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SQUIDCO Email Update March 2, 2018

     Squidco & The Squid's Ear
March 2, 2018

"The thing that is really important
Is to not take the music in a vacuum,
And look at it in its larger cultural context
—Taylor Ho Bynum

Squid Bubbles  Essential Labels

Creative Sources
Edition Wandelweiser Records
Firehouse 12 Records

Mikroton Recordings
New World Records

      Creative Artists
• Akiyama, Tetuzi/Magnus Granberg/Henrik Olsson
• Cyril Bondi
• Sarah Buechi
• Taylor Ho Bynum
• Dorner/Dyberg/Borel/Rodrigues/Honsinger/Rodrigues
• Silke Eberhard Trio
• Hybrid Ear (Schacher/Unternahrer/Arrizabalaga)
• International Nothing, The
• Mazen Kerbaj/Toshimaru Nakamura
• Peter Kuhn (w/ Cline/ Clucas/Sewelson/Walton)
• La Baracande
• Lehn Schmickler (Thomas Lehn/Marcus Schmickler)
• Kurt Liedwart
• Michael Lytle/Denman Maroney/Stephen Flinn
• Aaron Martin/Machinefabriek
• Lisa Mezzacappa
• Juliet Palmer
• Piersanti/Lin/Castrillon/Mengersen/Kurvers
• Rodrigues/Torres/Santos/Solberg
• Pablo Vazquez
• Veryan Weston

Squid Bubble

   Jazz & Improvisation

Akiyama, Tetuzi / Magnus Granberg / Henrik Olsson: Whose Words?
(Ftarri / Meenna)

A surprising joining of improvisers and composers from Japanese acoustic guitarist Tetuzi Akiyama playing with Swedish composers and performers, Magnus Granberg on clarinet and Henrik Olsson on percussion and electronics, the latter two part of the chamber ensemble Skogen, for five works of profound calm and center through slow harmonics weaving beautiful aural statements.
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Buechi, Sarah: Contradiction Of Happiness

An engaging set of modern jazz songs from Swiss singer Sarah Buechi in a septet of primarily string players + drums, expanding her more typical quartet, each composition imbuing a lyrical sense of drama and expressiveness around sophisticated and cosmopolitan themes, her seductive voice interacting with the band and giving her players space to improvise.
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Bynum, Taylor Ho : Enter the Plustet [CD]
(Firehouse 12 Records)

Cornetist Taylor Ho Bynum draws on a variety of techniques from improvised conduction to big band orchestration to deconstructed fanfares, with a large 15 member ensemble of impressive improvisers embodying a diversity of generations, backgrounds, ethnicities, and gender, presenting three large scale compositions that are ambitious and wonderfully accomplished.
Squidco Pick

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Dorner, Axel / Mia Dyberg / Pierre Borel / Ernesto Rodrigues / Tristan Honsinger / Guilherme Rodrigues: Laura
(Creative Sources)

An exciting meeting of multi-generational and multi-national, forward-thinking free improvisers performing live at Klub Demboh in Berlin in 2017, from the sextet of Axel Dorner (trumpet), Mia Dyberg (alto saxophone), Pierre Borel (alto saxophone), Ernesto Rodrigues (viola), Tristan Honsinger (cello) and Guilherme Rodrigues (cello).
Squidco Pick

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Eberhard, Silke Trio: Being Inn

Berlin saxophonist & bass clarinetist Silke Eberhard leads her trio with Jan Roder on bass and Kay Lubke on drums through a conceptual jazz album where tracks are connected by a fictional Inn, opening a literal door to the album and then introducing us to superb playing on Dolphy or Mahall-inspired free jazz, including a "Willisau Suite", "Towels", a "Wake-Up Call", &c.
Squidco Pick

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Hybrid Ear (Schacher / Unternahrer / Arrizabalaga): Nuda
(Creative Sources)

With discographies reaching back to the 80s, the trio of Beat Unternahrer on trombone and Furst-Pless-Horn, Jan Schacher on contrabass, objects and voice, and Pelayo Arrizabalaga, known for his reed work, on turntables and sine-generator, create 16 mostly improvised, succinct works that are influenced by free jazz, ea-improv, and sonic composition.
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International Nothing, The: In Doubt We Trust

The duo project of Berlin-based clarinetists Kai Fagaschinski and Michal Thieke, (Magic I.D., Christof Kurzmann, Splitter Ochester) in their 5th album of timbre-rich, harmonically fascinating and slowly evolving reed interactions, returning to their core duo after their previous quartet album, here presenting a large rich and beautifully weaving work.
Squidco Pick

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Kerbaj, Mazen / Toshimaru Nakamura: East of Where?

