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SQUIDCO Email Update July 10, 2020

     Squidco & The Squid's Ear
July 10, 2020

"You must surrender whatever preconceptions you have about music
If you're really interested in it."
—Cecil Taylor

   Creative Artists

• Charles, Xavier / Bertrand Gauguet
• Bob Drake
• Joel Futterman/Greg Foster
• Give Guitars To People (NATuerlich/Arbeit/Rua)
• Eric La Casa
• Okkyung Lee
• Liebman/Brecker/Copland/Alessi/Gress/Baron
• Merzbow
• Phill Niblock
• Charlemagne Palestine/John Kormeling
• Eddie Prevost
• Sangliers:
   (Rempis/Jackson/Wodrascka/ Lasserre/Orins)
• Brandon Seabrook (w/ Cooper-Moore/Gerald Cleaver)
• Rafael Toral
• Various Artists:
• Nate Wooley/Torben Snekkestad

Squid Bubbles  Essential Labels

Akousis Records
Astral Spirits
Inner Voice Jazz
Listen! Foundation (Fundacja Sluchaj!)
Matiere Memoire
Recommended Records

The Bridge Sessions



   Jazz & Improvisation

Charles, Xavier / Bertrand Gauguet: Spectre
(Akousis Records)

Using the interference points of closely pitched sound, long-time collaborators Xavier Charles and Bertrand Gauguet use acoustic and amplified clarinets and saxophones to create frequency landscapes that change slowly, ringing with harmonics while finding unison and conflict in their tones, creating meditative aural environments of great beauty and reflection.
Squidco Pick

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Futterman, Joel / Greg Foster: Alabama

Greg Foster has been merging poetry with music since the 60s, including work with Miles Davis, Art Blakey, and Thelonious Monk, here joins pianist Joel Futterman also on curved soprano saxophone and Indian flute, accompanying Foster's potent words and messages in 8 poems, including the 19 minutes "Alabama Exequy" examining the pain and horror of racism.
     Buy      $10.95      Listen          

Lee, Okkyung: Yeo-Neun [VINYL]

Yeo-Neun Quartet is an experimental chamber music ensemble founded in 2016 by Okkyung Lee on cello, with harpist Maeve Gilchrist, pianist Jacob Sacks, and bassist Eivind Opsvik, in a detailed album merging melodic contemporary composition with free improvisation and unusual technique, as Lee explores her musical history and experiences through ten dramatically elegant works.
Squidco Pick

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Liebman / Brecker / Copland / Alessi / Gress / Baron: QuinT5T
(Inner Voice Jazz)

Compatriots in bands over many years, the quintet of David Liebman on saxophones, Randy Brecker on trumpets, Marc Copland on piano, Drew Gress on bass and Joey Baron on drums, joined by trumpeter Ralph Alessi on 2 tracks, come together to bring joyfully lyrical enthusiasm and masterful skill to works by Liebman, Gress, Baron, Brecker, and Ellington.
Squidco Pick

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Sangliers (Dave Rempis / Keefe Jackson / Christine Wodrascka / Didier Lasserre / Peter Orins): Minuscules
(The Bridge Sessions)

The Bridge is a transatlantic network that connects improvisers across national boundaries, here connecting US Chicago-based musicians Keefe Jackson (saxophones & bass clarinet), Dave Rempis (saxophones), with French improvisers Christine Wodrascka (piano), Didier Lasserre (drums) and Peter Orins (drums) for a 2018 recording in Lille, France.
Squidco Pick

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Seabrook, Brandon (w/ Cooper-Moore / Gerald Cleaver): Exultations
(Astral Spirits)

The title aptly describes the intense excitement and exhilaration of NY guitarist Brandon Seabrook's second trio album on Astral Spirits, performed with rhythm giants Cooper-Moore on Diddley Bow (a single-string bass) and free jazz drum legend Gerald Cleaver, the two creating a percolating interactive foundation for Seabrooks powerfully expressive and investigative playing.
Squidco Pick

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Seabrook, Brandon (w/ Cooper-Moore / Gerald Cleaver): Exultations [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]
(Astral Spirits)

Cassette edition with download code of the CD listed above.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $7.95      Listen          

Wooley, Nate / Torben Snekkestad : Of Echoing Bronze
(Listen! Foundation (Fundacja Sluchaj!))

