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SQUIDCO Email Update, May 30, 2019

     Squidco & The Squid's Ear
May 30, 2019

"There are multiple ways to experience music —
sensuous, intellectual, intuitive and through feeling.
How people experience music
may be more important than the processes and ideas."
—Pauline Oliveros

   Creative Artists

• Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O.
• Ferran Besalduch / Riuichi Daijo
• Falter Bramnk
• Cajlan / Wissel / Nillesen
• Dyberg / Masing / Rodrigues / Rodrigues / Jacobson
• Paul Flaherty
• Ken Ganfield x Kurt Liedwart x Petr Vrba
    [feat John Butcher / Isaiah Ceccarelli / Xavier Charles]
• Guillermo Gregorio / Brandon Lopez
• IQ+1
• Allen Lowe
• Pauline Oliveros
• Peter Orins
• Rodrigues / Rodrigues / Santos
• Joris Ruhl
• Charles Rumback
    (w / Jim Baker / James Singleton / Greg Ward)
• Spring Heel Jack / Wadada Leo Smith
• Various Artists
• Voort4
• Wabi Experience

Squid Bubbles  Essential Labels

Astral Spirits
Black Editions
Creative Sources
Lovely Music

Mikroton Recordings
Relative Pitch
Sound American
Tour de Bras
Umlaut Records



   Jazz & Improvisation

Besalduch, Ferran / Riuichi Daijo: Cumulonimbus
(Creative Sources)

Improvising Japanese guitarist Riuichi Daijo joins Spanish Bass & Sopranino saxophonist Ferran Besalduch for a series of non-idiomatic dialogs, from bright restrained to assertive interactions, unusual techniques from Besalduch and percussive asides on the guitar adding engaging ornaments to their conversation; a nice accompaniment to a bright day.
     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

Cajlan / Wissel / Nillesen: fourtyfour fiftythree
(Creative Sources)

A trio of improvisers recorded live at Exploratorium in Berlin, 2018, from Zemun prepared pianist Dusica Cajlan-Wissel, European percussionist Etienne Nillesen on extended snare drum, and improviser/sculptur Georg Wissel on prepared alto saxophone, through extended technique and preparations creating unusual sonic interactions of detail and restrained idiosyncratic discourse.
     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

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

Recording live in Berlin at Werkhalle Wiesenburg, the quartet of Portuguese father/son string players Ernesto Rodrigues on viola, Guilherme Rodrigues on cello, Danish saxophonist Mia Dyberg on alto sax, and Polish double bassist Tomo Jacobson present a precisely controlled concert of subtly detailed free improvisation using impressive technique and momentum.
     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

Flaherty, Paul : Focused & Bewildered
(Relative Pitch)

An expressive and truly unique tour de Force on the tenor and alto saxophones by American free jazz legend Paul Flaherty, recording in the studio for 10 improvisations showing strength, melodic beauty, powerful technique, unusual and idiosyncratic approaches to soloing, and above all, a distinctive and individual voice on the horn.
     Buy      $13.95      Listen          

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

The Quebec ensemble GGRIL of eclectic instrumentation, acoustic and electronic, with an open-minded approach to developing large-scale works bringing together approaches to improvisation and contemporary composition, here presenting three works from residencies with John Butcher, Isaiah Ceccarelli and Xavier Charles recorded from 2016 through 2018.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $17.95      Listen          

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

Known best for his Chicago trios, Argentinian born clarinetist Guillermo Gregorio joins forces with New York contrabassist Brandon Lopez for 12 "episodes" of free improvisation that never loses track of a jazz basis, both players using an arsenal of techniques, from circular breathing to extracting sound from the physical forms of their instruments.
     Buy      $13.95      Listen          

Lowe, Allen: An Avant Garde of Our Own: Disconnected Works 1980-2018 [8 CD BOX SET]

Issuing career-spanning work from saxophonist, guitarist, composer, and music historian Allen Lowe: 4 CDs of previously unreleased material, and four CDs of thematically arranged material previously available, with collaborators including Julius Hemphill, Marc Ribot, Matthew Shipp, Don Byron, Ben Goldberg, Roswell Rudd, Steve Swell, Bobby Zankel, Lou Grassi, &c. &c!
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $69.96          

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

Recording at the Pied Nu Festival, in Le Havre, France in 2018, the trio of Ernesto Rodrigues on viola, Guilherme Rodrigues on cello, and Carlos Santos on electronics present an extended and mysteriously subtle album of electroacoustic improvisation, detailed and remarkably controlled conversation of near telepathic anticipation from three intimate collaborators.
     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

