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SQUIDCO Email Update, April 10, 2020

     Squidco & The Squid's Ear
April 10, 2020

"When you understand that all knowledge comes from others,
You just need to transform it into your own world,
Art and Music...
Then things really start to open up."
—Mats Gustafsson

   Creative Artists

• Melaine Dalibert
• Beatriz Ferreyra
• Fire! Orchestra/Krzysztof Penderecki
• Jurg Frey
• The Giving Shapes (Robyn Jacob & Elisa Thorn)
• Mark Hannesson
• Mark Hannesson/Dante Boon/Anastassis Philippakopoulos
• Bin Li
• Rieko Okuda/Antti Virtaranta/Girial Baars
• William Parker Inside Songs of Curtis Mayfield
• Petzold/Rodrigues/Rodrigues/Roder
• Polyorchard (David Menestres/Jeb Bishop)
• Kory Reeder
• Dean Roberts
• Sivan Silver-Swartz
• Rishin Singh

Squid Bubbles  Essential Labels

Aum Fidelity
Creative Sources
Edition Wandelweiser Records

Out & Gone Records
Rune Grammofon



   Jazz & Improvisation

Fire! Orchestra / Krzysztof Penderecki: Actions [VINYL]
(Rune Grammofon)

"Actions For Free Jazz Orchestra" was originally written by Polish composer Krzysztof Penderecki for the New Eternal Rhythm Orchestra, assembled by Don Cherry for the occasion and conducted by composer himself; this new extended reading and conduction of the score from 2018 was originated and directed by Mats Gustafsson, a powerful update and expansion of the original work.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $27.95      Listen          

Okuda, Rieko / Antti Virtaranta / Girial Baars: LAB H Tapes
(Creative Sources)

Two distinct improvisation from the trio of Japanese musician Rieko Okuda on piano & viola, Finnish musician Antti Virtaranta on double bass, and Russian musician Girilal Baars on voice & objects, the first with Baars primarily focused on free vocals in a Phil Minton-esque mode, the second all instrumental with Baars performing on "old wheel".
     Buy      $14.95      Listen          

Parker, William: I Plan To Stay A Believer: The Inside Songs of Curtis Mayfield [VINYL]
(Aum Fidelity)

Parker's definitive document of his Curtis Mayfield songbook project with Hamid Drake, Dave Burrell, Sabir Mateen, Darryl Foster & Amiri Baraka, promoting Mayfield's positive messages of hope and fortitude.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $31.95      Listen          

Petzold, Dietrich / Ernesto Rodrigues / Guilherme Rodrigues / Jan Roder: Get Your Own Picture
(Creative Sources)

An improvising string quartet with Creative Sources label leader Ernesto Rodrigues on viola, Guilherme Rodrigues on cello, German violinist and violist Dietrich Petzold and German double bassist Jan Roder, recording in the studio in Berlin in 2018 for seven active improvisations with a chamber feel, each named by the letters making up the word "PICTURE".
     Buy      $14.95      Listen          

Polyorchard (David Menestres / Jeb Bishop): Ink [2 CDs]
(Out & Gone Records)

A remarkable set of duos recorded live at three concerts during April 2019 in Bloomington IN, Nashville, TN and Columbus, OH, between Polyorchard leader, double bassist David Menestres, and trombonist Jeb Bishop, two free improvisers using extended and unusual approaches to their instruments as a means to fascinating dialog as they captivate their listeners.
     Buy      $19.95      Listen          



Ferreyra, Beatriz: Echos+ [VINYL]

Presenting three of Argentine-born, French-based composer Beatriz Ferreyra's most engaging compositions, fascinating works of musique concrète and acousmatic music that both entertain and startle the listener in sound that is enigmatic and easily embraceable, particularly the opening piece "Echos" deconstructing voice, song and laughter in remarkable ways.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $24.95      Listen          



Roberts, Dean: Not Fire

Berlin-based songwriter Dean Roberts' first album in 12 years is a collection of dark and melancholic songs, set in unusual formats based around guitar, electronics, strings, with subtle rhythmic elements, performed by Dean's Dark Moth Ensemble, with additional musicians that include Boris Hauf on piano and The Neck's keyboardist Chris Abrahams on harp.
     Buy      $14.95      Listen          



Dalibert, Melaine: Anastassis Philippakopoulos: Piano Works

Wandelweiser member and composer Anastassis Philippakopoulos has twelve of her compositions for solo piano performed and realized by French composer/pianist ​Melaine Dalibert, each built around slow moving melodic progressions that resonate through patient performance, each fragment and note ringing beautifully, mysteriously, and dramatically.
Squidco Pick

