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SQUIDCO Email Update + 20% Sale, November 16, 2018

     Squidco & The Squid's Ear
November 16, 2018

When it comes from a certain intention in an artist or in a person,
Has the power to open someone's heart or touch someone's heart.
It can be any kind of music that does that."
— Myra Melfod

Squid Bubbles  Creative Artists

• About Group (Mukai/Clervaux/Coxon/Thomas/Taylor)
• Francois Bayle
• Clinamen Trio
• Chris Corsano/Bill Orcutt
• The Dogmatics
• Tashi Dorji
• Georg Graewe/Damon Smith/Michael Vatcher
• Jean-Luc Guionnet /Dan Warburton/Eric La Casa
• Jeph Jerman/Steve Jansen
• Achim Kaufmann
• Eli Keszler
• Christina Kubisch
• Myra Melford's Snowy Egret (w/ Miles/Ellman/Takeishi/Sorey)
• William Parker
• Bernard Parmegiani
• Eliane Radigue
• John Tchicai
• David Ware S. Trio

      Essential Labels

Alga Marghen
Aum Fidelity
Centering Records
Creative Sources
Edition Rz
Firehouse 12
Moone Records

Shelter Press
That's Cool Records
Transversales Disques

Squid Bubble

Squidco 20% Sale

This weekend we're reducing the price on another set of more 175 albums from our categories of Jazz & Improvised Music, Compositional, and Rock-Based forms. Many of these items have never been reduced in price before, and are drawn from formats in our catalog including CDs, LPs and DVDs. Take a look through this great set of recordings, but hurry! This sale ends Sunday, November 18 at midnight.

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20% Discount ends Sunday, November 18, 2018 at 23:59 EST (GMT-4). Prices shown are discounted price. While quantities last, sold out items will disappear from the store. Customers must place orders using our shopping cart to receive discounted prices. Sale items are not eligible for Squidco Reward Points.


   Jazz & Improvisation

About Group (Mukai / Clervaux / Coxon / Thomas / Taylor): RAK [VINYL]

The 2nd About Group album replaces drummer Charles Hayward with Rupert Clervaux, alongside Susumu Mukai on bass, John Coxon on electric guitar, Pat Thomas on piano & synth, and Alexis Taylor on synth & electric piano, using Coxon's simple and insistent guitar themes as a foundation for four extended group compositions containing a surprising collision of sounds and influences.
     Buy      $24.95      Listen          

Clinamen Trio : Enclins
(Creative Sources)

The French trio of Louis-Michel Marion on double bass, Jacques Didonato on clarinet, and Philippe Berger on viola are heard in a live recording at Radio France, on June 12th, 2017, freely improvising in understated and rich layers of harmonics and tone, actively subdued interactions in an extended excursion of introspective chamber-oriented improvisation.
     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

Dogmatics, The: Chop Off The Tops [VINYL]

The second album from the duo of pianist Chris Abrahams (The Necks) and clarinetist Kai Fagaschinski (The Magic I.D., Interational Nothing) has the duo decelerating for an intimate examination of tone and harmonics through perfectly placed notes and subtly extreme technique, creating sublime sonic environments that hover and dissolve; beautiful.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $19.95      Listen          

Dorji, Tashi: But a night that ends, as all nights end, when the sun rises [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]
(Moone Records)

Guitarist Tashi Dorji's two part work is pieced together in a non-linear/non-hierarchical form where every segment balances fragile and intense playing, his improvisations reflecting eastern and western approaches, with fragmentary passage that resolve into tightly focused playing that imparts a wonderful sense of lyrical and emotional depth.
     Buy      $7.95      Listen          

Graewe, Georg / Damon Smith / Michael Vatcher: Unhesitating

Drawing on collective improvisation and compositions from Carla Bley and Annette Peacock, the trio of pianist Georg Graewe, double bassist Damon Smith and drummer Michael Vatcher recorded this album of ferocious playing through rapid-fire interaction balanced with lovely free ballads, a reflection of their tremendous skill and their insightful approach to improvisation.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $13.95      Listen          

Guionnet, Jean-Luc / Dan Warburton / Eric La Casa: Metro Pre saint-Gervais

A reissue of the 2002 Chloe label album, where Jean Luc Guionnet on alto saxophone, Dan Warburton on violin, and Eric La Casa on microphones use the ambiance of the Paris Pre Saint-Gervais metro station as the starting point for free improvisations, using their surrounding as inspiration while they record a most unusual album of urban sound and discourse.
     Buy      $13.95      Listen          

Kaufmann, Achim: Mnemon

With special attention to space and density, German pianist Achim Kauffman's solo piano album presents a set of 14 original compostions, from extremely active and technically astounding playing to inquisitive and beautifully contemplative work, a mature and fascinating reflection that includes 4 works inspired by the poetry of Gabriele D.R. Guenthler.
     Buy      $13.95      Listen          

Melford's, Myra Snowy Egret (w/ Miles / Ellman / Takeishi / Sorey): The Other Side Of Air
(Firehouse 12 Records)

Taking the reigns as composer, performer and bandleader, New York pianist Myra Melford's exceptional quintet Snowy Egret, with Ron Miles on cornet, Liberty Ellman on guitar, Stomu Takeishi on acoustic bass guitar, and Tyshawn Sorey on drums, present a brilliant album of creative jazz, with lyrical grooves and commanding soloing, a great and thoroughly modern album.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $13.95      Listen          

Melford's, Myra Snowy Egret (w/ Miles / Ellman / Takeishi / Sorey): The Other Side Of Air [VINYL 2 LPs + DOWNLOAD]
(Firehouse 12 Records)

Vinyl edition of the CD listed above.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $39.95      Listen          

