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SQUIDCO Email Update February 2, 2018

     Squidco & The Squid's Ear
February 2, 2018

"It's always been the push and pull of music
and its beautiful imperfections that have excited me."
—Thomas Dimuzio

Squid Bubbles  Essential Labels

Ambiances Magnetiques
Creative Sources

Sono Sordo

      Creative Artists
• Afrit Nebula (Edwards/Edwards/Harris)
• Delta Saxophone Quartet
• Jean Derome
• Thomas Dimuzio/Alan Courtis
• Dunmall/Schubert/Dessanay/Bashford
• Paul Dunmall/Percy Pursglove/Tony Orrell
• Camille Emaille
• Ensemble SuperMusique
• Bernard Falaise
• Kabas + Luis Vicente + Carlos Godinho
• Kern (Edith Steyer/Matthias Mueller/Yorgos Dimitriadis)
• Klaxon Gueule
• Christian Kobi (solo and with Sugimoto/Ikeda/Ikeda
• Peter Kuhn Trio (Kuhn/Mtol/Hubbard)
• Phillippe Lauzier
• Miller/Martino/Northover
• Musicworks
• Rose/Kellers/Roder
• Schindler/Erel/Tramontana
• Mezei Szilard Trio (Mezei/Malina/Csik)
• Voutchkova/Rodrigues/Rodrigues/Mayas

Squid Bubble

   Jazz & Improvisation

Afrit Nebula (Edwards / Edwards / Harris): Triality

A mix of Afro-Cuban, Middle Eastern, jazz and rock traditions fuel the rich rhythmic and spiritual music of the trio of Elaine Edwards (The Moors) on saxophone and flute, Ken Edwards on bass and voice, and Jamie Harris on percussion and voice, referencing the powerful Arabian mythical demon "Afrit" and the insterstellar clouds of dust that make up a nebula.
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Delta Saxophone Quartet: Bowie, Berlin & Beyond

The UK's Delta Saxophone Quartet of Chris Caldwell, Peter Whyman, Graeme Blevins and Tim Holmes, known for their interpretations of compositional and popular music, take on the music of David Bowie, particularly focused on his Berlin years, and also connected pieces from Brian Eno's ambient output, and Brecht's "Alabama Song" in reference to Bowie's "Baal" album.
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Derome, Jean : Resistances
(Ambiances Magnetiques)

With many participants from Ensemble Musique and the Montreal Musique Actuelle scene, composer and multi-instrumentalist Jean Derome directs an ensemble into the exploration of electricity and "Resistances", blending electronics, turntable, 60 Hz hums and other electronics into an orchestra of improvisers executing his dynamic 16 movement composition.
Squidco Pick

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Dunmall / Schubert / Dessanay / Bashford: Sign Of The Times

With packaging embellished by 5 images of Paul Dunmall's wood engravings, this album catches the saxophonist on soprano, alto and tenor in the company of saxophonist Frank Paul Schubert on soprano and alto, with Sebastiano Dessanay on bass and Jim Bashford on drums, performing live at Lamp Tavern, in Birmingham for an album of intertwining reeds and solid rhythmic support.
Squidco Pick

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Dunmall, Paul / Percy Pursglove / Tony Orrell: Nothing in Stone

Recording at Jazz at the Fringe in Bristol in 2017, saxophonist Paul Dunmall shows his Coltrane influence in three extended improvisation with the trio of long-time collaborator Tony Orrell on drums and percussion, and bassist and trumpeter Percy Pursglove, in a concert that presents masterful playing, impressive creative asides, and insightful soloing.
Squidco Pick

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Emaille, Camille: Bekkos
(Creative Sources)

A student of Christian Dierstein and Fred Frith, French percussionist Camille Emaille, working in both modern compositional and improvised music and influenced by Middle Eastern and Persian approaches, presents an album of solo percussion work selected from eight improvisations recorded in Bromont, Canada, using a diverse and unusual set of percussive instruments.
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Ensemble SuperMusique: Les porteuses d'O
(Ambiances Magnetiques)

Montreal's superb ensemble of improvisers explore the integration of composed music with improvisation, here in 3 graphic scores from from Danielle Palardy Roger, Joane Hetu, and Lisa Cay Miller, allowing individual performers extensive freedom within fixed compositional frameworks leading to extraordinary and unexpected results, captured lived at Amphitheatre du Gesu in 2017.
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Falaise, Bernard : Lezardes et zebrures
(Ambiances Magnetiques)

A wonderfully inventive and enjoyable solo guitar album from Montreal guitarist Bernard Falaise, a member of Miriodor, Klaxon Gueule, les Projectionnistes, Diesel and other groups, here mostly focused on acoustic guitar with open turning fed into effects pedals, alongside pieces for electric guitar, glockenspiel and melodica; magnifique!
Squidco Pick

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Kabas + Luis Vicente + Carlos Godinho: Negen / Live at SMUP [2 CDs]