Turkish free improviser trumpeter Mazen Kerbaj, best known for the "A" Trio, meets Japanese no-input mixing board pioneer Toshimaru Nakamura for an insanely energetic duo of squelchy electroacoustic improvisations, both players staying on the electric side, and on the far side of lowercase ea-improv as the two ebb and flow a wild dialog of sound.
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Kuhn, Peter (w/ Cline/ Clucas / Sewelson / Walton): Dependent Origination

Multi-reedist Peter Kuhn returned to the San Diego scene in 2013, forming the Dependent Origination band with a core of drummer Alex Cline and saxophonist Dave Sewelson, referencing the Buddhist concept of interdependent co-arising; 4 years later this album adding Dan Clucas (cornet) & Scott Walton (bass) represents the current state of this excellent collective band.
Squidco Pick

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Lehn Schmickler (Thomas Lehn / Marcus Schmickler): Neue Bilder
(Mikroton Recordings)

A stunning album of electronic interaction between long-time collaborators Thomas Lehn on analog synthesizer and Marcus Schmickler on computer, created from two performances in Munster, Germany in 2016 and in Wels, Austria in 2013, resulting in a dynamic album that's both vicious and beautiful, relentless yet manageable, a masterpiece of impressive sonic power.
Squidco Pick

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Lytle, Michael / Denman Maroney / Stephen Flinn: Itinerant
(Creative Sources)

Four controlled improvisations from the New York City based trio of Michael Lytle on clarinet, Denman Maroney on piano, and Stephen Flinn on percussion, non-idiomatic collective improvisations that often have the feeling of electroacoustic improv through Flinn's use of percussion, Maroney's inside piano work, and Lytle's upper register playing.
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Mezzacappa, Lisa: Glorious Ravage
(New World Records)

San Francisco Bay Area composer, acoustic bassist, and bandleader, Lisa Mezzacappa used the 1872 writings of British world traveler Isabella Bird "I am doing what a woman can hardly ever do ..." as the basis for lyrics for her adventurous ten-part "panoramic song cycle for improvisers, with Fay Victor handling the vocals with a stellar ensemble of modern improvisers.
Squidco Pick

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Piersanti, Davide / Hui-Chun Lin / Sergio Castrillon / Ulf Mengersen / Klaus Kurvers: Discoveries
(Creative Sources)

Four strings, voice and trombone make up the multinational collective quintet of Davide Piersanti (trombone), Hui-Chun Lin (cello and voice), Sergio Andres Castrillon Arcila (cello), Ulf Mengersen (bass), and Klaus Kurvers (bass) who are captured live at "t-berlin" in 2016 for a set of inventive and active cooperative conversations named for Greek letters.
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Rodrigues, Ernesto / Nuno Torres / Carlos Santos / Stale Liavik Solberg : Soon
(Creative Sources)

Norwegian percussionist Stale Liavik Solberg (Gjerstad, VCDC, &c) joins frequent collaborators Ernesto Rodrigues (viola), Nuno Torres (saxophone), and Carlos Santos (electronics) for a studio album of often pointillistic interaction, Solberg punctuating the unusual voicing and techniques of acoustic and electronic interactions as they permute the word "soon".
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Vazquez, Pablo: Solo 1 (Seres Imaginarios)
(Creative Sources)

Buenos Aires double bassist Pablo Vazquez presents nine solo improvisations using an impressive and diverse set of approaches to the instrument, utilizing every inch of the bass to evoke the supernatural beings of Argentine popular culture, in an imaginative approach to sonic narrative that demonstrates powerful control and masterful technique.
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Weston, Veryan: The Make Project

A collaborative composition by Veryan Weston, Christine Duncan and Jean Martin, performed with Jesse & Joshua Zubot on violin and Andrew Downing on bass & cello, based on Weston's score "Tessellation IV (Make)", the composed material based on 52 quotations by women writers, each sung on a 5-note (pentatonic) scale, each scale changing by one note when the word "make" is sung.
Squidco Pick

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Liedwart, Kurt : Mare [CASSETTE]
(Mikroton Recordings)

Sound explorer Kurt Liedwart compiles a cassette release from works he composed during 2015 to 2017 using mostly sound sources from electronics and synthesizers and based on studio improvisations, presented as six compositions of noise, drones, polyrhythmic excursions, glitchy playing on modular synth, processed field recordings, &c &c.
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Martin, Aaron / Machinefabriek: Seeker

