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SQUIDCO Email Update, April 25, 2019

     Squidco & The Squid's Ear
April 25, 2019

"Music is communicated through interpretation,
And the performers as well as the listeners are active in the process."
—Maja Ratkje

   Creative Artists

• Joshua Abrams And Natural Information Society
• Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O.
• Chicago Odense Ensemble
• Angharad Davies/Rie Nakajima/Alice Purton
• Dave Douglas
• Julius Eastman/Apartment House
• Luc Ferrari
• Magnus Granberg/Skogen
• Zlatko Kaucic
    (w/ E. Parker, Fernandez, Mazur, Anger, Majewski, Minton, Bauer)
• Klaus Lang/Golden Fur
• Regis Lariviere Renouard
• Masing/Lin/Tallone/Rodrigues/Zek
• Roscoe Mitchell Orchestra
• Maja S.K. Ratkje
• Wolfgang Schwabe/Hui-Chun Lin
• Surplus 1980 Collectiv Ensembl With G.W. Sok
• Toyozumi/Countryman/Montes
• An Anthology of Greek Experimental Electronic Music

Squid Bubbles  Essential Labels

Another Timbre
Bam Balam Records
ChapChap Records
Creative Sources
Edition Rz
El Paraiso Records

Greenleaf Music
Music a la Coque
Not Two
Recollection GRM
Rune Grammofon
Sub Rosa
Wide Hive



   Jazz & Improvisation

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

Two large hypnotic works and 2 shorter pieces from Chicago's Natural Information Society led by Joshua Abrams on gimbri in an eight-piece acoustic band with Lisa Alvarado on harmonium & gongs, Mikel Avery on tam-tam & gongs, Ben Boye on autoharp & piano, Hamid Drake on tabla & tar, Ben Lamar Gay on cornet, Nick Mazzarella on saxophone, and Jason Stein on bass clarinet.
     Buy      $18.95      Listen          

Chicago Odense Ensemble:
(El Paraiso Records)

In 2008 the Danish group Causa Sui of guitarist Jonas Munk and drummer Jakob Skott ventured to Chicago, meeting and setting up the studio session for this excellent electric jazz session in a 70's Miles mode, with cornetist Rob Mazurek and Tortoise members Jeff Parker and Dan Bitney.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

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

Three free improvising women--Angharad Davies, Rie Nakajima, and Alice Purton--met in the church in the tiny hamlet of Dethick, near Matlock, Derbyshire, over the course of two days developing the ten pieces of this album using an impressive set of stringed and percussive instruments, objects, and mysterious sources to create these fascinating sonic evocations.
     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

Douglas, Dave: Showing Up / The Power of the Vote [7" VINYL]
(Greenleaf Music)

2019 Record Store Day release, a 7" from trumpeter Dave Douglas in two different configurations: the lead track from his album "Engage" featuring guitarist Jeff Parker and cellist Tomeka Reid along with Anna Webber, Nick Dunston & Kate Gentile; and a B-Side from 2018's "Uplift" featuring Joe Lovano and Bill Laswell alongside Mary Halvorson, Julian Lage, and Ian Chang.
     Buy      $10.95          

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

Slovenian percussionist Zlatko Kaucic reinforces the title of his "Diversity" box set over 5 CDs in a variety of solo, duo, trio and quartet setting, including some of the UK & Europe's finest improvisers--Evan Parker, Agusti Fernandez, Lotte Anker, Artur Majewski, Rafal Mazur, Phil Minton, and Johannes Bauer--an excellent example of his wide-ranging work as an improviser.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $64.95      Listen          

Masing / Lin / Tallone / Rodrigues / Zek: Buratino
(Creative Sources)

A quintet of strings, hurdy gurdy, and amplified objects from Elo Masing on violin, Ernesto Rodrigues on viola, Hui-Chun Lin on cello, Caroline Cecilia Tallone on hurdy gurdy, objects, and Ame Zek on 12 string guitar, objects, recording in the studio for this 5 part improvisation, the hurdy-gurdy adding sustained mystery to a balance of subdued and assertive interaction.
     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

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

Roscoe Mitchell 25 Piece Orchestra returns with an outstanding follow-up to his 2017 release "Discussions", recorded in concert at the Littlefield Auditorium in Mills College, reworking earlier pieces that take advantages of Mitchell's systems designed to articulate and capitalize on the tensions between composition and improvisation; an impressive achievement.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $14.95      Listen          

