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SQUIDCO Email Update, March 8, 2019

     Squidco & The Squid's Ear
March 8, 2019

"There's been a certain level of thought and personality and originality
that each of my heroes brought to their work.
I could never be happy with some guy who tries to play like John Coltrane;
It was unique when Coltrane did it."
—Anthony Braxton

Squid Bubbles  Creative Artists

• Anthony Braxton
• Axel Dorner/Jason Kahn
• Flying Luttenbachers, The
• Tomas Fujiwara
• Houben/Rodrigues/Rodrigues
• Leap Of Faith
• Cal Lyall/Tim Olive
• Francesco Massaro/Giovanni Cristino/Walter Forestiere
• Mattin
• Octopus
• Tim Olive/Yan Jun
• Oyauchi/Deku Duo
• Udo Schindler/Georges-Emmanuel Schneider
• Udo Schindler/Georges-Emmanuel Schneider/Gunter Pretzel
• String Theory
• David Torn/Tim Berne/Ches Smith
• The Urge Trio
• Xenofox: Rupp/Lanz/Fischerlehner

Squid Bubbles  Essential Labels

845 Audio
Armageddon Nova
Creative Sources
Evil Clown

Firehouse 12 Records
Munster Records
New Braxton House/Firehouse 12 Records
Oltrarno Raw


   Jazz & Improvisation

Braxton, Anthony: GTM (Syntax) 2017 [12 CD BOX SET]
(New Braxton House/Firehouse 12 Records)

A 12-hour collection over 12 CDs of composer Anthony Braxton's Ghost Trance Music (GTM), a compositional system he developed with his superlative Tri-Centric Vocal Ensemble, GTM allowing the ensemble to generate a performance in real time in a mix of sung, spoken, and non-verbal utterances, with unpredictable and surprising results that reveal fascinating layers with each listen.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $124.95      Listen          

Dorner, Axel / Jason Kahn: For Berner Munster (Im Berner Munster)

The pairing of German trumpeter Axel Dorner, and NY-born experimental artist Jason Kahn living and performing in Zurich, brings the tradition of avant free jazz and nonidiomatic improvisation into an unusual merging of techniques and approaches, each applying their advanced virtuosity to this intense concert, recorded during Hamburg's Zoom In Festival, 2017.
     Buy      $9.95      Listen          

Flying Luttenbachers, The: Shattered Dimension

Weasel Walter is the constant in the no-wave influenced free improvising band Flying Luttenbachers, formed in 1991 and on hiatus since 2007; Walter reassembled the concept in 2018 for a tour in France, then again in 2019 with this lineup of saxophonist Matt Nelson, guitarist Brandon Seabrook and bassist Tim Dahl, recording this startling, demanding and excellent album.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $13.95      Listen          

Fujiwara, Tomas : Triple Double [VINYL 2 LPs]
(Firehouse 12 Records)

Drummer Tomas Fujiwara's sextet is actually two trios interacting, with fellow drummer Gerald Cleaver, both Mary Halvorson and Brandon Seabrook on guitar, and Taylor Ho Bynum on cornet and Ralph Alessi on trumpet, the pairings forming unisons and contrasts that add an unrestrained sense of enthusiasm and excitement to Fujiwara's sophisticated compositions.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $44.95      Listen          

Leap Of Faith: Tangled Hierachies
(Evil Clown)

A 2019 performance in Cambridge, MA of this intertwining quintet of unique instrumentation, with PEK on bamboo & bass saxophones, clarinets, contrabassoon, tarota, melodica, sheng, aquasonic, wood, metal, wind siren, crank siren, & chimes; Glynis Lomon on cello, aquasonic, & chimes; Eric Zinman on piano; Syd Smart on percussion; and Yuri Zbitnov on drums, gong, wood, metal, wind siren, & chimes.
     Buy      $11.95      Listen          

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

The Italian trio of saxophonist/clarinetist Francesco Masaro, pianist and prepared pianist Giovanni Cristino, and drummer/percussionist Walter Forestiere, take us on a journey at the lower levels of a forest's undergrowth, adding objects, preparations and extended techniques in a blend of free jazz and nonidiomatic forms to reveal mystery and brightness in the brambles.
Squidco Pick

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Octopus: Mimus
(Creative Sources)

The 8-limbed creature that is Creative Source's Octopus presents their 3rd album of diaphanous improvisation, using two reeds (clarinet & tenor sax), trumpet, resonator guitar, viola, double bass, snare drums and electronics, as they slowly prowl in subaqueous and subtle improvisation of powerful technique, cautiously moving with rich details and deft direction.
     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

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

The first release on Japan's Armageddon Nova, now reissued as a limited 180gm double vinyl LP, presenting a 2012 concert at Performing Arts Center, in Japan in 2012 by the duo of free improvising alto saxophonist Aishi Oyauchi, a peer of Karou Abe in the 60s, and contrabassist Deku, a member of the 70s free improvising group New Jazz Syndicate.
     Buy      $29.95      Listen          

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

Live recordings of the performance on March 1st, 2018 at the Galerie arToxin in Munich, presenting compositions from Udo Schindler performing on bass clarinet, soprano saxophone & euphonium, Gunter Pretzel on viola, and Georges-Emmanuel Schneider on violins & live electronics, three artists of diverse background crossing boundaries to create something unique and exciting.
     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

