne: STTT THOMASSS '''''''DINGGGDONGGGDINGGGzzzzzzz ferrrr TONYYY'''''''' [CASSETTE]
(Blank Forms)

In memory of the late polymath avant-garde artist Tony Conrad (1940-2016), longtime friend and coconspirator Charlemagne Palestine returned to the site of their first encounter for a tribute performance on what would have been Conrad's 77th birthday, performing on the bells at St Thomas's Church, in New York City for a rich album of ritualistic ringing and tones.
     Buy      $12.95          

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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.


Adachi / Buck / Frangenheim / Gratkowski:
(Creative Sources)

Elio Amberg / Christoph Baumann:
Life In A Pond
(Creative Sources)

Miguel Angelo :
I Think I'm Going To Eat Dessert
(Creative Sources)

(Creative Sources)

Albert Beger / Shay Hazan:
Black Minah|
(Creative Sources)

Jim Black:

Borderlands Trio (Stephan Crump / Kris Davis / Eric McPherson):

(Banned Productions)

Thanos Chrysakis / Ernesto Rodrigues / Guilherme Rodrigues / Miguel Mira / Abdul Moimeme:
(Creative Sources)

Chris Cochrane / Stuart Popejoy:
Geologic Popejoy
(Infrequent Seams Records)

Connie Converse (Anderson / Patton / Halvorson & Pavone / Haden / Kang / Wainwright / Elysian Fields / Tweedy / Amidon / ...):
Vanity Of Vanities - A Tribute To Connie Converse

Duthoit / Frangenheim / Turner:
Light Air Still Gets Dark
(Creative Sources)

Isabelle Duthoit / Alexander Frangenheim / Roger Turner :
(Creative Sources)

Camille Emaille :
(Creative Sources)

Ensemble MIA :
Live 2016
(Creative Sources)

Alexander Frangenheim / Nikolaus Neuser / Richard Scott:
(Creative Sources)

Frank Gratkowski / Udo Schindler:
Sounding Dialectics
(Creative Sources)

Barry Guy:
The Blue Shroud

Alexander Hawkins / Elaine Mitchener Quartet (w / Neil Charles / Stephen Davis) :

Hybrid Ear (Schacher / Unternahrer / Arrizabalaga):
(Creative Sources)

Kern (Edith Steyer / Matthias Mueller / Yorgos Dimitriadis):
(Creative Sources)

Jose Lencastre / Jorge Nuno / Pedro Santo :
(Creative Sources)

Lisbon String Trio with Blaise Siwula :
K'ampokol Che K'aay
(Creative Sources)

Lisbon String Trio with Carlo Mascolo :
(Creative Sources)

Lisbon String Trio with Karoline Leblanc:
(Creative Sources)

Michael Lytle / Denman Maroney / Stephen Flinn:
(Creative Sources)

(Creative Sources)

Davide Piersanti / Hui-Chun Lin / Sergio Castrillon / Ulf Mengersen / Klaus Kurvers:
(Creative Sources)

Tom Rainey Obbligato:
Float Upstream

Tom Rainey Trio (w/ Laubrock / Halvorson):
Hotel Grief

Ernesto Rodrigues / Nuno Torres / Carlos Santos / Stale Liavik Solberg :
(Creative Sources)

Schindler / Muller / Geisse:
Quiet Notes and The Fascination of What's Complex [2 CDs]
(Creative Sources)

Udo Schindler / Ingrid Schmoliner:
(Creative Sources)

Ariel Shibolet / Axel Dorner:
(Creative Sources)

Edward Sol / Alpha Crucis:
Excessive Weight
(Banned Productions)

String Theory:
(Creative Sources)

Natsuki Tamura / Alexander Frangenheim:
(Creative Sources)

Trio 3 (Lake / Workman / Cyrille):
Visiting Texture

Sylvain Van Iniitu / Thomas Coquelet / Quentin Conrate:
Maneries Ramonandi Fournellos
(Creative Sources)

Variable Geometry Orchestra:
Maat Mons
(Creative Sources)

VCA (Vilanova / Castrillon / Andean):
(Creative Sources)

Voutchkova / Rodrigues / Rodrigues / Mayas:
The Afterlife of Trees
(Creative Sources)

Wasteland Jazz Unit:
Attuned To Ruin
(Banned Productions)

Jason Zeh :
A Series Of Objects
(Banned Productions)

Ame Zek :
First Bow
(Creative Sources)

Squidco Gift Certificates

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Squidco's Free Shipping

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

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

In stock items only, orders 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. US orders will ship via USPS Media Mail with tracking. 1st Class and other shipping rates are unaffected by this offer.

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