Ruhl, Joris: Toile, Etoiles
(Umlaut Records)

Four improvisations in a series titled "Etoile" [star] and one composition using graphic notation titled "Toile" [canvas], from French clarinetist Joris Rhule, working with multiphonics and extended harmonic technique to extoll unusual sonorities from the single reed instrument, from fragile to forceful, fascinating examples of extreme sonic exploration.
     Buy      $14.95      Listen          

Rumback, Charles (w/ Jim Baker / James Singleton / Greg Ward): Cadillac Turns
(Astral Spirits)

After a chance encounter between bassist James Singleton and drummer Rumback, Steve Marquette, organizer of the Chicago-based Instigation Festival, paired the two to perform in the 2017 fest, Rumback adding Jim Baker on piano and Greg Ward on alto saxophone as they perform live versions of some of Rumback's finest and most lyrical compositions.
     Buy      $9.95      Listen          

Spring Heel Jack / Wadada Leo Smith: The Sweetness of the Water [VINYL]

A reissue of their 2004 album, the 4th on Thirsty Ear for the UK group Spring Heel Jack of Ashley Wales on guitar &, electronics, Mark Sanders on drums & timpani, John Coxon on guitar & keys, and John Edwards on bass, joined by Evan Parker on sax & piano, and special guest Wadada Leo Smith on trumpet, for a subtle album of sonic complexities, dramatic power and lyrical poise.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $25.95      Listen          

Voort4: Stroming
(Creative Sources)

The Netherlands quartet of Martin Tervoort on tenor & soprano saxophones and bass clarinet, Bert Kleijn on drums, Fons Sluijter on cello, and Bennie Timmer on guitars, in collective improvisation influenced by jazz, blues, salsa, pop, free improv and modern compositional music.
     Buy      $15.95      Listen          



Bramnk, Falter: Diez Seiz
(Creative Sources)

A mysterious and absorbing composition in 8 parts with 8 independent themes, composed to accompany the narrative of an exhibition in January 2018 by the Portuguese artist Sandra Gil at Galerie 9 in Lille, France, Bramnk's score combining acoustic, electronic, and studio components, this rendering adding viola from Guenola Fatout on several parts.
     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

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

Two compositions--"Unbearable" and "Nauseating"-from the synth & electronics trio of Ken Ganfield, Kurt Liedwart and Petr Vrba, starting with improvisations on three synthesizers and electronics brought to the extreme edge, the results remixed by Liedwart to create these outer limit tracks of sci-fi psychedelia and Gameboy nightmare; truly unique and disquieting music.
     Buy      $13.95      Listen          

IQ+1: Conversaphone Plus

Describing their approach to their submersive electroacoustic music as a seance, the Czech Republic septet IQ+1 with Peter Vrba, George Bagdasarov, Veronika Hladka, Jana Kneschke, Michal Zboril, and Katerina Bilejova release their 3rd album, a mix of strings, trumpet, clarinet, harmonium, synth, electronics & field recordings, creating a virtual acousmatic music of great detail.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $20.95      Listen          

Oliveros, Pauline: Crone Music
(Lovely Music)

Reissue of Pauline Oliveros' album of recordings from 1989-90, commissioned by Mamou Mines of the NY based experimental theater collective, for their production of Shakespeare's "Lear", with Panaiotis, co-founder of the Deep Listening Band, providing processing to expand Oliveros' solo accordion and her own pitch-modulated delays to create the sound of a full accordion ensemble.
     Buy      $12.95      Listen          

Wabi Experience : Wabi Experience
(Mikroton Recordings)

Czech improviser and sound musician Tomislav Federsel started work on this project in 2002, remixing in experimental forms the songs of Czech folk musician Wabi Danek, a project Federsel scrapped and rebuilt three times, Jaroslav Tarnovski joining in this ultimate version of the rich, imaginative and well-considered renderings of Danek's music.
     Buy      $13.95      Listen          



Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O.: [VINYL 2 LPs REMASTERED + DOWNLOAD]
(Black Editions)

The rock legacy that is Japan's Acid Mothers Temple led by guitarist Makoto Kawabata reissues their 1st album from 1997, an ensemble of 14 musicians including guitar, synth, sax, bass, drums, didgeridoo, magic cane, and penguin; a heady brew of hypnotic flowing psychedelic, prog-quoting kosmiche, starting their legacy with a prayer and ending with AMT for All!
     Buy      $32.95      Listen          



