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SQUIDCO Email Update May 31, 2018

     Squidco & The Squid's Ear
May 30, 2018

"Go and learn everything you can learn.
Get inside all the musics that are out there that you're interested in
and develop a relationship with them."
—Joe Fonda

Squid Bubbles  Essential Labels

Clean Feed
Fou Records
Intangible Arts
Long Song Records

Moving Furniture
Opax Records / Elliptical Noise
Relative Pitch
Tartarus Records

      Creative Artists
• Chrome Hill
• DNMF (Machinefabriek + Dead Neanderthals)
• Marty Ehrlich
• Flamingo (Heenan/Melbye/Windfeld/Carroll)
• Fujii/Fonda/Mimmo
• Chester Hawkins
• Chester Hawkins
• Kirk Knuffke/Ben Goldberg
• Lana Trio w/ Sofia Jernberg
• Bao Luo/Jean-Marc Foussat
• My Cat Is An Alien
• Roberto Opalio
• Tomeka Reid/Kyoko Kitamura/Taylor Ho Bynum/Joe Morris
• Stephanie Richards
• Quentin Rollet/Jean-Marc Foussat/Christian Rollet
• Tatakai Trio (Kuchen/Lindsjo/Strid)
• This Is It! (Satoko Fujii/Natsuki Tamura/Takashi Itani)
• Rafael Toral/Hugo Antunes/Joao Pais Filipe/Ricardo Webbens

Squid Bubble

   Jazz & Improvisation

Chrome Hill: The Explorer
(Clean Feed)

The Norwegian quartet formerly known as "Damp" with baritone guitarist Asbjorn Lerheim, tenor saxophonist Atle Nymo, drummer Torstein Lofthus, and double bassist Roger Arntzen, blend expressive forms of jazz with blues and rock in an expansive and rich set of tunes that both pay homage and look to new and inclusive formations of emotional and effusive music.
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Ehrlich, Marty: Trio Exaltation
(Clean Feed)

With a history of playing together in the Andrew Hill Sextet, Marty Ehrlich immediately chose bassist John Hebert and drummer Nasheet Waits to join Ehrlich in his new trio endeavor, the multi-wind & reed player on alto sax, clarinet, bass clarinet and wooden flutes as they perform 9 lyrical and sophisticated Ehrlich compositions, plus one by Andrew Hill.
Squidco Pick

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Flamingo (Chris Heenan / Adam Pultz Melbye / Christian Windfeld / Roy Carroll): Loud
(Relative Pitch)

This Berlin-based collaboration with sound engineer Roy Carroll performing on electronics features the trio of Chris Heenan on contrabass clarinet, Adam Pultz Melbye on double bass, and Christian Windfeld on snare drum, percussion & objects, using a reductionist approach to deep sonic improvisation of mysterious origins, in an extended journey of sound.
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Fujii / Fonda / Mimmo: Triad
(Long Song Records)

An album recorded on the 59th birthday of pianist-composer Satoko Fujii, the second recorded with bassist Joe Fonda on the Long Song imprint, this time in a trio with soprano saxophonist Gianni Mimmo, the focus of the album the 42 minute monumental improvisation "Birthday Girl", a sophisticated and engaging dialog of lyrical playing and great beauty.
Squidco Pick

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Knuffke, Kirk / Ben Goldberg: Uncompahgre
(Relative Pitch)

Two extraordinary players from two coasts--clarinetist Ben Goldberg from the West and cornetist Kirk Knuffke from the East--in an exuberant duo of lyrical and virtuosic free jazz that astonishes the listener with the ease of their interactions in both parallel and contrasting lines, supporting the other as they express themselves uniquely; an impressive achievement!
Squidco Pick

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Lana Trio w/ Sofia Jernberg: Lana Trio w/ Sofia Jernberg
(Clean Feed)

