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SQUIDCO Email Update September 11, 2020

     Squidco & The Squid's Ear
September 11, 2020

"Music can imply the infinite
If enough things depart from the norm far enough."
—Morton Feldman

   Creative Artists

• Michel Banabila
• Michel Banabila/Radboud Mens/Marco Douma
• Cyanobacteria
• ArnoldDreyblatt
• Morton Feldman
• Alvin Lucier
• Phill Niblock
• Okuden Quartet
   (Mat Walerian/Matthew Shipp/William Parker/Hamid Drake)
• Opening Performance Orchestra
• Tony Oxley
• Paraskevopoulos, Villy/Uli Winter/Fredi Proll
• Zeena Parkins/Jeff Kolar
• Claire Rousay
• Shirley Smart/James Arben
• Masayuki Takayanagi New Direction Unit
• Triofolio (Chris Cundy/Paul K. Scott/Saul Scott)
• Marco Von Orelli
• Zeitkratzer/Mariam Wallentin

Squid Bubbles  Essential Labels

Black Truffle
Blank Forms
Creative Sources
ezz-thetics by Hat Hut Records Ltd

Second Editions
Sub Rosa
Toxo Records
Two Rooms Records


   Jazz & Improvisation

Cyanobacteria: From The Arabian Gulf [CASSETTE]
(Toxo Records)

Francesco Gregoretti of the bands Strongly Imploded, Grizzly Imploded and Oddly Imploded (Shhpuma) joins forces with double bassist Renato Grieco (Carl Ludwig Hubsch) to create an unusual set of improvisations on the lower end, using drums and double bass, and described as "a primordial and grotesque sound; a clumsy symbiont of feedback, strings and skins"; intriguing.
     Buy      $9.95      Listen          

Okuden Quartet (Mat Walerian / Matthew Shipp / William Parker / Hamid Drake): Every Dog Has Its Day But It Doesn't Matter Because Fat Cat Is Getting Fatter [2 CDs]

Reed player Mat Walerian's 4th album as a leader, in a quartet with Matthew Shipp on piano, William Parker on double bass & shakuhachi, and Hamid Drake on drums, the name "Okuden" meaning "inner teachings, as Walerian's compositions vary from a fully free introspective opener to joyful jazz idiom, a perfect set for this versatile and enlightened set of musicians.
Squidco Pick

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Oxley, Tony: February Papers

Reissuing percussionist and electronic innovator Tony Oxley's 1977 Incus album, collecting works from Oxley's evolving approaches, including a quartet with bassist Barry Guy and violinists David Bourne & Philipp Wachsmann; a trio with Barry Guy and Ian Brighton on electric guitar; and solo pieces including a piece for Evan Parker emulating his sound through electronics.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $14.95      Listen          

Paraskevopoulos, Villy / Uli Winter / Fredi Proll: Live at artacts `19 / St. Johann
(Creative Sources)

Austrian improvisers Ulit Winter (cello) and Fredi Pröll (drums) meet Greek-born pianist Villy Paraskevopoulos at Artacts '19, in St. Johann in Tirol, Austria in 2019 for these two superb extended free improvisations with a chamber/non-idiomatic approach, Paraskevopoulos performing inside and out of the piano, in technically impressive and well-balanced dialogs.
     Buy      $14.95      Listen          

Smart, Shirley / James Arben: Entanglement: 9 Improvised Dialogues

UK sax and wind player James Arben and cellist Shirley Smart explore the possibilities of chamber-oriented free improvisation through a series of dialogues of harmonic, rhythmic and timbral tension and resolution, created from bold experimental playing techniques and melodic discourse that draws on influences from jazz to Middle Eastern, folk and contemporary music.
     Buy      $14.95      Listen          

Takayanagi, Masayuki New Direction Unit: Axis/Another Revolvable Thing [2 CDs]
(Blank Forms)

Reissuing the 1975 album of Japanese guitarist Masayuki Takayanagi's New Direction Unit with Kenji Mori on reeds, Nobuyoshi Ino on bass & cello, and Hiroshi Yamazaki on percussion, in a 2-CD set of the band's open-minded free-flowing and conceptual improvisation series "Fragments", captured live at Yasuda Seimei Hall in Tokyo, Japan and presented in performance order.
     Buy      $20.95      Listen          

