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SQUIDCO Email Update, May 3, 2019

     Squidco & The Squid's Ear
May 3, 2019

"The first thing to say about improvising and composing
Is that the music emanates from the same body —
The brain and the heart (soul)
Working at the music in a totally committed way."
—Barry Guy

   Creative Artists

• Abrams, Joshua and Natural Information Society
• Cheval Gris
• Common Objects
• Daniel Erdmann/Samuel Rohrer/Vincent Courtois/Frank Mobus
• Mario Franco/Samuel Rohrer/Joao Paulo Esteves da Silva
• Fred Frith
• Klaus Gesing/Bjorn Meyer/Samuel Rohrer
• Panda/Scarassatti/Yoshihide/Hartmann
• Anne Guthrie/Seymour Wright
• Barry Guy's Blue Shroud Band
• Kanute
• Yasumune Morishige/Yoko Ikeda/Takashi Masubuchi
• Toshimaru Nakamura/Ken Ikeda/Tomoyoshi Date
• Ben Owen
• Rodrigues/Leblanc/Lopes
• Simon Rose/Steve Noble
• Jay Rosen/Brian Willson
• Saeki/Ikeda/Ikeda/Sugimoto/Thut/Werder
• Taku Sugimoto/Minami Saeki

Squid Bubbles  Essential Labels

Bad Architect Records
Creative Sources

Not Two
Wind Measure Recordings



   Jazz & Improvisation

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

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      $44.95      Listen          

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

Distributing the group--John Butcher, Angharad Davies, Lina Lapelyte, Lee Patterson, Pat Thomas, and Rhodri Davies--inside the Pitt Rivers Museum in Oxford, John Butcher chose 4 shamanic objects from the museum's ethnographic collection, evoking water, air, earth, spirit, ritual and utility, used as a score orchestrating varying combinations of players; intense and profound improvisation.
Squidco Pick

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

The 3rd album from the quartet of saxophonist Daniel Erdmann, drummer Samuel Rohrer, guitarist Frank Mobus and cellist Vincent Courtois, 10 "songs" that uses lyrical settings as a basis for avant soloing in compositions that find adept union points that yield to turbulence, billowing clouds that yield thunderous moments then clear to sophisticated tranquility.
Squidco Pick

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Erdmann, Daniel / Samuel Rohrer / Vincent Courtois / Frank Mobus: Ten Songs About Real Utopia [VINYL]

Vinyl edition of the CD listed above.
Squidco Pick

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

A lyrical piano trio album from Swiss drummer Samuel Rohrer and two Portuguese musicians, pianist Joao Paulo Esteves da Silva and bassist Mario Franco, recording in France for 13 sophisticated pieces of melodic compositions used as a jumping off point for nuanced improvisation and exploration, all three revealing beauty in embraceable motifs and luminous song.
     Buy      $14.95      Listen          

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

Guitarist Fred Frith performed 80 concerts at NY's The Stone between 2006-2016, in diverse configurations of duos, trios, quartets and large ensembles with some of the planet's finest improvisers, of which 23 recordings, titled from NY Times headlines of each concert's day, are presented in this essential 3-CD package, which includes a 24 page booklet detailing the collection.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $45.95      Listen          

Gesing, Klaus / Bjorn Meyer / Samuel Rohrer : Amiira

The second album from German saxophonist and clarinetist Klaus Gesing, Swedish bassist Bjorn Meyer, and Swiss drummer Samuel Rohrer, co-composing the rich atmospheres of timbre, textured percussion and propulsive beats, landscapes over which their playing intertwines in lyrical progressions, very much in an ECM vein of rich subtlety and imaginative playing.
     Buy      $14.95      Listen          

Gesing, Klaus / Bjorn Meyer / Samuel Rohrer : Amiira [VINYL]

Vinyl edition of the CD listed above.
     Buy      $19.95      Listen          

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

Recorded at the 2017 Improfest (Festival Internacional de Improvisacao e Arte Sonora) in Sao Paulo, the quartet of Marco Scarassatti, Antonio Panda Gianfratti, Paulo Hartmann, & Otomo Yoshide bring viola de cocho, percussion, self-made instruments, turntable, guitar, and prepared chiquita to a superb concert of wide-ranging improvisations named by geographical location.
     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

