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SQUIDCO Email Update and Clean Feed 6 for 6 Sale, September 28, 2017

     Squidco & The Squid's Ear
September 28, 2017
"Abstractly speaking,
There are as many sounds as molecules in the human body.
Let them accomplish their work!"
—Joëlle Léandre

Squid Bubbles  Essential Labels

Corbett vs. Dempsey
Cortez Sound
Creative Sources
Evil Clown

Fou Records
Relative Pitch
Uchimizu Records

      Creative Artists
• Bang, Billy
• Ilia Belorukov/Kurt Liedwart/Abdul Moimeme/Ernesto Rodrigues
• John Butcher
• Rudiger Carl Inc.
• Crux Trio (Hanslip/Somervell/Gauden)
• Jean-Marc Foussat/Jamal Moss/Jean-Francois Pauvros
• Fred Frith/Hans Koch
• Satoko Fujii/Natsuki Tamura
• Satoko Fujii Quartet (w/Tamura/Ohta/Itani)
• Gato Libre (Fujii/Tamura/Kaneko)
• Humcrush (Storlokken/Stronen)
• IKB Ensemble
• Benoit Kilian /Jean-Luc Petit
• Ingrid Laubrock (w/P.Evans/Peck/Masaoka/Miya/Sorey/Taborn/Pluta)
• Leap of Faith Orchestra
• Asi Mina
• Seijiro Murayama /Jean-Luc Guionnet
• Musicworks
• David Myers Lee
• Hans Reichel
• Hans Reichel
• Rempis Percussion Quartet, The (w/ Haker Flaten/Daisy/Rosaly)
• Dave Rempis
• Wadada Smith Leo/Natsuki Tamura/Satoko Fujii/Ikue Mori
• Chris Speed Trio (w/ Chris Tordini/Dave King)
• Akio Suzuki/John Butcher
• Nate Wooley

Squid Bubble

Clean Feed 6 for 6 Sale

From now until Sunday, buy any 6 or more Clean Feed or Shhpuma albums (CDs & LPs) and take 6% off their total! That includes the 11 new titles that we just added to our Just In Stock category.

Sale ends Sunday, October 1, 2017 at 23:59 EST (GMT -5). Sale items are eligible for reward points.

   Jazz & Improvisation

Bang, Billy: Distinction Without a Difference
(Corbett vs. Dempsey)

The late American violinist Billy Bang's first album, originally issued on Hat Hut Records, is reissued with an additional track, plus 4 previously unissued solo tracks recorded in Tilberg, Netherland in 1978, demonstrating this great artist's broad range of innovative techniques, mixing free-form and melodic passages in extended and joyful improvisations.
     Buy      $14.95      Listen          

Belorukov, Ilia / Kurt Liedwart / Abdul Moimeme / Ernesto Rodrigues: Kletka
(Creative Sources)

Creative Sources regulars Ernesto Rodrigues on viola and Abdul Moimeme on electric guitar join the long-running duo of alto saxophonist Ilia Belorukov and electronics artist and Mikroton label-leader Kurt Liedwart to record these two lowercase electroacoustic improvisations, transmuting acoustic and electronic sound in both stark and subdued ways.
     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

Butcher, John : Nigemizu
(Uchimizu Records)

UK free improvising saxophonist John Butcher continues to push the boundaries in solo explorations of amazing technique and concept on his horn, using the natural resonance of his settings to enhance his wealth of ideas; here he's captured live at Shimanouchi Church, in Osaka, Japan and at Hall Egg Farm, in Fukaya, Japan in 2013 during a Japanese tour.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

Carl, Rudiger Inc.: King Alcohol (New Version) [2 CDs]
(Corbett vs. Dempsey)

The debut album of Rudiger Carl is an assertive studio session of brilliant free jazz from 1972, with Carl on tenor saxophone, Gunter Christmann on trombone, and Detlef Schonenberg on drums, presenting a great example of early European Free Improv, remastered from the original tapes and issued on CD for the first time, with a 2nd CD of previously unreleased bonus tracks.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $17.95      Listen          