Parker, William: Flower In a Stained-Glass Window & The Blinking of The Ear [2 CDs]
(Centering Records)

Two full-length albums--"Flower In a Stained-Glass Window" and "The Blinking of The Ear"--recorded in the summer of 2018 with two distinct groups, "Flower" dedicated to the inspiration of Martin Luther King features the vocals and narration of Leena Conquest; "Blinking" was recorded during Parker's 2018 residency at the Stone presenting his concept of universal tonality.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $19.95      Listen          

Tchicai, John: John Tchicai With Strings [VINYL]

Recorded during a rare visit to London in 2005 after the 2004 Coimbra Jazz Fest, the late Afro-Danish saxophonist, associated with Albert Ayler John Coltrane, Archie Shepp and Don Cherry, performs with orchestral strings alongside guitarist John Coxon, trumpeter/percussionist Ashley Wales, and drummer Mark Sanders; exotic, beautiful and unexpected.
     Buy      $24.95      Listen          

Ware, David S. Trio: The Balance (Vision Festival XV +)
(Aum Fidelity)

The fourth edition in Aum-Fidelity's DSW-ARC Series (David S Ware Archives), presenting an outstanding and incendiary David S. Ware concert, in trio with William Parker (bass) and Warren Smith (drums & percussion) caught live at the 2010 Vision Festeival, alongside 4 studio tracks recorded in Brooklyn in 2009 during the recording of the Onecept album.
     Buy      $14.95      Listen          



Jerman, Jeph / Steve Jansen: First Second [CASSETTE]
(That's Cool Records)

Two studio recordings of objects, tapes, devices and guitar from the duo of Steve Jansen and Jeph Jerman, starting with seemingly random elements of sound that transform into rich soundscapes with subtle activity and extraneous, unidentifiable sound, keeping the listener's curiosity and interest, as the two pieces slowly build in sonic richness and force.
     Buy      $5.95      Listen          

Jerman, Jeph / Steve Jansen: Second First [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]
(That's Cool Records)

Two live performances of objects, tapes, devices and guitar from the duo of Steve Jansen and Jeph Jerman: "Second" captured at a "homecore" performance during the 2016 Idea Festival in Houston, TX, and "First" recorded at the Blanton Museum of Art in Austin, TX during the same festival; consuming and stunning journeys in sound.
     Buy      $5.95      Listen          

Keszler, Eli: Stadium
(Shelter Press)

Rapid beats, quirky percussion, drifting bass and unusual tones, Eli Keszler's 9th solo album was inspired by his move from Brooklyn into Manhattan, as the creative drummer fuses environments of avant-jazz and electronica into 12 understated pieces, developing embraceable and warm soundscapes over which he reveals an astonishing stream of restless, rhythmic dexterity.
     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

Keszler, Eli: Stadium [VINYL 2 LPs]
(Shelter Press)

Vinyl edition of the CD listed above.
     Buy      $29.95      Listen          

Kubisch, Christina: Dreaming Of A Major Third
(Edition Rz)

Christina Kubisch developed software to react to the variations in sunlight reflected on solar panels installed at an historic mill complex in the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, the sun's interactions driving pitch-shifted and envelope-altered samples from the original bells of that museum's clock tower to create a beautiful and illusory long-form recording.
     Buy      $16.95      Listen          

Radigue, Eliane: Jouet Electronique / Elemental I [VINYL]
(Alga Marghen)

Composer Eliane Radigue's "Jouet Electronique" (1967) for feedback on magnetic tape and "Elemental I" (1968) for feedback of natural sounds on magnetic tape, recorded at Pierre Henry's Studio Apsome; "Jouet Electronique" applies studio modifications to feedback from microphones and speakers; "Elemental I" explores recordings of water, fire, air and earth.
     Buy      $26.95      Listen          



Corsano, Chris / Bill Orcutt: Brace Up! [VINYL]

The first studio release after a series of live albums, the duo of Chris Corsano (drums) and Bill Orcutt (guitar), are heard recording in Brussells for 12 fierce, technically excellent, and powerfully fervent instrumentals as the two change up direction and intensity in a wealth of creative impulses played with exuberant enthusiasm on a wild ride.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $19.95      Listen          



Bayle, Francois: Electrucs ! [VINYL]
(Transversales Disques)

18 never-released recordings by French electro-acoustic composer Francois Bayle including the title track, an "imaginary" soundtrack, and a piece for Bernard Parmegiani, released on the 60th anniversary of Groupe de Recherches Musicales (GRM), which joined with Institut National de l'Audiovisuel in 1975 to create INA-GRM, with Bayle at the head of the record label.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $29.95      Listen          

Parmegiani, Bernard: Memoire Magnetique, Vol.1 [VINYL]
(Transversales Disques)

Covering the period of 1966-1990 of French Acousmatic composer and electronic music pioneer Bernard Parmegiani, this 1st volume of "Memoire Magnetique" presents never-released commercial and secret music, 17 short but intensely creative compositions that reveal a wealth of compositional strategies composed for film and performance.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $32.95      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.


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(Creative Sources)

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Mary Halvorson / Joe Morris:
Traversing Orbits

Francois Houle / Alexander Hawkins / Harris Eisenstadt:
You Have Options

Kazuo Imai / Roger Turner:
Molecules [2 CDs]

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Cosmological Horizons
(Evil Clown)

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(Creative Sources)

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We Still Have Bodies
(Creative Sources)

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Shug Monkey
(Creative Sources)

Taku Sugimoto / Stefan Thut:
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Sabu Toyozumi / Rick Countryman / Simon Tan:
Preludes And Prepositions
(ChapChap Records)

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Mars Williams presents :
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