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SQUIDCO Email Update March 13, 2018

     Squidco & The Squid's Ear
April 13, 2018

"I don't want to know the answers,
if that stops me asking the questions."
—Bill Dixon

Squid Bubbles  Essential Labels

Archive Edition
Bad Architect Records
Creative Sources

Gravity Wave

      Creative Artists
• Animals & Giraffes
  (Greenlief/la Rocco/Leidecker)
• Baker/Glover
• Peter Bruun's All Too Human
• Hong Chulki/Will Guthrie
• Bill Dixon
• Domeniconi/Schlegel/Suter
• Kevin Drumm
• Satoko Fujii
• Kira Kira
• Christophe Monniot & Grand Orchestre du Tricot
• Perelman/Shipp/Cosgrove
• Perelman/Shipp/Hertenstein
• Michael Pisaro
• Michael Pisaro/Reinier van Houdt
• Dave Rempis/Tim Daisy & Guests
• Spectral
  (Dave Rempis/Darren Johnston/Larry Ochs)
• Suspensao
• Toshiya Tsunoda/Taku Unami
• Christian Wolff/Antoine Beuger

Squid Bubble

   Jazz & Improvisation

Animals & Giraffes (Greenlief / la Rocco / Leidecker): Landlocked Beach
(Creative Sources)

A fascinating work of spoken word and free improvisation from writer Claudia La Rocco and the duo of Phillip Greenlief on sax and Wobbly (aka Jon Leidecker) on electronics and live sampling, La Rocco's unexpected text of the mundane and the fantastic repeated, manipulated and mangled, bringing the words in and out of focus as the music and sonic environment.
Squidco Pick

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Bruun's, Peter All Too Human (w/ Tranberg / Ducret / Toldam): Vernacular Avant-garde

Copenhagen drummer Peter Bruun leads a band with guitarist Marc Ducret, trumpeter Kasper Tranberg and synth player Simon Toldam, and upbeat electric free jazz album of powerful intent and compelling compositions performing melodic and insightful compositions, the band well acquainted from work on Ducret's own albums and with Samuel Blaser; recommended.
Squidco Pick

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Dixon, Bill: Odyssey (Solo Works) [6 CD BOX SET]
(Archive Edition)

This 2001 limited 6-CD box set of late trumpeter Bill Dixon's solo work in 5 CDs plus 1 CD of Dixon speaking, including two 32-page booklets containing essays, interviews, & writings, plus reproductions of 13 Dixon paintings, along with 3 inserts; an essential example of Dixon's incredible creative output, the final copies of which were recently discovered and available one last time.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $99.95      Listen          

Domeniconi / Schlegel / Suter : Quince Dreams
(Creative Sources)

Three versatile improvisers with pedigrees including Christian Weber, Christian Wolfarth, Objets Trouves, Big Bold Back Bone, &c, the Swiss trio of Roberto Domeniconi on piano, Jan Schlegel on electric bass, and Sheldon Suter on drums use unusual and extended techniques integrated within free improv in this coproduction with RSI Rete Due Radiotelevision, Switzerland.
     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

Fujii, Satoko: Ninety-Nine Years

Composer-pianist Satoko Fujii's new Orchestra Berlin, a ten-piece ensemble, presents a powerful work written specifically for this group in thought-provoking compositions of and uninhibited energy, with performers including saxophonists Gebhard Ullmann, Paulina Owczarek & Matthias Schubert, trombonist Matthias Muller, bassist Jan Roder, and drummers Peter Orins and Michael Griener.
Squidco Pick

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Kira Kira (Tamura / Spence / Fujii / Takemura): Bright Force

Since 2007 Japanese pianist Satoko Fujii and Australian keyboardist Alister Spence have collaborated on performance and recording in several configurations, including work with Tony Buck, Raymond McDonald, Jim O'Rourke, &c.; this energetic and otherworldly quartet session with trumpeter Natsuki Tamura and drummer Ittetsu Takemura was recored live Knuttel House, in Tokyo, 2017.
     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

Monniot, Christophe & Grand Orchestre du Tricot: Jericho Sinfonia

A unique ensemble performing a long-form composition by French saxophonist Christophe Monniot with the 12-piece Grand Orchestre du Tricot, 12 movements that are punctuated by layered spoken words, a subtle and sophisticated work realized with performers including Roberto Negro, Florian Satche, Quentin Biardeau, Jean-Baptiste Lacou, &c.
     Buy      $16.95      Listen          

Perelman, Ivo / Matthew Shipp / Jeff Cosgrove: Live In Baltimore

A rare live album from Brazilian-born/NY-based saxophonist Ivo Perelman, performing live at An Die Musik in Baltimore in 2017 in a trio with pianist Matthew Shipp and new drummer Jeff Cosgrove, for a single epic improvisation that takes the listener on an adventure from lyrical to energetic free jazz, all three players unhurried and absolutely focused.
Squidco Pick

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Perelman, Ivo / Matthew Shipp / Joe Hertenstein: Scalene

Scalene describes a triangle having sides unequal in length, but there's nothing uneven in the back and forth from the NY trio of tenor saxophonist Ivo Perelman, pianist Matthew Shipp, and new to Perelman & Shipp's many collaborations, drummer Joe Herteinstein, in a 10-part studio recording of energetic spontaneous improvisation with a strong lyrical center.
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Rempis, Dave / Tim Daisy & Guests: Dodecahedron

Marking their 20th anniversary working together, the collaboration between Chicago improvisers, saxophonist Dave Rempis and percussionist Tim Daisy, release their third duo recording, inviting an incredible list of improvisers to perform live with them at Elastic Arts in Chicago in 2017: Jason Adasiewicz, Jim Baker, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Steve Swell, Katie Young, and Aaron Zarzutzki.
Squidco Pick

