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SQUIDCO Email Update + 20% Sale, March 1, 2019

     Squidco & The Squid's Ear
March 1, 2019

"An essential melody is saturated with potential energy.
We want to hear it again and in different ways.
We want to release that potential energy."
—Jason Kao Hwang

Squid Bubbles  Creative Artists

• Tim Brady
• Martin Escalante/Weasel Walter
• Rudi Fischerlehner
• Fred Frith Trio
• Jason Kao Hwang (Bynum/Daley/Drury/Filiano/Li/Swell/Guowei)
• Jason Kao Hwang (Filiano/Drury/Hwang/Forbes/Swell)
• Paulo Alexandre Jorge/Luis Desirat/Monsieur Trinite
• Kuzu (Dave Rempis/Tashi Dorji/Tyler Damon)
• London Experimental Ensemble
• Laura Mello
• Metal Chaos Ensemble
• Ivo Perelman/Jason Stein
• Ivo Perelman/Rudi Mahall
• Tom Rainey Trio (w/ Laubrock/Halvorson)
• Dave Rempis/Brandon Lopez/Ryan Packard
• Rodrigues/Rodrigues/Santos
• Terry Rusling
• Alister Spence/Satoko Fujii Orchestra Kobe
• Sabu Toyozumi/Rick Countryman
• Valid Tractor (Pat Thomas/Dominic Lash/Lawrence Casserley)

Squid Bubbles  Essential Labels

Alister Spence Music
Creative Sources
Euonymus Records
Evil Clown

Not Applicable
Sol Disk Records
Split Rock Records
True Sound Recordings



Squidco 20% Sale

This weekend, from Friday March 1st through Sunday, March 3rd, we're offering 20% off a list of more than 300 albums in a selection of CDs, LPs and Magazines from our catalog of Jazz & Improvised Music, Compositional, and Rock-Based forms.

See All Albums in the 20% Sale

20% Discounts end Sunday, March 3, 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

Escalante, Martin / Weasel Walter: Lacerate

A uniquely bizarre and brilliant pairing between drummer Weasel Walter and saxophonist Martin Escalante, Walter an incessantly active drummer, here in absurdly impressive technique on drums and bass pedal in the face of and complementing Escalante's truly extreme use of the sax, at times like a steroidal bird call of savage intent; jaw dropping!
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Fischerlehner, Rudi : 15 8 Slum
(Not Applicable)

Austrian drummer percussionist Rudi Fischerlehner (RM, Xenofox, Parrot Feathers, &c) in his first solo album of energetic, polyrhythmic construction, titled for a chance proximity to a note on 15/8 rhythms and Rene Pollesch's book "www-slums", apt for the blend of precise playing and creative abstractions heard in this engaging and propulsive album.
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Frith, Fred Trio: Closer To The Ground

The Oakland, CA-based Fred Frith Trio with bassist Jason Hoopes on double bass and electric, and Jordan Glenn on drums and percussion, extend their sonic excursions in this 2nd album that finds Frith on electric guitar and organ as they evolve incredible soundscapes or shred through intense and intricate interplay; a rich album of dexterity, mood and power.
Squidco Pick

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

Composer & violinist Jason Kao Hwang wrote "Blood" as he meditated upon the traumas of war retained within the body as unspoken vibrations that reverberate across community and generations, performed in an incredible east/west octet with Taylor Ho Bynum (cornet), Joseph Daley (tuba), Andrew Drury (drums), Ken Filiano (bass), Sun Li (pipa), Steve Swell (trombone), & Wang Guowei (erh).
Squidco Pick

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

Focusing on melody, rhythm, harmony, and texture, violinist/composer Jason Kao Hwang's Sing House employs a perceptive and swinging blend of Western and Eastern influences as his impressive band with Andrew Drury on drums, Ken Filiano on bass, Chris Forbes on piano, and Steve Swell on trombone present four lyrical, propulsive and wonderfully embraceable "songs".
Squidco Pick

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

Free collective improvisation from the Portuguese trio of Paulo Alexandre Jorge on tenor saxophone, Luis Desirat on drums, and Monsieur Trinite using objects, captured live in Almada at Casa da Cerca, the three contrast hard-edged collective playing with open and expansive passages, regrouping their sonically interesting approach to free jazz in and out of the idiom.
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Kuzu (Dave Rempis / Tashi Dorji / Tyler Damon): Hiljaisuus

Kuzu is a hard-charging but patient trio that came together in the fall of 2017, after saxophonist Dave Rempis, a stalwart of the Chicago improvised music scene, worked with both Tashi Dorji (guitar) and Tyler Damon (drums) individually as part of a lengthy solo tour of the U.S.; this new trio is captured at Elastic Arts, in Chicago in an intense and dynamic live set.
Squidco Pick

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Metal Chaos Ensemble: Electric Sword Machine
(Evil Clown)

Each of these Boston-area improvisers handles an arsenal of equipment in the Metal Chaos Ensemble of David Peck (PEK) on reeds, synth, & daxophone, Bob Moores on synths & laptop, Eric Woods on synth, metal & wood, Abby on bass & electronics, and Yuri Zbitnoff on drums & percussion, in a massive work of detailed and passionate electroacoustics over PEK's large synthetic mix.
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Perelman, Ivo / Rudi Mahall: Kindred Spirits [2 CDs]