In 2012 choreographer Ivan Perez asked Rutger Zuydervelt (Machinefabriek) to work on a score for his dance piece, "Hide And Seek", and to create the piece in collaboration with cellist and multi-instrumentalist Aaron Martin, this album, a rich electroacoustic collaboration, presents the first sketches of what would eventually be one long continuous collage used in performance.
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La Baracande : La Baracande

The third album from the French/Belgium La Baracande, with vocalist/violinist Basile Bremaud leading a quartet of violin, guitar, lap steel, pedal board, bagpipes, hurdy-gurdy, and drone, singing long form ballads of epic tales of life and love that they describe as speaking with a voice to the living and our ghosts.
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Bondi, Cyril : Euhesma, 2017
(Edition Wandelweiser Records)

Swiss composer and percussionist Cyril Bondi, recording with d'incise, renders his piece "euhesma" (a genus within the bee family in Australia), a work performed on indian harmonium, melodica, harmonica, pitch pipes, and electric organ that slowly introduces and overlaps tones, varying the pitch, harmony, and amplitude to create rich aural environments.
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Palmer, Juliet: Rivers

Composer and vocalists Juliet Palmer leads an ensemble of vocalists through works that use layering of voices using lyrics from Emily Dickinson, Nicholas Power, Julie Salverson, Anna Cahtterton, and Christine Duncan, a fascinating mixture of haunting acappella interaction, solo voice, and one work with electronic backing and one over an ultrasound.
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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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 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.


Baker / Glover:
Love, Approximately
(Bad Architect Records)

Bear Brother (Skorpen / Skeidsvoll / Skeidsvoll / Bjorgo / Mellem):
Bear Brother
(Creative Sources)

Albert Beger / Shay Hazan:
Black Minah|
(Creative Sources)

Bistre (Muller / Rodrigues / Wong):
As We Read Along...
(Creative Sources)

Christer Botheen / Vilhelm Bromander:
(Creative Sources)

Anthony Braxton :
Sextet (Parker) 1993 [11-CD BOX SET]
(New Braxton House)

(Squidco Records)

Duo Bruo:
(Creative Sources)

Eave (Anna Webber/ Erik Hove / Vicky Mettler / Evan Tighe):
(Astral Spirits)

Fraqx (Frank Crijns / Jacq Palinckx):
(Creative Sources)

Golden Oriole:
Golden Oriole

William Hooker Trio (Feat. Ava Mendoza / Damon Smith):
Remembering [CASSETTE]
(Astral Spirits)

Eva-Maria Houben :
Voice With Piano
(Edition Wandelweiser Records)

Eva-Maria Houben :
Voice With Harp
(Edition Wandelweiser Records)

Eva-Maria Houben / Rebecca Lane / Sam Dunscombe:
Observing Objects
(Edition Wandelweiser Records)

Apteryx Mantelli
(Creative Sources)

Tony Irving / Massimo Magee:
(Astral Spirits)

Quin Kirchner:
The Other Side Of Time [VINYL 2 LPs + DOWNLOAD]
(Astral Spirits)

Muyassar Kurdi / Nicholas Jozwiak:
Intersections & Variations [CASSETTE]
(Astral Spirits)

Jose Lencastre / Jorge Nuno / Pedro Santo :
(Creative Sources)

Loubatiere / Warnecke:
Couleurs Chimeriques

Finn Loxbo / Erik Blennow Calalv :
Snow Country
(Creative Sources)

Luchese / Kaptra:
777+2 Per Aspera ad Astra
(Creative Sources)

Hermann Meier :
Works For Piano 1949 - 1987
(Edition Wandelweiser Records)

Yoko Miura / Jean-Marc Foussa:
When Lowlands Consume the Space
(Creative Sources)

Steve Noble / Adrian Northover / Daniel Thompson:
(Creative Sources)

Rodrigues / Dorner / Torres / Frangenheim:
(Creative Sources)

Udo Schindler / Korhan Erel :
leben | nebel
(Creative Sources)

Wasteland Jazz Unit:
Attuned To Ruin [CASSETTE]
(Banned Productions)

Michael Winter :
Approximating Omega
(Edition Wandelweiser Records)

Yoni Kretzmer's New Dilemma (Kretzmer / Loriot / Hoffamn / Sinton / Niggenkemper / Van Hemmen):
Months, Weeks and Days [2 CDs]
(OutNow Recordings)

Ame Zek :
First Bow
(Creative Sources)


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