Two trumpeters--Nate Wooley from New York City, and Torben Snekkestad from Norway, also performing on soprano sax--met in Copenhagen in 2015 for this live concert "KoncertKirken Blagards Plads", a monumental meeting of exploratory and investigative improvisation, using unusual and unorthodox techniques on their instruments to present 3 unique and singular dialogs.
     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

Taylor, Cecil / Tony Oxley: Birdland / Neuburg 2011
(Listen! Foundation (Fundacja Sluchaj!))

Performing in the intimacy of the Birdland Jazz Club in 2011, New York innovative pianist Cecil Taylor met with London free jazz legendary percussionist and long-time associate in The Feel Trio, Tony Oxley, Taylor's rapid often percussive approach to the keys pairing with Oxley's percussive work, and both invoking lyrical beauty from the other.
Squidco Pick

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Give Guitars To People (NATuerlich / Arbeit / Rua): The Look Of Silence, Vol 1
(Recommended Records)

The trio of guitarists Patricia Bateira (NATurlich), Jochen Arbeit (Einstürzende Neubauten) and Vitor Rua (Vitor Rua & The Metaphysical Angels) combine to create a new style of long-form electronic music, a richly continuous work seemingly without start or end, incorporating sustain, effects, & field recordings into a beautifully abstract aural environment.
     Buy      $14.95      Listen          

La Casa, Eric : Interieurs

A stunning exploration of interior architecture through recordings of the elements of three spaces including La Casa's own apartment, finding micro and macro-scopic sound in common elements that he uses to create fascinating compositions reflecting both the captivating fullness and stillness of each space, as the composer questions his relationship with each space.
Squidco Pick

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Merzbow: StereoAkuma

A 5-part concert and encore from Masami Akita, AKA Merzbow, performing in Australia at Room40's Open Frame Festival in 2019, a wrenching performance of distinctive yet diverse noise sources and textures revealed as a controlled tumult; all profits from this edition will be donated to assisting wildlife recovery in the wake of the Australia bushfire crisis of 2020.
     Buy      $18.95      Listen          

Niblock, Phill: Music for Organs
(Matiere Memoire)

Two massive drone works for organ and pre-recorded tracks commissioned by Musica Festival Strasbourg for organist Hampus Lindwall, with tapes by Emanuel Schmelzer-Ziringer, each piece titled anagrammatically (ie. Nagro = Organ) and recorded with the composer at the Manufacture d'orgues Thomas and Orgelbau Klais organ in the Collegiale Sainte-Waudru, in Mons, Belgium.
     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

Various Artists (Luigi Russolo / Chris Cutler / Nick Sudnick / Andrzej Karpinski / Alessandro Monti / Silvio Mix / Pietro Verardo: Intonarumori: Ieri Ed Oggi
(Recommended Records)

Four new commissioned works by Chris Cutler, Andzrej Karpinski, Nick Sudnik and Alessandro Monti performed on Futurist conceptualist Luigi Russolo's "Intonarumori", unique boxes capable of mechanically creating sounds including roars, thunderings, explosions, hissing, whistling, puffing, mumbling, muttering, gurgling, screeching, creaking, buzzing, crackling and scraping.
Squidco Pick

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Drake, Bob: The Gardens of Beastley Manor
(Recommended Records)

Bob Drake takes his listeners on a 22 piece instrumental journey through a "Beastley" garden of confident melodic foundation and experimental forays, captured by day and night, at fountains or on balustrades, walking paths or in pavilions, Drake's concise and endearing vignettes painting aural images of wit, introspection, curiosity and wonder, a tour de force of conception and execution.
Squidco Pick

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Palestine, Charlemagne / John Kormeling: Meet The Frogsichord [VINYL 2 LPs FUR COVER]

Architect John Körmeling and maverick musician Charlemagne Palestine collaborate on a whole new system of music, reworking the harpsichord to generate notes of Pythagorean ratios, Kormeling asking the visionary and idiosyncratic to composer create a set of recordings on the instrument that Palestine dubbed "The Frogischord".
     Buy      $44.95          