Orins, Peter : Happened By Accident
(Tour de Bras)

Two works for solo percussion from French drummer Peter Orins, a member of the Circum collective and Circum Grand Orchestra, and peer of Jean-Luc Guionnet, Satoko Fujii, &c.: the 6 part "Happened by Accident", a work of subtle, building percussive work using unusual techniques and sources; and James Tenney's "Having Never Written A Note For Percussion".
     Buy      $14.95      Listen          


   Books & Magazines

Various Artists : Sound American Volume 21 The Change Issue [BOOK]
(Sound American/Pleasure of the Text Records)

Words by or about Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste, Ornette Coleman, Nicole Kaack, Bradford Bailey, G. Lucas Crane, Jennie Gottschalk, Ambrose Akinmusire, Mats Gustafsson, Peter Margasak, Terry Riley, Kim Brandt, John Cage, Josh Sinton, Edgard Varese, Marc Hannaford, John Zorn, Matthew Mehlan, Million Tongues Festival, Alex Mincek, Lester St. Louis, & Steve Lehman.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $14.95          

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

Eddie Prevost / John Butcher: Visionary Fantasies (Matchless)

Eddie Prevost / John Butcher:
Visionary Fantasies

Jimmy Giuffre 3: Graz Live 1961 (Hat Hut Ezz-thetics)

Jimmy Giuffre 3:
Graz Live 1961
(Hat Hut Ezz-thetics)

Thanos Chrysakis / Sue Lynch / James O'Sullivan / Joe Wright: Iridescent Strand (Aural Terrains)

Thanos Chrysakis / Sue Lynch / James O'Sullivan / Joe Wright:
Iridescent Strand
(Aural Terrains)

Samuel Blaser Trio: Taktlos Zurich 2017 (hatOLOGY)

Samuel Blaser Trio:
Taktlos Zurich 2017

 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.


Jason Alder / Thanos Chrysakis / Caroline Kraabel / Yoni Silver:
Music for Baritone Saxophone, Bass Clarinets & Electronics
(Aural Terrains)

Angles 9:
Beyond Us
(Clean Feed)

Derek Bailey / Han Bennink / Evan Parker:
Topographie Parisienne [3 CDs]
(Fou Records)

Ilia Belorukov / Gabriel Ferrandini:
(Clean Feed)

Mark Dresser Seven (Nicole Mitchell / Ehlrlich / GoGwilt / Dessen / White / Black / McLagan):
Ain't Nothing But A Cyber Coup & You
(Clean Feed)

Marc Ducret:
Lady M

Harris Eisenstadt (Malaby / Roebke / Bishop):
Old Growth Forest II [CASSETTE w/DOWNLOAD]
(Astral Spirits)

Harris Eisenstadt (Malaby / Roebke / Bishop):
Old Growth Forest II [CD]
(Astral Spirits)

Electric Bird Noise:

Gabriel Ferrandini :
(Clean Feed)

Greene / Smith / Moses:
Life's Intense Mystery
(Astral Spirits)

Greene / Smith / Moses:
Life's Intense Mystery [CASSETTE w/DOWNLOAD]
(Astral Spirits)

Urs Leimgruber / Jean-Marc Foussat:
Face to Face [2 CDS]
(Fou Records)

Luis Lopes :
Love Song: Post Ruins

Sei Miguel:
O Carro De Fogo De Sei Miguel [VINYL]
(Clean Feed)

Gabriele Mitelli / Rob Mazurek:
Star Splitter
(Clean Feed)

Gabriele Mitelli / Rob Mazurek:
Star Splitter [VINYL]
(Clean Feed)

Monopiece / Jaap Blonk (Corde / Robidoux / Russell):

Evan Parker / Kinetics (Anderskove / Melbye / Vestergaard):
(Clean Feed)

Scheen Jazzorkester / Thomas Johansson:
As We See It...
(Clean Feed)

Shirosihi / Golia / Fujioka / Cline:
(Astral Spirits)

Shirosihi / Golia / Fujioka / Cline:
(Astral Spirits)

Daniel Studer (w/ Loriot / Zimmerlin / Zoubek):
Extended_ For Strings & Piano
(Hat Hut Ezz-Thetics)

Thomas / Butcher / Solberg :
Fictional Souvenirs [CASSETTE]
(Astral Spirits)

Thomas / Butcher / Solberg :
Fictional Souvenirs [CD]
(Astral Spirits)

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

 Squidco Workspace

Squidco, 332 Shipyard Blvd., Wilmington, NC 28412

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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