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

Barry Guy's Blue Shroud Band is the bassist's ensemble performing in a variety of configurations, capable of executing his sophisticated compositions that pay hommage or reflect larger subjects, here in 5 CDs of performances at Alchemia Club and on Radio Krakow in Poland, approaching the work of late pianist Cecil Taylor through multi-part Odes, Meditations, and even some "Strange Loops".
Squidco Pick

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Kanute (Bergstrom / Abildgaard / Okland): C.995
(Creative Sources)

Free improvisation from the Norwegian trio of Dorothea Okland (voice), Ferdinand Bergstrom (guitar), and Olav Abildgaard (percussion), in 7 non-idiomatic interactions of quirky dialog, Okland's fragmented language interacting with Abilgaard's quick, scrabbly approach to nonspecific objects and Bergstrom's acoustic guitar abstract progressions or chord structures; enjoyably odd.
     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

Morishige, Yasumune / Yoko Ikeda / Takashi Masubuchi: Shade

A live recording of a concert at Ftarri in 2018, performed by Yasumune Morishige (cello), Yoko Ikeda (viola), and Takashi Masubuchi (guitar), three improvisers active mainly in Tokyo, in an entrancing confluence of strings building from delicate weaving of languorous tones with pizzicato interventions to an assertive second section, that then furtively dissolves; spellbinding.
     Buy      $16.95      Listen          

Nakamura, Toshimaru / Ken Ikeda / Tomoyoshi Date: Ink on Paper

The second recorded collaboration of Japanese no-input mixing board player Toshimaru Nakamura with London-based electronic artist Ken Ikeda and Japanese sound artist Tomoyoshi Date, a large, rich and detailed work of slowly evolving sonic environments, showing masterful control in developing sumptuous sound and then subtly deflecting it with unusual excursions.
Squidco Pick

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Rodrigues, / Leblanc / Ferreira Lopes: Montreal
(Creative Sources)

Named for the city in which it was recorded, the trio of Karoline Leblanc on harpsichord, Ernesto Rodrigues on viola, and Paulo J Ferreira Lopes on gongs & cymbals, is a mysterious and ritualistic album, Lopes' gongs slowly intoning as the strings use unusual techniques, much of the harpsichord played inside; a subtle and beautiful reflection of historic Montreal.
     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

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

An impressive concert of free jazz from the UK duo of Simon Rose on baritone sax and Steve Noble on drums, their collaborations over many years, particularly their working relationship in their trio with Simon H. Fell, bringing obvious confidence in their conversation as each pushes their playing into both energetic and reflective moments of masterful skill.
Squidco Pick

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

Official issue of the drumming duo of Jay Rosen (Trio X, Cosmosomatics) and Brian Wilson (Pauline Oliveros, Ivo Perelman), performing at Whitman Hall in Brooklyn College in 2008, presenting 5 concertos for two drums written by both performers, through pristine recordings demonstrating melodicism through rhythm as they explore a wide range of timbre and color.
     Buy      $13.95      Listen          

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

While touring Europe in the autumn of 2017, Minami Saeki (voice), Wakana Ikeda (flute), Yoko Ikeda (viola), and Taku Sugimoto (guitar) visited Switzerland and met up with Swiss musicians Stefan Thut (cello) and Manfred Werder (glockenspiel & typewriter), recording these five minimal improvisations in a recording session at the concert venue Theater Delly.
     Buy      $16.95      Listen          



Cheval Gris: Candor Cloak
(Bad Architect Records)

Combining the work of 18 artists chosen to interpret a series of sacred rites that took place deep within the woods by an elite shaman of an Amazon tribe, including Squidco's own Carl Kruger & phil zampino, Cheval Gris (Ryan Lewis) weaves an incredible story in sound, a virtual soundtrack of rich aural environments, concrete elements, and ritualistic sound.
     Buy      $9.95      Listen          

