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SQUIDCO Email Update + 20% Sale + 20% Used CD Sale, Feb 22, 2019

     Squidco & The Squid's Ear
February 22, 2019

"New methods change the experience,
and new experiences change man.
Whenever we hear sounds, we are changed,
we are no longer the same,
and this is more the case when we hear organized sounds; music."
—Karlheinz Stockhausen

Squid Bubbles  Creative Artists

• Axioms
• Derek Bailey/Tony Coe
• Derek Bailey & Cyro Baptista
• Burkhard Beins/Mazen Kerbaj/Michael Vorfeld
• Don Byron/Aruan Ortiz
• Eugene Chadbourne
• Roland Dahinden
• Morton Feldman (Radio-Sinfonie-Orchester Frankfurt)
• Michael Formanek Elusion Quartet
• Full Blast
• Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra (feat. Marilyn Crispell/Evan Parker)
• Fritz Hauser
• Kaja Draksler/Petter Eldh/Christian Lillinger
• John McCowen
• Joe McPhee/John Butcher
• Hedvig Mollestad Trio
• The Momes
• Phill Niblock
• Ernesto Rodrigues/Guilherme Rodrigues/Miguel Mira/Carlos Santos
• Karlheinz Stockhausen
• Trio Heinz Herbert (Landolt/Landolt/Hanni)
• Vandermark/Wooley/Courvoisier/Rainey
• VocColours & Andrei Razin

Squid Bubbles  Essential Labels

Creative Sources
Edition Wandelweiser Records
Evil Clown
Feeding Tube Records
Hat [now] ART
Herbal International

Honest Jons Records
Mental Experience
Rune Grammofon
Trost Records



Squidco 20% Sale

This weekend, from Friday February 22th through Sunday, February 24th, we're offering 20% off a list of more than 100 albums in a selection of CDs, LPs and Magazines from our catalog of Jazz & Improvised Music, Compositional, and Rock-Based forms. A number of these items are last copies in stock, which will not be restocked after this sale.

See All Albums in the 20% Sale

Squidco Used CD Sale

This weekend, from Friday February 22th through Sunday, February 24th, all used CDs in our catalog are on sale at 20% off their listed price!

View Our List of Used CDs

20% Discounts end Sunday, February 24, 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

Axioms: Manifestations
(Evil Clown)

Boston's Evil Clown collective led by reedist/multi-instrumentalist David Peck introduces a new ensemble, Axioms, a quartet with Peck, Jane, Alby onBass, and Joel Simches, in a mammoth work of mysterious intent and rich sonorities, orchestrated with reeds, brass, daxophones, percussion, bells and chimes, electric bass, keys, spoken word, and real-time signal processing.
     Buy      $11.95      Listen          

Bailey, Derek / Tony Coe: Time [VINYL 2 LPs]
(Honest Jons Records)

An unusual pairing between UK non-idiomatic improvising legend Derek Bailey and French clarinetist Tony Coe, best known for his work with Franz Koglmann (heard on Hatology) his work with Tony Oxley, and work in avant classical settings; here they find common ground in a miniature chamber improv approach of both technical virtuosity and atonal lyricism.
     Buy      $32.95      Listen          

Bailey, Derek & Cyro Baptista: Cyro [VINYL 2 LPs]
(Honest Jons Records)

Reissuing the 1st CD on UK free improvising guitarist Derek Bailey's Incus label is this 1982 duo with Brazilian percussionist Cyro Baptista, a remarkable dialog that draws percussive qualities from Bailey and lyrical aspects from Baptista, as the two push each other into inventive and exotic exchanges in an exuberant album; an incredible start to the Incus CD series.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $32.95      Listen          

Beins, Burkhard / Mazen Kerbaj / Michael Vorfeld: Sawt Out
(Herbal International)

Lebanese trumpeter Mazen Kerbaj, known from "A" Trio and collaborations with Franz Hautzinger, Toshimaru Nakamura, Birgit Uhler, &c., here joins two Berlin percussionist--Burkhard Beins and Michael Vorfeld--both members of Berlin Echtzeitmusik, to record this fascinating studio album of extraordinary technique and sonic control.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $13.95      Listen          

Byron, Don / Aruan Ortiz: Random Dances & (A)tonalities

Working together since 2014 in larger ensembles, NY reedist Don Byron and Cuban-born, US pianist Auran Ortiz find a modern yet lyrical heart in their duo collaboration on an album that includes original compositions and intimate renderings of pieces by Duke Ellington, Federico Mompou, Geri Allen, and J.S. Bach, a uniquely diverse and wonderfully embraceable release.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $18.95      Listen          

Chadbourne, Eugene: Solo Guitar Volume 2-1/3 [VINYL]
(Feeding Tube Records)

Recorded in the late 1970's in Canada while improvising rock, jazz, pysch, folk, country & blues guitar madman Doctor Eugene Chadbourne was living there, this is the second of four LPs documenting his work at the time, this album presenting 6 solo pieces of profound playing amidst an unusual experimental nature and a uniquely Chad sense of humor.
     Buy      $21.95      Listen          

