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SQUIDCO Email Update, June 25, 2021

     Squidco & The Squid's Ear
June 25, 2021

"The best thing to do when something goes wrong
Is to make something out of it.."
—Terry Riley

   Creative Artists

• Joda Clement/Tim Olive/Mathieu Ruhlmann
• Frode Gjerstad/Isach Skeidsvoll
• Hprizm
• Francisco Lopez
• Joe McPhee/Jen Clare Paulson/Brian Labycz
• Liuda Mockunas
   (w/ Yoshihide/Sakata/Umezu/Koketsu/Hayashi)
• Aaron Novik
• Jeff Parker/Rob Mazurek
• Phillips/Butcher/Solberg
• The Rileys (Terry Riley/Gyan Riley)
• Gryphon Rue/Merche Blasco
• Schindler/Schimanski
• Chris Schlarb/Chad Taylor
• suzueri (Elico Suzuki)
• Dr. Steve Tromans
• Yuma Uesaka/Marilyn Crispell
• Elliott Sharp Presents I Never Metaguitar 5
• Daniel Vujanic
• Matt Weston
• Henk Zwerver/Raoul van der Weide

Squid Bubbles  Essential Labels

845 Audio
Astral Editions
Astral Spirits
Casco Records
Corbett vs. Dempsey

Ftarri / Hitorri
Not Two
Positive Elevation/577 Records
Relative Pitch
Sri Moonshine Music


   Jazz & Improvisation

Gjerstad, Frode / Isach Skeidsvoll: Twenty Fingers
(Relative Pitch)

A sparkling and energetic encounter between Norwegian saxophone legend Frode Gjerstad and fellow Norwegian and relative newcomer, pianist Isach Skeidsvoll of groups Bear Brother and Garrubo Band, the two spurring each other to intense levels of interaction, stepping back at times for introspective moments only to plunge forward in a wonderfully enthusiastic dialog.
Squidco Pick

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McPhee, Joe / Jen Clare Paulson / Brian Labycz: The Mystery J [VINYL]
(Corbett vs. Dempsey)

Taking its title from the rum-running yacht on which McPhee's father sailed from Nassau to Miami, this free electroaoustic improvised concert with Joe McPhee on pocket cornet & alto saxophone, Jen Clare Paulson on viola and Brian Labycz on electronics was captured live in 2014 at the Sugar Maple in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, during Okka Fest 6, released as CvsD's first vinyl LP.
     Buy      $19.95          

Mockunas, Liuda (w/ Yoshihide / Sakata / Umezu / Koketsu / Hayashi): In Residency at Bitches Brew

While in a residency in 2018 at the Yokohama, Japan jazz club Bitches Brew, Lithuanian saxophonist Liuda Mockunas had the opportunity to perform in duos and trios with some of Japan's most famous improvising reed players--Kazutoki Umezu, Masayo Koketsu, Akira Sakata and Eiichi Hayashi--and also in a trio with Kazutoki Umezu and Otomo Yoshihide performing on electric guitar.
     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

Parker, Jeff / Rob Mazurek: Some Jellyfish Live Forever

Chicago guitarist Jeff Parker and cornetist Rob Mazurek have collaborated for more than 20 years in a variety of ensembles, heard here in their first ever duo, condensing their creative use of lyrical, textural and technical skills into this outstanding album.
     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

Phillips / Butcher / Solberg: We met - and then
(Relative Pitch)

The debut of the advanced and innovative collaboration between improviser and prominent double bassist Barre Phillips, British saxophonist John Butcher and Norwegian drummer, percussionist and improviser, Stale Liavik Solberg, recording at the Blow out Festival in Oslo, Norway in 2019, and at Offene Ohren, Einstein Kultur, in Munchen, Germany in 2018.
Squidco Pick

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Rileys, The (Terry Riley / Gyan Riley): Way Out Yonder
(Sri Moonshine Music)

The 2nd live release from the duo of iconic American composer and minimalist pioneer Terry Riley and his guitarist/composer son Gyan Riley, comprised of spontaneous improvisations and compositions by both Terry and Gyan captured during three performances in Canada, Japan and the US, with Gyan performing on electric guitar and Terry Riley on piano, voice, melodica and electronics.
Squidco Pick

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Schindler / Schimanski: Ging Lenz Den Zwanzigsten Durchs Gebirg Order Nicht

