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SQUIDCO Email Update, May 29, 2020

     Squidco & The Squid's Ear
May 29, 2020

"I don't care where it comes from or what you call it.
I listened to it and heard the music in the sound."
—Tod Dockstader

   Creative Artists

• Andrew Bain/Alex Bonney/Peter Evans/John O'Gallagher
• David Behrman/Demarinis/Friedman/Hanlon/Klingensmith
• Whit Dickey (w/ Nate Wooley/Matthew Shipp)
• Don Dietrich
• Tod Dockstader
• Liberty Ellman
• Karl Evangelista (w/ Hawkins/Moholo-Moholo/Watts)
• Jurg Frey (Davies/Correa/Chang/Thut)
• Alvin Lucier
• The MacroQuarktet
• Metal Chaos Ensemble
• Pauline Oliveros/Alan Courtis
• Bill Orcutt/Michael Morley
• Bernard Parmegiani
• Patrick Shirioshi
• Tonus (Serries/Verhoeven/Webster)
• Adrian Waade Loseth
• Webber/Morris Big Band
• Yandsen/Meaas Svendsen/Nilssen-Love

Squid Bubbles  Essential Labels

A New Wave of Jazz
Astral Spirits
Black Truffle
Evil Clown
Feeding Tube Records
Greenleaf Music
Important Records

Nakama Records
Out Of Your Head Records
Pi Recordings
Recollection GRM
Thin Wrist



   Jazz & Improvisation

Bain, Andrew / Alex Bonney / Peter Evans / John O'Gallagher: No Boundaries [VINYL]

London drummer & percussionist Andrew Bain leads a quartet with Alex Bonney on electronics & live processing, Peter Evans on trumpet & flugelhorn, and John O'Gallagher on alto sax, through two improvisations performed live at The Hexagon, Midlands Arts Centre, in Birmingham, UK in 2017, challenging idiom, genre & instrumental boundaries in a thorougly modern jazz ensemble.
     Buy      $24.95      Listen          

Dickey, Whit (w/ Nate Wooley / Matthew Shipp): Morph [2 CDs]

Two albums released together as a single-priced 2-CD set, NY drummer, composer and free improviser Whit Dickey leads two groupings: on Reckoning, a duet with frequent collaborator, pianist Matthew Shipp; and Pacific Noir, a trio with Shipp and trumpeter Nate Wooley; both superb examples of modern jazz with creative inventiveness and virtuouso execution.
     Buy      $13.95      Listen          

Dietrich, Don: Option [VINYL]
(Feeding Tube Records)

Recorded in 2019 as part of the OPTION series in Chicago, this is only Borbetomagus saxophonist Don Dietrich's second solo album, which is surprisingly his first solo performance, using an amplified tenor sax modified by effect pedals on a wild and boisterously harrowing performance of free improvisation by one of the preeminent practitioners of noise jazz.
     Buy      $21.95      Listen          

Ellman, Liberty: Last Desert
(Pi Recordings)

Guitarist/composer Liberty Ellman's album takes its name from the four deserts--Atacama in South America, the Gobi in China, the Sahara in Egypt, and the "White Desert" of Antarctica--in seven sophisticated compositions performed with Steve Lehman on alto sax, Stephan Crump on bass, Damion Reid on drums, Jonathan Finlayson on trumpet, and Jose Davila on tuba.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $14.95      Listen          

Evangelista, Karl (w/ Alexander Hawkins / Louis Moholo-Moholo / Trevor Watts): Apura! [2 CDs]
(Astral Spirits)

Filipino guitarist Karl Evangelista translates the name of the seminal South African sextet Chris McGregor Group's album "Very Urgent" to the tagalog equivalent--"Apura!"-- recording in London with McGregor group drummer Louis Moholo-Moholo and kindred soul Trevor Watts on saxophones, plus luminary pianist Alexander Hawkins, for a sophisticated album of exemplary collective improv.
     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

MacroQuarktet, The: The Complete Night: Live At The Stone NYC [2 CDs]
(Out Of Your Head Records)

