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SQUIDCO Email Update + Used CD Sale, February 28, 2020

     Squidco & The Squid's Ear
February 28, 2020

Music that eliminates a lot of things in a quite objective way,
Leads you to a concentrated inner experience"
—Philip Corner

   Creative Artists

• Ryoko Akama / Anne-F Jacques
• Ben Bennett/Zoots Houston/Fred Lonberg-Holm
• Eugene Chadbourne
• Philip Corner
• Dijkstra/Bishop/Karayorgis/McBride/Gray
• Edu Haubensak/Tomas Korber
• Sven-Ake Johansson
• Karayorgis/McBride/Smith/Gray/Rosenthal
• Keune/Russell/Schneider/Lovens
• Last Dream Of The Morning (Butcher/Edwards/Sanders)
• Sue Lynch/Dawid Frydryk/Dave Fowler/John Edwards
• Metal Chaos Ensemble
• Sabina Meyer/Marco Dalpane
• Snekkestad/Fernandez/Guy
• Turbulence
• Judith Wegmann
• Mike Weis

Squid Bubbles  Essential Labels

ANTS Records
Cien Fuegos
Driff Records
Evil Clown

ezz-thetics by Hat Hut Records Ltd
Feeding Tube Records
Notice Recordings
Trost Records





Squidco Used CD Sale

This weekend, from Friday February 28th through Sunday, March 1st, all used CDs in our catalog are on sale at 20% off their listed price!

View Our List of Used CDs

20% Discounts end Sunday, March 1, 2020 at 23:59 EST (GMT-4). Prices shown are discounted price. While quantities last, sold out items will disappear from the store. Customers must place orders using our shopping cart to receive discounted prices. Sale items are not eligible for Squidco Reward Points.

   Jazz & Improvisation

Bennett, Ben / Zoots Houston / Fred Lonberg-Holm: Pinkie No [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]
(Notice Recordings)

Captured live at Chicago's Elastic Arts, the trio of Fred Lonberg-Holm on cello, Ben Bennett on percussion, and Zoots Houston on synthesizer, work on a nearly microscopic level as they use extended techniques and unusual synthetic timbres, transforming from abrasive and gritty to broad tonal environments, from monumental sound to moments of pin drops; fascinating.
     Buy      $8.95      Listen          

Chadbourne, Eugene: Solo Guitar Volume 4-1/3 [VINYL]
(Feeding Tube Records)

The final volume in the 4-LP set of Eugene Chadbourne's solo guitar recordings made while living in Calgary, Canada during the 70s, this 4th volume presenting four extended pieces blurring improvisation and experimental approaches to the instrument, alongside unusual percussive and sound devices, a quirky and technically amazing period of Doc Chad's incredible career.
     Buy      $21.95      Listen          

Dijkstra / Bishop / Karayorgis / McBride / Gray: Cutout
(Driff Records)

The Boston-based quintet Cutout of Jorrit Dijkstra on saxophones, Jeb Bishop on trombone, Pandelis Karayorgis on piano, Nate McBride on bass, & Luther Gray on drums, in a set of free jazz pieces and virtual suites from original compositions and "instant-arranging" techniques from all band members, applying fresh ideas to superb playing with great camaraderie.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $13.95      Listen          

Johansson, Sven-Ake: Schlingerland / Dynamische Schwingungen [VINYL]
(Cien Fuegos)

Originally issued in 1972 on the FMP label, drummer Sven-Ake Johansson follows his instincts in polyrhythmic drum improvisation, demonstrating the prowess that makes him such a capable sideman of Peter Brotzmann, Alexander Von Schlippenbach, &c., through three direct and compelling statements of powerful rhythms that layer time signatures and tempos, dynamics and pulse.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $29.95      Listen          

Karayorgis / McBride / Smith / Gray / Rosenthal: CliffPools
(Driff Records)

Merging two Boston-based trios--Cliff of bassist Damon Smith, drummer Eric Rosenthal and pianist Pandelis Karayorgis, and Pools of bassist Nate McBride, drummer Luther Gray, and Karayorgis--performing Karayorgis compositions with collective input from all five, creating profoundly great music in a shared language fueled by long collaborative relationships.
     Buy      $13.95      Listen          

Keune / Russell / Schneider / Lovens : Nothing Particularly Horrible (Live In Bochum '93)

Bringing together British and German free improvisers for this 1993 concert during the Ruhr Jazz Festival, the quartet of John Russell on guitar, Hans Schneider on bass, Paul Lovens on drums & percussion, and Stefan Keune on saxophones, find their convincing collective voice from previous pairings of the improvisers, including News from the Shed & Stefan Keune Trio.
     Buy      $14.95      Listen          

Last Dream Of The Morning (Butcher / Edwards / Sanders): Crucial Anatomy
(Trost Records)

The trio of British free improvisation innovators--John Butcher on saxophones, John Edwards on double bass, and Mark Sanders on percussion--in their 2nd album under the "Last Dream Of The Morning" moniker after their Relative Pitch album, captured live at Cafe Oto in 2018 displaying their incredible affinity to creative freedom through technically superb playing.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $16.95      Listen          

Lynch, Sue / Dawid Frydryk / Dave Fowler / John Edwards: Dial

A great example of British collective free jazz captured live at Iklectic in London in 2019 for two extended and wide-ranging performances--"Dial Tone I" & II--from the quartet of Sue Lynch (Remote Viewers, The Horse Improvised Music Club), Polish trumpeter based in London Dawid Frydryk, drummer Dave Fowler (Maggie Nichols) and the ever-active John Edwards on bass.
     Buy      $14.95      Listen          