Triofolio (Chris Cundy / Paul K. Scott / Saul Scott): Ordinary Evidence

Performing a set of UK bass clarinetist Chris Cundy's compositions, along with one collective improvisation, TrioFolio is complemented with the father/son team of double bassist Paul K. Scott and drummer Saul Scott, exploring the borders between classic modern jazz and free forms of improvisation, all heard in the lower instrumental spectrum through rich lyrical jazz.
     Buy      $14.95      Listen          

Von Orelli, Marco: The Unasked Answer
(ezz-thetics by Hat Hut Records Ltd)

A remarkable album of solo trumpet improvisation of incredible and creative technique, performed on trumpet, cornet, piccolo trumpet and slide trumpet, from Swiss trumpeter Marco von Orelli, the album title referencing a work by Charles Ives for offstage string ensemble, woodwind quartet and, most significantly for this album, solo trumpet.
     Buy      $17.95      Listen          

Zeitkratzer / Mariam Wallentin: The Shape of Jazz to Come

The flexible zeitkratzer ensemble joins with Swedish singer Mariam Wallentin to focus on jazz music, in an unusual tribute to great jazz musicians from Sweet Emma Barrett to Muhal Richard Abrams, interpreting pieces like "Jelly Roll Blues" and "Strange Fruit", filtered through zeitkratzer's unusual lense and recorded live at Festival Sacrum Profanum in Krakow, Poland, 2018.
Squidco Pick

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Banabila, Michel / Radboud Mens / Marco Douma: Live 2015

Sound artist Radboud Mens and composer Michel Banabila collaborated with video artist Marco Douma in a series of live perofrmances in 2015, the audio of which is heard here in electronic beats of a triphop nature, detailed and compelling rhythms from their performances at Le Guess Who festival in Utrecht, Netherlands and at Steim Summer Party, at Bimhuis.
     Buy      $13.95      Listen          

Banabila, Michel: All Connected

Collaborations between electronic artist Michel Banabila, 14 tracks in total along with 16 musicians of experimental electronic, compositional, and electronica forms, inspired by the Disquiet Junto project and with artists including Machinefabriek, Radboud Mens, violinist Oene van Geel and Mayana Golovchenko, each track revealing different aspects of Banabila's broad interests.
Squidco Pick

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Niblock, Phill: G2,44+/X2 [CD + BOOK]

A gorgeous and rich drone composition from New York composer Phill Niblock, intended for maximum volume to bring out shifting and slowly interacting harmonics from a nonet of incredible guitarists — David First, Rafael Toral, Robert Poss, Susan Stenger, Alan Licht, Kevin Drumm, Lee Ranaldo, and Thurston Moore — with Jim O'Rourk engineering the album for optimal warmth.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $26.95      Listen          

Opening Performance Orchestra: Radio Music Extended (Based on John Cage's Radio Music)
(Sub Rosa)

Taking their lead from John Cage's 1956 Radio Music, the Opening Performance Orchestra in collaboration with the radio & a/v device archive at the Tesla Museum in Trest, present this 72-minute piece from a private live performance in July 2018, the 7 members of the Orchestra plus 2 guest operating 13 historical radio sets, dating from between 1935 and 1961.
     Buy      $15.45          

Parkins, Zeena / Jeff Kolar: Scale
(Two Rooms Records)

Commissioned by choreographer Jennifer Monson, the collaboration of Downtown NY electric harpist and sound artist Zeena Parkins and Chicago sound artist Jeff Kolar explore the intersection of acoustic phenonema against electronic, synthetic & radio sounds, inspired by the timing of natural phenomena like ocean currents and daylight emergence; fascinating.
     Buy      $13.95      Listen          

Parkins, Zeena / Jeff Kolar: Scale [VINYL]
(Two Rooms Records)

Vinyl edition of the CD listed above.
     Buy      $17.95      Listen          

Rousay, Claire: Both [VINYL]
(Second Editions)

Two location-based works of ambient sound from Texas sound artist Claire Rousay, the first recorded at the Central Library in San Antonio, Texas mixing a live microphone feed with sine tones pitched to the building's resonant frequencie; the second a composition using recording made in Ciudad de Mexico, constructing a fictional world from environmental sources.
     Buy      $25.95      Listen          



