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SQUIDCO Email Update January 25, 2019

     Squidco & The Squid's Ear
January 25, 2019

"No harmony.
No melody.
No rhythm.
No bullshit."
—Phill Niblock

Squid Bubbles  Creative Artists

• Cyril Bondi & d'incise
• Ian Brighton
• John Cage/Guy Vandromme
• Lisa Cameron/Sandy Ewen
• Thanos Chrysakis/Sue Lynch/James O'Sullivan/Joe Wright
• DeDionyso/Meek/Rico
• Morgan Evans-Weiler/Michael Pisaro
• Ferran Fages
• Lori Freedman
• Gerrit Hatcher
• Francois Houle/Alexander Hawkins/Harris Eisenstadt
• Machinefabriek
• Phill Niblock
• Ivo Perelman/Matthew Shipp
• Quatuor Bozzini
• Ernesto Rodrigues/Silva/Curado/Parrinha/Almeida/Santos/Valinho
• Wadada Leo Smith
• Mark Taylor R.
• Viola Torros: Catherine Lamb & Johnny Chang

Squid Bubbles  Essential Labels

Another Timbre
Astral Spirits
Aural Terrains
Collection QB
Creative Sources
Edition Wandelweiser

Important Records

   Jazz & Improvisation

Brighton, Ian: Marsh Gas [REISSUE]

Reissuing the 1977 album from UK guitarist Ian Brighton, written as an instrumental story for children, apparently very sophisticated children, in a mix of composed and freely improvised passages, using non-idiomatic approaches with unusual and extended techniques, open atmospheric passages and strange transitions, a peculiar and wonderful album of imaginative playing.
Squidco Pick

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Cameron, Lisa / Sandy Ewen: See Creatures [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]
(Astral Spirits)

Essentially two guitarists with some very unusual outboard equipment and an odd oceanic attitude, as West Coast/NY transplant guitarist Sandy Ewens meets Austin, TX lap steel guitarist Lisa Cameron, both using objects, percussion and feedback to create a remarkably diverse set of deep sea and nautical sounds, a semblance of sailing on a very temperamental vessel.
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Chrysakis, Thanos / Sue Lynch / James O'Sullivan / Joe Wright : Iridescent Strand
(Aural Terrains)

Very much in an AMM mold of electroacoustic improvisation, this album of intense cooperation and sonic depth presents five sections numbered by Roman numerals, performed in the studio by the adept and investigative quintet of Thanos Chrysakis on computer & synthesizers, Sue Lynch on reeds, James O'Sullivan on guitar, and Joe Wright on sax & dynamic feedback system.
Squidco Pick

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DeDionyso / Meek / Rico: From The Land of the Wicked King [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]
(Astral Spirits)

A joint release between Noel Meek's New Zealand label Called God In The Music and Astral Spirits, the trio of Meek himself on electronics, Arrington de Dionyso on saxophone and Rodrigo Rico on drums are caught live at Gallery 1412 in Seattle, WA in 2017 for a freely improvised album of controlled chaos among intensely wicked and mischievous electroacoustic improv.
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Freedman, Lori: Excess
(Collection QB)

Using voice, kick drum, electronics with immersive spatialization, and bass clarinet, Lori Freedman presents an exhilarating and impressive live performance at Montreal's Studio 270, exploring the beauty of extremes, her playing and incredible sense of timing the culmination of her 11-city North American tour titled "The Virtuosity of Excess"; absolutely impressive.
Squidco Pick

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Hatcher, Gerrit: Parables for the Tenor [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]
(Astral Spirits)

An extremely intimate album of solo saxophone improvisation from Chicago tenor saxophonist, improviser, and composer Gerrit Hatcher, known for his work with Mars Williams, Julian Kirshner, &c., in his second solo album, playing music that can be embraced and understood, sharing his vulnerabilities and conviction alongside his strength on the horn.
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Houle, Francois / Alexander Hawkins / Harris Eisenstadt: You Have Options

The Canadian trio of clarinetist Francois Houle, pianist Alexander Hawkins and drummer Harris Eisenstadt first met in 2014 for the Vancouver International Jazz Festival, taking several years to get them together again for this beautifully lyrical and sophisticated album of chamber jazz, with compositions from all three plus pieces by Steve Lacy, Andrew Hill and Charles Ives.
Squidco Pick

