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SQUIDCO Email Update + 2018 Rewind Sale, January 4, 2019

     Squidco & The Squid's Ear
January 4, 2019
"Beautiful melodies and harmonies
come about as the result of chance procedures
Just as often as chaos does."
—Eugene Chadbourne

Squid Bubbles  Creative Artists

• Anthony Braxton (w/ Taylor Ho Bynum / Bob Bresnan)
• Carter/Holmes/Putman/Greene/Ughi
• Eugene Chadbourne Contemporary Rock Band
• Antoine Chessex
• Peter Evans/Weasel Walter
• Michael Foster/Michael Zerang/Katherine Young
• Satoko Fujii Orchestra Tokyo
• The Gate (Peck/Blancarte/Osborne)
• Jean-Luc Guionnet/Thomas Tilly
• Joe Moffett
• Ikue Mori/Christian Ronn
• Musicworks
• Akio Suzuki/Aki Onda
• Tiger Hatchery
• Timespine (Sa /Kilma/Trips)
• Vertrek Ensemble

      Essential Labels

Fragment Factory
Relative Pitch

Resipiscent Records
Volatile Records

Squid Bubble


Squidco 2017 20% Sale

Rewind to the first half of 2018, and take a second look at more than 170 recent titles added to our catalog from January through June of 2018, that are being offered at 20% off their regular retail price! The list of releases and items come from all categories in our catalog: jazz, free improv, rock, compositional, inexplicable, &c. and were included in our catalog because of their interest to our customers and their inclusion on some of the planet's most interesting labels. But hurry, these prices end on Sunday, January 6, 2019!

See All Sale Items

20% Discount ends Sunday, January 6, 2019 at 23:59 EST (GMT-4). Prices shown are discounted price. 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

Braxton, Anthony (w/ Taylor Ho Bynum / Bob Bresnan): Eight Improvisations (Trio) 2014 [2 CDS]

Eight improvisations over two CDs from Anthony Braxton's trio with frequent collaborator Taylor Ho Bynum on cornet, flugelhorn and bass trumpet, and Bob Bresnan on piano, Braxton performing on sopranino, soprano, alto and baritone saxes, as the trio twists bop and free/experimental jazz in insightful and quick-witted way, a sublime addition to Braxton's catalog.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $19.95      Listen          

Carter, Daniel / Patrick Holmes / Matthew Putman / Hilliard Greene / Federico Ughi: Telepatia Liquida [VINYL + DOWNLOAD CODE]

Recorded on the last night of 577's Forward Festival 2017 in Brooklyn, the quintet of Daniel Carter (reeds & trumpet), Patrick Holmes (clarinet), Matthew Putman (piano), Hilliard Greene (bass) and Federico Ughi (drums) take their audience on three remarkable journeys of almost chamber-oriented collective free jazz, adventurous and not-to-be-missed examples of modern jazz.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $23.95      Listen          

Carter, Daniel / Patrick Holmes / Matthew Putman / Hilliard Greene / Federico Ughi: Telepatia Liquida [CD + DOWNLOAD CODE]

CD edition of the vinyl LP listed above.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $12.95      Listen          

Evans, Peter / Weasel Walter: Poisonous

"Poisonous" is an auditory hallucination created with simple tools--acoustic trumpet and drums--from NY free improvisers Peter Evans and Weasel Walter, presenting seven pieces of forceful, modern abstraction, blurring the lines between composition and improvisation in a display of impeccable technical skill, mindboggling energy, and wonderfully twisted inspiration.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $13.95      Listen          

Foster, Michael / Michael Zerang / Katherine Young: Bind the Hand(s) That Feed
(Relative Pitch)

Captured at Elastic in Chicago, the free improvising trio of Katherine Young on bassoon & electronics, Michael Zerang on percussion, and Michael Foster on soprano & tenor saxophones, use contrasting timbres and techniques throug wind instruments, percussion and electronics to create unusual and captivating dialog, evolving with great composure, a sense of wonder, and mastery.
     Buy      $13.95      Listen          

Fujii, Satoko Orchestra Tokyo: Kikoeru, Tribute to Masaya Kimura

Completing a year of monthly albums for pianist Satoko Fujii's "kanreki", or 60th birthday, is this impressive and cathartic album written for Fujii's Orchestra Tokyo as a tribute to late tenor saxophonist and 10 year orchestra member Masaya Kimura, with four compositions from Fujii and two from trumpeter Natsuki Tamura, in an album of both profound testimonly and celebratory release.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

Gate, The (Peck / Blancarte / Osborne): Live! [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD CODE]

The NY based, long-running trio The Gate led by Dan Peck on tuba and effects, with double bassist Tom Blancarte and drummer Brian Osborne, in a cassette culled from live concerts in Hannover and Brussels while on a European tour in November of 2015, "a brutally unfiltered representation of The Gate's special brand of spontaneous composition."
     Buy      $7.95      Listen          

Moffett, Joe : More Of It And Closer [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD CODE]

New York trumpeter Joe Moffett (Earth Tongues) in a solo album of absolutely impressive technique and intensely personal playing, at times using amplifiers and computer applications to generate unique sonic environments for the horn or playing beautifully lyrical tone, timbres, grunts and spits; an album of profound, introspective inner dialog.
     Buy      $7.95      Listen          

Tiger Hatchery : Breathing In The Walls

Raucous and determined free jazz from Chicago's power-jazz trio Tiger Hatchery of Michael Forbes on saxophones, Andrew Scott Young on basses, and Ben Billington on drums, in their fifth album blending noise-rock and intelligent aggression with traditionally unorthodox approaches, keeping their pieces short and stinging as they find order in controlled cacophony.
     Buy      $13.95      Listen          