The Belgian creative improvising quartet Kabas of Jan Daelman on flute, Thijs Troch on piano, Nils Vermeulen on double bass, and Elias Devoldere on drums for a 2-CD release, one album in studio with trumpeter Luis Vicente (Deux Maisons, Chamber 4), and one live at Portugal's SMUP with both Vicente and percussionist Carlos Godinho (Variable Geometry Orchestra).
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Kern (Edith Steyer / Matthias Mueller / Yorgos Dimitriadis): Mittendrin
(Creative Sources)

Kern is the Berlin-based free improvising acoustic trio of clarinetist and saxophonist Edith Styer, trombonist Matthias Muller (Splitter Orchester, Xenon), and drummer Yorgos Dimitriadis (Fabric Trio, Glue), recording in the studio for 10 works of informed dialogs of great restraint and consummate control, from a mix of collective compositions and two from Steyer.
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Kobi, Christian (solo and with Taku Sugimoto / Yoko Ikeda / Wakana Ikeda: Atta! [VINYL]

Four solo saxophone improvisations, two on tenor and two on soprano, using remarkable technique and concentration from Swiss improviser Christian Kobi performing live in Tokyo and Osaka in 2017, plus a live quartet improvisation with flutist Wakana Ikeda, violinist Yoko Ikeda, and guitarist Taku Sugimoto for an open-approached performance of detailed, minimal improv.
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Kuhn, Peter Trio (Kuhn / Mtol / Hubbard): Intention

Clarinetist and bass clarinetist Peter Kuhn defines his "intentions" with his trio of bassist Kyle Matl and drummer Nathan Hubbard, recording in the studio in 2017 for an album of determined, informed and demanding free improvisation, a reflection of Kuhn's life and his direction to create superb modern jazz music with power, release, and inventive joy.
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Miller / Martino / Northover: The Dinner Party

A collective free improvising trio active on the London jazz scene for the last few years, comprised of Kurt Weil interpreter, pianist Vladimir Miller whose first quartet was formed in 1987; double bassist Pierpaolo Martino, who studied with Joelle Leandre and Mark Dresser; and saxophonist Adrian Northover known for The Remote Viewers and London Improvisers Orchestra.
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Rose / Kellers / Roder: New World

Exceptional improvisation with a dark underpinning and masterful technique from the Berlin-based collective trio of Simon Rose on baritone and alto saxophones, Willi Keller on drums, and Jan Roder on double bass, recording in the studio and mixed by Olaf Rupp, for an intense ride through seven recordings with titles like "Human Head" or "That Metal Smell".
Squidco Pick

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Schindler / Erel / Tramontana: SoundEnergyTransformation

Multi-reedist Udo Schindler is captured live at Ars Musica, in Stemmerhof, Munich performing on clarinet, soprano sax, and euphonium in a trio with sound artists Korhan Erel and trombonist Sebastiano Tramontana, a uniquely voiced concert that places intricate reed and brass playing against unusual electronic interactions, balancing energetic and spacious moments.
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Szilard, Mezei Trio (Mezei / Malina / Csik): Cink

Blending Serbian ethnic flavors, rich experience in both improvised and compositional/symphonic music, with inventive and creative free improvisation, viola player Szilard Mezei's leads his trio with double bassist Ervin Malina and drummer Istvan Csik through seven original compositions, two of which were captured live in performance in Novi Sad.
Squidco Pick

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

Sounding almost electric through unique string manipulations and harmonic overtones and inside playing on the piano, the quartet of Ernesto Rordigues on viola, Guilherme Rodrigues on cello, Biliana Voutchkova on violin and pianist Magda Mayas render an eerie and atmospheric examination of trees, the self, blindness, and other obscure topics through cautious and slow-moving improvisation.
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Dimuzio, Thomas / Alan Courtis: Monk Style or Scream [VINYL]

One long-form sound composition each from Argentinian guitarist and sound artist Alan Courtis and San Francisco experimenter Thomas Dimuzio, each developing their track using sound sources provided by the other artist, which they manipulated, layered and morphed into these fascinating side-long works, presented together on green translucent vinyl.
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Klaxon Gueule: Ceci n'est pas [3 CDs]
(Sono Sordo)

Translating to "this is not", the experimental Montreal trio of Michel F. Cote, Alexandre St-Onge and Bernard Falaise have for 20 years experimented in sound, bridging rock, experimental and improvised forms, here in a 3-CD retrospective of studio works from the last 16 years with collaborators Jean Derome, Ellwood Epps, Sam Shalabi, Philippe Lauzier, and Christof Migone.
Squidco Pick

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Lauzier, Phillippe: A Pond in My Living Room

Using layers of bass clarinet in microtonal harmonies and micropolyphonies, Montreal bass clarinetist Philipe Lauzier (Sainct Laurens, Quartetski, Toiture and Not the Music) creates a mesmerizing set of textural and tonal environments, rich and slowly unfolding pieces that hold interest in the intersections of saturated timbre, tone and unforeseen harmony.
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Lauzier, Phillippe: A Pond in My Living Room [VINYL]

Vinyl edition of the CD listed above.
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   Books & Magazines

Musicworks: #129 Winter 2017 [MAGAZINE + CD]

Canada's premiere creative and new music magazine in their 129th issue, Winter 2017/18, with Geronimo Inutiq on the cover, plus articles on University of Victoria's music department, reedist Karen Ng, Hans-Joachim Roedelius, Kamancello, Quasar saxophone quartet, Biophilia, Spool, and an 11-track CD with music from those artists and more.
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The Squid's Ear The Squid's Ear is Squidco's companion online magazine, featuring reviews of Squidco items from independent writers.

