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SQUIDCO Email Update, September 17, 2021

     Squidco & The Squid's Ear
September 17, 2021

"My aesthetic is one of complete faith in what happens
When you make decisions in the moment."
—John Butcher

   Creative Artists

• Bob Bellerue (feat. Brandon Lopez / Luke Stewart / Jessica Pavone)
• John Butcher/Dominic Lash/John Russell/Mark Sanders
• Ciao Ciao Cello
• Consorts
• The Flying Luttenbachers
• Forbes/Young/Walter
• Four Letter Words (Piet/Wark/Harris)
• Satoko Fujii
• GPS Trio (Chris Pitsiokos/Luke Stewart/Devin Gray)
• Dominic Lash Quartet (w/Carmona/Tejero/Ward)
• Yoon-Ji Lee
• David Lee Myers
• Itaru Oki Quartet
• Evan Parker Electroacoustic Quartet
• PEK Solo
• Rodrigues/Carvalho/Rodrigues/Valinho
• Christian Ronn/Bob Bellerue
• Elliot Sharp
• Mototeru Takagi Quartet

Squid Bubbles  Essential Labels

Anarchy Moon Recordings/Nishe
Creative Sources
Elevator Bath
Evil Clown

Rataplan Records
Uchimizu Records
ugEXPLODE / GOD Records
zOaR Records


   Jazz & Improvisation

Bellerue, Bob (feat. Brandon Lopez / Luke Stewart / Jessica Pavone): Radioactive Desire [2 CDs]
(Elevator Bath)

A fascinating work for free chamber music in feedback environments devised by sound artist Bob Bellerue and employing the talents of improvisers Brandon Lopez & Luke Stewart (double bass), Jessica Pavone (viola), Gabby Fluke-Mogul (violin) and Ed Bear (baritone sax), Bellerue performing on electronics, unattended instruments, feedback, suling gambuh, junk metal & cymbals.
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Butcher, John / Dominic Lash / John Russell / Mark Sanders: Discernment

An album of perceptive free improvisation recorded live at London's Cafe OTO from the quartet of John Butcher on tenor & soprano saxophones, Dominic Lash on double bass, John Russell on guitar and Mark Sanders on drums & percussion, three "discerning" and one "discerned" dialogs of discriminating sophistication that only four such masterful and experienced musicians can convey.
Squidco Pick

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Ciao Ciao Cello: Quiero Ver A Ese Monstruo
(zOaR Records)

The Berlin-based trio of guitarist Beat Keller performing on feedbacker electric guitar & acoustic guitar, innovative tuba improviser Jack Adler-McKean and Spanish vocalist & performance artist Lorena Izquierdo Aparicio take on their monsters in five unique and disturbing improvisations recorded in the studio, as they "dance on the fine line between terror and joy".
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Consorts: Distinctions

Composer Dominic Lash's Consort ensemble explores the possibilities of combining sustained-tone music, guided & free improvisation, and the relationship between acoustic and amplified sound, heard in this evolving, extended concert at Café Oto on Lash's 40th birthday, in a unique mix of acoustic & electronic instruments that even includes an amplified kitchen sink!
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Forbes / Young / Walter: Hard Living

Merging Tiger Hatchery's tenor saxophonist Michael Forbes and bassist Andrew Scott Young and newly arrived to NYC Flying Luttenbacher leader & drummer Weasel Walter, for classic hardcore free jazz of articulate and demanding improvisation; this a recently unearthed studio recording from 2010, captured two years after their first encounter in a quartet with Jeb Bishop.
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Four Letter Words (Piet / Wark / Harris): Pinch Point

The first fully improvised album from the Chicago trio of Jake Wark on tenor saxophone, Matt Piet on piano and Bill Harris on drums, recording at Experimental Sound Studios in 2018 for seven numbered and concise improvisations, running the gamut from rapidly active yet controlled interaction and investigatory conversations of confident expression and creative drive.
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GPS Trio (Chris Pitsiokos / Luke Stewart / Devin Gray): Blast Beat Blues
(Rataplan Records)

