.: Dada Mail

:: Squidco archives ::

SQUIDCO Email Update + 25% Sale, September 13, 2019

     Squidco & The Squid's Ear
September 13, 2019

"When you make yourself do something,
Other things flower from that."
—Rob Mazurek

   Creative Artists

• Susan Alcorn / Joe McPhee / Ken Vandermark
• Oren Ambarchi
• Martin Archer
• Beck Hunters
• Jeb Bishop/Alex Ward/Weasel Walter
• Eugene Chadbourne
• Jonathon Crompton
• Eclectic Maybe Band
• Flying Luttenbachers, The
• Frostlake
• Keiji Haino/Jim O'Rourke/Oren Ambarchi
• Mark Hanslip/Emil Karlsen
• Emil Karlsen
• Leap of Faith
• Limbo Ensemble
• Rob Mazurek
• Pauline Oliveros
• Pauline Oliveros/Guy Klucevsek
• Sfyria Trio
• Keith Tippett
• Michael Zerang

Squid Bubbles  Essential Labels

Astral Spirits
Black Truffle
Creative Sources
Editions Mego
Evil Clown
Feeding Tube Records

God Records
Holidays Records
Important Records
New Lab Records




Squidco 25% Sale

This weekend, we're offering 25% off a list of more than 350 albums in a selection of CDs, LPs, Cassettes, DVDs and Books from our catalog of Jazz & Improvised Music, Compositional, Experimental, and Rock-Based forms. Take a good look at this list of excellent releases from masterful musicians, but hurry - this sale ends Sunday, September 15th at midnight!

Click to See Sales Items

Labels in this sale include: 3acreTract(s), 577, 7272music, 910 Noise, Abaton, Abolipop Records, ACK Recordings, Amorfon, antiopic, Aubjects, Aural Terrains, Barnyard, Batterrie, BeCoq, Bicephalic, Black Note, Bolt, Bor Land / Soopa, Bug Incision Records, Clang, Clean Feed, Creative Sources, Cyland Audio Archive, D'Autres Cordes, Discombobulate, Drip Audio, Edition Rz, Edition Wandelweiser Records, Eema Records, Erototox Decodings, escape from dude mountain, Evil Clown, Farai-Records, Fou Records, Fragment Factory, free103.9, Fuzzworld Record, Herbal International, House Leek Audio, IDEA Intermedia, Improvising Beings, Inkanish, IntangibleCat, IRCdiscs / Impressus, JVTLANDT, Kazemat, Machinefabriek, Malasartes, Metaharmonic, Mikroton Recordings, Montrillion, Moving Furniture, Music a la Coque, Musicworks, Mystery School Records, Nakama Records, Neither/Nor Records, NO LABEL, Not On Label, Not Yet Records, Nyoba Kan, Obvious Music, Ourodisc, Palaver Press, Public Eyesore, Ra Sounds, Rapid Moment Raquy Music, Red Toucan, Roeba, Run/Off Editions, Samizdat, Saturn Musikk, Scared Records, Self Released, Shhpuma, Silber, Silber Media, Soopa, Splitrec, Spool, StepUp, Taut Recordings, Tour de Bras, Umlaut Records, Unsounds, Winds Measure.

Orders must be placed through our shopping cart, prices shown are the discounted price. In-stock items only, items will disappear from the store if they sell out. Sale items are not eligible for reward points. Sale ends Sunday, September 15, 2019 at 23:59 EST, GMT-5.

   Jazz & Improvisation

Alcorn, Susan / Joe McPhee / Ken Vandermark: Invitation To A Dream
(Astral Spirits)

An excellent album of informed free improvisation in the debut of this masterful trio of legendary musicians spread across the US--Joe McPhee on soprano sax & pocket trumpet [NY], Ken Vandermark on tenor sax & clarinet [Chicago], and Susan Alcorn on pedal steel guitar [Texas], a profound album from assertive to introspective playing in seven captivating collective improvisations.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $19.95      Listen          

Archer, Martin : Another Fantastic Individual

Reflecting on the Horweb Sax Quartet he was a member of during the 80s, UK improvising saxophonist Martin Archer uses AACM influences (and covers one Roscoe Mitchell piece) as he plays all parts of a series of "solo" saxophone recordings, layering his playing alone and in harmony, in call and response, and in insanely creative ways that never cease to engage his listeners.
     Buy      $13.95      Listen          

Beck Hunters: Has It Been Found?