Crux Trio (Hanslip / Somervell / Gauden): BELieVE

A wonderfully balanced example of melodic free improvisation from the UK trio of Mark Hanslip on tenor saxophone, Colin Somervell on bass, and Ed Gauden on drums, frequent collaborators with an interest in both lyrical and free/collective improvisation, with an approach that uses technique and conceptual approaches in accessible and embraceable ways.
     Buy      $13.95      Listen          

Frith, Fred / Hans Koch: You Are Here

Two commanding players from the UK & European improv scene who have consistently pushed the envelope in free improvisation--electric & prepared guitarist Fred Frith and saxophonist/bass clarinetist Hans Koch--present an album of assertive interactions, merging alien environments with amazing technical playing and inexplicable approaches to sound - superb!
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $18.95      Listen          

Fujii, Satoko / Natsuki Tamura: Kisaragi

On their 5th album together, pianist Satoko Fujii and trumpeter Natsuki Tamura push the limits on approach and technique with their instruments, creating otherworldly and captivating improvisations, both players deciding against using "normal instrumental sounds", instead using preparations and textural approaches to create truly unique music.
     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

Fujii, Satoko Quartet (w/ Natsuki Tamura / Keisuke Ohta / Takashi Itani): Live at Jazz Room Cortez
(Cortez Sound)

Presenting a different line-up from the 2001 debut of Japanese pianist Satoko Fujii's Quartet, remaining is trumpeter Natsuka Tamura, with Keisuke Ohta on violin and Takashi Itani on drums, performing evolving and rich collective improvisation with a strange edge, captured live at the Jazz Room Cortez in Mito, Japan in 2016 for two extended and bewitching sets.
     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

Gato Libre (Fujii / Tamura / Kaneko): Neko

Trumpeter Natsuki Tamura's Gato Libre in its 5th album brings a beautiful light-through-the-leaves melodic melancholy to their unhurried pace, now the trio of Tamura, Satoko Fujii on accordion, and Yasuko Kaneko on trombone, as the cats on the cover stop to find allure in the late day while bringing profound and introspective music to our ears.
     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

Humcrush (Storlokken / Stronen): Enter Humcrush [VINYL]

After a six year break, the Humcrush duo of Stale Storlokken on keys and Thomas Stronen on drums & electronics return with this studio album of rhythmic angularities and experimental sound worlds, drawing on their experiences with bands including Supersilent, Food, Elephant9, Time is a blind guide, Meadow and Motorpsycho.
     Buy      $23.95      Listen          

IKB Ensemble: Ornithorhynchus Anatinus
(Creative Sources)

Portugal's IKB Ensemble is an electracoustic improvising ensemble with a strong string and wind section, balanced with electric guitar, electronics, and percussion, each album focusing on an object--an art work, Dracaena Draco (Dragon Tree), Chelonoidis Nigra (Giant Tortoise)--and here taking on the Ornithorhynchus Anatinus, or platypus, in 3 fascinating movements.
     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

Kilian, Benoit / Jean-Luc Petit : La Nuit Circonflexe
(Fou Records)

A magnificent album of sound-oriented free improvisation from the French duo of Jean-Luc Petit on bass clarinet, alto saxophone and sopranino sax, and Benoit Kilian on the horizontal bass drum, a beast of an instrument that create massive tones over which Petit employs an incredible array of techniques and tones on his reeds, creating other-worldly sonic environments.
     Buy      $13.95      Listen          

Laubrock, Ingrid (w/ Peter Evans, Peter / Dan Peck / Miya Masaoka / Miya / Tyshawn Sorey / Craig Taborn / Sam Pluta): Serpentines

An all-star lineup and an exciting and unpredictable septet with a fascinating orchestration from saxophonist Ingrid Laubrock, also on glockenspiel, recording in the studio with a band presented at the 2015 Vision Festival in NY, with Peter Evans on trumpet, Miya Masaoka on koto, Craig Taborn on piano, Sam Pluta on electronics, Dan Peck on tuba, and Tyshawn Sorey on drums.
     Buy      $18.95      Listen          

Leap of Faith Orchestra: Possible Universes
(Evil Clown)

