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SQUIDCO Email Update + Last Copy Sale, November 6, 2020

     Squidco & The Squid's Ear
November 6, 2020

"You've got to bring your awareness into differentiating between
What is useful and what is just an easy solution to problems."
—John Butcher

   Creative Artists

• AAM (Forsen / Axelsson / Dimming)
• Peter Ablinger
• Sarah Bernstein
• Jeb Bishop Centrifugal Trio
• Butcher/Prevost/Viltard
• Richard Francis/Frans De Waard
• Joel Futterman
• Mary Halvorson's Code Girl
• I.P.Y. (Ikue Mori/Phew/YoshimiO)
• Hermione Johnson
• Kordik/Lucas/Prevost
• Sabir Mateen/Patrick Holmes/Federico Ughi
• Moore/Prevost/Yarde
• Rachel Musson
• Keir Neuringer/Shayna Dulberger/Julius Masri
• Jim O'Rourke
• Eddie Prevost Band (w/ Hawkins/Gold/Mattos)
• Ernesto Rodrigues/Carlos Santos
• Jacob Wick/Brad Henkel
• Nate Wooley

Squid Bubbles  Essential Labels

Astral Spirits
Creation Music
Creative Sources
Firehouse 12 Records
Matchless / Earshot

Portraits GRM
Pyroclastic Records
Relative Pitch
Sacred Realism
The Tapeworm



Squidco Last Copy Cost Sale

Every so often we look to make space on our shelves by selling the last copy of items that we won't restock when sold out, and which we'll either remove from our catalog or leave as special order only. So we've reduced your price for these item to our cost!

This is a great opportunity to pick up excellent music at the lowest price we can offer, and for many items, your last chance to buy them from Squidco. So take a look at this list starting with more than 400 CDs, LPs, Cassettes, DVDs & Magazines that we have just one copy of left in stock. But hurry! As each item sells out it will disappear from the store!

See All Last Copy Items

Orders must be placed through our shopping cart, discounted price is the price shown. Last Copy Sale items are not eligible for Squidco Reward Points. Sale end Sunday, November 8, 2020 at 23:59 PM EST (GMT-5).

   Jazz & Improvisation

AAM (Forsen / Axelsson / Dimming): Mollymawk
(Creative Sources)

Three Swedish improvising musicians from different generations are heard in this set of five free jazz and non-idiomatic exchanges, recorded at the artist-run venue Fylkingen Stockholm in 2019, bringing together pianist Arne Forsen (Roscoe Mitchell, John Tchicai and Charles Tyler), drummer Andreas Axelsson (Lia Ullen) and bassist Mats Dimming (APUH!).
     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

Bernstein, Sarah: Exolinger

Recorded in the studio as an urgent response to the latent unease in the time of pandemic and political dissent, NY poet, violinist, composer and improviser Sarah Bernstein uses washes of distorted violin, ecstatic vocalizations, and poetic spoken word, an expression of immediacy and tension between extremes, a personal and articulate set of observational expressions.
     Buy      $14.00      Listen          

Bishop, Jeb Centrifugal Trio: [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]
(Astral Spirits)

A live recording from zentri-fuge in Berlin, led by trombonist Jeb Bishop, with Milan bassist Antonio Borghini (Mike Patton's Mondo Cane) and German drummer Michael Griener (Carl-Ludwig Hübsch' Primordial Soup), in a collective set of free and energetic improvisations, five pieces that "Jounce", "Jitter", "Plumb" and "Dither" through an exciting and expressive concert.
     Buy      $7.95      Listen          

Butcher / Prevost / Viltard: Iklectik Live One

Part of the Iklectic club's "Meetings With Remarkable Saxophonists" programmed by drummer Eddie Prévost and double bassist Guillaume Viltard, here meeting John Butcher performing on tenor and soprano saxophone for a masterful concert of free improvisations, energetically turning the "Electric", "Light", "On", "Click" through 4 extended and remarkable converstations.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $17.95      Listen          