Hard-edged NYC free jazz in a limited EP CD release from the trio of alto saxophonist Chris Pitsiokos, bassist Luke Stewart and drummer & composer Devin Gray, who explains that the music reflects "the modern world we're all trying to live in, with that odd mix of the comfortable and uncomfortable", as heard in the edgy and dynamic power of his group.
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Lash, Dominic Quartet (w / Carmona / Tejero / Ward): Limulus

Honing their conversation in their third release as a band, British double bassist Dominic Lash's Quartet with Javier Carmona on drums & percussion, Ricardo Tejero on alto saxophone and Alex Ward on electric guitar are heard live at Cafe OTO in London, Lash providing all compositions and arrangements over six wide-ranging, edgy and innovative improvisations; outstanding!
Squidco Pick

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Oki, Itaru Quartet: Live At Jazz Spot Combo 1975

Late Japanese free jazz trumpeter and flute player Itaru Oki, one of the significant and early free jazz players in Japan in the 1970s, moving to France in the mid-70s to seek more opportunities to play, recorded this concert at Jazz Spot Combon as part of his farewell tour, performing with winds player Yoshiaki Fujikawa, bassist Keiki Midorikawa ad drummer Hozumi Tanaka.
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Parker, Evan Electroacoustic Quartet: Concert in Iwaki
(Uchimizu Records)

Requested to organize a Japanese tour focused on the electroacoustic aspects of Evan Parker's work, the saxophonist distilled his larger Electracoustic Ensemble to the quartet of himself, Paul Lytton on percussion & live electronics, Joel Ryan on computer and Lawrence Casserley on signal processing, heard here in the resonant space of the Iwaki City Art Museum in Fukushima.
Squidco Pick

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PEK Solo: Completeness for Flutes and Double Reeds
(Evil Clown)

Boston improviser and multi-instrumentalist David Peck (PEK) in a solo album using his Quartet of PEKs formats, improvising in the studio through four layers, presenting the final installment of a triptych of albums constrained to one or two woodwind instrument families - this one for flutes and double reeds, along with nadaswaram, shenai, goat horn, dizi, bass tromboon, &c &c.
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PEK Solo: Complex and Real Dimensions
(Evil Clown)

Before initiating the live improvisation that makes up Complex & Real Dimensions, reedist and multi-instrumentalist David Peck built a foundation track including electro-acoustic instruments created by Tim Kaiser, particularly the loop-capable "Large Spring Box", creating tone, timbre and interludes over which PEK passionately performs.
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Rodrigues / Carvalho / Rodrigues / Valinho: Eclipse
(Creative Sources)

Emulating a solar eclipse and a lunar eclipse in two evolving improvised chamber works that take the quartet of Guilherme Rodrigues on cello, Mariana Carvalho on piano, Joao Valinho on percussion and Ernesto Rodrigues (switching from viola to harp & deploying electronics) through mysterious soundwork that move from darkness to light in detailed and subtle ways.
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Takagi, Mototeru Quartet: Live At Little John, Yokohama 1999

Three reed & wind players and a drummer from Japanese saxophonist Mototeru Takagi's collective free improvising quartet with fellow saxophonist Susumu Kongo, Nao Takeuchi on tenor sax plus flute & bass clarinet, and drummer Shota Koyama, recorded live in 1999 at Little John in Yokohama, Japan for three well-paced conversations of weaving winds and rhythmic intervention.
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Fujii, Satoko: Piano Music

A stunning sound collage made from recorded fragments of Fujii's studio piano, captured inside and out using traditional piano sonorities and preparations that often microscopically detail the instrument, then edited into two electroacoustic compositions of startling and unexpected expansiveness and wonder; a unique and fascinating release in Fujii's large oeuvre.
Squidco Pick

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Myers, David Lee: Reduced to a Geometrical Point

Using feedback matrices, oscillator banks and multi-processing, NYC sound and feedback artist David Lee Myers, A.K.A. Arcane Device, references the quote from metaphysics scholar Frithjof Schuon--"You must detach your life from an awareness of the multiple and reduce it to a geometrical point before God"--which he manifests in four focused works of rich, slowly evolving sound.
Squidco Pick