Started in 1995 as an interdisciplinary unit of improvisational artists led by Boston area reedist/multi-instrumentalist David Peck and cellist Glynis Lomon, exploring multi-phonics, glissando, microtones, graphic & descriptive scores, and extended techniques, expanding the ensemble with like-minded musicians, here in this 2017 recording of full 24-piece orchestra.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $9.95      Listen          

Murayama, Seijiro / Jean-Luc Guionnet: Mishima, Day & Night

The third album from Japanese percussionist Seijiro Murayama and French saxophonist Jean-Luc Guionnet, each presenting unique languages and approaches to their instruments, here in four recordings made in two locations, once during the day in Mishima City at Hongaku Temple and the other at Teke Bar in the same city and on the same evening.
     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

Reichel, Hans: Wichlinghauser Blues
(Corbett vs. Dempsey)

The debut LP by legendary German guitar improvisor and instrument inventor Hans Reichel, an incredible display of brilliant playing, both technically and by approach, playing on acoustic and unfiltered electric guitars, originally issued on FMP in 1973, here re-mastered from the original tapes and retaining the original design; highly recommended.
Squidco Pick

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Reichel, Hans: Bonobo
(Corbett vs. Dempsey)

Second LP in the catalog of German guitarist and instrument inventor Hans Reichel (1949-2011), a program of microtonal string investigations that is still beguiling and fresh four decades later, originally released on FMP in 1976, with a great album cover from Reichel demonstrating how he created his neck-to-neck guitar; absolutely impressive and essential.
Squidco Pick

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Rempis Percussion Quartet, The (w/ Haker Flaten / Daisy / Rosaly): Cochonnerie

13 years playing together and releasing this, their 8th album, the Chicago quartet of Dave Rempis on sax, Ingebrigt Haker-Flaten on electric bass, Frank Rosaly on drums, and Tim Daisy on drums, are captured live at Elastic Arts, in Chicago for three awe-inspiring collective improvisations of great energy, resolution, and focus.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $13.95      Listen          

Rempis, Dave : Lattice

Chicago saxophonist Dave Rempis approached the idea of his first solo album under the shadow of the greats before him, in 2017 choosing to journey across the country on a solo tour, performing 31 concerts of which these 6 recordings represent the best reflection of his unique solo vocabulary on the instrument and his enthusiasm for a wealth of musical styles.
     Buy      $13.95      Listen          

Smith, Wadada Leo / Natsuki Tamura / Satoko Fujii / Ikue Mori: Aspiration

Pianist/composer Satoko Fujii's "Aspiration" brings together four masterful improvisers and innovators--trumpeters Wadada Leo Smith and Natsuki Tamura, and Downtown NY laptop player Ikue Mori--for an album of exciting and exceptional free playing over compositions from Fujii, Tamura, and one collective composition, a brilliant pinnacle of creative music.
Squidco Pick

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Speed, Chris Trio (w/ Chris Tordini / Dave King): Platinum On Tap

An impressive jazz album from saxophonist Chris Speed, performing with his trio of Dave King on drums and Chris Tordini on bass, a chordless trio that emphasizes Speed's lyrical playing that is both melodic and yet driven by complex riffs, odd time signatures and runs that are fully developed in style and intention, creating a joyful and embraceable album of modern jazz.
     Buy      $18.95      Listen          

Suzuki, Akio / John Butcher: Immediate Landscapes

At the same event in Scotland that John Butcher recorded his excellent "Resonant Spaces" album, he also joined forces with sound artist Akio Suzuki on a variety of objects and sound devices to record the first 5 tracks of this unusual album of very free improv, the last track by the duo recording at the 2015 Ftarri Festival at SuperDeluxe in Tokyo.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $16.95      Listen          

Wooley, Nate: Battle Pieces 2
(Relative Pitch)

Commissioned by Anthony Braxton's Tri-Centric Foundation, trumpeter Nate Wooley developed a modular compositional structure of small melodic, rhythmic, harmonic, conceptual, textural, and timbral fragments, allowing Ingrid Laubrock (sax), Sylvie Courvoisier (piano), and Matt Moran (Vibes) exceptional freedom in improvisation, here in their 2nd recording live at Koeln's Loft.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $13.95      Listen          



