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SQUIDCO Email Update, October 25, 2019

     Squidco & The Squid's Ear
October 25, 2019

"I wish everybody could play or be in music somehow
Because it gives you some idea of how we could all get along..."
—Bill Frisell

   Creative Artists

• Brain Dead Ensemble (Eldridge / Kiefer / Polymeneas / Magnusson)
• Taylor Ho Bynum 9-tette
• CARTOON (Biscoe/Pope/Turner)
• Luc Ferrari
• Phil Gibbs/Neil Metcalfe/Adrian Northover/Marcello Magliocchi
• Gnostic Trio (Emanuel/Frisell/Wollesen)
• Keiji Haino & Sumac
• Hymn (Dowding/Hallett/Ross)
• Low & Spring Heel Jack
• Monash Art Ensemble (Grabowsky/Neal/Ford/Hannaford Williamson/Evans/Hope)
• Joe Morris
• William Parker Conversations III
• Sofia Rei & JC Maillard
• Roadworks (Gallio/Streuli)
• Udo Schindler & Eric Zwang Eriksson
• Secret Chiefs 3/John Zorn
• Speak Easy (Wassermann/Minton/Lehn/Blume)
• John Zorn Hermetic Organ

Squid Bubbles  Essential Labels

Firehouse 12 Records
Glacial Erratic

Transversales Disques
Trost Records


   Jazz & Improvisation

Brain Dead Ensemble (Eldridge / Kiefer / Polymeneas / Magnusson): EFZ

Two feedback cellos, a feedback bass and a threnoscope (a software tool used for for drones), live coding & microtonal composition, as the quartet of Alice Eldridge, Chris Kiefer, Thanos Polymeneas and Thor Magnusson meet in the studio in Glasgow to perform these heavily dark and subtly detailed improvisations, incredible environments of ominous and cathartic sound.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $13.95      Listen          

Bynum, Taylor Ho 9-tette: The Ambiguity Manifesto
(Firehouse 12 Records)

Grown from a sextet to this 9-tette, cornetist/composer Taylor Ho Bynum's ensemble brings together some of the finest improvisers from the Boston and New York scenes for compositions that merge orchestration and allow flexibility in interpretation, as heard in these 7 lyrical pieces, the last 3 turning the first 3 on their heads in reworked, expanded versions.
Squidco Pick

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Bynum, Taylor Ho 9-tette: The Ambiguity Manifesto [VINYL]
(Firehouse 12 Records)

Double Vinyl LP edition of the CD listed above
     Buy      $44.95      Listen          

CARTOON (Biscoe / Pope / Turner): Change of Meaning

A trio of UK free improvisers--Chris Biscoe on alto & soprano saxophones, and John Pope on double bass, and Roger Turner on drumset & percussion--in two extended performances, one recorded in the studio in West London, the other live at The Bridge in Newcastle, for collective improvisation of great clarity, direction and creativity.
     Buy      $12.95      Listen          

Gibbs, Phil / Neil Metcalfe / Adrian Northover / Marcello Magliocchi: The Visitors

Bringing diverse experience to collective improvisation, including various associations with Paul Dunmall, the quartet of guitarist Philip Gibbs, flutist Neil Metcalfe, saxophonist Adrian Northover on alto and tenor, and drummer Marcello Magliocchi, are heard in six passionately restrained and technically superb improvisations beautifully recorded in the studio.
     Buy      $14.95      Listen          

Gnostic Trio (Emanuel / Frisell / Wollesen): The Book Beri'ah Vol 7: Netzach

The Gnostic Trio of guitarist Bill Frisell, vibraphonist Kenny Wollesen and harpist Carol Emanuel, one of composer John Zorn's most lyrical, sophisticated and embraceable bands, takes on the 7th volume of Zorn's "Book Beri'ah", presenting the final 92 compositions of his Masada songbook in a multi-volume set, here with 9 enchanting pieces of rich melody and dialog.
Squidco Pick

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Hymn (Dowding / Hallett / Ross): Silence, Then Birds

Mysteriously evolving improvisations from the trio of Chris Dowding on trumpet, Sylvia Hallett on violin, bicycle wheel & saw, and Dave Ross using a self-designed time modulator, in two recordings from St. Paul's Church in Marylebone and one at Camouflage in Norwich, ea-improv that has a natural feeling and beautifully paced development; fascinating.
Squidco Pick

