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SQUIDCO Email Update, July 9, 2021

     Squidco & The Squid's Ear
July 9, 2021

"Artists to my mind are the real architects of change,
And not the political legislators who implement change after the fact."
—William S. Burroughs

   Creative Artists

• Joshua Abrams
• Susan Alcorn
• Arcana: Bill Laswell/Tony Williams
• Duck Baker
   (w/ Bailey/Beresford/Dresser/Butcher/
• Jeremy Baysse
• Michele Bokanowski
• Williams S. Burroughs/Brion Gysin
• Barry Chabala/Ann Coman
• Comes & Simonis
• Alvin Curran
• Ember
• Barbara Feldman Monk
• Will Guthrie/James Rushford
• Hecker/Okkyung Lee
• Amirtha Kidambi/Matteo Liberatore
• Oliver Leith
• Lionel Marchetti
• News From Babel
• Opening Performance Orchestra Plays Phill Niblock
• Torsten Papenheim
• Regenorchester XII
• Linda Smith Catlin/Apartment House
• James Weeks

Squid Bubbles  Essential Labels

Aguirre Records
Another Timbre
Astral Editions
Black Truffle
Cold Spring Records
Creative Sources

Ideologic Organ
Mod Reloaded
Our Swimmer
Portraits GRM
Recollection GRM
ReR Vinyl
Sub Rosa
Trost Records


   Jazz & Improvisation

Abrams, Joshua: Represencing [VINYL]

2020 Repress! Composer and musician Joshua Abrams brings together a variety of artists and instruments to create an album of different styles and traditions centered around the North African ceremonial instrument the guimbri.
Squidco Pick

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Alcorn, Susan: The Heart Sutra (Arranged by Janel Leppin) [VINYL]
(Ideologic Organ)

Cellist Janel Leppin arranged this moving, passionate and magnificently genre-blurring work by pedal steel guitarist Susan Alcorn, recorded at a live performance during her residency at Issue Project Room in 2012 with Anthony Pirog on guitar, Janel Leppin on cello, Jessika Kenney on vocals, Eyvind Kang on viola, Skuli Sverrisson on bass, and Doug Wieselman on clarinets.
Squidco Pick

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Arcana: Bill Laswell / Tony Williams: Arc of the Testimony
(Mod Reloaded)

Extended reissue of the 1997 album bringing jazz and rock artists from 5 decades of ground-breaking work into a mysteriously lyrical band presenting 9 powerful compositions of jazz/rock fusion, led by drummer Tony Williams and bassist Bill Laswell with the stellar personnel of Pharoah Sanders, Buckethead, Nicky Skopelitis, Graham Haynes, Peter Apfelbaum, & Byard Lancaster.
Squidco Pick

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Baker, Duck (w/ Bailey / Beresford / Dresser / Butcher / Moore / Rudd / Ward / Williamson / Edwards / Noble): Confabulations

An excellent collection of duos and trios recorded in NY, London and Stockholm between 1994 & 2017, between acoustic improvising guitarist Duck Baker with a great set of masterful collaborators including Derek Bailey, Steve Beresford, John Butcher, Mark Dresser, Michael Moore, Roswell Rudd, Alex Ward, Joe Williamson, John Edwards and Steve Noble.
Squidco Pick

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Chabala, Barry / Ann Coman: In And Out Of Focus

This album of improvised music was born out of mutual appreciation and admiration for the respective art forms of Ann Coman and experimental sound artist Barry Chabala, who performed original guitar improvisations while Coman intuitively created visual artworks from those performances, then reversing the process where Chabala interpreted Coman's art as visual scores.
     Buy      $14.95      Listen          

Ember (Urs Leimgruber / Christian Lillinger / Alexander Schubert / Oliver Schwerdt): Oullh d'baham`

The first album from 2006 of the Ember electro-acoustic improvising chamber jazz-oriented quartet of Urs Leimgruber on soprano & tenor saxophones, Alexander Schubert on guitar, electronics & percussion, Oliver Schwerdt on piano, percussion, guitar & electronics, and Christian Lillinger on drums & percussion; an album of insightful and meticulous interaction.
     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

Kidambi, Amirtha / Matteo Liberatore: Neutral Love [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]
(Astral Editions)

Vocalist Amirtha Kidambi (Elder Ones, Mary Halvorson's Code Girl) and guitarist/composer Matteo Liberatore create sonic environments and aural landscapes without using effects, slowly evolving their work so as to allow each utterance and sustaining note to be fully absorbed, their meditative and introspective works rewarding to the attentive listener.
     Buy      $7.95      Listen          

Regenorchester XII: Relics [VINYL]
(Trost Records)

Franz Hautzinger formed the orchestra in 1995 as an ensemble for experimental music, developing into an advanced improvising band that incorporates a shifting and diverse set of styles, heard here at Klangspuren Festival in 2019 with Hautzinger on trumpet, Christian Fennesz on guitar & laptop, Otomo Yoshihide on guitar & turntables, Luc Ex on bass, and Tony Buck on drums.
     Buy      $22.95      Listen          