UK Tenor saxophonist and bassoonist Beck Hunter (Feet Packets, Gated Community) leads his trio with Anton Hunter on guitar and Johnny Hunter on drums, their second album of confident, self-possessed free improvisation with both an assertive edge and excellent exploratory moments, a sense of humor and a serious intent, a great example of collective improv.
     Buy      $14.95      Listen          

Bishop, Jeb / Alex Ward / Weasel Walter: Flayed

An assertive album of free improv bringing together players from New York (drummer Weasel Walters), London (clarinetist & electric guitarist Alex Ward), and Chicago (trombonist Jeb Bishop), their previous shared projects and cross-genre intentions in rock, hardcore jazz and other experimental forms leading to this wonderfully quirky and masterful album of excoriating free jazz.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $13.95      Listen          

Crompton, Jonathon : Intuit
(New Lab Records)

The debut as a leader for Australian saxophonist residing in Brooklyn, Jonathan Crompton, in a strong album of original compositions with astute arrangements over a diverse set of styles, moods and complexity, performed brilliantly with 4 saxophonists (Crompton, Ingrid Laubrock, Patrick Breiner & Patrick Booth), plus Adam Hopkins (bass) and Kate Gentile (drums).
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $14.95      Listen          

Flying Luttenbachers, The: Shattered Dimension [VINYL 2 LPs]
(God Records)

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      $32.95      Listen          

Hanslip, Mark / Emil Karlsen: Planish

Saxophonist Mark Hanslip and drummer Emil Karlsen, two active figures on the UK free improv and jazz scene, in a sax & drum duo fueled by live performances, here in their first album of informed and exploratory dialog, five works that run the gamut from textural open playing to fiery free jazz, a solid first endeavor and addition to Karlsen's Noumenon label.
     Buy      $10.95      Listen          

Karlsen, Emil: Flux

Norwegian-born drummer Emil Karlsen living in London presents his first solo drum album, and the first album on his Noumenon label, a series of 11 dynamic compositions and improvisations exploring extended techniques, timbre and textures, inspired as much by the likes of Cecil Taylor and Andrew Cyrille as by John Cage and Igor Stravinsky.
     Buy      $16.95      Listen          

Leap of Faith: First Principles
(Evil Clown)

Performed by a core set of 7 players who frequent the Boston-area Evil Clown collective, this subgroup from the Leap of Faith Orchestra is caught live at Third Life Studios in Somerville, MA, in a drummer-less setting of rhythm from PEK's arsenal of percussive devices and instruments, for a diverse & extended work of transformations across highly varied sonorities.
     Buy      $11.95      Listen          

Limbo Ensemble: Limbo
(Creative Sources)

A fascinating confluence of improvisation and contemporary compositional approaches from this Spanish ensemble led by composer and drummer Nasim Lopez Palacios, using 5 reeds, trumpet, flute, piano, electric guitar, harp, double bass, drums and electronics in an extended work exploring space, tension and motion, with a beautiful build to catharsis.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

Mazurek, Rob: Desert Encrypts Vol. 1
(Astral Spirits)

The third volume in trumpeter Rob Mazurek's Marfa Trilogy, inspired by the desert surroundings of Marfa, TX where Mazurek held his first Desert Encrypts Festival, this album captured live with the superb quartet of Kris Davis on piano, Chad Taylor on drums, and Ingebrigt Haker-Flaten on bass, for 6 passionate and compelling works of modern jazz.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $11.95      Listen          

Oliveros, Pauline: Tara's Room [VINYL]
(Important Records)

One of two reissues from the collaboration of Important Records and the Pauline Oliveros Trust, this solo accordion album from Pauline Oliveros self-released in 1987 on cassette is a rich album in the vein of her Deep Listening work, two warmly beautiful pieces using a just intonation accordion and her Expanded Instrument System in order to bend time and pitch.
     Buy      $28.95      Listen          