Foussat, Jean-Marc / Jamal Moss / Jean-Francois Pauvros: plays Tristan Tzara : L'homme Approximatif
(Fou Records)

An album of spoken word and sound, Jean-Francois Pauvros reads from Tristan Tzara's "L'homme Approximatif" (The Approximate Man) over flutes from Chicago producer and flautist Jamal Moss, AKA Hieroglyphic Being, and Jean-Marc Foussat on synth and voice, a mysterious album of subtle insinuation with an intriguing underpinning of electroacoustic sound.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $19.95      Listen          

Myers, David Lee: Superpositions [CASSETTE with Download Code]

David Lee Myers, AKA Arcane Device, explores feedback in its most beautiful forms, over decades developing systems to capture the microscopic edges of errant signals and convert them into lovely long tones, using a series of matrix mixers to manipulate them in real time, creating works of fragile charm, impressive interstices of rhythm, and gorgeous melodic nodes.
Squidco Pick

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Mina, Asi: Bialo

Sound interpretations of Miron Bialoszewski's poetry, who's work focuses on the mundane aspects of the everyday life, usually from an autobiographical perspective and using an overtly colloquial language, interpreted by vocalist Mina Asi, aka Asia Bronisławska, speaking and singing over understated keyboard work.
     Buy      $14.95      Listen          


   Books & Magazines

Musicworks: #128 Summer/Fall 2017 [MAGAZINE + CD]

Summer 2017 issue of Canada's premiere new music magazine, with a CD featuring tracks from selected artists covered in the magazine; Bekah Simms; Senyawa; Pantayo, HanHan, and Luyos MC; Brodie West; Artificiel; Another Timbre's Canadian Composers Series; Vicky Chow; Festival de International Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville, 33rd Edition reviewed; &c. &c.
     Buy      $15.95      Listen          


Relative Pitch Weekly Sale!

From Wednesday, September 27 - Sunday, October 8, 2017 Squidco & Relative Pitch are offering the duo album from wind players Vinny Golia & Urs Leimgruber Empiricism in the West at the special price of $9.95, a $4.00 savings!

Golia, Vinny & Urs Leimgruber: Empiricism in the West (Relative Pitch)

Two amazing wind players - saxophonist, clarinetist and flautist Vinny Golia and saxophonist Urs Leimgruber - in a series of free improvising duos pushing their instruments into unusual and captivating territories.

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

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Enter Humcrush

Joker: O est-il donc ce rve (Ambiances Magnetiques)

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Quartetski: Quartetski Does Bartok  Mikrokosmos, Sz 107 (Ambiances Magnetiques)

Quartetski Does Bartok - Mikrokosmos, Sz 107
(Ambiances Magnetiques)

 In Stock and Ready to Ship

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.

• Ask to have us email you when Upcoming Releases are in stock.


176 (Chris Abrahams / Anthony Pateras):
Music In Eight Octaves

Tetuzi Akiyama / Jason Kahn / Toshimaru Nakamura:
Between Two

Lotte Anker / Fred Frith:
Edge Of The Light

Lali Barriere / Ferran Fages / Guilherme Rodrigues / Ernesto Rodrigues :
(Creative Sources)

Big Bold Back Bone (von Orelli / Lopes / Travassos):
In Search Of The Emerging Species [VINYL]

Jim Black Trio:
The Constant

Xavier Camarasa / Jean-Marc Foussat:
Dans les Courbes
(Fou Records)

Jonas Cambien / Adrian Myhr:
(Clean Feed)

Thanos Chrysakis / Kurt Liedwart / Nuno Torres / Ernesto Rodrigues :
(Creative Sources)

Avant-Garde Party Music
(Clean Feed)

Sylvie Courvoisier / Mark Feldman / Evan Parker / Ikue Mori:
Miller's Tale

Marilyn Crispell / Gerry Hemingway:
Table of Changes (Live)

Der Verboten (Loriot / Chessex / Piromalli / Wolfarth):
Der Verboten
(Clean Feed)