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Monash Art Ensemble (Grabowsky / Neal / Ford / Hannaford Williamson / Evans / Hope): Here Now Hear [2 CDs]

"Here Now Hear" is comprised of nine innovative Australian works commissioned and recorded by the Monash Art Ensemble between 2017 & 2019, featuring an eclectic mix of contemporary cross-genre music by significant Australian composers: Paul Grabowsky, Kate Neal, Andrew Ford, Robert Burke, Cat Hope, Marc Hannaford, Paul Williamson, Johannes Luebbers and Sandy Evans.
Squidco Pick

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Morris, Joe : Instantiation: Paradoxical
(Glacial Erratic)

One part of New York improvising guitarist and composer Joe Morris' "Instantiation" project, where each part is uniquely composed with specific notated and operational components making each impossible to perform the same way twice, here in a studio recording with clarinetist Dan O'Brien, bassist Brad Barrett, and violinist Elinor Speirs.
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Rei, Sofia / JC Maillard: The Book Beri'ah Vol 1: Keter

With three percussionists--JC Maillard, Franco Pinna, and Thierry Aprino--Maillard also playing bass & stringed instruments, plus vocalist and frequent Zorn collaborator Sofia Rei, Zorn's series "The Book Beri'ah" presenting the final 92 compositions in his Masada series initiates with this compellingly beautiful and propulsive album of song.
Squidco Pick

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Roadworks (Gallio / Streuli): As If You Were Here / Glassware [2 LPS + CD + DOWNLOAD]

A deluxe 2 album release: "Glassware" on CD was composed by Swiss saxophonist Christoph Gallio for a commission by the Art Council Of The Canton Aargau, performed with Raphael Loher (piano), Ernst Thoma (synth), Dominique Girod (bass), and Nicolas Stocker (drums); then reworked into something creatively experimental in the 2 LP "As If You Were Here"; engaging and spellbinding!
Squidco Pick

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Schindler, Udo / Eric Zwang Eriksson: Poetry?? Ein Wurfelwurf

Udo Schindler marks his 80th Salon fur Klang+Kunst in Munich as his first duo recording with a drummer, in a first-time meeting with long-time acquaintance, drummer/percussionist Eric Zwang Eriksson, joining him as they find inspired common ground with Schindler on alto sax, bass clarinet, cornet and euphonium and Eriksson using all aspects of his drums and percussive devices.
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Secret Chiefs 3 / John Zorn: The Book Beri'ah Vol 10-Malkhut

The long-running West Coast-based Secret Chiefs project, here in it's third iteration as an octet, takes on John Zorn's "Book Beri'ah" in its 10th volume, presenting 12 of the final Masada compositions in energetically exciting and virtuosically superb renderings, genre-mashing rock, jazz, fusion, ethnic and avant forms, a superbly compelling and joyful album.
Squidco Pick

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Speak Easy (Wassermann / Minton / Lehn / Blume): @ Konfrontationen

Since 2009 the UK & European ea-improvising quartet Speak Easy with two remarkable vocalists, Phil Minton and Ute Wasserman (also on birdcall whistles), Thomas Lehn on analog synthesizer and Martin Blume on drums & percussion, have startled and amazed listeners, as heard here in this extended performance at the 2016 Festival Konfrontationen in Nickelsdorf.
     Buy      $12.95      Listen          

Zorn, John: The Hermetic Organ Vol 8: For Antonin Artaud

Recording in Slovenia during his 2019 residency at the Ljubljana Jazz Festival at the secular Gallus Hall, after Slovenian churches prevented his using their organs, accusing Zorn of believing in supernatural powers, this 8th volume of John Zorn's Hermetic Organ series finds Zorn playing the saxophone simultaneously with the organ, using his feet, hands and elbows.
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Zorn, John: The Hermetic Organ Vol. 7: St. John The Divine 2019

John Zorn continues his recording series improvising on large church organs with these three improvisations from St. John the Divine in New York City, a meditative place of worship dedicated to the author of the Book of Revelations, as Zorn evolves three powerfully introspective works, the longest opening to "The Doors of Perception".
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Ferrari, Luc: Photophonie [VINYL]
(Transversales Disques)