Sfyria Trio: Rockefeller Concert [CASSETTE]
(Astral Spirits)

Since 2016 Sfyria Trio is the Chicago/NY free improvising trio of tenor saxophonist Sam Decker (Shorve, Logan Strosahl Team, Green and Grass), bassist Charlie Kirchen (The Few, Rooms, Charlie Kirchen Quartet), and drummer Matt Carroll (Ohmme, Typical Sisters, Rooms), performing their unique improv idiom incorporating elements from a wide range of musical perspectives.
     Buy      $7.95      Listen          

Tippett, Keith: The Unlonely Raindancer

Mujician pianist Keith Tippetts embarked on his first solo tour in 1979, capturing these concert recordings that were originally released in 1980 on vinyl on the Universe Label; long out of print, Discus has revived these extraordinary recordings, showing the incredible technical abilities, endurance, and quick-witted creative powers of this legendary improviser.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

Zerang, Michael: Asssyrian Caesarean [VINYL]
(Holidays Records)

His first solo album in a career spanning back to 1976, Chicago percussionist Michael Zerang presents a diverse set of improvisations demonstrating the wealth of approaches he has developed over the year, including the use of vibrating drumhead surfaces, expressive friction passages, multiple timbre percussion, and straight up trap-set drumming; absolutely impressive.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $26.95      Listen          



Ambarchi, Oren: Simian Angel [VINYL]
(Editions Mego)

Oren Ambarchi renews the focus on his unique approach to the electric guitar, joining with Downtown NY Brazilian percussionist Cyro Baptista on congas, shakers and berimbau, in a duo based on Ambarchi's explorative playing, also conjuring organ and piano tones, as each side-long piece take the listener on a journey of passionate playing of subtlety and warmth.
     Buy      $23.95      Listen          

Haino, Keiji / Jim O'Rourke / Oren Ambarchi: In the past only geniuses were capable of staging the perfect crime (also known as a revolution) Today anybody can accomplish their aims... [VINYL 2 LPs]
(Black Truffle)

The ninth album from the enduring trio of Keiji Haino, Jim O'Rourke, and Oren Ambarchi, recorded in 2015 at Tokyo's SuperDeluxe, with both Ambarchi and O'Rourke performing on drums and percussion, O'Rourke also using a Hammond Organ and Ambarchi on flute, while Haino asserts himself on guitar, electronics and voice, in 2 groove-based pieces and 2 side-long epics.
     Buy      $31.95      Listen          

Mazurek, Rob: Love Waves Ecstatic Charge
(Astral Spirits)

One of three releases in Rob Mazurek's Marfa Trio, recorded in Marfa, TX, using 106 distorted still images and fragmented skipping sound from video shot at Abbaye Royal de Fontevraud, France in 2005, repurposed for this intense and wild sound work which processes the images through modular synth and computer, shaped by Mazurek's unique approach to sound.
     Buy      $11.95      Listen          

Mazurek, Rob: Psychotropic Electric Eel Dreams IV
(Astral Spirits)

Recordings from the 4-channel sound composition for the ESS Florasonic installation series at Lincoln Park Conservatory in Chicago, of Rob Mazurek's work using recordings of electric eels from National Institute of Research and Technology in Manaus, Brazil, combined with analog/digital synthesis to create environments of beautiful undulating and radiant sonic textures.
     Buy      $11.95      Listen          



Chadbourne, Eugene: Solo Guitar Volume 3-1/3 [VINYL]
(Feeding Tube Records)

The third of four volumes in Feeding Tube's series of solo albums from guitarist Eugene Chadbourne documents recordings made in Calgary, Canada in the 70s while he waited out Vietnam & Nixon; Chadbourne programmed this volume to reveal material never heard before, improvised in a creative period of playing influenced by jazz, country, folk, blues and free experimental styles.
     Buy      $20.95      Listen          