NYC Downtown mainstays, trumpeters Dave Ballou and Herb Robertson, are heard in a full concert at The Stone in NYC in 2007 with bassist Drew Gress and drummer Tom Rainey, concentrating their work in the Satoko Fuji Orchestra and Orange Then Blue into their own quartet, this their first performance together their energy, inventivenss and enthusiasm is on full display.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $14.95      Listen          

Metal Chaos Ensemble: The Riddle Of Steel
(Evil Clown)

This Boston-area collective ensemble explores chaotic rhythms on metallic instruments, heard in this 2019 recordings with three horns, doubled percussion and electronics, analog synthesis, and driving drum and bass work from Yuri Zbitnov and Mike Gruen, leveraging the Evil Clown arsenal of percussive devices as they perform an extended improvisations covering a wide scope of sonority and concept.
     Buy      $12.95      Listen          

Shirioshi, Patrick: Descension [VINYL]
(Thin Wrist)

A layered work of solo saxophone, electronics and noise from LA free improviser Patrick Shiroishi, the work often dark and primal contrasted with warmly passionate playing, in a work that reflects on the history of concentration camps for Japanese-American citizens during World War II, and on the current struggles of minorities around the globe; cathartic.
     Buy      $22.95      Listen          

Waade, Adrian Loseth : Kitchen Music
(Nakama Records)

Norwegian violinist Adrian Løseth Waade's first release as a leader is this melodically-inclined album of brightly evocative improvisation, buoyant strings and creative rhythmic drive with Waade providing all compositions, performed with Kjartan Laereid Gullikstad on guitar, Bardur Reinert Poulsen on bass, and Simon Olderskog Albertsen on drums.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $14.95      Listen          

Webber/Morris Big Band: Both Are True
(Greenleaf Music)

Since 2015, composers-performers-conductors Anna Webber and Angela Morris have brought their compositions and playing skill to their Webber/Morris Big Band, 18 stellar New York improvisers integrating improvisation and composed material in unorthodox ways & with extra-musical sources, heard here at Roulette in Brooklyn in 2018 and at Buckminster Forest in 2019.
     Buy      $13.95      Listen          

Yandsen, Yong / Christian Meaas Svendsen / Paal Nilssen-Love: Hungry Ghosts
(Nakama Records)

Chinese Buddhism defines "Hungry Ghosts" as beings who are driven by intense emotional needs in an animalistic way, an apt description of this trio's dynamic and often bristling collective free jazz, with Malaysian saxophonist Yong Yandsen and Norwegians, Christian Meaas Svendsen on bass and Paal Nilssen-Love on drums, performing live in Kuala Lumpur, 2018.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $14.95      Listen          



Behrman, David / Paul Demarinis / Fern Friedman / Terri Hanlon / Anne Klingensmith: She's More Wild... [VINYL]
(Black Truffle)

Originally released in 1981 as a 3-track 7", this collaborative project recorded at Mills College by David Behrman, Paul DeMarinis, Fern Friedman, Terri Hanlon and Anne Klingensmith is presented for the first time in its entirety, a quirky performance art work based on texts by Friedman and Hanlon in which female narrators comically embody a series of iconic roles.
     Buy      $29.95      Listen          

Dockstader, Tod: Aerial 1 [VINYL 2 LPs]
(Important Records)

The first in a 3-part series of vinyl releases for Tod Dockstader's "Aerial 1-3", his major work of electronic drone environments developed over 15 years, using over 90 hours of shortwave radio sources, cross signals and fragments, creating vast atmospheric clouds from which emerge voices, mutated conversations and unexpected patterns; amazing!
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $33.95      Listen          

Oliveros, Pauline / Alan Courtis: Telematic Concert [VINYL + DOWNLOAD]

An unreleased 2009 concert from the Deep Listening Institute's Dream Festival, performed virtually via collaborative software between American electronic innovator and Deep Listening artist Pauline Oliveros on accordion and expanded instrument system, and Argentinian experimental musician Alan Courtis (Reynols) on unstringed guitar, objects and live processing.
     Buy      $14.95      Listen          

Parmegiani, Bernard: Violostries [VINYL]
(Recollection GRM)

