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SQUIDCO Email Update April 27, 2018

     Squidco & The Squid's Ear
April 27, 2018

"I wanted sounds to be a metaphor,
that they could be as free as a human being might be free."
—Morton Feldman

Squid Bubbles  Essential Labels

Astral Spirits
Bisou Records
Black Truffle
Creative Sources
Modern Harmonic

Rat Records

      Creative Artists
• Oren Ambarchi
• Battus/Gauguet/La Casa
• Christer Botheen /Vilhelm Bromander
• Peter Brotzmann/Fred Lonberg-Holm
• Eugene Chadbourne/Steve Beresford/Alex Ward
• Buck Curran
• Robert Dick/Tiffany Chang
• Mike Faloon
• Fraqx (Frank Crijns/Jacq Palinckx)
• Kimmig/Rodrigues/Mira/Rodrigues/Rosso/Trilla
• Joelle Leandre
• Rempis/Piet/Daisy
• Rodrigues/Rodrigues/de Toni/Trilla
• Sun Ra
• Thollem/Duroche/Stjames Trio
• Verbruggen/Dumoulin/Haker Flaten/Wooley

Squid Bubble

   Jazz & Improvisation

Botheen, Christer / Vilhelm Bromander: Deep
(Creative Sources)

"Deep" is the word, as two Swedish improvisers--bass and contrabass clarinetist Christer Bothen, a member of Fire! Orchestra and Mats Gustafsson's Nu Ensemble, and double bassist Vilhelm Bromander, a peer of Axel Dorner, Sten Sandell, Raymond Strid, &c.--formed the duo "CBVB" to explore the possibilities of their big instruments, heard in this 6 movement, profound suite.
     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

Brotzmann, Peter / Fred Lonberg-Holm: Ouroboros [VINYL]
(Astral Spirits)

The follow-up to 2008's Brotzmann/Lonberg-Holm duo album on Atavistic, "The Brain of the Dog in Section", this limited LP was recorded in 2011 at The Loft in Koln, Germany, bringing multi-reed legend Peter Brotzmann together again with Chicago cellist and electronic artist Fred Lonberg-Holm for a thrilling album of diverse, dynamic, and superb improvisation.
Squidco Pick

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Chadbourne, Eugene / Steve Beresford / Alex Ward: Pleasures of the Horror [VINYL]
(Bisou Records)

Eugene Chadbourne has been obsessed with "horror" for years, so when Bisou asked him to make an album for children he suggested theming it on horror movies and monsters, taking keyboardist Steve Beresford and multi-reedist Alex Ward into a London studio to record these 9 tracks, with references to classic horror and to Chad's own Shockabilly project.
     Buy      $23.95      Listen          

Dick, Robert / Tiffany Chang: Raise The River

Pioneering West Coast flute improviser Robert Dick, whose command over the instrument is startlingly profound, is joined by young Bay Area drummer Tiffany Chang for nine studio recordings of brilliant interplay, from energetic interaction to introspective beauty, with unusual moments of extended flute technique, an astonishing and engaging album.
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Fraqx (Frank Crijns / Jacq Palinckx): Fraqx
(Creative Sources)

Fraqx, the Netherlands duo of guitarists Jacq Palinckx and Frank Crijns, both on electric guitar and "devices", debut their collaboration with this 7-part journey of rich deformations, from raw visceral energy to subdued experimentation, a diverse set of textures and powerful playing from two players with a long history of unusual improvisation.
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Kimmig, Harald / Ernesto Rodrigues / Miguel Mira / Guilherme Rodrigues / Alvaro Rosso / Vasco Trilla: Zweige
(Creative Sources)

The Creative Sources core string improvisers of violist Ernesto Rodrigues, cellist Guilherme Rodrigues, cellist Miguel Mira, and double bassist Alvaro Rosso, with frequent collaborator percussionist Vasco Trilla, are joined by German violinist Harald Kimmig (Trio Kimmig) for a dynamic album that fluctuates from acoustic lowercase to rapid pointillistic improv.
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Leandre, Joelle: Dire du Dire

An hour-long interview in the French language between French improvisers, bassist and vocalist Joelle Leandre and guiatist Noel Akchote, originally released in 2000, Leandre very engaged and at times quite animated and in good spirits, the CD partitioned into six equal sections for easy indexing.
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Rempis / Piet / Daisy: Throw Tomatoes
(Astral Spirits)

Bringing together two live shows from 2017 of the trio of Chicago luminaries, Dave Rempis on saxophones, Tim Daisy on drums, and Matt Piet on piano, in an exhilarating album of free jazz that shows the excitement of all three in what are only their 3rd and 4th live gigs together, each driving the other to enthusiastic heights amidst contemplative and playful moments.
Squidco Pick

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Rempis / Piet / Daisy: Throw Tomatoes [CASETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]
(Astral Spirits)