The Norwegian experimental collective improvising group of Henrik Munkeby Norstebo on trombone, Kjetil Jerve on piano, and Andreas Wildhagen on drums & percussion are the core trio here, presenting their third release by adding free improvising vocalist Sofia Jernberg, bringing a sense of unpredictability to a finely controlled chaos of technical mastery.
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Luo, Bao / Jean-Marc Foussat: Surface Calme
(Fou Records)

A 5-part work of improvisations on keyboards, voice, guzheng and flute from French improviser Jean-Marc Foussat and Bao Luo (Beijing Talking), a mysterious album of nocturnal sounds, grand expressions, furtive language, and rich textures and timbres, as Bao Luo provides a guiding voice in song and speach to their beguiling dialog; an exotic and expressive album.
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My Cat Is An Alien: The Sky With Broken Arms
(Opax Records / Elliptical Noise)

The long-running Italian improvising duo of brothers Maurizio Opalio and Roberto Opalio, celebrating their 20th anniversary in this album using electric guitar, effects, loops, keyboards, and wordless vocalizations to create this hauntingly beautiful extended composition, an hallucinatory mediation with a repeating motif over which an interstellar tapestry of sound emerges.
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Opalio, Roberto : Once You'll Touch The Sky You Will Never Return To Dust
(Opax Records / Elliptical Noise)

Half of the Italian improvising duo My Cat Is an Alien, Roberto Opalio uses prepared mini-keyboard, handmade shortwave receiver, alientronics, and vocalizations to create this improvised prelude and statement, a shifting work that draws the listener into mesmerizing sonic environments of alien origin and transports them deceptively between ringing and textured vistas.
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Reid, Tomeka / Kyoko Kitamura / Taylor Ho Bynum / Joe Morris: Geometry of Caves
(Relative Pitch)

Bringing New York and Chicago performers together, the quartet of cellist Tomeka Reid, guitarist Joe Morris, cornetist Taylor Ho Bynum and free vocalist Kyoko Kitamura present an album of expressive and creative collective improvisation, bridging chamber forms and free jazz with a captivatingly eccentric appeal from Kitamura's wordless vocalese.
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Richards, Stephanie : Full Moon
(Relative Pitch)

An extremely interesting experimental record of free improvisation and electronics from the duo of Dino J.A. Deane and trumpeter Stephanie Richards, whose work with Henry Threadgill and Butch Morris is felt in these pieces where Richards explores resonance in brass and percussion as Deane samples and manipulates her playing live; an inventive and effusive album.
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Rollet, Quentin / Jean-Marc Foussat / Christian Rollet: Entree Des Puys De Grele
(Fou Records)

The french electroacoustic improvising trio of synth player and engineer Jean-Marc Foussat (Fou Records) with the father/son pair of saxophonist Quentin Rollet (Workshop De Lyon) and drummer/percussionist Christian Rollet (Rectangle Records, Bisou), in a rich, intensifying and often enthusiastically exploding set of extended and masterful improvisations.
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Tatakai Trio (Kuchen / Lindsjo / Strid): HappI
(Relative Pitch)

A trio of well-versed Swedish free improvisers--Martin Kuchen on soprano & sopranino saxophones, Raymond Strid on drums, and Anders Lijndsjo on guitar--in 8 studio improvisations of unusual and highly rhythmic and upbeat interplay, titled with happy adjectives, an apt description of the joy these three find in unconventional approaches to improvisation.
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This Is It! (Satoko Fujii / Natsuki Tamura / Takashi Itani): 1538

Part of pianist Satoko Fujii's "Kanreki" (60th Birthday) tour and monthly album release, the "This Is It!" Trio with trumpeter Natsuki Tamura and drummer/percussionist Takashi Itani is heard at Koendori Classics, in Tokyo, Japan, in January 2018, for an incredible album of Fujii's compositions that include quirky asides in coherent and effusive playing.
Squidco Pick

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DNMF (Machinefabriek + Dead Neanderthals): Smelter [CASSETTE]
(Tartarus Records)