Burroughs, Williams S. / Brion Gysin: Williams S. Burroughs & Brion Gysin [VINYL]
(Cold Spring Records)

Rare recordings of beat/cut-up writers and artists William S. Burroughs and Brion Gysin, comprised of the complete recording of Burroughs reading live in Liverpool in 1982, plus performances by Brion Gysin of a selection of his permutated poems, as well as home recordings made by the pair in Paris in 1970, taken from original tapes in The British Library collection.
     Buy      $29.95          

Comes & Simonis: Regering [CD + DOWNLOAD]

"Regering" signifies "Government", the title and track names derived from the works of B. Traven, in the first meeting between sound artist and composer Matrijn Comes and guitarist Lukas Simonis (AA Kismet, Coolhaven), in a dark album of subtle innuendo and detail, running the spectrum from nightmarish environments to hopeful glimmers; an impressive collaboration.
     Buy      $13.95      Listen          

Guthrie, Will / James Rushford: Real Real World [VINYL]
(Black Truffle)

The first collaborative work from France-based Australian drummer & percussionist Will Guthrie and Australian keyboardist James Rushford, improvising in the studio in Nantes and then adding layers in both Melbourne and Nantes as the duo developed five primarily reticent works of mysterious interaction, occasionally erupting only to subsume beguilingly again.
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Hecker / Okkyung Lee: Statistique Synthetique / Teum (the Silvery Slit) [VINYL]
(Portraits GRM)

A split LP between two GRM associates: Florian Hecker in a work of computer-generated sound with resynthesized situated texture recordings, drawing on the history of computer synthesis; and cellist Okkyung Lee in an overture of cello multiplications, fragmentations, and duplications creating incredible tension in interacting layers of sound.
Squidco Pick

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News From Babel: Letters Home [VINYL]
(ReR Vinyl)

Originally issued on vinly LP in 1986 and at last reissued on vinyl, this incredible band emerged post-Henry Cow, initiated by alumni Chris Cutler (drums) and Lindsay Cooper (reeds), plus bassist Bill Gilonis, Zeena Parkins on harp, and four outstanding vocalists taking on Chris Cutler's insightful texts: Phil Minton, Dagmar Krause, Sally Potter, and Robert Wyatt.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $24.95      Listen          



Baysse, Jeremy: In C
(Creative Sources)

Recording in live conditions and multitrack, French guitarist and multi-instrumentalist Jeremy Baysse performs a version of Terry Riley's classical minimalist composition "In C" using electric guitar, acoustic guitar, twelve string guitar, effects, banjo, bass, glockenspiel, maracas, cymbal, mandolin, synthesizer, percussion, and drum machine.
     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

Bokanowski, Michele: Rhapsodia / Battements Solaires [VINYL]
(Recollection GRM)

Two works from Paris-based electroacoustic composer Michèle Bokanowski (b. 1943 and who studied with Pierre Schaeffer) recorded by the artist in 2008 and 2018, "Rhapsodia" an hypnotic work of looping structures and rich strains of muted melody, while "Battements Solaires" is the edgy soundtrack to the award-winning film of the same name by her husband Patrick Bokanowski.
     Buy      $24.95      Listen          

Curran, Alvin: The Works [VINYL]
(Our Swimmer)

Alvin Curran's famous 1980 composition combines piano, voice, a Serge modular synthesizer, and tape recordings, particularly of his 14 year old dachshund Caspar "singing", recorded after meeting a female dog in heat earlier in the day, a peculiar love song based around a 5-note motive played on the piano, increasingly frenzied and affected by the Serge synth.
     Buy      $25.95      Listen          

Feldman, Barbara Monk : Verses
(Another Timbre)

Known for her chamber and piano works, Canadian composer and widow of Morton Feldman presents five beautiful chamber works performed by the trio of George Barton on percussion, Siwan Rhys on piano and Mira Benjamin on violin, introspective and contemplative pieces of rich color & reflection that reveal the gravity between sound and silence.
Squidco Pick

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Leith, Oliver: Me Hollywood
(Another Timbre)

Five chamber works written by composer UK Oliver Leith, the debut CD release from the creative music group Explore Ensemble including a piece they commissioned--Me Hollywood--, the compositions spanning four years of work and reflecting a sort of portrait of the composer as he experiments with unusual arrangements, sampling sounds, and new instruments.
     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

Marchetti, Lionel: La Grande Vallee / Micro-climat
(Recollection GRM)

A fascination for clouds may have influenced French electroacoustic composer Lionel Marchetti in the composition of his incredible "Micro-Climat", a journey through concrete and acousmatic sound with a sense of open environments, perfectly paired on this LP with the epic journey presented to the listeners in his expansive and impressionist work "La Grande Valée".
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Opening Performance Orchestra Plays Phill Niblock: Four Walls Full Of Sound
(Sub Rosa)