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Ronn, Christian / Bob Bellerue : Intoku Inversions
(Anarchy Moon Recordings/Nishe)

Beautiful long-form drones and harmonic interactions develop and are then shaken up with sonic deformations and collisions, returning to beautiful environments and then reversed once again, from the duo of sonic explorers Bob Bellerue and Christian Ronn, recording in Copenhagen using organs, electronics, winds, and feedback to create these wonderfully alien domains.
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Sharp, Elliot : Binibon

A modern spoken opera by NY composer Elliott Sharp and librettist/narrator Jack Womack (Terraplane) with several narrators, reflecting the events surrounding a 1981 killing in New York's East Village, set in a darkly instrumental soundtrack developed by Sharp using guitars, saxophones, clarinets, synthesizers, bass, percussion, drums programming and samples.
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The Flying Luttenbachers: Negative Infinity [VINYL]
(ugEXPLODE / GOD Records)

Adhering to the tenets of "Dissonance, Speed, Aggression, Weirdness, and Singularity", Weasel Walter leads his Flying Luttenbachers in their 15th album of no wave, punk jazz & brutal prog, Weasel switching to guitar and yielding the drum chair to Sam Ospovat, as the band rips through ridiculously complex twists and turns, even taking on Albert Ayler's strange '66/'67 musical suites.
Squidco Pick

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Lee, Yoon-Ji : Padong
(zOaR Records)

Five compositions from Yoon-Ji Lee, whose work employs unconventional and nonlinear structures that focus on quick transformations of language, noise, texture, and tonal color, here with five works, one performed by JACK Quartet & Mivos Quaret, a work for solo Saenghwang, a solo piano work, a string quartet, and a mixed chamber ensemble.
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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 Stay Current With Squidco

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• 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.


Jennifer Allum / John Butcher / Ute Kanngiesser / Eddie Prevost:
Sounds of Assembly

Amalgamated (Bengsten / Newell / Klampe / Richards):

Nat Baldwin:
(TripTicks Tapes)

David Birchall / Adam Fairhall / Michael Perrett / Yoni Silver / Otto Willberg:
Aggregate Glows In The Cold
(Creative Sources)

Brainhack Musicbox (Bobrytsky / Lisovsky / Boldenko):
(Brainhack Musicbox)

Yves Charuest / Benedict Taylor:
Knotted Threads
(Inexhaustible Editions/Tour De Bras)

Bruno Duplant:
Deux Songes (Les Jours Sont Faits Pour Expliquer Les Nuits)

Fluke-Mogul / Liberatore / Mattrey / Mendoza :
Death In the Gilded Age [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD
(TripTicks Tapes)

Fraser / McCowen / Weinberg:
(TripTicks Tapes)

Gay - Wir Saunawirt

Violeta Garcia / Emilie Girard-Charest:
(Inexhaustible Editions/Tour De Bras)

Graham / Hobbs / Nakatani / Shen:
Scar's The Limit [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]
(TripTicks Tapes)

I/O: Carlos Santos / Ilrich Mitzlaff:
Studies on Colour Fields Modulation
(Creative Sources)

Izquierdo / Lewandowski / Kuldkepp / Mayer:
Favourite Galaxy
(Creative Sources)

Mara Kolibri / Fredi Proll:
Primus 17
(Creative Sources)

Laplanet / Nazary:
Tunnel To light [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]
(TripTicks Tapes)

Small Pauer [3'' CD]

Modelbau (Frans de Waard):

Chris Moore / Adam Shead:
The Flower Of Paradise

New Old Luten Trio:
Short Night [3'' CD]

Phicus (Fages / Reviriego / Trilla):
(TripTicks Tapes)

The Pitch:
(TripTicks Tapes)

Porphyr (Reuter / Krennerich):
(Creative Sources)

Alex Reviriego:
(TripTicks Tapes)

Somnoroase Pasarele:
0RT0 (I-IV)

You Sung Jin / Vincent Laju:
(Creative Sources)

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

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