Three works from Italian composer and sound artist Bernard Parmegiani, the title track "Violostries" performed with violinist Devy Erlih and Parmegiani on sound projection, intersecting several of Parmegiani's research concepts and presented as simultaneous dialogues; plus "Capture Ephemere" an active acousmatic work; and the rotating composition "La Roue Ferri".
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $23.95      Listen          



Orcutt, Bill / Michael Morley: Electric Guitar Duets [VINYL]

Reissuing on LP their 2016 limited cassette on the Land and Sea label of a performance by guitarists Michael Morley (Dead C) and Bill Orcutt (Harry Pussy, solo) at the L/S gallery in Oakland, Orcutt on a Fender Telecaster without effects and Morley on a modified 2006 Squire Telecaster made in Indonesia, in a conversation merging clear and crenulated playing.
     Buy      $19.95          



Frey, Jurg (Davies / Correa / Chang / Thut): Echo.Trio.Fragile.Eyot
(A New Wave of Jazz)

Two solo installation works from Wandelweiser composer Jürg Frey--"Paysage d'échos" in Aarau, Switzerland, in 2009; and "Equilibre fragile" in in Aarau in 2014--plus Frey's "Streichtrio" performed by Angharad Davies (violin), Johnny Chang (viola) and Stefan Thut (cello); and a solo piano work, "Eyot", performed by Antonio Correa.
     Buy      $11.95      Listen          

Lucier, Alvin: String Noise [2 CDs]
(Black Truffle)

Continuing Black Truffle's series documenting the recent work of legendary American experimental composer Alvin Lucier, the duo String Noise of violinists Conrad Harris & Pauline Harris Kim present three long-form compositions exploring acoustic phenomena, including echolocation ("Tapper"), inter-violin resonance ("In Love Song") and sustaining long tones ("Halo").
     Buy      $18.95      Listen          

Tonus (Serries / Verhoeven / Webster): Segment Tones
(A New Wave of Jazz)

Exploring long tones and harmonic interactions of consonance & dissonance through a slowly rotating and patiently evolving series of tones with each of the players in the Tonus trio doubling on wind instruments, as performed by Dirk Serries on soprano melodica & accordion, Martina Verhoeven on concertina & cello, and Colin Webster on clarinet & alto saxophone.
     Buy      $11.95      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

Joke Lanz / Jason Kahn / Norbert Moslang / Gunter Muller / Christian Weber: Kangaroo Kitchen (Mikroton)
Joke Lanz / Jason Kahn / Norbert Moslang / Gunter Muller / Christian Weber: Kangaroo Kitchen (Mikroton)

Francois Carrier / Tomek Gadecki / Marcin Bozek / Michel Lambert: WIDE (FMR Records)
Francois Carrier / Tomek Gadecki / Marcin Bozek / Michel Lambert: WIDE (FMR Records)

Prevost / Solberg / Pettersen / Moore / Brice / Hardie-Bick: Plumes of Ash in Moonlight (Split Rock)
Prevost / Solberg / Pettersen / Moore / Brice / Hardie-Bick: Plumes of Ash in Moonlight (Split Rock)

Monash Art Ensemble: Here Now Hear (FMR)
Monash Art Ensemble: Here Now Hear (FMR)



Henry Kaiser:
Problems are only opportunities in work clothes
(Fractal Music)

This album has been provided by Henry Kaiser to Squidco as a free item to accompany any other Squidco purchase where the customer requests a copy. It is intended to help stores like Squidco during this time of pandemic, for which we are extremely grateful!

Henry Kaiser performs a live guitar solo on a borrowed Downes 101HB baritone guitar with no overdubs, just delays and no looping.

This CD can only be accompanied with a Squidco store order including other items, and must be requested by the customer by adding this item to their shopping when placing their order. Limit one copy per customer, while quantities last.

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• You can see the newest additions to our catalog in our Just In Stock Section.

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• You can see Recently Restocked items on this page.

• You can ask to have us email you when Upcoming Releases are in stock.

 Squidco Workspace

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Squidco has been in business as a mail-order store since 2003. 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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