Opening Performance Orchestra, the Czech avant noise music group from perform an electronic interpretation of composer Phill Niblocks's work "Four Walls Full of Sound", recorded in the studio the day after a live performance at the 2017 Ostrava Days Festival of New and Experimental Music.
     Buy      $16.95      Listen          

Papenheim, Torsten: Hellerau
(Creative Sources)

A percussive "Natchtprogramm" and a tonal "Syntax" from composer Torsten Papenheim, recorded in the studio in Cologne and Berlin, the former performed with trombonist Matthias Much, double bassist Achim Tang and pianist Philip Zoubek; the latter with Johannest Trondle (violincello) & Axel Haller (electric bass), then with Elena Kakaliagou (french horn) & Evi Filippou (percussion).
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Smith, Linda Catlin / Apartment House: Ballad
(Another Timbre)

Two works from Canadian composer Linda Catlin Smith and performed by cellist Anton Lukoszevieze and pianist Kerry Yong: "Through the Low Hills" a piece for constrained variations like an object viewed from different angles as it is turned over; and "Ballad" a major work intended for performance that unfolds slowly, allowing for delicate melodic interaction.
Squidco Pick

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Weeks, James : Summer
(Another Timbre)

Five chamber works from UK composer James Week performed by Explore Ensemble, developing works extending the poetic idea of a piece as an imaginary or remembered space by exploring combinations of instruments such as the mixed instrumental duos, the use of slow-moving or static background harmonics, and intimate instrumental idioms based on long, breath-length sounds.
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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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Arcane Device:

Sergio Armaroli / Fritz Hauser:
(Leo Records)

Sergio Armaroli / Giancarlo Schiaffini / Harri Sjostrom:
Duos & Trios
(Leo Records)

Michael Attias / Simon Nabatov:
Brooklyn Mischiefs
(Leo Records)

Michael Bisio / Kirk Knuffke / Fred Lonberg-Holm:
The Art Spirit

Christer Bothen :
Ambrosia [3 CD BOX SET]
(thanatosis produktion)

John Brennan Wolf:
Nitty Gritty Ditties
(Leo Records)

Gerald Cleaver / Devin Gray:
27 Licks
(Rataplan Records)

Colonna / Miranda / Spera:
(Fundacja Sluchaj!)

Melaine Dalibert :
Night Blossoms

Giovanni Di Domenico :
Decay Music n. 4: Downtown Ethnic Music [VINYL]
(Die Schachtel)

Robert Dick / Nicola L. Hein:
Structures of Unreason

Disquiet (Kurzmann / Brandlmayr / Jernberg / Williamson):
(Trost Records)

Disquiet (Kurzmann / Brandlmayr / Jernberg / Williamson):
Disquiet [VINYL]
(Trost Records)

Tucker Dulin / Ben Owen:
Cat Guarding Geese

Iancu Dumitrescu / Ana-Maria Avram:
At the GRM Paris (performed by Stephen O'Malley)
(Ideologic Organ)

Julius Eastman:
Three Extended Pieces For Four Pianos [2 CDs]
(Sub Rosa)

Joakim Forsgren / Andreas Hiroui Larsson:
Vending Machine
(thanatosis produktion)

Frisque Concordance (Georg Graewe / John Butcher / Wilbert De Joode / Mark Sanders):
Distinct Machinery [2 CDs]
(Random Acoustics)

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)

Devin Gray / Dave Ballou / Ryan Ferreira :
(Rataplan Records)

Devin Gray / Ingrid Laubrock / Cory Smythe :
Cloudsounds Trio
(Rataplan Records)

Devin Gray / Jessica Pavone / Wendy Eisenberg:
Universal Dwellings
(Rataplan Records)

Devin Gray / Ralph Alessi / Angelica Sanchez:
Melt all the Guns
(Rataplan Records)

J/L Duo:
Ismalfa [VINYL]
(thanatosis produktion)

Jauniaux / Charles / Mariage :

Yan Jun / Zhu Wenbo:

Adrian Knight:
Fly By Night [2 CDs]
(thanatosis produktion)

Kontrabassduo Studer-Frey:
(Leo Records)

Sergey Kostyrko / Tim Olive:
(845 Audio)

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

Alexey Kruglov / Carolyn Hume / Paul May / Oleg Yudanov:
Last Train From Narvskaya
(Leo Records)

Martin Kuchen:
Det Forsvunnas Namn [VINYL]
(thanatosis produktion)

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)

Matthias Muller / Ricardo Tejero / Vasco Trilla:

Ochs-Robinson Duo:
A Civil Right

Two Crumbling Shapes [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

Philippakopoulos, Anastassis / Jerg Frey:
Wind And Light

Keith Rowe:

Brandon Seabrook / Simon Nabatov:
(Leo Records)

Jos Smolders:

Natsuki Tamura :
Koki Solo

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

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

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

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