Recorded at the 79th Salon fur Klang+Kunst, in Krailling, Munich, the pairing of multi-instrumentalist Udo Schindler performing on alto saxophone, brass & synthesizer and Patrick Schimanski performing on percussion, live electronics & voice was inspired by the novella fragment Lenz written by Georg Büchner in 1836 based on Jean Frédéric Oberlin's diary.
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Schlarb, Chris / Chad Taylor: Time No Changes [VINYL]
(Astral Spirits)

Chicago Underground Duo drummer Chad Taylor joins with West Coast guitarist, composer and studio head Chris Schlarb for five extended improvisations on drums, mbira, 6- and 12-string guitars, Moog synth & Hammond organ, the album recorded in a single session with each piece a spiritually warm and melodically expressive dialog of embraceable music.
Squidco Pick

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Tromans, Doctor Steve: The Way

A member of the Paul Dunmall Quintet and Ed Gauden's Crux, Birmingham UK pianist, composer and band leader Steve Tromans presents an album of original work, lyrical and introspective pieces improvised in the studio as a response to the duress of the global pandemic, motivated to record on a great piano in the great Sansom Studio based on recent life experiences.
     Buy      $14.95      Listen          

Uesaka, Yuma / Marilyn Crispell: Streams
(Not Two)

A beautiful and authoritative set of duo performances by London-born, Japanese-raised and now residing in NYC, saxophonist & clarinetist Yuma Uesaka, and pianist Marilyn Crispell, performing a program of Uesaka compositions, each based around a poem by Rushi Vyas, realized in confident dialogs of powerful yet sensitive expression; a satisfying and lyrical collection.
Squidco Pick

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Various Artists: Sharp, Elliott Presents I Never Metaguitar 5: Solo Guitars For The 21st Century

Elliott Sharp's fifth compilation bringing a diverse and global view on modern solo guitar work continues the series on a new record label and with the same exceptional ear for superb musicians, here including Anthony Pirog, David Watson, Liberty Ellman, Matteo Liberatore, Mike Baggetta, Chris Vine, Craig Green, Jerome Harris, Philip L'Epee, Will Bernard, &c.
     Buy      $17.95      Listen          

Weston, Matt: Four Lies In The Eavesdrop Business [VINYL 2 LPS]

Percussionist and sound artist Matt Weston incorporated Western notated scores, multidimensional graphic scores, implied notation, and aural scorers in addition to site-specific constructions to facilitate his instantaneous realization of this composition, which was mastered by Jason Lescalleet at Glistening Labs USA.
     Buy      $24.95      Listen          

Zwerver, Henk / Raoul van der Weide: Modeles Volatils
(Casco Records)

"Volatile Models", the pairing of Dutch guitarist Henk Zwerver and bassist & percussionist Raoul van der Weide, also on crackle box, creating spontaneously unrestricted, sometimes irascible but always inspired and exuberant free improvisation, from moments of tension to explosive release, as heard in six dialogs performed live at Atelier 5, in Amsterdam in September, 2020.
     Buy      $12.95      Listen          



Clement, Joda / Tim Olive / Mathieu Ruhlmann: Eidolon
(845 Audio)

During his 2018-19 Canadian tours, Tim Olive joined Vancouver residents Joda Clément and Mathieu Ruhlmann for two trio performances, after which they went into the studio to record these four detailed improvisations using synthesizer, harmonium, glockenspiel, field recordings, feedback, magnetic pickups, preamps, octave generators, ukelin, cymbal, tapes, and objects.
     Buy      $11.95      Listen          

Hprizm: Signs Remixed
(Positive Elevation/577 Records)

577 Records' experimental, electronic sub-label Positive Elevation releases this remix of Gerald Cleaver's Signs album, itself an innovative album of synthetic rhythms and sonic landscape, here reworked by producer Hprizm, aka High Priest of Antipop Consortium, channeling Cleaver's work into dream-like territory that re-thinks and re-paces the original.
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Lopez, Francisco: Untitled (2019) [CD + DOWNLOAD]

Prolific sound artist Francisco López, with more than 378 diverse works composed over 40 years, from nearly silent to overwhelming swells of sonic force, here in a set of eight pieces composed from different source materials, pieces and origins, using field recordings, synthetics and sources of mysterious origin, paced and placed in profound and breathtaking ways.
Squidco Pick