Ratkje, Maja S.K.: Sult
(Rune Grammofon)

Starting with a pipe organ, adding metal tubes, PVC tubes, a wind machine, guitar strings, a bass string, a resin thread, metal and glass percussion, and a bow, Maja SK Ratjke developed this unusual instrument for a live performance in Jo Stromgren's ballet "Sult" ("Hunger"), taking the instrument to the studio for this extraordinarily interesting album of keys and song.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

Schwabe, Wolfgang / Hui-Chun Lin: 180818
(Creative Sources)

A unique pairing of strings from Berlin improviser Wolfgang Schwabe performing on the Guqin, or Qin, a plucked seven-string Chinese musical instrument of the zither family, and Hui-Chun Lin on cello and voice, finding common ground in instant compositions of exotic string figures plucked and bowed, with Hui-Chun Lin sometimes adding emotional release in voice.
     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

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

Also known as "Improvisations for Kulintang", this live album of energetic and informed free jazz occurred between legendary Japanese percussionist Sabu Toyozumi and Philippine-based saxophonist Rick Countryman in Dec 2018, with featured guest Tusa Montes performing on prepared Kulintang percussion, a set of horizontally laid gongs that add tympanic melody.
     Buy      $9.95      Listen          



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

Two works from French composer Luc Ferrari: "Music Promenade" (1964-69) an electroacoustic work for four stand-alone tape recorders presenting a series of colliding realistic sounds and sonic images; and "Unheimlich Schon" (1971), a quiet work of Musique concrete with spoken word--"How does a young woman breathe when thinking about something else?"
     Buy      $22.95      Listen          

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

Acousmatic compositions--works of sound having no relationship to concrete elements--from French composer Regis Renouard Lariviere, using bold sounds structures in three major works from 2002, 2010 & 2013, each exploring sonic environments affected by tone, timbre, time and pitch in fascinating and gripping ways; profoundly interesting and otherworldy.
     Buy      $22.95      Listen          

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

An anthology of contemporary Greek experimental composers focused primarily on works since the 1980s, attempting to map the breadth of approaches while delineating different understandings of what "Greek" or "experimental" may stand for, by means of zeroing in on the numerous, often overlapping, realities and micro-scenes that are associated with the former.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $19.95      Listen          

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

Vinyl 2-LP edition of the CD listed above.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $24.95      Listen          



Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O.: Invisible Eyes And Phantom Cathedral [VINYL]
(Bam Balam Records)

One of the most significant Japanese psych bands, Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O.'s official RSD release has a distinct Gong/Can feel about it, with the 2019 lineup of Kawabata Makoto: guitar, synthesizer, speed guru; Higashi Hiroshi: synthesizer, noodle god; Jyonson Tsu: vocal, guitar, bouzouki; Satoshima Nani: drums, another dimension; Wolf: bass, space & time.
     Buy      $25.95          

Surplus 1980 Collectiv Ensembl With G.W. Sok : Forget All This
(Music a la Coque)

Surplus 1980 Collectiv Ensembl takes the current members of drummer Moe! Staiano's Surplus 1980 along with associated musicians, including Kyle Bruckmann, John Shiurba, Vicky Grossi, Paul Costuros, &c, with vocals from Dutch vocalist G.W. Sok (The Ex), in an album of avant post-punk rock, sophisticated but determined and pointed music, an unusual hybrid of impressive styles.
     Buy      $9.95      Listen          



Eastman, Julius / Apartment House: Femenine
(Another Timbre)

A live recording of Julius Eastman's 1974 work "Femenine" performed by Apartment House led by cellist Anton Lukoszevieze, with Simon Limbrick on vibraphone, Kerry Yong on piano, Mark Knoop on keyboard, Mira Benjamin on violin, and Gavin Morrison and Emma Williams on flute, an ecstatic and intricate work using a repeating figure contrasted with both asynchronous and complementing backgrounds.
     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

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

Composer Magnus Granberg took influences from Schubert's song cycle "Die Winterreise", extracting tonal material, which he merged with rhythmic influences from medieval English folk music and a song by Dowland, merging them into a temporal framework for this large and subtle composition, executed by a setpet including Angharad Davies, Erik Carlsson, Henrik Olsson, d'incise, &c.
     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