Eclectic Maybe Band: Reflections In A Moebius Ring Mirror

The second album of this Guy Segers (Univers Zero) project in an eclectic ensemble of improvisers, rock musicians and experimenters, a genre-defying project of primarily instrumental work with interventions of song, merging acoustic & electric instruments with electronics, live improvisation with studio manipulation, to find new forms of mesmerizing music.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $14.95      Listen          

Frostlake: Ice & Bone

The second album from multi-instrumentalist Frostlake (Jan Todd, also of Orchestra of The Upper Atmosphere), hallucinatory songs of layered vocals accompanied by the creative bass of Terry Todd, for rich atmospheres with warm instrumentation augmented by field recordings; absorbing music that draws its listeners into their beautiful, psychedelic dream states.
     Buy      $14.95      Listen          



Oliveros, Pauline / Guy Klucevsek: Sounding / Way [VINYL]
(Important Records)

One of two reissues from the collaboration of Important Records and the Pauline Oliveros Trust, this album with accordionist Guy Klucevsek was originally self-released in 1986 on cassette, each side presenting a piece for two accordions, here with Guy Klucevsek's "Tremolo No. 6" on side A and Pauline's Oliveros' "The Tuning Meditation" on Side B.
     Buy      $28.95      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

John Zorn: The Hermetic Organ Volume 6: For Edgar Allen Poe (Tzadik)

John Zorn:
The Hermetic Organ Volume 6: For Edgar Allen Poe

Terry Rusling: The Machine Is Broken (Spool)

Terry Rusling:
The Machine Is Broken

Joe McPhee & Mats Gustafsson: Brace for Impact (Corbett vs. Dempsey)

Joe McPhee & Mats Gustafsson:
Brace for Impact
(Corbett vs. Dempsey)

Ute Wasserman / Jaap Blonk / Michael Vorfeld: Improvisors (Kontrans)

Ute Wasserman / Jaap Blonk / Michael Vorfeld:

 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 / Piotr Michalowski:
(Creative Sources)

Albert Ayler Quartets:
Spirits To Ghosts (remastered)
(Hat Hut Ezz-Thetics)

BBC Trio ( Gorka Benitez / Guillermo Celano / Marcos Baggiani):
Donde Esta Nuestro Hogar?
(Creative Sources)

Anthony Braxton :
Dortmund (Quartet) 1976

Marion Brown:
Capricorn Moon To Juba Lee (remastered)
(Hat Hut Ezz-Thetics)

Sylvie Courvoisier / Mark Feldman:
Time Gone Out

Chester Hawkins :
Cops Need Serial Numbers [USB mp3 & wav + pdf]
(Intangible Arts)

Chester Hawkins :
Metabolism Quartet / Nocturne For Poppy [CASSETTE]
(Zeromoon/ Intangible Arts)

Leap of Faith:
(Evil Clown)

Leap of Faith:
Potential and Actual Infinities
(Evil Clown)

Leap of Faith Orchestra:
performs The Photon Epoch by PEK
(Evil Clown)

Leap of Faith Orchestra & Sub-Units:
Virtual Particles [2 CDS]
(Evil Clown)

Misha Mengelberg :
Two Days In Chicago [2 CDs]


Evan Parker / Matthew Wright / Trance Map+:
Crepuscule in Nickelsdorf

Richard Pinhas / Tatsuya Yoshida:

Schwarm 13:
At Studioboerne 45
(Creative Sources)

Aki Takase:
Hokusai Piano Solo

 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!

Find Squidco on Facebook at

If you Twitter you can follow Squidco's new releases and reviews on the 'Ear at

You can also keep up with Squidco's new releases using our RSS feed:

Squidco RSS

Squidco Blog
Want more insight into Squidco? Read Philz' Squidco Blog!

"a squid eating dough in a polyethylene bag is fast and bulbous, got me?"
-Don Van Vliet

<< SQUIDCO Email Update, September 20, 2019

| Archive Index |

SQUIDCO Labor Day Sale + Last Copy Cost Sale, August 30, 2019 >>

(archive rss)

Search this list's archives:

Squidco and The Squid's Ear Mailing List

Subscribe to Squidco:

Subscribe | Unsubscribe

Powered by Dada Mail 2.8.15
Copyright © 1999-2004, Simoni Creative.