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Novik, Aaron: Grounded [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]
(Astral Spirits)

During the lockdown of 2020 clarinetist and composer Aaron Novik recorded the sounds of clarinet, bass clarinet and contrabass clarinet, using those samples to create this 10-part composition, a work of active counterpoint and minimalist structures with a playful sense of humor, the character of the samples bringing forth both acoustic and electronic evocations.
     Buy      $7.95      Listen          

Rue, Gryphon / Merche Blasco: North of the Future [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]
(Astral Editions)

A "document of sonic purging" from New York sound artists Merche Blasco and Gryphon Rue, a combination of compositions and electroacoustic improvisation using an unusual collection of instruments--EMS Synthi AKS, modular synth chain, harmonium, voice, percussion and musical saw--applied through diverse approaches to create inspired landscapes and curious constructions.
     Buy      $7.95      Listen          

suzueri (Elico Suzuki): Fata Morgana
(Ftarri / Hitorri)

Tokyo sound artist Elico Suzuki attached or arranged "gadgets" including a small electric fan, a motor and a radio, to an upright piano whose upper and lower panels were removed and insides exposed, using their inherent sounds and those created by touching them to the piano strings to generate overlapping and evolving sound, ending each piece with force through the keyboard.
     Buy      $14.95      Listen          

Vujanic, Daniel: Prosopagnosia [CD + DOWNLOAD]

The first part of guitarist, sound artist and multi-instrumentalist Daniel Junnic's Fabula trilogy evokes dynamic and mercurial environments through intuitive approaches, altering and transforming components and source material in acousmatic ways over which acoustic instruments sometimes intone, the results warm and intriguing, implying melody and engaging the listener.
Squidco Pick

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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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Dadge, Chris / Tim Olive: Nice You! (845 Audio)
Dadge, Chris / Tim Olive: Nice You! (845 Audio)


 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.


Arcane Device:

Jeremy Baysse:
In C
(Creative Sources)

Comes & Simonis:
Regering [CD + DOWNLOAD

Bryan Eubanks / Xavier Lopez:
Natural Realms
(Sacred Realism)

Barbara Feldman Monk :
(Another Timbre)

Jean-Marc Fousatt :
Les Vraies Richesses [VINYL + DVD]
(Fou Records)

Jean-Marc Fousatt :
Nouvelles [VINYL 2 LPs + DVD]
(Fou Records)

Fred Frith:
Crossing Borders (Volume 2 Of The Fred Records Story, 2001-2020) [BOX SET]
(Recommended Records)

Fred Frith:
Stepping Out (Volume 3 Of The Fred Records Story, 2001-2020) [BOX SET]
(Recommended Records)

Arvind Ganga / Riccardo Marogna:
Ballads From The Wrecked Ship
(A New Wave of Jazz)

Pierre Gerard:
Pieces Of Apparatus
(A New Wave of Jazz)

Stephen Horenstein / Eyal Netzer:
Speaking Through The Walls
(Creative Sources)

Amirtha Kidambi / Matteo Liberatore:
(Astral Editions)

Sergey Kostyrko / Tim Olive:
(845 Audio)

Matthijs Kouw:
The Great Image Has No Form [CD + DOWNLOAD]

Oliver Leith:
Me Hollywood
(Another Timbre)

Stefano Leonardi / Antonio Bertoni:
(Astral Spirits)

Yoshio Machida / Cal Lyall:
Premeditation [VINYL 2 10-inch records]
(By the Bluest of Seas)

The Mighty Cloud (Dave Quam / Joe Foster):
Especially Songs
(Sacred Realism)

Two Crumbling Shapes [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

Torsten Papenheim :
(Creative Sources)

Guy-Frank Pellerin / Mattias Boss / Eugenio Sanna :
Water Reflections

Linda Smith Catlin / Apartment House:
(Another Timbre)

Jos Smolders:

Lost In Labyrinth
(Casco Records)

(Bad Architect Records)

Un Poco Loco (Fourneyron / Beliah / Gesser):
(Umlaut Records)

James Weeks :
(Another Timbre)

Welcome To Silkeborg (Varela / Trinite):
(Creative Sources)

Alan Wilkinson / Dirk Serries:
One In The Eye [2 CDs]
(A New Wave of Jazz)

 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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