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Frey, Jurg: Fields, Traces, Clouds
(Edition Wandelweiser Records)

Three compositions from clarinetist and Wandelweiser peer Jurg Frey, performed by Luke Martin on electric guitar, Laura Cetilia on cello, J.P.A. Falzone on piano & vibraphone, Morgan Evans-Weiler on violin, and Jurg Frey himself on clarinet; beautifully reflective music indicating Frey's working method and his relationship with wide, quiet sound spaces.
Squidco Pick

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Giving Shapes, The (Robyn Jacob & Elisa Thorn): Earth Leaps Up

Nine song pieces for piano, harp, and vocal by The Giving Shapes, a Vancouver-based collaborative project between harpist/vocalist Elisa Thorn and pianist/vocalist Robyn Jacob, lovely pieces that weave their two voices with two compatibly yet uniquely timbred strings, merging contemporary popular forms with modern compositional music.
     Buy      $14.95      Listen          

Hannesson, Mark / Dante Boon / Anastassis Philippakopoulos : hannesson . boon . philippakopoulos
(Edition Wandelweiser Records)

Three solo piano works from three composers--Mark Hannesson, Dante Boon, and Anastassis Philippakopoulos--are performed by Dante Boon in this studio album recorded in Berlin; three extremely compatible works that prove to be quintessential examples of Wandelweiser minimalism finding melody, progression and abstraction in subtle and elusive ways; sublime.
Squidco Pick

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Hannesson, Mark: Undeclared
(Edition Wandelweiser Records)

"Undeclared" refers to a 2006 drone attack in Pakistan that struck a school, killing more than 80 civilians including 70 children, which took place on a day that was intended for a peace agreement; Hanneson pays homage to the victims by finding a sound for each of them, rendering the piece 3 times by himself via electronics, by Rene Holtkamp on guitar, and by Antoine Beuger on children's glockenspiel.
     Buy      $12.95      Listen          

Li, Bin : I Am Also Here
(Edition Wandelweiser Records)

A work of silence and intervention from Manhattan-based Chinese composer and sound artist Bin Li presenting two versions of the title track, with Stefan Thut on viol & voice on the 1st version, and voice only on the 2nd, using the locations of Manhattan and Gimmelwald, Switzerland as the background of careful viol and voice placement; intriguing and compelling.
     Buy      $12.95      Listen          

Reeder, Kory: Love Songs / Duets
(Edition Wandelweiser Records)

Four duets of gracefully moving music that focuses on tone without repeating melodies or rhythms, from composer Kory Reeder in his first release, performed by Erin Cameron & Luke Ellard both on bass clarinet; Jonathan Kierspe (saxophone) & Samuel Anderson (bass trombone); Alaina Clarice & Linda Jenkins, both on flute; and Mia Detwiler (violin) & Kory Reeder (piano).
     Buy      $12.95      Listen          

Silver-Swartz, Sivan: Untitled 6
(Edition Wandelweiser Records)

An hour long work for the string quintet of Nigel Deane (violin), Patrick Behnke (viola), Tanner Pfeiffer (viola), Tal Katz (cello) & Julius Tedaldi (cellos) performing on two contrasting charts, one where musical elements change and recur, the other where things change but don't recur, creating a textural feel of dovetailed motion and intricate interstices.
     Buy      $12.95      Listen          

Singh, Rishin : Out From The Blinding White
(Edition Wandelweiser Records)

Two understated compositions for solo piano from Kuala Lumpur composer living in Berlin, Rishin Singh, both performed by pianist Dante Boon, with the first piece written for Boon himself, a minimal work of slowly rising and descending progressions; the other piece "For Eva-Maria Houben" dedicated to the Wandelweiser composer, using recurring yet distinctly varying patterns.
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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.

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 Stay Current With Squidco

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.


Baby Daddy:
S/T [6'' Lathe VINYL]
(910 Noise)

Tomas Cabado / Christoph Schiller:
Unconscious Archives
(Another Timbre)

J.P.A. Falzone / Morgan Evans-Weiler:
Chordioid [2 CDs]
(Another Timbre)

Emmanuel Holterbach / Blutwurst:
Ricercar nell'ombra
(Another Timbre)

Joe Morris :
Instantiation: Versioning
(Glacial Erratic)

Luiz Yudo Henrique :
Chamber Works' played by Apartment House
(Another Timbre)


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