Dreyblatt, Arnold: Star Trap [VINYL]
(Black Truffle)

Previously unreleased 1990's recordings from Arnold Dreyblatt and his Orchestra of Excited Strings, including six pieces performed by three different iterations of the Orchestra; ensembles of modified percussion, string, and wind instruments; pieces using Dreyblatt's Dynamic Processing System; plus 2 pieces composed for the 10th anniversary of the Orchestra in Europe.
     Buy      $25.95      Listen          

Feldman, Morton: Triadic Memories [2 CDs]
(ezz-thetics by Hat Hut Records Ltd)

The second of four connected solo piano works by Morton Feldman, Triadic Memories is about that reality, the acoustic space created by the piano's strings and soundboard, as Feldman attempted to expand the temporal frame of his music, heard here in Judith Wegmann's 2019 recording, where that space is revealed by a magnificent Bosendorfer 280VC piano.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $19.95      Listen          

Lucier, Alvin: Works for the Ever Present Orchestra [VINYL 2 LPs]
(Black Truffle)

Pieces written for the Ever Present Orchestra, a 13-piece ensemble formed in 2016 exclusively to perform composer Alvin Lucier's works, with a core of 4 guitarists, 3 saxophones, 4 violins and piano, here presenting Lucier's continuing exploration of the behaviour of sound in physical space, blending electronic and acoustic sources with subtle tension and mystery.
     Buy      $29.95      Listen          

Lucier, Alvin: Works for the Ever Present Orchestra [2 CDs]
(Black Truffle)

Extended 2-CD edition of the double LP listed above.
     Buy      $19.95      Listen          

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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 Stay Current With Squidco

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.

• You can ask to have us email you when Upcoming Releases are in stock.


Przemyslaw Chmiel Quartet:
(Fundacja Sluchaj!)

Das Rad (Archer / Robinson / Dinsdale):
Adios Al Futuro

Chris Dingman :
The Peace Project [5-CD BOX]
(Inner Arts Initiative)

Chris Dingman (May Han Oh / Tim Kelper):
(Inner Arts Initiative)

Joel Futterman :
(Fundacja Sluchaj!)

Gadt / Osborne / Zakrocki / Olak:
Spontaneous Chamber Music Vol.3
(Fundacja Sluchaj!)

Gato Libre (Tamura / Fjuii / Kaneko):

Frode Gjerstad / Fred Lonberg Holm / Steve Swell / William Parker:
Tales From
(Fundacja Sluchaj!)

Milford Graves / Don Pullen:
The Complete Yale Concert, 1966
(Corbett vs. Dempsey)

Francesco Gregoretti :
Solid Layers, Deafening Shapes
(Toxo Records)

Kidd Jordan / Alvin Fielder / Joel Futterman Trio:
Live At The Tampere Jazz Happening 2000

Kaze (Fujii / Tamura / Pruvost / Orins) w/ Ikue Mori:
Sand Storm
(Libra/ Circum-Disc)

Konrad Strumpfel & The Set:
refrescoscopio [CASSETTE]
(Music a la Coque)

Lisbon String Trio / Luis Lopes:
(Creative Sources)

No Base Trio:
No Base Trio
(Setola Di Maiale)

Evan Parker / Agusti Fernandez:
(Fundacja Sluchaj!)

Ivo Perelman / Arcado String Trio:
Deep Resonance
(Fundacja Sluchaj!)

Plan Kruutntoone / Reinier van Houdt :
Pas Maar Op, Want Deze Tas Is Van Zorro (En Zorro Houdt Van Mij)

Plan Kruutntoone / Reinier van Houdt :
Pas Maar Op, Want Deze Tas Is Van Zorro (En Zorro Houdt Van Mij)[VINYL]

Rodrigues / Lonberg-Holm / Pinheiro:
(Creative Sources)

Schlippenbach Quartet:
Three Nails Left
(Corbett vs. Dempsey)

What Happens In A Year (SInton / Neufeld / Merega):
Ceremonie / Musique
(FiP recordings)

 Squidco Workspace

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Squidco has been in business as a mail-order store since 2003. 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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