Futterman, Joel : The Fall
(Creation Music)

A three-part solo improvisation recorded in the studio and presented in complete unedited first takes with no overdubs, sequenced in the order recorded, from NY-area pianist Joel Futterman, performing "The Fall" in two parts, and "Recovery", each an epic journey through rapid technical virtuosity and nimble creativity, balanced with periods of deep reflection and introspection.
     Buy      $13.95      Listen          

Halvorson's, Mary Code Girl: Artlessly Falling
(Firehouse 12 Records)

The 2nd Code Girl release from guitarist Mary Halvorson presents an embraceable and ambitious set of songs from 8 poetic forms for which Halvorson composed words & music, 3 of which are sung by Robert Wyatt, the others by Amirtha Kidambi, in a band with Thumbscrew members Michael Formanek (bass), Tomas Fujiwara (drums), plus Maria Grand (sax) and Adam O'Farrill (trumpet).
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $13.95      Listen          

Johnson, Hermione : Tremble
(Relative Pitch)

Using an imaginative set of piano preparations, Auckland, New Zealand pianist Hermione Johnson draws unusual timbral and tonal qualities from the prepared piano, deftly improvising with dexterous technical skills to create unusual rhythmic and timbral environments, each a marvelous, miniature universe of unexpected voicings, evoking gongs, guitars, kotos, &c.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $13.95      Listen          

Kordik / Lucas / Prevost: High Laver Reflections
(Matchless / Earshot)

The Earshots duo of Daniel Kordik on modular synthesizer and Edward Lucas on trombone reprise their meeting a year earlier with free improvising percussionist and AMM legend Eddie Prévost, drawn by the natural resonance of the All Saints Church in Essex, England, recording these electroacoustic improvisations of astonishing sonic properties and astounding technique.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $17.95      Listen          

Mateen, Sabir / Patrick Holmes / Federico Ughi : Survival Situation

Having played together in a variety of settings, but never as a trio, saxophonist Sabir Mateen, clarinetist Patrick Holmes and drummer Federico Ughi met in a recording studio in Tuscany, Italy to record this album of wide-ranging free improvisation, Mateen's Farfisa playing and vocal declamations bringing a Sun Ra element to the vehement and profound dialog.
     Buy      $14      Listen          

Moore / Prevost / Yarde: Nous

A concert by drummer Eddie Prévost, electric guitarist N.O. Moore, and saxophonist Jason Yarde on alto & soprano recorded at the Vortex Jazz Club, in London, Moore deploying effects and Yarde using electronics to create subtexts of sounds, especially on the extended 25 minute "Impossible Meaning" where unusual structures meld with the acoustic free playing.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $17.95      Listen          

Musson, Rachel: I Went This Way

UK improvising saxophonist Rachel Musson incorporates spoken word text and daring instrumental experimentation in a large work for an 8-piece ensemble of bass, sax, and strings, with narration in a through-composed text written by Musson that explores the process of improvisation, and her reflections on the experiential process of making music.
     Buy      $14.00      Listen          

Neuringer, Keir / Shayna Dulberger / Julius Masri: Dromedaries II
(Relative Pitch)

Hard-edged free long form improvisation from the 2nd album from the Dromedaries trio of Keir Neuringer on saxophone, Shayna Dulberger on bass, and Julius Masri on drums, performing at Seizures Palace, in Brooklyn, using unusual rhythmic structures over which the trio's instrumental physicality ranges from savage playing to impressive flights of virtuosity.
     Buy      $13.95      Listen          

Prevost, Eddie Band (w/ Hawkins / Gold / Mattos): Bean Soup and Bouquets

Their 1st album released in 1977 on Spotlite Records label, the free jazz quartet led by Prévost on drums, Geoff Hawkins on tenor saxophone, Gerry Gold on trumpet & flugelhorn, and Marcio Mattos on double bass, released two live albums on the Matchless label before disbanding; this live album from Cata OTO in London in 2020 reunites the band for a solid concert 42 years after.
     Buy      $17.95      Listen          