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Perelman, Ivo / Matthew Shipp: Live In Brussels [2 CDs]

The complete performance of alto saxophonist Ivo Perelman and pianist Matthew Shipp's concert at L'Archiduc, in Brussels, Belgium in 2017, two extended sets that reveal the intimate conversations between the two New Yorker's styles, in beautiful phrasing, extended expressions, and impressive mastery, as they merge free playing with innate lyricism.
Squidco Pick

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Quatuor Bozzini: Simon Martin: Musique d'art
(Collection QB)

The Montreal string quartet Quatuor Bozzini of Alissa Cheung on violin, Clemens Merkel on violin, Stephanie Bozzini on viola, and Isabelle Bozzini on cello is extended with double bassist Pierre-Alexandre Maranda as they perform composer Simon Martin's work of long tones and timbres, exploring the nature and philosophy of sound, and our relationship to it.
Squidco Pick

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Rodrigues, Ernesto / Silva / Curado / Parrinha / Almeida / Santos / Valinho: Stratus
(Creative Sources)

A live performance at Galeria Monumental, in Lisbon of diverse textures, extended techniques, and intent listening from the free improvising septet of Ernesto Rodrigues (viola), Joao Silva (trumpet), Paulo Curado (flute), Bruno Parrinha (alto sax & bass clarinet), Miguel Almeida (classical guitar), Carlos Santos (computer & synth), and Joao Valinho (snare drum & objects).
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Smith, Wadada Leo: Rosa Parks: Pure Love

Inspired by the civil rights movement and the iconic Rosa Parks, trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith's album pays tribute through impressive compositional skills that merge work with RedKoral Quartet, Blue Trumpet Quartet, Diamond Voices, and Janus duo, featuring excerpts from Anthony Braxton, Steve McCall, Leroy Jenkins, and words from Martin Luther King Jr and a text by Rosa Parks.
Squidco Pick

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Machinefabriek: Sahara Mixtape [CASSETTE+DOWNLOAD]

Rutger Zuydervelt, aka Machinefabriek, presents 33 pieces made for the score of the VPRO-produced documentary series Sahara, in which Bram Vermeulen explores political turmoil, social issues and cultural heritage in the Sahara region, here in a beautifully heterogenous album presenting upbeat rhythmic, melodic, and lyrical music balanced by moody dark sonic environments.
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Bondi, Cyril & d'incise: Mem, Aleph & Lassis performed by The Pitch & Bondi / d'incise / Majkowski [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]
(Astral Spirits)

Two distinct version of this 2018 composition by organist Cyril Bondi & sound artist d'incise, based on three fragments of Michel-Richard De Lalande "Lecons de Tenebres", on one side performed by the trio The Pitch of Boris Baltschun (organ), Koen Nutters (double bass) and Morten J. Olsen (vibes), and on the other side by Bondi, d'incise, and bassist Mike Majkowski.
Squidco Pick

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Cage, John / Guy Vandromme: Number Pieces (Piano)
(Edition Wandelweiser Records)

John Cage wrote his "Number Pieces" in the last years of his life, using his time bracket technique of short fragments allowing the performer flexibility in interpretation; each piece is titled for the number of performers and its ordinal position in the series, and most pieces are dedicated to a musician; here pianist Guy Vandromme performs three of the "One", or solo, series.
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Evans-Weiler, Morgan / Michael Pisaro: Lines And Tracings
(Another Timbre)

Two compositions, one by composer Michael Pisaro and performed by the electroacoustic ensemble "Ordinary Affects" including violinist Morgan Evans-Weiler, then an acoustic composition from Evans-Weiler himself performed with violin, clarinet, cello, harpsichord and piano; both exquisite works that draw out tone and time in patiently unfolding fluidity.
Squidco Pick

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Fages, Ferran : Un lloc entre dos records
(Another Timbre)

Submerging the listener into the immediacy of pure perception through the economy of materials and atemporality, Catalan guitarist Ferran Fages presents the 3rd piece of his trilogy for guitar and sinteones, referencing Feldman, Lucier and Szlavnics as he specifies tunings for the guitar accompanied by pure resonating sinetones used as memory vehicles or shadows.
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Niblock, Phill: Music For Cello
(Important Records)