The first in a series of recent duo recordings from Brazilian-born, NY-based tenor saxophonist Ivo Pereleman is with German bass clarinetist Rudi Mahall, both incredibly skilled players that complement each other in timbre and range, while finding common ground in intertwining lines, incredible counterpoint, and an innate adherence to lyricism.
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Perelman, Ivo / Jason Stein: Spiritual Prayers

A confluence of reeds as Brazilian-born, NY-based tenor saxophonist Ivo Perelman meets NY-born, Chicago-based bass clarinetist Jason Stein, the 2nd of Perelman's recent reed duos after his meeting with bass clarinetist Rudi Mahall; here Pereleman ascribes a spiritual connection with Stein in the remarkable compatibility of wonderfully controlled, complex interplay.
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Rainey, Tom Trio (w/ Laubrock / Halvorson): Combobulated

Implying the antithesis of confusion, NY drummer Tom Rainey's trio brings together close cohorts and family--Ingrid Laubrock on saxophone and Mary Halvorson on guitar--for an album recorded close to home, in Connecticut's Firehouse 12 studio, where they record the large title track and five shorter-form examples of their diverse and intimate approaches to collective improvisation.
Squidco Pick

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Rempis, Dave / Brandon Lopez / Ryan Packard: The Early Bird Gets

A solid debut for the Chicago trio of saxophonist Dave Rempis, bassist Brandon Lopez, and drummer and electronicist Ryan Packard, recording at Elastic Arts, in Chicago in a three-way exploration of rhythm and tempo that finds them working solidly within the jazz tradition, born from live gigs in 2017 and 2018, honing a sound that allows for great flexibility and freedom.
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Rodrigues / Rodrigues / Santos: Cyclic Symmetry
(Creative Sources)

Recorded in the studio in 2017, "Cyclic Symmetry" presents an electroacoustic trio of Ernesto Rodrigues on viola, Guilherme Rodrigues on cello, and CS mainstay Carlos Santos on field recordings, in a minimal work suggested to be heard on infinite loop, contrasting deep silence with sections accenting the slow, interwining harmonics of both Rodrigues' string work.
Squidco Pick

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Spence, Alister / Satoko Fujii Orchestra Kobe: Imagine Meeting You Here
(Alister Spence Music)

Australian composer Alister Spence wrote this in five parts composed for an improvising orchestra, which was first premiered in 2016 by Satoko Fujii's orchestras in Kobe, Nagoya and Tokyo, and the Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra; this recordings in 2017 at Big Apple Jazz Club in Kobe revisits the work with Fujii's Orchestra Kobe, conducted by the composer.
Squidco Pick

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

The longstanding relationship between US alto saxophonist living in the Phillipines, Rick Countryman, and legendary free improvising Japanese percussionist Sabu Toyozumi, heard in two previous albums, is here captured live in concert in the Phillipines in 2018, revealing active and thoughtful dialog of great expression and skill, an inspired encounter of free playing.
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Valid Tractor (Pat Thomas / Dominic Lash / Lawrence Casserley): On The Validity Of Tractors

Each track on this album is named for a tractor brand (Eicher, Kubota, &c.) and the liner notes are directions regarding a tractor's maintenance, as the ea-trio of UK improvisers Pat Thomas on piano & electronics, Dominic Lash on double bass, and Lawrence Casserley on a signal processing instrument provide 10 inventive improvisations that validate a sound working condition.
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London Experimental Ensemble: Child Ballads
(Split Rock Records)

Drawn from 305 traditional ballads from England and Scotland alongside their American variants, anthologised by Francis James Child during the second half of the nineteenth century, are here sung by Ed Pettersen in the fascinating intersection of traditional lyrics and experimental interpretations of melodies, performed by the 11-piece London Experimental Ensemble.
Squidco Pick

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Mello, Laura: Esta Verde!
(Creative Sources)

Using multiple voices, field recordings and electronics, Brazil-born composer living in Berlin Laura Mello works with spoken language as she explores human perception of acoustic phenomena in relation to spoken language, here in 8 compositions or excerpts that reveal hallucinatory and unusual aspects of speech complemented by elusive aural environments.
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Rusling, Terry : The Machine Is Broken

Retrospective of Terry Rusling, a Canadian composer of electronic music working for the CBC in the 60's, who was introduced to the Electronic Music Studio at the University of Toronto, where he was awarded the title of Research Associate, receiving a Canada Council Grant to travel and work in Belgium, Utrecht, Paris, &c.; 2 of his graphic scores are part of John Cage's "Notations" project.
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Brady, Tim : Music for Large Ensemble

Premiere recordings of two major works from Canadian guitarist Tim Brady: "Desir" in 3 movements, a concerto for electric guitar and large chamber ensemble that showcases Brady's playing; and "Eight Songs about: Symphony # 7" where each song is a character in a fictional, subtle and ironic commentary about Dmitri Shostakovich's Symphony No. 7 premiered on August 9th, 1942.
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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.


Matthias Bauer:
Spontan In Granit
(Creative Sources)

Flying Luttenbachers, The:
Shattered Dimension

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)

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)

Cal Lyall / Tim Olive:
(845 Audio)

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)

Metal Chaos Ensemble:
Luminiferous Aether
(Evil Clown)

(Creative Sources)

Tim Olive / Yan Jun:
Brother of Divinity
(845 Audio)

Oyauchi / Deku Duo:
Now's The Time? [VINYL]
(Armageddon Nova)

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)

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)

Flow Across Scales
(Evil Clown)

The Urge Trio:
Live In Toledo

Xenofox / Joke Lanz:
(Oltrarno Raw)

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