Tiger Hatchery : Breathing In The Walls [VINYL]

Vinyl edition of the CD listed above.
     Buy      $26.95      Listen          

Timespine (Sa / Kilma / Trips): Urban Season

Resonant and upbeat exploratory free improvisation in the 2nd album from the Portuguese trio of Dead Combo guitarist Tó Trips, and String Theory members, Adrian Sá on zither, field recordings & reactive software and John Klima on electric fretless bass, in beautifully rambling melodic work with unusual sonic environments and asides, an appealing and absorbing album.
     Buy      $14.95      Listen          

Vertrek Ensemble : Another Idea Of North
(Volatile Records)

The Edmonton, Alberta, Canada Vertrek Ensemble of Vadim Budman on guitars and trumpet and Ron de Jong on percussion, in their first album, collecting solos, duos, and trios with guests Mark Kelly on banjo and Ian Birse on guitar & effects, predating their albums with legendary improvisers Derek Bailey and Euguene Chadbourne.
     Buy      $7.95      Listen          



Chessex, Antoine: Subjectivation [VINYL]
(Fragment Factory)

Using material from solo live performances in San Francisco, Berlin, Zurich and London between 2010 and 2015, composer and sound artist Antoine Chessex developed the two compositions of this album, extracting his electroacoustic altered saxophone work and developing them into larger works that bridge extreme and psychoacoustics approaches with great sonic depth.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $19.95      Listen          

Guionnet, Jean-Luc / Thomas Tilly: Stones, Air, Axioms / Delme [VINYL 2 LPs]
(Fragment Factory)

The 3rd phase of French sound artists Jean-Luc Guionnet & Thomas Tilly's art and research project, recorded at the Center for Contemporary Art at La Synagogue de Delme and joined by percussionist Will Guthrie, bagpiper Claude Grandjean, and violist Cyprien Busolini, creating a remarkably diverse installation of audio frequencies, voices, instrumental sections, rhythms and silence.
     Buy      $29.95      Listen          

Mori, Ikue / Christian Ronn: Chordis et Machina [VINYL + DOWNLOAD]
(Resipiscent Records)

A sublime album contrasting the physical acoustics of upright, grand and prepared pianos with elusively slippery electronics, plus some Buchla and Serge synthesizer additions, as New York electroacoustic improviser Ikue Mori and Danish experimenter Christian Ronn meet at the Elektron Musik Studion (EMS) in Stockholm to record this wonderfully hallucinatory album.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $19.95      Listen          

Suzuki, Akio / Aki Onda: Ke I Te Ki

"Ke I Te Ki" signifies the sound of an alarm, as frequent collaborators Akio Suzuki and Aki Onda push themselves in a live multi-track recording at the NY Emily Harvey Foundation (former home of Fluxus founder George Maciunas), using field recordings, objects, layers of melody and rhythm, sustained drones, and diverse textures and timbres to create these absorbing recordings.
     Buy      $19.95      Listen          



Chadbourne, Eugene Contemporary Rock Band: Eugene's Treat Area

Eugene Chadbourne's Contemporary Rock Band is a trio with bassist Jair-Rohm Parker Wells of Machine Gun fame, electronic harmonica master Steven De Bruyn of El Fish and The Rhythm Junks, and Doc Chad himself on electric & acoustic guitars, banjo and voice, in a well-recorded studio album of covers that range from rock, pop, psych, experimental, blues, and a unique cover of "Monk's Dream".
     Buy      $12.95      Listen          

Chadbourne, Eugene Contemporary Rock Band: Sounds Of The Now Generation

Doc Chad took his Contemporary Rock Band, here as a quintet with Schroeder on drums, Fisten Titus Waldenfels on fiddle, Jan Fitsen on bass, and Marcello Del Bosco on drums, on a tour of Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Slovenia, Bulgaria, here presenting the best of the tour with recordings of Pink Floyd, Jimi Hendrix, plus a solo piece recorded on a vintage acoustic guitar.
     Buy      $12.95      Listen          

Chadbourne, Eugene: Country All The Way

A mix of songs and instrumentals, with 11 country classic covers, recorded in the studio and on tour from 2017-2018 in Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Slovenia, and Bulgaria, and the UK including one track from Cafe Oto, in the company of Titus Waldenfels (guitar), Thilo Kuhn (keys), Schroeder (drums), Gary Cherwonka (pedal steel) and Steven De Bruyn (harmonica).
     Buy      $12.95      Listen          


   Books & Magazines

Musicworks: #132 Fall 2018 [MAGAZINE + CD]

The final issue of the premier Canadian new music magazine Musicworks' 40th anniversary year, with Darcy Spidle on the cover, plus articles on Luke Nickel, Lina Allemano, Andre Cormier, Joseph Shabason, Thanya Iyer, the Ociciwan Contemporary Art Collective, plus a 9 track CD with music from Darcy Spidle, Shabason, Iyer, Luke Nickel & Heather Roche, &c. &c.
     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

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Sandy Ewen / Weasel Walter:

Michael Foster / Steve Swell / Brandon Lopez / Weasel Walter:
Throes are the Only Problem

The Gate (Peck / Blancarte / Osborne):
Island Virus

Judson Hurd:
Trouble Will Cause (A True Crime Documentary)
(Bad Architect Records)

Weasel Walter :


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