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SQUIDCO Email Update and Overstock 30% Sale, March 9, 2018

     Squidco & The Squid's Ear
March 9, 2018

"I don't see globalization as a risk.
I see it as an opportunity for cross-fertilization,
and the creation of hybrids."
—Scott Johnson

Squid Bubbles  Essential Labels

Astral Spirits
Creative Sources
Edition Wandelweiser Records

New Braxton House
Notice Recordings
OutNow Recordings

      Creative Artists
• Beger, Albert/Shay Hazan
• Anthony Braxton
• Eave (Anna Webber/ Erik Hove/Vicky Mettler/Evan Tighe)
• Fred Frith /Hardy Fox
• Nick Hoffman
• William Hooker Trio (Feat. Ava Mendoza/Damon Smith)
• Eva-Maria Houben
• Eva-Maria Houben/Rebecca Lane/Sam Dunscombe
• Tony Irving /Massimo Magee
• Scott Johnson
• Quin Kirchner
• Yoni Kretzmer's New Dilemma
  (Kretzmer/Loriot/Hoffamn/Sinton/Niggenkemper/Van Hemmen)
• Muyassar Kurdi/Nicholas Jozwiak
• Hermann Meier
• Yoko Miura/Jean-Marc Foussat
• Steve Noble/Adrian Northover/Daniel Thompson
• Udo Schindler/Korhan Erel
• Michael Winter
• John Zorn

Squid Bubble


Squidco Hat [NOW] Art $10 Sale

This weekend we're reducing the price by 30% OFF of an excellent list of more than 200 albums, drawn from all categories of our store — Improv, Experimental, Composed, Rock — on CDs, LPs, cassettes, 7" singles and even a 10" record. So take advantage of these very low prices, but hurry, because this sale ends on Sunday March 11, 2018!

Click here to see all Overstock Items

Sales end Monday, March 11, 2018 at 23:59 EST (GMT-4). Prices shown are discounted price. While quantities last. Customers must place orders using our shopping cart to receive discounted prices. Sale items are not eligible for Squidco Reward Points.

   Jazz & Improvisation

Beger, Albert / Shay Hazan: Black Mynah
(Creative Sources)

A beautiful album of darkly lyrical jazz duos from Israeli saxophonist and bass clarinetist Albert Beger and collaborator and member of the Albert Beger Quartet Shay Hazan, on double bass and guimbri, for seven pieces recorded in the studio: 6 improvised works and the composed piece "Cycles".
     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

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

Originally released on Hat Hut in '95, this 11-CD box blows open these 2 European concerts in Zurich and Koln, reworking the music of Charlie Parker and associated bop composers, with Braxton himself on reeds, plus saxophonist Ari Brown, trumpeter Paul Smoker, pianist Misha Mengelberg, and alternating between drummers Han Bennink and Pheeroan AkLaff; superb, essential!
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $149.95      Listen          

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

A mix of New York and Canadian players, "Eave" is the quartet of Anna Webber and Erik Hove on saxophones, Vicky Mettler on guitar and Evan Tighe on drums, a collective abstract improvising band that uses its instruments as much for effect as for conventional playing, with commanding skill in all approaches as they surprise, bemuse and mesmerize the listener.
     Buy      $7.95      Listen          

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

Downtown NY drummer William Hooker leads a trio with West Coast players, Damon Smith on double bass and Ava Mendoza on guitar, for a live album at New York University in 2017 that blends free jazz and avant rock forms to create something unique and powerful, yet filled with moments of intrinsic beauty and drama, a great amalgamation of free playing.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $7.95      Listen          

Irving, Tony / Massimo Magee: The Fog [CASSETTE]
(Astral Spirits)

London scene free players since the 90s, drummer Tony Irving and alto saxophonist Massimo Magee, both of the improvisation duo Ascension, meet in the studio to record seven distinctive and quirky dialogs of strong technical skill, Irving often thundering over Magee's strangling runs and melodic diversions and asides; powerful and unpredictable.
     Buy      $7.95      Listen          

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

Known as a superlative sideman, Chicago drummer/percussionist Quin Kirchner's debut as a leader brings together trombonist Nick Broste, bass clarinetist Jason Stein, saxophonist Nate Lepine, pianist Ben Boye and bassist Matt Ulery for an excellent album of spiritual free playing with compositions from Sun Ra, Andrew Hill, Charles Mingus, Paul Motian, Phil Cohran, &c.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $24.95      Listen          

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

The 2nd album for NY-based saxophonist Yoni Kretzmer's Chamber-Improv ensemble New Dilemma with Frantz Loriot (viola), Christopher Hoffman (cello), Josh Sinton (bass clarinet), Pascal Niggenkemper (double bass) and Flin Van Hemmen (drums), investigating "the intricacies differentiating and combining the written and the improvised continue with further depth and chance".
     Buy      $14.95      Listen          

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

Interdisciplinary vocalist Muyassar Kurdi and Chicago-born, NY-based cellist Nicholas Jozwiak use the ambient sounds of their recording spaces in Brooklyn to add a presence to their introspective dialogs that take an almost devout approach to their calmly measured performances, making an intimate and evocative album of unorthodox improvisation.
     Buy      $7.95      Listen          

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

Two approaches to keyboards from Japanese acoustic pianist Yoko Miura and keyboardist Jean-Marc Foussat (Fou Records) recording these extended and excursive improvisations in Paris in 2017, contrasting Foussat's alien and encompassing synthetic and electronic worlds with Miura's sophisticated playing inside and out of the piano.
     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