Collecting three pieces from composer Phil Niblock written in the '70s and early '80s, performed by cellist David Gibson, each a long-form acoustic drone with a focus on rhythms and overtones that rise from closely tuned instruments, Gibson's highly focused playing heard in multiple layers of differing scores to create each pieces hallucinatory effect; play loud!
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Quatuor Bozzini: Phill Niblock: Boabab
(Collection QB)

Montreal's Bozzini Quartet of Clemens Merkel (violin), Alissa Cheung (violin), Stephanie Bozzini (viola), and Isabelle Bozzini (cello) perform two Phil Niblock orchestral works exploring overtone patterns in acoustic instruments: "Disseminate" (1998) and "Baobab" (2011), which Niblock adapted for the quartet by arranging multiple tracks that are mixed into the final work.
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Taylor, Mark R. : Aftermaths
(Another Timbre)

Works for solo piano by Mark R Taylor, beautifully played by Teodora Stepancic, the first CD release by a remarkable but neglected English composer whose piano works present a metrically rhythmicized exploration of a generative spectrum, here featuring works dating between 1979 and 2018 and performed by Serbian pianist Teodora Stepancic.
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Viola Torros: Catherine Lamb & Johnny Chang: Viola Torros / Catherine Lamb / Johnny Chang [2 CDs]
(Another Timbre)

4 compositions from violist/composers Catherine Lamb & Johnny Chang, the 1st focusing on the mysterious compositions of Vedic-era composer Viola Torros, exploring monady, melody and harmony; the second, one composition each from Chang performed with the Suidobashi Chamber Ensemble, and from Lamb using the secondary rainbow synthesizer she developed with Bryan Eubanks.
Squidco Pick

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More information in the Squidco Blog January 25 entry.

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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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Alexander Frangenheim: Talk for a Listener (Creative Sources)

Alexander Frangenheim:
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Steve Coleman and Five Elements: Live at the Village Vanguard. Vol. 1 (The Embedded Sets) (Pi Recordings)

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Kaoru Abe / Sabu Toyozumi:
Banka [VINYL]

Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O.:
Reverse Of Rebirth In Universe

Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O.:
Sacred And Inviolable Phase Shift
(Bam Balam Records)

Matthias Bauer:
Spontan In Granit
(Creative Sources)

Franziska Baumann / Udo Schindler:
Blue Sonic Vibrations
(Creative Sources)

Bobby Bradford / Hafez Modirzadeh / Roberto Miranda / Vijay Anderson:
Live At The Blue Whale [VINYL]

Ian Brighton:

Marion Brown / Dave Burrell:
Live At The Black Musicians' Conference, 1981

John Butcher / Philippe Lauzier / Eric Normand:
How Does This Happen?
(Ambiances Magnetiques)

Jean Derome :
Sudoku pour Pygmees
(Ambiances Magnetiques)

Diceros (Rodrigues / Mira / Silva / Curado / Almeida / Chagas /...):
3 Phases (III) Black
(Creative Sources)

Dunmall / Siegel / Pursglove / Sanders:
As One Does

Paul Dunmall / Philip Gibbs / James Owston / Jim Bashford:
Inner And Outer

Ferran Fages :
Detuning Series For Guitar
(Edition Wandelweiser Records)

Lori Freedman :
(Ambiances Magnetiques)

Paulo Galao / Guilherme Rodrigues / Nuno Morao:
(Creative Sources)

Iro Haarla / Ulf Krokfors / Barry Altschul:
Around Again | The Music Of Carla Bley

Teppo Hauta-aho / Jukka Kaariainen:
Winter Suite
(Creative Sources)

HMMH (Hetu / Martel / Mouchous / Hubsch):
Fleur de chaos
(Ambiances Magnetiques)

Luis Ianes:
Antiguas Construcciones Utiles (Crusoe)
(Creative Sources)

Tom Johnson :
Spaces . An Hour For Piano
(Edition Wandelweiser Records)

Jones Jones (Larry Ochs / Mark Dresser / Vladimir Tarasov):
A Jones In Time Saves Nine [VINYL]

Irene Kepl / Fred Marty:
(Creative Sources)