 Recent Reviews on The Squid's Ear

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George Cremaschi / Irene Kepl / Petr Vrba: Resonators (Another Timbre)

George Cremaschi / Irene Kepl / Petr Vrba:
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Toshimaru Nakamura & Jun Numata: The First Album (Doubt Music)

Toshimaru Nakamura & Jun Numata:
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(Doubt Music)

Billy Bang: Distinction Without a Difference (Corbett vs. Dempsey)

Billy Bang:
Distinction Without a Difference
(Corbett vs. Dempsey)

 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.


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

(Creative Sources)

Ab Baars & Terrie Ex:
Shifting Sands
(Terp Records)

Ab Baars & Terrie Ex:
Shifting Sands [VINYL]
(Terp Records)

Baker / Glover:
Love, Approximately
(Bad Architect Records)

Robbie Basho:
Live in Forli, Italy 1982

Jonas Cambien / Adrian Myhr:
(Clean Feed)

(Squidco Records)

Thanos Chrysakis :
(Aural Terrains)

Tom Cora:
Live At The Western Front

Satie Variations

Amy Denio:
The Big Embrace

Michael Dessen Trio:
Somewhere In The Upstream
(Clean Feed)

Henry Cow:
Vol. 4 & 5: Trondheim
(Recommended Records)

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

Dominik Karski :
GLIMMER Flute o'clock

Pierre Labbe :
parlures et parjures

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

Lisbon String Trio with Karoline Leblanc:
(Creative Sources)

Igor Lumpert / Innertextures (Ward / Tordini / Grohowski):
(Clean Feed)

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

Nick Mazzarella / Tomeka Reid:

Nick Millevoi's Desertion Trio (w/ Jamie Saft):
Midtown Tilt

Harutaka Mochizuki :
Through The Glass
(Armageddon Nova)

Gard Nilssen's Acoustic Unity :
Live in Europe [VINYL 3 LPs + 3 CDs]
(Clean Feed)

Orquestra Del Tiempo Perdido:

Aishi Oyauchi :
Hidden Though It Is Difficult
(Armageddon Nova)

Ivo Perelman (w/ Matthew Shipp / Andrew Cyrille):
The Art Of Perelman-Shipp Volume 7 Dione

Ivo Perelman (w/ Matthew Shipp / Bobby Kapp):
The Art Of Perelman-Shipp Volume 2 Tarvos

Ivo Perelman (w/ Matthew Shipp / Michael Bisio):
The Art Of Perelman-Shipp Volume 4 Hyperion

Ivo Perelman (w/ Matthew Shipp / William Parker / Whit Dickey):
The Art Of Perelman-Shipp Volume 3 Pandora

Ivo Perelman (w/ Matthew Shipp / William Parker / Whit Dickey):
The Art Of Perelman-Shipp Volume 5 Rhea

Ivo Perelman (w/ Matthew Shipp / William Parker):
The Art Of Perelman-Shipp Volume 1 Titan

Ivo Perelman (w/ Matthew Shipp):
The Art Of Perelman-Shipp Volume 6 Saturn

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

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

Sainct Laurens (Pierre-Yves Martel / Philippe Lauzier):
Volume 2 [VINYL]

Susana Silva Santos :
All The Rivers | Live At Panteao Nacional
(Clean Feed)

Jon Strom Rune Quintet:
(Clean Feed)

Borromean Rings

The Heat Death (Moster / Kuchen / Aleklint / Hyouer, Andersen):
The Glenn Miller Sessions [3 CDs]
(Clean Feed)

Tree Ear (Strinning / Troller / Hemingway):
Witches Butter [VINYL]
(Clean Feed)

Wasteland Jazz Unit:
Attuned To Ruin [CASSETTE]
(Banned Productions)

Ame Zek :
First Bow
(Creative Sources)

Hubert Zemler :
Puppation of Dissonance


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Squidco has been in business as a mail-order store since 2002. In 2010 we moved to Wilmington, NC, giving regional and visiting customers access to our catalog of more than 7,000 items, which includes hundreds of discounted, used, and promotional items not listed on our website. We're open for you to visit by appointment during weekday afternoons, so if you're in the North Carolina coastal region please email us to set up a time to stop by and say hello, we'd love to play some music for you!

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