The DNMF collaboration of Netherland's sonic experimenter Machinefabriek (Rutger Zuydervelt) and the Dead Neanderthals duo of saxophonist Otto Kokke and drummer Rene Aquarius, in their second album of heavy, droning style, reveling in a resonant, high-volume, long-form work of hypnotic sound merging metal, drone and dark ambience.
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DNMF (Machinefabriek + Dead Neanderthals): Smelter [CD]
(Moving Furniture)

CD edition of the cassette listed above.
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DNMF (Machinefabriek + Dead Neanderthals): Smelter [VINYL]
(Moving Furniture)

Vinyl edition of the cassette listed above.
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Hawkins, Chester: Magnetisk Nord
(Intangible Arts)

Chester Hawkins' curiosity for Denmark resulted in his renting an apartment in central Kobenhavn, bringing along his electronically modified lapsteel guitar, wind and reed instruments, tabletop noise-boxes, mobile synthesizer apps and a shortwave radio, which he joined with field recordings from the capital region, creating this magnificent loveletter to Denmark.
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Toral, Rafael / Hugo Antunes / Joao Pais Filipe / Ricardo Webbens: Space Quartet
(Clean Feed)

Composer, engineer and electronic artist Rafael Toral has completed his Space Program series and now launches his "Space Quartet" with double bassist Hugo Antunes, drummer/percussionist Joao Pais Filipe, synth player Ricardo Webbens, and Toral himself on modular feedback, blending solid acoustic rhythms with interstellar and abstract sound; singular.
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Hawkins, Chester: Natural Causes - Original Music For Pale Trees, A Film By Tim Ashby [VINYL]
(Intangible Arts)

Washington, DC based electronic experimenter Chester Hawkins (Blue Sausage Infant) was commissioned by director Tim Ashby to compose this work for the soundtrack to his feature-length film "Pale Trees", Hawkin's music illustrating the film's gradient of psychological colors from darkness, rage, and vengeance through a mix of kosmische drone in a Tangerine Dream vein.
Squidco Pick

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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.


Angles 3:
(Clean Feed)

Karl Berger:
In A Moment - Music For Piano And Strings

Bondi / Martel / Schiller:
(Another Timbre)

John Cage :
(Another Timbre)

Lynn Cassiers :
Imaginary Band
(Clean Feed)

Ceramic Dog (Ribot / Ches Smith / Shahzad Ismaily):
Y R U Still Here?
(Northern Spy)

Ceramic Dog (Ribot / Ches Smith / Shahzad Ismaily):
Y R U Still Here? [VINYL]
(Northern Spy)

Eugene Chadbourne :
Fuck Chuck

Eugene Chadbourne :
Lets Get Weird But Comfortable

Scott Clark:
(Clean Feed)

Fake Humans:

Fujii / Fonda / Mimmo:
(Long Song Records)

Magnus Granberg :
Es Schwindelt Mir, Es Brennt Mein Eingweide
(Another Timbre)

Mary Halvorson :
Code Girl [VINYL]
(Firehouse 12 Records)

Dave Holland Feat. Evan Parker / Craig Taborn / Ches Smith:
Uncharted Territories [2 CDs]
(Dare2 Records)

Honest John w/ Ab Baars :
(Clean Feed)

Jason Kahn :
Space Text Sound [BOOK]

Jason Kahn :
Voice and Sky [BOOK + CD]

Lee Okkyung:
Cheol-Kkot-Sae (Steel.Flower.Bird)

Chris Pitsiokos / CP Unit:
Silver Bullet In The Autumn Of Your Years
(Clean Feed)

Ernesto Rodrigues / Eduardo Chagas:
Holes and Cracks
(Creative Sources)

Ernesto Rodrigues / Guilherme Rodrigues / Andrew Lafkas / Bryan Eubanks:
0 Minutes And 0 Seconds
(Creative Sources)


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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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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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