Schindler, Udo / Georges-Emmanuel Schneider: Kontergesang (Counter-Singing)
(Creative Sources)

Eleven instrumental works with each piece based on and emulating the sound characteristics of blackbirds, such as "whistling", "squealing", or "flutes", captured in a live concert at multi-reedist Udo Schindler's Salon fur Klang+Kunst in Krailling in Berlin, from the duo of Schindler and long-time musical collaborator, violinist Georges-Emmanuel Schneider, also on live electronics.
     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

String Theory : Thickness Of The Present
(Evil Clown)

The Leap of Faith string-heavy grouping in a concert at Outpost 186 in Cambridge, 2018 with PEK on bamboo saxophones, reeds, tarota, contrabassoon, sheng, melodica, aquasonic & bells; Glynis Lomon on cello & aquasonic; Grant Beale on guitar; Lukasz Pavlikovsky on cello & aquasonic; Albey onBass on electric bass; Silvain Castellano and Adrienne Schoenfeld on double bass.
     Buy      $11.95      Listen          

Torn, David / Tim Berne / Ches Smith: Sun Of Goldfinger

The fourth ECM album from NY Saxophonist Tim Berne and drummer Ches Smith, here in a trio with textural guitarist David Torn in three extended compositions merging jazz, rock and ambient forms, the middle track augmented with the Scorchio String Quartet and Craig Taborn, as they ebb and flow intense energy, fascinating compositional turns, and superb playing.
Squidco Pick

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Torn, David / Tim Berne / Ches Smith: Sun Of Goldfinger [VINYL]

Vinyl edition of the CD listed above.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $24.95      Listen          

Urge Trio, The: Live At The Hungry Brain

The second of two live concerts on Christopher Erb's Veto label for the Chicago/Swiss trio of Tomeka Reid on cello, Keefe Jackson on tenor & sopranino saxophones & bass clarinet, Christoph Erb on tenor and soprano, here in Chicago's Hungry Brain for an album of radical free improvisation contrasting reeds and string through impressive technique and fascinating collective discourse.
Squidco Pick

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Urge Trio, The: Live In Toledo

Performing in Toledo, Ohio, the trio of Keefe Jackson on tenor saxophone, bass clarinet, Christoph Erb on tenor saxophone & bass clarinet, and Tomeka Reid on cello are caught live at the Robinwood Concert House for a rugged set of collective improvisation, the two horns intertwining in extreme technique as Reid bows, scrapes and provides counterpoint to their volleys.
     Buy      $14.95      Listen          

Xenofox: Rupp / Lanz / Fischerlehner: Alarm
(Oltrarno Raw)

Electric guitarist Olaf Rupp, one of the leading figures of Berlin's Echtzeit scene, and Rudi Fischerlehner, an active Berlin improvising drummer, have been playing together as Xenofox for years, releasing albums and playing festivals, here captured at A L'Arme Festival at Radialsystem, in Berlin in 2017 with turntablist Joke Lanz adding to their controlled chaos.
     Buy      $14.95      Listen          



Lyall, Cal / Tim Olive: Lowering
(845 Audio)

Like mad scientists of sound, sonic explorers Tim Olive and Cal Lyall met in a Tokyo studio in 2012 armed with hydrophones, magnetic pickups and electronics to record this richly detailed and slowly unfolding work, blending organic and mechanical elements of indeterminate origin, finding absorbing dialog without clamor or tumult; intriguing and engrossing.
     Buy      $11.95      Listen          

Mattin: Songbook #7 [VINYL]
(Munster Records)

Using historical references to rethink the present--the first 7 months of the Russian Revolution; and the accusal of Marius Plateau's murder by Germaine Berto--and working with Lucio Capece, Marcel Dickhage, Farahnaz Hatam, Moor Mother & Cathleen Schuster, Mattin performed this intense work of sound and narrative at the Digging The Global South Festival in Cologne, 2017.
     Buy      $21.95      Listen          

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

845 label leader and sonic explorer Tim Olive uses magnetic pickups and electronics in this meeting with radical living room concert sound artist, poet and improviser Yan Jun in Kobe, Japan, Jun using a variety of electronics, radio and field recordings as the two improvise in a wonderfully mischievous set of errant dialog and restrained deconstruction.
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Houben / Rodrigues / Rodrigues : The Haecceity Of Things
(Creative Sources)

A mysterious album of viola, viola d'amore, organ, and field recordings, merging the compositional minimal approach of Wandelweiser artist Eva-Maria Houben with Creative Sources performers Ernesto & Guilherme Rodrigues, the field recordings creating a virtual setting of environmental stillness, evoking slow motion in the unique "thisness" of haecceity.
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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)

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

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

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

Irene Kepl / Fred Marty:
(Creative Sources)

Leap Of Faith:
Order Of Ramifications
(Evil Clown)

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

Metal Chaos Ensemble:
Luminiferous Aether
(Evil Clown)

Polyorchard (Estoppey / Jackson / Menestres / Ruccia):
Black Mountain
(Out & Gone Records)

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)

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)

Flow Across Scales
(Evil Clown)

 Squidco Workspace

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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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