Rodrigues, Ernesto / Carlos Santos: Metamorfose
(Creative Sources)

A beautifully subtle and strange twisting of tones, timbres and strings from the duo of Ernesto Rodrigues on violin & viola and Carlos Santos on electronics, recorded live in 2018 at O'Culto da Ajuda, in Lisbon, creating mysterious environments that metamorphose between sections through string interjections, each segment creating a new, mesmerizing environment.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

Wick, Jacob / Brad Henkel: Lovely Bag You Have
(Relative Pitch)

Two like-minded experimenters and improvisers meet in Berlin to extract a fascinating mixture of both unusual and traditional tones & textures on their trumpets, energetically disassembling their instruments in aberrant ways to create clicks, clacks, airy hisses and other inexplicable sounds, revealing a dialog of solid ideas that captivate and surprise their listeners.
Squidco Pick

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Wooley, Nate: Seven Storey Mountain VI
(Pyroclastic Records)

Composer & trumpeter Nate Wooley presents the 6th composition of his SSM series exploring music's ability to bring catharsis and ecstatic release to the performers and listeners, in a large ensemble of 11 musicians and voice, in a stunningly sophisticated large work of modern orchestration through acoustic and electronic/amplified instruments; a masterwork.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $14.95      Listen          



Francis, Richard / Frans De Waard: Retired Dilettantes [CASSETTE]
(The Tapeworm)

Sound artists Richard Francis and Fran de Waard (Vital Weekly) developed these recordings in de Waard's studio in The Netherlands, using modular electronics, field recordings, computer, and tapes, each side a section of an extended composition from delicate static and complex electrical textures to the bursting of loud drones.
     Buy      $12.95          

I.P.Y. (Ikue Mori / Phew / YoshimiO): IPY

Bringing together three Japanese avant experimenters and improvisers — Ikue Mori (DNA, Downtown NY mainstay), YoshimiO (Boredoms, Saicobab and OOIOO) and Phew (Aunt Sally) — for a live performance at U.F.O. Club, in Tokyo in 2019, blurring the edges of experimentation, improvisation, and rock, an exciting and powerful first meeting for this trio.
     Buy      $14.95      Listen          

O'Rourke, Jim: Shutting Down Here [VINYL]
(Portraits GRM)

A brilliant work of electronic composition from Jim O'Rourke developed and recorded at INA GRM in France, and at his Steamroom studio in Japan, using sources from pianist Eiko Ishibashi, violinist Astuko Hatano and trumpeter Eivind Lonning alongside electronic and acousmatic sources, seamlessly melding acoustic and electronic forms into an enthralling work.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $24.95      Listen          



Ablinger, Peter: Augmented Study (2012)
(Sacred Realism)

Austrian composer Peter Ablinger wrote this study, which is not intended for live performance, using a violin performing a slow glissando over one octave, here performed by violinist Johnny Chang, the recording then composed in the studio as a proportion canon, virtually layering 16 violins in a study displaying the harmonic interactions of that single glissando.
     Buy      $13.95      Listen          

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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.


15 Kinder & Brotzmann / Van Hove / Bennink:
Free Jazz und Kinder [VINYL]
(Tochnit Aleph)

John Blum / Jackson Krall:
(Relative Pitch)

Rasmus Borg:
(Creative Sources)

Patrick Brennan / Maria do Mar / Ernesto Rodrigues / Miguel Mira / Hernani Faustino / Abdul Moimeme:
The Sudden Bird Of Waiting
(Creative Sources)

Juan Calvi / Maria do Mar / Ernesto Rodrigues / Guilherme Rodrigues ‎:
Los Ejes De Mi Carreta
(Creative Sources)

Symbolic Boundary
(Creative Sources)

Hendrick Eichler :
(Creative Sources)

Sandy Ewen / Damon Smith / Weasel Walter :