Formanek, Michael Elusion Quartet: Time Like This

NY Bassist Michael Formanek composes for and leads his Elusion Quartet with saxophonist Tony Malaby, pianist Kris Davis, and drummer Ches Smith, a heavyweight set of improvisers who take on Formanek's sophisticated and elusive compositions, using unusual meters and complex yet comprehensible structures, performed with prodigious skill and passionate approaches.
     Buy      $18.95      Listen          

Full BlaST: Rio [VINYL]
(Trost Records)

A limited live album from German saxophonist Peter Brotzmann's long-running Full Blast trio with the precise and dynamic Swiss rhythm section of Marino Pliakas on electric bass and Michael Wertmuller on drums, captured at Audio Rebel, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 2016 as they tear through a tumultuous set of five burning improvisations of passionate playing.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $24.95      Listen          

Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra (feat. Marilyn Crispell / Evan Parker): Parallel Moments Unbroken [2CDS]

Scottland's large improvising ensemble of around 20 musicians, merging backgrounds in free improvisation, jazz, classical, folk, pop, experimental musics and performance art, in a 2-CD release of a piece commissioned by the BBC and featuring pianist Marilyn Crispell and saxophist Evan Parker, written using graphic scores, through composition, photographs and artwork.
     Buy      $18.95      Listen          

Kaja Draksler / Petter Eldh / Christian Lillinger: Punkt.Vrt.Plastik

The rhythm section from the Amok Amor quartet--drummer Christian Lillinger and bassist Petter Eldh--are reformed as a trio with pianist Kaja Draksler, to create a thrilling, twisting and turning band of quick-witted, avant jazz angles, confusing and thrilling with unexpected shifts in direction on an informed, fun-filled and thoroughly modern album.
     Buy      $18.95      Listen          

McPhee, Joe / John Butcher: At The Hill Of James Magee
(Trost Records)

Two legendary saxophonists--New York's Joe McPhee on alto and UK's John Butcher on tenor--meet at "The Hill" in the Chihuahuan Desert in Texas, where artist James Magee is building a set of raised buildings arranged on the compass points to house his work, providing fascinating resonant properties for McPhee & Butcher's exceptional interaction.
     Buy      $16.95      Listen          

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

Recorded on New Years Eve in Sintra in the Penedo region of Portugal, three strings--viola from Ernesto Rodrigues, cello from Guilherme Rodrigues, and a second cello from Miguel Mira--are joined by Carlos Santos on electronics for three extended and richly detailed improvisations, active yet concentratively controlled, using impressive and extended techniques.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

Trio Heinz Herbert (Landolt / Landolt / Hanni): Yes

Blending free jazz, electronic music, glitch, and collective improvisation, the Swiss trio of Dominic Landolt on guitar & effects, Ramon Landolt on synth, samples & piano, and Mario Hanni on drums & effects, bring a modern and experimental edge to their diverse approaches to free improv, colored with electronica and rock overtones; a fascinating brew.
     Buy      $18.95      Listen          

Vandermark / Wooley / Courvoisier / Rainey: Noise Of Our Time

After reedist Ken Vandermark's residency at The Stone in 2016, he went into the studio with improvisers Nate Wooley on trumpet, Sylvie Courvoisier on piano, and Tom Rainey on drums to record this spectacular album of forward-reaching jazz using stunning technique and wonderful lyrical complexity, as they run through compositions from Wooley, Vandermark and Courvoisier.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $18.95      Listen          

VocColours & Andrei Razin: Ganglia
(Creative Sources)

Four voices--Norbert Zajac, Brigitte Kupper, Gala Hummel, Iouri Grankin--sing and speak over the piano work of Russian improviser Andrei Razin in a moody and often startling album that set tonal environments or disorient the listener through constrasting layers of vocalization, as Razin darts among them or sets an atmosphere of lingering tones; often curious, frequently stunning.
     Buy      $15.95      Listen          



Mollestad, Hedvig Trio: Smells Funny
(Rune Grammofon)

The sixth album from guitarist Hedvig Mollestad Thomassen's scorching Norwegian instrumental rock trio, having built a strong following through their impressive approach to rock, schooled from both early hard/progressive band but also driving fusion bands, with a penetrating edge in authoritative soloing and intense rhythmic interplay.
     Buy      $15.45      Listen          

Mollestad, Hedvig Trio: Smells Funny [VINYL + CD]
(Rune Grammofon)

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

Momes, The: Spiralling [VINYL LP + 7"]
(Mental Experience)

An essential reissue of the only album from this Rock in Opposition supergroup, with two members of Henry Cow & The Work--bassist Mick Hobbs and Tim Hodgkinson playing "Hawaiian laptop noisy guitar" and keyboards--and Andy Wake from Unrest Work & Play, in a great set of songs with a literate and post-punk viciousness and unusual approaches to rhythm and sound.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $29.95      Listen          



