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SQUIDCO Email Update, April 19, 2019

     Squidco & The Squid's Ear
April 19, 2019

"Somehow the truth always comes out in music
Whether you want it to or not.
—David Behrman

Squid Bubbles  Creative Artists

• Robert Ashley
• Mathieu Bec/Michel Doneda
• David Behrman
• Biota
• Jean-Jacques Duerinckx/Anatole Damien
• Paul Dunmall/Mike Fletcher/Percy Pursglove/Richard Foote/Chris Mapp/Tymek Jozwiak
• Paul Dunmall Sun Ship Quartet (Skidmore/Kjaer/Solberg/Wastell)
• Turgut Ercetin (Ensemble Mosaik, Ensemble Apparat, Ensemble Adapter, Sonar Quartett)
• Ed Gauden's Crux+1
• I Nm I Nente (Yoshihide/Molina/Irarrazabal/Roman/Rios)
• Kaikou (Yoshino/Natsuki Tamura)
• Szilard Mezei Trio & Gergely Ittzes
• Daphne Oram
• Anthony Pateras
• Phew/Oren Ambarchi/Jim O'Rourke
• Edith Steyer
• Alan Tomlinson Trio
• Triyeoh (Bashford/Trigg/Yeoh)
• Jakob Ullmann
• Jacob Wick

Squid Bubbles  Essential Labels

Black Truffle
Creative Sources
Edition Rz

Lovely Music
Recommended Records
Thin Wrist



   Jazz & Improvisation

Bec, Mathieu / Michel Doneda: A Peripheral Time

Using the natural resonance of the chapelle St Sylvestre des Brousses, French improvisers Michel Doneda on saxophone & radio and Mathieu Bec on snare drum and objects explore the space in four mostly acoustic improvisations, using masterful technique as their interactions intensify and recede, allowing space for each other and the unspoken third voice of the chapel itself.
     Buy      $14.95      Listen          

Biota: Fragment For Balance
(Recommended Records)

From Mnemonist Orchestra to Biota, with 18 albums in total, the Colorado collective Biota presents its 11th album on ReR, taking 4 years to complete this genre-defying album of gorgeous abstraction through free improvisation and composition, absorbing styles and reflecting them in a filtered ray of melody & song using unusual instrumentation and arrangment; absolutely recommended
Squidco Pick

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Duerinckx, Jean-Jacques / Anatole Damien : Dry / Wet

A duo of Brussels audio explorers, Jean-Jacques Duerinckx on sopranino saxophone and Anatole Damien on tabletop guitar and electronics, contrasting acoustic "dry" and highly effected "wet" sounds, the two develop sonic environments that build and release using unusual reed techniques and mutated string scrabbling in a strangely compelling set of dialogs.
     Buy      $14.95      Listen          

Dunmall, Paul / Mike Fletcher / Percy Pursglove / Richard Foote / Chris Mapp / Tymek Jozwiak: One Became Many

A live album from Birmingham of informed free improvisation, recorded at the Lamp Tavern in 2018 by the quintet of Mike Fletcher on alto saxophone, Tymek Jozwiak on drums, Paul Dunmall on tenor saxophone, Richard Foote on trombone, and Percy Pursglove on trumpet, slowly evolving each of two extended improvisations while allowing focused interplay between group members.
Squidco Pick

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Dunmall, Paul Sun Ship Quartet (Skidmore / Kjaer / Solberg / Wastell): John Coltrane 50Th Memorial Concert At Cafe Oto [2 CDs]

A stellar line-up commemorateing the 50th anniversary of John Coltrane's passing, showcasing Paul Dunmall's blistering Coltrane-influenced quartet together with special guest, lifelong Coltrane devotee saxophonist Alan Skidmore, and also marking the premiere performance of the newly formed international trio of Julie Kjaer (DK), Mark Wastell (GB) and Stale Liavik Solberg (NOR).
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $18.95      Listen          

Gauden's, Ed Crux+1: Control

Birmingham drummer Ed Gauden's Crux trio with bassist Colin Somervell and saxophonist Mark Hanslip add keyboardist Steve Tromans in their 3rd album for FMR after their self-titled and "Believe" releases, originally developed from the sax and drum duo of Gauden & Hanslip; here in an extended studio improvisation of considerate exploration and lyrical intention.
     Buy      $14.95      Listen          