To mark the 90th anniversary of his birth, Transversales Disques is reissuing electraoustic composer and pioneer Luc Ferrari's 1989 work "Photophonie", along with "Il etait une fois" (1973), "Trans-Voices" (1992), and "Leica" (1977), in a great overview of his work as co-founder of the GRM and with French Radio's Groupe de Musique Concrete.
     Buy      $29.95      Listen          



Haino, Keiji / Sumac: Even for just the briefest moment Keep charging this "expiation" Plug in to making it slightly better
(Trost Records)

The second collaboration between the American avant-metal rock trio Sumac of guitarist Aaron Turner, drummer Nick Yacyshyn and bassist Brian Cook with Japanese legendary guitarist and vocalist Keiji Haino finds the quartet settling down from their first blast of an album, here slowly building their heavy feedback-drenched, ponderous and epic music.
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Low & Spring Heel Jack: Bombscare [VINYL 12" EP]

Merging the US band Low of Alan Sparhawk (guitar, voice), Mimi Parker (voice, drums), Zak Sally (bass) and Ed Coxon (violin, viola) with Ashley Wales of the UK band Spring Heel Jack, in an EP of lush slow moving and beautiful songs, structurally interesting pieces of beautiful abstraction; unavailable for two decades and lovingly reissued now on the Treader imprint.
     Buy      $25.95      Listen          


   Books & Magazines

Parker, William : Conversations III [BOOK]

The third book in New York improvising bassist William Parker's interview with other improvisers, here with 33 interviews, 29 works of art by Jeff Schlangler and 13 photographs by Jacques Bisceglia; interviews include Steve Dalachinsky, Pheeroan Aklaff, Hamiet Bluiett, Craig Harris, Gerry Hemingway, Jason Kao Hwang, Ingrid Laubrock, Joe McPhee, &c.
Squidco Pick

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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.

 Recent Reviews on The Squid's Ear

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

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

ICP Tentet: Tetterett (Corbett vs Dempsey)

ICP Tentet:
(Corbett vs Dempsey)

Cal Lyall / Tim Olive: Lowering (845 Audio)

Cal Lyall / Tim Olive:
(845 Audio)

Ivo Perelman / Rudi Mahall: Kindred Spirits (Leo Records)

Ivo Perelman / Rudi Mahall:
Kindred Spirits
(Leo Records)

 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.


Banquet Of The Spirits / John Zorn:
The Book Beri'ah Vol. 9 - Yesod

Company (Bailey / Frith / Lewis / Parker / Oppens / Le Baron / Suzuki / Tippetts / Toshizawa / Tippett / Wachsmann):
Epiphany [VINYL 2 LPs]
(Honest Jons Records)

From Wolves To Whales (Dave Rempis / Nate Wooley / Chris Corsano / Pascal Niggenkemper) :
Dead Leaves Drop [VINYL]
(Dropa Disc)

Granular [VINYL]
(Dropa Disc)

Gordon Grdina Quartet (w/ Noriega / Lossing / Takeishi):
Cooper's Park

Judge Schreber's Avian Choir:
Bleed [VINYL]

Angherr Shisspa Revisited
(Skin Graft)

Angherr Shisspa Revisited [VINYL]
(Skin Graft)

(Skin Graft)

Made to Break:
F4 Fake [VINYL]
(Trost Records)

Metal Chaos Ensemble:
Proteus IV
(Evil Clown)

Metal Chaos Ensemble:
Reverberatory Furnace
(Evil Clown)

Music Improvisation Company, The (Bailey / Parker / Davies / Muir) :
1969, 1970 [VINYL 2 LPs]
(Honest Jons Records)

Tatsuya Nakatani :
Rock Garden Extended [CASSETTE]

Daphne Oram / Vera Gray:
Listen Move & Dance [VINYL]
(Fantome Phonographique)

Jessica Pavone String Ensemble:
Brick and Mortar
(Birdwatcher Records)

PEK Solo:
Closed & Open Universes [2 CDS]
(Evil Clown)

Frank Rosaly (w/ Blonk / Boye / Farha / Pfiffner / Bishop / Broste / McBride / Diaz / Fernandez / Guerra / Rodriguez):
Todos de Pie!

String Theory:
3 of 9 Dimensions
(Evil Clown)

Flin van Hemmen :
Casting Spells & The Coves [2 CDs]
(Neither/Nor Records)


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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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