Dahinden, Roland : Talking with Charlie: An Imaginary Talk with Charlie Parker
(Hat [now] ART)

Bass clarinetist Gareth Davis asked composer Roland Dahinden to write for his quartet, with Koen Kaptijn (trombone), Dario Calderone (double bass) and Peppe Garcia (percussion), the result this "imaginary talk" with Charlie Parker, captured in a score involving graphic as well as more conventional elements, allowing structure and improvisation for the players.
     Buy      $17.95      Listen          

Feldman, Morton (Radio-Sinfonie-Orchester Frankfurt): Atlantis
(Hat [now] ART)

A much-needed reissue of this 2000 CD of three orchestral works from late composer Morton Feldman--"String Quartet and Orchestra" (1973), "Oboe and Orchestra" (1976), and "Atlantis" (1959)--demonstrating the evolution of his incredible control in working with tone, mood and instrumental combinations, from his earliest large-scale work to later mature works.
Squidco Pick

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Hauser, Fritz : Laboratorio - Solo Percussion
(Hat [now] ART)

Swiss drummer & percussionist Fritz Hauser's solo album creates a fictional percussion center that he uses as as springboard to compose solo works for spaces within the [non-existent] environment, depicted in both spacious and active sound work, generating open-air locations with bird sounds and cymbals and areas of quick-paced activity; absolutely impressive.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $17.95      Listen          

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

Two clarinetists--John McCowen, also the composer, and Madison Greenstone, both on clarinet & bass clarinet--taking the title from Boethius' (427-524 AD) printed work on ancient Greek music: "De institutione musica", as they generate long-form drones using the harmonic interactions and interference patterns of similar tones, overtones, and difference tones; impressively intense.
     Buy      $12.95      Listen          

Niblock, Phill: T H I R [DVD]

Named for "Ten Hundred Inch Radii", a performance of film and music from the series "Environments" by composer and filmaker Phill Niblocks, shot in upstate New York in 1972 and released now for the first time on DVD, a mesmerizing and hypnotic film with two soundtracks: the original 1972 from analog tape, and a 2008 edition from the Nelly Boyd Ensemble updated in 2015
     Buy      $14.95          

Stockhausen, Karlheinz: Historic First Recordings of the Klavierstucke I-VIII & XI
(Hat [now] ART)

Originally conceived as a cycle of 21 solo piano pieces, composer Karlheinz Stockhausen only completed a section of these Klavierstucke works, eventually transforming the series for synthesizers and electronic instruments; Hat Hut now restores the original recordings from the 50s by the pianist Stockhausen dedicated some of these pieces to: David Tudor.
     Buy      $17.95      Listen          

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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.

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Matthias Bauer:
Spontan In Granit
(Creative Sources)

Tim Brady :
Music for Large Ensemble

Rudi Fischerlehner :
15 8 Slum
(Not Applicable)

Fred Frith Trio:
Closer To The Ground

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

Gestalder / Marion / Becheanu:
3 vues d'un paysage / 3 views of a landscape
(Creative Sources)

Houben / Rodrigues / Rodrigues :
The Haecceity Of Things
(Creative Sources)

Jason Hwang Kao (Bynum / Daley / Drury / Filiano / Li / Swell / Guowei):
(True Sound Recordings)

Jason Hwang Kao (Filiano / Drury / Hwang / Forbes / Swell):
Sing House
(Euonymus Records)

Paulo Jorge Alexandre / Luis Desirat / Monsieur Trinite:
(Creative Sources)

Kanute (Bergstrom / Abildgaard / Okland):
(Creative Sources)

Irene Kepl / Fred Marty:
(Creative Sources)

Leap Of Faith:
Order Of Ramifications
(Evil Clown)

Leap Of Faith:
Tangled Hierachies
(Evil Clown)

London Experimental Ensemble:
Child Ballads
(Split Rock Records)

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

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

Songbook #7 [VINYL]
(Munster Records)

Laura Mello:
Esta Verde!
(Creative Sources)

Metal Chaos Ensemble:
Electric Sword Machine
(Evil Clown)

Metal Chaos Ensemble:
Luminiferous Aether
(Evil Clown)

(Creative Sources)

Ivo Perelman / Jason Stein:
Spiritual Prayers

Ivo Perelman / Rudi Mahall:
Kindred Spirits [2 CDs]

Tom Rainey Trio (w/ Laubrock / Halvorson):

Rodrigues / Rodrigues / Santos:
Le Havre
(Creative Sources)

/ Rodrigues Leblanc / Ferreira Lopes:
(Creative Sources)

Ernesto Rodrigues / Guilherme Rodrigues / Miguel Mira / Anna Piosik / 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)

Terry Rusling :
The Machine Is Broken

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

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

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

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

String Theory :
Thickness Of The Present
(Evil Clown)

Sabu Toyozumi / Rick Countryman:
Sol Abstraction
(Sol Disk Records)

Flow Across Scales
(Evil Clown)

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

Xenofox / Joke Lanz:
(Oltrarno Raw)

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