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

Bringing field recordings from New York and London, French Horn player Anne Guthrie and alto saxophone player Seymour Wright focus on London's Chelsea Bridge, also referencing the standard by Billy Strayhorn, as the two collaborators assemble a curiously fascinating narrative from location recordings and recordings of their extended and unique instrumental techniques.
     Buy      $11.95      Listen          

Owen, Ben : Turning
(Wind Measure Recordings)

Using a reel to reel deck, a mixer, electronics, and extraneous room sound, Brooklyn-based Ben Owens creates an album of contrasting drones and spaces, harmonically rich or pure tones contrasting with slowly drawn tape and abstract environmental sound, bringing enigmatic moments amidst drifting hiss and subliminal resonance; mysterious and intriguing.
     Buy      $11.95      Listen          

Sugimoto, Taku / Minami Saeki: Songs [2 CDs]

Guitarist Taku Sugimoto and vocalist Minami Saeki developed the concept of this album--extremely short, simple songs performed slowly and quietly, with few sounds, using vocals and guitar only, alongside a few subtle guest, revealing a mysterious organization guiding their work--first released as a single CD in 2016, and now expanded in a 2-CD edition.
     Buy      $21.95      Listen          

The Squid's Ear The Squid's Ear is Squidco's companion online magazine, featuring reviews of Squidco items from independent writers.

 Recent Reviews on The Squid's Ear

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Chris Pitsiokos / CP Unit:
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HMMH (Hetu / Martel / Mouchous / Hubsch): Fleur de chaos (Ambiances Magnetiques)

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(Ambiances Magnetiques)

 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.

• You can ask to have us email you when Upcoming Releases are in stock.


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

Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O.:
Hallelujah Mystic Garden Part Two [VINYL]
(Important Records)

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

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

Michel Banabila :
(Tapu Record)

Ferran Besalduch / Riuichi Daijo:
(Creative Sources)

Falter Bramnk:
Diez Seiz
(Creative Sources)

Tony Buck / Massimo Pupillo:
Time Being [VINYL]
(Trost Records)

Tony Buck / Massimo Pupillo:
(Trost Records)

Anthony Burr / Charles Curtis:
Chamber Music: Alvin Lucier & Morton Feldman
(Important Records)

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

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

Denzler / Grip / Johansson:
Zyklus 1 [2 CDs]
(Umlaut Records / SJ)

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

Paul Flaherty :
Focused & Bewildered
(Relative Pitch)

Ken Ganfield x Kurt Liedwart x Petr Vrba:
Something Wrong There
(Mikroton Recordings)

GGRIL [feat John Butcher / Isaiah Ceccarelli / Xavier Charles]:
Facon [2 CDs]

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

Mats Gustafsson / Christian Marclay:
Link [VINYL]
(Smalltown Superjazzz / Actions for Free Jazz)

Conversaphone Plus

Caroline Kraabel :
Last1 And Last2

Christina Kubisch :
Schall und Klang
(Fragment Factory)

Alvin Lucier:
Orpheus Variations
(Important Records)

Mopcut (Konig / Desprez / Chen):
Accelerated Frames Of Reference [VINYL]
(Trost Records)

#133 Spring 2019 [MAGAZINE + CD]

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

Peter Orins :
Happened By Accident
(Tour de Bras)

Pateras / Baxter / Brown:

Jessica Pavone:
In The Action
(Relative Pitch)

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

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

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

Joris Ruhl:
Toile, Etoiles
(Umlaut Records)

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

Sista Maj (Segel / Tuominin / Axelsson / Wiberg):
Localized Pockets of Negative Entropy [VINYL 2 LPs]

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

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

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

Sabu Toyozumi:
Chasing The Sun
(ChapChap Records)

Umlaut Big Band:
Plays Don Redman: The King Of Bungle Bar
(Umlaut Records)

(Creative Sources)

Wabi Experience :
Wabi Experience
(Mikroton Recordings)

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)

 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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