Cassette + Download edition of the CD listed above.
Squidco Pick

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Rodrigues / Rodrigues / de Toni / Trilla: Synchronous Rotation
(Creative Sources)

A live recording at O'Culto da Ajuda, Lisbon, during the 2017 CreativeFest #11 from the quartet of Ernesto Rodrigues on viola, Guilherme Rodrigues on cello, Gianna de Toni on double bass, and Vasco Trilla on percussion, a sinuous, curving extended improvisation of subtle shades, with certain rotations more forceful, but always gravitating to quietude.
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Sun Ra: Astro Black
(Modern Harmonic)

From 1973-75 the Impulse! label released a few Sun Ra albums, the first of which was "Astro Black" with a large Arkestra-like ensemble of well-known collaborators making up the band as they perform the title track, "Discipline, "Hidden Spheres" and "Cosmo-Fire", reissued as a 2018 Record Store Day releases in its first proper reissue.
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Sun Ra: The Cymbals / Symbols Sessions: New York City 1973 [2 CDs]
(Modern Harmonic)

In 1973 Sun Ra went into the studio for Impulse! to record "Cymbals" with the octet of Danny Davis, John Gilmore, Elmoe Omoe, Ronnie Boykins, Derek Morris, and Akh Tal Ebah; though 2 LP's worth of material were recorded, the album was never released until now, in a remastered edition bringing listeners this much-anticipated album of synth-heavy, Arkestra-oriented 'Ra.
     Buy      $25.95          

Thollem / Duroche / Stjames Trio: Live In Our Time

A free jazz album from a West Coast trio who know their history, and apply it with modern approaches and a joyful energy, as pianist Thollem McDonas, drummer Tim DuRoche and bassist Andre St. James run through three expansive improvisations penned by McDonas and ST. James with exuberant playing and fierce determination in a really great modern jazz record.
Squidco Pick

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Verbruggen / Dumoulin / Haker Flaten / Wooley: kaPSalon [VINYL + 3 PRINTS]
(Rat Records)

Recorded during the Jazz Middelheim Festival in 2014, the quartet of Belgium drummer and label-leader Teun Verbrougeh and pianist Jozef Dumoulin are joined with Norwegian bassist living in the US Ingebrigt Haker Flaten, and New York trumpeter Nate Wooley, to record this set of formidable free jazz, released in a vinyl LP with 3 12x12 prints, one for each piece.
Squidco Pick

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Ambarchi, Oren: Grapes From The Estate [VINYL 2 LPs]
(Black Truffle)

A much-needed reissue of Australian guitarist and sound artist Oren Ambarchi's 2004 album, an achievement and turning point for Ambarchi in the scope of his work, expanding his instrumental palette to incorporate more lyrical aspects into his sound, complementing his previous bass-heavy drone work, the album remastered for this essential gatefold release.
     Buy      $33.95      Listen          

Battus / Gauguet / La Casa: Chantier 4

Using the building site of the Paris Philharmonie as their source location and inspiration, the trio of Pascal Battus using found objects, Bertrand Gauget on saxophone, and Eric La Casa on microphones, improvise and record the background sounds, machines, and environmental influences, using those recordings to create these three fascinating compositions.
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Curran, Buck: Morning Haikus, Afternoon Ragas

American singer, songwriter, and guitarist, known for the psych-folk duo Arborea with Shanti Deschaine, in his second solo album of mostly instrumental acoustic guitar work, rich, reflective and confident work that fits in a John Fahey mode, with Adele Pappalardo providing vocals on one track, and Nicolo Melocchi playing Basuri Flute on another.
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   Books & Magazines

Faloon, Mike : The Other Night at Quinn's [BOOK]

Mike Faloon writes about "Quinn's", the upstate NY diner turned into a collaborative, cooperative live music venue and Japanese restaurant co-owned by Steve Ventura and curated by James Keepnews, written from a variety of perspectives, alongside essays, interviews and photographs, as Faloon searches for self and finds fascinating patrons, performers, and music.
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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.

 Recent Reviews on The Squid's Ear

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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.


Mats Gustafsson / Jason Adasiewicz:
(Corbett vs. Dempsey)

Beaver Harris / Don Pullen 360ş Experience:
A Well-Kept Secret
(Corbett vs. Dempsey)

Steve Lacy:
Stamps [2 CDs]
(Corbett vs. Dempsey)

Fred Lonberg-Holm / Amphibians Of the Everglades feat Gustave Matamoros:
Bow Hard At The Frog
(Corbett vs. Dempsey)

Ernesto Rodrigues / Guilherme Rodrigues/ Eduardo Chagas/ Andre Hencleeday/ Carlos Santos :
Spiric Sections
(Creative Sources)

Quentin Rollet / Jean-Marc Foussat / Christian Rollet:
Entree Des Puys De Grele
(Fou Records)

Ken Vandermark / Michael Snow:
(Corbett vs. Dempsey)


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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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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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