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

As part of "The Horse Improvised Music Club" concert series organized by London Improvised Music Scene members Adam Bohman, Sue Lynch and Hutch Demouilpied, the trio of drummer Steve Noble, saxophonist Adrian Northover and acoustic guitarist Daniel Thompson recorded these open-minded improvisations of strong communication and extended technique in 2017 at IKLECTIK in London, England.
     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

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

Live at the 66th SALON fur Klang+Kunst in Krailling, Munich, Germany finds festival leader Udo Schindler on cornet, bass, contrabass clarinet, soprano saxophone in a duo with Berlin-based Istanbul-born computer musician Korhan Erel, who designs his own unique instruments with unusual controllers, performing 9 singular dialogs of ethereal and unorthodox sound.
     Buy      $15.95      Listen          



Hoffman, Nick : Salamander [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD CODE]
(Notice Recordings)

The first full-length release from sound experimenter Nick Hoffman since 2014, this professional cassette release uses customized generative software (Side A) and recordings of electric fan motors and metallic objects (Side B) to create unusual sound worlds comprised of concrete and abstract sounds in fascinatingly obscure and captivating narratives.
     Buy      $5.95      Listen          

Zorn, John: The Urmuz Epigrams

With the collaboration of percussionist Ches Smith, John Zorn creates a magnificent and dreamlike series of parallel tracks, a "modern reconstruction" and a set of faux 78rpm albums purportedly from 1923, as an homage to pre-dada absurdist, Romanian writer Urmuz (Demetru Dem), using the studio and card-file composition to create a bizarre and astonishing set of 8 x 2 pieces.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $16.95      Listen          



Frith, Fred / Hardy Fox: A Day Hanging Dead Between Heaven And Earth

Fred Frith's solo career started on the West Coast Ralph Records label, home of The Residents; Frith met Residents front man Hardy Fox in passing in 1991, making recordings on a Pacific beach using Fox's Walkman, which they brought to a multi-track studio to record the basis for an ultimately unreleased album, now revived decades later as Fox rediscovered this fascinating material.
     Buy      $17.95      Listen          



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

Five works for harp and voice from composer Eva-Maria Houben and soprano Tatiana Kuzina, opening with a lovely "Aeolian Harp", and including two works from her "Voice and Piano" album recorded for harp--"Adagio" in 3 movements, and "Songs for the Island" in 5 movements--alongside "Hatid" and "Two Songs with Piano" in two movements.
     Buy      $12.95      Listen          

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

Composer Eva-Maria Houben in a collaborative work with bass flutist Rebecca Lane and bass clarinetist Samuel Dunscomb, the composer performing on piano and orgran, for two renderings of "Observing Objects", a patient work of long notes and tones interspersed with silence, lower registers in the winds balanced by the piano or organ's upper register.
     Buy      $12.95      Listen          

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

Three compositions for voice and piano from German composer Eva-Maria Houben, also performing on piano with soprano vocalist Irene Kurka--"Adagio" in three pieces; "Lyri"; and "Lieder Fur Die Insel (Songs for the Island)--with texts from poet Felix Timmermans (adagio) and Hilde Domin (lyrik); beautiful, stark, haunting music that presents at its own pace.
     Buy      $12.95      Listen          

Johnson, Scott: Mind Out of Matter

Five years in the making, composer Scott Johnson transcribed the speech of philosopher Daniel C. Dennett (Committee for Skeptical Inquiry) into this extended, 8-movement suite, using a rich, detailed set of musical landscapes blending musical genres that run in parity with the voice of Dennett, as Johnson emphasizes and highlight his insightful thinking.
     Buy      $13.95      Listen          

Meier, Hermann : Works For Piano 1949 - 1987 [2 CDs]
(Edition Wandelweiser Records)

German pianist Dominik Blum presents his second album for the Wandelweiser label, performing a selection of compositions from Swiss composer Hermann Meier (1906-2002), whose forward-looking work with reduced scores, modern use of time and space, and graphics scores in compositions pre-dating Messiaen, Stockhausen, Boulez, &c. that are only recently being rediscovered.
     Buy      $12.95      Listen          

Winter, Michael : Approximating Omega
(Edition Wandelweiser Records)

Composer Michael Winter uses the "maximally complex, incomputable number" known as Chaitin's Constant, plus text adapted from Gregory Chaitin's 1994 book "The Limits Of Mathematics", samples from 36 creative musicians, the voice of Muirgen Eleonore Gourgues, plus cello from Judith Hamann and piano from Winters, to create this curious and compelling narrative work.
     Buy      $12.95      Listen          

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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)

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

Christer Botheen / Vilhelm Bromander:
(Creative Sources)

(Squidco Records)

Loren Connors:
Pretty As Ever [VINYL]

Duo Bruo:
(Creative Sources)

Max Eastley / Steve Beresford / Paul Burwell / David Toop:
Whirled Music [VINYL]
(Black Truffle)

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

Golden Oriole:
Golden Oriole

Jean-Luc Guionnet / Daichi Yoshikawa:
Intervivos [VINYL]
(Empty Editions)

Apteryx Mantelli
(Creative Sources)

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)

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

Matthew Shipp:
Zer0 [2 CDs]

Matthew Shipp Quartet:
Sonic Fiction

Sun Ra & His Astro-Ihnfinity Arkestra:

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

Ame Zek:
First Bow
(Creative Sources)


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• International customers, any order with 3 or more items choosing "Free Economy Shipping" option will ship for free!

In stock items only, orders with out of stock items will be held until all items are in stock. Free shipping applies only to "Free Economy Shipping" option on the Shipping & Payment Screen at checkout time. US orders will ship via USPS Media Mail with tracking. 1st Class and other shipping rates are unaffected by this offer.

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