Metal Chaos Ensemble: The Nameless City
(Evil Clown)

Exploring chaotic rhythms on metallic instruments, the Boston-area collective led by David Peck use gongs, chimes, bowls, and glockenspiel alongside PEK's horns and Yuri Zbitnoff's percussion, here in a sextet work merging acoustic instruments with deep electronics and groove-heavy elements of electric bass, synth, electric guitar, electric trumpet, and live signal processing.
     Buy      $12.95      Listen          

Snekkestad / Fernandez / Guy: The Swiftest Traveler
(Trost Records)

An exhilarating live concert from the international trio led by Scandinavian saxophonist Torben Snekkestad, with Spanish pianist Agusti Fernandez, and British double bass player Barry Guy, blurring the lines between free improvisation, free jazz, and contemporary classical music in quick-witted interaction and explorative, innovative sounds and textures.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $16.95      Listen          

Snekkestad / Fernandez / Guy: The Swiftest Traveler [VINYL]
(Trost Records)

Vinyl edition of the CD listed above.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $22.95      Listen          

Turbulence: Son Of Cosmocentric
(Evil Clown)

Turbulence Cosmocentric Edition, the extended horn section for the Leap of Faith Orchestra with the core of PEK on winds & percussion, Yuri Zbitnoff on drums & percussion, plus guest Michael Caglianone on saxophones, sheng, game calls and percussion, in an extended piece that holds reflections of Sun Ra's work through powerful rhythms and diverse and unusual instrumental passages.
     Buy      $12.95      Listen          



Akama, Ryoko / Anne-F Jacques: Evaporation [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]
(Notice Recordings)

Moving between "object stations" during their performance, Japanese improviser and sound artist Ryoko Akama (Lappetites) and Quebecois sound artist Anne-F Jacques create a flurry of minimal activity, intensely detailed and unidentifiable yet compatible sound using minimal electronics, activated objects, and Jacques' "contraptions and erratic devices".
     Buy      $8.95      Listen          

Weis, Mike: In Low Light (Music for the Winter Solstice) [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]
(Notice Recordings)

An album of ritualistic rhythm and hypnotic drumming with subliminal field recordings and environmental additions from Chicago drummer Mike Weiss (Zelienople), using mbira, tongue drum, dholak, changgo, bass drum, cymbals, gongs, singing bowls, bells, dharma bell, and moktak over 8 pieces that express, reflect and meditate on the 2018 winter solstice.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $8.95      Listen          



Corner, Philip: Gamelan Coming & Going
(ANTS Records)

Gamelan Son of Lion partners Philip Corner and Evan Schwartzman perform this Fluxus composition where two pianists play piano notes on the chromatic scale in relationship to numbers counted out loud from 1 to 88, forward and backward, creating an unusual texture and counterpoint that when taken as a whole becomes hypnotic and obsessively absorbing; inexplicably interesting.
     Buy      $14.95      Listen          

Haubensak, Edu / Tomas Korber: Works For Guitar & Percussion by Buck-Wolfarth
(ezz-thetics by Hat Hut Records Ltd)

Active since 2010, the German duo of classical guitarist Christian Buck and improviser Christian Wolfarth occupies a space between music and sound art, as they perform two works each by Ed Haubensak and Tomas Korber, pieces that make use of time, microharmonies, multiphonics, unusual tuning systems, interference patterns, and other conceptual approaches to music.
     Buy      $17.95      Listen          

Meyer, Sabina / Marco Dalpane : Cabaret Per Nulla
(ANTS Records)

Pianist Marco Dalpane and soprano Sabina Meyer create a virtual cabaret of songs using the music of Erik Satie and John Cage, interlacing pieces by each in a delicate set of songs that draw the two composers together through a surprising commonality, the lyrics provided from texts written by J. Peladan, C. Mendes, H. Pacory, J.P. Contamine de Latour, &c.; lovely.
     Buy      $14.95      Listen          

Wegmann, Judith: Le Souffle Du Temps II - Reflexion
(ezz-thetics by Hat Hut Records Ltd)

Through preparations, computers, contact microphones, gongs, feedback and other tools, Swiss pianist, composer & improviser Judith Wegmann's work transform the sound of the piano into an otherworldly instrument, set against more traditional acoustic pieces of a reflective nature, together creating a conceptual set of ten pieces in a uniquely flexible approach.
     Buy      $17.95      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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Hildegard Kleeb / Roland Dahinden / Alexandre Babel: Lines (ezz-thetics by Hat Hut Records Ltd)
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 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.


Vincent Glanzmann / Gerry Hemingway:
Composition O
(Fundacja Sluchaj!)

Leap Of Faith:
Sense And Understanding
(Evil Clown)

Paul Lytton / Nate Wooley:
Known / Unknown
(Fundacja Sluchaj!)

Metal Chaos Ensemble:
Call Of Cthulhu
(Evil Clown)

Harri Sjorstrom / Alison Blunt / GIanni Mimmo / Achim Kaufman / Veli Kujala / Ignatz Schick:
Sestetto Internationale - Live in Munich
(Fundacja Sluchaj!)

The Conception Of Sense
(Evil Clown)


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