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Spectral (Dave Rempis / Darren Johnston / Larry Ochs): Empty Castles

Spectral, since 2012 the working horn trio of Dave Rempis on alto & baritone sax, Darren Johnston on trumpet, and Larry Ochs on sopranino & tenor sax, split their time between San Francisco and Chicago, in their 3rd album of spontaneous, complex free improv, here using the setting of Bunker A-168 in Mare Island Shoreline Heritage Preserve, CA, to influence their performance.
Squidco Pick

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Suspensao: Physis
(Creative Sources)

The third album on Creative Sources for this 10-piece ensemble with 5 string players, piano, sax, trombone, electronics and percussion, freely improvising in an extended work themed for the Greek theological, philosophical, and scientific term typically translated as nature or physics, in a rich tapestry of meticulous detail and profoundly subtle communication.
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Chulki, Hong / Will Guthrie: Mosquitoes and Crabs

Recording in Seoul, South Korea at Mullae Arts Village in 2016, the duo of Australian drummer/percussionist Will Guthrie and improvising noise artist Hong Chulki release 8 pieces with concise works under 1 minute to larger improvisations up to 8 minutes, contrasting interesting rhythms with indescribable electronics, found sounds, and unusual environments.
Squidco Pick

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Drumm, Kevin: Inexplicable Hours

Chicago experimenter and improviser Kevin Drumm releases the sequel to his 6-CD boxset "Elapsed Time", using audio generators and various electronic devices to generate beautiful ambient environments and drones that are complemented by field recordings and short spoken sections, a rich work of subtle complexity, dark warmth, and mystery.
     Buy      $13.95      Listen          

Drumm, Kevin: Inexplicable Hours [VINYL @ LPs + CD]

Vinyl + CD edition of the CD listed above.
     Buy      $35.95      Listen          

Pisaro, Michael : Etant Donnes
(Gravity Wave)

An unusual album for American composer Michael Pisaro: six works based almost entirely on samples, punctuating more characteristic work in keeping with his Wandelweiser and EMW work with rhythmic and popular forms, albeit with Pisaro's characteristic inclusions, surprising the listener in an illusionary approach yielding serious electroacoustic compositions.
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Tsunoda, Toshiya / Taku Unami: Wovenland

The liner notes give good detail to each composition from these Japanese sound artists and composers Toshiya Tsunoda and Taku Unami, reworking and transforming field recordings from a diverse set of environmental locations by changing pitch, playback speeds, frequency, amplitude, &., creating 11 compositions, imbuing the mundane with unusual and surprising aural attributes.
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Wolff, Christian / Antoine Beuger: Where Are We Going, Today

Using piano, objects, charango, flute, voice, whistles, and a copy of the Editions Wandelweiser recording of Christian Wolff's "Stones", improvisers and composer Christian Wolff and Antoine Beuger present the two part "Where Are You Going Today", a series of events punctuated by silence and Beuger's brief recitations, creating great tension and mystery.
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Baker / Glover: Love, Approximately
(Bad Architect Records)

Bridging folk traditions with modern aesthetics, the duo of Evan Baker on guitar and Austin Glover on violin, both contributing songs, sing about everyday events, music, and life, the songs having a bluesy and even early Kinks feel at times, made unique through a cappella moments and languid instrumental sections.
     Buy      $9.95      Listen          



Pisaro, Michael / Reinier van Houdt: Shades of Eternal Night
(Gravity Wave)

Largely derived from piano recordings by Netherlands pianist Reinier van Houdt, a member of both the Ensemble MAE and the Ives Ensemble and heard on the Wandelweiser label, expanded by several field recordings recorded by Michael Pisaro in Syros (Greece), creating a work in three pieces of rich environments that contrast peaceful passages with powerful ambiance.
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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.

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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.


Oren Ambarchi:
Grapes From The Estate [VINYL 2 LPs]
(Black Truffle)

Christer Botheen / Vilhelm Bromander:
(Creative Sources)

Eugene Chadbourne / Steve Beresford / Alex Ward:
Pleasures of the Horror [VINYL]
(Bisou Records)

Buck Curran:
Morning Haikus, Afternoon Ragas

Mike Faloon :
The Other Night at Quinn's [BOOK]

Fraqx (Frank Crijns / Jacq Palinckx):
(Creative Sources)

Harald Kimmig / Ernesto Rodrigues / Miguel Mira / Guilherme Rodrigues / Alvaro Rosso / Vasco Trilla:
(Creative Sources)

Joelle Leandre:
Dire du Dire

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

Rodrigues / Rodrigues / de Toni / Trilla:
Synchronous Rotation
(Creative Sources)

Ernesto Rodrigues / Guilherme Rodrigues/ Eduardo Chagas/ Andre Hencleeday/ Carlos Santos :
Spiric Sections
(Creative Sources)

Quentin Rollet / Jean-Marc Foussat / Christian Rollet:
Entree Des Puys De Grele
(Fou Records)

Laura Steenberge :
Harmonica Fables

Thollem / Duroche / Stjames Trio:
Live In Our Time


resposting this message from last week with apologies: we had the wrong link!

New Squidco Search Feature: Artists with Biographies and In Stock Albums

This new Squidco page lists all artists who have active releases in Squidco's catalog, whether as a leader or as a member of a group, and for whom we have collected biographical data. It is not a complete list of artists represented on Squidco, but currently lists more than 2,000 artists. Clicking on an artist name will perform a search in Squidco's inventory, and will result in listing albums that artist is a part of and that are currently in stock.

This is the second version of this Artist List page, so please feel free to contact us if you encounter any problems with this page - Thanks!

Click to see the Artists List Page

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.

 Squidco Workspace

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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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