Palestine, Charlemagne / John Kormeling: Meet The Frogsichord [VINYL 2 LPs]

Standard edition of the fuzzy double LP listed above.
     Buy      $34.95          

Toral, Rafael: Constellation In Still Time

A long-form ambient composition from Portuguese composer and electroacoustic performer Rafael Toral, combining piano (Joana Gama), harp (Angelica V. Salve), vibraphone (Luis Bittencourt), clavinet (Joana Baulho), Rhodes (Riccardo Dillon), and sinewaves (Rafael Toral) in a generative piece that avoids repetition while creating a floating and vast sense of reverberant space.
     Buy      $18.95      Listen          


   Books & Magazines

Prevost, Eddie: An Uncommon Music For the Common Man [BOOK]

Percussionist, Improviser and AMM founding member Eddie Prévost's fourth book presents a fascinating series of reflections and challenging insights on music in its various forms, and the development of improvised music at the intersection of contemporary compositional and conceptual forms; alongside a personal history of Prevost's life and his relationship with music.
     Buy      $39.95          

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

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

Michel Banabila: Movements (music for dance) 2 LP set (Tapu Records)
Michel Banabila: Movements (music for dance) 2 LP set (Tapu Records)

Fritz Hauser: Laboratorio - Solo Percussion (hat[now]ART)
Fritz Hauser: Laboratorio - Solo Percussion (hat[now]ART)

Isotope Ensemble: Radium (Creative Sources)
Isotope Ensemble: Radium (Creative Sources)


 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.


Cyril Bondi / Pierre-Yves Martel / Christoph Schiller:
(Another Timbre)

Cliff Trio (Pandelis Karayorgis / Damon Smith / Eric Rosenthal):
(Listen! Foundation (Fundacja Sluchaj!))

The Croaks (Kuchen / Turner / Rogers):
One Of The Best Bears!
(Listen! Foundation (Fundacja Sluchaj!))

Giuliano d'Angiolini :
(Another Timbre)

Roland Dahinden / Hildegarde Kleeb / Harris:
Dancing A Stone
(Listen! Foundation (Fundacja Sluchaj!))

Angharad Davies / Klaus Lang / Anton Lukoszevieze:
(Another Timbre)

Pierre Gerard:
(Senufo Editions)

Pierre Gerard:
Cavite Aerienne
(Not On Label)

Magnus Granberg / Skogen:
Let Pass My Weary Guiltless Ghost
(Another Timbre)

Guillermo Gregorio / Joe Fonda / Ramon Lopez:
Intersecting Lives
(Listen! Foundation (Fundacja Sluchaj!))

Don Malfon / Agusti Fernandez / Barry Guy:
(Listen! Foundation (Fundacja Sluchaj!))

Evan Parker / RGG:
(Listen! Foundation (Fundacja Sluchaj!))

Anton Ponomarev Trio (w/ Per Ole Jorgens / Dmitri Lapshin):
(Listen! Foundation (Fundacja Sluchaj!))

Matias Riquelme / Fernando Ulzion:
La Trahison Des Mots
(Listen! Foundation (Fundacja Sluchaj!))

Ernstalbrecht Stiebler :
Fur Biliana
(Another Timbre)

Trevor Watts Quartet The (Veryan Weston / John Edwards / Marc Sander):
The Real Intention - Cafe OTO concert
(Listen! Foundation (Fundacja Sluchaj!))

FREE WITH ANY ORDER! (last copies)

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.

FREE WITH ANY ORDER! (last copies)

Killick Hinds:
Old Hat to Clothed Toes [CASSETTE]

This cassette tape album has been provided by Appalachian guitarist and experimenters Killick Hinds 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!

Guitarist and creative experimenter Killick Hinds pays homage in abstract and tangential ways to Metallica's 1986 album Master of Puppets, an influence on Killick's youth, which he references somewhere between re-creation and distillation, in a factory-made cassette with 8 pieces he describes as "hypnagogic wake-dreams."

This cassette 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.

 Squidco Workspace

Squidco, 332 Shipyard Blvd., Wilmington, NC 28412

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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