I Nm I Nente (Yoshihide / Molina / Irarrazabal / Roman / Rios): I Nm I Nente

A quintet of audio explorers that includes Otomo Yoshihide, recording in NY for 11 abstract non-idiomatic improvisations using electronics, drums, turntables, 4 electric guitars, double bass, analog synth, and effects to create identifiable and aberrant sound sources, elements used for reverie or building into unlikely yet cogent grooves; fascinating.
     Buy      $14.95      Listen          

Kaikou (Yoshino / Natsuki Tamura): Kaikou

An intimate and unique collaboration between two far-ranging Japanese performers--Yoshino, also known for her work in Japanese underground rock, here on biwa (a short-necked fretted lute) and voice; and trumpeter Natsuki Tamura, Satoko Fujii collaborator and Gato Libre leader--presenting exotic narratives in song using instrumental intervention of ardent improvisation.
     Buy      $16.95      Listen          

Mezei, Szilard Trio & Gergely Ittzes: Stormy Silence / Viharos Csend

The Serbian trio led by violist Szilard Mezei with Istvan Csik on drums and Ervin Malina on double bass are joined by Hungarian flutist Gergely Ittzes performing on piccolo, alto and bass flutes, as Mezei's as Mezei's chamber-oriented free jazz trio reflects on the words of poet Szegedi-Szabo Bela.
     Buy      $14.95      Listen          

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

A reflection of the previous year's solo work from Berlin-based saxophonist and clarinetist Edith Steyer, a member of GEDOK, the Berliner Senat and Composers Orchestra Berlin, here using preparations and extended techniques to open new possibilities in improvisations, as she explored ethnomusicology, using repetitive figures influenced by tribal music.
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Tomlinson, Alan Trio: Inside Out

A live performance at IKLECTIK in London in 2018 from trombonist Alan Tomlinson's inventive trio with Phillip Marks on drums & percussion and Dave Tucker on electric guitar, with special guest John Edwards joining on bass violin for the title track, in a superb display of free jazz led by an essential member of the London free jazz scene since the 70s.
Squidco Pick

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Triyeoh (Bashford / Trigg / Yeoh): Futile

London violinist Pei Ann Yeoh started TriYeoh while doing her postgraduate work at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, bringing together UK drummer Jim Bashford and bassist Ash Trigg as they perform her lyrical and exciting compositions, seeking to elevate the role of the violin in an avant-garde jazz setting; compelling, upbeat, energetic and enthusiastic improvisation!
     Buy      $14.95      Listen          

Wick, Jacob: Feel [VINYL]
(Thin Wrist)

The first vinyl solo release from Chicago/NY/Mexico City avant trumpeter Jacob Wick, whose work includes exploring the physical form of the trumpet itself as he uses extended techniques and circular breathing while he deconstructs the instrument during performance, creating unusual textures and timbres, here in two side-long profoudnly contemplative improvisations.
     Buy      $20.95      Listen          



Behrman, David: On the Other Ocean [VINYL]
(Lovely Music)

In 1977 David Behrman programmed a Kim 1 microcomputer developed at Mills College to analyze the music performed by the duo of bassoonist Arthur Stidfole, flutist Maggi Payne; and then the solo work of cellist David Gibson; for each work, the Kim 1 following Behrman's instructions, becoming a virtual musician responding to and interacting with the playing of each setting.
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Oram, Daphne: Oramics [4 LPs - 2019 REISSUE]
(Young Americans)

Repressed for 2019!
Daphne Oram, founder of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop, in a remarkable 44-track collection 4 LP release showcasing her important work and curious nature: 155 minutes/8 sides of vinyl in a heavyweight 300 gram gatefold sleeve with rare archival material.
     Buy      $49.95      Listen          

Pateras, Anthony: Collected Works Vol. II (2005-2018)

The second volume in composer and audio explorer Anthony Pateras' "Collected Works" series, a sturdy 5 CD box set assembling 26 collaborations and solo works that bridge experimental and contemporary compositional work investigating electro-acoustic orchestration, temporal hallucination and sound phenomena, a remarkably diverse and fascinating collection.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $64.95      Listen          

Phew / Oren Ambarchi / Jim O'Rourke: Patience Soup [VINYL]
(Black Truffle)

Performing at Japan's Playhouse in the Kitakyushu Performing Arts Center in 2015, legendary Japanese underground vocalist Phew joins Oren Ambarchi on guitar and Jim O'Rourke on piano & synth for the two part "Patience Soup", Phew's extreme vocal technique and electronics a powerful foil to the rich sonic environments of frequent collaborators Ambarchi & O'Rourke.
     Buy      $27.95      Listen          