Lang, Klaus / Golden Fur : Beissel
(Another Timbre)

A collaboration between Austrian composer/organist Klaus Lang and the Golden Fur ensemble of Samuel Dunscombe on clarinet, Judith Hamann on cello & James Rushford on viola & harmonium, reworking a hymn from 18th century composer Johann Conrad Beissel, using an algorithmic system to reinterpret the piece through orchestration, dynamic movement, harmonic density & harmonicity.
     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

Various Artists: 20 Jahre Inventionen VI
(Edition Rz)

New Pricing April 2019: Recordings from the Berlin Inventionen Festivals for New Music 2005 and 2006 featuring compositions by Edgar Barroso ("ODD"); Mario Verandi ("Comme un jeu des images"); Paul Wilson ("Trhough the Rain"); Ricardo Climent ("Wallwoodpeckers"); Vladimir Djambazov ("The Secret Life of a Snare Drum"); and Ludger Brummer ("Glasharle").
     Buy      $9.95      Listen          

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 In Stock and Ready to Ship

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• You can see the newest additions to our catalog in our Just In Stock Section.

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Christine Abdelnour / Chris Corsano:
Quand Fond La Neige, Oł Va Le Blanc ?
(Relative Pitch)

Bruce Ackley / Fred Frith / Henry Kaiser / Aram Shelton:
Unexpected Twins
(Relative Pitch)

Baczkowski / Lopez / Corsano:
Old Smoke
(Relative Pitch)

Ferran Besalduch / Riuichi Daijo:
(Creative Sources)

Falter Bramnk:
Diez Seiz
(Creative Sources)

Nicolas Caloia / Yves Charuest / Karl Fousek :
(Astral Spirits)

Eugene Chadbourne / Henry Kaiser:
Wind Crystals: Guitar Duets By Wadada Leo Smith
(Relative Pitch)

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

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

Daniel Erdmann / Samuel Rohrer / Vincent Courtois / Frank Mobus:
Ten Songs About Real Utopia

Daniel Erdmann / Samuel Rohrer / Vincent Courtois / Frank Mobus:
Ten Songs About Real Utopia

Paul Flaherty :
Focused & Bewildered
(Relative Pitch)

Mario Franco / Samuel Rohrer / Joao Paulo Esteves da Silva:

Fred Frith :
All Is Always Now (Live at the Stone)[3 CDs]

Klaus Gesing / Bjorn Meyer / Samuel Rohrer :

Klaus Gesing / Bjorn Meyer / Samuel Rohrer :

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

Guillermo Gregorio / Brandon Lopez:
12 Episodes
(Relative Pitch)

Anne Guthrie / Seymour Wright:
Chelsea Bridge
(Wind Measure Recordings)

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

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

Caroline Kraabel :
Last1 And Last2

Christina Kubisch :
Schall und Klang
(Fragment Factory)

Yasumune Morishige / Yoko Ikeda / Takashi Masubuchi:

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

Angelika Niescier (w/ Christopher Tordini / Gerald Cleaver feat Jonathan Finlayson):
New York Trio

Ben Owen :
(Wind Measure Recordings)

Jessica Pavone:
In The Action
(Relative Pitch)

Tomeka Reid / Filippo Monaco:
The Mouser
(Relative Pitch)

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

/ Rodrigues Leblanc / Ferreira Lopes:
(Creative Sources)

Stefan Roigk :
Suffering For The Promised [VINYL]
(Fragment Factory)

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:

Udo Schindler / Jaap Blonk:
Hillside Talks
(Relative Pitch)

Spires That In The Sunset Rise:
House Ecstatic [CASSETTE w/DOWNLOAD]
(Astral Spirits)

Stellari String Quartet (Wachsmann / Hug / Mattos / Edwards):

Taku Sugimoto / Minami Saeki:
Songs [2 CDs]

Yves Theiler Trio (w/ Luca Sisera / Lukas Mantel):

Sabu Toyozumi:
Chasing The Sun
(ChapChap Records)

(Creative Sources)

Pierce Warnecke / Louis Laurain:
Phonotypic Plasticity [CASSETTE w/DOWNLOAD]
(Astral Spirits)

Jacob Wick / Phil Sudderberg:
Combinatory Pleasures [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]
(Astral Spirits)

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

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