Diceros (Rodrigues / Hencleday / Rodrigues / Flak / Curado / Parrinha / Guerreiro / Godinho):
(Creative Sources)

Matthieu Donarier / Santiago Quintans:
Sun Dome
(Clean Feed)

Fabrice Favriou / Jean-Luc Petit / Julien Touery :
Fabrice Favriou Jean-Luc Petit Julien Touery
(Fou Records)

Fouick: Blick & Jean-Marc Foussat:
Mastic Boreal
(Fou Records)

Fred Frith / Barry Guy:
Backscatter Bright Blue

Fred Frith Trio:
Another Day in Fucking Paradise

Barry Guy / Marilyn Crispell / Paul Lytton:
Deep Memory

Mark Helias / Tom Rainey / Tony Malaby:
The Signal Maker

Dre Hocevar :
Surface Of Inscription
(Clean Feed)

Paulo Jorge Alexandre :
(Creative Sources)

Kita / Uebele / Rodrigues:
(Creative Sources)

Laubrock Ingrid Anti-House (w/ Halvorson, Davis, Hebert, Rainey, Noriega):
Roulette of the Cradle

Leap of Faith Orchestra:
(Evil Clown)

Leap of Faith Orchestra:
The Expanding Universe
(Evil Clown)

Marginal Consort:
08.09.13 [3 CDs]
(Ftarri / Meenna)

Metal Chaos Ensemble:
Intermetallic Compounds
(Evil Clown)

Nanimo (Area / Torres / Sarramian / Gris):
(Creative Sources)

Anthony Pateras / Erkki Veltheim:
The Slow Creep Of Convenience

Elan Pauer :
Yamaha / Speed
(Creative Sources)

Rodrigues / Petzold / Rodrigues:
Sacred Noise [2 CDs]
(Creative Sources)

Rodrigues / Rodrigues / Goodwin / Kriton B.:
Nuc Box Hums
(Creative Sources)

Ernesto Rodrigues / Andre Hencleeday / Guilherme Rodrigues / Carlos Santos:
Plane, Line Segments, Rays And Some Dissipations
(Creative Sources)

Ernesto Rodrigues / Fred Lonberg-Holm / Miguel Mira:
Incidental Projections
(Creative Sources)

Roligheten (Roligheten / Loseth / Strom / Nylander):
(Clean Feed)

Marco Scarassatti :
Casa Acustica (Fragments From An Improvisation Diary)
(Creative Sources)

Schlippenbach Trio (Schlippenbach / Evan Parker / Lovens):

Schlippenbach Trio (Schlippenbach / Evan Parker / Lovens):
Warsaw Concert

Elliott Sharp / Mary Halvorson / Marc Ribot:
ERR Guitar

Slow Is Possible (Pontiifice / Figueira / Fonseca / Clemente / Santos Dias / Sousa):
(Clean Feed)

String Theory (Ernesto Rodrigues / Miguel Mira / Guilherme Rodrigues / Miguel Almeida):
(Creative Sources)

(Creative Sources)

Suspensao ( Rodrigues / Rodrigues / Mira / Torres / Chagas / Chaprreiro / Santos / Morao):
Porto Covo
(Creative Sources)

Aki Takase / Alexander von Schlippenbach:
So Long, Eric! Homage to Eric Dolphy

Aki Takase / Paul Ayumi :
Hotel Zauberberg

Life Is A Simple Mess [BOOK + CD]

Turbuence Doom Choir:
Energy Cascades
(Evil Clown)

Urban Scales (Lebegue / Gargaud):
(Creative Sources)

Sylvain van Iniitu / Thomas Coquelet / Quentin Conrate:
Maneries Ramonandi Fournellos
(Creative Sources)

Variable Geometry Orchestra:
Maat Mons
(Creative Sources)

Various Artists:
I Never Meta Guitar Four
(Clean Feed)

Katharina Weber / Fred Frith / Fredy Studer:
It Rolls

Also, 2 new CDs and 5 LPs from NoBusiness Records have arrived and will be on the site by Friday at the latest!

 Squidco Workspace

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Squidco has been in business as a mail-order store since 2002. 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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