Ashley, Robert: Private Parts [VINYL]
(Lovely Music)

A reissue of Robert Ashley's 1978 release "Private Parts", presenting an unvarnished exposition of the inner workings of a man's mind through narrative, read by Ashley over the piano & synth of "Blue" Gene Tyranny and tabla player Kris, as Ashley describes two lives in an abstract narrative of keen observation and inside jokes; baffling and spellbinding.
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Ercetin, Turgut (Ensemble Mosaik, Ensemble Apparat, Ensemble Adapter, Sonar Quartett): Panopticon Specularities
(Edition Rz)

Istanbul composer Turgut Ercetin (Daad artists-in-Berlin 2016 award winner) completed his doctorate studies at Stanford University, developing works engaged with issues of sound as sonic entities dealing with time and space, here in a string quartet performed by Arditti Quartet, and a work for voice and live electronics performed by Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgar.
     Buy      $17.95      Listen          

Ullmann, Jakob : Femde Zeit Addendum 5
(Edition Rz)

Jakob Ullman's 5th solo work for piano is atypical for a piano performance, using electronic playback and requiring three assistants sustaining a soundscape to realize a concept of "gravity" that Ullman applies as laws in a conceptual soundscape modified by a series of abstract images, resulting in unexpected sonic environments, tones, timbres and momentum.
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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.


Joshua Abrams And Natural Information Society:
Mandatory Reality [2 CDs]

Ferran Besalduch / Riuichi Daijo:
(Creative Sources)

Falter Bramnk:
Diez Seiz
(Creative Sources)

Chicago Odense Ensemble:

(El Paraiso Records)

Common Objects (Davies / Butcher / Davies / Lapelyte / Patterson / Thomas):

Angharad Davies / Rie Nakajima / Alice Purton:
(Another Timbre)

Dyberg / Masing / Rodrigues / Rodrigues / Jacobson:
(Creative Sources)

Julius Eastman / Apartment House:
(Another Timbre)

Luc Ferrari:
Music Promenade / Unheimlich Schon [VINYL]
(Recollection GRM)

Antonio Gianfratti Panda / Marco Scarassatti / Otomo Yoshihide / Paulo Hartmann:
Psychogeography, an Improvisational Derive
(Not Two)

Magnus Granberg / Skogen:
Nun, es wird nicht weit mehr gehn
(Another Timbre)

Barry Guy's Blue Shroud Band:
Odes and Meditations for Cecil Taylor [5 CD BOX]
(Not Two)

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

Zlatko Kaucic (w/ Evan Parker, Agusti Fernandez, Rafal Mazur, Lotte Anger, Artun Majewski, Phil Minton, Johannes Bauer):
Diversity [5 CD BOX SET]
(Not Two)

Klaus Lang / Golden Fur :
(Another Timbre)

Regis Lariviere Renouard:
Contree [VINYL]
(Recollection GRM)

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

Roscoe Mitchell Orchestra:
Littlefield Concert Hall Mills College
(Wide Hive)

Yasumune Morishige / Yoko Ikeda / Takashi Masubuchi:

oshimaru Nakamura / Ken Ikeda / Tomoyoshi Date:
Ink on Paper

Evan Parker:
Evan Parker With Birds - For Steve Lacy [VINYL]

Maja Ratkje S.K.:
(Rune Grammofon)

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

/ Rodrigues Leblanc / Ferreira Lopes:
(Creative Sources)

Simon Rose / Steve Noble:
North Sea Night
(Not Two)

Jay Rosen / Brian Wilson:
Mystery Brothers
(Not Two)

Minami Saeki / Wakana Ikeda / Yoko Ikeda / Taku Sugimoto / Stefan Thut / Manfred Werder:

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

Taku Sugimoto / Minami Saeki:
Songs [2 CDs]

Toyozumi / Countryman / Montes:
Blue Incarnation (Improvisations for Kulintang)
(ChapChap Records)

Various Artists:
An Anthology of Greek Experimental Electronic Music 1966-2016 [2 CDs]
(Sub Rosa)

Various Artists:
An Anthology of Greek Experimental Electronic Music 1966-2016 [2 LPs]
(Sub Rosa)

(Creative Sources)

Zyft (Ziv Taubenfeld / Henk Zwerver / Maya Felixbrodt):
Midnight Tea Suite
(Creative Sources)

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