Stephen Flinn:
Red Bell
(Creative Sources)

Franklin / Gill:
To My Left Is Where The Lake Is
(Creative Sources)

Joel Futterman / Ike Levin Trio featuring Kash Killion:
(Charles Lester Music)

Phillip Greenlief :
Barbedwire: 37 Graphic Scores For Trio Volume One
(Creative Sources)

Charlotte Greve / Vinnie Sperrazza / Chris Tordini:
The Choir Invisible

Hupata! (Rave / Warelis / Tuan Ku):
Microclimates [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]
(Astral Spirits)

Christoph Irniger Trio (w / Raffaele Bossard / Ziv Ravitz):
Open City

Jooklo Trio (Genta / Vanzan / Lopez):
It Is What It Is
(Relative Pitch)

Naoki Kita / Guilherme Rodrigues / Naoto Yamagishi :
(Creative Sources)

Krennerich / Schubert / Osswald / Fischer:
Degrees Above
(Creative Sources)

Christina Kubisch :
Italienische Stucke/Italian Pieces (1974-1984)
(Tochnit Aleph)

Andrew Lafkas:
Two Paths with Active Shadows Under Three Moons and Surveillance
(Sacred Realism)

Catherine Lamb / Harmonic Space Orchestra:
Prisma Interius VII 7 VIII
(Sacred Realism)

George Lewis (w/ Derek Bailey / Douglas Ewart / Joelle Leandre / Steve Lacy):
Rainbow Family
(Carrier Records)

James Lewis Brandon Quartet (w/ Taylor / Ortiz / Jones):

Samara Lubelski :
Partial Infinite Sequence
(Relative Pitch)

Miller / Mettler / Foisy:
(Notice Recordings)

Oceans Roar 1000 Drums:
(Sacred Realism)

OM (Urs Leimgruber / Christy Doran / Bobby Burri / Fredy Studer) :
It's About Time

Other Plastics (Dominic Coles / Hunter Brown):
Overtime Liquor
(Creative Sources)

Pan (Kim / Benes / Haag / Alsadi / Saremi):
I Had A Dream
(Creative Sources)

Evan Parker:
Monoceros [VINYL]

Chris Pitsiokos / Javier Areal Velez / Kevin Murray:
First Blush
(1039 Records)

Rodrigues / Rodrigues / Almeida / Hencleeday / Parrinha / Parrinha / Santos / Valinho:
Spiegel II
(Creative Sources)

Ernesto Rodrigues / Guilherme Rodrigues / Fred Marty / Carlos Santos:
Sur Nos Pas Dans La Clarte Du Jour
(Creative Sources)

Ernesto Rodrigues / Miguel Almeida / Andre Lanca / Bernardo Alvares / Felice Furioso:
Un Seul Regard Le Chant Petri De Beaute Un Mot Vert
(Creative Sources)

Guilherme Rodrigues :
(Creative Sources)

Marc Sabat / Harmonic Space Orchestra:
Gioseffo Zarlino (2015/2019)
(Sacred Realism)

Schindler / Kepl:
(Creative Sources)

Alexander Schlippenbach von :
Piano Solo: Slow Pieces for Aki

Schubert / Schlippenbach / Blume:
(Relative Pitch)

[SNDNG STTNS] Kifpfmuller / Janek feat. Ernesto Rodrigues / Guilherme Rodrigues :
Case Study: Sertao
(Creative Sources)

Marie Takahashi / Maria do Mar / Ernesto Rodrigues / Helena Espvall / Joao Valinho:
Queen Trot
(Creative Sources)

Talibam! W/ Silke Eberhard / Nikolaus Neuser:
This Week Is In Two Weeks [VINYL]

Horace Tapscott / The Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra:
Ancestral Echoes: The Covina Sessions, 1976
(Dark Tree Records)

Tester / Caldwell:
Little Flower [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]
(Astral Spirits)

Sam Weinberg / Henry Fraser / Weasel Walter :

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