Martin Kuchen / Rafal Mazur:
Baza [VINYL]

Wadada Leo Smith / Sabu Toyozumi:
Burning Meditation

Wadada Leo Smith / Sabu Toyozumi:
Burning Meditation [VINYL]

George Lewis / Roscoe Mitchell:
Voyage And Homecoming

Elo Masing / Hui-Chun Lin / Caroline Cecilia Tallone / Ernesto Rodrigues / Ame Zek:
(Creative Sources)

Francesco Massaro / Giovanni Cristino / Walter Forestiere:
(Creative Sources)

John McCowen:
Mundanas I - V
(Edition Wandelweiser Records)

Laura Mello:
Esta Verde!
(Creative Sources)

Liudas Mockunas :
Hydro 2

Monicker (Scott Thomson / Arthur Bull / Roger Turner):
(Ambiances Magnetiques)

Simon Nabatov / Barry Guy / Gerry Hemingway :

(Creative Sources)

Pauline Oliveros :
Early Electronic Works 1959-66 [VINYL 2 LPs]
(Sub Rosa)

Pauline Oliveros :
Reverberations 1 [VINYL 2 LPs]
(Important Records)

Dietrich Petzold / Ernesto Rodrigues / Guilherme Rodrigues :
(Creative Sources)

Dietrich Petzold / Ernesto Rodrigues / Guilherme Rodrigues / Matthias Bauer:
(Creative Sources)

Quatuor Bozzini:
Simon Martin: Musique d'art
(Collection QB)

Eliane Radigue:
Geelriandre / Arthesis [VINYL]
(Important Records)

Ernesto Rodrigues / Albert Cirera / Rodrigo Pinheiro / Carlos Santos:
3 Phases 1 White
(Creative Sources)

Ernesto Rodrigues / Bruno Parrinha / Nuno Torres / Paulo Galao:
3 Phases (II) GREY
(Creative Sources)

Ernesto Rodrigues / Guilherme Rodrigues / Miguel Mira / Anna Piosik / Carlos Santos:
(Creative Sources)

Ernesto Rodrigues / Guilherme Rodrigues / Miguel Mira / Carlos Santos:
(Creative Sources)

Ernesto Rodrigues / Lauri Hyvarinen / Abdul Moimeme / Carlos Santos:
(Creative Sources)

Ernesto Rodrigues / Paulo Curado / Bruno Parrinha / Eduardo Chagas:
(Creative Sources)

Ernesto Rodrigues / Tristan Honsinger / Guilherme Rodrigues / Klaus Kurvers:
Ignis Fatuus
(Creative Sources)

Danielle Roger Palardy :
(Ambiances Magnetiques)

Akira Sakata / Simon Nabatov / Takashi Seo / Darren Moore:
Not Seeing Is A Flower

Erik Satie:
(Edition Wandelweiser Records)

Udo Schindler / Georges-Emmanuel Schneider:
(Creative Sources)

Udo Schindler / Georges-Emmanuel Schneider / Gunter Pretzel:
(Creative Sources)

Hanna Schorken:
You Told Me How To Dance
(Creative Sources)

Wolfgang Schwabe / Hui-Chun Lin:
(Creative Sources)

Matthew Shipp / Mat Maneri:
Conference Of The Mat/ts

Shock Troops:
Central Dada Time

Catherine Smet / Dirk Wachtelaer:
(Creative Sources)

Space Trio (Bratanov / Hajigrudev / Angelov):
Space Trio
(Creative Sources)

Edith Steyer:
Hoox And Add-ons
(Creative Sources)

Martin Tetreault :
Plus de Snipettes!!
(Ambiances Magnetiques)

Daniel Vaczi Multet:

Valid Tractor (Pat Thomas / Dominic Lash / Lawrence Casserley):
On The Validity Of Tractors

VocColours & Andrei Razin:
(Creative Sources)

Whim Ensemble (Ofer Pelz / Preston Beebe):
(Ambiances Magnetiques)

Rutger Zuydervelt :
Sileen II
(Edition Wandelweiser Records)

Zwerv (Taubenfeld / Vicente / Lucifero / Zwerver / Chientaroli / ven der Weide / Hadow):
Music From Any Moment
(Creative Sources)

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